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No. 10 in Improved Housing Markets: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

Milwaukee, Waukesha and West Allis Wisconsin were ranked number 10 in the Most Improved U.S. Housing Markets for 2010, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. A positive trend has been occurring in the housing market since 2009. A great amount of closings …
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May 2010 MLS Statistics Shows Market Up in Southeastern Wisconsin Home Sales

Following a strong spring market, residential real estate sales in southeastern Wisconsin during May were up compared with May of 2009, according to housing statistics released by Metro MLS. Metro-Milwaukee home sales are up 26.8% for May 2010. And, all …
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How Location Can Add Property Value

There are many aspects of purchasing a home to consider, but location can be lost when selecting that three-bedroom/two-bath home. Having a home near schools, businesses and parks is a huge perk when purchasing and reselling real estate. Besides improving …
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Shorewest Realtors Welcomes Six Sales Associates in May

We’re pleased to welcome six sales associates who joined Shorewest, Realtors® in May 2010. Delavan Office (830 E. Geneva St., Delavan) Rimma Propp Downtown Milwaukee Office (1610 N. Water St., Milwaukee) Jalong Evans Elmbrook/Wauwatosa Office (11622 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa) …
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Shorewest Realtors Ranks 10th in the Nation

The ONLY Wisconsin-Based Firm in the Top 10 Shorewest, Realtors® ranks 10th in the list of the 25 largest real estate firms in the United States, according to a Real Trends survey of leading brokerage firms nationwide. Shorewest is the …
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Green Trend: Don’t Top Off!

Do you top off your gas tank and overfill it? When the gas pump nozzle clicks offer automatically, do you add a little more gas to round it off your dollar sale? Topping off your gas tank is bad for …
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The Impact of Unemployment on Real Estate

Let’s take a look at how unemployment affects supply and demand of real estate. A person without a job is unable to purchase a house. Therefore, as unemployment rates rise, potential purchasers are removed from the market, decreasing demand. And, …
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How Can a Sales Associate Help Price Your Home?

There are many factors when trying to price your home in today’s real estate market. There are issues that we forget about during the process. For instance, knowing what is occurring in your local market is a key point when …
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April 2010 MLS Stats Shows Increase in Southeastern Wisconsin Counties

The increases by county are: Milwaukee County – up 31.5% (957 homes sold in April 2010 verses 728 in April 2009) Waukesha County – up 54.2% (390 homes sold in April 2010 verses 253 in April 2009) Ozaukee County – …
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Shorewest, Realtors Offices Break Records in April

Shorewest, Realtors® offices had a record breaking April for properties sold, property listings and overall sales. Shorewest helped residents of southeast Wisconsin take advantage of the Home Buyer Tax Credit before it expired April 30. Shorewest had 1,130 closings, which …
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