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Niche.com Ranks The 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in Washington: Sammamish#1/ Issaquah #11/Snoqualmie #15/ Find Your City Here

2017 Best Places to Raise a Family Methodology

The 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of key factors that are meaningful for families. This grade takes into account key factors, such as the quality of local schools, safety, affordability, and access to family amenities, in an attempt to measure the appeal of an area for families.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Public Schools Grade Based on the average Niche K-12 Overall Grade for every public school serving the area, where each school is weighted by the number of students it
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KIRKLAND, Washington (October 5, 2017) – “October will be the best month for selection and availability until late February,” proclaimed J. Lennox Scott when commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

MLS figures for September show inventory reached 1.7 months of supply at the end of the month, matching the year-to-date high in February. That level is still well below the 4-to-6 months of supply that many industry analysts use as an indicator of a balanced market.

Scott said buyer intensity for new listings is higher today than a year ago. “We continue to have very strong buyer demand as the typical seasonal slowdown begins for new listings.” Other industry leaders agreed seasonal adjustments are underway.

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Sammamish, Washington

Once known as an area for resorts on the shore of Lake Sammamish, the city of Sammamish is about 30 miles east of Seattle, which is home to Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco. The city has the highest median annual household income in the top 10 ($147,349) and is No. 6 for income in the overall analysis. Not surprisingly, Sammamish also has the highest median home value (over $600,000) in the top 10 and is No. 42 overall. That said, it also scores well in our analysis for family-friendliness, with the percentage of families with children at 49%

At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington and is one of the major recreational lakes in the state. The lake provides activities for

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The Only Thing Scarier Than Paying A Desk Fee is Realizing You Don’t Have To!

 

Make this Halloween the year you finally elevate your career with increased sales and income by joining The Cascade Team. We'll show you exactly how our brokers outperform the average agent and keep more money in their pockets. We have first year agents make 6 (Six) figure incomes right out the gate on a regular basis.

Our "Rookie Of The Year" for 2017 is Dave Reynolds... Dave works the Spokane WA market and never had a real estate license before joining The Cascade Team and completed 121 transaction his first year! We will literally show you step-by-step exactly how and what to do so this can be YOU next year!

Brokers At The Cascade Team Sell More

If

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KIRKLAND, Washington (Sept. 6, 2017) – As smoke and ash blanketed parts of Washington state, one real estate broker noted, “Even in a fire there are some cooler spots, and seasonally, the housing market is in a cooler spot.”

  • Pending Sales Exceed New Listings Again For August
  • Active Listings Down 12.8% Compared to Last Year
  • $1,000,000+ Homes Sales UP 52% Over Last Year

The latest numbers from Northwest Multiple Listing Service show there are both cooler spots and hot spots, with the demand for housing and prices showing few signs of being extinguished.

“For August, we experienced a more robust market than anticipated,” remarked Diedre Hanes, principal managing broker-South Snohomish County at Coldwell Banker Bain in Lynnwood.

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Traffic Alert: Trader Joe's/Target Intersection

From Sept. 5-26, the Trader Joe’s/Target intersection on Maple Street Northwest will be closed as crews build a mini-roundabout.

The project will provide a more intuitive intersection for pedestrians and drivers, and install rectangular rapid flashing beacons for the pedestrian crossings on Maple Street.

Drivers will still be able to access local businesses from the access points shown below.  

While a short term inconvenience this project should greatly ease the congestion in one of the busiest shopping areas of Issaquah in time for the holiday shopping season and beyond.

 

The Cascade Team Real Estate is a company like no other because of the marketing, service and home seller

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The Seattle region is experiencing quite a unique set of circumstances — old and new — that are creating unattainable prices for many.

  • Topographical: There’s not much land to go around with lakes and Puget Sound in the way. There are also growth management boundaries. This makes what land is available for housing more expensive.
  • Development: Builders aren’t building enough to meet the housing demand because land is expensive. Labor costs are also up and that adds to the price.
  • Mass transit: Infrastructure, or lack thereof, makes it difficult to get around. So living in a convenient location is more expensive. Time is valuable, and commutes are growing. Buyers are moving farther out from Seattle along the freeways to find housing they can
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Thinking about selling your home? It's important to know how much your property is worth on today's market to choose an appropriate selling price.

The Cascade Team is happy to provide you with everything you want to know about the market in your neighborhood!

Recent Sales Trends
Property Info & Photos
School Information
Nearby Businesses
Walk Score
And More!
View A Sample Report Here

A Great Way To Stay Up To Date

The Cascade Team Market Report is a great way for buyers and sellers to get informed and stay informed about the real estate market. Buyers can keep an eye on the areas they want to move to. Sellers can see every comparable sale in their neighborhood as they prepare to sell their home. Market Snapshot will come directly to your

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Located in Gilman Village in Issaquah and conveniently right next door to The Cascade Team corporate headquarters, we were very happy to visit our newest neighbor in Issaquah. Masa Mexican Kitchen & Cantina draws a happy crowd with flavorful Mexican-inspired dishes and delicious fresh-pressed juice cocktails

 

Masa Mexican Kitchen & Cantina grand opening is today August 23rd and is located in the heart of Issaquah, Washington's historic yet trendy Gilman Village. Chef Ryan Shimabukuro's menu has creative twists on crowd favorites as well as quality interpretations of classic dishes.

Masa's friendly staff and inviting atmosphere creates a perfect home away from home to relax and laugh amongst friends while you share deliciously light and

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An opportunity like this only comes along once in a century... (Someone check.. There must be a total eclipse or something to have talked us into this!)

As Premiere sponsors on The Issaquah Highlands Days 2017 somehow we agreed to run and operate a dunk tank this year! And "YES" I know we could charge for an opportunity like this,  but here is your chance to come by and test out your arm and see if you can make either Matt or I hit the water for FREE!

The Cascade Team is very happy to partner with The Issaquah Highlands and support this wonderful community event. More information on all the fun in addition to our dunk tank below!

Highlands Day Festival 2017

Once Upon a Highlands Day

Once upon a time, in a village on a hillside in the land of Issaquah, the people

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