Buying a home can be overwhelming if you don't have a clear idea of what you're looking for. Do you want to live in the city or out in the suburbs? Are you looking for a detached property or perhaps a condominium? How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need? What about a garden, or essential amenities in the area? Once you've come up with a list of requirements, you can save time by saving your preferred search parameters.   Our cutting edge home search allows you access to thousands of MLS listed homes. You can customize your search to ensure you see only the homes you want, in a price range you can afford.  No matter what you are looking for in a new home, our search tools allow you to define your own parameters, number of bedrooms or…

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Raguel Shaw!

Raguel is passionate about ensuring the very best for her client’s interests and goals. A long-time Arizona resident, she believes nearby outdoor recreation and city amenities make the Valley a true gem. She is dedicated to serving her clients well and will work tirelessly to help attain their real estate goals. Having purchased and sold many personal residences, she understands being in the client’s shoes and is honored to aid in such a major life and financial decision. With a background in civil engineering, she has designed many residential and small commercial developments which has provided her with an analytical skill set and critical eye for major home decisions.  Raguel loves working with people. As…

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This Memorial Day in the U.S. — like every Memorial Day — we commemorate and remember those who’ve given their lives for our freedoms and our nation. “Given their lives” is really not accurate, though, as Andy Rooney noted — these soldiers died, plain and simple. They died so that in the future, our country might be safer or democracy might be nurtured in an otherwise hostile environment. They died so that great evils could be done away with in WWII (and WWI). They died so that politicians could wage endless, unwinnable wars for political ideals (Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and now Afghanistan). They died, quite simply, so that we could enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted in our country. 

For every veteran and every active duty…

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Todd Giefer!

In my 13 plus years in Real Estate, I have built a reputation for providing trustworthy, well-researched advice to my clients and am passionate about providing the best possible service. In an ever-changing market, I am with you every step of the way.

Before real estate, I was a multi unit manager for 15 years working Fortune 500 companies like ExxonMobil and  Conoco Phillips. Even then Real Estate was always a passion of mine, and I first became an investor before I left the corporate world to do this full time.

It is increasingly important to be knowledgeable about the trends and data in the local housing market. I am committed to the highest level of personal service and to meeting your needs.

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Mortgage rates are edging noticeably higher this week, and would-be home buyers and refinancing homeowners may have missed out on a chance to lock in a lower rate. 

  • The average contract rate on the 30-year fixed will likely end the day as high as 4.875 percent for the highest creditworthy borrowers and 5 percent for the average borrower.
  • Tuesday's move follows positive economic data in retail sales, suggesting that newly imposed tariffs would not hit sales as hard as expected.
  • With supply and demand so far out of whack, Mortgage Rates are unlikely to affect home prices in the near term.

Mortgage application volume for refinancing and home purchases dropped 2.7 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted week-to-week…

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Looking for local information on Issaquah Highlands real estate? You've come to the right place. The community information shown below will give you a quick snapshot of what Issaquah Highlands housing market is doing. Be sure to check out the local homes for sale stats and the available properties below. The numbers shown are inclusive of condos and single family homes, so you'll have a better all round view of the market.

Good News For Home Buyers As Area Housing Inventory Increases By 14%!

Issaquah Highlands: Name Your Selling Price And We'll Bring The Buyers!

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…

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  • Inventory increase by 14%
  • Total Homes For Sale increases to over 10,000 for first time in months
  • King, Snohomish & Kitsap Counties still under 1 months housing supply however
  • 4-6 Month Supply creates a Balanced Market

 KIRKLAND, Washington (May 7, 2018) – Home buyers may be cheered by an uptick in inventory, but the improving supply is unlikely to reverse rising prices, suggest industry leaders from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Commenting on just-released figures for April, which showed the highest level of active listings since August, OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate said, “For the first time in a long time we had good news for buyers.” Noting supply is still lower than year-ago levels (down 5.6 percent), it…

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Kendall Hills!

I wanted to join a local team that really cares about their clients needs, and The Cascade Team does exactly that. Prior to joining The Cascade Team I had varied careers; I have been a Production Manager at Kaiser, Operations Manager at Raycap, and a District Manager at Domino’s. I would like to become the go-to Broker in the city, it is my goal to make The Cascade Team the #1 Brokerage in Spokane. I am a huge Trekkie, I once tried out for the T.V show “Beauty and The Geek” and spoke Klingon for the audition.

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

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving…

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Home purchasers seeking to stand out in competitive housing markets should consider a mortgage professional based in the area.

Don’t discount the benefits of shopping local—even for a mortgage professional.

In tight housing markets where bidding wars are common, buyers who need financing can strengthen their offers by working with a locally based mortgage broker or loan officer, real-estate agents and lenders say. “Getting a local person helps you over certain humps—it just really does,” said Laura Hodgson, a real-estate agent with The Cascade Team , who works in The Greater Seattle Area, and keeps a list of trusted mortgage pros on her website HERE.

Agents want to work with buyers whose lenders know the local market and have a record of…

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