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Welcome To The Cascade Team Andrea Nieman!

Andrea Nieman

  • Office: 1-800-509-6905 ext. 1105
  • Fax: 425-996-9520
  • Cell: 425-260-4940
  • andrea@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Andrea Nieman to The Cascade Team!  

My name is Andrea Nieman and I am a licensed Real Estate Agent.

I chose Real Estate as a career after being a stay at home mom for 16 years and working part time as an educator for the Kent School District.
I was born in Seattle and am proud to be a Seattle native and enjoy everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I am very familiar with Seattle and all surrounding areas including: Bothell and the Northend, Bellevue and the Eastside and all of Seattle including, West, North and South. I reside in Renton

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We are VERY happy to welcome Laura back to The Cascade Team. Laura worked for The Cascade Team from late 2008 until 2013, and after a few years away we are happy to bring back a wonderful broker and show her all of the added advancements we have made in the past few years. Many of you probably remember Laura so I'm sure she would love hearing from you! Laura is also newly marring to James (Who Janet has already started making football bets with!)

Glad you are back Home Laura!

I am genuinely excited that as a part of this team, I have something exceptional to offer prospective clients. I am happy to be one of few

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Home Values in Seattle and Charlotte

Comparison Highlights

 

Seattle, WA tends to be more expensive for home buyers than Charlotte, NC. During the last year, Seattle home values have risen by 12.8%, while Charlotte home values have risen by 5.8%.

Seattle is 193% more densely populated than Charlotte

People are 6% less likely to be married in Seattle

The Median Age is 2.7 years older in Seattle

Cost of Living Comparison Highlights

 

Charlotte is 48.3% less expensive than Seattle

Charlotte, housing costs are 100.9% less than Seattle, housing costs.

Health related expenses are 21.7% less in Charlotte.

Crime

The crime indices range 1-100. A higher number corresponds with more crime. Our crime rates are based

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Puget Sound area home sales, prices still strong as backlog of buyers compete for scarce inventory

  • Average Home Price in King County Hits $508,000: (1st Time over $500k)
  • Prices up 15.5% YTD
  • Buyers Continue to Compete For Scarce Inventory
  • King County now "Well Above" Pre-Recession Record for July 2007

KIRKLAND, Washington (January 6, 2016) – Home prices have "clearly recovered" in King County and a few other areas served by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Many member-brokers say prices are likely to keep rising as a backlog of buyers compete for depleted inventory.

Those were among reactions from brokers upon reviewing the December statistics from the MLS. The latest report shows the year ended on a mostly positive note

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The Cascade Team is a brokerage built to support our agents, provide the best training and technology, and to be a vital part of the communities we serve. 

As you look at brokerages to call home and build your real estate career, there are two very important questions you should always ask yourself. The answers to these questions are critical to the success of your career as a real estate professional.

Does your real estate brokerage help you sell homes?

OR

Does your brokerage sell “things” to the real estate agents?


By providing full marketing support which can be seen HERE: The Cascade Team not only helps you attract more listings, But we also help you attract more buyers. In face we currently represent 53% Buyers and 47%

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The Cascade Team is the only brokerage to develop a  proprietary system specifically designed to generate maximum exposure of your home and stimulate multiple offers often resulting in higher than asking price sales and save you thousands!

1) Interactive Marketing Boards provide direct links to your home’s Personal Property website by “Text” “QR-Bar Code”, or “Website” and Provided unprecedented information about your home!







Interactive Marketing Boards provide direct links to your home’s Personal Property website by “Text” “QR-Bar Code”, or “Website” and Provided unprecedented information about your home!

  • Access by Smart-Phone or tablet
  • Unlimited marketing remarks
  • Unlimited photos & Virtual Tour
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Planning to buy a home sometime soon? It’s an expensive proposition, and if you need help coming up with a down payment, it’s important to know which sources you can tap to make your home-buying dreams come true. Here are four ways to borrow a down payment.

1. 401(k) retirement plans or liquid assets

Many 401(k) plans have special borrowing provisions that allow you to repay the amount borrowed with preferential terms. Some 401(k) plans even allow you to avoid penalties buying a primary home, while others have fewer restrictions for first-time homebuyers (defined as someone who hasn’t owned a home in the past 36 months). Every 401(k) plan is different so check for details with your Human Resources department. Additionally, if you have liquid

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Puget Sound area home sales, prices still strong as backlog of buyers compete for scarce inventory

  • Average Home Price in King County Hits $508,000: (1st Time over $500k)
  • Prices up 15.5% YTD
  • Buyers Continue to Compete For Scarce Inventory
  • King County now "Well Above" Pre-Recession Record for July 2007

KIRKLAND, Washington (January 6, 2016) – Home prices have "clearly recovered" in King County and a few other areas served by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Many member-brokers say prices are likely to keep rising as a backlog of buyers compete for depleted inventory.

Those were among reactions from brokers upon reviewing the December statistics from the MLS. The latest report shows the year ended on a mostly positive note

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Pricing is all about supply and demand. No automated valuation program found on-line can perfectly price your home. For that you need an experienced Real Estate agent who knows your market and who has a track record of success in your area. It's part art and part science, and no two agents price property the same way.

 Here are some of the steps that go into properly pricing your home.

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Pull Comparable Listings and Sales

  • Look at every similar home that was or is listed in the same neighborhood over the past six months.
  • The list should contain homes within a 1/4 mile to a
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Check out this move in ready home in Gilbert, just listed for sale by local Realtor Sharon Flemming (623) 313-8659.  See more information on the local schools and amenities at the property website.  If you are thinking about selling your home, see all the marketing and technology we use at our home seller marketing page.

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