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View from Issaquah Highlands to Seattle:

by Tatevik Aprikyan

What do you think? How much would you be willing to pay to protect your view? Our area is growing at an amazing pace with new neighborhoods, remodels, and much needed new housing all over. Can you put a price on the peace of mind in knowing your current view will last?

SEATTLE — Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, and now a popular trend in some of the country’s largest metropolitan areas is becoming more common here in Seattle.

People are buying air above homes to protect views, usually from new construction or neighbors wanting to remodel and build larger homes that will block views.

Imagine a house lower down on a hill and a home above it. The home

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Kitchen upgrades have overtaken bathroom updates as the remodeling project homeowners want most, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index report covering the first quarter of 2017. Bathroom renovations previously held the number one spot, but kitchen redos barely pulled ahead in the most recent report.

To help: Introducing The Cascade Team Home Pro Network!

Receive bids from Home Pros and easily manage projects.

Simply go to the Home Pro Network from www.thecascadeteam.com/directory/ and request a quote for bid on your next project. The business found here are used and trusted by our local agents and/or their clients. You can search and find everything from Handyman, Escrow, Financial, Roofing Services,

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The Open House Treasure Hunt is Back!

Join us on Saturday, May 20th for our Annual Open House Treasure Hunt.

Tour homes and win over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes!

Star 101.5 and 96.5 Jack FM will be there!

 

Homes must be listed by May 18th!

Register HERE to have your home included in the Open House Treasure Hunt

What can you expect during the Open House Treasure Hunt this year?

Our marketing efforts include:

  • 150 Radio Spots - Star 101.5 and 96.5 Jack FM (around 1 Million Impressions will be generated from the radio spots!)
  • 4 Live Radio Remotes - Website promotion for each remote on the station's website
  • Zillow Banner Ads reaching over 1,000,000 Home Shoppers throughout the area.
  • Trulia Banner Ads reaching
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We would like to give a very special: "Thank you" to everyone who came out and gave of their time and talent to help make our 12th year of Project Crayon Drive such a wonderful event. Agents from The Cascade Team were at various locations throughout the Puget Sound throughout the weekend and despite unusually cool temperatures for this time of year we had an amazing turn out. We also had several individuals and groups drop off Crayons here at the main office as well.

Currently we are still counting and have even more deliveries coming in throughout the week from agents spread from Gig Harbor to Seattle, North Bend, Woodinville, Issaquah, Bellevue, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Bothell and more... Early projections are for over 200,000 Crayons

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We are very happy to announce that this year 96.5 Jack FM will be doing a live remote during Project Crayon Drive at the Klahanie QFC location on Saturday April the 29th!

In addition our local partners like select QFC, Fred Meyer and IGA locations will have booths set-up outside the stores for you to drop off Crayons or monetary donations with members of The Cascade Team. Most of these stores will also have displays with Crayons that can be purchased during the time of the collections. In early May we will announce this years total for Crayons and make the delivery to Children's Hospital of Seattle.

Help us Brighten a Child's Life!

For the 12th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this

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The Cascade Team Real Estate is now hiring for a Transaction Coordinator.

The Cascade Team Agents are Full Service. We are a real estate company like no other, because of the tools, service and savings we provide our clients with. We understand that in today's fast paced environment, we need to provide a high level of service, utilize technology to keep our clients up to date at all times and provide added value to both buyers and sellers in the transaction. By leveraging these technological tools, it allows our agents to focus more of their time to servicing our clients, and also provide the most comprehensive marketing program available. In the end, you get the perfect combination of online tools and personal service when selling your home.

 

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  For the record; I'd like to point out that The Cascade Team has a significant presence in the majority of the top 10 "Best Cities To Raise A Family"... Certainly that's not a coincidence!  

Wallethub conducted a study to find which were the best places specifically to raise a family in the state. As most of us here in the Pacific Northwest already know, Washington is all-around a great place to live considering that there's a healthy job market, high educational attainment, and a natural environment that promotes an active lifestyle. Not to mention, Washingtonians earn the 12th highest per-capita personal income in the U.S. and experienced the fourth highest growth in income between 2015 and 2016.

The indicators used in selecting the top

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The Cascade Team is very happy to once again be a driving force behind Project Crayon Drive benefitting Children's Hospital of Seattle! Beginning this weekend April the 22nd and continuing through next weekend April 29th and 30th members and partners with The Cascade Team Real Estate will be walking local neighborhoods and setting up booths at many local QFC and Fred Meyer locations along with several other participating businesses like the IGA at Snoqualmie Ridge, Umpqua Bank, Point Escrow in Issaquah and many more. Radio spots can also be heard on Star 101.5 , Jack FM and KOMO News 1000 to help bring awareness to this wonderful event. Please be on the lookout for our agents. There will also be volunteers from several of our partners and a platoon of

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Thank-You For Your Business & Happy Easter From The Cascade Team Real Estate!

Though we may not have spoken recently,
there is a point I want you to know.
The referrals that you’ve sent to me
have helped my business to grow.

Working in the industry of real estate,
real trust is the basis of everything.
You’ve shown your trust in so many ways,
one way is how you’ve helped my phone ring.

And so as I send this message to you,
I’m thinking of a way I can demonstrate
my thanks in a way that is meaningful.
How can I really illuminate

that without you my business would be less?
It’s important you know how much you mean.
Your words to friends have grown my business.
This kind of kindness I had not foreseen.

You are my client, but much more than

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Tax season is here, and the time is now to learn how to maximize your deductions. Many real estate agents have a variety of expenses, and confidently identifying which expenses you can use as deductions is critical to helping you keep more of your hard-earned dollars.

This is important knowledge whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or you have an accountant. Understanding which expenses are allowed will help you avoid overpaying on your quarterly and year-end taxes, no matter where you are in your career.

1) One of your major deductible expenses is the business use of your car. You may compute your deduction using either of two methods: the actual cost method or the standard mileage method. With the actual cost method, you may deduct the

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