Case-Shiller Tiers: Low Tier Still Flatlining

Let’s check out the three price tiers for the Seattle area, as measured by Case-Shiller. Remember, Case-Shiller’s “Seattle” data is based on single-family home repeat sales in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Note that the tiers are determined by sale volume. In other words, 1/3 of all sales fall into each tier. For more details […]

Case-Shiller: Seattle Prices Headed South for Winter

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to December data, Down 0.7% November to December. Up 0.2% November to December (seasonally adjusted). Down 7.9% YOY. Down 23.3% from the July 2007 peak Last year prices fell 3.6% from November to December (not seasonally adjusted) and year-over-year prices […]

Comparing January Sales Rates Across Western WA

Let’s take a slightly geographically broader look at home sales than we usually restrict ourselves to. In the Tableau viz below, you’re looking at all the NWMLS data on the number of closed single-family sales in Western Washington for every January since 2000. The “heat” number is simply the number of closed SFH sales divided […]

Puget Sound Counties Interactive January Update

Let’s take a look at January NWMLS statistics from around the sound. As usual, courtesy Tableau Software (available free to use online), the Around the Sound update is rocking sweet interactive data visualizations. Feel free to download the old charts in Excel 2007 and Excel 2003 format. To get specific info about a certain point […]

Foreclosures Still Slowly Climbing Around Seattle

Time for our detailed look at foreclosure activity for January in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: January 2009 King: 842 NTS, down 8.0% YOY Snohomish: 450 NTS, down 2.8% YOY Pierce: 550 NTS, down 19.2% YOY Here’s your interactive Tableau dashboard updated with the latest foreclosure data: […]

Comparing Four Measures of Seattle Home Prices

Since we frequently pull our home price data from a variety of sources, once in a while I like to bring them all together for a comparison. Here’s a look at the NWMLS King County SFH median, Radar Logic‘s price per square foot, the FHFA purchase-only index, and Case Shiller‘s home price index. Each measure […]

NWMLS: Closed Sales Drop Back Below 1,000 in Jan.

January market stats have been published by the NWMLS. Here’s the NWMLS press release: Northwest MLS members report 28 percent increase in pending sales from year ago. Still focusing on the useless pending sales number. Tsk. Here’s your King County SFH summary, with the arrows to show whether the year-over-year direction of each indicator is […]