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All Blog Entries by Shane and Anne

Found 23 blog entries published by Shane and Anne.

For years, Anne & I have advertised properties for sale on hundreds of websites around the world as part of our PRIME Marketing System. We have now added an important new option, Juwai is one of the leading property portals in China with 2.6 million users visiting every month. It’s unique in that it’s hosted in China’s mainland, so that potential Buyers aren’t blocked entirely or slowed down to unusable speeds by the Great Firewall.

Homes listed with us, now have the option to be listed on Juwai to get more exposure to Chinese investors. Chinese buyers bought 28.6 billion worth of residential properties in the US from April 2014 to March…
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Shane & Anne with The Cascade Team Real Estate are a team like no other because of our comprehensive marketing program, phenomenal service and home seller savings. Utilizing technology, we keep our clients continuously updated on the status of the transaction. With the efficiency of our technology, we can focus more of their time on connecting with our clients and finding buyers for your home.  In the end, you get the perfect combination of an incredible online real estate presence and personal service in the home selling process.

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With inventory low and eager buyers driving prices up faster than traffic backs up on the 405 during rush hour, how can a seller best strategize for a successful home sale--and avoid pitfalls?

Do your research, choose your listing price, and watch the buyers line up.

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique and has its own story to tell.

When it comes to setting the price of a house, the only thing to do is to look at the recent sales and active listings of similar homes in your area. Combine this research with the inside market knowledge of Shane & Anne, and you can confidently choose your list price.

In this market,

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As a home seller, the initial launch of your home for sale is a very important event. We want to make sure that all our clients give a great first impression to all home buyers who enter their homes. Here are some things you should look at when preparing to list your home for sale.

Home-improvements: We as well as our home stagers will provide you information on those items that provide the greatest return on getting your home sold quickly and for making a strong first impression.

Timing: We usually recommend listing your home for sale on a Thursday to maximize exposure to the weekend home buyers. Most people searching for homes will tour homes for sale on the weekends, so going live right before increases the chance these homebuyers will

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If there’s one thing most early forecasters agree on, it’s that home prices will continue to rise. Where they differ however, is how much they will rise.

The median price of a home across the Seattle metro area has now soared 80 percent since bottoming out five years ago, and its up 20 percent over the old pre-bubble peak a decade ago.

As Seattle marks a full year as America’s hottest housing market, with no end in sight, recent predictions from housing analysts suggest that the Seattle real estate market could continue to outpace the nation well into 2018, in terms of home price appreciation.


Seattle is now a full year into its reign as the hottest housing market in the country, an unusually long surge that doesn’t look likely

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Did you know that Zillow can be up to 15-20% inaccurate in this market?

Whether you are looking for the value of your existing home or for the new home you are looking for purchase, The Cascade Team Market Snapshot will provide you with actual active and sold MLS home information so you'll have "real" housing market data at your fingertips. If you are interested in purchasing in a specific area, this information will show you the active homes in the market, price trends and close values on homes that have sold, allowing you to do a comparative analysis of real estate and homes for sale in that area.  Stay up to date and have information your neighbors don't have!

Ask These Questions Before Listing Your Home! 

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Your Home is your greatest investment! Know these questions and answers before you interview! The difference can cost you thousands!

  1.  Do you provide a personal property website for my home? CLICK HERE FOR OUR ANSWER!

  2.  How many international websites do you syndicate for your listings? CLICK HERE FOR OUR ANSWER! 

  3.  Do you pay for Premiere Placement on Zillow, Trulia, etc.? CLICK HERE FOR OUR ANSWER! 

  4.  Do you promote your listings on a Social Media Platform, more than just Facebook? CLICK HERE FOR OUR ANSWER! 

  5.  Are you skilled in dealing with multiple offer situations? CLICK HERE FOR OUR ANSWER!

  6.  Do you have retargeting technology to ensure that once my home is

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Fact: Real estate brokers’ commission rates are not regulated in any state and are ALWAYS 100% negotiable.

When you decide to sell your house, if you are like most people, you will want to hire — or at least consider hiring — a real estate agent to handle the process.

Surprisingly, many people think that real estate brokerage commission rates are “set” in their area and they have to pay a specific percentage of the sales price to the agent in order to get their services. This is absolutely not the case.  In fact, you can pay whatever you and the agent have agreed upon.

What is a “Fair” amount to pay for real estate commission?

Many people hear the word “discount” company instead of a “traditional” company but (actually, since

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KIRKLAND, Washington (February 5, 2018) - "The Seattle area real estate market hasn't skipped a beat with pent-up demand from buyers is stronger than ever," remarked broker John Deely in reacting to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The report on January activity shows a slight year-over-year gain in pending sales, a double-digit increase in prices, and continued shortages of inventory.

Deely, the principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle and a board member at Northwest MLS, noted a shift in the ratio of pending sales to new listings in King County.

Member brokers added 6,805 new listings of single family homes and condominiums to the system-wide database last month for a gain of about 4.6

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If you're one of those homeowners who winces a little bit when the property tax bill comes in the mail -- get ready. Preliminary numbers point to a double-digit percentage increase in property taxes when the bill arrives later this month. In addition prices in King County are expected to climb by over 10% again for 2018.

King County will be higher than last year’s by an average of nearly 17 percent, Assessor John Wilson says.  And the bump will cost the owner of a median-valued county home about $700, according to Wilson, who says the state’s new school-funding plan is the main reason.

He says the plan created in response to the state Supreme Court’s landmark McCleary decision will be responsible for about two-thirds of King County’s

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