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KIRKLAND, Washington (December 6, 2017) – “Normal seasonal slowdowns” are reported by some
real estate leaders with Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but other brokers say this holiday season is
still drawing crowds at open houses along with competitive bidding in some neighborhoods.

  • Accepted Deals Outpace New Listing Again
  • Inventory Levels Continue To Tighten
  • Home Values Continue to Escalate “Up 10.8%”

Both inventory and pending sales dipped to their lowest levels since April, while prices still increased by
double-digits in most of the 23 counties served by Northwest MLS.

MLS members reported 8,304 pending sales of single family homes and condos, a slight (1.6 percent)
gain over the year-ago figure of 8,173. Last month’s mutually

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Moving isn’t cheap. It costs about $80 to $100 per hour to hire local professional movers, and as much as a $10,000 flat rate for a long distance professional move. DIY moves can cost between $50 and $3,000, depending on distance, length of time and other factors. Additional charges like the ones listed below can add up fast, doubling or tripling the cost of the relocation. Being aware of these hidden charges can help you control costs and avoid budget pitfalls during your relocation.

1. Bulky, Complex and Delicate Items

Professional movers will charge extra to move a piano, car and appliances, especially if the movers are asked to disassemble or disconnect an item, then reassemble or reconnect at the new home. Some consumers save by giving away

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The Cascade Team SOS Agent Designation

The S.O.S. designation is the highest honor a member of The Cascade Team Real Estate can earn. S.O.S. encompasses not only the strive and achievement of being among the top producing agents in sales, but also the commitment to the communities we serve and work in.

The S.O.S. designation is awarded to agents and brokers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community. Holders of the S.O.S. designation are the cornerstone of The Cascade Team Real Estate. They continually give back through community programs like Project Crayon Drive to benefit Children’s Hospital, during the free holiday sleigh rides events, and within their local schools, charities, and local youth team sports.

By giving more

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By MyNorthwest.com

When it comes to the holidays, we should all make friends with people in Bellevue. Residents in that city are expected to have the largest holiday budget in the state.

In fact, with an average holiday budget of $2,367, Bellevue takes third place in the nation for spending between now and Dec. 25.

Find Western Washington holiday events and more with this Holiday Map

Credit and finance website WalletHub which dove into its data to rank the holiday spending of the nation’s top cities — a total of 570 — between the middle of November and Dec. 25. Bellevue came in just under Naperville, Ill. with $2,381, and Sugar Land, Texas with $2,368. And because you know you’re wondering — at the bottom of the list is Flint, Michigan with

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As we all prepare to celebrate the wonderful holiday known as Thanksgiving — aka, Turkey Day, over indulge just a little bit, and also bring our families near let us also remember... Being around your family can be just as incredible as it can be super stressful when you're trying to make sure everything goes according to plan for the holiday. So remember, they're family nonetheless, and they have many moments when they make you feel amazing along with those moments of stress. 

As a way of helping through those more stressful moments The Cascade Team would like to offer a few motivational quotes along with some fun Turkey Day trivia you can use to lighten any moment in need of "Breath or two and Zen-Like stress relief" 

1. "Be thankful for what

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Please Join us for our 12th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!

Located at Railroad Park in Downtown Snoqualmie: 7971 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie WA

Saturday, November 25th at 5:00pm

Children of all ages will enjoy this special evening of community holiday fun!



Enjoy Cookies, Cider, Caroling and Live Holiday Music!
Watch for Santa's Arrival on a Reindeer Fire Engine
Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
And, Free Pictures with Santa!

From 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25, come to Railroad Park for an evening of caroling, choir music, Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate, visits with Santa and refreshments. Santa arrives to light the tree at 6:30 p.m. and then to visit with children.

Along with the Horse Drawn

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While not in our 50's yet, my wife and I are about to send our two kids off to college in the next 6 months which naturally has us thinking; "Do we stay in our 4 bedroom home just the two of us?"  We love the home and location, but things will definitely be different without the kids. What home improvements might we consider?

Like us as we approach the nest phase of our lives, more homeowners are taking on projects that will allow them to age comfortably in their current home, according to the “2017 Aging in Place Report” from HomeAdvisor. But they don’t like the term “aging in place.”

Researchers, who surveyed those 55 years old and up for the report, found that many of these homeowners are completing projects that put more emphasis on

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Even with early seasonal snow and the expectation of our usual seasonal slowdown October key housing indicators continue trend upwards.

  • Seattle, year-over-year prices jumped 17.6 percent.
  • On the Eastside, the median price for a single family home rose 10 percent from a year ago.
  • Buyers outnumbered new listings, with 10,586 of them having their offers accepted compared to only 8,466 New Listings further shrinking available inventory.
  • Buyers may find themselves in a quandary as the year winds down as they contemplate limited supply, possible upticks in interest rates and tax reform.

Pending sales rose nearly 8 percent from a year ago, closed sales were up 5.2 percent, and prices jumped about 8.2 percent, with 14 counties reporting

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It's about to become nighttime a whole lot earlier as Daylight Saving Time ends and numerous Americans and people across the world will get an "extra" hour of sleep as their clocks change from 2 a.m. back to 1 a.m. on Sunday. For the world of Real Estate that means an extra hour of homes sales and home appreciation, but how did we get to the whole "Spring Forward" and "Fall Back" idea anyway?

SEE: 6 Benefits Of Buying Or Selling Your Home In The Fall

The clock will change back to Standard Time which the United States will follow until March 2018 when Daylight Saving Time will kick in again.

When you change your clocks or "fall back" an hour Sunday, Nov. 5, in the U.S., you will be following Standard Time once again which this nation has been

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PumpkinsDoes “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat” ring a bell? No doubt, one of many adults’ greatest childhood memories entails dressing up on Halloween and collecting a pillowcase full of candy.

Kids all over the country partake in this one-night event, after weeks of anticipating the moment they can put on their costumes. For many children, Halloween serves to provide a first altruistic experience when they collect donations from the homes they visit on behalf of UNICEF or other charities to help undernourished children.

Since this is an early-evening event, parents tend to walk alongside their kids — especially the younger ones — as they go door to door to ensure they are safe. Along with child safety, many other factors about

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