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All Blog Entries by Cary W Porter

Found 530 blog entries published by Cary W Porter.

By Janet Wickell

Nearly all home buyers hire a professional home inspector to take a close look at their new house before closing. You can speed things along by analyzing the condition of your home and making necessary repairs now before the house is under contract. Whole-home inspections cover numerous systems within the house, but there are a handful of hot-spots that concern buyers the most.

Mold and Mildew at the Home Inspection

Mildew stains and odors scare buyers, especially because toxic black mold is such a hot topic. You likely won't even get an acceptable offer if mold and mildew are present. Even if the mold in your house is the normal variety, treat it and address the source of the problem.

NOTE: If it comes up in

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MLS director John Deely, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle, described King County’s residential market as “balanced on a fulcrum between growth, stagnation, and decline.” New listings of single family homes (excluding condos) in King County dropped year-over-year and when compared to last month, he noted. Total active listings and pending sales both improved from a year ago, but slipped from June’s totals.

  • Median price dropped 2.7%.
  • Increased listing inventory from prior months put pressure on pricing,”
  • Home Prices declined about 2.9% from June.

 The Cascade Team Real Estate is a 2019 Neighborhood Favorite on NextDoor! 

Northwest MLS brokers report mixed activity during July, as volume of closed sales

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We are very happy to announce that The Cascade Team Real Estate has been named the Best Real Estate Brokerage on NextDoor for 2 years in a row! The Cascade Team can be found in 617 different neighborhoods collectively representing 133,586 Home Owners. We are very proud to be a part of the neighborhoods we represent and are very proud in the trust you place in all of our amazing agents and neighbors!

Congratulations, you're a 2019 Neighborhood Favorite! It’s official - you’re a winner and neighbors love you! Only 1% of all businesses win this award, and The Cascade Team Real Estate is one of them!

The votes have been tallied and the winners are in. We're pleased to announce the businesses Nextdoor voted as 2019's Neighborhood Favorites!

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North Bend Block Party -- Saturday, July 20th!

Join The Cascade Team for the North Bend Block Party!  The Cascade Team Real Estate is proud to serve the North Bend community and we look forward to another great experience at this annual celebration of North Bend and all it's great residents and business partnerships that make it one of the most thriving communities in the Northwest! Come by to say hello and get your FREE snow cone and sunglasses give-away - We'll be there from 12-5pm!

The Downtown Block Party is located in the heart of North Bend on North Bend Way between Bendigo Blvd. and Ballarat.

It’s a free event open to the North Bend community.  So grab your family and friends – and we'll see you there!

We hope to see you there!

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26407 233rd Ave Se, Maple Valley, Washington

$385,000 - 4 Beds 2 Baths 1,520 Sqft

Call 425-518-9094 for details or Text 1492664 to 425-223-4655

Excellent Maple Valley opportunity! Great home with 4 BR’s, and 2 full baths on a large lot with a spacious and private back yard (very dog friendly), large upper back deck + lower small patio. Home features laminate floors, nicely sized kitchen, and wood burning fireplace. Spacious master and bath with garden tub. Home boasts new hot water heater, furnace and double pane windows. Has attached garage, laundry/doggy room with built-in dog door, and covered space for a boat or small trailer. In 4 Corners area, and close to brand new Tahoma HS, Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness + many amenities.

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 Diana Olick  
  • The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreigners from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Foreigners bought 183,100 properties with a total value of about $77.9 billion, down from 266,800 properties valued at $121 billion a year earlier.
  • “The magnitude of the decline is quite striking, implying less confidence in owning a property in the U.S.,” the Realtors’ chief economist says."

Challenging conditions in the U.S. housing market, along with tighter currency controls by the Chinese government, caused a stunning drop in foreign demand for American homes.

The dollar volume of homes purchased by

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The weather conditions during the summer season encourage homeowners to naturally become a bit lackadaisical with their home security. Opening doors and windows for that summer breeze and causally straying over to neighbors houses, all the while, leaving their home at risk for a break-in. Homeowners can protect summer fun, personal possessions and family members with several easy security precautions.

Summer home safety checklist:

  • Summer security: In warmer months, we tend to see a spike in property crimes. Take the time to prepare for summer security and avoid the mess of a break-in.

  • Summertime maintenance for your home: Basic home maintenance can act as a natural deterrent to burglars. Performing basic tasks such as lawn

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  • Area Home Prices Increase a Normal 3.5% YTD
  • King County Prices Slightly Down
  • Inventory, pending sales and prices all increased during June

Buyers getting “some relief” as key indicators point to strong summer for housing market

KIRKLAND, Washington (July 8, 2019) – Inventory, pending sales and prices all increased during June
compared to a year ago, according to the latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The same
report, which covers 23 counties in Washington state, shows year-over-year drops area-wide in both the
volume of new listings and closed sales.

“Clearly we now see that the market is moderating – that is we’re definitely moving from a ‘hypermarket’
to one where a correction is underway compared to last year,”

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High Impact Real Estate Marketing & 1% MLS Listing Commissions For Today’s Home Sellers

The Cascade Team Real Estate is a company like no other because of the marketing, service and home seller savings we provide. We understand that in today’s real estate & home selling environment, we need to provide a high level of real estate service and wide spread marketing of the home for sale, utilize technology to keep our home seller clients in the communication loop and provide added value to both buyers and home sellers in the real estate transaction. The effective use of technology tools allows our local real estate agents to focus more of their time on servicing our clients and finding buyers for your home, all the while providing the most

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Decorate your bikes and trikes and show your patriotic spirit by participating in the annual 4th of July Parade at Snoqualmie Ridge.

The parade begins at 10:30 am at Cascade View Elementary. 

It’s a free event open to the Snoqualmie community and typically attended by thousands every year.  So grab your family, your red, white and blue – and see you at the park!

Following the parade, join us at Community Park for an afternoon celebration filled with food, games, music, face painting, pony rides and more… And come visit The Cascade Team as we host FREE Sno-Cones for our 13th straight year along with some other fun free giveaways! The Mt Si Highschool Cheerleaders will also be assisting The Cascade Team this year at the Sno-Cone Booth!!

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