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October 2016

Found 15 blog entries for October 2016.

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Who believes in ghosts, anyway? But then again, there you are: alone, in the dim, waning hours of night, listening to that odd, undefinable rustling, whimpering noise right outside your bedroom window, and—wait a minute! Is that noise coming from inside the house?

Thirty-seven percent of Americans believe in haunted houses, according to a 2005 Gallup poll. For those who believe, some cities offer spookier home options than others.

To find the spookiest ZIP codes, ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed more than 40,000 single-family homes nationwide to find the highest number of vacant properties as well as those that have a home owner who is now deceased.

In Halloween fun, we've released a list of the following top 10 ZIP codes to find the most

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Halloween Night 2016!

Join The Cascade Team for the Terror At Trossachs! www.TerrorAtTrossachs.com

This annual event is on October, 31st “Halloween Night!” from 5:30 to 8pm

Located at 1014 270th Pl SE in Sammamish, WA

Read the Story of "The Haunted Graveyard" Located in The Trossachs Neighborhood of Sammamish Below and come visit us Halloween Night..... If You Dare!

 

Note: The Video included in the post may or may-not have been filmed on my phone with the additional help of the kids..... And my wife may or "May-not" have locked us outside in the rain afterwards and laughed as punishment! : )

Nestled deep in the Cascade foothills, hidden far from passing eyes by tall pine and towering rock laid the old cemetery. It was here

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These wicked marketing tactics are nightmares for your business. Here’s how to avoid spooking clients and killing your future success.

  October 2016 | By Valerie Garcia haunted house  

Ghouls and goblins haunt the fright nights of October, but for real estate professionals, something far more sinister makes up the stuff of nightmares: terrible marketing. Now that we’re in the Halloween season, is your online presence the trick or the treat? Let’s look at five marketing horrors that should keep any practitioner up at night.

Turning Into a Social Media Zombie

It’s tempting to use tools and services that promise to save you time by customizing your content and automating your posts, but this is one of the worst tactics you

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13 Lake Washington School and Issaquah School District elementary schools in Sammamish/Issaquah in the Top 100 Schools ranked by diversity & academics:


  • #10: Blackwell Elementary (LWSD)
    #11: Samantha Smith Elementary (LWSD)
    #18: McAuliffe Elementary (LWSD)
    #23: Discovery Elementary (ISD)
    #24: Cascade Ridge Elementary (ISD)
    #34: Margaret Mead Elementary (LWSD)
    #54: Endeavor Elementary (ISD)
    #63: Sunny Hills Elementary (ISD)
    #69: Emily Dickinson Elementary (LWSD)
    #83: Rachel Carson Elementary (LWSD)
    #87: Alcott Elementary (ISD)
    #97: Creekside Elementary (ISD)    
  • #99: Challenger Elementary (ISD)

Full Report Card Here

Washington state — and the Puget Sound region in particular — is struggling to find the best way to educate students from all

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A couple of weeks ago, we asked our readers for their scariest experiences in the field, and the horrifying stories poured in. We ran a few of the most frightening, but we can’t get enough. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and to stay in the “spirit” as long as we can, we’ve decided to bring you more of your fellow practitioners’ freakiest moments on the job.

This batch of tales are more the eerie kind. They’re not so much about actual paranormal activity in homes — but they’re the kind of situations you’ll be happier to read about than experience yourself. Here’s part two of our favorite scary stories from real estate professionals.

 

  • I listed a home in which a well-publicized murder had recently taken place. Everyone knew
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Just in time for Halloween 2016, we thought we would share a little info about an often overlooked yet still very serious problem of "The Nightmare Neighbor" issue.

Half of Americans say they currently have a dispute with a neighbor, according to a new survey from North American Van Lines.

In fact, 13 percent of Americans say they have moved just to get away from their next-door neighbor.

Take a look at this infographic to see the conflicts home owners are having with their neighbors.

How to Deal With the ‘Neighbor From Hell’

A messy neighbor can hamper your property–by as much as 20 percent off the market value, says Sid Davis, author of A Survival Guide to Selling a Home.

No one wants to live next to the neighbor with the

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Read the Story of "The Haunted Graveyard" Located in The Trossachs Neighborhood of Sammamish Below and come visit us Halloween Night..... If You Dare!

 

Note: The Video included in the post may or may-not have been filmed on my phone with the additional help of the kids..... And my wife may or "May-not" have locked us outside in the rain afterwards and laughed as punishment! : )

Nestled deep in the Cascade foothills, hidden far from passing eyes by tall pine and towering rock laid the old cemetery. It was here that the worst of the Pacific Northwest lay buried. They were the robbers, murderers, and worse that no church would allow to be set to rest on their sacred soil. Old stones covered in moss marked their graves, the black as night crows

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Terror at Trossachs!

Halloween Night 2016!

Join The Cascade Team for the Terror At Trossachs! www.TerrorAtTrossachs.com

This annual event is on October, 31st “Halloween Night!” from 5:30 to 8pm

Located at 1014 270th Pl SE in Sammamish, WA

Read the Story of "The Haunted Graveyard" Located in The Trossachs Neighborhood of Sammamish Below and come visit us Halloween Night..... If You Dare!


Nestled deep in the Cascade foothills, hidden far from passing eyes by tall pine and towering rock laid the old cemetery. It was here that the worst of the Pacific Northwest lay buried. They were the robbers, murderers, and worse that no church would allow to be set to rest on their sacred soil. Old stones covered in moss marked their graves, the

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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 community. Agents and Brokers who participate in great community service events like this one and the many others we support throughout our communities are recognized with our highest honor:

The SOS Designation Achievement

YMCA Boo Bash!

 

Join us for the YMCA Boo Bash!

Located at the Sammamish Community YMCA:  831 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

Friday, October 21st from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Join The Cascade Team for the YMCA's popular Halloween Boo Bash.  Enjoy not-too-spooky activities including a Haunted House, Free Pumpkin Decorating Booth,…
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Now that we’re in the homestretch of 2016 (really, we are!), consumers are starting to plan for 2017, especially if they want to buy or sell a home. We regularly ask our users about their home-buying or -selling journey, what motivates them—and what’s holding them back. This time of year, the pool of prospective sellers shifts toward those who are just starting their research but expect to sell in the spring.

The desire to sell is there, which should be good news in a market that’s short on for-sale housing inventory. But sellers face challenges, too.

We’re seeing a wide range of motivations for selling. The top six are reasons selected by at least 15% of the sellers:

Graphic: Top motivations for home sellers

Those reasons are an interesting mix of “moving up” and

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