When your seller receives multiple bids on their property, the highest offer shouldn’t always be their default choice. If it comes with an appraisal contingency—and the appraised value doesn’t match the sale price—your seller could be back at square one, looking for another buyer.
With King County home prices surging nearly $100,000 just this year to a record $599,000 in June—home prices in many markets are escalating so quickly that appraisals can’t keep up. That’s why real estate professionals may need to have more conversations with their sellers about appraisals.
“Any time prices move up fast, the actual appraisal process can lag behind because [appraisers] are looking back in history, not forward into the future” to determine appraised
KIRKLAND, Washington (Aug. 7, 2017) – New figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service indicate home sales and prices, like July’s temperatures, sizzled. Prices area-wide rose slightly more than 9 percent from a year ago, but several counties near job centers saw larger price increases, including King County where the median price jumped 18.6 percent.
The latest report confirmed what most buyers and brokers know: inventory shortages persist even though MLS members added slightly more new listings last month than the same period a year ago.
“We should be entering the summer doldrums, but I don’t see that happening,” reported Diedre Haines, principal managing broker-South Snohomish County at Coldwell Banker Bain in Lynnwood. “Inventory remains
23 Violent crimes per 100k
749 Property crimes per 100k
The first city from the west coast on the list is Sammamish, Washington. This city on a plateau has a population of 52,365. It was named after Lake Sammamish; however, Beaver and Pine lake are the biggest lakes in the area. In fact, Beaver lake had a famous lifeguard teacher in the 1950s, Clint Eastwood. The city contains no major interstates within its limits but is a short commute to many big employers such as Costco and Microsoft.
Sammamish has secured the No. 5 spot in a new report over the safest cities in the U.S.
The Top 100 Safest Cities in America announced for 2017 report looked at crime rates in 764 cities.
Buying a home is such an extremely enjoyable and valuable experience, but because of so much competition, lack of knowledge and misguiding agents it can also become quite strenuous and stressful. After having bought & sold a few homes myself as a home-buyer, I have a pretty good idea about how to deal with different situations in the process. I can guide you on crucial factors to watch out for and also have the courage to recommend NOT going ahead with something if it comes to that. As I believe in giving honest and the most genuine advice - that’s what a good agent should do. Also, responsiveness is key to Real Estate, especially in a fast-paced market like WA - so you can count on me for being there for
Ethan has 15 years of experience in real estate. In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his son, a National Champion of the Quarter Midget Racing Association.
Ethan will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing his success!
OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM
Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their clients. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in the negotiation process. Our goal is to always meet and exceed your expectations. We look forward to the
The Cascade Team is now the first Brokerage where customers can receive direct text communication from the website! Currently all real estate related sites like Zillow, Trulia, RedFin, John L Scott, Windermere, Realtor, Etc. all require you to download their App to receive notifications…. That is No Longer the Case for The Cascade Team!
Without being intrusive or requiring people to download an app and communicate through the app function, people registering at www.TheCascadeTeam.com can now select their preferred method of communication: E-Mail, Phone or Text….. You will then be able to receive property updates, new listings, and communicate directly with an agent through your phone's text platform without ever needing to download an app!
Adrianne has an extensive knowledge of the real estate industry. She strives to diligently provide the highest level of service and individualized attention while maintaining the utmost levels of confidentiality, integrity and value. In her free time, Adrianne enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Adrianne will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing her success!
OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM
Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their clients. This helps you better understand the competitive
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Here are some sobering stats from the FBI: A robbery occurs every 1.6 minutes in the U.S., a burglary every 18.2 seconds, and a larceny theft every 5.4 seconds.
SafeHome, a home security systems reviews resource, analyzed FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data from 2015 to determine the items thieves most commonly target.
The most stolen items were classified as miscellaneous valuables, jewelry, and precious metals, according to the report. In some states, certain thefts were more common than others. For example, in Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, and Colorado, thieves were more likely to target diamonds, gold, silver, and other jewelry. Meanwhile, clothing was the most stolen items in
I was born and raised in the Spokane area and currently live in Deer Park, about 15 minutes outside of Spokane. I am just getting started in the real estate business with the mentorship of James Faucett. Before getting into Real Estate, I spent 5 years teaching 2 1/2 to 4 year olds at Harvard Park Children’s Learning Center in Spokane. I love kids but have none of my own yet so I enjoy spending time with my many nieces and nephews and I also coach a 12 year old girls soccer team with my brother. I’m excited for this new journey and I’m so thankful to be a part of The Cascade Team!
Tyler will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing his success!
I am a Pacific Northwest native and real estate professional serving North Bothell and the greater Seattle area.
My passion for real estate started at a young age as my mother was a successful real estate broker for 35 plus years. I inherited exposure to real estate but also developed a keen aptitude stemming from my sincere interest, knowledge, experience in the industry and my desire to help others and my community. After graduating from Central Washington University with a Business Administration degree I quickly jumped into real estate. I purchased a personal storage business as well as my first home by the age of 21. I have since purchased, sold and hold properties both for personal and