• "Halloween" is short for "Hallows' Eve"  which was the evening before All Hallows' Day celebrated on November 1.
  • Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  • The word "witch" comes from the Old English wicce, meaning "wise woman." In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings on Halloween night.   
  • According to Irish legend, Jack O'Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell.  He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.
  • According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes…

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Please join the Terror At Trossachs team this Saturday for some fun on Halloween Night, October 31st from 6:00 until 8:30.

The Haunted Graveyard “Terror At Trossachs” will feature several good scares, live actors in costume and animatronic characters full of mischif…. With FULL size candy bars as a reward at the end for those brave enough to make it to the front door!

There is no charge for the event and it’s open to all ages (Though there are some pretty intense scares so little ones should be ready).

Canned goods are gladly accepted if you would like to donate. All donations will go to NW Harvest. While we celebrate being scared on this night, there is nothing more scary than being hungry and your donations are greatly appreciated. Several…

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Who believes in ghosts, anyway? But then again, there you are: alone, in the dim, waning hours of night, listening to that odd, undefinable rustling, whimpering noise right outside your bedroom window, and—wait a minute! Is that noise coming from inside the house?


OK, well let’s just say that anyone can have their doubts.

And there are some places that just lend themselves naturally to ghost sightings and big-time scares. The sites of major, high body-count battlegrounds, for example. Or cities festooned with large, ancient cemeteries, or perhaps those with an abandoned mental asylum or two. So who you gonna call to separate the vaguely creepy from the downright haunted? The Cascade Team, that’s who!

Our fearless…

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39. Sammamish, Washington

39. Sammamish, Washington

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Population: 47,766

Great Schools score: 8 

With an official motto of "Building Community Together," the city of Sammamish in King County, Washington, is as friendly as it gets. The unemployment rate is a low 5%, the median household income is $143,919, and, according to Forbes, the city's crime rate is approximately 90% lower than the national average.   


Beaver Lake

Castle Pines

Avg. Price $926,361

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Avg. Price $796,428

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Avg. Price $1,033,300

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The Crossings

Heritage Hill



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We asked Real Estate Brokers and Agents from around the country for there best "Spooky Real Estate Experiences", but we didn’t want such great stories to disappear like ghosts in the night. So, in preparation for Halloween, we thought you might like to read through some of these narratives. Here are a few that sent tingles down our spines (lightly edited for style, grammar, and length).

I had a home on the market that was built in the late 1700s. The seller was putting his mom’s former home on the market, and it was vacant. Every Monday morning, I noticed a drip line running from the countertop across the fireplace to a doorway in the kitchen. I cleaned it up about three times. Finally, I called someone in to take a…

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By Michael Y. Park

Yep, the zombies are back. And while we’re talking about the TV shamblers of “The Walking Dead” midseason premiere this Sunday, and not actual voodoo undead, it’s natural to make hypothetical plans for fortifying your home—just in case the human dead rise from their graves and wander the earth, feasting on the flesh of the living. Totally normal.

OK, it’s not all that normal, but it’s fun. But of course your spouse is freaking out when he or she sees you drawing up blueprints for a moat surrounding your house. And he or she has a good point: How much would zombie fortifications cost? And what would they do for the value of your home?

Well, let’s take a look. We’ll consider the most critical zombie-proofing…

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Keenan and Kemper giving The Cascade Team Real Estate some tips for selling homes over the holidays and also selling some DECA items as closing gifts for their marketing class! Ordering deadline is October 20th and items will be delivered by December 2nd and 3rd.

If you are interested please follow this link and select either Keenan Porter or Kemper Jolly so they get credit in their Marketing Class at school for the sales.


  1. People who look at your home over the holidays are serious buyers.
  2. Serious buyers have fewer homes to choose from over the holidays as most sellers take their homes off the market. That means less competition for you and more money for you.
  3. Since the supply of homes will…

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Have A Home To Sell?

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As you look at brokerages to call home and build your real estate career, there are two very important questions you should always ask yourself. The answers to these questions are critical to the success of your career as a real estate professional.

  • Does your real estate brokerage help you sell homes?

  • OR
  • Does your brokerage sell “things”to the real estate agents?

At most brokerages there is a split with the brokerage, then desk fees, transaction coordinator fees and on top of that either franchise fees, technology fees, or some legal defense fund you have to pay for. Then with what’s left it’s…

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Yes, this floor is made of shards of broken glass!

Kelly Phillips Badal  

In the world of home design, walls usually get all the attention. But we’ve found some wildly inspiring flooring ideas that’ll leave you looking down instead of up or out. Prepare to be floored — pun very much intended.

The point is, that swath of space hanging out down low doesn’t have to be forgettable — it’s as ripe for a bit of creative DIYing or incredible artwork as the walls around it.

Just check out the broken-glass tiled floor or the dare-you-to-step-here hungry crocodile floor mural. 

Redecorating-ready dreamers, start your Pinterest boards!

We would love to hear what your favorite design is! Just leave us a message on the blog comment section and we'll…

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