While purchasing a house may mostly be about having a place to call “home,” it can also be seen as a lifetime investment. Making a few repairs—and even some cost-effective renovations—can not only skyrocket your home’s value, but can make it a more enjoyable place to live. We tapped into our network of Pros to uncover seven of the most valuable repairs you can make for the long term, whether or not you plan to sell in the future.

1. Fix Up the Exterior

As the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, whether it’s with your new neighbor or a future buyer. Repairing any broken doors, damaged screens, or cracks in your front walk can really make a difference. You might want to consider having your siding…

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Wanted man A man robbed a bank in Sammamish Wednesday morning and police were looking for him. The robber hit the Pine Lake Bank of America about 11:30. The bank is located at 3090 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd.   Sammamish always feels like such a safe place. We have lived here for five years now, and the kids hike the trails, we walk as a family, and love the schools and neighborhoods. Hate to hear of things like this going on. Better to be forewarned though....  

A man robbed a bank in Sammamish Wednesday morning and police were looking for him. The robber hit the Pine Lake Bank of America about 11:30. The bank is located at 3090 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd. He was last seen running east from the bank wearing a baggy gray sweatshirt and dirty jeans.…

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Join us on May 16th for our Open House Treasure Hunt! Search for homes and win prizes at the same time! Check out our Treasure Hunt site to find out how you can participate. The Star 101.5 Prize Van will be doing live remotes in 2 locations. (Snoqualmie Ridge at 11:00 and The Issaquah Highlands at 1:00) Receive instant Buyer discounts off purchasing homes from $5,000 to $10,000 along with many other fabulous prizes!

Simply Outrageous Service!
The Cascade Team Agents are Full Service. We are a real estate company like no other, because of the tools, service and savings we provide our clients with. We understand that in today’s fast paced environment, we need to provide a high level of service, utilize technology to keep our…

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Thank you to everyone who gave of their time and talent to help make our 10th year of Project Crayon Drive such a wonderful event. As you can see from the picture above we have a nice supply of crayons to deliver to Children's Hospital later this week.

Project Crayon Drive is a huge undertaking, but the results and the smiles on the children's faces are even more huge. From everyone here at The Cascade Team we want to personally thank every person who took a few minutes of their time to pick up a box of Crayons and bring them by one of our drop-off locations. Your efforts will result in thousands of smiles throughout the year!

Help Us Brighten A Child's Life!

For the 10th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive…

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The Open House Treasure Hunt is fast approaching: Beginning Now you will be able to see on-line retarget ads driving traffic to The Open House Treasure Hunt for people searching on Yahoo, Bing, The Seattle Times, Google and local newspapers who have done keyword searches on terms such as: Home for Sale, Schools, Selling a Home, Real Estate, Real Estate Agents, Open House, Etc


Here is a list of the marketing going out:

  1. 46,000 e-blast from the CBS Radio database (KOMO News & Star 101.5 are CBS Stations) promoting Open House Treasure Hunt. These will be to the Open House Treasure Hunt webpage!

  2. 65,000 retargeting ads across Yahoo, Bing, The Seattle Times, Google and local newspaper websites

  3. 30,000 8 by 10 Direct Mail…

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Bond Feasibility and Development Committee

A community Bond Feasibility and Development Committee will meet throughout May 2015 to determine essential facility needs and shape a potential bond measure to go before voters in Spring 2016. The committee will make its recommendation to the superintendent, who will in turn present a recommendation to the school board for final approval.

The committee will consider the proposed content, total cost, and tax impact of a potential bond. Recognizing the current economic climate, the committee will evaluate the bond proposal in terms of:

Ensuring the Issaquah School District has all the resources possible to meet its mission and Ends student learning goals Safely and efficiently maintaining facilities and…

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By Tom Corrigan

Three residential projects, all in the construction phase, could add up to nearly 650 new residences to the Issaquah Highlands.

The projects are designated as official Urban Villages, according to Lucy Sloman, land development manager for the city. All three projects are making use of the city’s standardized Urban Village zoning.

  • Issaquah Terrace, also known as Lakeside Terrace, will consist of 268 rental units in 12 garden-style buildings with additional rental townhouses along Lupine Street in the narrow throat of the project site. It is being developed by Polygon Northwest, and sits northeast of the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride.
  • The Brownstones development, also a Polygon project, is rising southeast of the…

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KIRKLAND, Washington (May 5, 2015) – Northwest Multiple Listing Service members notched a record high level of pending sales during April, surpassing the year-ago volume by nearly 1,800 transactions. Both closed sales and prices also surged last month as the spring market kicked into high gear.

Buyer confidence and buyer ability to purchase are fueling activity, suggested Ken Anderson, the managing broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympia Realty. "Long building pent-up demand is being unleashed," he commented.

  • Pending Sales increase by 18.7%
  • Closed Sales up 24.3% YTD
  • Prices up 12.4%

MLS members reported an 18.7 percent year-over-year increase in pending sales, with the volume of mutually accepted offers rising from…

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Potential home buyers say they aren’t concerned about navigating the home-buying process, but a deeper look shows that their anxiety is high. A new national survey from Chase Bank called "Insights From the Mind of the Homebuyer,” shows that more buyers are anxious about the buying process (70 percent) than they are about getting a root canal (64 percent) or public speaking (62 percent).Learn how your market expertise can help calm anxious clients.

The survey, based on responses from more than 1,000 consumers, also found that home-buying can cause tension among couples. One-third of home-buying couples say they’ve been bickering with their partner during the process. One reason for the spats may be the budget. Men and women show differences in their…

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