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The State of the Market
A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS®

Entering the second quarter of the year, we are in the midst of a very active, tight inventory spring market. Home sales in Southeastern Wisconsin are up 3.9% and prices are rising as well. However the seasonally adjusted 4.4 months supply of homes for sale is down from the low 5.5 month of March 2016 and is causing a pent up demand among buyers. Low inventory combined with low interest rates puts us in a strong seller’s market...
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Market Statistics
Learn what's happening in your market area by clicking on the county link. You'll find helpful information, including a year-to-year and quarterly comparisons of new listings, closed sales, median sales price, active listings and months of inventory.
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The Best Time to Sell Your Home? Now! The Best Company to Sell Your Home? Shorewest!

Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows in 2017. The first quarter was sensational for the housing market as robust sales activity continued from the previous year.

Sellers should know that the housing market is no longer a waiting game; the time to sell is now and the company to sell with is Shorewest! Shorewest’s newly remodeled site - shorewest.com - is the most visited Wisconsin real estate site - hands down! The site displays the most accurate and comprehensive inventory of homes for sale including...

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President Joe Horning Named Chairman of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ Board
Joe Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS®, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Horning will provide member input and feedback into LeadingRE programs, operations and business plans. Shorewest, REALTORS® would also like to congratulate our President as the youngest Chairman in the history of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®....
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Rental Car Insurance, Is It Necessary?

At vacation time, do you dread approaching the rental car counter because you'’'re unsure about whether or not to purchase the waiver/supplemental insurance?

A seemingly simple decision can become overwhelming as you consider conflicting advice from credit card companies, the warnings of rental counter personnel and a simple lack of awareness on what coverage, if any, is already available under your personal auto policy...

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Serious About Buying a Home? Get Pre-Approved!

Freddie Mac explains the advantages of pre-approval on their website, “It’s highly recommended that you work with your lender to get pre-approved before you begin house hunting. Pre-approval will tell you how much home you can afford and can help you move faster, and with greater confidence in competitive markets.”

Shorewest has an in-house family company, Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation that can help you with the lending process. Your Wisconsin Mortgage Loan Officer will be willing to spend time discussing your home purchase goals...

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Thinking of Buying a Home? Think Luxury!

Our current housing market is constrained by a low supply of homes for sale, the luxury market is seeing an upswing in inventory and less buyer competition. This is great news for anyone with a home to sell and looking to upgrade!The sale of your previous home will help tremendously with your new down payment on a larger home. Buyers are competing for homes right now in lower price ranges. This in turn will give you a great price when selling your home.

Shorewest, REALTORS® specializes in the luxury market, selling more homes over $500,000 than any other firm. As a founding member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Shorewest is a part of Luxury Portfolio, which features the most comprehensive marketing program and network of luxury-tier properties throughout the world...

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Property Management Tips from My Dwelling: Spring Cleaning and Maintenance
Now is the time for spring-cleaning. A yearly tradition for most Americans that involves, ‘un’-hibernating, breaking up with the television, and swinging from our chandeliers with a toothbrush in one hand and scrubbing bubbles in the other. But, in an effort to stop you from engaging in such dangerous activities, we’ve asked Lisa Rollins, My Dwelling’s director of property management, for her top FIVE tips to help guide us in making the spring-cleaning process seamless...
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