News from Wisconsin's Largest Home Seller™

Time to Go House Hunting!

Winter can be a great time to buy a home! Some of the perks include a less competitive market, sellers who are serious and more! Winter is often over looked as a great time to buy a home, but real …
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Why Now is the Best Time to Buy a Home!

Many times, the holidays are seen as a slow time in real estate. However if you are thinking about buying a home, now is actually the best time! Mortgage rates have been hovering around 3.5% since June, and in November …
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Closing Costs: How Much Do They Cost?

When buying a home, costs involved include more than just the mortgage; you’ll also pay closing costs. Closing costs are also known as settlement fees and are paid when obtaining a mortgage. People representing your home-buying purchase charge you fees …
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Before you Buy, Visit the Home at These Times!

Finding the home of your dreams comes along with feelings of happiness and relief. But have you thought about feelings of annoyance? What if every morning at 4am a large jet goes over your home…would that change your mind about …
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Adding a Touch of Fall to your Home

Fall is finally here! Time for cozy nights, football, warm drinks and fireside chats. The easiest way to help get in the fall mindset is to update your home accordingly! Pumpkins, leaves, red, orange, yellow, natural elements and plaid fabrics …
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4 Myths of Buying vs. Renting

By Guest Blogger: ABODO According to a recent report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the past 15 years have seen a drastic shift in how Americans approach renting and owning. More people are renting, while fewer are …
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The Numbers are In! Buying is Still Cheaper than Renting!

Looking at the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, we can see that homeownership is still cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage! Not only that, but it is 36% cheaper nationwide! Wisconsin is up there …
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10 Real Life Tips before Buying Your Home

Buying a home takes research, time and some education from your Shorewest, REALTOR®. It is easy to get caught up in aesthetic of the home, for example if you don’t like the paint or hardware, but don’t forget about the …
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Saving for a Down Payment? Four Things to Part With!

Saving for a down payment can be an anxious thought, until you realize that the old adage of having 20% down isn’t really a constraint anymore. There are down payment options of 5% or sometimes less! Even with these amazing …
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What to Know Before Buying a Vacation Home

As you pack up your car and kids again to head to your favorite spot in up north Wisconsin, have you asked yourself, is it time for a vacation home? Do you find yourself heading to the same area, year …
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