Tips from The Cascade Team Agents
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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 11:24am. 72 Views, 0 Comments.
Thank you to Susan Edwards of First American Title for providing this great class for the Brokers of www.TheCascadeTeam.com today, and thank you to all the Agent/Brokers who attended.
- New Forms – New HUD Settlement forms – The proposed rules and their issues for escrow
- Short Sales – Indemnities, conflicting instructions to escrow, rejected wires, etc;
- Fraud – Short Sale Fraud, fraudulent funds
- Earnest Money Disputes – What happens when there is no “meeting of the minds”?
- Who are the parties to the transaction?
- Other common issues:
- - Lack of Information
- - Lack of Legal Description
- - Utilities
- - Buyer closing costs paid by seller
- - Wire Cutoff times
- - Bankruptcy
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 11:57am. 69 Views, 0 Comments.
The Cascade Team Property Management is a team dedicated to providing you with professional service and first class management of your property. Our home leasing service commitment is not only to our property owners, but also to the tenants who occupy those properties. Navigating the real estate rental market can be overwhelming. When you enlist our team of Property Management professionals, we can manage every aspect of the process, no matter your situation. We handling everything from listing your house 4 rent and finding tenants, screening and all the other aspects of the landlord tenant relationship. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of what our team does to ensure you have a worry free experience.
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 10:02am. 89 Views, 0 Comments.
Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at 7:08am. 238 Views, 0 Comments.
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By Jean Folger | Investopedia
Every homeowner must pay for routine home maintenance, such as replacing worn-out plumbing components or staining the deck, but some choose to make improvements with the intention of increasing the home's value. Certain projects, such as adding a well thought-out family room - or other functional space - can be a wise investment, as they do add to the value of the home. Other projects, however, allow little opportunity to recover the costs when it's time to sell.
Even though the current homeowner may greatly appreciate the improvement, a buyer could be unimpressed and unwilling to factor the upgrade into the purchase price. Homeowners, therefore, need to be careful with how they choose to
Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 11:34am. 121 Views, 0 Comments.
We Offer More To Our Home Sellers... Than Just A *1% Listing Commission
In short, our Seattle and San Diego home seller clients receive full service real estate listing representation for a *1% MLS listing commission. We still always recommend our homeseller's pay the standard rate for the buyer's agent, but on average you will save 2% of your home's selling price by working with us. Let us help you save thousands when selling your home, but more importantly, ensure that your are marketing your home for sale to maximize your exposure to all available buyers. We provide a full complement of internet and print marketing, which hits both home buyers and real estate agents alike, to get your home the exposure it needs in this competitive real estate…
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 1:42pm. 102 Views, 0 Comments.
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Looking at the HUD-1 can sometimes be overwhelming. We have broken it down to make it easier for you and your clients to understand how all the debits, credits, fees and charges in connection with your transaction come in to play. The Cascade Team Real Estate is here to answer your questions and keep you informed!
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 1:28pm. 154 Views, 0 Comments.
As a homebuyer in today’s market, you’re no doubt at your wit’s end trying to find your dream home.
And when you find a home you love, you’re competing with all cash offers and bidding wars driving the sales price above what it’s listed for, and many times, even above what the home is actually worth!
While there is nothing you can do to create more homes for sale, you can certainly arm yourself by understanding the trends and patterns in the areas you’re trying to buy in.
While it’s not quite rocket science, there is definitely a significant competitive advantage to those that understand the trends of a real estate market.
Sometimes, being competitive means not looking in the most competitive price ranges in the most competitive markets.
Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 12:40pm. 240 Views, 0 Comments.
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Multiple offers are "the new normal" for housing market around Puget Sound
- April 2013 Sees the Highest Volume of Pending Sales Since May 2007
- 10,351 New Listings Added Consumed by even Greater Number of Closed Sales and Pending Sales
- Prices up Area Wide 12.5%
- Sales up 20% Year over Year
- Multiple Offers Become the “New Norm”
KIRKLAND, Wash. (May 6, 2013) – Northwest Multiple Listing Service members notched their highest volume of new listings since June 2011, but the additions did little to ease inventory shortages. Brokers also reported the highest volume of pending sales since May 2007, along with anecdotes of bidding wars.
"Multiple offers have become the new normal," remarked MLS director Diedre…
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 10:55am. 101 Views, 0 Comments.
For years, I’ve staged homes and designed rooms for friends and family. People tell me I have an "eye" for design
and a talent for making spaces beautiful. I consider it a privilege to earn a living doing what I enjoy. I work alongside homeowners to create
customized plans that show their homes in the best possible light, which helps facilitate
a quick sale. Contact Me at Tricia@TheCascadeTeam.com or 425-765-7779
Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 1:05pm. 146 Views, 0 Comments.
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Some home shoppers say they are willing to spend thousands of dollars above the price of the home in order to have certain interior features.
The most coveted home features tend to center around the kitchen, such as stainless steel appliances and a kitchen island, says Errol Samuelson, president of realtor.com.
24/7 Wall St. used data from the National Association of REALTORS® to determine some of the most desired home features. Here are eight features that made the list and how much extra, on average, buyers say they’re willing to pay for having that feature in a home:
- Central air conditioning: $2,520
- New kitchen appliances: $1,840