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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! | MyKCM

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’

The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

1. What

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Property tax exemption program for senior citizens and disabled persons

 

Available To:
Taxpayers who are, on December 31 of the year before the taxes are due, at least 61 years of age or older; OR retired from regular gainful employment by reason of disability; OR a veteran of the armed forces of the United States entitled to and receiving compensation from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs at a total disability rating for a service-connected disability.

Program Benefits:
The qualifying applicant receives a reduction in the amount of property taxes due.  The amount of the reduction is based on the applicant's income, the value of the residence, and the local levy rates.

Qualifying Activity:
Own and occupy a

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Familiarity does not always inspire popularity. Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from historic and scenic Snoqualmie Falls, The BIndlestick is situated across from Snoqualmie's Railway Museum. Conveniently walkable, the location is extremely close to the Snoqualmie River front parks such as Riverview Park and Sandy Cove picnic locations.

 

 

The Bindlestick is owned and operated by local 18 year Snoqualmie resident, Rachelle Armstrong, and her local staff. Rachelle bought the business from a friend, another local resident, and has truly made the place her own! It's almost as if The Bindlestick was waiting for her before show casing its true Snoqualmie colors!

These are not the only reasons locals seem to be obsessed with the popular

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In today's age of lightning fast access to online symptom checkers, medical articles, and automated health systems it can become incredibly overwhelming to navigate our search for better health and wellness. Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness is bridging that gap with a holistic approach to health and wellness. The nutrition and wellness center has evolved into a "health and wholeness hub" to meet both health and emotional needs, according to Sharon Hockenbury the owner.

 

The health and wholeness hub brings Sharon's decades of expertise as a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Certified Herbalist, Reiki Practitioner, Pregnancy and Parenting Coach, Fitness and Wellness classes all under one roof! Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness is

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Scammers are hacking into agent email accounts to track transactions and closings

  Although technology has made real estate transactions quicker, more seamless and increasingly transparent, it has also made buyers and sellers vulnerable to hackers and scammers looking to make a quick buck.

In many cases, scams involve criminals posing as real estate agents asking naive buyers for an upfront fee for services in exchange for a quick turnaround time. Other tactics include sending fake emails from associations as a way to gain access to an agent’s personal information.

According to the Miami Herald, real estate agents and their clients have yet another form of

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Conditional Use permit approved - Snoqualmie Affordable Housing Project finds itself one step closer to reality.

     Sno Ridge Affordable Housing Rendering In Danna McCall's recent article in Living Snoqualmie, she details that the proposed Snoqualmie Valley affordable housing project has moved one step closer to reality. 

"The City of Snoqualmie posted a Notice of Decision this week stating that a Hearing Examiner has signed off on a Conditional Use Permit requested by Panorama Apartments, LLC for their proposed 191-unit Affordable Housing development to be located in the Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge. Panorama is a subsidiary of DevCo, which also built Discovery Heights in the Issaquah Highlands". You can read the full details of her story HERE. 

I think

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The Healing Garden Day Spa is nestled in the heart of downtown North Bend - located at 106 W North Bend Way, North Bend, WA. One look in this building and the modern day luxurious yet calming décor and you'll get a sense of how much loving thought was put behind it.

 

The day spa was dreamed up and owned by Heather Ryan, a 20 year local resident! Heather describes this moment as a daydream she had while sitting on a couch in what was once Boxley's restaurant across from where The Healing Garden Day Spa is now located. This dream didn't come easy by any means as Heather had endured many hardships that ultimately led her to the ultimate awareness and success of her dreams.

Challenging Times

The life she had once built and poured her soul

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If you're one of those homeowners who winces a little bit when the property tax bill comes in the mail -- get ready. Preliminary numbers point to a double-digit percentage increase in property taxes when the bill arrives later this month. In addition prices in King County are expected to climb by over 10% again for 2018.

King County will be higher than last year’s by an average of nearly 17 percent, Assessor John Wilson says.  And the bump will cost the owner of a median-valued county home about $700, according to Wilson, who says the state’s new school-funding plan is the main reason.

He says the plan created in response to the state Supreme Court’s landmark McCleary decision will be responsible for about two-thirds of King County’s hike.

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Spokane made National Geographic’s ‘Best Cities in the United States’ list this year.

The list of 30 “smaller” cities, compiled by the Nat Geo’s Travel magazine, identified the top U.S. small cities based on things that they think lead to happiness: coffee shops, breweries, music venues, green spaces, galleries, and “Instagrammable moments.”

Spokane:

A high count of record stores, tattoo parlors, vintage clothing boutiques, and coffee shops per capita boosts Washington State’s second largest city to the top of our hipster-friendly and most caffeinated lists for its population category. Bearded and flannel-wearing locals often show up at Garageland, a gastropub/vinyl store downtown (note the dugout canoe hanging over the bar). Summertime

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Issaquah Highlands Housing Market Update 2018

2017 was a record year for The Issaquah Highlands. Some sections of the housing market increased by nearly 30% with the over-all price for a home increasing just under 18% for the year. Take a look at an in-depth review of The Issaquah Highlands market from the number 1 listing brokerage in the Issaquah Highlands and see where the housing market has grown, the highest priced SOLD home, the home that went the MOST over asking price, and also get an idea of what to expect in 2018.

Did you see our latest mailer? Find the answers you're looking for below!

Find Out What Your Home Is Worth?

 

Shane and Anne with The Cascade Team Real Estate are a Husband and Wife team like no

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