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Welcome To The Cascade Team Kathryn DuPree!

Kathryn DuPree

  • Office:  800-509-6905 Ext. 1176
  • Cell:  425-224-3383
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • kathryn@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Kathryn DuPree to The Cascade Team!  She will be working out of our North Bend Office with Tonya Eliason, Brokerage Manager.

I am excited to join the The Cascade Team for the opportunity to provide exceptional service to clients while supporting and giving back to the local community. My background is in the practice of law. I received my Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa and practiced law in Oklahoma until I moved to Washington in 2013. I made the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley my home at that time and have loved every minute of it. I

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And this time the crisis is all about one thing: supply

  First-time homebuyers are crowded out, with the number of starter homes on the market declining 43.6% in the past four years. While homeowners who want to move from a starter home to something better can't afford the next step. "Trade-up" homes, or homes that represent the next step for buyers as families and personal income grow, on the market are also down about 40% over the same period.   In the greater Seattle area and surrounding counties for example:  
  • First time on record with under 10,000 Listing System-wide
  • Pending Homes outpace New Listing by nearly 5,000 Homes
  • Inventory down 25% from a Year Ago
Year over-year pending sales (mutually accepted offers)…
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"The American Dream"

Want to purchase a home? Even with the housing market pretty much back from the doldrums of the 2008 Great Recession, real estate experts say there’s still plenty of room to the upside if you purchase a home now. But many first-time home buyers underestimate the amount of money they will need up front to buy their dream home. As a rough estimate, FHA loan, for lower income earners. However, those loans are harder to get than one at 5% down.

On a $200,000 home, you will need around $16,000 when you close. This amount is the bare minimum, according to realtor.com.  Next question: If you don’t have it, how will you save for it?

Waiting a year or more gives you many more options for assembling the down payment and cash for other

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Contact Janet Jolly-Porter: janet@TheCascadeTeam.com or 425-830-6743 to set up your appointment to learn more.

While most brokerages will try to sell you what you need to succeed, we believe in providing our agents with these tools. We offer leads, mentoring, Certified Transaction Coordinators, monthly training sessions, 24/7 Managing Broker access, complete marketing support and much more--all for a 1% listing fee!

Come join our winning team!

The numbers don’t lie, we’re the top listing brokerage on the Eastside!

  • The average Real Estate Broker in WA does 3.36 deals per year while the average full time Broker with The Cascade Team does 24.7 deals per year… That is nearly 8(X) the business!
  • Per HR Report.com the average Real
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The Federal Reserve is finally taking more action to raise its short-term rates. Last week, it voted to raise the Fed funds rate by 25 basis points. That is expected to add pressure to mortgage rates, too. Many housing analysts fear that rising mortgage rates could further impact home affordability and lead home buyers to pause.

However, Rick Sharga, executive vice president of Ten-X and former senior vice president at RealtyTrac, disagrees. He thinks the rise in mortgage rates could prove to be a good thing for the housing market.

He argues that it will cause buyers to get off the fence faster and move into the market sooner, before rates go any higher. He expects that to help increase home sales in 2017, too.

Sharga also believes that

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Price Increases Are Challenging Buyers

As home prices and interest rates rise, more buyers, especially first-time purchasers, are under pressure. Home prices rose sharply in the last quarter of 2016, fueled by low inventory, particularly in the entry-level home price range. Federal policies that restrict access to credit, including suspension of a planned reduction in FHA mortgage insurance premiums and high guarantee fees by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will add to affordability woes.

More Renters Change Their Status

The share of former renters who have taken the plunge into homeownership has slowly but steadily increased over the last two years. The ex-renters include first-time buyers and so-called boomerang buyers who have reentered the

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Byron Henderson!

Byron Henderson

  • Office:  800-509-6905 ext. 1175
  • Cell:  253-486-9990
  • Fax: 425-996-9520
  • byron@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Byron Henderson to The Cascade Team!  He and his wife, Tess, are now working as a real estate team out of our main Issaquah Office. 

Byron has over 25 years of sales and management experience. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys bow-hunting, hiking, fishing and spending time with his family.  

Byron will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to their success!

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can

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There’s no shortage of advice online about the best time to list, and it all goes something like this: The majority of home sales occur when the weather heats up, and homes sold during this time of year tend to attract high prices. Conventional wisdom tells us it’s best to list early in the year. That way, you’re sure to benefit from the June peak in sales, and the premium pricing during the summer months as well. List too late, we’re warned, and you could miss this warm weather bump.

At first blush, this conventional wisdom seems particularly wise. After all, there’s one thing that all homeowners looking to sell have in common — they want to do so as quickly as possible, and for as much money as possible. Listing early, in theory, means more

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FIVE REASONS TO SELL YOUR HOUSE WITH NW REAL ESTATE - THE CASCADE TEAM

 In today's market there is plenty of chatter about how strong the market it, how little inventory is and how hard it is for buyer's to find a home. It would make one think that putting sign out in the their front yard would be all they needed to do. This isn't the case at all though many potential sellers are being pulled by online advertising that speaks to how easy and simple it is. Let's be clear, it's not that easy and not that simple.

Others are being pulled by agents representing full price brokerages through promises of services we either offer at no additional cost or that they say 'they are paying for' but in reality the client is paying for that added service in the

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Robert Herr!

Robert Herr

  • Office:  509-228-3088 ext. 1174
  • Fax; 509-228-3088
  • Cell: 509-960-0772
  • robert@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Robert Herr to The Cascade Team!  He will be working out of our Spokane Office with James Faucett, Managing Broker.

I decided to join The Cascade Team because of the advanced technology and marketing systems they employ that benefit their clients and agents. I received my real estate license in 1991 shortly after graduating from college. I sold rental and residential real estate for a national brokerage in St. Paul, MN. My family and I moved to WA in 2016, got my license and began working for The Cascade Team in 2017.

Robert will be a wonderful addition

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