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Real Estate Terms First Time Home Buyers Should Know

Appraisal A real estate appraisal is the expert opinion of a certified, state-licensed professional who will evaluate and determine the value of a property. This process usually involves comparisons to recent sales of similar properties. This data determines how much …
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A Great Place on a Great Lake

Milwaukee means “Gathering Place by the Water” in its historical Native American language. Milwaukee embodies this translation through its thriving economy, local attractions and festivals, neighborhoods and cultural offerings, which all flourish together on the shores of Lake Michigan and …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Things You Should Never Say When House Hunting Buying a home is an exciting time and when you walk into a potential home there are a million comments running through your mind. However in today’s world there may be nanny …
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Time to Go House Hunting!

Winter can be a great time to buy a home! Some of the perks include a less competitive market, sellers who are serious and more! Winter is often over looked as a great time to buy a home, but real …
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Why Now is the Best Time to Buy a Home!

Many times, the holidays are seen as a slow time in real estate. However if you are thinking about buying a home, now is actually the best time! Mortgage rates have been hovering around 3.5% since June, and in November …
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A Window of Opportunity for Luxury Home Buyers

  The real estate market has been very busy this year with prices rising as the demand far outpaces the supply in almost every region. However, it is a different story when it comes to the luxury market. Inventory levels …
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Are You Being Too Picky?

Are you on a home buying journey? Does it feel like it is taking forever to find your perfect home? The problem may not lie with the homes you are looking at, but with your expectations. There are different lists …
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Majority of Americans Plan on Buying Homes in Near Future

According to the BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed for the report said that they would be willing to pay an average of …
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Do You Plan to Move? Maybe You Should!

Looking at the BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, there were a lot of interesting points made about the relationship between buyers and their homeownership journey. Of those who purchased a home, 8% bought “without any plan to buy at all.” A …
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Resource Video: Buyers Edition

What is Prepaid Interest? Today’s video centers on prepaid interest. These are the charges due at closing for any daily interest that accrues on your loan between the date you close on your mortgage loan and the period covered by …
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