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Many investors wait for everything to be in line before they move on to the next step in the process. As an example, an investor may have a ratified contract on a foreclosure that needs repairs and wait until the house has settled and then start doing the repairs. As soon as the repairs are all complete, they then move on to the marketing stage of the investment that they have made in order to sell it.

This is completely unnecessary and increases carrying cost which has to be factored into the profit from the purchase and sale of the foreclosure. Carrying costs are the same as lost profits in the best case scenario. It is fair to say that it is factored in as lost income if the investor had been more proactive. It is even fair to say that the expense

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$449,950 - 16317 NE 180th St, Woodinville

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 1.75
   Sq. Footage: 1,407
   Year Built: 1983
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 769614
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Shannon Woodcock
Real Estate Broker
206.484.5330
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For details contact Shannon Woodcock at 206.484.5330. Soaring Ceiling,"Gingerbread House" Chalet, near Woodinville Wine Country at the base of Hollywood Hill! Massive windows/skylights invite nature & light inside. Beauty, whimsy & uncompromising originality inspire you in this one-of-a-kind
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If you live in Gilbert, you pay more to the tax man than residents in any other Arizona city. That's according to a new analysis from NerdWallet, which took a look at how much the average household pays in annual taxes in the top 100 cities across the country.Of Arizona cities, Gilbert was the highest ranking in terms of annual taxes paid.

With a median household income of $81,589, Gilbert residents pay an average of $23,138.64 in federal, state and local income taxes; $2,314.68 in sales taxes and $1,686 in real estate taxes. As a percentage of income, Gilbert residents who own their home pay 32.26 percent in taxes, while non-homeowners pay 31.2 percent. Gilbert ranked No. 6 in the U.S. for highest average

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Read this wonderful letter Matt received today about Project Crayon Drive!

Dear Matt:

Thank you so much for collecting crayons for the patients at Children's Hospital; I did not know that such a program existed. I am very happy to help the cause with eight boxes of 64 Crayons, because being able to color with crayons helped me greatly when I was a patient at Children's in 1962.

When I was six years old, my appendix ruptured at home and I was rushed to Children's where I had emergency surgery (twice). I was very sick and not expected to live. In fact, our parish priest came to the hospital to administer Last Rites. Obviously, I didn't die, but I spent three long weeks at Children's getting well enough to go home. After staring at the celling

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$359,000 - 8536 381 Pl SE, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2
   Sq. Footage: 1,940
   Year Built: 2010
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 768393
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Steve Vernon
Broker
425-246-2378
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For details contact Steve Vernon at 425-246-2378. Nicely kept 3 Bed 2 bath home on quiet street. Plus an extra room could be used for office or nursery. The great yard is level with a planted garden already to go. There is a big shop/shed in addition to a very large 10 foot high crawl
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Congratulations to the North Bend Office!

It is our pleasure to announce that The Cascade Team's North Bend office just received the 2015 Best of North Bend Award!

The Cascade Team Real Estate has been selected for the 2015 Best of North Bend Award in the Real Estate Agency category by the North Bend Award Program.
Each year, the North Bend Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the North Bend area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were

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Help Us Brighten A Child's Life!

For the 10th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this April!  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. Yet, something as simple as crayons often goes overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a couple to use. 

And that’s where The Cascade Team — in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Guild Association and several area merchants — comes in. Throughout the month of April, agents from The Cascade Team will be walking neighborhoods and spreading the word about Project

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$425,000 - 2402 NE Julep St, Issaquah

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 1,480
   Year Built: 2004
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 768100
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Matt Jensen
Branch Manager - Issaquah Highlands Office
206.909.8200
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For details contact Matt Jensen at 206-909-8200. Chic and modern townhome in the heart of the Highlands! This end unit home (zero-lot line residential townhome) has ground floor bedroom or office, with valuable outside entry, ideal for home-based
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Great posts from this site. Love the graphs. As indicated, it's tough out there for buyers. It's just a whole different experience than most expect. I think the toughest thing as a buyer right now is to just wrap your mind around the necessary strategies in a competitive market, and to have the patience required. Offering over (sometimes significantly) asking price seem to be tough to swallow at first. It's just not natural! It can get fun again though once you get the right mindset. 

Having a good broker (ahem..) that knows how to navigate this type of market is key. Feel free to contact me anytime!


March market stats were published by the NWMLS yesterday. Before we get into our monthly stats, here’s a quick look at their press release.

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We are less than 2 weeks away from what the internet has called "mobilegeddon" which will happen on April 21st. 

What is Mobilegeddon? In a nutshell, Mobilegeddon is a new algorithm that is going to be applied to ALL Google indexed websites.

What does this algorithm do? This algorithm will evaluate and apply new ranking factors to your website based on how "mobile friendly" or "responsive" your website is. If you do not have a responsive website, it is estimated that you will LOSE ALL RANKINGS IN MOBILE SEARCH RESULTS!

Sorry for the bold caps, but this is REALLY IMPORTANT! Go take a look at your Google analytics right now, click on Audience, then mobile, then overview - take a look at how much of your traffic comes from mobile! 

We've

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