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Green Living: Is This Housing Trend Here to Stay?

Green building and living has seen a surge in popularity since the new millennium began. While it remained an often-talked about issue before the recession, once the housing market was in trouble, living a green lifestyle took a backseat to …
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Foreclosures Hit 5-year Low

Foreclosure activity hit a 5-year low in September 2012 according to RealtyTrac, a national resource on distressed properties, with only 180,427 filings for the month. Overall, the numbers were down 7% from August and 16% from September 2011. Last quarter …
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Categories: Real Estate News


Housing Market Rebound — Current Average Home Prices Now Match 2003

New information from the S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index shows the average prices of homes in July 2012 rebounded to the same levels as July 2003. The typical home price has risen by 5.9% for 2012 to date. It marks …
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National and Wisconsin Association of REALTORS® Reports Indicate Housing Recovery

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index last week. This index is based on contract signings and it rose 2.4% to 101.7 in July, up 12.4% over July 2011. The index is at the highest …
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Categories: Real Estate News


Survey Says… Use a REALTOR®

A recent survey by HomeGain says that home sellers are more than twice as likely to get their homes sold if they use a real estate agent, rather than trying to sell their home on their own. 66% of home …
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Single Home Owners Boosting U.S. Economy

The U.S. has reported its highest percentage of solo home owners ever.  With 28% of households being one person, singles are fast becoming an economic powerhouse.  Around 30 million people, including 18 million women, have pursued single person homes, and …
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Urban Growth Outpaces Suburbs for First Time in a Century

New data from the Census Bureau shows American cities growing more than their suburban counterparts for the first time in 100 years.  Since the mass production of the automobile began, US cities have not seen such a dramatic change in …
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Experts Say Housing Prices Are About to Turn

Experts Say Housing Prices Are About to Turn Each quarter the independent research and consulting firm Pulsenomics conducts a survey of economists, investments strategists, and housing market analysts about their expectations for the housing market over the next five years. …
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Milwaukee County Parks – What Is New This Summer?

Milwaukee County Parks have always had lots to offer, and this year there is a refreshing addition at Estabrook Park near Shorewood. An old fashioned German Biergarten has opened, operated by Hans Wisgerber III, owner of the Old German Beer …
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Categories: Community


Should You Do A Short Sale in 2012?

Many homeowners are “under water,” meaning they owe more on their mortgage than their house is currently valued at. Some homeowners are choosing to wait for property values to return to normal levels, but others cannot wait for that to …
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