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Builders Bulletin

The Builders Bulletin is intended to provide a convenient way to track housing in our market. This monthly report includes information on housing supply, home prices, building permits, and population and job growth in the Puget Sound region.

  • Low Supply Continues to Push Home Prices Higher

    Posted on Apr 1, 2021 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The median price of single-family homes and condos rose to $679,075 in King County and $576,050 in Snohomish County in February, data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service show. Home prices are rising amid continued strong demand and low supply of homes for sale. King County had less than a months’ supply of homes for sale in February, while Snohomish County had less than two weeks’ supply.
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  • Unemployment Rate Falls in January

    Posted on Mar 18, 2021 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The January jobs report was just released on March 16 and showed improvement from the prior month. Washington’s unemployment rate fell from 7.1% in December 2020 to 6.0% in January 2021. The January unemployment rate in the Seattle metropolitan area was 5.8%. The March Builders Bulletin also includes year-end permit totals for 2020, which were relatively flat for single-family. In contrast, multifamily permits fell 17% in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties in 2020 compared to 2019.
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  • Home Prices Up in December

    Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    King and Snohomish counties ended 2020 with higher year-over-year median home prices amid continued tight supply of housing inventory for sale. The December 2020 median home price for single-family homes and condos was $676,000 in King County and $535,000 in Snohomish County, an increase of 9.92% and 8.08% respectively, compared to December 2019.
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