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The Real Estate Market is Hot & Shorewest Offices are Breaking Sales Records

Home Sales in Wisconsin, March-April 2014. All data c/o Wisconsin REALTORS® Association. The real estate market is hitting its spring stride now that warm weather has arrived. More and more families are looking to buy and sell their homes than …
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Shorewest Reports: NAR Generational Trends Study Shows Confidence in Housing Market

The recently released 2014 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study reveals high confidence levels in the housing market. Especially notable, 87% of Millennials who were recent buyers consider their home a good financial investment. Millennials, aged …
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Shorewest Reports: What Are Homebuyers Looking For in 2014?

What home trends can we expect to sell big in 2014? Here are what homebuyers are looking for in their next home purchases. Casual Media Rooms. Home theaters, usually found in the basement, used to be a huge selling point …
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If You’re Thinking About Buying Next Spring, Don’t Wait!

If you’re a determined buyer, now could be the best time for you to start looking for a new home. Here are some great reasons to start your home search this winter. Motivated Sellers. Sellers who have listed their properties during …
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What Does the Kitchen of the Future Look Like?

A new study released by appliance manufacturer Miele shows the evolution of food in our future. They asked the simple question, “What will our kitchens look like in 50 years?” The responses debuted in Miele’s Kitchen of 2063 and show how …
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The State of the Market — August 2013

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® The Wisconsin real estate market has been very active so far in 2013.  Home sales for the first half of the year are up over 10% while homes coming to …
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How Will Baby Boomers Affect the Housing Recovery?

Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, will soon become the largest class of retirees that the United States has ever seen. Forbes Magazine reported, that this generation controls more than 70% of the total net worth of American households, totaling …
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Shorewest Reports: Recent Real Estate Statistics Show Strong Growth in May

Both Metro-Milwaukee’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) recently released their monthly sales reports for 2013. Metro MLS shows that new listings in the Milwaukee region increased 10.3% in May, a welcome relief after the shortage …
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Mortgage Rates Remain Affordable, but Should Increase by the End of 2013

Although mortgage rates for the 30-year Fixed Rate Mortgage (FRM) hit their all-time lows in September and October 2012, low rates continue, making house buying affordable. The Federal Reserve has been artificially holding rates down to stimulate the economy, and …
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The State of the Market — May 2013

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Throughout the first quarter, the nation saw growth in home sales and median prices. In Wisconsin, first quarter home sales were up 11% and median prices rose 5% compared with …
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