Every industry tracks innovations in its field, and housing is no different. As a real estate pro, here are the need-to-know products and services promising to transform homes and your clients’ lifestyles over the next year or so.
December 2017 | By Barbara Ballinger
The big-picture view on housing trends in 2018 center around integrating technology and creating healthy and connected living environments. That’s why building materials, systems, and products that speak to these concerns are expected to generate greater buzz in the coming year. And with more generations living under the same roof, home-related features that provide an extra pair of hands or calming—even spiritual—influence are also being enthusiastically
Getting ready to buy a house or just thinking about it? Where to buy, what to buy, and how you'll afford it are probably top of mind. But if you're not also concentrating on your credit score - and by concentrating on, we mean actively trying to raise your scores as much as possible - you're not looking at the whole home buying picture.
Not only can does your credit score factor greatly into what you'll pay for your house, it can keep you from being able to buy one, period. "Your credit history determines what loans you will qualify for and the interest rate you will pay," said eloan. "A credit score provides an easy way for lenders to numerically judge your credit at a point in time. It gauges how likely you are to repay your loan in a timely
KIRKLAND, Washington (December 6, 2017) – “Normal seasonal slowdowns” are reported by some real estate leaders with Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but other brokers say this holiday season is still drawing crowds at open houses along with competitive bidding in some neighborhoods.
Accepted Deals Outpace New Listing Again
Inventory Levels Continue To Tighten
Home Values Continue to Escalate “Up 10.8%”
Both inventory and pending sales dipped to their lowest levels since April, while prices still increased by double-digits in most of the 23 counties served by Northwest MLS.
MLS members reported 8,304 pending sales of single family homes and condos, a slight (1.6 percent) gain over the year-ago figure of 8,173. Last month’s mutually
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Tim will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing his success!
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Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their clients. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in the negotiation process. Our goal is to always meet and exceed
Thanksgiving means turkey and all the trimmings and family get-togethers and football and the Macy's parade and eating until you can't breathe. It also means you're going to be seeing your neighbors up on ladders in the next few days putting up their holiday lights. If your house is currently for sale or if you're considering listing it, you may be wondering whether you should bother at all with holiday decorations this year. In a word: "YES", But there's more to it than that. There's a long way between Scrooge and The Griswolds.
"It's hard to argue with the fact that glitter lights and colorful accents make a home look more cheerful and inviting," said Realtor.com. "But you also probably know that if you're trying to
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The most important ingredient is your goal for buying or selling your home. That’s why I learn all I can about you and your objectives. Then I go to work at my greatest passion: creating or finding that ideal match where place, personality, and price all come together.
The Northwest and the Eastside have been my home for over 18 years. I know these neighborhoods, the market conditions, and how each home fits within them. I offer a variety of hands-on skills, experience, and credentials to every client and property:
Please Join us for our 12th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!
Located at Railroad Park in Downtown Snoqualmie: 7971 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie WA
Saturday, November 25th at 5:00pm
Children of all ages will enjoy this special evening of community holiday fun!
Enjoy Cookies, Cider, Caroling and Live Holiday Music! Watch for Santa's Arrival on a Reindeer Fire Engine Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides And, Free Pictures with Santa!
From 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25, come to Railroad Park for an evening of caroling, choir music, Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate, visits with Santa and refreshments. Santa arrives to light the tree at 6:30 p.m. and then to visit with children.
With everything going on from Holiday parties to shopping and visits from the in-laws we know that it’s easy to turn away from listing and selling your home during the holidays. Plus almost everyone says the market slows down in the Winter and you should just wait until Spring, right? WRONG!
While it’s true the market is usually slower around the holidays, the current market trends of constrained inventory and desperate buyers have in fact made the Holidays an excellent time to put your house up for sale. With fewer sellers listing during the Holiday period, buyers are left sitting around with pre-approval letters in-hand just starving for inventory!
Need more incentive? Here are 12 reasons selling your house during the holidays is an excellent
Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest. Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you've never purchased a home before, the fear of all those unknown variables can make the experience stressful, frustrating, and downright terrifying. If you're thinking about purchasing a home but are dealing with the fear that comes along with it, don't worry! You're not alone. Most first time home-buyers deal with a certain level of fear as they get ready to buy their first home. But that fear doesn't have to hold you back. Here are three of the most common fears of first time home-buyers (and how you can overcome them).