Matrix News

RM Homes Building in King & Snohomish Counties

RM Homes is proud to announce our first four new home communities in King and Snohomish County, with homes soon to be under construction in Lynnwood and Kenmore.

In Lynnwood:

  • Logan Crest – 717 Logan Road. 27 new homes ranging from appx. 2,000 to 2,500 sq. ft. with prices starting in the low $400s.

In Kenmore:

JK Monarch Launching New Home Communities

JK Monarch, builder of fine new homes in Puyallup and other Puget Sound area cities, is starting construction soon at three new home communities in Renton, Des Moines, and Auburn. Homeowners will be able to select upgraded and semi-custom finishes, with home completions starting this fall, and prices ranging from the $400s to $500s.

"We are proud to offer more new home locations, and also new home designs, for potential home buyers in the South Puget Sound area," said Mike Christensen, President of JK Monarch. "Each of our new communities offers unique qualities ranging from oversized lots to close-in locations. We have a variety of home layouts, sizes and prices to suit many different buyer's needs."

Market News

New-Home Sales Up 18.6 Percent in May

via NAHB: WASHINGTON, June 24 - Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 18.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest rate since May 2008.

"These numbers are in line with our recent builder surveys, which indicate that more consumers are getting off the fence and coming back into the marketplace," said Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del.

U.S. Economic Confidence Ticks Up to -14 in May

May saw the highest weekly confidence reading since JanuaryWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index increased to -14 in May, its highest monthly reading in 2014 so far. May's economic confidence reading, however, remains significantly below the -7 average found in May 2013, which was the highest monthly average since Gallup began tracking the measure in 2008.