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KIRKLAND, Washington (Nov. 4, 2016) – Home sales around Western Washington outgained new listings again in October, fueling competition for scarce inventory and pushing prices higher. Some seasonal slowdown is still expected – and the Nov. 8 elections may be in play as well, according to brokers at Northwest Multiple Listing Service who commented on last month’s activity.   Closed Sales Up 10.1% Pending Sales Up 6.8% Active Listings Down 13%
 
MLS members reported 9,950 pending sales during October, but they added only 7,591 new listings, the lowest number since January. A year-over-year comparison of pending sales shows there were 633 more mutually accepted offers last month than twelve months ago for a gain of 6.8 percent. 
 
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Remind your clients that even if these “adverse situations” wouldn’t bother them as home owners, they could be the bane of their existence as sellers.

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In 2001, when I first got my real estate license, I took a class at my brokerage about how to show properties. Seems silly, right? How hard is it to unlock the door? But this class was about practical ways to make sure the buyer focuses on the most important factors of a home. I still follow some of the tips from this class today. One of them was to advocate caution to a buyer considering a house with an “adverse situation.”

What’s that? It’s a condition that will affect the resale of the property. I remember the instructor saying, “When my past clients call me up and ask me to

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Who believes in ghosts, anyway? But then again, there you are: alone, in the dim, waning hours of night, listening to that odd, undefinable rustling, whimpering noise right outside your bedroom window, and—wait a minute! Is that noise coming from inside the house?

Thirty-seven percent of Americans believe in haunted houses, according to a 2005 Gallup poll. For those who believe, some cities offer spookier home options than others.

To find the spookiest ZIP codes, ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed more than 40,000 single-family homes nationwide to find the highest number of vacant properties as well as those that have a home owner who is now deceased.

In Halloween fun, we've released a list of the following top 10 ZIP codes to find the most

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Carol McCoy

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1152
  • Cell:  425-753-2386
  • Fax:  425-642-2847
  • Email:  Carol@TheCascadeTeam.com

We are happy to welcome Carol McCoy to The Cascade Team!  Carol will be working with Lisa Scivally in our Snoqualmie Office.

A little about Carol:  Carol is a newly licensed agent with an entrepreneurial background.  She owns a massage therapy business and has worked for Microsoft in the past.  She is looking to make the transition from business owner to full time real estate agent within the next few years.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, spending time & making memories with her family, as well as participating in local community service.

Carol will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and

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Welcome Back To The Cascade Team Ethan Pruett!

Ethan Pruett

  • Office: 800-509-6905 Ext. 1151
  • Cell: 425-919-2440
  • Fax: 425-996-9520
  • Email: ethan@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome back Ethan Pruett to The Cascade Team! Ethan will be working out of our Main Issaquah Office. He brings with him 15 years of real estate experience.  In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his son, a National Champion of the Mini Sprint Car Racing Association.

Ethan will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to his continued success with us!

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Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the

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Angela Gallo 

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1150
  • Cell:  360-250-5233
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • Email:  angelag@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Angela Gallo to The Cascade Team!  Angela will be working out of our Main Issaquah Office.

A little about Angela:  Angela brings a bevy of skills to her role as your real estate agent – skills acquired after two decades working in media, marketing and higher education. She will work tirelessly to sell your home for the highest price or help you find the home that’s right for you and your lifestyle. Her experience with media and marketing will ensure that your home is shown in the best light possible to the widest audience to fetch the highest price. Want to buy a home? She knows

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Just in time for Halloween 2016, we thought we would share a little info about an often overlooked yet still very serious problem of "The Nightmare Neighbor" issue.

Half of Americans say they currently have a dispute with a neighbor, according to a new survey from North American Van Lines.

In fact, 13 percent of Americans say they have moved just to get away from their next-door neighbor.

Take a look at this infographic to see the conflicts home owners are having with their neighbors.

How to Deal With the ‘Neighbor From Hell’

A messy neighbor can hamper your property–by as much as 20 percent off the market value, says Sid Davis, author of A Survival Guide to Selling a Home.

No one wants to live next to the neighbor with the

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Welcome To The Cascade Team "Oliver!"

"OLIVER"

  • Office: 1-800-509-6905 ext. 1145
  • Cell: 509-217-4685
  • Fax: 509-565-7311
  • oliver@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome "Oliver" to The Cascade Team!  Oliver will be working out of our Spokane office with Brokerage Manager, James Faucett.

Oliver has worked in the real estate industry for over 8+ year. He started out as a junior mortgage lender moving over quickly to do be a licensed real estate agent while in Los Angeles. After a move to be closer to family, he became licensed in Washington state as well. His history with mortgages gives him a unique insight into the complete home buying and selling process and makes him a very knowledgeable resource throughout the experience.

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Jason Blessing

  • Office:  800-509-6905 Ext. 1149
  • Cell:  425-445-8500
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • Email:  JasonBlessing@TheCascadeTeam.com
We are happy to welcome Jason Blessing to The Cascade Team!  Jason will be working out of our Main Issaquah Office and will be farming the Snoqualmie Ridge area where he currently resides.   A little about Jason:  I'm an enthusiastic professional looking to make a difference in the way you purchase real estate. In my spare time, I enjoy golf, travel and spending time with my wife and two young boys.   Jason will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to his success!  

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in

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