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The Cascade Team Real Estate Blog

Check out the video of our new Avondale listing below

Move in ready single family home in Avondale AZ. This piece of real estate showcases 4 beds, 2 baths, and is located close to Westgate Entertainment complex in Glendale. For more info call Local Avondale Realtor Michael Gabriel at 602.290.1854 or visit This home is being promoted on Zillow, Trulia and and is move in ready. Contact him today for a personal showing of this great home.

12720 W. Wilshire Drive, Avondale, Arizona 85392

Move-in ready and newly updated home in great Avondale location. Close to I-10, 101 & 303 freeways,  Close to Westgate entertainment complex, Cardinals Stadium, Phoenix Coyotes Arena, Tanger outlet mall, short

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 Check out the video of our new Surprise listing below

Move in ready single family home in Surprise AZ. This piece of real estate showcases 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and is located near many parks and recreation areas, as well as the Loop 303. For more info call Local Surprise Realtor Michael Gabriel at 602.290.1854 or visit This house is being promoted as a featured listing on Zillow, Trulia and and is move in ready. Contact Michael today for a personal showing of this great home.

17454 W. Banff Lane, Surprise, Arizona 85388

Great 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home in sought after Surprise area many parks and recreation areas. New carpet, newer paint, includes all kitchen appliances, grass backyard, close to

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Finally ready to make the transition into home ownership? That's awesome, and in this exciting time you can be turning to friends and family for an insight into the process. However, there seems to be a circulation of misinformation spreading around, so we're here to clear up a few myths. 


You know the saying, "Don't put the cart before the horse," well that's important to remember when it comes to buying a home. You don't want to start looking for a house until you have gotten to sit down with a lender and discuss what the bank will qualify you for. If you fall in love with a house that's $250,000 and come to find out you're only qualified for $200,000 you can get your hopes crushed and waste a lot

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Sing me some graces, there is such a thing as over-cleaning! Here are ten chores around the home that you really only need to do annually, minus special circumstances. Let's dive in!

1. Curtains & Drapes

Unfortunately, we don't mean the dusting part. You'll want to dust at least once a month, but when it actually comes time to getting them cleaned, you only really need to do that once a year. You can take them in to get dry cleaned or follow the instructions on their tags if you choose to wash them at home. 

2. House Gutters

Gutter guards can be a great investment, especially if you live around trees that shed all year long. These can keep your gutter cleanings minimal, generally about once per year. You'll want to do this in the autumn

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Your Credit Score is very important. Not only does your credit score decide whether you’ll get the real estate loan you applied for or not; in many cases, it also determines the neighborhood you’ll live in, the car you’ll drive, and even the job you’ll qualify for! This is why it is so important for you to ensure that the information used to calculate your score is free from errors. You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) once every 12 months.

It is not uncommon to find individuals complaining about errors on their credit report. This may be due to various reasons. For example, the lender reporting to the credit bureau may have supplied inaccurate information.

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What is a “Balanced” Real Estate Market

Today we tackle the “balanced market“, which is considered to be an overall real estate market that does not favor the buyer or seller dramatically.

Statistically speaking there are 2 ways to describe a balanced market,

  1. It is a market where homes are taking an average of 90 – 180 days (3 to 6 months) to sell
  2. Or a market where 40% to 60% of new listings in any given month sell.

Both definitions boil down to how quickly the inventory (all the homes for sale) are getting sold.

Home Prices in a balanced market tend to increase slowly and steadily, sometimes appearing flat.

One important note: is that an overall balanced market is really composed of several various markets, like this image

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The market is hot, hot, hot! With interest rates at an all time low for buyers, the market has turned into a feeding frenzy, and home sales are skyrocketing in prices. In such a high demand, seller's market, homes are selling for record breaking prices, which means more money in your pocket. If you have been considering selling your home, doing so in today's market will bring you a larger sales price. Don't wait for the market to shift when interest rates begin to start going up again. The National Association of Realtors has gathered data to predict a strong 6 months of sales throughout the United States. And with such a large group of buyers hunting for homes during the summer months, you have a great potential to sell your home quickly, and

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Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
  • Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.1%), the choice becomes obvious.
  • Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!
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Signature quality & fine details resonate throughout this exceptional Burnstead masterpiece that is loaded with an abundance of natural light & is perfectly nestled on a private cul de sac! An entertainer’s dream, this floorplan flows seamlessly throughout. Grand foyer with huge picture windows & gleaming hardwood floors that lead to a lovely dining room & an enormous great room. The main floor den is perfect for a homework area or an office. Chef’s kitchen is adorned with granite tile countertops as well as a touchless kitchen faucet, under cabinet lighting, tile backsplash, stainless appliances & a butler’s pantry. Unwind in the opulent master suite with a spa-inspired

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  1. Highest Number of New Listings to Hit The Market In 10 Years
  2. Increased Inventory Leans Towards a More “Balanced” Market
  3. Home Price Increases still up but Slowing
  4. Some Neighborhoods Now Seeing Slight Price Decreases  

Improving inventory creating long-awaited opportunities for buyers

KIRKLAND, Washington (June 5, 2018) – Member-brokers of Northwest Multiple Listing Service added 14,524 new listings during May, the first time that volume topped 14,000 since May 2008.

“With eyes peeled for potential shifts in a market that’s felt like ‘more of the same,’ the recent uptick in new listings hitting the market catches my eye -- the most new listings in more than a decade,” commented Robert Wasser, owner/broker at Prospera Real Estate

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