Puget Sound Counties Interactive April Update

Let’s take a look at April 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 Remain Highly Elevated in April

Time to expand on our preview of foreclosure activity with a more detailed look at April’s stats in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: April 2009 King: 1,293 NTS, up 37.8% YOY Snohomish: 640 NTS, up 32.5% YOY Pierce: 737 NTS, up 13.0% YOY Here’s your interactive Tableau […]

NWMLS: Tax Credit Goes Out With a Fizzle

April market stats have been published by the NWMLS. Here’s a link to the NWMLS press release (not live quite yet): Brokers cite tax credit and rising consumer confidence with stabilizing housing activity around Washington state. “While the tax credit has gone away, the buyers haven’t,” observed OB Jacobi, a board member of the Northwest […]

April Stats Preview: Slowly Climbing Sales Edition

With April 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 […]

Case-Shiller Tiers: Low Tier Dropping Like a Rock

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 Home Prices Pass 25% Off Peak

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to February data, Down 1.1% January to February. Down 5.6% YOY. Down 25.3% from the July 2007 peak Last year prices fell 1.5% from January to February and year-over-year prices were down 15.4%. Hilariously, Bloomberg continues to run a headline […]

Prices on the Market vs. Prices That Sell

In response to yesterday’s post with the breakdown of what’s selling around King County so far this year, someone asked if we could see some similar data for what’s currently on the market. Great idea.

Here’s an update to the interactive histogram, with everything over $1 million in the same bin. The default display is what is currently on the market. Click the drop-down below the chart to view January, February, or March sales.