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Welcome To The Cascade Team Summer Porter!

Summer Porter

  • Office: 1-800-509-6905 ext. 1154
  • Cell: 253-320-9589
  • Fax: 425-996-9520

Summer@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Summer Porter back to The Cascade Team as an Agent!  She will be working out of our main Issaquah Office.  

I enjoy problem solving, and work well in challenging situations. I have well developed organizational skills and a drive for excellence. Most recently I worked as Marketing Assistant with The Cascade Team.  This experience enabled me to realize my desire to become a Real Estate Agent within the company. I truly love what they stand for, their community involvement and the way they take care of their agents.  Previously I worked as Marketing

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KIRKLAND, March 6, 2017) – Home buyers are in a spring mood, but sellers are still hibernating, suggested one broker while commenting about the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Figures for February and feedback from brokers indicate record-low inventory is spurring multiple offers, rising prices, fewer sales, and frustrated house-hunters.  
  • First time on record with under 10,000 Listing System-wide
  • Pending Homes outpace New Listing by nearly 5,000 Homes
  • Inventory down 25% from a Year Ago
Year over-year pending sales (mutually accepted offers) declined for the first time since March 2016, falling 8.9 percent. Eight counties, including King and Snohomish, reported double-digit drops in pending sales as the…
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The New Cascade Team Mobile App

The Cascade Team Real Estate's highly-rated real estate app for IPhone and Android allows you to search all available MLS listings of current homes for sale, so you know you're getting the best and most accurate information. Take your home search to go with the mobile app, complete with interactive maps, photos, and one-touch access to your local real estate agent. Plus, everything you do on the app syncs up with your account on www.TheCascadeTeam.com, so you always have your saved searches and homes with you and can save homes for sale that you love while you're on-the-go. 

***** "Full MLS integration on a responsive platform"
***** "Most accurate data for serious buyers/sellers"
***** "Great features and

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 Amit Dwivedi

  • Office:  800-509-6905 ext. 1170
  • Fax: 425-996-9517
  • Cell: 425-996-9520
  • amit@thecascadeteam.com

We are very happy to welcome Amit Dwivedi to The Cascade Team Real Estate. Amit will be joining our East Lake Sammamish Branch working with Stan and Marisa. 

I am a successful Information Technology professional and have long experience of working on global projects. As an IT professional, I have been involved in implementation and execution of many ERP projects. I have been responsible for contract negotiations, managing project and resources, and timely delivery of the project.  My work experience will enable me to expand my business and become a successful agent whose main focus is customer satisfaction!

Amit will

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The All New Cascade Team Apps Are Here


Looking for an easy way to conduct a mobile GPS home search right from your smartphone? NW Real Estate's new GPS mobile iPhone & Android Mobile apps take home searching on the go to a whole new level. Locate homes right near you in an instant. Bring your home desktop or laptop search with you and access it on the go!

 

 

The Cascade Team Real Estate's highly-rated real estate app for iPhone, iPad and Android phones allows you to search all available MLS listings of current homes for sale, so you know you're getting the best and most accurate information. The GPS enabled apps allow you to access home right in your proximity in an instant. Take your in-home 

searches on the go with the mobile

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House hunting is fraught with frustration and challenges. Keep these quotes in mind to keep you sane.  

Crazy seller, bad plumbing, wildly competitive open houses, misleading listings, sky-high prices, and ever-escalating offers: there is a terrible lot to contend with when finding a new place to live.

But there’s also no other process that deserves your time and attention like discovering a new place to call your own. Here are seven quotes that will help keep you sane during the emotional marathon that is the home search.Image result for Home is the nices word there is

“Home is the nicest word there is.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder Looking for a new home is a lot of work, but it’s important to remember that, ultimately, this needs to be a place that makes you happy.

“It is not the
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Once home buyers find a home they love, they declare their commitment to the seller with a sizable chunk of change known as an earnest-money deposit. Yes, it sounds so sincere and serious because it is—and if you get it wrong, you could lose thousands of dollars. To scare you straight, here are eight mistakes with earnest-money deposits that home buyers often make. To ensure you don’t end up as one of them, read on to avoid these snafus.

Mistake No. 1: Not understanding what an earnest-money deposit is

First, make sure you fully grasp what an earnest-money deposit (EMD) is—namely, proof that a buyer is committed to completing a sale by having skin in the game. The earnest-money deposit is a negotiable amount between

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Raina Zhang!

Raina Zhang

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1168
  • Cell: 425-943-1210                                                                                                    
  • Fax: 425-996-9517
  • raina@thecascadeteam.com

We are very happy to welcome Raina Zhang to The Cascade Team Real Estate. Raina will be joining our East Lake Sammamish Branch working with Stan and Marisa. Raina is transferring to us from John L Scott, and she has had some good experience working with international transactions. She speaks both English and Mandarin Chinese, and excels in marketing and negotiation strategies. 


Raina will be a wonderful addition to our Team and we look forward to her success!

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 I got an email from Zillow last week. Seems my house has gone up in value another $2,000+ dollars in the past 30 days. And it's going to rise another 3.5% in the next year, according to their Zestimate®. Fab!

Except that it's just speculation. When it comes to Zillow's Zestimates, you have to take the numbers with a grain of salt. Make that a big shake of salt, right over your shoulder. And maybe a stiff drink. And a frank conversation with your real estate agent.

"Shoppers, sellers and buyers routinely quote Zestimates to realty agents - and to one another - as gauges of market value," said the Los Angeles Times. "If a house for sale has a Zestimate of $350,000, a buyer might challenge the sellers' list price of $425,000. Or a…
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Home listings are most often likely to debut on Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays are the most common listing day by a slight margin, according to research by the National Association of REALTORS®.

What are the most popular dates to list? Half of all new listings in 2016 were first listed between March and July, which supports that the spring season is indeed real estate’s busiest time.

The most popular month for new listings is April, followed by March, May, June, and July, according to NAR.

“While home closings exhibit a strong tendency to get done at the end of the month, listings are much steadier throughout the course of the month with a slight tendency to be posted earlier rather than later,” NAR researchers note at the Economists’

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