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Good news for the Mesa real estate market as new housing activity more than doubled in the last three years

During the 2011 year, the city only issued 414 new home permits for new construction, while during the most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30, Mesa issued 982 permits; nearly double from two years prior.  In June alone, 146 new home permits were issued, and that is a single month record, greater than any month in the last five years.  Mesa beat out the national trend where new home construction dropped unexpectedly in June.  I personally know of some small developers that are working on some 80 to 120 unit developments over in Mesa and they are confident they will sell through the inventory quite quickly.

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Greg Seybold

  • Office Phone:424-313-4752
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  • Email: Greg@TheCascadeTeam.com

Greg lives and works in the greater Eastside of Seattle.  He has years of business experience, including real estate investment.  Greg's high energy and strong customer service insures utmost satisfaction for his clients.

 

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Mark Rabin

Broker

  • Office Phone 424-313-4752
    • Cell Phone 805-587-1496
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    • Email mark@thecascadeteam.com

Mark is a Boeing Engineer, raised in the Northwest. Having a great eye for value and a good head for numbers, he enjoys helping prospective buyers find the right house and get it for the best price possible  Mark also has experience in distressed properties, remodeling, and rental properties. Whether you are a buyer, a seller, or both, Mark is there to look after your financial and lifestyle goals throughout the whole process. He and his wife own a small business in the Issaquah area and have a wonderful young son who is full of energy.

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By Karen Blumenthal | The Wall Street Journal.com

The housing market is getting hot—and that is changing the game for both home buyers and sellers.

The housing market is getting hot—and that is changing the game for both home buyers and sellers. 

In many cities, including those hard hit by the downturn, bidding wars are breaking out and winning offers often exceed the asking the price. A relatively low inventory of homes for sale is feeding the scramble.

Existing-home sales were up 13% in May compared with the previous year, reports the National Association of Realtors, and the median home price was up 15%, to $208,000, the biggest jump since October 2005. Average home prices for the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index were up 12% in April over a year ago.

For first-time buyers and those eager to move

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Author:ProfessorBaron.com

Fine printWhen you purchase a property in a common interest development, often referred to as a homeowners association (HOA), the documents that go along with that purchase can cost $400-$1,000. Many buyers are not excited about paying for these documents or only pay for some of them to save money.

While these documents do contain vital information that you absolutely need to review to protect yourself when buying property, about 95 percent of buyers won’t bother reading them before signing on the dotted line.

Big mistake!

HOAs are complicated business entities, and all types of issues come along with owning property in one — from legal and management issues, to owner occupancy percentages,

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Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, July 18, 2013  

Though the housing recovery is trucking along, that doesn't mean real estate scams have gone away. Home owners have been duped out of an average of $4,000 to $5,000 from scams, but even five-figure losses aren’t uncommon for those who have fallen prey to fake loan modifications and other housing fraud. Forbes recently highlighted three of the most common real estate scams today:

1. Rental scams: Scammers illegally pull online listing information from a home for sale and re-post it as a rental on another site, such as Craigslist. They’ll often ask for money upfront, in the form of a security deposit or broker fee, from prospective tenants.

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Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 19, 2013  

Following several weeks of increases, mortgage rates decreased, giving some relief to home buyers.

The Fed’s monthly bond purchase program has been keeping mortgage rates low for the past year, but there has been concern recently that the program will be ending soon, which has prompted mortgage rates to move up the last few weeks. 

This week, "fixed mortgage rates fell as Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke helped ease market concerns about the Fed reducing its bond purchases,” says Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac.

Freddie Mac reported the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending July 18: 

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$ 399,995 - 8103 Douglas Avenue SE , Snoqualmie

 
  Bedrooms : 3
 
  Bathrooms : 2.5
 
  Sq. Footage : 2,156
 
  Year Built : 2008
 
  Garage Spaces : 2
 
  Type : Townhouse / Condo
 
  MLS® Number : 519697
 
 
 
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$ 599,000 - 15242 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd. , Woodinville

 
  Bedrooms : 4
 
  Bathrooms : 2.5
 
  Sq. Footage : 3,050
 
  Year Built : 1963
 
  Garage Spaces : 6
 
  Type : Residential
 
  MLS® Number : 519264
 
 
 
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  Shannon Woodcock
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Fantastic Close-In Woodinville Acreage (in city
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Susan Pichini

Realtor - CA DRE# 01736148

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I am very excited to join The Cascade Team in San Diego.  The business model of full service for less, the technology, tools, and marketing to successfully serve our clients with ease is what led me here.  The standard of SOS, Simple Outrageous Service, is also the philosophy that guides me in life and in my career.

After living in Los Angeles and Sacramento, I’ve called San Diego home since 1996. I’m pursuing my passion for real estate after many years in broadcast journalism.

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