Unemployment Rising Four Times Faster than Previous Recessions, Foreclosures Rising Three Times Faster

By request, here is a chart showing Notices of Trustee Sale and Unemployment. Note that the scale for each data set is different to allow their rates of change to be more easily compared. The chart above shows the monthly percentage of households receiving a Notice of Trustee Sale (on the left axis) and the […]

Foreclosures Still Rising Rapidly Around Puget Sound

Time for our February update on Foreclosure activity in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: February 2009 King: 838 NTS, up 99% YOY Snohomish: 414 NTS, up 100% YOY Pierce: 663 NTS, up 59% YOY Here’s a simple look at how February’s foreclosures compare to the same month […]

Puget Sound Foreclosures Set New Records in January

Here’s your January update on Foreclosure activity in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: January 2008 King: 915 NTS, up 113% YOY Snohomish: 463 NTS, up 95% YOY Pierce: 681 NTS, up 69% YOY First let’s look at the percentage of households that received a Notice of Trustee […]

Puget Sound Foreclosures Continued Upward Trend in December

Here’s your December update on Foreclosure activity in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: December 2008 King: 660 NTS, up 105% YOY Snohomish: 296 NTS, up 67% YOY Pierce: 578 NTS, up 79% YOY The graphs below are derived from monthly Notice of Trustee Sale counts gathered at […]

Foreclosure Increases Slowed in November

Here’s your November update on Foreclosure activity in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: November 2008 King: 540 NTS, up 57% YOY Snohomish: 220 NTS, up 28% YOY Pierce: 465 NTS, up 28% YOY The graphs below are derived from monthly Notice of Trustee Sale counts gathered at […]

Foreclosures Continued to Increase in October

Here’s your October update on Foreclosure activity in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: October 2008 King: 643 NTS, up 82% YOY Snohomish: 331 NTS, up 128% YOY Pierce: 603 NTS, up 84% YOY The graphs below are derived from monthly Notice of Trustee Sale counts gathered at […]

Foreclosure Breakdown: King / Snohomish / Pierce

In order to bring an even more complete picture of the Seattle-area foreclosure situation, I spent some time with Snohomish and Pierce County records, and pulled data on the number of Notices of Trustee Sale going back to 2000 for each county. Here are charts of King, Pierce, and Snohomish County foreclosures from January 2000 […]