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KIRKLAND, Washington (July 6, 2017) – For frustrated house hunters, there’s hope: the volume of new listings added to inventory during June (13,658) was the highest total for any single month since May 2008 (14,176 new listings), according to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

“This time of year we see more new listings coming on the market than pending sales, and June didn’t disappoint,” stated J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott.
Noting the pace of sales is slowing and the number of multiple offers is moderating, broker Gary O’Leyar suggested a summer breather is under way (as anticipated), which could yield “the season for a successful purchase” for weary shoppers. O’Leyar, the designated broker/owner at

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King County

– Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight

Algona – Banned
Auburn – Banned
Beaux Arts Village – Banned
Bellevue – Banned
Black Diamond – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
Bothell – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Burien – Banned
Carnation – Banned
Clyde Hill – Banned
Covington – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
Des Moines – Banned
Duvall – Allowed on  July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m
Enumclaw – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Federal Way – Banned
Hunts Point – Banned
Issaquah – Banned
Kenmore – Banned
Kent – Banned
Kirkland – Banned
Lake Forest Park – Banned

You may be able to buy fireworks at a stand like this, but only certain cities will allow you to ignite them.…
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Not every business listed for sale will ultimately sell. In fact, some trade groups in our industry have stated that less than 10% of businesses that are listed "for sale by owner" will actually sell!  They go further and say that businesses that are listed by Business Brokers actually have a 40-50% probability of selling.  That's a 4 to 5 times improved rate of success, when a business uses a business broker!  As a business broker, this is great, but I know why this is the case.  I, myself, as well as other Business Brokers (at least the good ones), screen the businesses we want to work with.  We have limited time and resources, so we want to take on clients whose businesses we KNOW have a greater chance of selling.

There are a number of reasons why

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Mark Tillman!

Mark has been a licensed real estate broker for over 12 years and is currently a Managing Broker. Born and raised in Charlotte, N.C., Mark spent six years in the Army which included serving in the Desert Storm war. After his honorable discharge in 1992, Mark decided to call the Northwest home.

Mark has lived, worked and played on the Eastside (Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond) for over 20 years and is very active in the community. He is currently the President of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland and has been a member of the club for over 12 years. He also facilitates a “Community Dinner” every Tuesday in Kirkland on behalf of Attain Housing and has been doing so over 10 years.

Mark enjoyed serving his country,

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Welcome Back To The Cascade Team Ed Irwin!

Ed Irwin has offered services for buying and selling real estate since 1983. Ed is licensed as an attorney and a real estate broker. He doesn’t practice law; but his legal background is very helpful to people who are selling or buying a home. He also was in the mortgage business for 17 years. Ed’s experience and understanding of real estate, mortgages and the law allows you to develop a unique level of trust and confidence that your real estate needs will be satisfied to your highest level of expectation.

Ed grew up in Seattle. Now, after living in Kirkland and being involved in that community for 35 years, he lives in Seattle again. So, he knows the entire state very well, especially King, Snohomish

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4th of July Celebration!

Please come join The Cascade Team for the Snoqualmie Ridge 4th of July Celebration and Parade!  The Cascade Team Real Estate is proud to serve the Snoqualmie Ridge community and provide FREE sno-cones and give-away prizes for the 12th straight year!   The festivities start at 10:30am at Cascade View Elementary School with a parade.   Show your spirit and decorate your bikes, tricycles, skateboards, scooters, wagons, etc. in red, white, and blue and come walk or ride in the parade as it makes it way to the Community Park!   It’s a free event open to the Snoqualmie community and typically attended by thousands every year.  So grab your family, your red, white and blue – and see you at the park!  
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    Denver Home Resale Gains Still Among Top 4 Municipalities

    Market psychoanalysts say the Twin Cities trend is clearly research results of a perfect gale of real estate actualities beginning with that housing bubble about a decade ago.( Recognition: KARE 11)

    DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL- Metro Denver remains among the top four major U.S. marketplaces for year-over-year amplifications in home resale prices, according to recent S& P/ Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices report.

    The area saw an increased number of sale price of 8. 2 percent in April from a year earlier, following annual amplifications of 8. 4 percent in March and 8.5 percent in February, according to the closely followed Case-Shiller monthly real estate report series.

    Denver's 12 - month

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    Just wanted to send a quick shout out about two recent listings that both went for more than $300,000 OVER asking price!    Jennifer Beeler who works in our Woodinville office is first on the list.   Her Clyde Hill Listing came on the market for $2,589,000 and sold in only 2 days for $311,000 OVER asking price! Her clients saved an additional $58,000 in commissions by using The Cascade Team's Full Service for 1% Listing Fee model accounting for a total value to her clients of $369,000!   Just amazing!   About Jennifer:

    I am a Washington native and real estate professional serving my hometown of Woodinville and the greater Seattle area.

    My passion for real estate began at the age of 18 when I bought my first condo. I have

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    Just want to tell all of the Broker/Agents at The Cascade Team "Great Job!" this week. 33 New Listings for The Cascade Team... Last year at this time we had an even 20 so that's about a 62% increase of where we were for the week just last year! For the year we have almost exactly Doubled the listings by the same time as last year.

    By logging onto the NMLS and putting in  a quick search of The Cascade Team as the listing brokerage: That will pull all of the offices combined, and then look and Jan 1 2016 to June 20th 2016 and then do the same comparing Jan 1 2017 to June 20 2017... We are up 183% in Listings! Doing the same on the buy side we are up 223%!... And those numbers just include the NWMLS! Spokane has done over 110 deals just since

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    $350,000 - 1526 Aurora Ave N, Seattle

       Bedrooms: 2
       Bathrooms: 1
       Sq. Footage: 1,020
       Year Built: 2005 effec
       Garage Spaces: 1
       Type: Condominium
       MLS® Number: 1149107
    OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
      Cary W Porter
    Designated Broker & Owner
    425.891.7447
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    Ideal location! Updated large two-bedroom condo w/ partial view of South lake Union, is a fantastic opportunity to own close to all the downtown activities & businesses. With new carpet and paint, this roomy home features a large living room, wood burning
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