Listings Begin Typical Seasonal Decline in October

Let’s have a look at how listings are doing over the last few months. First up, here’s a view of how inventory has grown so far this year: 2013 is shaping up to have the fourth-largest one-year growth in inventory on record, behind 2007, 2006, and 2001. Next, the last three months’ worth of new […]

Listing Growth in 2013 Largest Since 2007

Let’s have a look at how listings are doing over the last few months. First up, here’s a view of how inventory has grown so far this year: Since 2013 started at a record-low level of homes on the market, inventory growth this year has been the largest since 2007, and the third-largest of any […]

New Listings Continued Slow Recovery in August

Let’s have a look at how listings are doing over the last few months. First up, here’s a look at the last three months’ worth of new listings, comparing 2013 to every year I’ve got data for. June through August 2013 saw more new listings than the same period in 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009. […]

New Listings Return to Levels that Outpace Pending Sales

Let’s take one more look at how listings are recovering over the last few months. This first chart shows the difference between the number of new listings each month and the number of pending sales. Prior to late 2011 this number was almost always positive, except in December, when very few new listings hit the […]

Listings Keep Shrinking; Very Few Homes Delisted in 2012

Here’s a view on listings that we haven’t visited in a while. In this chart I use the NWMLS-published data on new listings, pending sales, and total inventory to visualize the inflow and outflow of single-family listings in King County. First up is a chart that goes back as far as NWMLS data is available: […]

Listings: Stale in West Seattle, Fresh in North Seattle

I spent some time this weekend compiling a giant spreadsheet of every active listing in all of King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties, so if you don’t like the interactive Tableau maps, this probably isn’t going to be your favorite week. First up, let’s have a look at a map of the “staleness” of listings. The […]

At Least Two Thirds of King County Listings are “Stale”

One of the complaints that I have heard frequently from people looking to buy in today’s market is that despite the near-record number of listings on the market today, much of what is on the market is inventory that has been sitting for months. That sounds like an invitation for a chart. In the chart […]