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Found 39 entries for May, 2011.


This is actually a Welcome BACK! Marc will be working out of The Issaquah Highlands office under Matt Jensen. Marc was part of The Cascade Team for several years and sold out two Lozier new construction developments in Sammamish and Redmond.

Bio and Contact information below:

Marc has been selling real estate since 2003.  Specializing in new construction, Marc received his CSP designation in 2005 selling both single and multi-family homes. One of the most gratifying aspects of his job – aside from meeting new and interesting people on a daily basis – is watching an empty plat of land become a wonderful neighborhood where families’ roots take seed and where lasting friendships begin.

Quoting Will Rogers, he notes "You ain't any kind of man if you

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Property Website

 Priced at $329,000

Bedrooms:  3 Bathrooms:  2.5
Home Size:  1,600 sq.ft. Garage:  2
Lot Size:  3,600 sq.ft. Community:  Snoqualmie
County:  King Property Type:  Single Family Detached
Year Built:  2006 MLS Number:  224766

Property Description

Quality custom built home loaded with upgrades in downtown Snoqualmie. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features hardwood floors through out main floor, wood wrapped windows, kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances and bar that opens to the dining room. The light filled family room has a gas fireplace and opens to the entertaining deck and fully fenced yard with custom patio. The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings and tiled bath. Must see this high end finished home!

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I would also like to welcome Karen Gorder to The Cascade Team. Karen also comes from Skyline and did multiple $1,000,000 transactions in the Seattle market last year. Karen will also be working for Krista Mehr our of the Ballard office.

Karen's contact info and Bio are below: - 206-769-0777

I am  excited  to be a part of the Cascade Team with their unique full  service brokerage  at 4% .  

 A  phenomenal program, this is the present future of real estate.

Living in beautiful  Seattle for 20 years,  I have been involved  in many aspects of the housing field;  Landscape  Designer , Remodeling houses for resale, to the present, as a Real Estate Broker for the past 5 years.Assisting in this process was my educational

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I would like to welcome Kader  Benmeziane to The Cascade Team. Kadir is an experienced Seattle agent. He comes from Skyline Properties and will be working in The Cascade Team Ballard office under Krista Mehr.


Kadir's contact info is: - 206 851 - 4154 

His Bio is attached below:

I joined the Cascade Team because of their incredible program,  Full service brokerage at 4%.  Having worked in the Building/Construction field for 14 years,  I have experienced the changing model of the real  estate  marketing firms  and  The Cascade Team is the present and future of full service brokerages!

I love Seattle,  it is the place I call home after traveling and working around the world.  In the late 1990’s I began my career in

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Written by Matt Granite

As a  real estate Broker I will tell you that upgrading to stone countertops in your kitchen or bathroom can add as much as 10 percent to the value of your home.

Today, I'm pleased to pass this research along to you as a granite alternative for all of us who can't afford the real deal.

And yes, I mean "super-cheap" in relative terms considering what else is out there and by how much value you can add to your home.

Marble and granite are stunning and if you can afford it, that's wonderful. In the real world, there are surface materials where even a skilled eye can't detect the difference that still allow you to transform your home, while taking it easy on your wallet.

You may have heard of Corian, but today I want to

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vl_traffic_light_251There is a waiting period before one can buy a home after significant financial events like foreclosures, short sales and bankruptcies. These periods range from 12 months to 7 years, so it’s important to consider how this can affect their housing situation. Whether one is considering an event like this, or has faced it and is getting back to solid financial ground, I hope this information will be helpful.

Waiting periods depend primarily on 3 types of criteria: type of future home loan, what financial event occurred and future down payment amount. Certain acceptable extenuating circumstances that caused the hardship also factor in such as medical issues or job losses.

The chart below is grouped by what type of loan will be used to buy a home:  


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As of May 15th, 2011, the median price in Carlsbad for a single family detached home for sale was $725,700.  With inventory trending up and market action trending down, things seem to be weakening a bit in the real estate market.  Days on market is continuing to trend down, but the real estate market action index was esentially flat, and although there doesn't appear to be a strong pull in either direction, again it does appear to be weakening.  Recently home prices have been ticking down, as evidenced by the median list price in the chart below, but still remains in an uptrend from the absolute lows, however it still appears a little weak.  Local real estate conditions are currently quite strong in favor of home buyers.  Based on the current home selling

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Some Sellers Offer Financing to Get Deals Closed

Buyers who have a foreclosure or bankruptcy in their credit past wouldn't be a likely candidate to secure financing from a bank anytime soon for a home purchase. As a result, some sellers are stepping in to offer seller financing to get a home sold.

Seller financing, once popular in the 1980s when mortgage rates spiked to 18 percent, is making a comeback in areas flooded by foreclosures and where tight lending standards are keeping some buyers on the sidelines, reports Bloomberg News.

"The market is locked up because there's no financing," says Gordon Albrecht, executive vice president of FCI Lender Services Inc. "This is moving houses."

Last year, 52,991 U.S. homes were purchased with various

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Here are some of the gems you may find at your local farmers markets:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh-picked

  • Beautiful flowers ready for a vase or gift

  • Handmade soaps and lotions

  • Handmade quilts and afghans

  • Unique handmade jewelry

  • Plants to put in your own garden

  • Delicious food concoctions

  • Live music and entertainment

  • Milk and milk products from your local dairies

Market                                                     Day          Hours             Market Dates   Location     
Auburn International Farmers Market   Sundays   9 am - 2 pm   6/12 to 9/25   Auburn +23 A Street SW

Ballard Farmers Market   Sundays, year round   10 am - 3 pm   1/1 to 12/31   Seattle +Ballard Avenue NW between

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