Wholesalers, flippers, and sellers. Oh, my. Anyone considering real estate investment (REI) needs to research the various avenues used to create a successful business. Get to know the business from others involved. Talk to agents. Discuss options with lenders, both standard mortgage and hard money. Remember, you are looking at being a business professional, creating profitable deals for the seller, the rehab flipper, or general investor, as well as yourself. Once you are not only certain you want to do this, but are determined and armed with the best advice available, take a look at these 5 Tips for Success as a Wholesaler:

Get Your Name Out There

Let some of the people you’ve consulted with, like the agents, rehab flippers, and especially…

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Townhome Just Listed For Sale By Deborah Gordon In Phoenix

Townhome Listing In PhoenixBe sure to check out this turn key and move in ready town home for sale in the Phoenix Arcadia area.  More details are available at the home's property website.  To see use our local Realtor Pro search tools, check out our website here. This is truly about location, location, location and is in immaculate move-in condition. This 9 unit townhouse community is in the midst of urban amenities. Close to all the great Arcadia spots such as Postinos, the Vig, Ohso, La Grande Orange and much more. This property was built in 2003 and is an extremely low maintenance home, especially for this area. The floor plan is spacious and functional with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The master is quite large. The…

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Yes, this floor is made of shards of broken glass!

Kelly Phillips Badal  

In the world of home design, walls usually get all the attention. But we’ve found some wildly inspiring flooring ideas that’ll leave you looking down instead of up or out. Prepare to be floored — pun very much intended.

The point is, that swath of space hanging out down low doesn’t have to be forgettable — it’s as ripe for a bit of creative DIYing or incredible artwork as the walls around it.

Just check out the broken-glass tiled floor or the dare-you-to-step-here hungry crocodile floor mural. 

Redecorating-ready dreamers, start your Pinterest boards!

We would love to hear what your favorite design is! Just leave us a message on the blog comment section and we'll…

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We Are Excited To Welcome Jerry Johnson To The Cascade Team!

Jerry (Jay) Johnson

  • Email: JayJohnson@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Phone: 425-283-8008
  • Office Phone: 800-509-6905 ext. 1093

A Little About Jerry: Jerry goes by the name of "Jay." He is a long time resident of Sammamish who comes to us as a previous agent at Sammamish Reality. On the side, Jay does professional voice over work. We are excited to see what Jay brings to The Cascade Team!

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…

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Housing market slowdown expected, but prices in most areas are still rising

KIRKLAND, Washington (October 5, 2015) – Scarce inventory, new rules for mortgage closings and affordability concerns will likely slow home sales around Western Washington during the remaining months of 2015 and into early 2016, according to spokespersons from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. 

The latest statistics from the MLS show a double-digit drop in inventory, a double-digit jump in closed sales, and a near double-digit increase in prices from a year ago, prompting one industry leader to say the trends aren’t sustainable. "We simply can’t sustain double-digit increases in sales when inventory levels continue to drop every month," remarked OB Jacobi, president…

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Applying for a home loan soon should get easier and less confusing. That is the goal, at least, of changes to the mortgage application process required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank banking reform act, which finally kick in Saturday.

Clearing up confusion

If you have taken out a mortgage, you know how confusing the process can be. The law has required lenders to reveal in writing the fine points of the loan. But the documents that must be used are hard to understand for anyone who’s not a lawyer or a real estate professional.

Timing has also been a problem. The final details of a mortgage typically have been dumped in borrowers’ laps along with the final loan papers, meaning that, typically, a borrower has to take in the costs and terms of their new…

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  • TRID spelled backwards is DIRT
  • On October 3rd 1789 George Washington designated the date of the first Thanksgiving
  • TRIDactyl [trahy-dak-til] adjective, Zoology 1.having three fingers or toes, as certain reptiles.
  • Title reps love talking T.R.I.D. Totally Ridiculous Illusions of Drama (sorry, couldn't resist)
  • 10/3/2015 = .000165425971
  • The first CD was a recording from 1979 of Claudio Arrau performing Chopin waltzes 
  • OJ was acquitted on October 3rd (1995)
  • TRID Wheels make excellent Frisbees
  • Chubby's Checker and Gwen Stefanie's birthday's are both on October 3rd
  • October 3rd in Polish is pazdziernik trzecia 


This lighthearted reminder is to reassure you that…

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Here We Grow Again - New Gig Harbor Office!

We are happy to announce the opening of our new office in Gig Harbor!

Here we grow again! Brady Howard will be the branch manager of our new Gig Harbor office!

Managing Broker - Brady Howard
Office:  253-720-3503
Fax:  425-996-9520
4502 Garden Pl NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

A little about Brady: I am a Sales machine, I specialize in Follow up and Follow through. My last 30 years have been improving the Art of Sale. I am a Retired Navy Diver, 21 years of fun in the sun and some Crazy times.  In the past year I have relocated to Gig Harbor after living all over the world with Greece being my favorite place to date.  I am the Managing Broker of the Gig Harbor office with www.TheCascadeTeam.com and…

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$2,750 - 8620 173rd Ave NE, Redmond

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 3
   Sq. Footage: 2,232
   Year Built: 1975
   Garage Spaces: 1
   Type: Rental
   MLS® Number: 854858
  Hailey Miller
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For details contact Hailey Miller at 714-655-0595. Completely remodeled home in/out. Bright living spaces flow seamlessly on 3 levels separated by just a few steps. Cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances create a dramatic and practical kitchen. Baths are finished in equal…

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$380,000 - 13207 29th Ave SE, Mill Creek

   Bedrooms: 4
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 1,707
   Year Built: 2004
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 854634
  Dafna Shalev
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For details contact Dafna Shalev at 425-220-1356. Great location & easy access to all major roads. Meticulously maintained 2 story 4 bd's 2.5 bath home in Mill Creek. Bright & airy home features hardwood in the entry & powder rm. Kitchen w/tile counters & dining space. Specious…

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