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Home sales still exceeding listings

The new year showed uncharacteristically high activity in the residential real estate market, at least compared to several years ago, though not unlike 2016.

February 2017

Economist sees good ahead, unless …

A long-time South Sound economist, Lynn Michaelis, Ph.D., offered an outlook for the region and the nation that shows lots of 'blue skies' ahead.

February 2017

‘Mature’ residential neighborhoods

Prospective home buyers will likely find continuing tight supply of available properties in this new year, according to analysis by brokers.

January 2017

Building products prices firm at year's end

The costs of construction measured by prices of input products ended 2016 up slightly more than 2 percent, largely due to rising costs for anything petroleum based.

January 2017

Absher begins work at Northgate

The latest phase of light rail transit expansion in King County will be built by a South Sound construction firm. Ground-breaking was today at Northgate.

January 2017

Home prices up double digits

Prices for homes listed for sale in Pierce and Thurston counties at the end of 2016 were almost 12 percent higher that comparable listings one year earlier.

January 2017

December real estate report familiar

Ever tightening inventory of available homes for sale meant December's real estate activity was about 'more chasing fewer.'

January 2017

Continuing strength seen for ’17 homes

Real estate brokers in the South Sound and nearby communities are predicting a continuing strong market for home sellers and many eager buyers going into the new year.

December 2016

Concerns about growth of commercial, industrial construction

The consumer-led recovery should still fuel growth in construction spending and employment next year, though industry observers are not optimistic about the rate of that growth.

December 2016

New home model is ‘award-winner’

A news homes community in Gig Harbor is now offering an award-winning deign in the 2,400 to 2,999 square feet size called an "entry-level" offering by Quadrant Homes.

December 2016
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