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.
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
I’m always so happy to welcome new agent to The Cascade Team, but I will admit that this announcement has a very special place in my heart. Keenan was just 1 year old when I first got my real estate license, and now after all these years it’s a pleasure to announce that my son; Keenan Porter has passed his Broker’s exam!
Some people feel like they were born to do Real Estate, but in the case of Keenan… He was literally “Born” into Real Estate!
From the tender age of 2 Keenan’s dad (Cary Porter the Owner/Designated Broker of The Cascade Team) would bring Keenan to Open Houses with him. By the age of four Keenan was set up with “Free” lemonade stands in front of said open houses where he would direct people to go in and; “See his Dad”.
Text: crayondrive to 425-223-4655 for up to date details and drop-off locations!
Our goal this year is to collect 250,000 Crayons for Children's Hospital!
April is Crayon Drive Month!
The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this month! For the young who find themselves at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sometimes the simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. Yet, something as simple as crayons often goes overlooked.
Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a couple to use.
And that’s where The Cascade Team — in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Guild Association and several area merchants —
Courage is refined, renewed and revealed in ordinary everyday living. Courage is never the preserve of the heroes or the powerful. The choice to choose courage for daily living is life-altering. How about choosing the word “courage” as your daily word for 2018?
Now is the time to start setting the “Table” for your real estate business for 2018. At the Cascade Team we will show you step-by-step exactly what our top performers do to get to the positions they are at. Unlike at other companies, The Cascade Team will help you develop a business plan, implement it, and help hold you accountable to reaching the results and goals you set for yourself!
Our past "Rookie Of The Year" never had a real estate license before joining The Cascade Team and
Just wanted to take a quick moment and wish everyone a very happy Holiday season! Thank you to all of our clients, partners, amazing agents and friends for a wonderful 2018 and we all look forward to working with you and helping you in any way possible in the coming year!
and YES!!! Cary is wearing possibly the ugliest Christmas sweater ever made!! If you have one that you think can beat it, we'd love to see a picture of you wearing it! Challenge made!
And here's a sneak preview of our upcoming class schedule for 2019 to get everyone ready to roll! Doug will be holding these classes for AZ and California and James for Spokane, while Cary does Western WA. We'll work to do a webinar for ID, CO, and Indiana!
The holiday season is a time to reflect on family, good fortune and unity. But a recent study serves to remind us that holiday revelry and merriment can blind us to some of the season’s most dangerous and ubiquitous hazards.
As online shopping grows in popularity, the number of porch pirates is growing. Packages left near doorsteps can be motivation for thieves to swipe unopened boxes from porches or even mailboxes.
Twenty-three million Americans have had packages stolen from their home before they could open them, according to a recent study by Insurance Quotes.
The online shopping trend is increasing opportunities for thieves to swipe from doorsteps. Shoppers now make 51 percent of their purchases online, up from 47 percent in
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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
What do real estate agents believe is the most important thing to consider when looking to buy or sell a witch’s house?
Incantation, incantation, incantation!... (That has to be worth at least one laugh! I get a shout out on Facebook even if you smiled at that one!)
“Location” is second, followed by price and historical significance, so a house in Peabody, Massachusetts, belonging to a man found guilty at the infamous Salem witch trials should sell pretty quickly at $600,000 or best offer – especially since it’s one of the oldest homes in the U.S., and was the residence of John Proctor, the most famous of the falsely accused witches. How many baths? Let’s find out.
If you want to find out about John Proctor, who was hanged, his pregnant