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. 

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!!

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!

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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:

  1. Draw up a purchase offer with detailed contingencies in place
  2. Seller accepts the deal or counteroffers with contingencies and price changes of their own
  3. Submit your deposit, also known as "earnest money"
  4. Apply for your loan if you aren't already pre-approved
  5. Have the home inspected by a licensed home inspector
  6. Get the house appraised
  7. Perform a title search, buy title insurance, and homeowners insurance, as required by your lender

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  The Cascade Team Real Estate's highly-rated real estate app for IPhone and Android allows you to search all available MLS listings of current homes for sale, so you know you're getting the best and most accurate information. Take your home search to go with the mobile app, complete with interactive maps, photos, and one-touch access to your local real estate agent. Plus, everything you do on the app syncs up with your account on, so you always have your saved searches and homes with you and can save homes for sale that you love while you're on-the-go.   ***** "Full MLS integration on a responsive platform" ***** "Most accurate data for serious buyers/sellers" ***** "Great features and easy to use!" Key Features…

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What is a “Balanced” Real Estate Market

Today we tackle the “balanced market“, which is considered to be an overall real estate market that does not favor the buyer or seller dramatically.

Statistically speaking there are 2 ways to describe a balanced market,

  1. It is a market where homes are taking an average of 90 – 180 days (3 to 6 months) to sell
  2. Or a market where 40% to 60% of new listings in any given month sell.

Both definitions boil down to how quickly the inventory (all the homes for sale) are getting sold.

Home Prices in a balanced market tend to increase slowly and steadily, sometimes appearing flat.

One important note: is that an overall balanced market is really composed of several various markets, like this image…

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  1. Highest Number of New Listings to Hit The Market In 10 Years
  2. Increased Inventory Leans Towards a More “Balanced” Market
  3. Home Price Increases still up but Slowing
  4. Some Neighborhoods Now Seeing Slight Price Decreases  

Improving inventory creating long-awaited opportunities for buyers
KIRKLAND, Washington (June 5, 2018) – Member-brokers of Northwest Multiple Listing Service added 14,524 new listings during May, the first time that volume topped 14,000 since May 2008.

“With eyes peeled for potential shifts in a market that’s felt like ‘more of the same,’ the recent uptick in new listings hitting the market catches my eye -- the most new listings in more than a decade,” commented Robert Wasser, owner/broker at Prospera Real Estate in…

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