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Found 36 entries for April, 2018.

Welcome To The Cascade Team DeBorah LLavanes!

We are very happy to welcome DeBorah LLavanes to The Cascade Team both in our Woodinville office in WA and also to our San Diego CA office. DeBorah has over 10 years’ experience in real estate and will be splitting time between WA and California. She is a master at customer service and a true “People Person”!

Welcome DeBorah!

DeBorah will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing her success!

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

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For the 13th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this April! For the young who find themselves at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sometimes the simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. Yet, something as simple as crayons often goes overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a couple to use.

And that’s where The Cascade Team — in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Guild Association and several area merchants — comes in. Throughout the month of April, agents from The Cascade Team will be walking neighborhoods and spreading the word about Project Crayon Drive.

Last year, we collected

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Amit Kher!

 

 

We are very happy to welcome Amit Kher to The Cascade Team!  Amit is the husband of our very own Simmi Kher and will be joining her in our East Lake Sammamish office managed by Stan and Marisa.  Simmi and Amit are looking forward to being a great husband and wife team and feel like their personalities complement in just the right ways to provide amazing service to the clients!

Thank you Simmi for bringing along Amit, we are so happy to have both of you as members of The Cascade Team!

Amit will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing his success!

OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE TEAM

Cascade Team Real Estate agents are proactive in serving their customers, studying the

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In Seattle — home appreciation exceeded the median household income over the past year.

  • Home values in Seattle have been appreciating more than 3.5 times faster per working hour than the cities’ minimum wage workers earn.
  • In Seattle, the typical homeowner is gaining $54.24 of equity in their home every hour they’re at the office. The city’s hourly minimum wage is $15.00.
  • The typical U.S. homeowner is gaining $7.09 of equity in their home every working hour, $0.16 less than federal minimum wage.

The rapid pace of home value appreciation over the past year may present homeowners in Seattle with an interesting dilemma: Why work a 9-5 slog, when you can sit back and collect substantial hourly home equity “earnings” instead?

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Welcome Back To The Cascade Team Erin (Keeley) Smith!

 

Welcome BACK to The Cascade Team Erin Smith! Erin is literally jumping with joy to be back with The Cascade Team. She and her husband moved away a few years ago, but have returned to the Vancouver WA market. Erin is currently working to pass her Managing Broker's exam and will be the newest Branch Manager for the Vancouver WA office. Erin has tons of experience and amazing customer service. Cary has actually referred several clients to her over the years up in Bellingham while she was away.

 We are very excited to have a Broker of Erin’s quality and skill taking over in Vancouver and I’m sure you will be impressed as you get the chance to work with her!

Welcome Back Erin!!

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Having trouble getting listings? We all know the market is busy and listings are tough to come by. Schedule your confidential appointment today to join one of the fastest growing firms in Spokane. Email James Faucett at jamesf@thecascadeteam.com or call/text at 509-220-9877.

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Whether you’re an experienced agent or brand new, we will give you everything you need to take things to the next level and reach your potential!

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  • Place listings on the MLS and The Cascade Team website.
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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? | MyKCM

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

What is PMI?

Freddie Mac defines PMI as:

“An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It’s a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that is required for all conforming, conventional loans that have down payments less than 20%.

Once you’ve built equity of 20% in your home, you can cancel your PMI and remove that expense from

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Alyse Garday!

I am somewhat of a native to this area having attended middle school and high school in Issaquah. I am a hiker and nature lover. I enjoy winding down with some yoga or doing something crafty. In the warmer months, I spend all of my extra time going to music festivals and camping with friends. I love petting every dog I cross paths with. 

Alyse will be a wonderful addition to The Cascade Team and we look forward to seeing his success!

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

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Do You Know Your Homes True Value? "Click" Here

Homeownership - more than any other financial asset - is key to household wealth, accounting for nearly one-fourth of all assets held by households in 2016. The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCR) valued assets made up of primary residences at $24.2 trillion.

Three additional categories accounted for another 55 percent of a household's balance sheet:

  1. Other financial assets ($20.2 trillion; 20 percent), described as including loans from the household to someone else, future proceeds, royalties, futures, non-public stock, deferred compensation, oil/gas/mineral investments, and cash, not elsewhere classified;
  2. Business interests ($20.2 trillion; 20 percent); and
  3. Retirement accounts ($15
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The latest on the market in Klahanie, Sammamish & Issaquah (and beyond ) is now available. See the example in the infographics about Klahanie below. Even though inventory is currently down, other key indicators show gains in this tight market. Need insight on how this affects your plans? Contact me right away.

AND - look at the average sold prices. When you sell with the Cascade Team's full service for 1% listing fees, a condo seller would have saved around $8,000; a home seller would have saved more than $16,000!!!

Wherever you're looking - on the Plateau, Bellevue, all over the East Side - be in touch for personalized, professional attention.

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