News from Wisconsin's Largest Home Seller™

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Spreading Cheer Across Wisconsin

The 21st annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is rolling through Wisconsin again this year, bringing cheer, Santa and live music at every stop. The 14-car train decorated with thousands of lights will make 13 stops throughout Wisconsin in early December. …
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The “Good Enough” Home May Be Just Perfect

Constructed from inspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to overextend themselves financially. On …
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State of the Market – November 2019

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® The first three quarters of 2019 saw strong buyer and seller activity supported by low mortgage rates and a strong economy. The quarter ended on a positive note with a …
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How One-Stop Shopping Makes Home Buying Easier

Buying a home can be a stressful and challenging time for many. In addition to finding a home and making an offer, there are a variety of components involved in completing a deal. Did you know that 96% of consumers …
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Wisconsin County-by-County Real Estate Data Snapshot, 3rd Quarter

Learn what’s happening in your market area. 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.


It’s The Great Pumpkin Patch…

Another fall favorite activity is pumpkin picking! We shared our favorite places to pick apples the other day so we wanted to add pumpkin patches to your growing list. Let us know in the comments which one is your favorite! …
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Oktoberfest in Wisconsin

Oktoberfest is a German festival that has become a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture and pints of beer. Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen in 1810. The wedding was celebrated …
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8 Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

A well cared for home will have more buyer appeal and is more likely to sell faster and for a better price. Remember, first impressions are lasting, and buyers are attracted to homes that have been well maintained. Before you …
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With Record-Low Mortgage Rates, Does It Make Sense to Refinance Your Home?

As mortgage rates hover around the mid-three percent range, refinancing might be a good investment. Here are things to consider before refinancing. Will I make my investment back? The low interest rate is certainly an important factor, but you also …
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