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.

A Closer Look at Sales Price Spreads

This may be getting a little too numbers-geeky for some of you, but I’ve had a few requests in the past for a histogram chart of sales prices. Unfortunately, since the NWMLS does not release the full breakdown of every individual sale, it has been difficult to obtain the necessary data to compile one on […]

King County SFH Q1 Snapshot: New Listings Pick Up

Looks like I haven’t posted this set of charts in nearly a year. With the first quarter behind us, I thought it might be instructive to give it a little context. Here’s a look at quarterly closed sales of King County single-family homes from 2000 through 2010 Q1: Q1 2010 easily trounced Q1 2009, but […]

Seattle-Area Foreclosures Spike Sharply in March

Time for our detailed look at foreclosure activity for March in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: March 2009 King: 1,347 NTS, up 23.7% YOY Snohomish: 472 NTS, up 25.5% YOY Pierce: 455 NTS, up 15.5% YOY Here’s your interactive Tableau dashboard updated with the latest foreclosure data: […]

Puget Sound Counties Interactive March Update

Let’s take a look at March 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 […]

NWMLS: Median Prices Fall MOM, Inch Up YOY

March market stats have been published by the NWMLS. Here’s a link to the NWMLS press release (not live quite yet), once again headlined with a totally meaningless statistic: Northwest MLS brokers report 51% jump in pending sales. Home sales around Washington state surged last month, with brokers reporting activity at levels “like we haven’t […]