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All Blog Entries by Laura A. Hodgson

Found 21 blog entries published by Laura A. Hodgson.

Questions To Ask Real Estate Brokers


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 true website presence for my home? This is more than a splash site with a few pictures.  Click HERE for Answer!

2.  Do you pay for premier placement on Zillow, Trulia, etc?  Click HERE for Answer!

3.  How many international websites do you syndicate for your listings?  Click HERE for Answer!

4.  Do you advertise my home on Social Media: This is MORE than just Facebook!  Click HERE for Answer!

5.  Do you provide a full 3D Walkthrough Virtual Tour or just have shifting focus over still pictures and call that a virtual tour?  Click HERE for Answer!

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Latest Press Release from NWMLS November 6th 2018

KIRKLAND, Washington (November 6, 2018) - Seven months of steadily rising housing inventory reversed course in October when Northwest Multiple Listing Service brokers added the fewest new listings since February, according to a new report. MLS members believe the onset of wintry weather and transition to the holiday season are factors, but suggested the slower pace also signals improving conditions for house-hunters.

"After months of inventory growth that more than quadrupled the number of homes buyers have to choose from, things got back on a seasonal track with new listings and total supply falling in October," said Robert Wasser, a director with Northwest MLS, when comparing those metrics with

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New On The Market

Plateau 228 show-stopper! Luxury, style & pride of ownership. Great room design w/ elegant & inviting family room with access to a lovely private deck. Amazing Chef’s kitchen w/ rich slab granite, trendy backsplash & high-end appliances. Master suite w/large picture windows, cathedral ceilings & a spa inspired master bath which is sure to please. Full basement, a great space for an in-home theatre w/ wet bar & full bath! Opens to private fully fenced patio & lawn. Lake WA Schools. WOW!

900 228th Ave NE, 9D, Sammamish WA 98074
3 bed / 3.5 bath / 2880 square feet / fully finished daylight basement

Contact Laura for more information

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Are your sellers ready for a buyer's market?

  • Inventory increases by 22.9 percent throughout Western Washington
  • King County leads inventory gains with 78 percent year-over-year increase.
  • Buyers could choose from 19,526 listings nearly double the inventory from February of this year.

 KIRKLAND, Washington (October 4, 2018) – Housing inventory continued to improve during September
while the pace of sales slowed in many counties served by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. “Balance is
finally returning to the market, and with it, slowing home price growth,” stated OB Jacobi, president of
Windermere Real Estate.

A new report from Northwest MLS shows double-digit increases in inventory in several of the 23 counties it
serves, led by a

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Home purchasers seeking to stand out in competitive housing markets should consider a mortgage professional based in the area.

Don’t discount the benefits of shopping local—even for a mortgage professional.

In tight housing markets where bidding wars are common, buyers who need financing can strengthen their offers by working with a locally based mortgage broker or loan officer, real-estate agents and lenders say. “Getting a local person helps you over certain humps—it just really does,” said Laura Hodgson, a real-estate agent with The Cascade Team , who works in The Greater Seattle Area, and keeps a list of trusted mortgage pros on her website HERE.

Agents want to work with buyers whose lenders know the local market and have a record of

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$959,000 - 8822 Mcintosh Ct Se, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 5
   Bathrooms: 2.75
   Sq. Footage: 3,547
   Year Built: 2008
   Garage Spaces: 3
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1258660
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Laura A. Hodgson
Broker
425-223-1535
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Dream Home loaded w/ upgrades situated on a LARGE greenbelt lot w/ STUNNING Sunroom (heated floors and power blinds) adj to private outdr liv space, artificial lawn, Koi pond w/ house, water feature, MT SI VIEW, fully fenced, pergola & arbor, irrigation system. Too many
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$550,000 - 711 122nd St Ct Nw, Gig Harbor

   Bedrooms: 3
   Bathrooms: 2.5
   Sq. Footage: 2,470
   Year Built: 1996
   Garage Spaces: 3
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1276388
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Laura A. Hodgson
Broker
425-223-1535
Schedule a Showing
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Stunning Colvos Passage rambler features open concept w/ formal dining, office, vaulted ceilings, well-designed kitchen with eating area leads to spacious patio, gazebo, gorgeous water feature & thoughtful landscaping. Private greenbelt & cul-de-sac location. Lg Master w/
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$995,000 - 8822 McIntosh Ct SE, Snoqualmie

   Bedrooms: 5
   Bathrooms: 2.75
   Sq. Footage: 3,547
   Year Built: 2008
   Garage Spaces: 3
   Type: Residential
   MLS® Number: 1258660
OFFERED BY: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
  Laura A. Hodgson
Broker
425-223-1535
Schedule a Showing
Request More Info
Dream Home loaded w/ upgrades situated on a LARGE greenbelt lot w/ STUNNING Sunroom (heated floors and power blinds) adj to private outdoor living space, artificial lawn, Koi pond w/ house, water feature, MT SI VIEW, fully fenced, pergola & arbor, irrigation system. Too many
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For the 13th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this April! For the young who find themselves at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sometimes the simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. Yet, something as simple as crayons often goes overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a couple to use.

And that’s where The Cascade Team — in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Guild Association and several area merchants — comes in. Throughout the month of April, agents from The Cascade Team will be walking neighborhoods and spreading the word about Project Crayon Drive.

Last year, we

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Hello!

Here is the new Chateau Ste Michelle Summer concert info.

These concerts sell out incredibly fast so don’t delay in booking!

 Have a great day,  Laura

About Laura Hodgson

I am genuinely excited that as a part of this team, I have something exceptional to offer prospective clients. I am happy to be one of few Agents who offers a FULL service, 4% TOTAL listing fee (compared to the traditional 6%). To list a home with me I offer you a very affordable 1% listing fee and suggest that you offer 3% selling office commission (SOC), to attract buyers to your home. The 1% listing fee – a complete FULL service package – has proven to be very successful and affordable!! I am happy to sacrifice some profit in order to accommodate people in

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