• Sales nearly double year over year from 2015

RUSTON, Wash.−December 10, 2016−Sales and sales related activity at The Commencement in Ruston, Washington, located just outside of Tacoma, near $28 million as autumn 2016 comes to a close. The luxury condominium community saw roughly $13 million in sales activity since December of 2015 and interest continues to be strong moving into the holiday season.

“It was a very busy year at The Commencement,” said Cindy Stewart, co-listing agent for the property. “Not only did we enjoy continued traction in the Tacoma-area, but we saw significant interest from King County buyers too. As real estate prices there continue to rise at a rapid pace many King County residents are venturing to the Tacoma area to look at homes and are discovering the charm of Ruston and The Commencement. Several times I’ve heard people say, ‘this reminds me of Seattle when I moved there years ago’.”

Unique in the Tacoma and Ruston-area real estate market, The Commencement offers generous square footage ranging from 1,680 to 2,300 square feet. The expansive floor plans are made even more desirable by high-end finishes, gas fireplaces, decks that provide an outstanding indoor/outdoor living experience in warmer months and garage parking. Equally attractive are the properties views which include the Olympic Range, Puget Sound, Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier and the lights of Seattle. Prices for The Commencement’s luxury condominiums start in the $500,000s.

Jett and Stewart said that the accelerated pace of sales this summer actually prompted the developer, Real Capital Solutions, to prepare and release additional inventory ahead of schedule. To date, The Commencement is 65 percent sold out and with more than $25 Million in sales in the last two years.
“There really isn’t anything quite like The Commencement in the greater Tacoma area,” said JoAnn Jett managing broker at Windermere Professional Partners and co-listing agent with Stewart. “Ruston is an exceptional place to live and this property is arguably the best buy around. Buyers are recognizing that and jumping at the opportunity to own here. Quality construction, location and ease of living seem to be the three most common reasons that our buyers decide to move to The Commencement.”

The Commencement is located at 5204 North Bennett Street in Ruston, Washington. Model units are available for viewing daily from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about The Commencement, call JoAnn Jett or Cindy Stewart at Windermere Professional Partners at 1-253-625-7121 or visit www.thecommencement.com.