In a recent article published by The Seattle TimesJon Talton writes that "Seattle's supercharged market for everything from skyscrapers to single-family houses is expected to keep booming next year, even with higher interest rates." 

The Seattle area received national attention recently, when the Urban Land Institute ranked Metro Seattle "fourth nationally has the hottest market to watch for 2016." As Talton points out, "this marks a rise from No. 8 in last year's report" and reflects the Seattle area's rapid growth. Further, the Emerald City is emerging as a key market for developers, as "population growth and constraints on supply make Seattle inviting for single-family house construction."