Tag Archives: current housing market

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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Let’s Say it Again, You Don’t Need a 20% Down Payment!

We’ve been hearing throughout our lives that 20% down is the only way to buy a home. Not so fast! According to a recent survey done by Ipsos, the American public was found to still be a little confused about …
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Shorewest’s Burlington, Janesville/Rock County, Menomonee Falls and New Berlin Offices broke April Sales Records

The Wisconsin real estate market is in full bloom now that spring has finally arrived. As more and more families are looking to buy and sell their homes, we are seeing exceptional growth and sales this year and are excited …
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Categories: Real Estate News


Shorewest Shares: First-Time Home Buyers Series — Four Things To Look For In A House

When you’re a first-time home buyer, buying a home may be overwhelming and confusing. Sellers can use cover-up techniques to make their property look better than it really is (Think: covering up ruined hardwood floors with a rug). It’s important …
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Categories: Home Buying


Shorewest Shares: First-Time Home Buyer Series —Why You Should Buy A House

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University surveys homeowners and renters and studies their answers. Here are the top six reasons people purchased a house, according to the survey: 1. To raise children. When getting ready to purchase …
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Categories: Home Buying


Shorewest Shares: Why You Should Never For Sale By Owner

You may think you can sell your home by yourself. You have put in the renovations, up-dated fixtures and appliances and you just installed a new furnace. However, in the long run, trying to sell your home yourself is going …
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Categories: Home Selling


Shorewest Shares: Tips For Keeping Your Electric Bill Low During The Summer

Summer will be here before we know it and now’s the time to prepare. Here are seven ways to keep your electric bill low during the summer: Air conditioner. Your air conditioner may account for 40% of your electric bill …
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Categories: Home Improvement


Shorewest Shares: Five Reasons to Buy a Home Right Now

Now is a great time to buy a home. The market is heating up and interest rates are still low. The Milwaukee region is forecasted to outpace the rest of the nation with a 4.9% increase in home values, according …
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Categories: Home Buying


Shorewest Shares: Cheap Curb Appeal Updates

Whether you are getting ready to sell your home, or just looking to make some critical improvements, improving your curb appeal is easy and affordable. Adding curb appeal to your home makes it easier to sell, but can also add …
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Categories: Home Improvement


Shorewest Shares: Six Things To Do When Moving Into A New House

You purchased your dream home through your Shorewest Agent and can’t wait to get into your new space! But before you move in, there are a few things you still need to do. Here are six things to do when …
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Categories: Home Buying







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