If you’re in the market for a home, take note: The 2nd quarter of 2022 may be the opening you’ve been looking for.

  •          February’s improving inventory and a slowing pace of price increases may ease some of the competitive pressures.
  •          Buyers in King County are jumping for joy over the nearly 40% increase in new listings.
  •          King County also saw a 31% increase in pending home sales month-over-month, as well.

Multiple offer situations are the norm for today’s home buyers, but some brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service suggest February’s improving inventory and a slowing pace of price increases may ease some of the competitive pressures.

Commenting on the latest statistical report from Northwest MLS,…

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Are there going to be more homes to buy anytime soon?

 

 

The spring selling season is upon us, and while it's traditionally the busiest time of year for real estate, this spring promises to be just as competitive as this time last year, particularly for first-time home buyers. With ultra-tight inventory and continually increasing home prices, it’s imperative that a home buyer be ready to make an offer and move forward on a purchase contract at a moment’s notice. Like many people across America right now, if you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. There is hope for home…

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US HWY 2 non-motorized shared path  

 

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Just last month, Per the Facebook page, City of Monroe, WA it was announced that the City of Monroe will be planning to start construction on the US HWY 2 Non-motorized Shared Path in the late spring. They say that the purpose of this project is to provide a separated shared-use path along US Highway 2 adjacent to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Above is an image of what the completed project will look like. And in even better news, the City of Monroe has been awarded many grants to help fund the project. Also, the sidewalk that currently ends at Cascade View Drive will be extended west approximately 1,200 feet to 179th Avenue SE.

The Facebook page, City of Monroe, WA, also points out where you can…

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Download Your Home Selling Game Plan

Ready. Set. Sell.

Table of Contents 

1. Welcome to the Game: Discovering Your Why

2. Game Prep: Get Serious About the Finances

3. Pre-game: Tackle Your ''To-Do" List

4. Prepping the Field: Staging Your Home

6. Checking the Equipment: Cleaning House

7. Let the Games Begin: Negotiation Time

8. The Last Play: Inspections

9. The Final Timeout: Waiting for the Closing

10. Happy Selling

Some Seattle area suburbs have literally doubled in price over the past 12 months!

The 8 Seattle Area Suburbs With the Biggest Home Price Increases in 2022 So Far! (# 1 is going to blow your mind!)

King County had the steepest drop in active listings, shrinking nearly 59% from a year ago,…

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Thinking of selling your home? Home buyers love these home improvements 

 

 

Home selling tips

 

I know you may be thinking, with very little inventory in the market right now, why bother thinking about what the seller would need to do to make sure they are attracting buyers. Wrong!! Inventory has already started to pick up, and with spring in just a few days, even more homes will be coming on the market. We may be in a very fiercely competitive market, but homebuyers are still looking at those houses that have some updated home renovations. Maybe it is time you consider finding ways to make your home stand out against the crowd and help your home sell for an even higher price point than you considered. Whenever I take a home buyer out…

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Out-of-town home buyers with deep pockets

  • An influx of out-of-towners with big budgets is contributing to the rise in home prices in popular migration destinations, pricing out many local buyers
  • The average out-of-towner moving to Nashville in 2021 had $736,900 to spend on a home, 28.5% higher than the $573,400 average budget for local buyers
  • Philadelphia, with an average out-of-town budget of $559,200—28.4% higher than the average local budget. It’s followed by New York City, where the average out-of-towner had a 26.5% higher budget than the average local resident, and Atlanta, where migrants had a 26.1% bigger budget
  • Miami rounds out the top five, with an average out-of-town budget 25.1% higher than that of locals. Out-of-towners have…

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This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity |

If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most out of the sale of your current home and making the best investment when you buy your next one. If that’s the case, you should know – you may be able to get the best of both worlds today. Here are four reasons why this spring may be your golden window of opportunity.

1. The Number of Homes on the Market Is Still Low Today’s limited supply of houses for sale is putting sellers in the driver’s seat. There are far more buyers in the market today than there are homes available. That means purchasers are eagerly waiting…

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Inflation, rising interest rates, and new financing options bringing more sellers into the market

 

 

 

  •          February’s improving inventory and a slowing pace of price increases may ease some of the competitive pressures.
  •          Buyers in King County are jumping for joy over the nearly 40% increase in new listings.
  •          King County also saw a 31% increase in pending home sales month-over-month, as well.
  •          Inventory still down 19.5% from twelve months ago.
  •          Until inventory grows, expect a heightened focus on each new listing coming on the market.

 

KIRKLAND, Washington (March 7, 2022) – Multiple offer situations are the norm for today’s home buyers, but some brokers with Northwest Multiple…

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What are some of the things that you can do to prepare your home for sale?

As a home seller, the initial launch of your home for sale is a very important event. We want to make sure that all our clients give a great first impression to all home buyers' who enter their homes. Here are some things you should look at when preparing to list your home for sale.

Home-improvements: Our local real estate agents and home stagers can provide you information on those items that provide the greatest return on getting your home sold quickly and for making a strong first impression.

Timing: We usually recommend to list your home for sale on a Thursday to maximize exposure to the weekend home buyers'. Most people searching for homes will tour homes for sale…

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Thinking of selling? Sell your home with The Cascade Team 

 

 

Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the home 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.

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when determining how much to ask for your house.

The benefits of having great curb appeal

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