Case-Shiller: Seattle’s Trend-Bucking Days are Over

Home prices in Seattle edged down again to within an inch of zero year-over-year change, according to the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Down 1.21% November to December. Up 0.49% YOY. For those of you keeping score at home, that makes five month-to-month declines in a row. Seattle has now declined a […]

King County Home Prices: 1946-2007

A while back (September 2006, to be more precise) the Seattle Times published a 22-year “analysis” of King County home prices, which essentially came to the conclusion that Seattle would be immune to the home price drops that were beginning to occur elsewhere around the country. Their graph of local home prices going back to […]

2007 Neighborhood Months of Supply Breakdown

Let’s do some more number-crunching and neighborhood analysis. Here’s a detailed look at single-family house “months of supply” (MOS) over the last year, broken down by neighborhood. “Months of supply” is just a way of looking at the relationship between the number of homes on the market and the number of sales taking place. To […]

WCRER: Price Declines Get Rolling

The Washington Center for Real Estate Research has released their data for the fourth quarter of 2007, and it finally has some good news for home buyers. According to the WCRER calculations, home prices in Q4 dropped 7% from the previous quarter ($472,000 to $439,000), which naturally edged the affordability index up slightly to a […]

2007 Neighborhood Inventory Breakdown

In a lot of the feedback we’ve been getting lately, two recurring themes are a desire for more number-crunching and more neighborhood analysis. So, let’s have some of both those things. Let’s take a more detailed look at single-family house inventory over the last year, broken down by neighborhood. What I’ve done below is to […]

NWMLS Stats: Market Still Crumbling, Sorry.

Wow, January stats from the NWMLS are already here. When the press release with pdf links is released I’ll post it here. (Update: Here it is.)  For now, here’s the summary along with the usual graphs and other updates. Now with bigger chart thumbnails! Here’s your King County SFH summary: January 2008 Active Listings: up […]

Case-Shiller November: Seattle Playing Catch-Up

Home prices in Seattle continued their slide in November, according to the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Down 1.43% October to November. Up 1.77% YOY. That’s the fourth month-to-month decline in a row, and a year-to-year increase of barely more than half of October’s already paltry 3.30%. Here’s the usual graph, with […]