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You like being under a microscope? Whatever your answer to that question may be, you’d better get used to being scrutinized when you’re trying to buy a home. Your behavior can sway sellers to bestow their precious home on you—or pass you up for someone nicer or way less annoying.

Naturally, The Cascade Team is here to help! Just be sure to follow these heretofore unwritten rules of house-buying etiquette to stay in the good graces of all involved.

Get pre-approved for a home loan

Getting pre-approved and knowing exactly how much house you can afford before shopping for a home is key to winning over sellers, real estate agents agree.

“It is simply misleading to look at a home you don’t know you qualify for”. Yes, this is an etiquette

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We are happy to announce that Shawn LeProwse has just passed his Managing Broker’s test!

Shawn will be our new Branch Manager for the Bellevue Office.

We are very excited for this next step in his career!

Shawn LeProwse

Cell: 206-920-1032
Office: 1-800-509-6905 ext. 1102
Fax: 425-502-6404

Great job Shawn!!


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 always meet and exceed your

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KIRKLAND, Wash. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 88,331 closed sales during 2015, outgaining the prior year’s volume of 77,276 transactions for a 14.3 percent increase.

Measured by dollars, last year’s sales of single family homes and condominiums were valued at more than $34 billion. Compared to 2014, that dollar volume represents a gain of nearly 23 percent.

The sales activity reflects the work of 23,800 brokers across 23 counties in the member-owned Northwest MLS.

Last year’s completed sales included 75,975 single family homes (about 86 percent of the total) and 12,356 condominiums. The total units and dollar volume surpassed the previous highs during 2007 when members registered 82,197 sales valued

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Sue Kicha!

Sue Kicha

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1108
  • Mobile:  425-614-8369
  • Fax: 425-996-9520

We are happy to welcome Sue Kicha to The Cascade Team!

Sue was encouraged to join The Cascade Team by fellow agent, Shawn LeProwse.  He suggested this move to The Cascade Team to help propel a successful real estate business. Prior to becoming an agent Sue worked as an Air Traffic Controller for seven years, did some freelance writing and home schooled her two children. She is looking to start her first year at the cascade team with a few transactions a month and gradually progress that number each month throughout the next five years. She enjoys spending time and playing the

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Sammamish Real Estate Market Stats

We track the market in Sammamish closely and update this page every month. Want to know what all of this data means for you? Contact us here You can also access information about many of the different subdivisions located in Sammamish, get detailed school reports, demographics and information on everything from local shopping to education and income levels.

Number of Active Homes in Sammamish

Number of Sold Homes in Sammamish

Median & Average Price of Sold Homes in Sammamish

Median price is the midpoint between the highest and lowest price. Median prices give a more accurate picture of pricing because it's not skewed by unusually high or low priced sales. Find out the price of your home
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Welcome To The Cascade Team Wendy Thomas!

Wendy Thomas

  • Office: 1-800-509-6905 ext. 1111
  • Fax:  425-996-9520
  • Cell:  907-440-4976

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

I have been selling real estate for 27 years, I started in the sunny Hawaiian islands, selling coffee plantations in 1988, then I moved to Concord, California to manage a Better Homes realty office.  From there I went to Alaska and have been a managing broker for Remax for the last 20 years.  I'm a specialist in new construction and resale. After over 850 transactions in Alaska, I have relocated to the Pacific Northwest to pursue my dream of helping people find the home of their dreams!

Wendy will be a wonderful

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Karen Bliven!


Karen Bliven

  • Office: 1-800-509-6905 ext. 1110
  • Cell: 425-281-0615
  • Fax: 425-996-9520

We are happy to welcome Karen Bliven to The Cascade Team! 

Karen was referred to The Cascade Team by her good friend, Becky Lower who works for The Cascade Team. She currently owns a preschool in Snoqualmie and has been teaching for the past 20 years. She has been working as a licensed real estate agent for the past couple of years. 

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


I have been a licensed real estate Broker for two years now.


The Snoqualmie Valley is very near and dear to my heart. I have a very

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What Is My Seattle, Phoenix or San Diego Home Worth?

Selling a home is a seller's market is far different from selling a home in a buyer's market. If you are wondering about our current market, then let me assure you: It is indeed a fabulous time to sell! Not only will your days on market be remarkably fewer in a sellers’ market, but you might receive multiple offers, which could drive up the sales price.

It's generally a good idea to take advantage of pent-up demand because it's the demand that drives competition. The larger number of buyers for your home ought to increase the odds you'll make more money. Some homes, especially those referred to as unique homes, meaning homes that can be difficult to sell in any real estate market, will generally stand a better chance of selling as well in a

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$500,000 - 39076 SE Gamma St, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 5
   Bathrooms: 1.75
   Sq. Footage: 3,070
   Year Built: 1928
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 884631
  Tonya Eliason
Real Estate Broker
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Historic 5 bedroom home on huge double lot in the heart of Snoqualmie. Numerous updates throughout, all while maintaining this 1928 home’s vintage charm. Main floor offers lovely kitchen, master with 3/4 bath, another bedroom, full bath, dining room w/ fireplace,
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$395,000 - 9315 178th Pl NE, Redmond

   Bedrooms: 2
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 1,333
   Year Built: 1995
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Townhouse / Condo
   MLS® Number: 884607
  Diego J. Vitelli
Managing Broker/Property Manager
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Sensationally updated Ashford Park Condo with virtually every surface touched. Completely updated kitchen with quartz counter tops, sink/faucet, brand new stainless appliances, updated counters & fixtures in each bathroom. Gleaming hardwoods on
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