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Found 31 entries for September, 2013.

Verrado newly listed homes has slowed over the summer as we currently sit at 67 active Verrado homes for sale (including 6 under contract but accepting back up offers), with 4 short sales and 3 REO lender owned homes.  There are now currently 31 pending homes in Verrado, with now only 11 new construction homes.  Overall, new construction home activity remains brisk, but overall the market has slowed due to the hot summer weather and a recent move up in interest rates.  However, Axia Home Loans is currently offering a lock and shop program that will allow home buyers to lock their rate for up to six months.

Now when shifting over to sold homes in Verrado, we find a total of 67 homes sold over the last 90 days, down 23 closings from the last report. 

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Interest rates have begun to increase from all-time lows as it becomes more apparent the Federal Reserve will likely reduce or eliminate the use of their balance sheet to buy mortgages to keep rates low. The economy continues to show improvement with the housing market rebounding, stock market hitting all-time highs, and consumer confidence and spending on the rise. If the economy continues to improve the Fed will look to end the stimulus programs and hopefully we will see sustainable economic growth with low inflation. Rates are still very low and it’s still a great time to take advantage of these rates.

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Marilyn Weeks

  • Office:  623-738-1477  Ext. 710
  • Cell:  623-556-3404
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We are happy to welcome Marilyn Weeks to The Cascade Team!  Marilyn will be working with our Arizona Office.  She will be a great addition to our team!

Real Estate Agents That Offer YOU Local Knowledge & Personal Service

Cascade Team Real Estate agents spend their time serving customers, studying the market and touring homes, so they can provide the most accurate housing market data for their client. This helps you better understand the competitive environment, pricing strategies and provides an edge in the negotiation process. In the end, you save thousands in commissions and get better service. It's what we call Simply

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Beth Phillips

  • Office:  206-909-8200
  • Cell:  206-498-6962
  • Fax:  206-996-9517
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Real Estate Broker, CRS, ASP

Beth will be working in The Issaquah Highlands Branch with Managing Broker Matt Jensen.

*Beth has 7+ years of Residential Real Estate Sales in the great Northwest! Including Investment properties, REO's, Short Sales, Multi-Family units, Rehabs and Rental Properties.

Customer satisfaction is my number one goal and my clients know I am ethical and passionate about my work. I take a strategic approach to business and rely on my tenacious research skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills, market knowledge, financial evaluations and common sense to achieve client goals.

I have the greatest

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By Brendon DeSimone

Superstitions never seem to die, which is why a lot of people still believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.

When it comes to real estate, some superstitions are passed down through generations, especially in certain cultures. The thinking goes that if you follow these superstitions, you’ll increase your luck and sell your home quickly for a good price.

Of course, superstitions won’t sell a home. But if they did, here’s how you’d get lucky in real estate.

Pay attention to numerology

Superstition around specific numbers can play a role in how people price their homes, which homes they won’t buy and even how builders name the floors of a high-rise condo building.superstitious friday the 13th background

In some cultures, real

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Daily Real Estate News |     Thursday, September 12, 2013    House hunters are increasingly going mobile with their real estate searches, according to a new survey by The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm. The report shows that growth in real estate searches on tablets and smartphones has tripled in the past year, while desktop searches have mostly stayed flat.

The Search Agency analyzed data from its real estate clients in order to identify online search trends from July to August as compared to the same time period last year.  

“While consumers may not be ditching their computers altogether,

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$199,500 - 1130 Landover Place, Port Orchard

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2
   Sq. Footage: 1,223
   Year Built: 1997
   Garage Spaces: 2
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 542931
  Yuri Lin
Real Estate Broker
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Contact Yuri Lin for a showing: 425-761-3847. Situated on a tranquil dead-end street, this house has a great curb appeal and an airy open floor plan. Includes a beautiful, inviting living space with gas fireplace and two full baths. The owner kept this house well
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Daily Real Estate News |     Wednesday, September 11, 2013   

Luxury home owners and buyers place a high value on real estate, according to a new survey conducted by Better Homes and Gardens of 500 luxury home buyers.

In fact, the survey finds that 75 percent of luxury home buyers believe home ownership is a sounder investment than the stock market. What’s more, 57 percent of luxury home owners say home ownership is a bigger indicator of success than their job or title.

“The luxury consumer is considered a trendsetter in most industries, and to see the strong connection this consumer has with ‘home’ is very significant as we look at the real estate market as a whole,” says Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens

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