News from Wisconsin's Largest Home Seller™

Pre-qualification vs. Pre-approval

When you’re buying a home, you do everything you can to stand out from your competition. One way to stand out in a crowd is by getting pre-qualified and pre-approved for a mortgage. You may have heard about both of …
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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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