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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

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  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: 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 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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Price Increases Are Challenging Buyers

As home prices and interest rates rise, more buyers, especially first-time purchasers, are under pressure. Home prices rose sharply in the last quarter of 2016, fueled by low inventory, particularly in the entry-level home price range. Federal policies that restrict access to credit, including suspension of a planned reduction in FHA mortgage insurance premiums and high guarantee fees by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will add to affordability woes.

More Renters Change Their Status

The share of former renters who have taken the plunge into homeownership has slowly but steadily increased over the last two years. The ex-renters include first-time buyers and so-called boomerang buyers who have reentered the

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Byron Henderson!

Byron Henderson

  • Office:  800-509-6905 ext. 1175
  • Cell:  253-486-9990
  • Fax: 425-996-9520

We are happy to welcome Byron Henderson to The Cascade Team!  He and his wife, Tess, are now working as a real estate team out of our main Issaquah Office. 

Byron has over 25 years of sales and management experience. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys bow-hunting, hiking, fishing and spending time with his family.  

Byron will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to their success!


Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can

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