This home was listed last month for 995,000 and closed yesterday for 1,155,000.  This is the highest price per square foot in the South Cove area and goes to show what hard work, great staging, and a great marketing campaign can do for you - Super exited for my clients! 

If you are interested in learning more about your home value please reach out as I am always happy to help - even if you are just curious.  Remember we always offer full service and list for a 1 percent listing fee (plus the buyer's agent commission).

Leanna Young

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Seattle-area home market was nation’s hottest for 2017 — and cheaper areas from Bellingham to Spokane weren’t far behind

Originally published February 27, 2018 at 7:01 am Updated February 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm 

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By  Mike Rosenberg  Seattle Times business reporter   Seattle keeps chugging along as the fastest-rising housing market in the United States, even as home prices nationally grow nearly five times faster than the country’s historical average. And other Washington towns, from Wenatchee to Bellingham to Spokane, aren’t far behind.

Seattle finished 2017 as the hottest housing market in the country for the entire year, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. And even cheaper towns in Washington,…

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Looking back at 2017, the number of homes on the market in the Seattle metropolitan area had dropped 10 percent from the previous year—fueling Bidding Wars and a tough market for buyers that was felt all year long. Now, at that same time in 2018, inventory is even worse, dropping an additional 19 percent from this time last year, according to the latest reports.

In the metropolitan area, which includes King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, that inventory drop drove bidding wars in 2017 with 52.4 percent of home sales ended up above asking. Now in 2018 we are faced with an even bigger inventory crunch, that’s not expected to stop anytime soon. Adding to that slowly raising interest rates and buyers are becoming more and more aggressive and in fact…

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2017 was a record year for The Issaquah Highlands. Some sections of the housing market increased by nearly 30% with the over-all price for a home increasing just under 18% for the year. Take a look at an in-depth review of The Issaquah Highlands market from the number 1 listing brokerage in the Issaquah Highlands and see where the housing market has grown, the highest priced SOLD home, the home that went the MOST over asking price, and also get an idea of what to expect in 2018.

See Full Issaquah Highlands Housing Market Update HERE

With record low inventory literally causing a Housing Shortage Crisis We have many buyers out there looking and with a lack of inventory, we may just have a buyer for your home.  All it takes is 30 seconds to fill…

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Property tax exemption program for senior citizens and disabled persons

 

Available To:
Taxpayers who are, on December 31 of the year before the taxes are due, at least 61 years of age or older; OR retired from regular gainful employment by reason of disability; OR a veteran of the armed forces of the United States entitled to and receiving compensation from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs at a total disability rating for a service-connected disability.

Program Benefits:
The qualifying applicant receives a reduction in the amount of property taxes due.  The amount of the reduction is based on the applicant's income, the value of the residence, and the local levy rates.

Qualifying Activity:
Own and occupy a…

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With inventory low and eager buyers driving prices up faster than traffic backs up on the 405 during rush hour, how can a seller best strategize for a successful home sale--and avoid pitfalls?

Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the buyers line up.

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique, and has its own story to tell.

When it comes to setting the price of a house, the only thing to do is to look at the recent sales and active listings of similar homes in your area. Combine this research with the inside market knowledge of a local real estate agent, and you can confidently choose your list price.

In this…

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With inventory low and eager buyers driving prices up faster than traffic backs up on the 405 during rush hour, how can a seller best strategize for a successful home sale--and avoid pitfalls?

Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the buyers line up.

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique, and has its own story to tell.

When it comes to setting the price of a house, the only thing to do is to look at the recent sales and active listings of similar homes in your area. Combine this research with the inside market knowledge of a local real estate agent, and you can confidently choose your list price.

In this market…

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Housing Crisis 2018: Lack of Housing Supply Creates Critical Shortage In All Price Points

And this time the crisis is all about one thing: supply

WESTERN WASHINGTON and specifically (King County) is in the midst of a housing crisis. But the affordable housing crisis isn't just hitting Seattle. It's spreading to outlying areas, where fewer and fewer people can now afford. This is largely the result of lopsided supply and demand. According to recent real estate reports, housing markets across King County are still suffering from a lack of inventory. There are plenty of buyers entering the market, but not enough properties to go around. Last year King County prices soared over 11% on average with some areas nearing 30% appreciation in just 1 year.

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Becky McKindley!

We are happy to welcome Becky McKindley to The Cascade Team Woodinville Office.  She will be providing Administrative Assistance to both Shannon Woodcock, Managing Broker and Dafna Shalev.

"I have been in real estate since 2005.  I have been working in Office Management since 1984.  I am a wife, mother of four and grandmother to eight. My hobbies include reading, jewelry making with beads, kite flying, stamp and coin collecting and singing. I previously worked with Home Smart Real Estate. I look forward to working at The Cascade Team in the Woodinville Office."

Becky will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing her success!

 OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade…

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And this time the crisis is all about one thing: supply

Western Washington and specifically (King County) is in the midst of a housing crisis. But the affordable housing crisis isn't just hitting Seattle. It's spreading to outlying areas, where fewer and fewer people can now afford. This is largely the result of lopsided supply and demand. According to recent real estate reports, housing markets across King County are still suffering from a lack of inventory. There are plenty of buyers entering the market, but not enough properties to go around. Last year King County prices soared over 11% on average with some areas nearing 30% appreciation in just 1 year.

So what can home buyers expect from the King County, Washington real estate market in…

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