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  KIRKLAND, Washington (Feb. 6, 2017) – Western Washington’s “high velocity” market continued during January with the number of pending sales (7,745) outgaining the number of new listings (6,507), according to new figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.  
  • Properties are moving through the market at an unusually fast pace
  • Active Listings Decline By 21%
  • If home buyers were hoping that January would start to bring more balance to the housing market, they’re going to be sorely disappointed.
  • Prices up another 9%

“Properties are moving through the market at an unusually fast pace,” remarked John Deely, chairman of the board at Northwest MLS and the principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain. “Although we have…
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As a homeowner, it's helpful to know the basics of finding a home improvement contractor. From getting multiple estimates, to talking to previous customers, there are a few proven methods of finding the perfect pro. During your hunt for a contractor, make sure to avoid these seven mistakes.

1.Poor Communication:
Open communication is the golden rule of dealing with home improvement contractors. As long as you find a reasonably honest person, asking straightforward questions and clearly delineating what you want and expect from your home projects will eliminate the vast majority of potential problems. Put this verbal communication in writing to protect yourself from unreliable contractors.

2. Waiting until you need a Contractor:
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  In spite of the record snowfall from Seattle to Spokane and down to Portland our markets have been amazingly HOT.. (And that certainly doesn’t leave Arizona out, which even though use to the warm temperatures is also setting records for the number of transactions this early in the year!) Just last week we had 16 new listings which is a RECORD for the last week of January 1st half week of February. It is wonderful seeing many of you getting out there and spreading the word. At The Cascade Team we have so much more to offer than other brokerages in this crazy market, and with homes flying off the market in only a day with as many as 30 offers our value proposition is just enormous.   “The greater Seattle area saw the fifth highest average…
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Goodyear Home For Sale In Palm Valley

Check out this newly listed Palm Valley home for sale in Goodyear Arizona.  This house features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and is a gated community with a private community pool next to the golf course.  To learn more about this great property in the Palm Valley neighborhood, check out the property website or contact local Goodyear Realtor Doug Young at 623.210.0902.

13728 W Cypress Street, Goodyear AZ  85395

To see more local Goodyear real estate, visit our Goodyear homes for sale page.


Marketing remarks from property website:

Located on a private cul-de-sac, this Candlewood model is located in Palm Valley in a private gated community. Inside you'll find extended hardwood floor through out

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    Toured the limited inventory available in Snoqualmie Ridge this week with two agents on my team. Great to get out there and see the homes in the area. Some sellers/listing agents are seemingly trying to take advantage of tight inventory by pricing homes at lofty prices hoping that the demand will attract that one buyer. It's one pricing strategy but it may not be the best as it can really get a seller in a 'tight' market anxious as they see their house sit on the market for longer than others homes that have gotten under contract quickly and closed. There is also the letdown of not getting the multiple offer situation that many hear about. They can also be letdown by receiving below asking price offers when they might have had it in their…
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“The greater Seattle area saw the fifth highest average home price percent gain since purchase in 2016 in the country — a quite remarkable data point — and one which demonstrates the strength of the area’s economy,” said Matthew Gardner, chief economist, covering the Seattle market. “However, despite this rampant price growth, very few home owners are cashing in on these gains, as listing inventory remains at levels not seen since the late 1990s. Those who are taking advantage of the market are primarily banking their gains and buying another home locally rather than moving to less expensive areas. As long as the Seattle economy continues to outperform the nation, the region will continue to remain high on the list of bullish markets.”

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Amelia Kendrick!

Amelia Kendrick

  • Office:  800-509-6905 ext. 1165
  • Cell:  206-679-3908
  • Fax: 425-996-9520

We are happy to welcome Amelia Kendrick to The Cascade Team!  She will be working as both an agent and assistant in our Woodinville Office with Managing Broker, Shannon Woodcock and Dafna Shalev.  

I was born and raised here and absolutely love our beautiful state.  I grew up on Whidbey Island but eventually moved to the Everett-Mukilteo area.  I went to the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in Communications. I also have a degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Seattle. 

Currently I live in Snohomish. My husband Ben and I have two amazing

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Have A Home To Sell?

        See Our Results                Ask These Questions                 Our Marketing Program          Free Home Value Analysis

It doesn't matter if you are ready to sell, ready to buy or looking to do both, The Cascade Team has you covered. From “Smart Search” which learns with you as your browse for homes to our PRIME Marketing program designed to stimulate high interest and multiple offers we have the information, technology solution and personal service designed to take your real estate experience to the next level!

Leveraging The Latest In Real Estate Marketing Technology

A solid real estate marketing plan is very important. It takes more than a MLS listing, sign, some paper flyers, and an open house to sell your home in today’s

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TCT Marketing Class: The Answers To All Your Questions | Instructed by: Janet Porter & Summer Porter

This is the class you have been asking for! For all your questions about how and where to access your marketing resources, the TCT Marketing Team is here for you! 

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Agent Mailers

Here are The Cascade Team's Mailer Templates.  Just click on the images below, select download, and open the Publisher file.  Once opened, Save As to your computer.  From there, you can swap out the agent photo and contact information for your own.  All pages have been uploaded separately, so feel free to mix and match.  Just make sure that you follow the instructions in red below.

For compliance, be sure that at

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The true cost of buying a home can be a lot more than the agreed-upon sale price. Along with your monthly mortgage payment, you will likely find yourself shelling out for other upfront and ongoing expenses. Closing costs, homeowners association fees, property taxes, utility bills and imminent home repairs can add hundreds — if not thousands — to your expenditures.

Avoid unpleasant financial surprises by familiarizing yourself with some of the more common expenses associated with buying or building a new home. Budgeting for added monthly expenses — and setting some aside for emergencies — will help ensure your new dream home is also an affordable one.

  1. Closing costs: Add in an estimated 2% to 5% of home price.
  2. Homeowners insurance: Add
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