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June 2018

Found 32 blog entries for June 2018.

Check out the video of our new Buckeye listing below

Move in ready single family home in Buckeye AZ. This piece of real estate showcases 4 beds, 2 baths, the wide hallway entrance opens to a generous sized living/great room and eat in kitchen . For more info call Local Buckeye Realtor Rebecca Medrano at 602.509.1099 or visit  http://5786381.thecascadeteam.com/.  This home is being promoted on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com and is move in ready. Contact Rebecca today for a personal showing of this great home.

25389 W. Maldonado Court, Buckeye, Arizona

Only a 3 year old home!! Charming single level Buckeye property located in Blue Hills Subdivision. Cul de sac, premium 8044 sqft. lot size, with an RV gate won’t last long.  Split floor plan, 4

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The search is over! Nestled in the coveted Overdale Park neighborhood, this beauty with a fully finished daylight basement will surely impress. Complete down to the stud remodel & addition 13 years ago. Easy living awaits you in the generous great room. Family room w/ a stone fireplace, soaring ceilings & huge    picture windows that frame the tranquil backyard setting. Prepare your favorite meals in the well-designed kitchen. Slab granite, stainless steel appliances &     hardwood floors enhance the space. Unwind after a long day in the sumptuous master suite complete w/ a spa-inspired bathroom! Office, sizeable laundry & mud room, 2 additional bedrooms & a full guest bathroom,

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These are exciting times. You've finally outgrown apartment life or living with your parents or sharing a place with waaaaayyyyy too many roommates, and you're ready to take the leap to homeownership. Now it's time to prepare. As you embark on this journey, beware of six important don'ts that could potentially derail your purchase.

Don't think it's too early to get prequalified

So, you're just going to go out "looking" at houses, you say? The time when you just expect to drive around a little and maybe visit an open house or two is obviously the time when you're going to fall in love with a house and want to make a move on it right away. If you're not already prequalified with a lender, you may not have a chance at it. Competition is fierce

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This week we visited the lovely patio at the Whistle Stop Ale House after a leisurely stroll through the Renton Farmers Market. This family owned neighborhood pub has been around since 1995. They are known for their amazing staff and great food. They aren’t kidding! Our waitress, Sarah, was awesome and friendly. We had a beer (it is an Ale House and that seems appropriate) and the Toasted Pesto Bread. Both were delicious. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 Days a week. This family friendly restaurant offers Kids Eat Free on Monday nights and the next Brewers Night featuring Hale's Brewery is on July 12, 6-9pm. They are located in downtown Renton on the corner of 4th and Williams. Check it out.

ENTER TO WIN!! We are giving away a $25 gift

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Decorate your bikes and trikes and show your patriotic spirit by participating in the annual 4th of July Parade at Snoqualmie Ridge.

The parade begins at 10:30 am at Cascade View Elementary. 

Following the parade, join us at Community Park for an afternoon celebration filled with food, games, music, face painting, pony rides and more… And come visit The Cascade Team as we host FREE Sno-Cones for our 13th straight year along with some other fun free giveaways! The Mt Si Highschool Cheerleaders will also be assisting The Cascade Team this year at the Sno-Cone Booth!!

It’s a free event open to the Snoqualmie community and typically attended by thousands every year.  So grab your family, your red, white and blue – and see you at the park!
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Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact? | MyKCM

Economists and analysts know that the country has experienced economic growth for almost a decade. They also know that a recession can’t be too far off. A recent report by Zillow Research shed light on a survey conducted by Pulsenomics in which they asked economists, investment strategists and market analysts how they felt about the current housing market. That report revealed the possible timing of the next recession:

“Experts largely expect the next recession to begin in 2020.”

That timing concurs with a recent survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal:

“The economic expansion that began in mid-2009 and already ranks as the second-longest in American history most likely

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  Once you've made an offer on a home and all contingencies have been met by both parties, closing on the property becomes final. Closing costs are generally 4% of your loan amount, but this can vary. To help you get a sense of what's left to be done, here are 10 steps involved in closing the deal:
  1. Draw up a purchase offer with detailed contingencies in place
  2. Seller accepts the deal or counteroffers with contingencies and price changes of their own
  3. Submit your deposit, also known as "earnest money"
  4. Apply for your loan if you aren't already pre-approved
  5. Have the home inspected by a licensed home inspector
  6. Get the house appraised
  7. Perform a title search, buy title insurance, and homeowners insurance, as required by your lender
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According to the Wall Street Journal, Mortgage financing giant Freddie Mac has announced it will offer low-cost loans to multifamily property owners who keep their buildings affordable to middle-class families. Landlords will receive lower interest rates if they agree to make the majority of their units affordable for tenants who earn 80 percent or less of the area's median income. The units also must remain affordable for the term of the loan, which typically spans about a decade. To launch the program, Freddie will back $500 million in loans to the Bridge Investment Group, which is a landlord with a portfolio of about 30,000 apartments around the country. Bridge has pinpointed 38 metro areas across the country for investment. Freddie Mac's

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Welcome to this true gem in the heart of Sammamish. Close proximity to Issaquah schools, parks and it is just minutes from shopping. The formal living and dining room combo lend    itself well to easy entertaining. Easy living awaits you in the ample sized family room which boasts hardwood floors, a large brick fireplace and  windows which frame the tranquil      backyard setting. Prepare your favorite meals in the spacious kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms in addition to the master suite which boasts a luxurious master bath with granite countertops and a lavish walk-in shower. All bathrooms have been recently updated as well. Enjoy summer nights relaxing in the private yard featuring

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Welcome to summer! Steve and I are kicking off the summer solstice with a new series on our Favorite Renton Patios! It’s also the perfect way to schedule a date night once a week and then tell you about our favorite neighborhood finds. This summer we will feature restaurants with patios and report back what we learn. We are kicking off the series at the lovely Maplewood Golf Course’s River Rock Grill. Beautiful patio with live music Friday and Saturday nights. We ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp and bruschetta. Both were delicious. Daily happy hour is from 2-6pm. Check it out.  

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