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March 2017

Found 26 blog entries for March 2017.

SNOQUALMIE RIDGE HEADLINES

By Becky Lower

 

How much did the average home in Snoqualmie Ridge appreciate in 2016? The average home appreciated 15.2%! The average selling price in 2015 was $574,857 ($215/sqft). In 2016, the average selling price was $662,091 ($244/sqft)

How much is the average price per square foot difference between new construction and re-sale homes? The average price per square foot for new construction sales so far this year is averaging $258.48 for single family homes.  The average price per square foot for re-sales (similar build quality as the new construction) so far this year is $253.39, so roughly a $5.00 price per square foot savings per re-sales.

How much are homes on the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC Golf Course (The

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Help us Brighten a Child's Life!

For the 12th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this April! For the young who find themselves at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sometimes the simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. Yet, something as simple as crayons often goes overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a couple to use.

And that’s where The Cascade Team — in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Guild Association and several area merchants — comes in. Throughout the month of April, agents from The Cascade Team will be walking neighborhoods and spreading the word about Project

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Call Jeff at 602.481.1009 For More information

3408 W. WARREN DRIVE, ANTHEM, ARIZONA

A beautiful home in a Traditions Neighborhood! Great curb appeal! This one-owner home shows pride of ownership. Open concept kitchen/family room area, breakfast area/kitchen island/breakfast bar with view of gorgeous pool in the backyard. Spacious master bedroom, formal living and dining rooms! New gas water heater in garage and 1 year transferable home warranty with One Guard. Neighborhood park is around the corner.

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The Cascade Team is a real estate brokerage whose focus is centered on customer service.  Our customers 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 where our service and

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Lake Sammamish Homes For Sale

Your Dream Home On The Lake.

Even though is seems as if the rain will never stop this year, Spring has arrived and Summer sits somewhere just around the corner. If you've been dreaming of that stunning new lake home on Lake Sammamish or anywhere in the surrounding area take a look at what's available and learn a little of the local area and lake history! 

At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington and is one of the major recreational lakes in the state. The lake provides activities for fishermen, boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, swimmers, picnickers, and those just wanting to enjoy the scenery. Lake Sammamish is less than a 30 minute drive from Seattle, making…
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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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