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Market Activity in Maple Valley




Week Ending October 6th

New Listings: 15

Price Reductions: 5

Average Listing Price: 323,286

Week Ending October 13th

New Listings: 19

Price Reductions: 4

Average Listing Price: 317,331


Source: Trulia

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Bank/lenders created the Short Sale process as an alternative to foreclosure and or bankruptcy. Your bank/lender will generally collect more of what is owed to them by doing a Short Sale instead of a foreclosure and or bankruptcy. Bank/lenders spend a great deal of time and money with attorneys to complete the foreclosure and or bankruptcy process.

A short sale is typically executed to prevent a home from going to the foreclosure auction, but the decision to proceed with a short sale is predicated on the most economic way for the bank to recover the amount owed on the property. Often a bank will allow a short sale if they believe it will result in a smaller financial loss than foreclosing, as there are carrying costs associated with a foreclosure. A

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October 17, 2012

Last week in review (October 8 - 12, 2012)

Last week, several reports brought some surprising good news to the markets. Read on for details and what they mean for home loan rates.

Table source: Mortgage Success Source

There was good news on the labor front as last week’s Initial Jobless Claims fell to 339,000, the lowest level in four years.  This news came on the heels of a surprising drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8% in September. This is encouraging news and could ease fears of slowing growth.

Also encouraging was the news from RealtyTrac that foreclosure activity declined to a five-year low in September, falling 7% from August and 16% from the same period last year. Housing has already improved substantially in certain

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Summary of their   experience
  Sharon Machon is wonderful. She not only was my agent, she became my friend.   She has a wonderful personality and treats every client like her   friend...looking out for their best interest. She is patient, she follows up.   I am a tough client who is really on top of things...and she can keep up with   me lol

Service provided
  Listed and sold a home or lot/land

Street address
  13947 Frame Rd, Poway, CA 92064


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Cascade Team Real Estate agents spend their time serving customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their client. This

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UPDATE: We’ve added the top five neighborhoods for Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, Philadelphia and Washington, DC below. Tomorrow, we’ll reveal the neighborhoods for cities 11-15.

Listen up all you ghosts, goblins and witches! While you’ve been planning the best Halloween costume ever, the data heads at Zillow took a break from the serious business of tracking housing to crunch numbers with one really, really important thing in mind: candy.

And because hard work always pays off, today we’re announcing the sweet results of the fourth annual Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index, which ranks the top 20 cities around the country to get the best Halloween loot. Also, today through Thursday at 8 a.m. Pacific, we’ll unveil the top

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In the past we had different Market Snapshot links for each State, but now we have combined these feeds, so that you can select: Washington State, California, or Arizona from one link and log-in! In either of these States you can get a FULL market analysis for the value of your home, OR see what homes are selling for in any zip code you choose.

Also availiable in ALL 50 States and Washington DC you can see Community and School reports!

We hope you enjoy!

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We are very happy to announce that The Cascade Team Real Estate is now up and running in the State of Arizona.

Doug Young will be managing and running our Arizona operations and will soon be adding agent to our Team in that market! If you have any referrals for business in Arizona or know any agents who would love to work for a “Forward Thinking” company please let us know!

You can search for Arizona Homes right HERE!

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Daily Real Estate News | Monday, October 15, 2012

California metros, as well as hard-hit housing markets such Phoenix and Seattle, are showing some of the largest year-over-year increases in asking prices.

Nationwide, the median list price was $191,500 in September, only about 0.78 percent higher than a year ago, according to the most recent housing data release from Realtor.com. But in several metros across the country, asking prices are more than 10 percent

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There really is a first time for everything, and there is nothing more exciting than buying your first home!  And like all first times there is the risk of making a few mistakes.  However, Amy and I are here to help you avoid those mistakes!  Below are some of the common mistakes some of us have made when buying our first home. 

Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.

2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.

3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.

4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.

5. They don’t think about resale before they buy.

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Daily Real Estate News | Friday, October 12, 2012

Mortgage rates held steady for the most part this week, remaining near all-time record lows set last week, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly market survey. 

Here’s a closer look at national mortgage rate averages for the week ending Oct. 11. 

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.39 percent, with an average 0.7 point, up slightly from last week’s record
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