Buying A Home

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So you’re about to close on your first house. Congratulations! You’ve come a long way and it’s probably been a big hassle to get here. Saving money, filling out paperwork, viewing house after house… now that it’s over, what’s next? There’s bound to be a lot of silliness that comes with getting your first house. You can dance around in your new empty living room and call up all your friends for a housewarming party, but there’s a few very important things you’ll want to take care of before you pop the cork on that champagne.

Make Copies of your Closing Documents. If you’re a first time buyer, the documents handed to you at closing are probably the most expensive pieces of paper that you have ever encountered in your life. The first stop you make

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Getting the most for your home or property means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front. In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs to be seen in a variety of places in order to stand out. And sometimes the right buyer is waiting out of state, or even in another country. To ensure sure your home gets noticed and sells without a hitch for full market value, understand what working with a top brokerage with the areas best agents and most cutting edge technology means for you.... It could mean the difference between no sale, and the payoff you've been waiting for.

Your Home is your greatest investment! Know these questions and answers before you interview! The difference can cost you thousands!

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Tug of war with cash

Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is negotiated at the signing of the contract. The reality, though, is that in many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. By that point, the counteroffers have been made and the back and forth has happened, so it’s easy to assume that the deal will go on auto-pilot until closing. The reality, though, is that in many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Even in more competitive real estate markets, negotiations still happen once in escrow.

For example, if you’re a buyer, the property inspection or sellers’ disclosures — maybe the HVAC system has some issues — may prompt you to seek a credit. But where do you go

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We Are Excited To Welcome Shivani To The Cascade Team!

Shivani Thakkar

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  • A little about Shivani: I live in Sammamish with my husband and two gorgeous children. Ever since we have relocated to Seattle we are in complete love with this place.
    I have a master’s degree in computer science with 15+ years of experience in managing and implementing technology projects for banking industry. I take pride in my ability to manage, research and solve problems.
    I have been very motivated to be part of the real estate industry for a long time.  It started out with learning and figuring out things for staging, buying and selling our own house.  As I learned more and shared the knowledge with friends
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Feast Your Eyes on the First-Ever Black Stainless Steel

As a real estate broker I'm always interested in new trends and products making their way to the market. This one certainly caught my eye. I'd love to hear what people think about Black Stainless Steel appliances!

Make a statement with the first-ever black stainless steel, the new premium color exclusive to KitchenAid.

Turn Up Your Creativity

The bladed dial of our multi-finish knob lets you select the most precise settings, making a difference you can feel.







A Refrigerator for Those Who Can't Wait for What's in Store

With five doors, you can store your ingredients smarter, find them faster and keep them fresher.

And if you are in the

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Welcome Michelle Upshaw - Our New Staging Consultant

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Please welcome Michelle!  She was referred to us by one of our agents, Sher.  Michelle is very knowledgeable in her field and has proven her staging ability by the awards she has won.  Recently, Michelle was a final candidate in the top 10 of "Rising Star Home Stager of The Year."  We are lucky to have her working with The Cascade Team!

About Upshaw Interiors:

At Upshaw Interiors our goal is to make your home beautiful!
 Whether you need to have your home looking its absolute best for a quick and profitable sale, or you want a space to live in that reflects your unique lifestyle and personality, Upshaw

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We Are Excited to Welcome Maya To The Cascade Team!

Maya Widyasari

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  • A little about Maya: Maya is a new agent to The Cascade Team. She lives in the Issaquah Highlands and will be working out of the main office. We are excited to have her on board and think she will make a great addition to the team! Welcome, Maya!

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 housing market data for their you their client. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in the negotiation process.  Our goal is to

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$450,000 - 28324 239th Ave SE, Maple Valley

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,749
   Year Built: 2006
   Garage Spaces: 3
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 802665
  Patrick Ryan
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For details contact Patrick Ryan at 206-948-6916. Excellent corner-lot, Norris resale! This beautiful 4 bdrm home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, main floor great room and 2nd story bonus. Enjoy designer colors professionally painted and mill work throughout. Great
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$235,000 - 17100 Woodcrest Dr NE, Bothell

   Bedrooms: 2
   Bathrooms: 2
   Sq. Footage: 1,344
   Year Built: 1983
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 802616
  Dafna Shalev
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For details, contact Dafna Shalev at 425-220-1356. Charming updated 2 bd, 2 bath home w/lovely view in the desired Woodcrest Estates, 55+ community. Home features; vaulted ceiling, updated laminate flooring, comfortable living space w/ bright large windows, NEW electric oven, fridge,
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$649,500 - 12216 SE 42nd St, Bellevue

   Bedrooms: 5
   Bathrooms: 3
   Sq. Footage: 2,980
   Year Built: 1957
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 802694
  Laurie Tarantola
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For details contact Laurie Tarantola at 425-246-8633. Location! Location! on quiet street of Mockingbird Hill. Beautiful remodeled home on large fenced lot walking distance to Factoria Mall and Newport High school. Inviting slate entry open to living, dining and kitchen
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