With interest rates still at an all-time low and prices still affordable is now the right time to buy?  This is a question many of my clients are now starting to ask themselves.  Two of my clients in the past month have decided to purchase instead of rent as with rent prices climbing and interest rates so low they actually found it cheaper to purchase than to rent.  With rates still around 3.75 one can purchase a home with minimal down and payments still lower than rent.  There is also a unique opportunity to be able to purchase an investment property and have your home bring you a positive cash flow.  If you are interested in investing or just purchasing a home to call your own, please feel free to give me a call and I would be happy to discuss…

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Priced at $315,000

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5
Home Size: 1,410 sq.ft. Garage: 2
Lot Size: 1,447 sq.ft. Community: Talus
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 2003

TALUS JEWELBOX! Completely updated townhome with over $40k in professional upgrades: Gorgeous warm caramel bamboo floors on main stairs, slab granite kitchen w/iridescent pendant lights and extra deep sink, radiant heat tile floors in master bath, limestone fireplace surround, sparkling green-glass tiled half-bath, Toto dual flush water saving toilets. Oversized two car garage w/tons of built-in storage, NEW TimberTech deck (04/12) with view to greenbelt! The true showcase townhome in Talus!


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get local deals in bellevue / eastside  

Flat Iron Grill

$40 to Spend on Steak and South American Fare

$20 buy now!  

Want it for free? Buy first, then share a special link. If three friends buy, yours is free!


For sophisticated cuisine that elevates surf 'n' turf to a whole new level, check out today's deal from Flat Iron Grill: $20 gets you $40 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks. This Issaquah eatery's menu combines Northwest ingredients with South American influences. Start with the carpaccio -- cured tenderloin with a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkled with saba, sea salt, and fried shallots. The Flat Iron…

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Take a look at the chart below to see how we offer more service that the average real estate agent out there.  Because the company stands behind their agents and provides this to all home selling clients, you get the most comprehensive marketing program for your home, regardless of what Cascade Team agent you list your home with.  We know that personalities may differ, and each agent brings their own unique skill sets, but the marketing we provide to our clients is conistent across the board, so you'll always get the most exposure possible.

You Still Pay the Buyer's Real Estate Agent

Aside from the 1% listing commission you pay to list your home for sale, we always recommend that you pay the buyer's real estate agent the traditional MLS…

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Futuristic Island Home, Design Concept

Bethany Lyttle, Contributor - Forbes

Taking up residence in the middle of an ocean, lake or river isn’t for everybody. But for anyone who yearns for a property line that laps to shore, options abound. Architecturally expressive abodes for the aesthetically-inclined, secluded dwellings for the nature-loving set, spacious compounds for the party-minded, and unforgettable retreats for families are just the beginning.

Full List: Incredible Private-Island Homes

Take the Utopia Project. It’s not just a home. It’s a man-made island. With glass canopy panels that cover its interior or open out to create decks, it’s suitable for any climate. And its spaceship-style design allow for observatories with 360-degree views.

Views of what, exactly? Well,…

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Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 25, 2012

24/7 Wall St. recently asked real estate experts and several real estate organizations to weigh in on how sellers can get their house sold at the best price and in the shortest amount of time.

Here’s what they had to say as some of the best ways to get the “sold” sign out this spring:

  1. Pay attention to “curb appeal”:First impressions are critical, and homes with inviting landscapes and…

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 Priced at $519,000

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
Home Size: 3,420 sq.ft. Garage: 2
Lot Size: 37,859 sq.ft. Community: Mirrormont
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1980 MLS Number: 347497

 Must see! Nestled in the heart of Mirromont, this upscale custom lodge has been remodeled from top to bottom.The custom door welcomes you to the grand living room. Dream kitchen overlooking a spacious backyard, heated marble floors in all bathrooms, the master bedrooms opens to its own private deck, vaulted open beam ceilings with rare western cedar interior walls upstairs, and much more! A newly completed attached two car garage, too. Bright lower level features a spacious family room, library space, kitchenette, shower…

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Seattle and Portland among cities to posted new index lows in February 2012.


Nine Cities and Both Composites Hit New Lows in February 2012 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Press Release: S&P Indices – 5 hours ago

NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through February 2012, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed annual declines of 3.6% and 3.5% for the 10- and 20-City Composites, respectively. This is an improvement over the annual rates posted for the month of January, -4.1% and -3.9%, respectively. In addition to the two Composites, 15 of the 20 MSAs posted better annual returns in February compared to January; Atlanta,…

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Property Website

Priced at $349,950

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1.5
Home Size: 1,540 sq.ft. Garage: 2
Lot Size: 7,886 sq.ft. Community: Juanita
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1967 MLS Number: 347093

Updated to Perfection ~ 4 bedroom, two-story sited at the end of a cul-de-sac offers a great floor plan, gorgeous granite maple cabinet kitchen, totally updated bathrooms, new int. paint, new window coverings, spacious rooms & designer touches. Professionally landscaped, fully-fenced backyard w/sport court is south facing for year around light. Gardening, playing games & hosting parties is a breeze! Super location close to everything, air conditioning,1-yr old water heater, Northshore Schools!


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Property Website

Priced at $169,950

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
Home Size: 880 sq.ft. Garage: 1
Lot Size: 6,600 sq.ft. Community: Downtown Snoqualmie
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1925 MLS Number: 347061

Character abounds in this classic Snoqualmie home. Flexible seller can close quickly. New roof on house and detached garage touts convenient covered storage. The fully fenced, level back yard boasts a fire pit. Awesome interior floor plan, light, bright with lots of newer vinyl windows. Crown molding, hardwoods and built in storage areas. Brick gas fireplace in living room, Kitchen with lots of cabinets. Covered back deck to take off your coat. The sunroom is a bonus for whatever use complete with Mount Si views. Full…

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