Local Media Misdirects Massive Foreclosure Freak Out

Foreclosure-tracking company RealtyTrac released their third quarter report yesterday, which included a ranking of major metro areas around the country by their respective rates of increase in foreclosure activity compared to the third quarter of 2009. With a 71% year-over-year increase in RealtyTrac’s report, the Seattle area ranked #1 as the metro where foreclosures increased […]

Foreclosures Spike Back Up in June, Nearly Matching Highs

Let’s expand on our preview of foreclosure activity with a more detailed look at June’s stats in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: June 2009 King: 1,378 NTS, down 14.7% YOY Snohomish: 746 NTS, down 8.7% YOY Pierce: 811 NTS, down 22.8% YOY Here’s your interactive Tableau dashboard […]

Foreclosures Still Slowly Climbing Around Seattle

Time for our detailed look at foreclosure activity for January in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: January 2009 King: 842 NTS, down 8.0% YOY Snohomish: 450 NTS, down 2.8% YOY Pierce: 550 NTS, down 19.2% YOY Here’s your interactive Tableau dashboard updated with the latest foreclosure data: […]

Foreclosures Continue Steady Climb Around Seattle

Time for our detailed look at foreclosure activity for November in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: November 2009 King: 783 NTS, up 45% YOY Snohomish: 387 NTS, up 76% YOY Pierce: 455 NTS, down 2% YOY Foreclosure notices bumped back up again in all three counties last […]

Foreclosures Still Stalled by SB 5810?

Let’s have a more detailed look at foreclosure activity for October in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: October 2009 King: 666 NTS, up 4% YOY Snohomish: 323 NTS, down 2% YOY Pierce: 385 NTS, down 36% YOY Foreclosure notices dipped a bit in all three counties last […]

October Housing Market Stats Preview

Now that October is behind us, let’s have a look at the monthly stats preview. Most of the charts below are based on broad county-wide data that is available through a simple search of King County Records. If you have additional stats you’d like to see in the “preview,” drop a line in the comments […]

Seattle-Area Foreclosures Appear to Resume Pre SB-5810 Rise

Time for our September update on Foreclosure activity in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: September 2009 King: 796 NTS, up 31% YOY Snohomish: 421 NTS, up 42% YOY Pierce: 479 NTS, down 11% YOY Not surprisingly, as the newly-mandated 30-day pipeline begins to fill up, foreclosures seem […]