The Week in Review…3/27/2015 Edition

Just in case you missed them, here are few articles that we shared on Twitter this week:  

  1. The draft Pierce County Comprehensive Plan update, which is intended to guide growth in unincorporated Pierce County over the next twenty years, is available for public review and comment.  All the primary issues that are addressed in the plan and links to view and send your comments to can be found here.     
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  2. The top real estate deal in Pierce County in 2014 goes to the purchase of the 312,000-square-foot Simpson Tacoma Kraft Paper Mill by Georgia-based RockTenn.  Find out how much it sold for here.  
  3. New home sales are rising at their fastest rate in 7 years.  According to this Seattle Times article, new home sales increased by almost 8% last month indicating the strongest performance since February 2008.  
  4. “Housing affordability:  Detroit, San Francisco at ends of spectrum”.  When analyzing the affordability in 25 of the largest housing markets in the country, discovered that Detroit represents the most affordable housing market this year while San Francisco represents the other end of the spectrum where buyers need 72 percent of their median income to afford a home.  
  5. “Why home builders flock to one Puget Sound-area hot spot”.  Can you guess where it is?  According to this article in The Herald Business Journal, this area had the highest number of new homes sold in 2014 for Snohomish and King counties.  
  6. The Olympia Planning Commission invites public to special briefing on future of the downtown area.  Find out when and where to attend the briefing here: 

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