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 […]

2009 Pending vs. Closed Sales Wrap-Up

Since this month’s NWMLS press release focused on pending sales again, and there has been some discussion in the comments about what the relationship between pending and closed sales looks like in recent months, I thought it would be interesting to look at a few charts of the two data sets in a few different […]

Quick Look: November 2009 in Bar Charts

Time for an installment of “quick look,” a series of posts in which I present a fresh set of charts for some recent data with minimal commentary. Today’s theme is King County SFH November stats in bar charts compared to each November since 2000. Note that the definition of “Active Listings” was revised in July […]

Poll: Guess the lowest 1-month total closed SFH sales in King Co. for winter ’09-’10

For reference, last winter’s lowest was 661 in February. Here’s a comparison of last winter to where we’ve been so far heading into winter this year: Please vote in this poll using the sidebar. This poll will be active and displayed on the sidebar through 12.12.2009.

Visualizing the Tax Credit Sales Boost

I’ve been trying to come up with the best way of visualizing just how effective the inefficient, expensive, and economically stupid $8,000 tax credit has been at boosting home sales in the Seattle area, and I think I’ve finally come up with something really good. To generate the chart below, I took all the single-family […]

Quick Look: October 2009 in Bar Charts

Here’s another installment of “quick look,” a series of posts in which I present a fresh set of charts for some recent data with minimal commentary. Today’s theme is King County SFH October stats in bar charts compared to each October since 2000. Note that the definition of “Active Listings” was revised in July 2008 […]