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Renting is convenient in your early years, as you're just getting a job and getting your life in order, perhaps even moving around for jobs, relationships and adventure. But as you get older, you may start thinking about buying a house, whether because you're partnered with someone or you are in a long-term career and want to settle down somewhere.

After all, when you rent, your money is spent on a temporary place to live; but when you own a house, your money is spent on paying down the mortgage of a permanent asset that you own.

The Homebuying Process

Buying a house is a lot of work — you need to figure out what you want in a house, get pre-approved for a mortgage, find a real estate agent who can help you, go house-hunting and ultimately

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It’s been quite a week at The Cascade Team with a record breaking 75 total transactions for the week.

May is traditionally a busy month, but we’re breaking and tying records left and right. Here are some highlights:

  • 50 Weekly Purchase Transactions: New Record!
  • 25 Weekly Listings: 2nd Highest Week Ever!
  • 6 Consecutive Weeks of 20+ Listings Per Week!

Records are nice, but it’s our clients that are the real winners.

Our seller clients benefited with close to $200,000 in commission savings from our Full Service For 1% seller marketing. That’s real savings that can go towards fun things like vacations or just adding it to their savings accounts.

Buyer clients came out on top too. With the advice and negotiating skills of their Cascade

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We are pleased to announce another Open House Treasure Hunt Winner!

Please join us in congratulating Ismahan Ibrahim!


Ismahan has won a $25 Gift Card to Chicago Pastrami!


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Open House Treasure Hunt this weekend!

We will be announcing more winners throughout the week, so stay tuned!

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Simply Outrageous Service!
The Cascade Team Agents are Full Service. We are a real estate company like no other, because of the tools, service and savings we provide our clients with. We understand that in today’s fast paced environment, we need to provide a high level of service, utilize technology to keep our clients up to date at all times and provide added

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$399,800 - 25041 20th Ave S, Des Moines

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 1,870
   Year Built: 1957
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 946980
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Marisa Ormando
Real Estate Broker
425.445.9616
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Completely Remodeled Home with Partial Puget Sound/Mtn. view off the back deck. This 4 Bedroom & 2.5 Bath is like new throughout. New carpeting & Tile flooring. Entrance into the Formal Living Room & Family room. Kitchen has granite counters, SS Appliances, & center
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We are pleased to announce another Open House Treasure Hunt Winner!

Please join us in congratulating Josh Fri!


Josh has won a Free Gutter & Roof Cleaning from Sky River Roofing!


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Open House Treasure Hunt this weekend!

We will be announcing more winners throughout the week, so stay tuned!

Sponsored by:


Simply Outrageous Service!
The Cascade Team Agents are Full Service. We are a real estate company like no other, because of the tools, service and savings we provide our clients with. We understand that in today’s fast paced environment, we need to provide a high level of service, utilize technology to keep our clients up to date at all times and provide

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We are pleased to announce another Open House Treasure Hunt Winner!

Please join us in congratulating Lisa Yamasaki!


Lisa has won a 5 Class Pass Gift Card to Village Green Yoga!


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Open House Treasure Hunt this weekend!

We will be announcing more winners throughout the week, so stay tuned!

Sponsored by:


Simply Outrageous Service!
The Cascade Team Agents are Full Service. We are a real estate company like no other, because of the tools, service and savings we provide our clients with. We understand that in today’s fast paced environment, we need to provide a high level of service, utilize technology to keep our clients up to date at all times and provide

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$779,900 - 10439 Marigold Court, Highlands Ranch

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 5,782
   Year Built: 2008
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 5399432
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Kent Petersmeyer
Managing Broker - Vail Valley, Denver, Boulder and Other Colorado Sub-Markets
970-456-8203
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This outstanding Back Country beauty is in model home condition and is priced to sell – no price premium has been added to the November 2015 appraised value. After completing the landscaped walk-up
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$479,000 - 824 NE 5th Street, North Bend

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 1.75
   Sq. Footage: 1,310
   Year Built: 1973
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 947029
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Karen Derwin
Real Estate Broker
425-785-0587
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Fully remodeled rambler on quiet back street. 1310 Sq. Ft. that lives bigger. 3 Bedroom, 1.75 bathrooms. Nice sized kitchen with new appliances, cabinets, soft close drawers and granite counter tops. Beautiful refinished hardwoods combined with all new flooring
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$350,000 - 1672 25th Place NE , Issaquah

   Bedrooms: 2
   Bathrooms: 2
   Sq. Footage: 940
   Year Built: 2004
   Type: Condominium
   MLS® Number: 946391
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Matt Jensen
Branch Manager - Issaquah Highlands Office
206.909.8200
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Investor's Dream! Top 3rd floor condo backing NGPA surrounded by beautiful territorial views, trails & parks! NOT ARCH! Unrestricted ownership awaits! Brand new carpet & interior paint! Spacious floor plan in top condition boasts open kitchen to dining & family room. Two spacious
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$245,000 - 14915 38th Dr SE - FF 2033, Bothell

   Bedrooms: 2
   Bathrooms: 1.75
   Sq. Footage: 1,176
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Condominium
   MLS® Number: 946853
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Dafna Shalev
Broker
425-220-1356
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Conveniently located, spacious unit in a great Bothell location. Bright kitchen, features stainless steel appliances & updated tile counters opens to a large living/dining rm w/corner fireplace. Two bedrooms, master suite boast walk-in closet, updated granite counters in bath with over-sized shower &
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