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Are your home shoppers desperately trying to find “the one?” Finding the perfect housing match can be like finding the perfect mate. For some Americans, this year’s Valentine may come in the form of a home, filled with shiny new fixtures and a great first impression. But that search isn’t always easy.

In a recent article, realtor.com® highlights how home-shopping can feel a lot like dating.

1. You need to have trust.

Americans seem to think they have a better chance at finding love than finding the perfect home. Fifty-two percent of home buyers believe they will find their dream home compared to 73 percent of Americans who believe they will find true love. While competition in the housing market is intense right now, home buyers shouldn’t get

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Steve Otto!

Steve Otto

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1167
  • Cell: 425-941-9491
  • Fax: 425-996-9517
  • steve.otto@thecascadeteam.com

We are very happy to welcome Steve Otto to The Cascade Team Real Estate. Steve will be joining our East Lake Sammamish Branch working with Stan and Marisa. Along with being a certified clock-hour instructor for real estate, Steve has a long 30-year history in real estate, real estate management and luxury homes.


Steve will be a wonderful addition to our Team and we look forward to his success!

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate

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by Karen Briscoe  

Key Takeaways

  • There are benefits to avoiding peak real estate seasons for home sellers, like less competition. The buyers in the market are often more motivated.
  • The benefits for buyers in the offseason can go the same way, because sellers are also more motivated.
  • Ancillary services, like home appraisers or lenders, are more available during the offseason.

Traditionally, the spring real estate market is March through May, but in many markets it can start as early as February, around Ground Hog Day. Sometimes sales continue to be robust, and the peak selling season will stretch into June.

Lessons from rush hour

Rush hour for traffic in many metropolitan areas is from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Commuters

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$550,000 - 884 3rd Ave NE, Issaquah

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.25
   Sq. Footage: 1,707
   Year Built: 2011
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Townhouse / Condo
   MLS® Number: 1076532
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Cary W Porter
Designated Broker & Owner
425.891.7447
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Seller is reviewing offers as they come in so don't wait! 3 Bedrooms w/ 2 Car Garage in The Highlands will go fast!!!... Welcome to Highlands Square at The Issaquah Highlands. Stunning 3 bedroom, 2.25 bath, 2 car garage Dream Home. Slab granite and Stainless
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Welcome To The Cascade Team Heather Renz!

Heather Renz

  • Office: 509-228-3088 ext. 1166
  • Cell: 509-951-8211
  • Fax: 509-228-3088
  • heather.renz@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Heather Renz to The Cascade Team!  She will be working out of our Spokane Office with James Faucett, Brokerage Manager.

Heather has lived in the Spokane area her entire life and is proud to call this beautiful area of the Pacific Northwest her home. She has been in the real estate industry for over four years. Heather started out as a transaction coordinator and, after only a year and a half, her designated broker suggested she get her real estate license. Heather’s knowledge of the Spokane area market along with her 20+ years of customer service

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1. GET EDUCATED ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE APPRAISAL VALUE DETERMINATION PROCESS TO KNOW WHAT THE EXPERTS CONDUCTING THE EVALUATION PAY ATTENTION TO

This article’s purpose is not to give an exhaustive description of the appraisal procedure, but rather provide the sellers with a few pieces of advice on how to improve its results. But, we’re going to base the further info considering these most important facts about house appraisal:

  • its real purpose is to figure out whether the home’s value expressed in the monetary equivalent (the selling price)coincides with the average prices of similar local properties, which have been recently sold or which are currently available on the market;

  • it takes the evaluation

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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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