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The Hidden Costs of Selling a Home

Selling a House in 2018 Can Cost More than $5,000 or even $10,000+ From basic home prep projects like staging or carpet cleaning to closing costs, U.S. homeowners spend thousands of dollars in hidden costs to sell a house U.S. homeowners spend $18,342 on average to sell their home, according to Zillow® and Thumbtack’s 2018 […]

Your Listing’s Features do make an impact on Buyers

SEATTLE, April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — While timing is certainly important, a home’s listing description can also have a significant impact on its final sale price. For-sale listings mentioning keywords like “steam shower,” “professional appliances” or “heated floors” can sell for up to 29 percent more than expected, according to Zillow’s 2018 Home Features that Sell analysisi. Zillow® analyzed […]

Make an impact . . . get involved with Land Conservation

About the Ice Age Trail About the Ice Age Trail More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. These glacial remnants are now considered among the world’s finest examples of how […]

A recent survey shows . . .

A recent survey shows Baby Boomers want high speed internet and to live near grocery stores and hospitals. Over 90% said they plan to stay in their own home. Another poll found more than 70% of homeowners in their home for 10+ years aren’t moving because they like their home. Another 21% don’t want the […]

THE Wisconsin Union

Who does not Love the Wisconsin Union…..the outside Terrace is wonderful….here are more events to come:   UPCOMING EVENTS & MEMBER NEWS MARCH 26-30 – WHEELHOUSE STUDIOS Join Wheelhouse Studios for spring break painting happy hour and take advantage of a great “buy one get one free” deal on all canvases. LEARN MORE MARCH 15-17 – PERFORMING […]

Where are the Mortgage Rates today?

Current Mortgage Rates for DANE COUNTY, WI I hope you are having a great day! I’ve included below a selection of current rates for a few of our many products. I’d be happy to discuss options with you and your client based on their particular needs. Conforming Loan Type MI Type Interest Rate APR 5/1 […]

Cities Breaking Records for Price Appreciation DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2018 Strong demand and low inventories fueled home prices to record highs in 2017, as the median home price in the U.S. reached $235,000, up 8.3 percent from 2016, according to real estate data firm ATTOM Data Solutions. Still, annual price […]

Housing Prices continue to rise

Home prices continued to soar nationwide in November, rising 6.2 percent, a modest uptick from year-over-year 6.1 percent gains tallied a month earlier, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S National Home Price NSA Index released on Tuesday. Fueled in part by historically low inventory, home prices in Seattle, Las Vegas and San Francisco climbed the highest, […]

Is the Govt Shutdown Over – Impacts on Real Estate

Senate leaders agreed to a compromise bill Monday to reopen the federal government for three weeks, and a final vote to approve it was expected later in the day. That’s good news for real estate because home sales could stall if a shutdown persists, although the impact would be limited. “We urge Congress to come […]

Home Sales are Expected to Soar through 2018 – What Buyers Need to Know

By now just about every would-be buyer out there knows there simply aren’t enough homes for sale these days to appease the hordes of competition. But despite the shortages, rising prices, and bidding wars, more homes are expected to be sold this year than in more than a decade. In 2017, the number of sales […]