Tag Archives: Housing Market

How to Buy a Home While Paying off Student Loan Debt

Are you or someone you know excited about today’s robust housing market and wanting to buy but stopped by student loan debt? You are not alone. According to a 2015 survey by American Student Assistance, a Boston-based nonprofit, recorded that …
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Sales are UP! Now is the Time to Sell!

The National Association of REALTORS’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline …
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Millennials, Did You Know This About Down Payments?

Housing experts have done much research into why we don’t have more first-time home buyers entering the market. In looking at this issue, recent surveys of Millennials (the largest first-time home buyer pool in history) uncovered that 60% of these buyers believe …
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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: What To Do As A New Homeowner

You are a new homeowner and are eager and excited to begin customizing your new abode to your liking! However, don’t get too excited that you forget to the basics of homeownership before you begin your projects. Here is a list …
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New Home Resource Videos on Shorewest.com

  This month’s new videos include: New Mortgage Disclosure Forms New disclosure forms for mortgage transactions have been created by the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These new forms make the terms and costs of mortgage loans less confusing …
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Shorewest Shares: First-Time Home Buyer Series — What Is The Right Purchase For Me?

There are many decisions and factors to make when purchasing a home. Trying to determine whether a single-family or condominium is best for your lifestyle can be difficult. Here are a few things to consider to decide if a single-family …
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Categories: Home Buying


Shorewest Shares: How to Brighten Up A Room

As spring is in full bloom, it’s time to brighten up your rooms and enjoy the sunshine. A few simple, cost-effective changes can help renew your space. Here are eight cost-effect ways to brighten up a room: Add a plant. …
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Categories: DIY, How to


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