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AT A GLANCE

                                                                                          
Population 50,248
Median Home Price      $802,275
Property Tax $7,179
Unemployment rate 4.3%
Commute time 28 minutes

Until recently, Sammamish was probably best described as an enclave of leafy neighborhoods rather than a city in its own right. Located about 20 miles from Seattle, the city sits on the east side of the seven-mile-long Lake Sammamish and wasn’t incorporated until 1999.

While Sammamish still lacks a proper “Main Street,” it ranks high because of its superb schools, proximity to major employers, and gobs of green space. The city is also making steady

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Seattle Among Markets That Badly Need a Jolt of New Housing

There aren't enough new single-family homes being built in the U.S. Eighty percent of metro areas recently analyzed are faced with a “housing shortage crisis,” according to new research from the National Association of REALTORS®.

NAR reviewed new-home construction relative to job gains over a three-year period, from 2013 to 2015, in 171 metro areas. Markets in the West made up half of the top 10 areas with the largest shortages of newly built homes, NAR’s study shows.

The NAR analysis comes just as the Census Bureau released data on housing starts for August. On September 20, the bureau reported a drop in building permits for August 2016, compared with both July 2016 and

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$575,000 - 7018 Allman Ave SE, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,480
   Year Built: 2004
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1030840
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Laura Hodgson
Broker
425-223-1535
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Nestled on the greenbelt near Snoqualmie Falls on a very private cul-de-sac w/ a huge custom deck extending into the open forest area. Kitchen features island w/ bar seating, new high end appliances & gas cooktop. Open floor plan with cozy gas fireplace in family room and patio &
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$664,900 - 7312 Fairway Ave SE, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,910
   Year Built: 1998
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1030786
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Leanna Young
Real Estate Broker
425.829.1029
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Beautiful Conner home with mountain views - great location-walk to parks, school, shopping, and trails. Home is flooded in natural light with huge windows, open floor plan with den on the main and bonus and or large bed upstairs. Tons of flexibility with this floor
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$1,000,000 - 1627 24th Ave NE, Issaquah
  Bedrooms : 5
  Bathrooms : 3.25
  Sq. Footage : 3,660
  Year Built : 2006
  Garage Spaces : 3
  Type : Residential
  MLS® Number : 1030682
 
 
 
 
 
Offered By: Property Description:
  Matt Jensen
Branch Manager - Issaquah Highlands Office
206.909.8200
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One of Issaquah Highlands best locations! Large scale 2 story VIEW home on oversized fully fenced backyard on Central Park!
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$1,050,000 - 23414 29th Ave W, Brier
  Bedrooms : 5
  Bathrooms : 5.5
  Sq. Footage : 5,861
  Year Built : 2009
  Garage Spaces : 3
  Type : Residential
  MLS® Number : 1030748
 
 
 
 
 
Offered By: Property Description:
  Shannon Woodcock
Real Estate Broker
206.484.5330
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Elegant Architecture & Astonishing Beauty ~ Custom 5 Bed/5.5 Bath w/Outdoor Kitchen & Fabulous Private Yard. Dramatic soaring ceilings greet your guests in
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By Mike Rosenberg Seattle Times business reporter:

There’s been a large increase this year in Chinese buyers looking for property in the Seattle area, and a new tax on foreign buyers in Vancouver, B.C., is expected to amplify the trend.

A growing wave of money from China and other foreign countries is pouring into the Seattle-area housing market, helping drive home prices even higher. And since July a new tax on international buyers in Vancouver, B.C., long a popular market for home seekers from China, has focused even more global interest here.

Seattle saw more inquiries from mainland-Chinese homebuyers than any other American city in four of the last seven months, according to Juwai.com, China’s biggest real-estate site for buyers looking

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$698,500 - 4212 222nd Place SE, Bothell

   Bedrooms: 5
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 3,011
   Year Built: 2012
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1029869
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Shannon Woodcock
Real Estate Broker
206.484.5330
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Stunning Style & Beauty ~ 5 bed, 2012 Craftsman in a Fabulous Location w/Northshore Schools! Custom great room floorplan: a TRUE heart of the home: Massive island kitchen in an up-to-the-minute gray & white palette, gas cooktop, pantry, tons of cabinets, farm
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  I recently got this question from a neighbor of mine: "I keep reading that it’s a sellers’ market because fewer homes are available for sale than normal. And home prices are going up, so it should be a really good time to sell. Why aren’t more sellers selling?"

My not so simple answer was this.... This is a confusing real estate market, with both good news and bad news for almost everyone in the marketplace. Let’s start with buyers, who are having trouble finding homes to purchase that they like and can afford. At the same time, home prices are rising steadily, and sometimes dramatically.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there’s a paucity of homes for sale now and because of this, existing home sale numbers

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WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR NEW OFFICE IN RENTON WASHINGTON!

Here we grow again!  We have added another branch in Washington State!

Our new office will be managed by James Nelson.

James Nelson

  • Office: (800)509-6909 ext. 1064
  • Cell: 253-653-1181
  • Email: JamesN@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Website: James.TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Office Address: 707 S Brady Way, Suite 600, Renton WA 98057

James has been in the real estate industry for 10 plus years and has a well diverse background.  He has military experience and specializes in commercial multifamily real estate.  He will be a wonderful mentor to the agents who join his office.

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving

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