Want to find out how to use your  VA Home Loan Benefits?

  Check out the article below to learn the process 

 

VA loans are a specialized mortgage option. They feature some big financial benefits other loan programs can’t match.

But the process of buying a home with one isn’t considerably different from any other loan.

Here’s a brief look at the VA loan process.

Pre-qualification & pre-approval

This is a critical first step. VA loan pre-qualification and pre-approval requirements can vary by lender. VA lenders are often looking for a FICO score of at least 620, a benchmark considerably lower than what you’ll typically need for conventional financing.

Getting pre-qualified and pre-approved gives borrowers a clear sense of…

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Jackie Stone !

Jackie Stone joins The Cascade Team as a realtor after working for over a year as the unofficial team photographer, providing both portraiture and real estate photography.  She will continue to provide these services to fellow brokers but also will be joining the team as a Broker!  She attended UW and obtained at Bachelors degree in Business Administration as well as holds a Masters in Business from Texas A&M-Commerce.  She is excited to be joining the team and to start this new venture.

 

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…

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The Offer Countdown Timer:

When we at The Cascade Team receive an offer on your listing, we will now activate the offer countdown on your property website with just a couple clicks. The property website will prominently display the timer counting down second by second until the offer review deadline. This will help us promote your home and let potential buyers know that they have a limited amount of time to get an offer in if they would like to potentially purchase your home.

The property website is linked from all kinds of sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo Homes, Google and many more. We will also promote your listing and the countdown to make offer through social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Etc..

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Check out the video of our new Surprise listing below

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this turn-key home is neutrally decorated and has a number of upgrade features including large tile flooring throughout all areas besides the bedrooms and formal dining room. For more info call Local Surprise Realtor Merydth Whitehead at 623.696.8063 or visit http://5805168.thecascadeteam.com/. This home is being promoted on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com and is move in ready. Contact Merydth today for a personal showing of this great home.

15549 W Port Royal Ln, Surprise, Arizona

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this turn-key home is neutrally decorated and has a number of upgrade features including large tile flooring throughout all areas besides the…

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Welcome To The Cascade Merydth Whitehead !

Originally from Australia, Merydth has enjoyed property management for 15 years. Her background is in emergency management, working both in Australia and the USA. Merydth has university qualifications in Environmental Science, Forestry and Personnel Management. When not at work, Merydth can be found in the garden or enjoying the great outdoors with her family.

 

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 clients. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in the negotiation…

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Zillow Offers Now Available In Denver Housing Market

House In Denver

How is Zillow's new program to purchase homes directly from Denver home owners going to impact the market and how will it impact the real estate business.  With similiar programs already running in the Phoenix market with Offerpad and OpenDoor, home sellers seem to have taken a liking to these types of services.  But why would you want to take less than what the open market can provide if it's listed with a local real estate professional.  For many sellers it the convenience of not having to go through the selling process and picking their closing date.  With the Denver Housing Market still being fairly brisk, and at lower price points where their is more demand due to the affordability factor,…

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  • Home sellers throughout the Seattle region are experiencing a reality check and the days of multiple offers are days of the past.

  • In Seattle and King County supply is at the highest level since first quarter 2015.

  • Gone: Seller luxuries like offer review dates, pre-inspections, and escalation clauses.

  • King County Housing inventory has doubled since March!

  • Seattle is experiencing a self-corrective shift in the market.

  • Many sellers are reaching for their dictionaries to understand the words ‘price reduction’ and ‘increased market time.’”

 

KIRKLAND, Washington (August 6, 2018) – “Home sellers throughout the Seattle region are
experiencing a reality check and the days of multiple offers…

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Denver Home Sellers Market Is Starting To Favor Home Buyers

According to stats reported by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, the Denver real estate market is starting to show signs of cooling as we are in the heat of the summer.  As more homes have come on the market, home buying and purchase activity has slowed, and prices have dropped in June, and I am expecting we will see the same thing when the July numbers come out.  Prices appeared to have moved a little to far to fast and this is not an unexpected correction.  Rising interest rates could also be a contributing factor, but home prices do historically rise during a rising rate environment, but sellers will need to adjust their expectations on how quickly they will sell and for what…

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Seattle has been arguably one of the hottest housing markets in America, with home prices rising annually by double digits fueled by scorching demand. There is, however, one outside force that is starting to throw cold water on all that heat: new weakness from once-intense Chinese buyers.

The Pacific Northwest city has been one of the greatest beneficiaries of the recent wave of Chinese buyers of U.S. real estate. Both Chinese investors and families hoping to send their kids to American universities have fueled demand for housing in Seattle, which has long enjoyed a strong Asian culture.

In just the last two years, that demand increased dramatically. In 2016, nearby Canadian city Vancouver slapped a 25 percent tax on international homebuyers in…

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