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July 2017

Found 7 blog entries for July 2017.

Are People Actually Happy in Tiny Houses?

A recent survey suggests that the answer is no.

Between their efficient organization and streamlined design, tiny houses have totally taken over on TV and social media in the past few years. The idea of scaling back on belongings (as well as mortgage payments) is certainly appealing. But how many people could—or would—be able to actually live in 400 square feet? Not many, according to a recent report by Trulia.

Forty-four percent of more than 2,000 adults recently surveyed by the real estate website Trulia said they had housing regrets—and the biggest regret among homeowners centered on the size of their home. One in three homeowners surveyed said they wished they had chosen a home that was larger.

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The Cascade Team is now the first Brokerage where customers can receive direct text communication from the website! Currently all real estate related sites like Zillow, Trulia, RedFin, John L Scott, Windermere, Realtor, Etc. all require you to download their App to receive notifications…. That is No Longer the Case for The Cascade Team!

Without being intrusive or requiring people to download an app and communicate through the app function, people registering at www.TheCascadeTeam.com can now select their preferred method of communication: E-Mail, Phone or Text….. You will then be able to receive property updates, new listings, and communicate directly with an agent through your phone's text platform without ever needing to download an app!

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See Related: Safety Benefit of Smart Homes for Owners and Agents

Here are some sobering stats from the FBI: A robbery occurs every 1.6 minutes in the U.S., a burglary every 18.2 seconds, and a larceny theft every 5.4 seconds.

SafeHome, a home security systems reviews resource, analyzed FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data from 2015 to determine the items thieves most commonly target.

The most stolen items were classified as miscellaneous valuables, jewelry, and precious metals, according to the report. In some states, certain thefts were more common than others. For example, in Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, and Colorado, thieves were more likely to target diamonds, gold, silver, and other jewelry. Meanwhile, clothing was the most stolen items in

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Buying a home—especially if it’s your first—can be a lot like losing weight in the sense that people end up doing, well, some pretty dumb stuff in the process. But while desperate dieters might waste money on “magical” weight-loss pills or silly exercise equipment (remember the shake weight?), misguided home buyers could be doing far more serious damage—like undermining their ability to purchase a house at all. Don't be one of them! The Cascade Team is here to shed light on some of the dumbest reasons people can't buy a home. The good news? These flubs are easily avoidable. Read on and beware.

1: Waiting to line up financing

Your first step in the home-buying process should be to meet with a mortgage lender to discuss your financing options.

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In literally all of the markets that The Cascade Team services we have neighborhoods and developments intermixing with local coyote populations. I live in Sammamish, WA and often see them in the mornings when I run Soaring Eagle Park between 5:30 and 6:00 in the morning and a recent posting on Nextdoor Trossachs the neighborhood I live in reported a mother and 2 to 3 pups having a den in one of the many local greenbelts.

The same can be said for Doug Young and the Team in Arizona, Kent in Denver, James out in Spokane and so forth.

For the most part coyotes may prey on a small, unattended pet, but are generally scared of people. If you do run into members of the local coyote population here are a few tips to remember.

Protecting yourself and

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KIRKLAND, Washington (July 6, 2017) – For frustrated house hunters, there’s hope: the volume of new listings added to inventory during June (13,658) was the highest total for any single month since May 2008 (14,176 new listings), according to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

“This time of year we see more new listings coming on the market than pending sales, and June didn’t disappoint,” stated J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott.
Noting the pace of sales is slowing and the number of multiple offers is moderating, broker Gary O’Leyar suggested a summer breather is under way (as anticipated), which could yield “the season for a successful purchase” for weary shoppers. O’Leyar, the designated broker/owner at

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King County

– Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight

Algona – Banned
Auburn – Banned
Beaux Arts Village – Banned
Bellevue – Banned
Black Diamond – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
Bothell – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Burien – Banned
Carnation – Banned
Clyde Hill – Banned
Covington – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
Des Moines – Banned
Duvall – Allowed on  July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m
Enumclaw – Allowed on July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Federal Way – Banned
Hunts Point – Banned
Issaquah – Banned
Kenmore – Banned
Kent – Banned
Kirkland – Banned
Lake Forest Park – Banned

You may be able to buy fireworks at a stand like this, but only certain cities will allow you to ignite them.…
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