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To anticipate the impact of the 55+ age population on the nation's housing, Freddie Mac commissioned a survey of older Americans on their attitudes toward their current and future housing options. The survey sample included 5914 individuals 55 years or older with a subsample of 4886 homeowners. Here are some of the key findings:

  • Two-thirds of the homeowners are satisfied with their homes and communities and want to age in place.
  • However, many of those same homeowners are not sure they will be able to afford the retrofitting their homes will require as they grow older. Other studies indicate the remainder of our respondents may be underestimating the need for retrofitting.
  • Many respondents want to age in place but in a different place from
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KIRKLAND, Washington (Jan. 5, 2017) – Like many other months of 2016, December was frustrating for buyers across Washington state as they encountered depleted inventory and rising prices. Post-election hikes in interest rates – with more on the horizon -- added to would-be homeowners’ worries.
 
Northwest Multiple Listing Service statistics for December show year-over-year drops in new listings, but gains in pending sales, closed sales and prices. Pending sales (mutually accepted offers) in the four county Puget Sound region reached their highest level since 2005.
 
“The data just keep telling the same story – low…
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Welcome To The Cascade Team Jim Sundal!

Jim Sundal

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1160
  • Cell:  360-910-5900
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • jim@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Jim Sundal to The Cascade Team!

Jim will be working out of our Vancouver Office with Managing Broker, Gary Firth.

30 years ago I began my professional career in the Portland area as a successful engineer in the steel industry. At the same time I also dealt in real estate investing for my own wealth building. In 1992 I became a licensed real estate broker and opened my own brokerage in Clark County. Since that time I have helped hundreds of Clark County residents realize their dreams in buying and selling real estate; whether it be for their own

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Toby Sullard!

Toby Sullard

  • Office:  509-228-3088 ext. 1159
  • Fax:  509-228-3088
  • Cell:  7509-710-1578 
  • toby@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Toby Sullard to The Cascade Team!

Toby will be working out of our Spokane Office with Managing Broker, James Faucett.

My interest in real estate stems from ownership of Toby Ray Photography where I met James Faucett, Managing Broker for The Cascade Team Spokane Office while doing Listing Photography.  Additionally, I have 14 years sales support within a large medical company.  My main objective as an agent with The Cascade Team is to build successful client relationships that will last a lifetime.

Toby will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade

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  Listing inventory is at an all time low area wide, leaving many agents on the sideline or dealing with frustrated buyers tired of the bidding wars. Yet at The Cascade Team we are setting records for inventory and Buy-Side transactions! Our proven system helps you attract and WIN listings.... Then our proprietary "PRIME" Marketing program not only syndicates those listings out... But pull BUYERS back in for you!.... In 2016 The Cascade Team represented 31% Listings and 69% Buyers!   As you can see below: Listing were down area wide, yet The Cascade Team pulled in more listings than ever AND we then turned around and represented even more Buyers than listings!   So... Where do you want to be? Busy with listings and buyers or wondering
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$720,000 - 11814 NE 68th Place , Kirkland

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 3
   Sq. Footage: 2,580
   Year Built: 1973
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1063471
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Heather Conniff
Broker
206-650-0784
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Beautifully updated home in the Bridle Trails neighborhood! It boasts 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. Remodeled with updated kitchen, appliances, bathrooms, flooring, bedrooms and much, much more. Outstanding quartz countertops throughout the kitchen, guiding you to the open great
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$1,150,000 - 4510 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah
  Bedrooms : 4
  Bathrooms : 2.5
  Sq. Footage : 3,385
  Year Built : 2016
  Garage Spaces : 2
  Type : Residential
  MLS® Number : 1063707
 
 
 
 
 
Offered By: Property Description:
  Lisa Scivally
Associate Broker Over Business Brokerage
425-628-0631
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Exquisite private retreat featuring beautiful entrance with stone, cedar fencing & arbor & cedar privacy fencing
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Thinking about buying your first home? What an exciting time this is bound to be. And, also, what a (potentially) overwhelming, confusing, and stress-filled time. It can easily veer into scary territory if you're not prepared and not surrounding yourself with professionals who can help guide you in the right direction.

These seven tips can help you make that dream of homeownership come true in 2017.

1. Work with the right real estate agent

The guy next door or your brother's girlfriend's cousin who just got his real estate license may be hungry to get your business, but that doesn't mean he's your best bet. An experienced agent quite simply knows things that someone who is brand new probably doesn't. An experienced agent will also

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Well here we are on the doorsteps of 2017. The past year certainly flew by and was full of surprises and included one of the busiest housing markets we’ve ever seen. Here are several well researched and thought out predictions for the housing market going into 2017, and sprinkled throughout are also a few more “Humorous” predictions that span from Fake News Stories, The Seahawks and even to Marvel Entertainment… We hope you enjoy!

  1. The housing market will continue to boom in 2017, though prices will increase at a slower pace.Strong buyer interest, better access to credit and a modest increase in the number of homes for sale will allow home sales to grow. Home price growth will continue to go up but not as quickly as it did in 2016. Homes will
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Homeowner association boards are elected to handle HOA business. Some do it better than others because of training and natural ability. While good business practices are fundamental to getting the job done right, "people" practices are equally important.

And even though HOA elections are not typically barraged with candidates, the membership does care what the board does. When the board doesn't do it right, some members simmer at a slow boil, some bellow and others beat the tar and feather drums. The picture isn't pretty for well intentioned boards.

A truly effective and perceptive board understands the need to keep business transparent. This "glass house" style of management is difficult for some directors to deal with since it seems…
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