NWMLS: Prices Flat, Sales Slowly Climbing Up From Lows

February market stats have been published by the NWMLS. Here’s the NWMLS press release: Northwest MLS brokers say housing market in Washington State indicates recovery. “We are entering what is traditionally our busiest home selling season,” said NWMLS director OB Jacobi, general manager of Windermere Real Estate Company. “With the first job increase since 2008 […]

February Stats Preview: Wacky Warranty Deeds Edition

With February in the rear-view mirror, let’s have a look at our monthly stats preview. Most of the charts below are based on broad county-wide data that is available through a simple search of King County Records. If you have additional stats you’d like to see in the “preview,” drop a line in the comments […]

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: […]