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  In spite of the record snowfall from Seattle to Spokane and down to Portland our markets have been amazingly HOT.. (And that certainly doesn’t leave Arizona out, which even though use to the warm temperatures is also setting records for the number of transactions this early in the year!) Just last week we had 16 new listings which is a RECORD for the last week of January 1st half week of February. It is wonderful seeing many of you getting out there and spreading the word. At The Cascade Team we have so much more to offer than other brokerages in this crazy market, and with homes flying off the market in only a day with as many as 30 offers our value proposition is just enormous.   “The greater Seattle area saw the fifth highest average…
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    Toured the limited inventory available in Snoqualmie Ridge this week with two agents on my team. Great to get out there and see the homes in the area. Some sellers/listing agents are seemingly trying to take advantage of tight inventory by pricing homes at lofty prices hoping that the demand will attract that one buyer. It's one pricing strategy but it may not be the best as it can really get a seller in a 'tight' market anxious as they see their house sit on the market for longer than others homes that have gotten under contract quickly and closed. There is also the letdown of not getting the multiple offer situation that many hear about. They can also be letdown by receiving below asking price offers when they might have had it in their…
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“The greater Seattle area saw the fifth highest average home price percent gain since purchase in 2016 in the country — a quite remarkable data point — and one which demonstrates the strength of the area’s economy,” said Matthew Gardner, chief economist, covering the Seattle market. “However, despite this rampant price growth, very few home owners are cashing in on these gains, as listing inventory remains at levels not seen since the late 1990s. Those who are taking advantage of the market are primarily banking their gains and buying another home locally rather than moving to less expensive areas. As long as the Seattle economy continues to outperform the nation, the region will continue to remain high on the list of bullish markets.”

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Amelia Kendrick!

Amelia Kendrick

  • Office:  800-509-6905 ext. 1165
  • Cell:  206-679-3908
  • Fax: 425-996-9520
  • amelia@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Amelia Kendrick to The Cascade Team!  She will be working as both an agent and assistant in our Woodinville Office with Managing Broker, Shannon Woodcock and Dafna Shalev.  

I was born and raised here and absolutely love our beautiful state.  I grew up on Whidbey Island but eventually moved to the Everett-Mukilteo area.  I went to the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in Communications. I also have a degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Seattle. 

Currently I live in Snohomish. My husband Ben and I have two amazing

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It doesn't matter if you are ready to sell, ready to buy or looking to do both, The Cascade Team has you covered. From “Smart Search” which learns with you as your browse for homes to our PRIME Marketing program designed to stimulate high interest and multiple offers we have the information, technology solution and personal service designed to take your real estate experience to the next level!

Leveraging The Latest In Real Estate Marketing Technology

A solid real estate marketing plan is very important. It takes more than a MLS listing, sign, some paper flyers, and an open house to sell your home in today’s

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The true cost of buying a home can be a lot more than the agreed-upon sale price. Along with your monthly mortgage payment, you will likely find yourself shelling out for other upfront and ongoing expenses. Closing costs, homeowners association fees, property taxes, utility bills and imminent home repairs can add hundreds — if not thousands — to your expenditures.

Avoid unpleasant financial surprises by familiarizing yourself with some of the more common expenses associated with buying or building a new home. Budgeting for added monthly expenses — and setting some aside for emergencies — will help ensure your new dream home is also an affordable one.

  1. Closing costs: Add in an estimated 2% to 5% of home price.
  2. Homeowners insurance: Add
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Welcome To The Cascade Team Marcus Jenkins!

Marcus Jenkins

  • Office: 509-228-3088
  • Cell:  719-323-3636
  • Fax: 509-228-3088
  • marcusj@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Marcus Jenkins to The Cascade Team!  He will be working out of our Spokane Office with Managing Broker, James Faucett. 

Marcus Jenkins epitomizes hard work, high energy, and integrity – all traits he refined while serving in the U.S. Army for six years. After service to our great nation, Marcus and his family recently returned to Spokane, where he was raised, and where Marcus is utilizing these skills and others to help buyers and sellers have the best experience possible in the Spokane real estate market. In his spare time, Marcus likes to spend time with

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Just 0.4 percent of all homes in the Seattle region were on the market at any given time last year — a lower rate than in any U.S. metro area except the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a new report from realtor.com.

In other words, just one of every 263 houses and condos in the Seattle area was for sale. That’s more than three times worse than the national average, creating a market heavily tilted against buyers.

Seattle homebuyers have known for a while how competitive the market is; 41 people recently made offers on a toxic West Seattle house that was too dangerous to enter and ultimately sold, as a likely teardown, for $427,000.

But the new data shows just how much fiercer the competition is here compared with other hot markets around

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 SNOQUALMIE RIDGE HEADLINES

2017 looks to be one of the biggest years for home sales on record! Whether you are selling, thinking of selling, or happy to be in your home for the foreseeable future it’s always important to know what’s going on in your local housing market. Below are answers to some of the most often asked questions as well as some that may not be asked but are definitely of interest to people who live in an area that is diverse with builders of all different types of homes from entry level to high end custom. Let us know how we can help you have a better understanding of your home and your neighborhood or a home you are interested in Snoqualmie Ridge.
 

1. What was the average sales price for a home at Snoqualmie Ridge in 2016?

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Elise Raphael-Haase!

Elise Raphael-Haase

  • Office: 800-509-6905 ext. 1164
  • Cell: 253-548-5065
  • Fax: 425-996-9520
  • elise@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Elise Raphael-Haase to The Cascade Team Real Estate! She will be working out of our Tacoma Office with Brokerage Manager, Roger Stensland.

Previously I worked as the COO/Nurse Executive for a local Tacoma Hospital. Prior to that, I worked as an Operating Room Nurse and Director of Nursing. The Leadership qualities obtained through my nursing experience drew me to the field of real estate.  More specifically, I was drawn to The Cascade Team for the excellent support and access to resources that benefit both myself and clients.

Elisa will be

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