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Timehop: 70 years ago

This is one of the first listings taken by Mr. John A. Horning in 1946. It was listed for just $23,250! Today that same house has an estimated tax value of over $281,000! That’s a 1,121% increase in almost 70 …
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A Deal is a Deal is a Deal?

In the world of online shopping Cyber Monday reigns supreme. It is hard to find another day during the year that people can take advantage of the kinds of deals that are available during this Internet sensation.  But which deals …
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Time for an Increase in Short-Term Interest Rates?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. Central Bank may raise short-term interest rates at its mid-December meeting, but emphasized no decision has yet been made. This headline from the Wall Street Journal says it all. When I’m asked …
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Ten Simple Steps to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is finally here, and you have hosting duties this year! Besides cooking the turkey, the most important step to cross off your list is readying your home for all of your holiday guests. Let your stress float away as …
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Why Equity Matters

  It’s tempting to keep renting your residence because being a homeowner is perceived as being more expensive. But are you really saving by renting? Or are you actually costing yourself more in the long run? Recently, Freddie Mac wrote …
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Place your Bid on the Green Bay Packers Package!

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Thanksgiving Day 7:30PM Donated By Jim Schleif to Wisconsin Humane Society Urban Ecology Center Calling all die-hard fans! Jim Schleif has donated the package he won at the Shorewest Willy Wonka and the Listing Factory …
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Join Shorewest for our Free Career Seminar on November 24, 2015

Shorewest is hiring and now is a great time to become a sales associate with us! From our employee-voted title of Wisconsin’s #1 Top Workplace to our position as Wisconsin’s Largest Home Seller™, joining Shorewest means you’ll be a part …
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Eight Tips for Fall Home Staging

  While we all may love how we decorate our own home, whether it is giant turkeys, kid’s paintings or even a simple pumpkin collection outside on the porch; our potential buyers come into our homes and try to see …
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Don’t Wait Until After the Holidays to Sell Your Home!

It’s the holiday season! So it is very tempting to wait to put up your house for sale until after all of the festivities. However that may not be the smartest decision for your home. Here are six great reasons …
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Growing Through The Years

  Throwback to the way home searching used to be! Some Shorewest agents and consumers remember paging through the huge binder of homes, hoping to find the right one. Other Shorewest agents remember when we were still Wauwatosa Realty Company, …
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