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It’s easy to shy away from listing and selling your home during the holidays. 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 slower around the holidays, it’s also an excellent time to put your house up for sale. The market is slower mostly because fewer sellers are listing, but meanwhile buyers are sitting around with pre-approval letter in-hand just starving for inventory! Here are 12 reasons selling your house during the holidays is an excellent idea:

  1. People who look at your home over the holidays are serious buyers.
  2. Serious buyers have fewer homes to choose from over the holidays as most sellers take their homes off the market. That means less
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Join The Cascade Team for A Very Merry Sammamish!

Located at the Sammamish City Hall & Plaza ~ 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish WA

Friday, December 2nd from 5 to 7:30pm

This festive family fun event is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

  • FREE Pictures with Santa!
  • Live Entertainment
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Arts and Crafts
  • And Plenty of Treats!

It’s a free event open to the community.  So grab your family and friends – and we'll see you there!

If you would like more information, please contact us at 425-313-4752.

Community service is an integral part of how we believe business should be done. The Cascade Team can be found participating in a variety of community service events including holiday

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Thanksgiving is just a day away! But before you sit down and eat your Thanksgiving meal, let's find out how well you know your Thanksgiving history...

1. FACT OR FICTION: IN 1863, ABRAHAM LINCOLN BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO PROCLAIM A NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING.

2.
FACT OR FICTION: NATIVE AMERICANS USED CRANBERRIES, NOW A STAPLE OF MANY THANKSGIVING DINNERS, FOR COOKING AS WELL AS FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES.

3.
FACT OR FICTION: ONE OF AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS THOUGHT THE TURKEY SHOULD BE THE NATIONAL BIRD OF THE UNITED STATES.

4.FACT OR FICTION: THE TRADITION OF PLAYING OR WATCHING FOOTBALL ON THANKSGIVING STARTED WITH THE FIRST NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME ON THE HOLIDAY IN 1934.

Ready to check your answers?

 

1. Fiction -

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Annie Koesterman!

Annie Koesterman

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1157
  • Cell:  253-514-0340
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • annie@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Annie Koesterman to The Cascade Team! 

Annie will be working out of our Tacoma Office with Managing Broker, Roger Stensland.

Annie Koesterman is a Washington real estate agent and has been in the real estate business for over 12 years.  Annie's coverage area includes Gig Harbor, Burley, Port Orchard, Vaughn and surrounding areas. 

Annie will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to her success!

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the

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Welcome to The Cascade Team Matt Case!

Matt Case

  • Office Phone: 1-800-509-6905 ext. 1156
  • Cell Phone: 425-240-3638
  • Fax: 425-605-5262
  • Email: mattc@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Matt Case to The Cascade Team!

Matt will be working out of our Woodinville office under our Managing Broker, Shannon Woodcock.

Matt Case is passionate about merging two of the things that he loves in life: real estate and helping others.
 
As a child, while other kids were interested comic books, Matt enjoyed looking through home plans and designing his dream home.  His drive to serve others, as well as his dedication towards honesty, hard work, attention to detail, and perseverance had been instilled in him at an early age, as the son and

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Thanksgiving evokes certain unshakable images: Long tables crammed with too much food. Beloved and bickering family members consuming way too much of that food. Overstuffed family members staggering away from the table to watch football. And once the crumbs and turkey bones and cranberries are cleared away, just about everyone gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.

While prowling the malls for fantastic deals has become enshrined as a traditional part of many Americans’ holiday season, it has long been considered conventional wisdom that this sales fervor doesn’t extend to shopping for a home—that there’s no deluge of would-be buyers surfing the Web for listings or slogging through the (presumed) snow to open houses.

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Barry Killian!

Barry Killian

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1155
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • Mobile:  425-395-6308
  • barry@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Barry Killian to The Cascade Team!  Barry will be working out of our main Issaquah Office. 

Being born and raised in the PNW (Issaquah to be specific), I have a passion for this area.  Knowing this area as I do, I would love to help you find your dream home.  My wife and I have successfully run several businesses, and I look forward to bringing my business sense, negotiating skills, and my "No Quit" attitude to both your home search or the listing of your home.  I look forward to working with you.

Barry will be a wonderful addition to The

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When it comes to selling your home, heed your mother’s advice: Honesty is always the best policy.

It’s a question that plagues many residential sales: As a seller, what do you — and don’t you — need to tell the buyer about your home? “My rule of thumb is this: If you’re not sure if you should disclose something, you probably should,”. “Think of seller disclosures like a Carfax report.” Plus, the harm in not disclosing something can result in some serious legal and financial woes. Here’s a list of what you legally need to include in your sellers’ disclosure to keep yourself out of hot water.

1. Lead paint

One item is a must when it comes to being upfront with potential buyers: the use of lead-based paint in your home. “If the home

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Here are our U.S. housing market forecasts for 2017.

Housing markets in a handful of metro areas will continue to sizzle in 2017, while the rest of the country could experience a cooling trend. Mortgage rates will likely hover in the 3.5% range for the short term, but could rise above 4% through the first half of 2017. Loan limits could also rise in some parts of the country next year, in response to rising home values.

Let’s take a closer look at these and other housing market forecasts and predictions for 2017.

1. Home prices nationwide to rise 3% – 5% over next 12 months.

In October, the economic research team at Zillow issued this 12-month forecast for the U.S. housing market: “United States home values have gone up 5.1% over the past

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Here are our U.S. housing market forecasts for 2017.

Housing markets in a handful of metro areas will continue to sizzle in 2017, while the rest of the country could experience a cooling trend. Mortgage rates will likely hover in the 3.5% range for the short term, but could rise above 4% through the first half of 2017. Loan limits could also rise in some parts of the country next year, in response to rising home values.

Let’s take a closer look at these and other housing market forecasts and predictions for 2017.

1. Home prices nationwide to rise 3% – 5% over next 12 months.

In October, the economic research team at Zillow issued this 12-month forecast for the U.S. housing market: “United States home values have gone up 5.1% over the past

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