Local Companies Tighten Belts, King County Cuts Jobs

As the far-reaching economic consequences of the popping of the housing/credit bubble unfold, local governments are feeling the pain. Snohomish County faces a $9 million shortfall for 2009, forcing a hiring freeze. While down in King County, Ron Sims just announced that 255 jobs will be cut. Financially ailing King County will send layoff notices […]

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 – […]

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 – […]

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 – […]

Puget Sound Counties May NWMLS Update

Let’s check in on the NWMLS statistics from around the sound and see if the bottom is in yet for any of the seven Puget Sound counties we’re tracking. Here’s where the YOY stats stand for each of the six counties as of May 2008: King – Price: -6.2% | Listings: +41.7% | Sales: -38.7% […]

Puget Sound Counties April NWMLS Update

Let’s check in on the NWMLS statistics from around the sound. I realized this month that if I’m going to include Skagit County in the Puget Sound wrapup, I should probably include Island County as well. So from now on we’re looking at seven Puget Sound counties. I’d change the name of the site to […]

Puget Sound Counties March NWMLS Update

Here’s an update to the NWMLS statistics for all six Puget Sound counties. I don’t personally want to live in King County, and maybe you don’t either. So, here’s a little graphical look at what the market looks like around the sound. Here’s where the YOY stats stand for each of the six counties as […]