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Know Before You Owe

Lenders are packaging pre-approvals in many different ways today. Some are using rockets, colored buttons, fancy names and clever animation. We believe consumers are better off armed with more facts and less flash…after all, the real issue is, can you …
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Should You Leave Negotiating Room When Pricing Your Home

Why Aren’t There More Homes For Sale?

If you are a homeowner in our current market, you might be weighing your options when it comes to selling your home or staying put. We are in a robust sellers market that has been described as a “straight up …
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The Truth About Federal VA Financing

Sellers can be assured that buyers eligible for Federal VA financing are great buyers ready to go to closing. Veterans have earned benefits that can greatly assist them when financing a home purchase. Qualifying for the loan is no different …
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Second Opinion

It Never Hurts to Get a Second Opinion

Much like a major medical procedure, getting financing for a home purchase is a major financial decision. We always urge home buyers to get a second opinion on their home loan. This type of Mortgage Check-Up ensures that you’re getting …
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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

Resource Video: Buyer Edition

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

Resource Video: Seller Edition

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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