Matrix News

UrbnLivn/Salt Ballard Holiday Meet-up

We just added the first listings to the MLS today for our client, Salt Ballard Condos. To celebrate, we are hosting a holiday meet-up with UrbnLivn Seattle, and you are invited.

When: Tuesday, December 9th, 5 to 7 p.m.

New York Times Travel Takes on Seattle

Seattle looks so vibrant and hip in this New York Times Travel piece, we want to visit -- good thing we're already here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/travel/things-to-do-in-36-hours-in-seattle.html?ref=travel&_r=0

Market News

Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in November

via NAHB: WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 - Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.

"Growing confidence among consumers is what's fueling this optimism among builders," said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. "Members in many areas of the country continue to see increasing buyer traffic and signed contracts."

Single-Family Production Poised to Take Off in 2015

NAHB - WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production to rev up in 2015 while a growth in renters will keep the multifamily market at cruising altitude or higher, according to economists who participated in yesterday's National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 Fall Construction Forecast Webinar.

"Single-family builders are feeling good. They are not overly confident, but confident enough to keep moving forward," said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe.