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Welcome To The Cascade Team Annie Koesterman!

Annie Koesterman

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1157
  • Cell:  253-514-0340
  • Fax:  425-996-9520

We are happy to welcome Annie Koesterman to The Cascade Team! 

Annie will be working out of our Tacoma Office with Managing Broker, Roger Stensland.

Annie Koesterman is a Washington real estate agent and has been in the real estate business for over 12 years.  Annie's coverage area includes Gig Harbor, Burley, Port Orchard, Vaughn and surrounding areas. 

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


Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the

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Welcome to The Cascade Team Matt Case!

Matt Case

We are happy to welcome Matt Case to The Cascade Team!

Matt will be working out of our Woodinville office under our Managing Broker, Shannon Woodcock.

Matt Case is passionate about merging two of the things that he loves in life: real estate and helping others.
As a child, while other kids were interested comic books, Matt enjoyed looking through home plans and designing his dream home.  His drive to serve others, as well as his dedication towards honesty, hard work, attention to detail, and perseverance had been instilled in him at an early age, as the son and

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Thanksgiving evokes certain unshakable images: Long tables crammed with too much food. Beloved and bickering family members consuming way too much of that food. Overstuffed family members staggering away from the table to watch football. And once the crumbs and turkey bones and cranberries are cleared away, just about everyone gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.

While prowling the malls for fantastic deals has become enshrined as a traditional part of many Americans’ holiday season, it has long been considered conventional wisdom that this sales fervor doesn’t extend to shopping for a home—that there’s no deluge of would-be buyers surfing the Web for listings or slogging through the (presumed) snow to open houses.

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The Cascade Team is excited to be joining up with the Firefighters for Kids Foundation to collect toys for children who are sick, injured, “at-risk”, and homeless.

This foundation’s members consist of active and retired firefighters, EMTs, air transport and ED workers. They have all witnessed and assisted children in need, and were inspired to start the annual toy drive to bring some joy to under-privileged children during the holiday season.

Bring new and unopened toys to one of our drop off locations before December 18th here in Spokane and Spokane Valley, WA. These toys get will all get delivered to children before the holidays. Help us make a difference in a child’s life this Christmas! Check out the video here for more information.

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Barry Killian!

Barry Killian

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1155
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • Mobile:  425-395-6308

We are happy to welcome Barry Killian to The Cascade Team!  Barry will be working out of our main Issaquah Office. 

Being born and raised in the PNW (Issaquah to be specific), I have a passion for this area.  Knowing this area as I do, I would love to help you find your dream home.  My wife and I have successfully run several businesses, and I look forward to bringing my business sense, negotiating skills, and my "No Quit" attitude to both your home search or the listing of your home.  I look forward to working with you.

Barry will be a wonderful addition to The

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Join us for our 11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!

Located at Railroad Park in Downtown Snoqualmie:  7971 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie WA

Saturday, November 26th at 5:30pm

The city of Snoqualmie’s annual tree lighting ceremony is a week earlier this year, taking place the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

From 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26, come to Railroad Park for an evening of caroling, choir music, Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate, visits with Santa and refreshments. Santa arrives to light the tree at 6:30 p.m. and then to visit with children.

Along with the Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate,  downtown Snoqualmie businesses will also welcome guests with a variety

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Enjoy Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides in Gilman Village!

As Part of the "Shop Local" event this Saturday in Gilman Village enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides, some holiday carols, and an all around great time for the entire family. The event will take place right outside our main Issaquah office in Gilman Village.  Local shoppers will take a free trolley from Issaquah Highlands, to downtown Issaquah, and Gilman Village to shop at our local stores.  The trolley will be running all day and the Gilman Village drop off location is next to Lucky You.

Our booth will be next to The Black Duck Cask and Bottle.  We'll have free horse drawn carriage rides, candy canes, and Cascade Team flyers.

Located in Issaquah's Gilman Village:  355 NW Gilman

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large house sellers disclosure  

When it comes to selling your home, heed your mother’s advice: Honesty is always the best policy.

It’s a question that plagues many residential sales: As a seller, what do you — and don’t you — need to tell the buyer about your home? “My rule of thumb is this: If you’re not sure if you should disclose something, you probably should,”. “Think of seller disclosures like a Carfax report.” Plus, the harm in not disclosing something can result in some serious legal and financial woes. Here’s a list of what you legally need to include in your sellers’ disclosure to keep yourself out of hot water.

1. Lead paint

One item is a must when it comes to being upfront with potential buyers: the use of lead-based paint in your home. “If the home

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Got a lucky number? Like, a really lucky, Powerball-deciding, superstition-fueling, wedding date–determining number you evoke like an enchanted incantation? For surprisingly large numbers of Americans, that magic number is 7. But that’s not the case with the Chinese. In Chinese culture, 8, or ba, is considered the luckiest number because its pronunciation is similar to fa, which means to make a fortune.

With the surge of Chinese buyers in the U.S. property market—the National Association of Realtors® estimates that Chinese buyers will purchase $27.3 billion in residential properties by the end of 2016—we’ve seen increasing numbers of homes priced at $888,888 to lure buyers.

But could the pursuit of good luck really be driving unusual real

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In an update to a story we reported on Monday:

Facebook Ends Ethnic Targeting Ads....

Facebook announced that it will no longer permit marketers who buy housing, credit-related, or employment ads to post on its site to target ethnic groups. U.S. lawmakers had warned the social media giant that the Facebook feature allowing marketers to target users in such ways could be discriminatory.

“There are many nondiscriminatory uses of our ethnic-affinity solution in these areas, but we have decided that we can best guard against discrimination by suspending these types of ads,” Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, wrote in a blog post.

Facebook did not allow advertisers to target someone specifically by race, per se, but by what

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