Sixty-nine percent of consumers recently admitting to having a “home crush”—a property they liked so much they were drawn back to looking at it more than once online or in person, according to a new® survey of 1,000 consumers. But men and women respond quite differently to these crushes, according to the survey.

For example, the survey found that women are more likely than men to have a crush on a home that was out of their financial league. Forty-one percent of women revealed their home crush is out of their price range, compared to only 30 percent of men who said the same.

Men were more likely than women to move from one home crush to another. Thirty-six percent of men surveyed say they find a new house crush weekly, compared to…

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Whether you’re a homeowner or Realtor® selling a home, it makes no difference – everyone wants a house that looks great from the curb. Curb appeal comes together when all the elements of a home’s facade are in good shape and working together. Driveways that are cracked or pitted with potholes, dingy front doors and shabby, scuffed mailboxes can all significantly detract from a home’s overall curb appeal.

Here is a handful of projects – many of them quick fixes – that can greatly enhance a home’s appearance for a quick sell.

Repair or resurface your driveway
For many homes, the driveway is one of the largest visual elements of the home’s overall curb appeal, ranking right up there with siding, the roof and the lawn. Concrete can crack and crumble,…

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Ryan Santos

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We are happy to welcome Ryan Santos to The Cascade Team! 

Ryan is a newly licensed agent who lives in Covington. Ryan is thrilled to be starting his new career in real estate and will be joining our Main Issaquah office.

We are very excited to have Ryan on and 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 you their client. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge…

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Lake Sammamish Homes For Sale

At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington and is one of the major recreational lakes in the state. The lake provides activities for fishermen, boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, swimmers, picnickers, and those just wanting to enjoy the scenery. Lake Sammamish is less than a 30 minute drive from Seattle, making it a convenient day trip for visitors and residents of the area alike.  

Lake Sammamish (pronounced "suh-MAM-ish") is a freshwater lake, seven miles long and one and half miles wide, formed by glacial activity. It is bordered by various parks including Marymoor Park at the lake's north end and Lake Sammamish State Park at its south end. Issaquah Creek feeds the…

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To protect possibly the most important investment you’ll ever make-the investment of your home.

A Lender goes to great lengths to minimize the risk of lending you money you need to buy a home. First, your finances, past and present are checked to ensure your ability to re-pay. Then, your lender goes a step further. He or she makes sure that the quality of the title to the property your are about to buy and which you will pledge as security for the loan is satisfactory. The lender does this by obtaining a lender’s policy of title insurance (often referred to as the ALTA policy).

The lender’s policy doesn’t protect you.

The lender’s policy protects the lender against loss due to unknown title defects at the time of the sale and in the future. But…

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Consy Malasoma

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We are happy to welcome Consy Malasoma to The Cascade Team! Consy has been an agent since 2007 previously working with John L Scott before joining The Cascade Team. She is also a certified stagger; specializing in Feng Shui & Color Consulting. Since 2004 she has used this skills to stage properties using the concept of re-design; you can visit her website here. She is also ready to help you with a staging consultation! Consy will be a great asset to The Cascade Team and she will be joining our Main Issaquah Office.

We are very excited to have Consy on and look forward to seeing her success!

Our Local Real Estate Team

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Drones have stirred up quite a buzz in the real estate marketing world, but there have been a lot of unanswered questions regarding how they can be used. That is until recently, when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a twenty-six-page docket that grants Real Estate Brokers the right to use drones on a case-by-case basis.

In order to legally use one of these unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes, you must have the expressed permission of the FAA. As of January 2015, only 12 out of the 214 commercial entities that have applied for one of these exemptions have been approved. 

What does the FAA consider as “commercial use”? According to, a website dedicated to providing consumers with insight…

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Home prices are beginning to rebound with some areas increasing from 3% to 16% over the past 12 months. If you have not done an accurate check of your homes value in the past year, our FREE On-Line Home Value Analysis tool allows you to see exactly what your home value is doing. It’s not a guess or Zestimate like Zillow. These are actual Sold, Pending and Active prices. You can also see what home inventory levels area doing, closed sale price vs asking price and more! Click Here to get the report…

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Here are the Anthem real estate and housing market stats for January 2015.  There were 155 newly listed homes for sale during the month of January and the average days on market for all listings was 115 days; well above the average, but activity seems to be picking up.  The average price in January was $301,187. If you are looking to sell your home in Anthem, be sure to, contact TCT Real Estate at 602.456.6039.  To learn more about our amazing home seller marketing and technology CLICK HERE.

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Name Your Purchase Price & Area

What price would you consider buying a new home for?

Housing inventories in the greater Seattle area and Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah corridors have just reached a 22 year low. Adding to that, mortgage rates are at near two year lows and close to record territory once again. If you are having a hard time finding a home to buy then myself and The Cascade Team may be able to help. Simply complete the form below and let me know what neighborhood you are interested in and how much you are looking to spend. We have 100’s of experienced Real Estate Brokers throughout the area who are happy to go to work for you to find your dream home in just the neighborhood or area you want. Our connections throughout the areas we…

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