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Found 33 entries for April, 2011.

Home prices falling in Seattle and most major U.S. cities

Prices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Seattle and Tampa are all at their lowest point since 2006 or 2007, at the height of the housing boom. The cities with the steepest declines from January were Minneapolis, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami.

WASHINGTON — Home prices are falling in most major U.S. cities, and at least 10 major markets, including Seattle, are at their lowest point since the housing bubble burst.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index shows price declines in 19 cities from January to February. The index fell for the seventh straight month. Prices fell at a faster rate in 11 markets in

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More people signed contracts to buy homes in March

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, but sales were uneven across the country and were not enough to signal a rebound in the housing market.

AP Real Estate Writer



More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, but sales were uneven across the country and were not enough to signal a rebound in the housing market.

Sales agreements for homes rose 5.1 percent last month to a reading of 94.1, according to the National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index released Thursday.

Signings are about 24 percent above June's index reading, the low point since the housing bust. Still, the index is below 100,

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Priced at $209,950

Bedrooms:  2 Bathrooms:  2
Home Size:  1,014 sq.ft. Community:  Issaquah Highlands
County:  King Property Type:  Condo or Townhouse
Year Built:  2004 MLS Number:  214311

Property Description

Delightful end unit in the Enclave at Issaquah Highlands! Open floorplan with westerly views is bathed in natural light. Chef's kitchen offers tiled counters, high end appliances, breakfast bar and roomy pantry. King sized master suite with ceiling fan. Spacious master bath with large walk-in closet. Large covered deck with storage. Designer paint colors, white millwork and raised panel doors. Ideal location in the heart of the Highlands just steps from trails, shopping and dining

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Property Website

 Priced at $525,000

Bedrooms:  4 Bathrooms:  2.5
Home Size:  2,393 sq.ft. Garage:  2
Lot Size:  4,984 sq.ft. Community:  Issaquah Highlands
County:  King Property Type:  Single Family Detached
Year Built:  2005 MLS Number:  213766

Property Description

Spectacular Burnstead home with 4 upstairs bedrooms (or 3 plus bonus) plus main floor den. Dramatic 2 story entry graced by iron spindle staircase. Chef's kitchen with granite counters, alder cabinets, center island with pendant lighting, gas range and high quality stainless appliances. Master retreat with ceiling fan and sumptuous 5 piece bath with tile floor and walk-in closet. Birch hardwoods, white millwork and coffered ceilings. Upstairs laundry. Ideal location on a quiet street

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Actually this is a welcome back for Bill! Bill lives and works down in the Lacey/Yelm area. Bill Henry worked for The Cascade Team several years back until his wife got sick with cancer. Unfortunately she lost that battle back in October.

Bill is a great guy and very responsive if you have clients to send him down that way. Bill will also have a new listing going live here in the next few days once we get him all re-activated with the NWMLS and State.

Bills direct line is: 360-458-6436 henryb63@fairpoint.net or billhenry@thecascadeteam.com

Laura Flodin is his Transaction Coordinator.

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Waterfront homes for sale in Carlsbad are starting to become more in demand, because who doesn't love a waterfront home? However, these homes do come at a price, but if you can afford it, Carlsbad's waterfront property offers a great real estate and home purchasing opportunity.  Because there are only a couple of areas in Carlsbad where you can truly own waterfront property, due to Coast Highway 101, however there are still a number of homes for sale to the east that offer great views of the ocean as well.  However if walking out your back door onto the sand is something your looking for, the options within Carlsbad begin to be a little more limited.

Waterfront homes for sale in Carlsbad can be found in the Carlsbad Village area, west of the downtown

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San Elijo Hills is a 1,921-acre, master-planned community in San Marcos, California, developed by the San Elijo Hills Development Company and managed by HomeFed Corporation. The design of San Elijo Hills was inspired by the architecture and layout of an early 1900's California coastal city.  The master plan calls for a mix of 28 single-family and five attached-home neighborhoods surrounding a 70-acre towncenter that includes a 19-acre community park, two schools, neighborhood retailers and services, urban-style residences and a classic town square.

The community, which welcomed its first residents in 2000, is currently about 75 percent complete (as of the end of 2010). San Elijo Hills, when finished, willfeature 3,400 residences, including single-family

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Trulia Price Reduction Map

Click HERE to use Price Reduction Map

Trulia's Home Offer Report gives homebuyers and sellers the upper hand - whether they're making an offer or putting their home on the market. Click here for Trulia's full methodology.  You will be able to see number of days on market before a listing had a price reduction, the percentage size of the real estate price reduction and the probability of another price reduction before the home is sold.  Very interesting information for both the home buyer and home seller in today's real estate market environment.  The Cascade Team is a Trulia Pro member in Seattle and San Diego.

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