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5 DIY Home improvement projects for winter

Is winter weather giving you cabin fever? If so, here is a list of DIY projects perfect for doing during the winter months to improve your living space and add value to your home. 1) Update bathrooms. Replacing old fixtures such as faucets and lighting, re-cauking and re-grouting, and applying a fresh coat of paint are all easy updates that can dramatically change the look of your bathrooms. 2) Add a kitchen backsplash. Protect your walls and add style to your kitchen by adding a backsplash.  3) Update walls. Add crown molding and re-paint walls to enhance the aesthetic appearance...
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The Real Estate Market: A recap of 2017 and what t...

For the third year in a row, Wisconsin’s thriving economy helped boost home sales to reach record levels in 2017 according to the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association’s most recent analysis of the housing market. Achieving record home sales given the severe shortage of homes on the market truly indicates how hot Wisconsin’s real estate market is. Annual sales in 2017 increased 1.4% compared to 2016 while the median sales price increased a remarkable 5.5% during the same period. If inventory didn’t constrain sales, we would have seen a much larger increase in the number of home sales. The dynamics of the housing...
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Become an Expert on New Homes Hitting the Market

Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off. This post will review how you can leverage the property search on this website to quickly access the newest properties on the market and how to setup email alerts when new properties match your criteria. It’s important to first point out that this website offers...
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Home Sales Report July 2017

Diminishing inventory of homes on the market has kept sales lower than the last two years, but has propelled the median prices of homes to reach record levels according to the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). Their most recent sales report provided significant statistics for the month of July as shown below. STATS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY COMPARED TO JULY 2017 Home sales Decreased 5% compared to 2016 Decreased 7.5% compared to 2015 Median sales price of homes Grew 5.9% compared to 2016 Grew 28.5% compared to 2011 Inventory of homes on the market Declined 13.8% compared to 2016 Declined 45%...
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