Matrix News

Shadowood by RM Homes Kicks Off Sales in Snohomish

Local, Puyallup-based homebuilder RM Homes is kicking off their 82-lot community of Shadowood with 24 new homes under construction and a new model home.

“We are seeing a great market in Snohomish County, and the town of Snohomish in particular,” said Chaun Mackey of marketing firm Matrix Real Estate. “Buyers get more home on larger lots than in nearby cities like Bothell. Plus people love the rural, small-town atmosphere and great schools in Snohomish.”

Model Home Now Open at Greenstone in Bothell

RM Homes’ latest model home is now open at Greenstone, an enclave of just seven homes in a convenient location near shopping, dining and access to the Bothell-Everett Hwy and I-405. Greenstone is within the sought-after Northshore School District, with top-rated schools nearby.

Two home plans are available at Greenstone, with 2,339 or 2,429 sq. ft. Each home has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and extra living spaces on three levels. Interior features include extensive hardwood floors, gas fireplace, cooking and heat, and kitchen with slab stone countertops, full height backsplash, quality wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and USB outlet.

Market News

Limited Inventory Continues to Drive Seattle Real Estate Market

As 2016 kicks off in the Seattle area real estate market, the situation remains much the same as in 2015 - limited housing inventory combined with a steady flow of incomers continues to drive demand and prices higher. Here is the latest market report in The Seattle Times.

Consumer Confidence Rebounded in September

via NAHB Homes.

The Conference Board released its Consumer Confidence Index for September. The index is a composite of separate indexes tracking consumers’ assessments of current business, income and employment conditions, as well as their expectations for the future.

The Consumer Confidence Index increased to a level of 103.0 in September from 101.3 in August. The present situation index rose to 121.1 from 115.8; the expectations index decreased to 91.0 from 91.0. The Consumer Confidence Index has rebounded to levels close to the pre-recession peak of 111.9 in July 2007.