Matrix News

Salt launches Website, hosts Premiere Open House

This week Salt Ballard condos launched their full website in preparation for their Premiere Open House this Saturday.

Features, floorplans and Ballard area attractions are all available for viewing on the newly complete website, www.SaltBallard.com.

RM Homes Releases First Homes in Snohomish County

RM Homes has just released our first homes at Wildwood Trails in Snohomish County -- in beautiful Sultan, WA. Sultan is a ten minute drive east of Monroe in the beautiful, tree-filled Sky Valley, the route to the alpine country of Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains.

With a serene location off the Sultan Basin Road, Wildwood Trails offers homes with plenty of open space, community play areas and treed outlooks.

Market News

New Home Sales Rise 11.6 Percent in December

via NAHB: WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 - Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 11.6 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

"This uptick is in line with what our builders are telling us in surveys and on the ground -- that they are seeing increased traffic and more serious buyers in the market for single-family homes," said Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo.

A More Robust Year for Housing in 2015

via NAHB:LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20 - A strengthening labor market, low interest rates, improving mortgage availability and growing pent-up demand will help to significantly boost single-family housing production in the year ahead and move the housing recovery to higher ground, according to economists speaking at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas today.

With economic growth near 4 percent for the last half of 2014 and employment gains averaging more than 250,000 per month last year, NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe said these are the primary factors that have helped consumer confidence jump back to pre-recession levels.