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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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How to Price Your Home in Today’s Market

In this quick video, Dan Ludwig, Assistant Vice President and Sales Director of the Lake Country Office, explains how short sales and foreclosures are affecting today’s market. If you have a nondistressed property for sale (not in foreclosure or short …
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Where will housing prices be in spring?

For many, selling a home during the winter months isn’t ideal. They don’t want to be inconvenienced during the holidays and definitely don’t want people carrying snow, slush and salt into their homes when viewing it. But in today’s market, …
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Shorewest Welcomes Six Sales Associates in September

We’re pleased to welcome six sales associates who joined Shorewest, Realtors in September 2011. Kenosha Office (5708 75th St., Kenosha) Eric Colon Michael Pembroke Lake Country Office (1296 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc) Kathleen Gapinski Chelsey Paulson Mequon Office (1407 W. Mequon …
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Don’t wait for a better market. Sell now.

NAR says that 13,780 houses sold yesterday and 13,780 houses will sell today (based on 2011 sales figures).  So….houses  are selling. Interest rates are around 4%, meaning that borrowing $100,000 for a 30 year mortgage results in a monthly payment …
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13,780 Homes Sold Yesterday

To all those who have declared the real estate market dead, we want you to know that over 13,780 houses sold yesterday, 13,780 will sell today and 13,780 will sell tomorrow. That is the average number of homes that sell …
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The Good News and Bad News in Real Estate Sales

If you listen to the news or read the paper, you have been seeing some encouraging news of late. GOOD NEWS: End of July numbers indicate that home sales in Wisconsin are up 34.4% over last year! If you think …
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The Negative Effects of a Foreclosure or Short Sale (Besides Credit Scores)

When considering a Short Sale or Foreclosure, there are more consequences to consider than just the effect on your credit! For example if you hold a government security clearance for a military, CIA or police position, that clearance will be revoked. …
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Home Sales in July Up from a Year Ago

Contrary to popular belief, home sales are up! Last month, Shorewest, REALTORS® saw a 41% increase in sales volume, and a 50% increase in closed transactions from the same period last year. Specifically, in July Shorewest closed $185 million in …
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