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April 2018

Found 36 blog entries for April 2018.

Home purchasers seeking to stand out in competitive housing markets should consider a mortgage professional based in the area.

Don’t discount the benefits of shopping local—even for a mortgage professional.

In tight housing markets where bidding wars are common, buyers who need financing can strengthen their offers by working with a locally based mortgage broker or loan officer, real-estate agents and lenders say. “Getting a local person helps you over certain humps—it just really does,” said Laura Hodgson, a real-estate agent with The Cascade Team , who works in The Greater Seattle Area, and keeps a list of trusted mortgage pros on her website HERE.

Agents want to work with buyers whose lenders know the local market and have a record of

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$959,000 - 8822 Mcintosh Ct Se, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 5
   Bathrooms: 2.75
   Sq. Footage: 3,547
   Year Built: 2008
   Garage Spaces: 3
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1258660
  Laura A. Hodgson
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Dream Home loaded w/ upgrades situated on a LARGE greenbelt lot w/ STUNNING Sunroom (heated floors and power blinds) adj to private outdr liv space, artificial lawn, Koi pond w/ house, water feature, MT SI VIEW, fully fenced, pergola & arbor, irrigation system. Too many
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• Sammamish QFC -- 2902 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 – 10am to 2pm
• Klahanie QFC -- 4570 Klahanie Dr SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 – 10am to 3pm 
• Bothell QFC -- 18921 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 – 11am to 1pm 
• North Bend QFC -- 460 E North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045 – 12pm to 4pm 
• Newcastle QFC -- 6940 Coal Creek Pkwy SE, Newcastle, WA 98059 – 12pm to 4pm 
• Bellevue QFC -- 10116 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 – 10am to 2pm
• Mill Creek QFC -- 10116 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 – 10am to 2pm
• Snoqualmie Ridge Safeway -- 34828 SE Douglas St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 10am to 1pm
• Issaquah Highlands Wells Fargo Bank -- 1527 Highlands Dr NE, Issaquah, WA 98029 10am to

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The decision to go with Shane and Anne for the sale of our beloved home of 14 years is one I'll never regret.  As a team they work seamlessly to ensure all details are addressed and that the utmost care is taken with each client.  Though I know they have others at any given time, Shane and Anne made me feel like I was their only one.  And I might add I didn't always feel that way with past real estate transactions.  

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Shane and Anne checked in frequently during the days leading up to our home sale and prior to pictures they helped me out immensely so that each room looked the way we wanted it to.  They truly are full service listing agents but at a discounted rate.  Their

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Sheri Denlinger!

Sheri is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Washington. She has been a resident of Spokane's South Hill for 50+ years, she is a registered Tax Professional, Bookkeeper & Notary Public. She has been married for 40+years to her husband Wayne, has 6 children and 6 grandchildren. She was a stay-at-home mom and home-schooled her children for 25 years. Sheri and her husband have purchased and remodeled 6 homes over the years, so construction and remodeling is a regular part of life. Her favorite vacation spot is the Oregon Coast and she enjoys nature walks, hikes and exploring. 

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


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Welcome To The Cascade Team Martin Bademian!

Having owned five homes (four in Spokane and one 10 acre vacant lot) and having been involved in a great number of home purchase transactions as a mortgage loan consultant (9 years) I am intimately and intuitively familiar with Spokane.  I have lived in North Spokane, several locations in The Spokane Valley, Downtown and several locations in The South Hill of Spokane.

From 1978 to now I have lived in Spokane, living other places a few short years but always coming back to Spokane.  This is what keeps bringing me back to Spokane: The people, places, sun, seasons, family and great familiarity.

Graduate of Washington State University; first job out of college was with the Internal Revenue Service

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A basic beginner's explanation for our soaring home prices in King County: There are a lot more people searching for homes, and far fewer homes available for them to buy.

There just aren’t enough homes for sale.

The number of homes on the market is at a low point for records that date back to 2000, despite the big increase in population over that span.

King County had only about 2,000 homes (single-family and condo) for sale last month. During the average month of March over the last two decades, the region had more than 7,800 homes for sale — nearly four times as many.

You may think homeowners would want to cash out: The average homeowner across the metro area who sells today has owned the home for about 10 years and makes a 64

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$550,000 - 711 122nd St Ct Nw, Gig Harbor

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,470
   Year Built: 1996
   Garage Spaces: 3
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1276388
  Laura A. Hodgson
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Stunning Colvos Passage rambler features open concept w/ formal dining, office, vaulted ceilings, well-designed kitchen with eating area leads to spacious patio, gazebo, gorgeous water feature & thoughtful landscaping. Private greenbelt & cul-de-sac location. Lg Master w/
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Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters   How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State? | MyKCM  

It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 states, and Washington, D.C.

States in the Midwest came out on top as most affordable, requiring the smallest salaries in order to buy a median-priced home. States with large metropolitan areas saw a bump in the average salary needed to buy with California, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii edging out all others with the highest salaries required.

Below is a map with the full results of the study:

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State? | MyKCM

GoBankingRates gave this advice to anyone considering a

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Mike Kessler!

Mike is another transplant from California and comes to us with many years of real estate experience.  He and his family moved to Arizona and he is still licensed in CA and does quite a bit of referral business over there as well.  Mike loves helping people and always works hard to put his customers first. Mike will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing his success!


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 clients. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and

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