January 2012

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Priced at $350,000

Bedrooms:  4 Bathrooms:  2.5
Home Size:  1,440 sq.ft. Garage:  1
Lot Size:  3,021 sq.ft. Community:  Issaquah Highlands
County:  King Property Type:  Single Family Home
Year Built:  2003 MLS Number:  315030

Property Description

Do not miss this quaint home on a corner lot with a park, right outside the front door! This home has it all with hardwoods floors great-room concept with the open kitchen to the living room. The functional kitchen has tile counters with backsplash, modern appliances, eating nook & breakfast bar. The upstairs has crown molding, designer paint colors and views to the park. Rare, fully-fenced backyard and steps away from retail and dining! Easy access to I-90. Welcome Home!

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Case-Shiller Records 3.7% Annual Drop in Home Prices

Data released this morning by Standard & Poor’s showed an annual decline of 3.7 percent in November for the 20-city composite reading of its S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. Analysts were expecting a year-over-year drop in the range of 3.2 to 3.4 percent. Eighteen cities were in negative territory. Detroit and Washington, D.C. were the only exceptions. At -11.8 percent, Atlanta continued to post the lowest annual return.

Both the 10- and 20-city composites of the closely watched index posted declines of 1.3 percent between October and November. Among the 20 cities tracked, 19 saw average home prices slip month-over-month. The only positive was Phoenix, where prices rose 0.6 percent from October to

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Welcome to The Cascade Team Adam Roman. I have personally know Adam for over 10 years and we used to be neighbors and have shared a beer or two along the way as well. After years of pestering, Adam comes to The Cascade Team from CB Bain and will make a wonderful addition to our Team.

Adam's bio and contact information are below:

I've been a real estate broker for more than a decade and I have closed more than 193 sales in a variety of market conditions. I've specialized in homes and land within the I-90 Corridor, from Snoqualmie Pass to Issaquah. Listing and selling affordable housing has always been my forte. I enjoy guiding first-time-buyers who are moving up to home ownership, working with real estate investors and when the time is right

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Guest Author, Michael Corbett, is host of NBC's Extra Millionaires & Mansions and author of the national best-selling book "Ready, Set, Sold!"

Every aspect of a listing’s marketing can impact its sale price, even the word choice. For agents,  making sure descriptions capture a serious buyers attention is key to getting your sellers the most money.

When describing a home, the details matter.  In the bestselling book Freakonomics, authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner explain that “An analysis of the language used in real-estate ads shows that certain words are powerfully correlated with the final sale price of a house…. A ‘fantastic’ house is surely fantastic enough to warrant a high price, isn’t? What about a ‘charming’ and ‘spacious’ house in a

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As of Monday January 23, 2012, the median price for a single family residential Carlsbad home has decreased slightly to $615,000 with an average of 151 days on market, down 5 days from last weeks report.  Days on market have held fairly steady over the last few weeks, but there were 46% of all listed properties who had a price decrease in the last seven days.  Inventory levels have been relatively consistent given the current sell through rate.  If the tightening continues, we may see the market start to shift towards the seller's zone.  Recently, the seven day moving price average recently made a minor move accross the 90 day moving average, which would suggest that price stabilization is starting to form in the Carlsbad housing market.  However, we did

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Sales for homes in King county rose by 7% compared with 2010 while the average price dropped an additional 10.7%

 Northwest MLS brokers report more than 56,000 sales during 2011,

KIRKLAND, Wash. (Jan. 23, 2012) – Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service tallied 56,290 closed sales of single family homes and condominiums during 2011, improving on 2010’s volume by 4,290 transactions for a 7.4 percent increase.

Last year’s completed sales included 48,952 single family homes (up 7 percent from 2010) and 7,338 condominiums (an increase of more than 10 percent from 2009). Together, these sales were valued at more than $16.7 billion, about $900 million less than the previous year (a decline of 5.1 percent).

Both median prices and inventory

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Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WordPress.org, Craigslist, Wikipedia, Moveon.org, Reddit, and Firefox browser creator Mozilla are among more than a dozen Web sites that are going dark on Wednesday for a 24-hour period to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), which critics say threaten free speech on the Internet. 

The antipiracy legislation is a move by Congress to crack down on the sales of pirated U.S. products overseas. But U.S. Web site makers say that the legislation infringes on their freedom of speech and could have potential widespread, negative

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As of Monday January 16, 2011, the median price for a single family residential Carlsbad home has increased slightly to $620,000 with an average of 156 days on market, up 12 days from the last report.  About four weeks ago we saw a sharp drop in home prices, which could have been fueled by short sales and/or bank owned homes hitting the market, but we are now seeing a modest increase.  Days on market have held fairly steady over the last few weeks.  Inventory levels have been relatively consistent given the current sell through rate.  Despite the fact there is still a significant number of Carlsbad homes for sale, this buyer's market is starting to see prices stablize; however this could reverse very quickly if the housing market starts to show signs of

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