Tag Archives: real estate trends

The Ups and Downs of Mortgage Rates

As of today interest rates on a 30 year mortgage with no points is hovering around 3.875%.  You may wonder if that is a good rate. Revisiting the past can shed some light on this question. If we look back …
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A Word of Caution

Difficult times cause some people to take drastic action without thinking. If you are in the midst of a very tough real estate scenario, I want to encourage you to think before you act. I am referring to a sale …
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Categories: Real Estate News


The Market is Always Better in Spring!

Sometimes the more you say something the more you believe it to be true. If numbers don’t lie then let’s take a look at what actually happens year after year. From the graph you can see that the inventory levels …
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What about the Wall Paper?

We see houses with wallpaper every day. Sometimes it is as simple as a border in a room, and other times it is the whole house. Does having wallpaper hurt your chances of receiving an offer? Couldn’t the Buyer just …
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Be Careful with Credit Checks as They Can Harm Your Score

Every single number counts when it comes to your credit score. Picture this: you’ve spent countless hours searching for the perfect house. You searched online, attended countless open houses, got pre-qualified for a mortgage and hired an agent to show …
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Homes are still good investments!

There is no doubt that the burst housing bubble continues to have a dramatic effect on the real estate market. Wisconsin and more closely, Waukesha County feel the devastating consequences of the foreclosure market. Waukesha County Sheriff’s department has processes …
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Great numbers for Metro Milwaukee home sales in August!!

Just read a short but encouraging article in the Biztimes. It states Metro. Milwaukee sales for August were up  41.4 % from sales last year at this time. This article mentions Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington County. That is great, …
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Milwaukee…Really?

First impression…..quick……don’t have one? You are not alone.  Unless you are from the Midwest, you probably don’t know much about our (great) city.  Listen to what these Medical College of Wisconsin graduate students discovered… Posted by:  Deborah Benavides


Now Is the Time to Buy!

Have you been wondering, when would it be a good time to buy a new home? Well, how about now?! The Wall Street Journal thinks this is the perfect time to buy. Among the reasons are Affordability and Employment. The …
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Making Your Top 10 Wish List During a Relocation

Buying a house across town versus across country may present a different set of criteria when choosing a home. For instance, you will already be familiar with roads and highways when moving across town, but not in a relocation situation. …
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