Hot Housing Market – Last Chance To Get A Rob Rice Home (For Now)!

2020 has been an exceptional year for the sale of homes in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s only March!  Rob Rice Homes has sold more individual units since January than in company founder Rob Rice’s entire 30 years as a developer. The housing market is red hot, and our premier locations, spacious lots and exclusive plans for our homes are in their highest demand ever.

Bradbury homes under construction

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NMLS) Market Snapshot, NWMLS brokers sold 899 new construction residential homes and condos in January 2020. That is a whopping increase of 30.9 percent when compared to sales from January 2019. Homes are selling an incredible 36.1 percent faster than last year, and active listings are down a stunning 33.3 percent. The demand for new homes isn’t just high, it’s astounding.

At Rob Rice Homes, this extraordinary market offers us two choices: increase operations to meet customer demand or continue at our planned home building pace for the year. While it might seem like an easy decision, increasing production means hiring additional subcontractors whose work we have not vetted, and therefore, cannot endorse. We’re committed to only providing top quality homes that are exceptionally built by talented partners. We’re proud of our relationships with highly skilled subcontractors including our incredibly talented framers, which have been forged over many generations of working together. Every Rob Rice Home meets an exceptionally high standard of luxury and excellence and pushing homes off an assembly line simply isn’t our way.

Rob Rice Homes builds and sells 100-120 homes a year, regardless of market fluctuations, and 2020 is no exception. At the publication time of this article we have just three stunning properties up for sale, and the clock is ticking on your chance to call one of them home. Take a look at the fantastic listings below before they’re gone!


Spruce 2445 Bradbury Tumwater


A rare find, this 2020 Spruce model 2-story has four spacious beds, three luxurious baths and 2,445 square feet.  This plan offers a main floor master suite and a bonus room offering an abundance of flexible space. Its many features include a cozy gas-burning fireplace, state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances and stunning slab countertops with a decorative, full tile backsplash. This desirable home is located near I-5 access and Tumwater’s best shopping areas and community amenities.

Black Lake Palisades

McKinley 2360-A


This beautiful 2-story home will be completed in March and is the last home available in our Black Lake Palisades community. Located in desirable Tumwater, the McKinley model features four roomy bedrooms or three bedrooms with a bonus. Enjoy 2.5 baths and 2,360 generous square feet of space with a formal dining room and a patio. The gorgeous stainless-steel appliances include a sought-after double oven, solid surface counters in the kitchen, and fully landscaped front and back yard with privacy fencing.


Campus Estates

Campus Estates Pebble 2600B


Welcome to what could be your new luxury estate in the Campus Estates golf course community! This stunning Pebble model is a 2-story plan with a main floor master suite.  Enjoy four sizable bedrooms, three generous baths in 2600 square feet of well-appointed space. In addition to the substantial bedrooms, there is also a convenient bonus room and three car garage, all on a fully landscaped property.  This stunning home will be completed in March.

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