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Inventory is scarce right now - Thinking of selling or know someone who is? Buyers are paying higher prices due to the lack of inventory. Don't wait until the Spring when you will be in more competition with other sellers. Remember, I offer full service to my clients with a 1% listing fee - Check out my Zillow profile for more info and to check out my reviews! http://www.zillow.com/profile/Leanna-Young./ 

King County home prices hit new highs, inventory at new lows

Originally published January 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm Updated January 7, 2016 at 6:45 am     The median price of single-family homes sold in King County in December jumped 15 percent over the year to a new record of $508,000. Climbing prices and scarce listings…
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For home buyers hoping to snag a deal, they may want to make a move now. Home prices in January usually decrease compared to the spring and summer buying season.

There’s plenty of research to back that up too. NerdWallet recently crunched two years of realtor.com® data that reflected the 50 largest U.S. metros. Researchers found that January and February were the top months for those looking to get a bargain. In those months, home sales prices were 8.45 percent lower on average than in June through August.

However, this year may be a little different. Buyer demand has remained high throughout the fall, and home prices did not take their usual dip this January, says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. Still, he maintains right now is

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Polly Breshears!

Polly Breshears

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We are happy to welcome Polly Breshears to The Cascade Team Real Estate!  She will be working out of our North Bend Office with Linda McFarlane, Brokerage Manager.

I have been involved in real estate for over 30 years, both investing and helping others with their home purchases and sales as a real estate broker. I have lived in North Bend for 22 years, raised 3 boys here and have established myself in the community through volunteer work revolving around education (Curriculum Review Committee for 2 years) and youth baseball (President of Snoqualmie Valley Little League

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

Inventory shortages persist, but Northwest MLS brokers notch record-setting sales totaling $40.3 billion during 2016 

Among other highlights in its annual compilation of statistics, Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported: 

  • About 45 percent of last year’s single family home sales had three bedrooms, while the vast majority of condos (nearly 76 percent) had two bedrooms or fewer.
  • The median price for a 3-bedroom home that sold in 2016 was $311,000, about 9.8 percent higher than the previous year’s figure of $283,250. A comparison by county shows the median price for a 3-bedroom home ranges from $120,000 in Ferry County to $485,000 in King County.  
  • Of the condo sales, about six of every 10 (61.7 percent) were located in King
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Conceptual hotel design – side view of access lane.

This latest article by Dana McCall in Living Snoqualmie is already stirring up a myriad of mixed emotions from those who live in and around Snoqualmie from the Ridge to Valley. What will the impacts be on local traffic, kids safety, tax revenues for the city, creating a more vibrant community center for Snoqualmie like other areas have experienced or is small town Snoqualmie on the verge of being lost forever? Read Dana's full article below and add your thoughts to the discussion. 

If the City of Snoqualmie Planning Commission recommends some changes to the Snoqualmie Ridge (SR) Business Park Binding site improvement plan and the SR Mixed use plan – and the city council approves them – next summer

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Have you heard from clients who want to delay listing their home until the season begins? Because sales and prices tend to peak in the spring and summer, it's a common request in many markets.

However, this year is different, and the conventional wisdom of waiting for spring and higher prices isn't correct this winter. Conventional wisdom in real estate holds that sellers should time the market to maximize their price. Why? Because home sales are extremely seasonal: They peak in spring and summer, when prices peak as well. That’s why in most markets, most years, the optimal time to list is in the spring, so that the maximum number of potential buyers view the home.

But we’re in an era in which conventional wisdom is becoming an

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Last week I did a blog about how incredibly low the inventory was/is in Snoqualmie Ridge, Fall City and North Bend (http://nwrealestate.thecascadeteam.com/blog/hows-the-inventory-snoqualmie-north-bend-and-fall-city.html). This week I wanted to put some interactive charts behind my numbers to really give a visual to people about just how low inventory is relative to a year ago. 2016 proved to be a record year with where sales prices reached. Much of it was driven by the extremely low inventory that was available throughout the year. You'll be surprised where the trend is heading into 2017 compared to where it was in 2016 and what that can potentially mean for the market in the year ahead and what it could mean for you if you choose to make this the year to

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Trudging through snow and sleet in boots and heavy coats might not seem ideal when you’re shopping for a home, but there are many good reasons to buy in the dead of winter. For example, you’ll have less competition from other buyers or encounter more sellers eager and willing to make a deal.

But as you may have heard, we’re coming up on what may be the worst day of the entire year to buy a home: Jan. 19.

That’s what RealtyTrac (now ATTOM Data Solutions) found in a 2015 study that culled data from 32 million home sales from 2000 to 2015. Researchers compared premiums paid over estimated market price to define the best and worst days. (For the record, they found the best day to be Oct. 8.)

Buyers who closed on Jan. 19  paid, on average,

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Diane Jacobsen!

Diane Jacobsen

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We are happy to welcome Diane Jacobsen to The Cascade Team Real Estate.  She will be working out of our Snoqualmie Office with Lisa, Scivally, Managing Broker.

Born and raised in the Northwest, Seattle native Diane Jacobsen knows the city intimately. Her expert knowledge of the different areas has amassed her a loyal following of clients in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Mercer Island and beyond.

Diane is known for her innovative and creative approach to real estate, and more importantly, her genuineness and unmatched professionalism with her clients. She is a great

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Wendy Granath!

Wendy Granath

  • Office:  1-800-509-6905 ext. 1161
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  • wendy@thecascadeteam.com

We are happy to welcome Wendy Granath to The Cascade Team!  She will be working out of our Bellevue Office with Ben Varon, Brokerage Manager.

I moved to Medina, WA in 1974. I have over 40 years of knowledge of the eastside and Seattle areas. I have the expertise you are seeking to be your real estate broker.

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

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the

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