November 2013

There are 41 blog entries for November 2013.

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Thanksgiving Ghost
The last piece of apple pie is gone; How did it disappear? The bowl of delicious stuffing Has also vanished, I fear.
It happens each Thanksgiving, When leftover goodies flee, And each of us knows the responsible one Couldn't be you or me.
The only way it could happen Is readily diagnosed; It must be the crafty, incredibly sneaky, Still hungry Thanksgiving ghost. - Anonymous

Your Secret's Secure
Thanksgiving's the time in November each year When our thoughts about food seem to richen, When turkey and dressing and other good stuff Is being prepared in the kitchen. But the stores did their homework way in advance; They know what your real needs will be; They know you'll come shopping to buy up their best, And those sharing your

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$209,000 - 8573 Railroad Place SE, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 2
   Bathrooms: 1
   Sq. Footage: 1,130
   Year Built: 1927
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 569706
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Doni Walsh
Broker
425-777-0950
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For a showing call Doni Walsh 425.777.0950. Peaceful, historic Snoqualmie home with easy I-90 access. Minutes to Issaquah, Bellevue, Seattle, mountains, & skiing. Large, fenced, corner lot with beautiful garden area, Mt. Si view and room for RV parking. Craftsman home with cased moldings & hardwood. Lots of
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Feng (Mark) Chen, Broker

  • Email:  Mark.Feng@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Cell:  503-709-2028

We are happy to Welcome Mark Chen to The Cascade Team!  Mark will be joining our new Portland office with Marvin Von Renchler!

Here is a little bit about Mark:

I was born in China and came to the US when I was 6 months old. I grew up here in Portland. My father had a couple of family restaurants in Redmond, OR, Ontario, OR, and Vernonia, OR. So I've lived in those places for a little bit. I've also lived in Vancouver, WA for a few years. I am very familiar with the Portland metro area.  I have a background as a Loan Officer and I was also doing Loan Processing. I started getting into investments with properties and I've bought a couple of houses. I

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"I Can See Clearly   Now." Johnny Nash may have hit number one on the charts with this classic tune in 1972, and forty-one years later the markets would sure love a clear sign regarding when the Fed may taper its Bond purchase program known as Quantitative Easing.
 
                                                                           Remember that the Fed   has been purchasing $85 billion in Bonds and Treasuries each month to   stimulate the economy and housing market. This includes Mortgage Bonds, to   which home loan rates are tied. Last week, the minutes from the Fed's October   meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee revealed that members did   discuss tapering these purchases–but there was no clear

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Most prospective home buyers and borrowers are not likely to know how mortgage rates are truly determined on a daily basis. Many borrowers are often surprised to discover that mortgage rates change daily, occasionally changing numerous times throughout the course of the day.

Borrowers who are trying to make a decision as to when to “lock in” their interest rate and/or may be deciding on which lender to use, may find that comparison shopping is a bit more difficult to do when interest rates are a moving target. The way the mortgage lending industry works and how mortgage rates are set may be viewed as somewhere between “a bit confusing” to “the entire banking and mortgage lending world seems to be engaged in an industry version of 3

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What does it mean for most new home buyers or those looking to refinance?

Most of the new regulations applied to mortgage lending will take effect on January 10, 2014. For consumers, loan applications taken on or after this date will be subject to the new rules. These new rules and regulations have been adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and implement changes in the laws that govern mortgage lending, specifically Regulation Z and Regulation X, as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. (Officially, Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)

As we approach January 10th, 2014, consumers may begin to see and hear a great deal

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A quitclaim deed is the simplest way that one person (the grantor) can transfer property, such as a house, to another person (the grantee). It is often used among family members to remove or change someone's name from the property title. While the concept is simple and straightforward — relinquishing all ownership claims to a particular property — it's also important to note what a quitclaim can't do.

In renouncing the claim, the grantor makes no guarantee of promise that the property is free of debt. Another important distinction is that the grantor makes no promise that no one else claims to own the property. The quitclaim deed says, in effect, that the grantor is signing over whatever ownership he or she may have

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Why Choose Us To Buy A New Home

The Cascade Team is a real estate brokerage whose focus is centered on customer service.  Our customer's are our number one priority and our local agent team works hard to not only find properties that meet your needs and wants, but also leverages their local market knowledge to help guide you through the home search process.  Our commitment to excellence in service is unparalleled in the areas in which we serve.  While we offer a number of online tools to assist you with your home search, having a knowledgeable local agent to guide you is so important, especially when the local market heats up.  Multiple offers, escalation clauses, negotiations, etc, are all critical items in helping you secure your new home, and that's

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$460,000 - 1904 Juneberry Court NE, Issaquah

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,059
   Year Built: 2003
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Townhouse / Condo
   MLS® Number: 568339
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Matt Jensen
Branch Manager - Issaquah Highlands Office
206.909.8200
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Coveted Sorrento town home end unit with quiet location at end of street. Largest Sorrento floor plan offers den on main, magnificent great room, 3 bedrooms upstairs including large master view suite. Plus attached large TWO CAR
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$740,000 - 1477 26th Avenue NE, Issaquah

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 3,098
   Year Built: 2009
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 568459
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Matt Jensen
Branch Manager - Issaquah Highlands Office
206.909.8200
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For a showing call Matt Jensen 206.909.8200. Exceptional Buchan resale in highly coveted Wisteria Park. This alley-load home has the ideal floor plan with a main floor den, 3 bedrooms up plus a large bonus or flex room upstairs. Elegant
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