Forbes: Seattle is #1

Good news everyone! Seattle is at the top of another one of Forbes’ famous lists! Hardest And Easiest Places To Sell A Home As the dismal U.S. housing market slides further downhill—home prices in July posted a 16.3% annual drop—some sellers are unloading their homes to bargain-hunters. But in cities like Seattle, Jacksonville, Fla., and […]

Puget Sound Counties August NWMLS Update

Let’s check in on the NWMLS statistics from around the sound. Here’s where the YOY stats stand for each of the six counties as of August 2008: King – Price: -11.2% | Listings: +16.0% | Sales: -16.1% | MOS: 6.8 Snohomish – Price: -9.4% | Listings: +2.3% | Sales: -19.4% | MOS: 8.1 Pierce – […]

Are More Pending Sales Falling Through?

I mentioned this in the comments on a recent post, but I think it’s interesting enough to merit its own post. Since we regularly track pending sales as our measure of monthly sales volume in the monthly charts, I was curious to know whether the credit crunch has caused closed sales volume to diverge from […]

Puget Sound Counties July NWMLS Update

Let’s check in on the NWMLS statistics from around the sound. Here’s where the YOY stats stand for each of the six counties as of July 2008: King – Price: -7.5% | Listings: +22.9% | Sales: -24.4% | MOS: 6.6 Snohomish – Price: -5.5% | Listings: +10.5% | Sales: -32.8% | MOS: 8.4 Pierce – […]

Thousands of Sellers Gave Up in June

Those of you that have been following King County inventory may have noticed something a little odd about June’s official end-of-month inventory count from the NWMLS. While the number of listings appearing on local home search sites seemed to indicate that June’s inventory would be a few hundred higher than May, the NWMLS statistics for […]

Puget Sound Counties June NWMLS Update

Let’s check in on the NWMLS statistics from around the sound. Here’s where the YOY stats stand for each of the six counties as of June 2008: King – Price: -4.3% | Listings: +25.4% | Sales: -27.2% | MOS: 6.0 Snohomish – Price: -9.0% | Listings: +8.1% | Sales: -35.0% | MOS: 8.0 Pierce – […]