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KIRKLAND, Washington (May 5, 2015) – Northwest Multiple Listing Service members notched a record high level of pending sales during April, surpassing the year-ago volume by nearly 1,800 transactions. Both closed sales and prices also surged last month as the spring market kicked into high gear.

Buyer confidence and buyer ability to purchase are fueling activity, suggested Ken Anderson, the managing broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympia Realty. "Long building pent-up demand is being unleashed," he commented.

  • Pending Sales increase by 18.7%
  • Closed Sales up 24.3% YTD
  • Prices up 12.4%

MLS members reported an 18.7 percent year-over-year increase in pending sales, with the volume of mutually accepted offers rising from

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For the 10th year, The Cascade Team once again hosted Project Crayon Drive this April!   The residents of Northtowne and QFC Northtowne in Bellevue helped brighten a child’s life at Seattle Children’s Hospital by donating Crayola Crayons.  On Sat April 25 from 10am-2pm, customers at Northtowne QFC  donated crayons for children who find themselves receiving medical care at the Hospital.  For the young who find themselves at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sometimes the simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors.  Several Northtowne residents shared their stories of medical help they received for their adopted children from Seattle Childrens’ which  allowed the children to lead a normal

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Adventures in Gig Harbor!

To fully enjoy this park you need to check the tide tables and you want to go to the tide table and select a date or range of days.  In my case I selected May 4th, best day of the year because it's my Birthday!!!

Day High/Low Tide Time Height Ft Sunrise/Sunrise Moon Time % Moon Visible
4 Low 12:07 AM 5.2 5:49 PM Set 6:25 AM 99%
4 High 5:30 AM 11.0 8:26 PM Rise 9:11 PM  
4 Low 12:19 PM -0.7        
4 High 7:10 PM 11.4        

You will see that you have low tide at 12:07 AM, not going to a hike then! And low again at 12:19 PM, perfect time for a hike. Its best to leave about an

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April 4, 2012 report summary: March STAT reports a continuation of good news seen over the last several months. A 7.9% decline in inventory to 21,863, coupled with a 22.3% rise in sales to 8,869, exerts positive pressure on pric-ing. Once again STAT reports gains in all four pricing metrics: median and average prices, for both listing and sales. The upward pricing trend that began in the August/September time frame contin-ues. Although not robust, it is steady and definitely upward.

MSI dropped to 2.47 in March, which makes for a brisk market, fueling Subscriber complaints over lack of adequate inventory. The current forces of supply and demand should support this upward pricing trend. Valley pricing fell approximately 60% between

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$819,000 - 21407 NE 146th Place, Woodinville
  Bedrooms : 4
  Bathrooms : 3.5
  Sq. Footage : 3,327
  Year Built : 1997
  Garage Spaces : 3
  Type : Residential
  MLS® Number : 780623
 
 
 
 
 
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Shannon Woodcock
Real Estate Broker
206.484.5330
Schedule a Showing
Request More Info
For details contact Shannon Woodcock at 206-484-5330. Outstanding Home, Property & Location ~ This is the ENTIRE package!
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$899,900 - 10008 NE 117th Ct. , Kirkland

   Bedrooms: 8
   Bathrooms: 4
   Sq. Footage: 3,207
   Year Built: 1977
   Type: Multi-Family
   MLS® Number: 780428
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Nadir Zulqernain
Broker
425-533-2722
Schedule a Showing
Request More Info
For details contact Nadir Zulqernain at 425-533-2722. Rare Opportunity for savvy investors. Location. Location. Location. Scarce Kirkland 4-plex. 3 minutes from 405, steps from Juanita Beach. Across from the fast growing, high-end rental area in Kirkland with all the facilities and conveniences it has to
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Hello and Happy Friday!
I hope you are having a beautiful, sunny May Day! Below are some merrymaking local events. I am looking forward to the Ballard Jazz Festival, such a great town with so many tasty places to eat. Real Estate is bustling right now, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you with your Real Estate needs. 
Warmly,  Hailey  You can also visit my website: http://hailey.thecascadeteam.com Random
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Potential home buyers say they aren’t concerned about navigating the home-buying process, but a deeper look shows that their anxiety is high. A new national survey from Chase Bank called "Insights From the Mind of the Homebuyer,” shows that more buyers are anxious about the buying process (70 percent) than they are about getting a root canal (64 percent) or public speaking (62 percent).Learn how your market expertise can help calm anxious clients.

The survey, based on responses from more than 1,000 consumers, also found that home-buying can cause tension among couples. One-third of home-buying couples say they’ve been bickering with their partner during the process. One reason for the spats may be the budget. Men and women show differences in their

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The stats don't lie! What a great time to be a seller. Remember, we have an unparalleled marketing plan and service for only a 1% listing fee. If you're selling, why pay more and get less?

With April 2015 now in the rear view mirror, let’s have a look at our monthly stats preview. First up, here’s the snapshot of all the data as far back as my historical information goes, with the latest, high, and low values highlighted for each series:

King & Snhomish County Stats Preview

First, a tiny ray of good news… Listing inventory did manage to increase slightly in both King and Snohomish. Meanwhile, sales also shot up in both counties as well. Year-over-year sales were up well into the double digits in both counties, while inventory was down double digits. Foreclosure notices declined

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