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Ways to Reduce Closing Costs

Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Ways to Reduce Closing Costs Every mortgage loan incurs fees known as “closing costs” or “settlement fees.” This informational video goes over the different types of closing costs. Your Shorewest, REALTOR® is here to answer any questions you may have …
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Reasons You Should Buy a Home

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Reasons You Should Buy a Home There are many reasons why you should consider buying a home to experience the joys of homeownership. This informational video provides financial and emotional reasons to purchase a home. Your Shorewest, REALTOR®  is available …
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How Equity Helps Homeowners

What is equity and how does it affect you as a homeowner? Equity is defined as the difference of the home’s fair market value and the outstanding balance of all other debt on the property. Many homeowners are unaware of …
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Is it the Right Time to Sell Your Home

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Is it the Right Time to Sell Your Home? The decision to sell your home is not a decision that should be made in haste. There are many factors that go into the decision to sell your home, one of …
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Where are Mortgage Rates Going?

Home buyers have enjoyed historically low mortgage rates and an improving economy in the past few years. In this type of financial climate, the question of would mortgage rates increase became how much would rates increase in 2017? When the …
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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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What is a Debt-to-Income Ratio

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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What are Discount Points

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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The Best Time to Sell Your Home? Now! The Best Company to Sell Your Home? Shorewest!

Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows in 2017. The first quarter was sensational for the housing market as robust sales activity continued from the previous year.Sellers should know that the housing market …
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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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