Friday Flashback: “The era of record-low rates is over.”

Heh, remember this piece from April of last year? Homebuyers scramble as mortgage rates jump The era of record-low mortgage rates is over. The average rate on a 30-year loan has jumped from about 5 percent to more than 5.3 percent in just the past week. As mortgages get more expensive, more would-be homeowners are […]

Most Popular Posts of 2010

Due to an overload of work and a shortage of good planning on my part, I’m forced to fall back on a cheap filler post for today. Here’s a supplement to Tim’s Top Ten of Twenty-Ten. It’s the ten most popular posts of 2010 as measured by individual page views: Goldman: Seattle Home Prices to […]

Tim’s Top Ten of Twenty-Ten

Here are my ten favorite posts of 2010, in no particular order: 11.5 Million More Foreclosures? Bring Them On! – 12/08, 126 comments Reader Question: Worried About Goldman’s -22% Forecast – 06/18 – 150 comments Friday Flashback: WA Realtors’ Hilarious 2007 "FACTS" – 11/12 – 33 comments The Housing Market "Sales Activity Pyramid" – 11/22 […]

Top 10 House Flops For Sale in King County

Since I took the time to take a complete snapshot of all the SFH on the market in King County yesterday, I thought we could have a little more fun with the data. Here are the top 10 flops in the county by percent decrease from the previous sale to the current asking price. I’m […]