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All Blog Entries by Leanna Young

Found 27 blog entries published by Leanna Young.

Property tax exemption program for senior citizens and disabled persons

 

Available To:
Taxpayers who are, on December 31 of the year before the taxes are due, at least 61 years of age or older; OR retired from regular gainful employment by reason of disability; OR a veteran of the armed forces of the United States entitled to and receiving compensation from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs at a total disability rating for a service-connected disability.

Program Benefits:
The qualifying applicant receives a reduction in the amount of property taxes due.  The amount of the reduction is based on the applicant's income, the value of the residence, and the local levy rates.

Qualifying Activity:
Own and occupy a

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Housing Crisis 2018: Lack of Housing Supply Creates Critical Shortage In All Price Points

And this time the crisis is all about one thing: supply

WESTERN WASHINGTON and specifically (King County) is in the midst of a housing crisis. But the affordable housing crisis isn't just hitting Seattle. It's spreading to outlying areas, where fewer and fewer people can now afford. This is largely the result of lopsided supply and demand. According to recent real estate reports, housing markets across King County are still suffering from a lack of inventory. There are plenty of buyers entering the market, but not enough properties to go around. Last year King County prices soared over 11% on average with some areas nearing 30% appreciation in just 1 year.

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Your credit report and score are integral to securing the best terms for a mortgage.

Here are some tips from the president of credit bureau TransUnion.

 

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By  SARAH SKIDMORE SELL The Associated Press

 

It may be winter now, but the spring house-hunting season is just ahead. John Danaher, president of consumer interactive at credit bureau TransUnion, says that makes this the perfect time for home-seekers who want the best terms and rates on a mortgage to take control of their credit.

TransUnion is one of the three major credit bureaus, which keep track of and provide consumer credit reports. Your credit report and score are integral to securing the best terms for a mortgage.

Q: Why think about real

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Issaquah Highlands Housing Market Update 2018

Did you see our latest mailer? Find the answers you're looking for below!

2017 was a record year for The Issaquah Highlands. Some sections of the housing market increased by nearly 30% with the over-all price for a home increasing just under 18% for the year. Take a look at an in-depth review of The Issaquah Highlands market from the number 1 listing brokerage in the Issaquah Highlands and see where the housing market has grown, the highest priced SOLD home, the home that went the MOST over asking price, and also get an idea of what to expect in 2018.

 

Did you see our latest mailer? Find the answers you're looking for below!

Leanna Young

The Cascade Team

We list for 1

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Want to know how much your property taxes are increasing? 

Click the link below and follow the instructions on the photo. 

http://blue.kingcounty.com/Assessor/eRealProperty/default.aspx

I know this has been a hot topic over the last month or so and wanted to put this out so that we can all get an idea as to what our tax increase will be for 2017.Please let me know if you have any questions making the calculations as I would be happy to help.  What do you think about the increase? 

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

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New Listing In South Cove Issaquah Near Lake Sammamish

Come and check out this new listing in the Greenwood Point neighborhood in South Cove with private beach access.  This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath 2300 square foot home is a must see that has been completely renovated and taken down the to the studs. As you enter you will be greeted with vaulted ceilings which leads in to your formal living room with fireplace. The kitchen is one a true chef could appreciate with quartz countertops, duel fuel gas range, new KitchenAid appliances, large center island, custom cabinets and backsplash. Large family room with vaulted ceilings and cozy fireplace. Upstairs find 2 master suites both with completely updated baths attached w/quartz and mud set showers. Two more

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MLK

Motivational Monday- Quote of the Day

Yesterday I found myself wondering how do I start generating more positivity in my life in a world full of negativity.  I started thinking how could I start a positive chain reaction of positivity.  I feel like every time I turn on the radio or TV there is something negative being put out for us all to talk about.  I am challenging anyone who is reading this to put out something positive today and hopefully we can start spreading joy and love instead of hate and fear. This quote seemed to be something to ponder today since it's Martin Luther King Day after all. 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that" Sermons from his book Strength to

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High end remodel in desirable Preston - Hardwood floors greet you at the entry and extend throughout the main level along with crown molding and wainscoting. Chef's dream kitchen with custom cabinets, quartz countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, island, and walk in pantry. Spacious master suite with walk in closet and bath attached. Main floor features the original claw foot tub which adds to the charm of this home. Mudroom with storage round out the main floor. Upstairs find 2 nice sized bedrooms. Spacious deck overlooking the backyard is a great place to relax or entertain. Close to Issaquah, 1-90 and parks. Award winning Issaquah Schools! 

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Inventory is scarce right now - Thinking of selling or know someone who is? Buyers are paying higher prices due to the lack of inventory. Don't wait until the Spring when you will be in more competition with other sellers. Remember, I offer full service to my clients with a 1% listing fee - Check out my Zillow profile for more info and to check out my reviews! http://www.zillow.com/profile/Leanna-Young./ 

King County home prices hit new highs, inventory at new lows

Originally published January 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm Updated January 7, 2016 at 6:45 am     The median price of single-family homes sold in King County in December jumped 15 percent over the year to a new record of $508,000. Climbing prices and scarce listings…
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GET TO KNOW TROSSACHS

Everything You Need to Know About Your Trossachs Neighborhood

Here are the answers to your questions about Trossachs!

1.  How much have home values in Trossachs increased just since January 1st of this year?  Price per square foot in Trossachs has gone UP from $256.49 per sq ft to $276.08 per sq ft.  Sale prices have gone UP from 99.40% of the asking price up to 103.61% of the asking price. That is an increase of 7.2% OR on an $800,000 home an increase of over $57,600!

2.  What is the average number of days a Trossachs home takes to sell?  19 Days

3.  What is the price per square foot difference between a Buchan and a Murray Franklin Home in Trossachs?  Sold Buchan Homes are going for: $287.68 per sq ft with a

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