News from Wisconsin's Largest Home Seller™

The “Good Enough” Home May Be Just Perfect

Constructed from inspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to overextend themselves financially. On …
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How One-Stop Shopping Makes Home Buying Easier

Buying a home can be a stressful and challenging time for many. In addition to finding a home and making an offer, there are a variety of components involved in completing a deal. Did you know that 96% of consumers …
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A Great Time to Be in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a reputation for being more affordable than other big cities in the country,  and a recent cost of living analysis reflects that. Move.org recently analyzed data from the 75 largest cities in the United States to see which …
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First Time Home Buyer Programs

First-Time Home Buyer Programs  Homeownership has a lot of benefits, but it also comes with a few significant barriers to entry that first-time home buyers might not be prepared for.  With many confusing terms and such large sums of money …
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New Pledged-Asset Program Helps First-Time Homebuyers and Move-Up Buyers

Securing a large, enough down payment for your first home or one of significant value can be challenging for many people. Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation’s new Pledged-Asset Program can make your home dream come true. The program allows a buyer to …
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End of Summer Home Maintenance Ideas for Your Home

Shorter days, cooler nights and back-to-school sales mean summer is quickly ending. Before Fall hits, here are some things to do to prepare for the cooler weather to come. Inspect the exterior – The summer heat can wreak havoc on …
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State of the Market – September 2019

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Today there is a lot of noise and mixed messages about the housing market. Is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market? Are we on the verge of a slow …
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Moving into a New Home? Wait to Do This Step!

Congratulations! The closing has been finalized and you are a new homeowner! When strategizing what to do first, many new homeowners take advantage of the empty space and paint the walls before they ever move in. However, one designer says …
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A Great Place on a Great Lake

Milwaukee means “Gathering Place by the Water” in its historical Native American language. Milwaukee embodies this translation through its thriving economy, local attractions and festivals, neighborhoods and cultural offerings, which all flourish together on the shores of Lake Michigan and …
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