News from Wisconsin's Largest Home Seller™

Resource Video: Homeowner Edition

The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation Most homeowners don’t realize how important it is to properly ventilate their attic. Simply put, the better you ventilate your attic, the longer your roof will last and the better your home’s heating and …
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County-by-County Real Estate Data, May 2017

Learn what’s happening in your market area by clicking on your county link. You’ll find helpful information, including a year-to-year and quarterly comparisons of new listings, closed sales, median sales price, active listings and months of inventory. Jump to: Brown …
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State of the Market – May 2017

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Entering the second quarter of the year, we are in the midst of a very active, tight inventory spring market. Home sales in Southeastern Wisconsin are up 3.9% and prices …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Your debt-to-income ratio is one way that lenders measure your ability to manage the monthly payments you’ll need to make to repay the money they intend to lend you. This informational video provides key points on how this ratio is …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

What are Discount Points? Discount points are a kind of prepaid interest that a borrower pays as an upfront fee to their lender at the time of closing. By paying discount points you pay more upfront, but receive a lower …
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Resource Video: Seller Edition

Things That Turn Off Potential Home Buyers When you are living in your home it is easy to overlook certain things because you see or smell them every day. When you are getting ready to sell your home, it is …
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Resource Video: Buyer and Seller Edition

Who is Responsible for Making Repairs Called for in a Home Inspection? A home inspection helps a buyer discover any issues with a home before the closing. The buyer is responsible for selecting and paying the home inspector, but if …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Things You Should Never Say When House Hunting Buying a home is an exciting time and when you walk into a potential home there are a million comments running through your mind. However in today’s world there may be nanny …
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How Does Owning a Home Give You Wealth?

You have heard repeatedly that putting money down on a home will repay you with equity. But that’s hard to remember after a large down payment and closing costs! However it is an important piece of information to remember when …
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How to: Lower Your Energy Bill

In the age of technology we like to be plugged in 24/7 but that may not be so good for our home or our energy bill. When we turn off gadgets and gizmos they are still using power and sucking …
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