Buying A Home

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Have you found the house of your dreams yet? If you've found a property you love, you now need to decide how much you're willing to offer. You want to be conservative enough that you get a good deal, but you don't want to bid so low that you risk losing the house. The following are some questions that need to be answered prior to making an offer:

  • How long has the house been on the market? The longer it's been on the market, the more flexible the sellers are likely to be.
  • How much are people paying for similar properties in the area?
  • How much can you afford?
  • Are you pre-approved for a loan? If so, you will be very attractive to sellers, and you'll have more room to negotiate.
  • How badly do you want this sale to go through?
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Chandler January, 2015 Market Statistics 

The housing market in Chandler Arizona continued to see strengthening trends in the single-family residence sector.

It appears that the housing market is continuing to improve and ramping up for our normal selling season in Chandler. During the month of January we saw new listings out-pace the last 5 years average indicating that more people have equity in their homes and have greater confidence in our market.

Active listings in Chandler stayed slightly under the 5 year average as did the houses that went under contract during January. An interesting statistic shows the average days on market increased from December 2014 and is above the 5 year average. This is a trend I will continue to keep an eye

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Sixty-nine percent of consumers recently admitting to having a “home crush”—a property they liked so much they were drawn back to looking at it more than once online or in person, according to a new® survey of 1,000 consumers. But men and women respond quite differently to these crushes, according to the survey.

For example, the survey found that women are more likely than men to have a crush on a home that was out of their financial league. Forty-one percent of women revealed their home crush is out of their price range, compared to only 30 percent of men who said the same.

Men were more likely than women to move from one home crush to another. Thirty-six percent of men surveyed say they find a new house crush weekly, compared to

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Ryan Santos

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  • Fax: 425.996.9523

We are happy to welcome Ryan Santos to The Cascade Team! 

Ryan is a newly licensed agent who lives in Covington. Ryan is thrilled to be starting his new career in real estate and will be joining our Main Issaquah office.

We are very excited to have Ryan on and look forward to seeing his success!

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

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Consy Malasoma

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We are happy to welcome Consy Malasoma to The Cascade Team! Consy has been an agent since 2007 previously working with John L Scott before joining The Cascade Team. She is also a certified stagger; specializing in Feng Shui & Color Consulting. Since 2004 she has used this skills to stage properties using the concept of re-design; you can visit her website here. She is also ready to help you with a staging consultation! Consy will be a great asset to The Cascade Team and she will be joining our Main Issaquah Office.

We are very excited to have Consy on and look forward to seeing her success!

Our Local Real Estate Team

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Name Your Purchase Price & Area

What price would you consider buying a new home for?

Housing inventories in the greater Seattle area and Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah corridors have just reached a 22 year low. Adding to that, mortgage rates are at near two year lows and close to record territory once again. If you are having a hard time finding a home to buy then myself and The Cascade Team may be able to help. Simply complete the form below and let me know what neighborhood you are interested in and how much you are looking to spend. We have 100’s of experienced Real Estate Brokers throughout the area who are happy to go to work for you to find your dream home in just the neighborhood or area you want. Our connections throughout the areas we

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KIRKLAND, Washington (Feb. 5, 2015) – Home sales this super bowl season outpaced a year ago as sidelined buyers emerged to compete for limited inventory, according to brokers who commented on January activity.

  • Home Sales reach all time high for January
  • Inventory levels at 22 year low
  • Prices already up 8.7%

 New figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service show year-over-year increases in pending sales, closed sales, and prices, while inventory fell by double digits.


"The current inventory of homes available for sale has never been lower in my 22 years as a real estate broker," lamented MLS director George Moorhead, designated broker and owner at Bentley Properties.


The number of active listings of single family

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Thomas Donnell
Office: 480.719.1517
Mobile: 505.328.2763

We are happy to welcome Thomas Donnell to The Cascade Team!

Thomas has been a successful real investor for many years and also worked with Cynthia at her previous real estate office. Thomas is a graduate of SJSU with a degree in Business/Marketing. He also holds certificates from CFG Real Estate Marketing Finances and The Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. He is a member of the "Biltmore Who's Who" and recipient of their Executive of the year award; an award honored to those who have demonstrated Leadership and Achievement in their industry.

Thomas has joined our team in Arizona. We are very excited to have Thomas on

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