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Take a look at the most common things that can go wrong when you have guests and learn how to prevent them.

 Imagine you’re preparing to host your annual holiday party, and you’re past the point of no return. The veggies and meats have been bought. Guests are already braving busy airports and crowded highways to get to your home—and then your oven won’t turn on. Your home-cooked meal has quickly turned into a microwave dinner.

That’s just one of many hosting nightmares that can end your holiday party before it even begins. Thankfully, some of the most damaging mishaps easily can be avoided. We collected five of the most prevalent issues and give you preventative tips to keep your holiday party on track.

Problem: The oven doesn’t heat

For any

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Ellis Cameron

We are happy to welcome Ellis Cameron to The Cascade Team! Ellis transferred to us from Home and Equity Real Estate and will be joining our Tacoma Office.

We are very excited to have Ellis on www.TheCascadeTeam.com and look forward to seeing his success!

 

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Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their you their client. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in the negotiation process.  Our goal is to always meet

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9 Ways To Avoid Gobbling Up Energy on Thanksgiving 

Wasting energy on Thanksgiving? Don’t be a turkey. 

A few days before Thanksgiving

1. Install a dimmer switch for the dining room chandelier. Every time you dim a bulb’s brightness by 10%, you’ll double the bulb’s lifespan. Most CFLs don’t work with dimmers, but you can create mood lighting with incandescents and LEDs. The dimmer switch will cost you about $10.

2. Plan side dishes that can cook simultaneously with the turkey. If you cook dishes at the same temperature at the same time, you’ll reduce the amount of time the oven has to be running — it’s easier for the cook and saves energy, too.

When you start cooking

3. Lower your house thermostat a few degrees. The oven will keep the house warm.

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Kathi Mydland

Another Welcome BACK to The Cascade Team. Welcome Kathi Mydland. Kathi worked for The Cascade Team for about two years before taking a short break. Kathi originally came from John L Scott and she has her managing brokers license.

We are very happy to have Kathi back on www.TheCascadeTeam.com and look forward to seeing her success!

 

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Ken Bussey

We are happy to welcome Ken Bussey to The Cascade Team! 

Kenneth Bussey brings a unique East-meets-West resource to the greater Seattle area real estate market. His clients and colleagues alike, value his talent for relating to and facilitating clientele who seek the sophistication of fine properties, for which The Cascade Team Real Estate & the luxury arm TCT Premiere is renowned. 

Kenneth Bussey's versatility and drive is also an asset for his clients. In addition to his thrill for representing multi-million-dollar properties, he offers a charismatic demeanor and stress-free experience. As a family man himself, he enjoys

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It doesn’t matter if you heat your home with electricity, natural gas or some other energy source; prices continue to rise and that means increased heating costs for most of us.

In today’s blog post we’ll share three easy ways that you can save money on your home energy costs this winter.

Install and Use Programmable Thermostats

Now that Nest and other companies have brought Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostats on the market there’s very few excuses to avoid using them. At bare minimum you’ll want a digital thermostat that can be programmed to turn on and off at certain hours of the day.

For example, you can shut your heat off after leaving for work and have it turn back on again a half-hour or so before you get home. You can do the same at

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We are happy to announce that Diego Vitelli has just passed his Managing Broker’s test!

For those of you who don’t know, Diego was one of the first agents with The Cascade Team, joining in 2006. 

We are very excited for this next step in his career!

Great job Diego!!

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What Agents Must Know in Today's Market

Another great 3 clock hour class, instructor led course is designed to offer the student an in-depth analysis of the purchase and sale agreement and HUD statement, and will cover concerns faced in today's market including additional addendums needed, increased seller and buyer stress levels, utility and sewer capacity charge issues and financing conundrums. We will also cover the new challenges faced in clearing title.

 

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David Lee

  • Email:  David.Lee@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Cell:  425-533-5622
  • Office:  253-336-8251
  • Fax: 425-502-6408

We are happy to welcome David Lee to The Cascade Team! 

David has many years of experience in Retail and Corporate Architecture before switching to real estate; he most recently was the Project Director at Environetic Design Group (China) Ltd. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, as well as his Masters in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. David speaks Chinese, Taiwanese and Shichuan Dialect; and he will be joining our Bellevue Office.

We are very happy to have David on www.TheCascadeTeam.com and look forward to seeing his success!

 

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7 Steps to a Stress-Free Home Closing

 

This cheat sheet helps you do your homework, so you know what you’re signing when you close the sale of your home.

You’ve already cleared several hurdles by finding the right home, negotiating the best price, and getting approved for a mortgage. The last obstacle on your homebuying track is the closing, which can be both tedious and tense. By knowing what to expect and doing some legwork, you can smoothly put your closing behind you. These seven steps will guide you.

1.  Set a Closing Date

Ask your title company to set a closing date and time that meshes with the end of your lease or the sale of your existing home. Don’t want to skip work? Ask for an evening or weekend closing. Tight on cash?

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