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9 Home Features Empty Nesters Should Consider Havi...

Now that all of your kids flew the nest and beginning the next chapter of their lives, it’s time for you to start the next exciting chapter of yours. By “rightsizing” your home, you could save time and money that could be better spent on things such as traveling, hobbies, and your retirement fund. After all, bigger houses tend to mean more expenses and maintenance. If you are an Empty Nester and have been considering finding a new home to settle down for retirement, one that you could age in place, here are some things to consider:  Ranch style home...
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7 ways to be a good neighbor on National Good Neig...

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… According to the National Good Neighbor Day website, “the spirit of a great neighborhood starts with good neighbors.” Here are 7 ways you can be a good neighbor:   Make your neighborhood a friendlier place simply by greeting or waving to your neighbors. It might inspire them to do the same.   Host a tailgate party at home and invite your neighbors over to watch the game. Go Badgers!   Invite your neighbors over for a cookout or bonfire.   Help out an older neighbor with a chore such as raking the lawn....
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The hidden costs every buyer should know about buy...

Besides the purchase price of a home, there are other significant expenses that buyers should be prepared for. From closing costs to expenditures associated with home ownership, here is a breakdown of some of the most common costs to buy and own a home. Closing Costs: Closing costs typically range from 2-5% of the purchase price and are due at the closing of a real estate transaction. To put it in perspective, the closing costs on a $200,000 home could cost from $4,000 to $10,000. These one-time fees may include: Appraisal Fee: Estimated value of a home by a professional....
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6 Key Takeaways From the WRA’s June 2019 Hom...

Historically, summer is the peak real estate season in Wisconsin. Although there were less WI home sales in June, median home prices increased significantly compared to the respective month last year. Here are some quick stats from the June 2019 Wisconsin REALTORS® Association’s Home Sales Report.   If you’re thinking about selling, now is an ideal time. Find out how much your home could sell for by requesting a complimentary comparative home market analysis.