As we careen at warp speed from Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all of the joyous (read: stressful) festivities in between, you might be tempted to take your home off the market—or hold off on listing it—until after the new year. After all, you’re swamped with cooking, shopping, and decorating, and the last thing you need is a bunch of potential buyers traipsing through your house, right?
While it’s true the market is slower around the holidays, it’s also an excellent time to put your house up for sale. The market is slower mostly because fewer sellers are listing, but meanwhile buyers are sitting around with pre-approval letter in-hand just starving for inventory!
Simply put; It’s a huge, huge mistake to either remove your home from the
The votes have been tallied and the winners are in. We're pleased to announce the businesses Nextdoor voted as 2018's Neighborhood Favorites!
Competing in the Home Services category: The Cascade Team Real Estate who can be found in 609 different neighborhoods around the country with over 113,000 neighbors sharing information has been selected the 2018 winner of “Best Real Estate Broker” by neighbors voting in the annual poll.
At The Cascade Team we understand first and foremost that it isn't about "Us". It's all about "You"! We are dedicated to giving each of our clients the best experience imaginable. Simply Outrageous Service isn’t just a catch phrase for us. It’s how we do business! From day one we’ll be with you every step of the
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Getting the most for your home or property means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front. In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs to be seen in a variety of places in order to stand out. And sometimes the right buyer is waiting out of state, or even in another country. To ensure sure your home gets noticed and sells without a hitch for full market value, consider working with a top professional. It could mean the difference between no sale, and the payoff you've been waiting for.
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Once you've made an offer on a home and all contingencies have been met by both parties, closing on the property becomes final. Closing costs are generally 4% of your loan amount, but this can vary. To help you get a sense of what's left to be done, here are 10 steps involved in closing the deal:
Draw up a purchase offer with detailed contingencies in place
Seller accepts the deal or counteroffers with contingencies and price changes of their own
Submit your deposit, also known as "earnest money"
Apply for your loan if you aren't already pre-approved
Have the home inspected by a licensed home inspector
Get the house appraised
Perform a title search, buy title insurance, and homeowners insurance, as required by your lender
Buying a home can be overwhelming if you don't have a clear idea of what you're looking for. Do you want to live in the city or out in the suburbs? Are you looking for a detached property or perhaps a condominium? How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need? What about a garden, or essential amenities in the area? Once you've come up with a list of requirements, you can save time by saving your preferred search parameters.
Our cutting edge home search allows you access to thousands of MLS listed homes. You can customize your search to ensure you see only the homes you want, in a price range you can afford. No matter what you are looking for in a new home, our search tools allow you to define your own parameters, number of bedrooms or…
This Memorial Day in the U.S. — like every Memorial Day — we commemorate and remember those who’ve given their lives for our freedoms and our nation. “Given their lives” is really not accurate, though, as Andy Rooney noted — these soldiers died, plain and simple. They died so that in the future, our country might be safer or democracy might be nurtured in an otherwise hostile environment. They died so that great evils could be done away with in WWII (and WWI). They died so that politicians could wage endless, unwinnable wars for political ideals (Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and now Afghanistan). They died, quite simply, so that we could enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted in our country.
Real estate professionals are a brave bunch. You walk into unfamiliar homes every day, prepared to deal with whatever lurks inside. Hopefully, the scariest thing you find is a seller’s outdated sense of style. But some properties have more insidious issues that staging can’t fix.
No strangers to haunted houses, many practitioners have real-life horror stories of dealing with creepy, ghostly circumstances in the course of their daily work. With Halloween around the corner, REALTOR® Magazine asked its readers to share their most frightening experiences in the field. From paranormal occurrences during showings to apparitions in listing photos, read on ... if you dare.
Niche.com Ranks The 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in Washington: Sammamish#1/ Issaquah #11/Snoqualmie #15/ Find Your City Here
2017 Best Places to Raise a Family Methodology
The 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of key factors that are meaningful for families. This grade takes into account key factors, such as the quality of local schools, safety, affordability, and access to family amenities, in an attempt to measure the appeal of an area for families.
Public Schools Grade
Based on the average Niche K-12 Overall Grade for every public school serving the area, where each school is weighted by the number of students it
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.