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Buying A Home

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Be careful: You and your buyer may be under surveillance when touring a property. Some sellers are using surveillance cameras inside their home to record the sight and sound as prospective buyers walk through. 

The increase in these home recordings—many from security systems that owners already have installed—are raising some concerns surrounding privacy in real estate transactions, MarketWatch reports. 

The trend has spurred what Joan Rogers, a broker with Windermere Realty Trust in Portland, Ore., calls a “Hey, be aware of this” conversation among her colleagues and counterparts. Rogers says the discussion started in her area about three years ago, “about the same time that integrated home media and security became a thing, with devices that

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The spring selling season is upon us, and while it’s traditionally the busiest time of year for real estate, this spring promises to be even more competitive than usual—particularly for first-time home buyers. With ultra-tight inventory and continually increasing home prices, it’s imperative that your buyers be ready to make an offer and move forward on a purchase contract at a moment’s notice.

The Cascade Team is a real estate brokerage whose focus is centered on customer service.  Our customers are our number one priority and our local agent team works hard to not only find properties that meet your needs and wants, but also leverages their local market knowledge to help guide you through the home search process.  Our commitment to excellence in

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Klahanie Real Estate Trends

Here we are with the latest on how the market is going in Klahanie and there's a lot of great information to share in the infographic below. Generally speaking, we're still short on inventory of homes for buyers to choose from. While inventory is down,  other key indicators are all showing gains due to the tight market. Need some insight on how this info applies to your plans? Contact me. 

By the way, look at those average sold prices. If they sold with The Cascade Team's full service for 1% listing fees, a condo seller would have saved over $7,000. A home seller would have saved over $14,700!

Let's talk about the market. Contact me!

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The Offer Countdown Timer:

When we at The Cascade Team receive an offer on your listing, we will now activate the offer countdown on your property website with just a couple clicks. The property website will prominently display the timer counting down second by second until the offer review deadline. This will help us promote your home and let potential buyers know that they have a limited amount of time to get an offer in if they would like to potentially purchase your home.

The property website is linked from all kinds of sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo Homes, Google and many more. In addition we will also promote your listing and the countdown to make offer through social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn,

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Homeowners who’ve been through multiple winters know that this time of year isn’t a time to be slacking in home maintenance. There’s more to March madness than just basketball—in housing, it’s the time to make sure owners are staying proactive in tending to their homes through these next few springtime months. 

HouseLogic shares four tasks all owners have to do in March:

  1. Patch up spots on the lawn. As spring showers start to arrive, be sure to cover any bare areas on your yard. This is a crucial task to take care of as snow and ice continue to melt away, and doing so will keep mud and water out of your house.
  2. Use binoculars to inspect the roof and siding. It’s important to look for signs of damage on your home’s roof and siding. To save
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With inventory low and eager buyers driving prices up faster than traffic backs up on the 405 during rush hour, how can a seller best strategize for a successful home sale--and avoid pitfalls?

Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the buyers line up.

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique and has its own story to tell.

When it comes to setting the price of a house, the only thing to do is to look at the recent sales and active listings of similar homes in your area. Combine this research with the inside market knowledge of Shane & Anne, and you can confidently choose your list price.

In this market,

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Are you prepared?

Seattle-area home market was nation’s hottest for 2017 — and cheaper areas from Bellingham to Spokane weren’t far behind

Originally published February 27, 2018 at 7:01 am Updated February 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm 

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By  Mike Rosenberg  Seattle Times business reporter   Seattle keeps chugging along as the fastest-rising housing market in the United States, even as home prices nationally grow nearly five times faster than the country’s historical average. And other Washington towns, from Wenatchee to Bellingham to Spokane, aren’t far behind.

Seattle finished 2017 as the hottest housing market in the country for the entire year, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. And even cheaper

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Seattle-area home market was nation’s hottest for 2017 — and cheaper areas from Bellingham to Spokane weren’t far behind

Originally published February 27, 2018 at 7:01 am Updated February 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm 

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By  Mike Rosenberg  Seattle Times business reporter   Seattle keeps chugging along as the fastest-rising housing market in the United States, even as home prices nationally grow nearly five times faster than the country’s historical average. And other Washington towns, from Wenatchee to Bellingham to Spokane, aren’t far behind.

Seattle finished 2017 as the hottest housing market in the country for the entire year, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. And even cheaper towns in Washington,

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Looking back at 2017, the number of homes on the market in the Seattle metropolitan area had dropped 10 percent from the previous year—fueling Bidding Wars and a tough market for buyers that was felt all year long. Now, at that same time in 2018, inventory is even worse, dropping an additional 19 percent from this time last year, according to the latest reports.

In the metropolitan area, which includes King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, that inventory drop drove bidding wars in 2017 with 52.4 percent of home sales ended up above asking. Now in 2018 we are faced with an even bigger inventory crunch, that’s not expected to stop anytime soon. Adding to that slowly raising interest rates and buyers are becoming more and more aggressive and in fact

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