November King Co. SFH Closed Sales to Drop Below 1K?

Quick note: According to a search of closed SFH sales in the last month on Redfin, just 763 homes have sold in King County during that time (as of 9:00 AM this morning). I assume a relatively large number of sales may be back-logged from the long holiday weekend, but even if two hundred homes […]

August Reporting Roundup: Straw-Grasping Edition

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). First up, let’s have a look at the source material from the NWMLS itself. […]

Time to Let the Snake-Eating Gorillas Freeze to Death

Apparently there are some in the government who feel like they haven’t done enough yet to “help” the housing market, because Calculated Risk had a great post yesterday on the subject of a possible return of the undead tax credit. From Reuters: No Decision on Reviving Homebuyer Credit: Donovan “It’s too early to say whether […]

July Reporting Roundup: Honest Reporting Contest Edition

Late due to NWMLS data shenanigans, it’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). First up, let’s have a look at the […]

June Reporting Roundup: Cliff Edge Edition

Time for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). Unfortunately, the NWMLS’ full press release still hasn’t been posted to their website anywhere that I can […]

Rethinking Home Ownership / Buyers Get Picky

I may not be able to make a substantive post today, so here are a few national stories of interest that caught my attention in the last couple days. David Wessel, Wall Street Journal: Rethinking Part of the American Dream It’s time to have a serious conversation about the American approach to home ownership and […]

On the Horizon: A New Bubble or a Long Flat Bottom?

CNN Money asks: Is a housing shortage coming? (Short answer: No.) As the nation struggles to shrug off the worst housing crash since the Great Depression, it may be hard to believe a housing shortage could be on its way. The nation is simply not building enough homes to keep up with potential demand. Just […]