Buyers Getting More House for Their Money Even as Median Prices Rise

In our conversation last week about median prices, David Losh brought up an interesting question: It would be interesting to see what the median price buys you this year compared to last year, or the year before. With some neighborhoods around Seattle showing year-over-year gains in their median prices, it would be informative to see […]

Median Prices Still Crashing in Some Neighborhoods

As we were digging through the February data from the NWMLS, some of us noticed something interesting. While the county-wide median price was basically flat year-over-year, there is a pretty strong divergence from region to region around the county. Here’s what the YOY median price breakdown looks like at the region level: SW King: -12.8% […]

January Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply by Neighborhood

Let’s check in on our January monthly neighborhood update to the neighborhood breakdown of Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply (SAAS). For an explanation of what seasonally-adjusted active supply is, please refer to this post. Also, you may view a map of the areas discussed in this post. As usual, courtesy Tableau Software (available free to use online), […]

December Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply by Neighborhood

Let’s check in on our December monthly neighborhood update to the neighborhood breakdown of Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply (SAAS). For an explanation of what seasonally-adjusted active supply is, please refer to this post. Also, you may view a map of the areas discussed in this post. As usual, courtesy Tableau Software (available free to use online […]

October Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply by Neighborhood

Let’s check in on our October monthly neighborhood update to Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply (SAAS). For an explanation of what seasonally-adjusted active supply is, please refer to this post. Also, you may view a map of the areas discussed in this post. As usual, the sweet interactive data visualizations (new and improved!) in today’s post come […]

September Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply by Neighborhood

Let’s check in again on our regular monthly neighborhood update to Seasonally-Adjusted Active Supply (SAAS). For an explanation of what seasonally-adjusted active supply is, please refer to this post. Also, you may view a map of the areas discussed in this post. As usual, the sweet interactive data visualizations (new and improved!) in today’s post […]

Rent vs. Buy Comparisons: Have the excesses been removed?

Let’s try another rent vs. buy exercise to see if “all the excesses have already been removed” as some have claimed. Rather than delve into depth on a specific randomly-selected Seattle-area neighborhood, let’s instead look at what a specific type of house might cost you in multiple Seattle-area neighborhoods to rent vs. how much it […]