In today’s changing market, there’s more to a successful

closing than just getting the offer accepted. Make sure you have an

agent capable of guiding you from start to close!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you've made an offer on a home and all contingencies have been met by both parties, closing on the property becomes final. Closing costs are generally 4% of your loan amount, but this can vary. To help get a sense of what's left to be done, here are 10 steps involved in closing the deal:

  1. Draw up a purchase offer with detailed contingencies in place
  2. Seller accepts the deal or counteroffers with contingencies and price changes of their own
  3. Submit your deposit, also known as "earnest money"
  4. Apply for your loan if…

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Seattle Housing Market StatsWondering what the Seattle real estate trends are in your area? 

Many people have been asking the question about what will happen this year with our Seattle housing market. Here is a look at what we predict will happen as we move through 2019. As you can see from the graphs below if you are interested in selling I would encourage selling sooner than later.  I am recommending this to my clients at this time because we are seeing a slight Sellers market for these first couple of months but moving to a balanced market early spring. Once late spring hits we are looking at a serious shift in to a buyer's market starting in May where we will see a flood of inventory, price drops and closed sales under actual list price. That said, if you thinking about…

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In today’s changing market, there’s more to a successful

closing than just getting the offer accepted. Make sure you have an

agent capable of guiding you from start to close!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you've made an offer on a home and all contingencies have been met by both parties, closing on the property becomes final. Closing costs are generally 4% of your loan amount, but this can vary. To help you get a sense of what's left to be done, here are 10 steps involved in closing the deal:
  1. Draw up a purchase offer with detailed contingencies in place
  2. Seller accepts the deal or counteroffers with contingencies and price changes of their own
  3. Submit your deposit, also known as "earnest money"
  4. Apply for your…

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In today’s changing market, there’s more to a successful

closing than just getting the offer accepted. Make sure you have an

agent capable of guiding you from start to close!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Review Needs/Wants: Sit down and review your needs and wants. Prioritize wants, as you most likely won’t find a home that covers all of them.
  2. Assess Areas Of Interest: If schools or other amenities are important, be sure to assess those as part of your search.
  3. Setup Property Showings: Once you’ve defined your criteria and areas of interest, your Cascade Team agent will go to work showing you homes.
  4. What To Expect In The Process: The most important thing is for you to understand what to expect going through the…

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In today’s changing market, there’s more to a successful

closing than just getting the offer accepted. Make sure you have an

agent capable of guiding you from start to close!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Review Needs/Wants: Sit down and review your needs and wants.  Priority wants, as you most likely won’t find a home that covers all of them.
  2. Assess Areas Of Interest: If schools or other amenities are important, be sure to assess those as part of your search.
  3. Setup Property Showings: Once you’ve defined your criteria and areas of interest, your Cascade Team agent will go to work showing you homes.
  4. What To Expect In The Process: The most important thing is for you to understand what to expect going through…

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Paul Washington!

 

Why did you decide to join the Cascade Team?

 After meeting with a few brokers in the valley and specking to Tonya Eliason I made up my mind that this is where I wanted to work. The fact that she has been here since '97 and the people that know who she is, speak very highly of her and that  cemented my decision on working with her and The Cascade Team. I hope to have that same reputation as my career grows.

 In the mid 90's I began working in construction. I worked for a few different companies that were based here in the valley that started my interest in homes, home building and design. After a few layoffs, company changes, and my youngest daughter on the way, it was time to enter into a…

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Recovery Slows, but Remains Steady

It may feel as if the housing recovery is slowing to certain finality, but its overall health is still improving.  Existing home sales have been declining monthly and new homes starts have fallen flat – but year over year, the local housing market is still showing growth. As we see areawide increases in price cuts and accessibility begins to improve, the market will continue to strengthen as affordability constraints ease up, even as mortgage rates continue to rise.

The Transition to a Buyer’s Market

Surges in both mortgage rates and demand, coupled with a lack of supply, brought steady hikes in sale prices in 2018. While 2019 will continue to bring healthy growth, home value increases will stabilize, making…

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Check out the video of our new Mesa listing below

Come see this well manicure gem that boasts;  Espresso cabinetry, tile in all the right places, walk-in closets throughout and a ceiling drop down shower head in the master bedroom. For more info call Local Mesa Realtor Tom Donnell at 505.328.2763 or visit http://5864633.thecascadeteam.com/. This home is being promoted on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com and is move in ready. Contact Tom today for a personal showing of this great home.

7044 E. Onza Avenue, Mesa, Arizona

Beautiful home on corner lot! Come see this well manicure gem that boasts;  Espresso cabinetry, tile in all the right places, walk-in closets throughout and a ceiling drop down shower head in the master bedroom. Convenient Jack…

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Recovery Slows, but Remains Steady

It may feel as if the housing recovery is slowing to certain finality, but its overall health is still improving.  Existing home sales have been declining monthly and new homes starts have fallen flat – but year over year, the local housing market is still showing growth. As we see areawide increases in price cuts and accessibility begins to improve, the market will continue to strengthen as affordability constraints ease up, even as mortgage rates continue to rise.

The Transition to a Buyer’s Market

Surges in both mortgage rates and demand, coupled with a lack of supply, brought steady hikes in sale prices in 2018. While 2019 will continue to bring healthy growth, home value increases will stabilize, making…

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I hope you all are having a great start to 2019. So far we have been blessed with some beautiful sunny days to start the new year! Below is an ever changing board of quotes that we have hanging in our home. I thought I would share what I learned yesterday about the importance of those that help and service the items in our homes. It is these important people that keep our lives running smoothly on a daily basis. 

Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow. 

-Albert Einstein

 

We heard about Craig at Peacock Appliance several years ago when our dishwasher suddenly quit working, since then he has serviced almost every major appliance in our home. Most recently our washer unexpectedly quit and I found myself in a state of panic as I…

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