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How to Prepare and Budget for Buying a Home

How to Prepare and Budget for Buying a Home If you’re in the market to buy a home, there are a few expected and unexpected costs you’ll need to save for. It’s important to understand all of your potential costs …
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5 Tips for Increasing Spring Curb Appeal

5 Tips for Increasing Spring Curb Appeal Improving a home’s curb appeal will add value to your property and help it sell faster. Homes are typically appraised based on the interior of a home’s condition and features, making it difficult for …
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1st Quarter 2022 Wisconsin Housing Stats by County

  1st Quarter 2022 Wisconsin Housing Stats by County Here is what’s happening in your market area. You’ll find helpful information, including a year-to-year comparisons of new listings, closed sales, the median sales price and the average days on the …
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Home Equity – What is it and Why Does it Matter?

You’ve probably heard the recent buzz about the soaring prices of homes and how it affects home equity. What does it really mean, and why should you pay attention to it?  Paying a mortgage on a house is like a …
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4th Quarter 2021 Wisconsin Housing Stats by County

4th Quarter 2021 Wisconsin Housing Stats by County Here is what’s happening in your market area. You’ll find helpful information, including a year-to-year comparisons of new listings, closed sales, the median sales price and the average days on the market. …
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Conforming Loan Rate

Higher Loan Limits Help Many Borrowers

  New Higher Conforming Conventional Loan Limits The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the conforming loan limits from $548,250 to $647,200. This is great news if you’re looking to move up and purchase a luxury home in 2022. The …
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Why a Mortgage Pre-approval Can Make the Difference

In today’s hot real estate market, there are more buyers than houses for sale. This is resulting in bidding wars with multiple offers above asking price. If you’re in the market to buy a home this year — or really …
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Q1 Update from Shorewest Leadership

To our Friends, Neighbors and Clients, The housing market continues to soar in 2021. During the first quarter, we experienced record home sales in the eight-county southeastern Wisconsin region up 4.5% from 2020.  We also saw median home prices rise …
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Inspiring Exterior Renovation Projects to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

  There are many ways to raise the value of your home, one of them being to boost its curb appeal. If your house looks great from the outside and catches the eye of potential buyers, they’re much more likely …
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6 Tips For Prepping Your Home For Sale

  Preparing to sell your home requires a thoughtful approach, especially since it is one of your largest financial assets. Most buyers today are looking for a home they can move into without doing a lot of work. That’s why …
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Home Valuation Report