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  Shorewest Shares: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of …
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Categories: Home Selling

Shorewest Recommends These Tips When Moving With Children

You bought your dream house and are eagerly waiting to move in. Are you excited and happy about moving? Or are you dreading the sort, packing and other chores? Children absorb enthusiasm like a sponge —if you look at moving …
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Categories: Home Buying

Community Round-Up

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s our Community Round-Up: Milwaukee County *Celebrate your Irish heritage at Irish Fest *Bring your family out to the races at the Milwaukee Mile Speedway Waukesha County *See what you can discover at …
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Categories: Community

Community Spotlight: Irish Fest

  In 1850, Irish immigrants represented about 15% of Milwaukee’s population — the second largest ethnic group. While the German immigrants settled on all sides of the town, the Irish chose the Third Ward for its easy access to jobs …
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Categories: Community

Shorewest Shares: The Cost of Waiting to Purchase a Home

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a move-up buyer, housing experts in two major areas —home prices and mortgage rates — suggest buying now rather than later. PRICES According to a recent survey of over 100 economists, real estate …
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Categories: Home Buying

Shorewest’s DIY Project: How to Grow Vegetables & Herbs in Containers

  Growing fresh vegetables and herbs is a great way to save money and control what pesticides go into your body. If you don’t have the space to grow your own garden, don’t worry — you can grow your own …
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Categories: DIY

Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation has Lowest Closing Cost in the Nation

According to Bankrate.com, Wisconsin has the fifth-highest closing cost in the nation at $2,706 — Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation actually has the lowest at $1,034. For the survey, Bankrate.com requested good faith estimates for a $200,000 mortgage loan from up to …
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Categories: Mortgage

Community Round-Up

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s our Community Round-Up:   Milwaukee County *Enjoy the last weekend of the Wisconsin State Fair *Lace up your running shoes for Team Hope 5K to benefit Huntington’s Disease programs at South Milwaukee High …
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Categories: Community

Shorewest Shares: How Much Home Should You Buy

    So… you want to buy a home? Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases in your life — knowing exactly how much home to purchase can be complicated. To choose the right home, you have to try to …
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Categories: Home Buying

Shorewest’s Back-To-School DIY Project: Pencil Vase

  Materials needed: Tall cylindrical vase (approximately 7 ½” tall) 40-50 yellow wooden pencils Ribbon Artificial/real flowers Hot glue gun 1. Attach pencils to vase using hot glue. 2. Tie vase with bow. 3. Insert flowers into vase. 4. Ta-da! …
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Categories: DIY

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