News from Wisconsin's Largest Home Seller™

The Negative Effects of a Foreclosure or Short Sale (Besides Credit Scores)

When considering a Short Sale or Foreclosure, there are more consequences to consider than just the effect on your credit! For example if you hold a government security clearance for a military, CIA or police position, that clearance will be revoked. …
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WRA Bus Tour Brings Home Ownership Matters to Milwaukee

Future homebuyers in the Greater Milwaukee area may not have access to affordable mortgages or be able to deduct their mortgage interest if some lawmakers in Washington have their way.  Those are just two of the many issues the National …
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Home Sales in July Up from a Year Ago

Contrary to popular belief, home sales are up! Last month, Shorewest, REALTORS® saw a 41% increase in sales volume, and a 50% increase in closed transactions from the same period last year. Specifically, in July Shorewest closed $185 million in …
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3 Metro Milwaukee Suburbs Make Money Magazine List of Best Places To Live 2011!

Congratulations to Whitefish Bay, Franklin and Germantown for making Money Magazines “100 Best Places To Live In America!”  Just announced, these three communities made the top 100, based on towns 50,000 and under and data including crime, schools, health care, …
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Today, Real Estate Is Like a Shoe Store (Incredible Selection, Terrific Bargains and Excellent Financing Terms)….

What if there was a shoe store that had: An unparalleled selection of shoes of every size, color, and price range The shoes were discounted 30% or more You had a credit card that would finance the shoes for 30 …
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Mortgage Rates at Historic Lows TODAY…Act Now!!

Are you interested in buying a home? Act TODAY! Right now, at Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation, both the conventional fixed rate 30-year mortgage and the FHA 30-year mortgage are at a rate of 4.00 %!! “Borrowers who want to lock in …
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The House Isn’t Perfect…Quick Fix or Potential Problem?

I see it all the time… Buyers don’t know what to focus on when they look at a house. Paint color, window treatments, carpeting and light fixtures are easy to change. A purple bedroom can be repainted and an ugly …
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Shorewest, Realtors® Releases Quarterly Corporate Newsletter

August 8, 2011 Contact: Wendy Norem Marketing Director Shorewest, Realtors® (262) 827-4111, ext. 232 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shorewest, Realtors® Releases Quarterly Corporate Newsletter Brookfield, Wisconsin. Are you searching for a resource to learn more about the real estate market in …
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The Art of Selling: Getting the Most Value Out of Your Home

Let’s face it. Selling a home in the current market climate isn’t going to guarantee top dollar. However, there are certain things you can do to help elicit the best response from your buyer. For example, making sure you engage …
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Homeowner Insight: A Subdivision’s Name Might Convey Extra Value for Reasons of Prestige and Consumption

What is in a Subdivision’s Name? The Research What is in a subdivision’s name?  Is there any pricing effect based on the name of a subdivision?  All else being equal and at first glance, there might not appear to be …
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