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Buying A Home

Found 2,143 blog entries about Buying A Home.

By Janet Wickell

Nearly all home buyers hire a professional home inspector to take a close look at their new house before closing. You can speed things along by analyzing the condition of your home and making necessary repairs now before the house is under contract. Whole-home inspections cover numerous systems within the house, but there are a handful of hot-spots that concern buyers the most.

Mold and Mildew at the Home Inspection

Mildew stains and odors scare buyers, especially because toxic black mold is such a hot topic. You likely won't even get an acceptable offer if mold and mildew are present. Even if the mold in your house is the normal variety, treat it and address the source of the problem.

NOTE: If it comes up in

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MLS director John Deely, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle, described King County’s residential market as “balanced on a fulcrum between growth, stagnation, and decline.” New listings of single family homes (excluding condos) in King County dropped year-over-year and when compared to last month, he noted. Total active listings and pending sales both improved from a year ago, but slipped from June’s totals.

  • Median price dropped 2.7%.
  • Increased listing inventory from prior months put pressure on pricing,”
  • Home Prices declined about 2.9% from June.

 The Cascade Team Real Estate is a 2019 Neighborhood Favorite on NextDoor! 

Northwest MLS brokers report mixed activity during July, as volume of closed sales

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We are very happy to announce that The Cascade Team Real Estate has been named the Best Real Estate Brokerage on NextDoor for 2 years in a row! The Cascade Team can be found in 617 different neighborhoods collectively representing 133,586 Home Owners. We are very proud to be a part of the neighborhoods we represent and are very proud in the trust you place in all of our amazing agents and neighbors!

Congratulations, you're a 2019 Neighborhood Favorite! It’s official - you’re a winner and neighbors love you! Only 1% of all businesses win this award, and The Cascade Team Real Estate is one of them!

The votes have been tallied and the winners are in. We're pleased to announce the businesses Nextdoor voted as 2019's Neighborhood Favorites!

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 Diana Olick  
  • The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreigners from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Foreigners bought 183,100 properties with a total value of about $77.9 billion, down from 266,800 properties valued at $121 billion a year earlier.
  • “The magnitude of the decline is quite striking, implying less confidence in owning a property in the U.S.,” the Realtors’ chief economist says."

Challenging conditions in the U.S. housing market, along with tighter currency controls by the Chinese government, caused a stunning drop in foreign demand for American homes.

The dollar volume of homes purchased by

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Posted by Hailey Miller 

 Diana Olick  
  • The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreigners from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Foreigners bought 183,100 properties with a total value of about $77.9 billion, down from 266,800 properties valued at $121 billion a year earlier.
  • “The magnitude of the decline is quite striking, implying less confidence in owning a property in the U.S.,” the Realtors’ chief economist says."

Challenging conditions in the U.S. housing market, along with tighter currency controls by the Chinese government, caused a stunning drop in foreign demand for American homes.

The

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2300 Jefferson Ave NE #B109, Renton, Washington

$385,000 - 3 Beds 2½ Baths 1,454 Sqft                       

Text 1491851 to 425-223-4655 or call Keenan at 425-518-9094 for more information

This home is a beautiful and secluded corner unit with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has a lavish open layout packed full of new appliances, hardwood floors, and ample storage space. The kitchen has tons of counter space and excellent lighting.

The home backs up to a stunning view of the greenbelt and is accompanied on the side by a large private patio. In addition to this there is a detached garage pre-fitted with shelving. The home is in a secure gated community that provides additional parking spaces, a clubhouse, and an exercise

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26407 233rd Ave Se, Maple Valley, Washington

$385,000 - 4 Beds 2 Baths 1,520 Sqft

Call 425-518-9094 for details or Text 1492664 to 425-223-4655

Excellent Maple Valley opportunity! Great home with 4 BR’s, and 2 full baths on a large lot with a spacious and private back yard (very dog friendly), large upper back deck + lower small patio. Home features laminate floors, nicely sized kitchen, and wood burning fireplace. Spacious master and bath with garden tub. Home boasts new hot water heater, furnace and double pane windows. Has attached garage, laundry/doggy room with built-in dog door, and covered space for a boat or small trailer. In 4 Corners area, and close to brand new Tahoma HS, Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness + many amenities.

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 Diana Olick  
  • The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreigners from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Foreigners bought 183,100 properties with a total value of about $77.9 billion, down from 266,800 properties valued at $121 billion a year earlier.
  • “The magnitude of the decline is quite striking, implying less confidence in owning a property in the U.S.,” the Realtors’ chief economist says."

Challenging conditions in the U.S. housing market, along with tighter currency controls by the Chinese government, caused a stunning drop in foreign demand for American homes.

The dollar volume of homes purchased by

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  • Area Home Prices Increase a Normal 3.5% YTD
  • King County Prices Slightly Down
  • Inventory, pending sales and prices all increased during June

Buyers getting “some relief” as key indicators point to strong summer for housing market

KIRKLAND, Washington (July 8, 2019) – Inventory, pending sales and prices all increased during June
compared to a year ago, according to the latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The same
report, which covers 23 counties in Washington state, shows year-over-year drops area-wide in both the
volume of new listings and closed sales.

“Clearly we now see that the market is moderating – that is we’re definitely moving from a

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  • Area Home Prices Increase a Normal 3.5% YTD
  • King County Prices Slightly Down
  • Inventory, pending sales and prices all increased during June

Buyers getting “some relief” as key indicators point to strong summer for housing market

KIRKLAND, Washington (July 8, 2019) – Inventory, pending sales and prices all increased during June
compared to a year ago, according to the latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The same
report, which covers 23 counties in Washington state, shows year-over-year drops area-wide in both the
volume of new listings and closed sales.

“Clearly we now see that the market is moderating – that is we’re definitely moving from a ‘hypermarket’
to one where a correction is underway compared to last year,”

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