Stan & I are Brokers with “The Cascade Team!”  We are sooooo “EXCITED” to share this wonderful news with all of you!  What does that mean to you?  We’ll continue to provide you with even more exceptional service!


 We’re still abellahomes providing SOS with The Cascade Team!


Marisa & Stan

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As of June 27th, the median price in Carlsbad for a single family detached home for sale remained at $720,000, with an average of 124 days on market.  Pricing has remained flat this week, but inventory contiues to climb.  The market action was flat, and there doesn't seem to be a strong pull on home prices in either direction.  The current market seems to be in a pause mode right now and we will need to see either more homes sell or come off the market, reducing home for sale inventory, or prices ticking up (creating a sense of urgency among home buyers) to move out of the market cycle.  Days on market was also flat, with only a minor increase of 2 days on the average.  Local housing market conditions are currently quite strong in favor of home buyers,…

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We are very happy to welcome Stan and Marisa to The Cascade Team. They have both worked for Sammamish Realty for the past several years and were the top performing agents for Sammamish Realty.

Check out their past sales here:

Stan and Marisa do business under the banner of Abella Homes. We are very excited to have them join The Cascade Team! They will in fact have their very first listing with us going live later today with several more coming right around the corner. We are very excited to bring such high quality brokers over to The Cascade Team. They will also be helping with the Snoqualmie Ridge sno-cone booth so hopefully many of you will get a chance to meet them and say “Hello” there.

Welcome once again to you both Marisa Ormando and Stan…

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Snoqualmie Celebrates the Fourth!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Neighborhood Parade
10:30am ~ 11:00am
Line Up Begins at Cascade View Elementary
Suggested arrival time is between 10:15am - 10:30am
34816 SE Ridge Street

Community Celebration
11:00am ~ 2:00pm
Community Park
35016 SE Ridge Street

Event Sponsors

The Cascade Team (Sno Cones) The Cascade Team will also be giving away a child's Play House. Register for the drawing during the event. Grand Prize WINNER will be selected just before 2:00 on July 4th, 2011. Winner must be present to win.... The Cascade Team will arrange for delivery!


Boeing Classic (Putting Green)

COTR (Pizza/Hotdogs/BBQs/Band)

Lifepointe Community Church (Cotton Candy)

Mix It Up/My Cakes (Ice Cream/Cupcakes)

Party Ponies…

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Property Website

 Priced at $505,000

Bedrooms:  4 Bathrooms:  2.5
Home Size:  2,660 sq.ft. Garage:  3
Lot Size:  7,407 sq.ft. Community:  Belmont Estates
County:  King Property Type:  Single Family Detached
Year Built:  2007 MLS Number:  241745

Property Description

Better than NEW and the perfect location! Outstanding quality and details in this 2007 four bedroom with den and bonus room. Minutes to great shopping, parks, entertainment! Dramatic open spaces, rich Brazilian cherry floors, designer materials and colors. The spectacular kitchen will make this your dream home. Privately sited at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Adorable backyard is an easy-care oasis for entertaining and dining al fresco! Laundry upstairs, 3-car garage with tons of built…

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9 Outrageous Floating Homes For Sale

By Zillow | Forbes – Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Living close to a body of water has its share of real estate perks — water views, waterfront properties, private beaches, and personal boat launches are a few top-of-mind examples. One type of real estate that ultimately takes advantage of water, however, is the floating home.

Perhaps the most popular floating home was the one used in the hit movie, "Sleepless in Seattle," starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Not to be confused with a house boat -- which is mobile and can move around -- a floating home is permanently attached to a dock, is connected to a sewer system and does not have its own means of propulsion. But, like a house boat, it has incredible water views.

Ranging in size from small (800 sq ft) to…

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Property Website

Priced at $569,950

Bedrooms:  2 Bathrooms:  1.75
Home Size:  1,132 sq.ft. Garage:  2
County:  King Property Type:  Condo or Townhouse
Year Built:  2008 MLS Number:  240780

Property Description

Sophisticated down town living at Washington Square in a luxurious 2 bed residence. Slab granite kitchen with island, new stainless steel appliances and hardwoods. Two spa quality baths with granite and tile. Amazing floor to ceiling views on 2 sides, large deck and air conditioning for summer. 2 car secure garage and storage. Premier amenities include 24 hr concierge, spa, fitness center, huge owners lounge with full gourmet kitchen, dining, pool table and TV. Walk to shop, dine and play.


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Property Website

Priced at $3,500

Bedrooms:  5 Bathrooms:  3.5
Home Size:  3,630 sq.ft. Garage:  3
Lot Size:  14,203 sq.ft. Community:  Timberline Ridge
County:  King Property Type:  Rental
Year Built:  1999 MLS Number:  241146

Property Description

Stunning Steven Burnstead home in Arbor Circle located in sought after Timberline Ridge neighborhood featuring Lake Washington School District and Blackwell Elementery. Amazing 20 ft stone Fireplace, extended hardwoods, and 20 ft ceilings welcome you home. Gormet kitchen features slab granite, Dbl ovens and large eating bar. This home features 5 bedrooms 3 full baths, office, large bonus room, and flowing living spaces. Master bed w/ wic Fireplace. Millwork, Trim, & wainscotting abound throughout this…

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Property Website

 Priced at $525,000

Bedrooms:  3 Bathrooms:  2.5
Home Size:  2,290 sq.ft. Garage:  2
Lot Size:  3,978 sq.ft. Community:  Issaquah Highlands
County:  King Property Type:  Single Family Detached
Year Built:  2003 MLS Number:  240402

Property Description

Do not miss this delightful 3 bedroom 2.5 parkside gem. This 2003 Lozier built home has a desirable floor plan, with a chefs kitchen, equipped with Alder cabinets, granite tile, and a large center island that is open to the family room with its double fireplace. Also on the main floor is a formal dining room plus den or bonus room and oak floors throughout. The 2nd floor boats a large master suite with its own sitting room, perfect for reading or relaxing and 5 piece master bath with…

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Property Website

Priced at $299,950

Bedrooms:  4 Bathrooms:  2.75
Home Size:  1,970 sq.ft. Garage:  2
Lot Size:  13,995 sq.ft. County:  King
Property Type:  Single Family Detached Year Built:  1981
MLS Number:  240372

Property Description

4 bedroom, 2.75 bath located in quiet cul-de-sac. Large quiet park-like backyard with lots of space for gardening, entertaining or for play. Upstairs is an open-concept space with large kitchen island and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs has deck off of the dining room and the living room has a fireplace. Downstairs is fully finished with a bonus room, family room and a 3rd bath. Family room is large with a fireplace and opens up to the back yard. Easy access to I-90.

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