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Property tax exemption program for senior citizens and disabled persons

 

Available To:
Taxpayers who are, on December 31 of the year before the taxes are due, at least 61 years of age or older; OR retired from regular gainful employment by reason of disability; OR a veteran of the armed forces of the United States entitled to and receiving compensation from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs at a total disability rating for a service-connected disability.

Program Benefits:
The qualifying applicant receives a reduction in the amount of property taxes due.  The amount of the reduction is based on the applicant's income, the value of the residence, and the local levy rates.

Qualifying Activity:
Own and occupy a

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With inventory low and eager buyers driving prices up faster than traffic backs up on the 405 during rush hour, how can a seller best strategize for a successful home sale--and avoid pitfalls?

Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the buyers line up.

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique, and has its own story to tell.

When it comes to setting the price of a house, the only thing to do is to look at the recent sales and active listings of similar homes in your area. Combine this research with the inside market knowledge of a local real estate agent, and you can confidently choose your list price.

In this

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With inventory low and eager buyers driving prices up faster than traffic backs up on the 405 during rush hour, how can a seller best strategize for a successful home sale--and avoid pitfalls?

Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the buyers line up.

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique, and has its own story to tell.

When it comes to setting the price of a house, the only thing to do is to look at the recent sales and active listings of similar homes in your area. Combine this research with the inside market knowledge of a local real estate agent, and you can confidently choose your list price.

In this market

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Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters: 

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! | MyKCM

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’

The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations

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Familiarity does not always inspire popularity. Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from historic and scenic Snoqualmie Falls, The BIndlestick is situated across from Snoqualmie's Railway Museum. Conveniently walkable, the location is extremely close to the Snoqualmie River front parks such as Riverview Park and Sandy Cove picnic locations.

 

 

The Bindlestick is owned and operated by local 18 year Snoqualmie resident, Rachelle Armstrong, and her local staff. Rachelle bought the business from a friend, another local resident, and has truly made the place her own! It's almost as if The Bindlestick was waiting for her before show casing its true Snoqualmie colors!

These are not the only reasons locals seem to be obsessed with the popular

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Housing Crisis 2018: Lack of Housing Supply Creates Critical Shortage In All Price Points

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

WESTERN WASHINGTON and specifically (King County) is in the midst of a housing crisis. But the affordable housing crisis isn't just hitting Seattle. It's spreading to outlying areas, where fewer and fewer people can now afford. This is largely the result of lopsided supply and demand. According to recent real estate reports, housing markets across King County are still suffering from a lack of inventory. There are plenty of buyers entering the market, but not enough properties to go around. Last year King County prices soared over 11% on average with some areas nearing 30% appreciation in just 1 year.

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Becky McKindley!

We are happy to welcome Becky McKindley to The Cascade Team Woodinville Office.  She will be providing Administrative Assistance to both Shannon Woodcock, Managing Broker and Dafna Shalev.

"I have been in real estate since 2005.  I have been working in Office Management since 1984.  I am a wife, mother of four and grandmother to eight. My hobbies include reading, jewelry making with beads, kite flying, stamp and coin collecting and singing. I previously worked with Home Smart Real Estate. I look forward to working at The Cascade Team in the Woodinville Office."

Becky will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing her success!

 OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade

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Great graphic by 'Keeping Current Matters' that sums up this age old question.

Should I Wait until next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM    

Some Highlights:

  • The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.3% over the next 12 months.
  • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!
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If there’s one thing most early forecasters agree on, it’s that home prices will continue to rise. Where they differ however, is how much they will rise.

The median price of a home across the Seattle metro area has now soared 80 percent since bottoming out five years ago, and its up 20 percent over the old pre-bubble peak a decade ago.

As Seattle marks a full year as America’s hottest housing market, with no end in sight, recent predictions from housing analysts suggest that the Seattle real estate market could continue to outpace the nation well into 2018, in terms of home price appreciation.

 

Seattle is now a full year into its reign as the hottest housing market in the country, an unusually long surge that doesn’t look likely

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

Western Washington and specifically (King County) is in the midst of a housing crisis. But the affordable housing crisis isn't just hitting Seattle. It's spreading to outlying areas, where fewer and fewer people can now afford. This is largely the result of lopsided supply and demand. According to recent real estate reports, housing markets across King County are still suffering from a lack of inventory. There are plenty of buyers entering the market, but not enough properties to go around. Last year King County prices soared over 11% on average with some areas nearing 30% appreciation in just 1 year.

So what can home buyers expect from the King County, Washington real estate market in

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