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Aug

28

2012

Foreclosure Uptick for Snohomish and Pierce County in November

[break]Yesterday we looked at the foreclosure inventory spike for King County coming through our data feed. It appears the uptick is consistent across all three counties, albeit less pronounced in both Snohomish and Pierce County. First up Snohomish County – with a scheduled foreclosure volume of 395 for November and an average weekly volume of 79. Despite the extra foreclosure auction week in November, these…

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Aug

27

2012

King County Foreclosure Volume Spike in November

[break]A quick look at our foreclosure data service shows a marked spike in foreclosure inventory for King County coming in November. The month of November is unique in that it has five weekly foreclosure auctions as opposed to only four weeks for September, October, and December. It is likely that the November volume will actually increase as more recent auctions get postponed to later months….

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Aug

24

2012

Price Appreciation Continues for Seattle-Everett-Bellevue Region

[break]The positive signs in the housing market got another boost yesterday with the release of the Federal Housing and Finance Agency’s quarterly price index. According the the report, home prices rose 1.8% compared with the first quarter of the year – the biggest quarter-over-quarter increase since 2005. The FHFA attributed the strong appreciation primarily to declining mortgage rates and tight inventory in the housing market. The…

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Aug

22

2012

West Sees Tight Inventory, High Prices – NAR Encourages Foreclosures

[break]The National Association of Realtors reported increases in existing home sales in every region but the West, where inventory remains very tight. Nationwide, total existing-home  sales grew 2.3% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.47 million in July. In the West, however, existing-home sales were unchanged at an annual pace of 1.08 million. Pent-up demand, coupled with inventory shortages have helped produce a 24.5% median…

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Aug

21

2012

Seattle-Eastside Zillow Home Value Comparison

[break]Last month we took a look at the “neighborhood” housing recovery in Seattle based on zip-code level data of Zillow’s Home Value Index. The year-over-year changes in the home value index for Seattle showed significant disparities between various neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, homes in South Seattle showed declining year-over-year home values compared to steady gains in North Seattle neighborhoods like Roosevelt and Eastlake. When visualizing the year-over-year…

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Aug

15

2012

Housing Signs – Listings Down, Confidence Up, New Construction?

[break]The anemic inventory of for sale homes in King County points to a sellers market as high demand and low supply are pushing up prices in some sought after metro areas. According to data from Redfin.com the level of single family home listings in King County are down almost 45% from the same time last year. In related news U.S. homebuilders are growing more confident thanks to…

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Aug

14

2012

Snohomish County Foreclosure Heat Map

Using Liberty Capital’s data services allows us to visualize the upcoming foreclosure volume for Snohomish County as a heat map. The interactive map below includes properties scheduled for auction in Snohomish County between August 17 and November 2, 2012. Of the 1,160 properties scheduled for auction over the next 12 weeks in Snohomish County the hot-sots are: 1. Marysville – 98270 (105 properties), 2. Everett/Silver…

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Aug

10

2012

Retail vs. Foreclosure Price Profile

In our earlier post, we saw that the vast majority of foreclosure activity for King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties occurs in the $100,00 to $300,000 price band. Today we take a more detailed look at the foreclosure price profile of these three Counties and compare it against their retail counterparts. As the chart below illustrates, the pricing profile is much more tightly grouped in the…

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Aug

08

2012

Kent Fix & Flip Loan Example

[one_half_last][/one_half_last] DETAILS: This property was listed on the market as a bank-owned property (in this case – Fannie Mae owned). The property needed updating of a large split-level house with over 3000 square feet. The borrower was able to finance over $60,000 in remodel costs via Liberty Capital’s Fix & Flip loan program.



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