Redfin: Real Estate Limbo Drags On…

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last Wednesday Redfin released their May market data. Here’s an excerpt from the narrative (which I also wrote): For the most part selection around Seattle continued the unseasonal shrinkage we’ve been pointing out all year. However, there may yet be some hope on the horizon as we […]

Real Seattle Home Prices Rewound to March 2000

Wow, has it really been three months since I posted the national Case-Shiller losses map? I guess so! Sounds like it’s time for a refresh. In the map below I’ve put the Case-Shiller home price index data from all twenty cities on a map. The size of each circle represents how far back prices have […]

Redfin: Sales, Inventory, and Prices All Still Falling

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last Wednesday Redfin released their April market data. Here’s an excerpt from the narrative (which I also wrote): “Buyers are excited to start looking for homes,” says Corey St John, a Redfin Capitol Hill Agent, “…until they see what’s available.” By this time of year, the selection […]

Redfin: Sales, Prices, & Inventory All Slipping into Spring

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last Friday Redfin released their March market data. Here’s an excerpt from the narrative (which I also wrote): Spring has officially sprung. Spring–when flowers bloom, birds chirp, the sun makes an occasional appearance through brief windows in Seattle’s perpetually grey winter sky, and the real estate market […]

Redfin: Real Estate Bizarro World in Seattle in February

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last Thursday Redfin released their February market data. Here’s an excerpt from the narrative (which I also wrote): Welcome to Real Estate Bizarro World, where falling supply means falling prices and scarce demand still leads to multiple offer situations. 2011 continues to shape up as an unusual […]

Friday Flashback: Case-Shiller Home Price Losses Mapped

I thought it would be interesting to post one more viz on the latest Case-Shiller numbers. This time I’ve put the data from all twenty cities on a map. The size of each circle represents how far back prices have rewound (larger = further back), and the circles are color-coded by how much prices have […]

Redfin Maps All the Bank Owned (REO) Shadow Inventory

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. After Google’s recent announcement that they were pulling their real estate map features, I was somewhat disappointed that we had lost a mapped view of unlisted foreclosures. Fortunately, Redfin just today released a sweet new feature that I’ve been helping plan: Full map and details on all […]