In the realm of buying or selling a home in Phoenix, Arizona, the expertise of a seasoned real estate agent can be a game-changer. Such an agent can guide you through the market with ease, saving you both time and resources. 

Gauging an Agent's Experience: Instead of merely inquiring about an agent's years in the field, consider asking how frequently they've renewed their real estate license. The term of real estate licenses differs from state to state, and understanding the frequency of an agent's license renewal can provide a glimpse into their experience and success rate. 

The Edge of a Seasoned Real Estate Agent: While anyone can peruse homes online, a seasoned real estate agent offers a depth of local knowledge and expertise that is…

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Here is your July market update for Snoqualmie!

23 new listings for July with a median days on market of 5 days. Median sale price is $1.2. The market in Snoqualmie is hot! If you love the mountains and the outdoors, this is the place for you!

Ready to make that move?

Snow Headings, 253-244-1324

Market update Snoqualmie

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The Cascade Team is extremely honored to be recognized as the “Neighborhood Favorite” in Issaquah by NextDoor!

Thank you to our neighbors! We are honored to be voted a 2023 @Nextdoor Neighborhood Fave. This award means so much for our business and helps us become more recognizable in our community.

“Neighbors know best, and Nextdoor’s Neighborhood Faves are the only annual awards celebrating the businesses that are most loved by locals. This prestigious recognition is only awarded to 1% of the local businesses on Nextdoor and is a testament to the positive impact they have had on their community,” said Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar.

At The Cascade Team we understand first and foremost that it isn't about "Us". It's all about "You"! We are…

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 Help us Brighten a Child's Life!

We will be live collecting Crayons for Children's Hospital of Seattle this weekend at the following locations:

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Klahanie QFC 10am-2pm
4570 Klahanie Dr SE
Issaquah, WA 98029 

Kirkland Urban QFC 12pm-2pm
425 Urban Plaza Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98033

Snoqualmie Ridge Safeway 10:00am-2pm
34828 SE Douglas St
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Kirkland Urban QFC 12pm-2pm
425 Urban Plaza Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98033

Cottage Lake Safeway 12pm-3pm
19150 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd
Woodinville, WA 98077

Last Project Crayon Drive, we collected over 210,000 crayons and we would love to beat that amount this year!

Various crayon drives will be held on weekends throughout the…

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Stuff happens! That’s especially true during the holiday season. With guests coming and going, the fireplace regularly blazing, and packages arriving at your front door by the truckload, this is a particularly precarious time.

New data reveals that porch pirates (aka nefarious folks who sneak up to your doorstep and steal your packages) are among the most dreaded holiday-related worries, according to a survey from home security company SimpliSafe.

Almost half (45%) of the respondents reported they have had packages stolen from their front porch or home.

Porch pirates

The United States Postal Service estimates it delivers more than 13.2 billion parcels between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. And with more people doing their holiday shopping…

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With snow in the forecast over the next week and the possibility of a foot of blowing snow and frigid temperatures we wanted to help make sure everyone had an idea on how the city of Sammamish plans for such events.  But no matter what this storm brings to Puget Sound, cities around the region like Sammamish say they are making special plans to make sure everyone, pedestrian to drivers to firefighters, can get around safely.

Here are the published routes for snow and ice removal and plowing from the City of Sammamish!

Sammamish

Sammamish has a plowing priority system in place to clear our 400 miles of road. The plowing time required depends on several variables such as the snowstorm intensity, duration, wind, and the temperature. The Snow…

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The home selling process has changed considerably over the past year. Last year sellers could throw their homes on the market with little to no prep work done, throw a few pictures online and still expect multiple offers and a final sale price well over asking price. This red-hot sellers’ market was unprecedented in history and certainly not the norm.

Currently the market is in a state of readjustment and is trending back to a more normal balanced market. This adjustment may be perceived as scary by many sellers who are seeing their neighbors home prices fall in price and sit on the market for months. This slowdown can be directly correlated to raising interest rates and a huge increase of properties on the market.

The news for sellers in the…

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“As for the interest rate ‘elephant in the room,’ the time has come for buyers and sellers to revisit financing methods from previous markets,”

  •          “Mortgage programs are offering below-market rates with various buydown options – something we have not seen for years!”
  •          Buydowns, adjustable-rate loans, carrying back second deeds of trust, and closing cost allowances as possible options.
  •          Sellers need to be “laser focused on price and condition
  •          “What your neighbor’s house sold for six months ago has very little bearing on your home’s value today.”
  •          This is the new normal until interest rates go down.”

KIRKLAND, Washington (November 7, 2022) – Brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service…

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Led by Sammamish at No. 12, five towns in the Seattle metro area ranked among the top 100 Best Small Cities in America, according to a recent analysis by WalletHub.

WalletHub compared more than 1,300 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 across five metrics, including affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life and safety. The cities were also compared across 43 livability indicators, including housing costs, quality of school systems and number of restaurants per capita. 

Sammamish was No. 12 overall among the 1,300 cities measured, finishing 30th for safety, 75th for education and health, 89th for economic health and 183rd for affordability. 

Redmond was No. 21 on the list, boosted by its ranking of…

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You may be aware of a new rule change from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service regarding “Offering” a Buyer’s Agent Compensation (We no longer use the term Commission). While it’s a confusing topic for both consumers and real estate agents alike, The Cascade Team has put together some Questions and Answers on the topic.

What is a “Fair” amount to pay for real estate compensation?

“Fair” is whatever you and the agent decide is fair, and just as you are not under any obligation to pay more than you want, the agent is not under any obligation to do business with you if they are not going to earn what they expect.

The Cascade Team will charge a total of 2% compensation to sell your home if the buyer comes unrepresented.

This includes full…

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