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What Agents Must Know in Today's Market

Another great 3 clock hour class, instructor led course is designed to offer the student an in-depth analysis of the purchase and sale agreement and HUD statement, and will cover concerns faced in today's market including additional addendums needed, increased seller and buyer stress levels, utility and sewer capacity charge issues and financing conundrums. We will also cover the new challenges faced in clearing title.

 

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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 most accurate housing market data for their you their client. This helps you better

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David Lee

  • Email:  David.Lee@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Cell:  425-533-5622
  • Office:  253-336-8251
  • Fax: 425-502-6408

We are happy to welcome David Lee to The Cascade Team! 

David has many years of experience in Retail and Corporate Architecture before switching to real estate; he most recently was the Project Director at Environetic Design Group (China) Ltd. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, as well as his Masters in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. David speaks Chinese, Taiwanese and Shichuan Dialect; and he will be joining our Bellevue Office.

We are very happy to have David on www.TheCascadeTeam.com and look forward to seeing his success!

 

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The Cascade Team is happy to announce its 3D Walkthrough feature that utilizes Matterport’s 3D technology and cloud services and that will be offered for all Cascade Team agent-listed homes for sale.

Just imagine being able to immerse yourself in a location at any time from any place – and experiencing it as though you were there – just what 3D media provides.

In real estate the images have to be great, so the bar for visual quality was set very high from the start. Real estate listings can sink or swim on the quality of visual media. If a 3D photo didn’t capture the essence of the house or if 3D images were dim or distorted, it could make a listing even worse. The Cascade Team quickly realized that this new technology wasn’t about being a 3D

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If you're saving for a home while prices are rising, why not let the market help you?

 

It's great to save up for a large down payment of 20% or more. Yet, when prices are on the rise, saving quickly enough to keep pace can be extremely difficult.

 

In times such as these, why not let the market build equity for you instead? Owning a home in an appreciating market can build equity faster than most people can save. For example, a $200,000 home that appreciates by 6% gains $1,000 per month in equity.

 

What are the benefits of buying now?

 

Getting ahead of rising prices and rates. Purchasing with a small down payment often means you're required to purchase mortgage insurance (MI or PMI for Private MI). Your total

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Brady Howard

  • Email:  Brady@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Cell:  253-720-3503
  • Office:  253-336-8251

 

We are happy to welcome Brady Howard back to The Cascade Team! Brady has many years of experience and he will be joining our Tacoma Office.

 

I am a Sales machine, I specialize in Follow up and Follow through. My last 30 years have been improving the Art of Sale. I am a Retired Navy Diver, 21 years of fun in the sun and some Crazy times.  In the past year I have relocated to Gig Harbor after living all over the world with Greece being my favorite place to date. Currently I am a Managing Broker with www.TheCascadeTeam.com and loving it.  I started in RE about 11 years ago and have sold homes in WA and VA.

I have 3 kids, Kyrie,

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Brokers say home buyers are back, but they’re choosy

KIRKLAND, Washington (Nov. 5, 2014) – Home buyers are back, and they’re savvy and selective, according to officials who commented on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. For sellers, that means pricing a home correctly at the start is vital, said industry veteran Kathy Estey, a member of the MLS board of directors.

The new report summarizing October activity shows year-over-year gains in new listings, pending sales, closed sales and prices.

Northwest MLS members reported 8,643 pending sales last month, which is up nearly 6.9 percent from twelve months ago when members reported 8,086 mutually accepted offers. Most of the increases are

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Ethan Pruett

  • Email:  Ethan@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Cell:  360-584-6485
  • Fax:  425-996-9520

We are happy to welcome Ethan Pruett to The Cascade Team! Ethan has 12 years of experience prior to joining us from ZipRealty and he will be joining our Main Issaquah Office.

We are very happy to have Ethan on www.TheCascadeTeam.com and look forward to seeing his success!

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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 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

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope everyone has a FUN and SAFE evening. I wanted to let everyone know that in addition to my blog, and social media pages I am adding a monthly newsletter! This newsletter will include a market update, and the most current real estate news. You will not want to miss this. You can subscribe at by clicking below:

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We are very excited to announce that our 3D Matterport Virtual Tour camera has arrived. Over the next week we will be learning how to properly use the camera and then the week on November the 10th you should be able to start booking 3D Virtual Tours. We have 2 photographers ready to use the camera and who will be on call. Janet is also already working on marketing materials for this: “State-of-the-art 3D Virtual Tours and floor plans AND a 1% Listing Commission!”

I know several agents are already including this technology in their listing presentations. With Redfin pushing this on TV more and more people are becoming aware of this technology and so we are very happy to be able to include in out portfolio here at The Cascade Team!

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We all know the old line about location. But buying a home takes research, research, research, too.

 

You will want to determine:

 

How much you can comfortably afford. The pre-approval process, which entails full documentation and credit check, is the best way to determine the numbers that are right for you. Early in your search, you can identify any potential hurdles and focus only on homes truly available to you.

 

How much cash you need to close. Knowing how much cash you'll need to close and, ideally, consolidating those funds into one account will help to prevent stress and ease the process later.

 

What kind of property you really want. Single family, multi-family, condo, co-op, Victorian, Colonial, Cape, split,

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