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December 2015

Found 8 blog entries for December 2015.

While it’s usually the big schools that get all of the notice in the various ranking services, High School Football America believes that there’s great level being played at all levels of the game.  That’s why, beginning this year, we’re adding a Medium Schools and Small Schools Top 25 to our National Top 25.  All of our polls are created with our proprietary algorithm.

This year, the #1 Medium School is Eastside Catholic from from Sammamish, Washington.  The Crusaders also finished #23 in our national poll.

This past season, Eastside Catholic won its second straight Washington Class 3A title by overcoming a 28-point second half deficit to beat Bellevue 48-42 in overtime.

Finishing behind Eastside Catholic in the Medium Schools National Top

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Likability is a powerful force to get prospects and your peers to trust you more. Deceit isn’t behind the following tricks to make you more likable, recently featured at Forbes.com, but a few traits to keep in mind that can unconsciously influence others to see you in a new light. Here are a few:

1. Use silence to your advantage.

“When you ask someone a question and they’re slow to respond, don’t feel pressure to move the conversation forward,” Forbes columnist Travis Bradberry notes. “Remaining silent plays to your advantage. Moments of silence make people feel as though they should speak, especially when the ball is in their court.” Silence can be a golden tool in negotiations and when in difficult conversations.

2. Open hands and open

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New Roof Is Greatest Remodeling Value

Aside from the need to upgrade worn out features, two of the biggest reasons owners put money into remodeling are to increase the home’s value and to improve their enjoyment of the home. But according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), there’s not a lot of overlap between those two goals.

Interior projects the study examined:

New master suite
Kitchen upgrade
Complete kitchen renovation
Bathroom renovation
Add new bathroom
Basement conversion to living area
Attic conversion to living area
Insulation upgrade
Closet renovation
New wood flooring
Hardwood flooring refinish
HVAC replacement

The first-ever

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A real-life gingerbread house! Known for her amazing themed home decorations, Christine McConnell showed her holiday spirit with this giant gingerbread house makeover. The incredible décor took a staggering effort of seven full 15-hour days of work to complete.  

When Christine McConnell decorates her house for the holidays, she decorates her house. Literally. She decorates the whole thing.

With Christmas fast approaching, the house has been decked out in peppermint candy trim and giant gingerbread man cookies. Decorating the house to this degree of detail was no small feat. After a few weeks of brainstorming, taking inspiration particularly from Clark Griswold’s Christmas efforts in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, she jumped into

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Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!

 

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Holiday Tree Lighting in Snoqualmie!

Located at Railroad Park in Downtown Snoqualmie:  7971 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie WA

Saturday, December 12th at 5:30pm

Children of all ages will enjoy this special evening of community holiday fun!

  • Enjoy Cookies, Cider, Caroling and Live Holiday Music!
  • Watch for Santa's Arrival on a Reindeer Fire Engine
  • Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
  • And, Free Pictures with Santa!

In the spirit of giving, visitors may bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Encompass and the Respectful Giving Campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like more information on this event please call

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  • Inventory Critically Low.
  • Housing Market "Red Hot" this holiday season.
  • Buyers finding less competition and are taking advantage of rates before they increase.
  • Pending sales increase by 10% continuing drop in available inventory.

KIRKLAND, Washington (December 4, 2015) – Inventory remains "critically low," but there are fewer house-hunters in the hunt during this holiday season so motivated sellers and buyers are seeing success, according to brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Its just-released statistics for November show year-over-year gains in pending sales, closed sales, and prices, but a steep decline in inventory.

"The housing market continues to be red-hot on a seasonal basis, but this

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  • Eastside Catholic aims to win its second consecutive state title after ending Bellevue’s record run of six in a row last season
  • The Crusaders have played Bellevue in six of their past seven state playoff trips, including four consecutive state title games
  • “It’s going to take a monumental effort. It’s just going to be such a competitive, hard-core war,” Eastside Catholic’s coach says


Proud father of a great Eastside Catholic student and Football player sending a "Shout-Out" for tonight's WA State Championship game. Tonight is the annual Holiday Party for The Cascade Team Real Estate, but I will be ducking out just a bit early to head down to The Tacoma Dome and cheer Keenan Porter and The Crusaders on! It's hard to believe that what

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Holiday Tree Lighting in North Bend!

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon and evening with music, entertainment, fire pits, food and drink, children's activities, photo opportunities with Santa, a holiday tree lighting ceremony and a traditional community sing-along in downtown North Bend.

Saturday, December 5th from 4pm to 8pm

The Cascade Team booth will be giving away Free Hot Cider!

If you would like more information on this event please call 425-313-4752. To see our other upcoming Holiday Events click HERE

We hope to see you there!

Local Community Events

At The Cascade Team Real Estate events like this are a part of who we are. We want to be more than just your local real estate agent, we are part of your

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