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Justice Department probe, civil lawsuits pose challenge to real-estate industry practices

“Plaintiffs’ allegations plausibly show that the Buyer-Broker Commission Rules prevent effective negotiation over commission rates and cause an artificial inflation of buyer-broker commission rates,” the judge wrote last year. “But-for Defendants’ conspiracy, each Plaintiff would have paid ‘substantially lower commissions.’”

Transparency in Commissions

Fact: Real estate brokers’ commission rates are not regulated in any state and are ALWAYS 100% negotiable.

The end goal of this lawsuit is for “Buyer Agent Commissions” to be fully seen as a fee paid for and financed in the buyer’s loan.

For example, on a $1 million home with a 3% commission the

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We are very happy to welcome Karen Williamson and the new Managing Broker for The Cascade Team Spokane.

 

Learn more about our dynamic new Spokane Managing Broker at the link below!

Karen Williamson

Managing Broker  

The Cascade Team, Spokane

509-808-1108

The Cascade Team Real Estate is looking for a dynamic and Broker/Agents for Spokane.

We have closed over 800 Spokane area transactions and are looking for an aggressive Broker/Agents looking to take their careers to the next level of success!

Here is your chance to be part of an innovative Real Estate Brokerage that's changing how things are done!

The Ultimate Agent Experience!

Imagine having clients actually chase after you to list their home….

Then Having a

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Home buyers are finding some relief, but Northwest MLS brokers say it is temporary.

  •          New listings slightly outgain homes going under contract.
  •          Highest level of Inventory since October of 2020
  •          There is some ‘normalization’ in our market as it relates to the historical summer slowdown.”
  •          This is due to a typical mid-summer season market combined with some buyer fatigue
  •          14 of the 26 counties in the Northwest MLS report showed year-over-year (YOY) gains in new listings
  •          14 of the 26 counties in the Northwest MLS report showed year-over-year (YOY) gains in new listings
  •          Buyers act NOW. Sellers don’t panic:
  •          With a lack of new construction coming on the market in
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Bidding Wars and multiple offers have been the story of 2021 so far. But now inventory is increasing (Up 50% in the past 30 days) and while inventory is still historically low, pricing your home correctly is more important than ever.

Our 18-Point Analysis will bring you the most accurate assessment possible when it comes to your home's value. Click here to learn more! We factor in sold homes, active, pending, pending inspection, builder, size, beds, baths, school, year built, upgrades, lot size, assessments, condition, view, curb appeal, title issues and easements.

On average, serious buyers look at about fifteen properties before they make an offer. Doing so gives them a basis for determining how competitively a property is priced, both in

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by SARAH KUTA

We all know that first impressions matter when it comes to buying and selling homes. It’s why curb appeal is such an important real estate tenet, why homeowners hire professional photographers to take listing photos, and why home stagers make spaces look beautiful and inviting.

But if you only use your eyes during your search for the perfect home, you could be overlooking some very crucial clues about whether a listing is right for you. Most people forget to use all of their senses during open houses and home tours.

The next time you attend a showing, take “the five-sense approach” to home touring. Use your sight, hearing, sense of smell, touch, and even taste to evaluate each prospective home and gather information

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High Impact Real Estate Marketing & 1% MLS Listing Commissions For Today’s Home Sellers

The Cascade Team Real Estate is a company like no other because of the marketing, service and home seller savings we provide. We understand that in today’s real estate & home selling environment, we need to provide a high level of real estate service and wide spread marketing of the home for sale, utilize technology to keep our home seller clients in the communication loop and provide added value to both buyers and home sellers in the real estate transaction. The effective use of technology tools allows our local real estate agents to focus more of their time on servicing our clients and finding buyers for your home, all the while providing the most

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High Impact Real Estate Marketing & 1% MLS Listing Commissions For Today’s Home Sellers

The Cascade Team Real Estate is a company like no other because of the marketing, service and home seller savings we provide. We understand that in today’s real estate & home selling environment, we need to provide a high level of real estate service and wide spread marketing of the home for sale, utilize technology to keep our home seller clients in the communication loop and provide added value to both buyers and home sellers in the real estate transaction. The effective use of technology tools allows our local real estate agents to focus more of their time on servicing our clients and finding buyers for your home, all the while providing the most

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There are currently eight (8) licensed real estate agents in the greater Seattle area for every (1) house available to sell.

With Nearly 8 Agents for Every 1 Listing, What Are YOU Doing to Stand Out? The Cascade Team Can Help!

As New Agents Pile into Hot Housing Market. Most Find It Tough Going.

The red-hot housing market has achieved a number of milestones this past year. Perhaps the most telling is this: There are more real-estate agents than homes for sale. Currently in the Pacific NW that number is a staggering 8 to 1 ratio (Being 8 agents to every single available listing).

So how do you stand out?

How do you break into the industry and manage to secure one of these elusive listings?

Imagine having clients actually chase after

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Jacob Pass 

Fast-rising housing costs have helped to push inflation to a 13-year high. But the way that government statisticians track the price of consumer goods may be missing just how explosive home-price growth has been in recent months.

Housing costs rose by 0.4% between April and May, according to the latest edition of the monthly consumer price index released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compared with last year, housing prices were up 2.2%.

Altogether, the rise in housing prices accounted for over a quarter of the overall increase in inflation in May, a reflection of how heavily government economists weight this spending category.

But if that 2.2% figure seems off based on your own experience of buying or selling a

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  •          May’s inventory plummeted by 4,824 listings (down 46.6%). YOY
  •          Active listings dropped from April to May for the first time in at least 20 years.
  •          Average SOLD price in King County for April was 109.5% of asking price.
  •          In the 4-county Puget Sound region (King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap), the figure was 108.6%

With rising values and limited inventory, Seattle's red-hot real estate market shows no signs of slowing down heading into the summer months.

While those looking to sell already have the upper hand, there may be another factor at play for houses flying off the market within mere days: the day of the week they are listed.

A new market analysis from Seattle-based Zillow found that homes

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