More on Case-Shiller: Seattle Tiers

A while back, Case-Shiller began releasing more detailed information for each of the twenty markets they track. Specifically, the index can now be viewed broken into three tiers: low-priced, middle-priced, and high-priced. Some readers have expressed interest in this information, so let’s take a closer look at Case-Shiller’s Seattle data. First up is a straight […]

Case-Shiller: Seattle’s Trend-Bucking Days are Over

Home prices in Seattle edged down again to within an inch of zero year-over-year change, according to the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Down 1.21% November to December. Up 0.49% YOY. For those of you keeping score at home, that makes five month-to-month declines in a row. Seattle has now declined a […]

Those Darn Fundamentals

This is a little redundant, but that’s why I’m posting it on a Saturday. It’s just a slightly different take on the economic fundamentals that allegedly drive the local housing market. Much of this data comes from the recently-released 2007 King County Annual Growth Report. You can get all these charts and the data behind […]

What happens to listings?

As a follow-on to Tim’s post yesterday about the practice of relisting properties, here is a look at what has been happening to inventory over the past few years, and how the trends have changed over time. The questions “what is happening with all of those listings” and “how many sellers just give up?” have […]

King County Home Prices: 1946-2007

A while back (September 2006, to be more precise) the Seattle Times published a 22-year “analysis” of King County home prices, which essentially came to the conclusion that Seattle would be immune to the home price drops that were beginning to occur elsewhere around the country. Their graph of local home prices going back to […]

2007 Neighborhood Months of Supply Breakdown

Let’s do some more number-crunching and neighborhood analysis. Here’s a detailed look at single-family house “months of supply” (MOS) over the last year, broken down by neighborhood. “Months of supply” is just a way of looking at the relationship between the number of homes on the market and the number of sales taking place. To […]

WCRER: Price Declines Get Rolling

The Washington Center for Real Estate Research has released their data for the fourth quarter of 2007, and it finally has some good news for home buyers. According to the WCRER calculations, home prices in Q4 dropped 7% from the previous quarter ($472,000 to $439,000), which naturally edged the affordability index up slightly to a […]