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13 Kid-friendly things to do this summer in the La...

Oconomowoc and the Lake Country Area is a great place to be during summer. Here is a list of kid friendly activities and community events taking place throughout the summer season. Please make sure to visit the corresponding business or organizations’ websites that are hosting an event to confirm and view event details.   Visit Dirty Kettle at Concord General Store.  Dirty Kettle, a fur-trading, mountain man will be at Concord General Store 4 weekends this summer to showcase the ways and traditions of the Plains Indians and Mountain Men of the 1800’s. Visit his 16’ teepee and other items to transport...
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Home Sales Decline and Prices Grow as April Invent...

The low inventory of homes for sale continued to suppress the number of home sales and put upward pressure on home prices across Wisconsin. Comparing the number of home sales in April to the respective month last year, home sales were down nearly 10% statewide according to the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association’s most recent home sales report. In Waukesha County, home sales for the first four months of the year slightly trailed behind the number of sales during the same period last year but median home sale prices increased over 6%. There were more new listings this April, but the total number of...
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Is condo living right for you?

Buying a condominium may be a great alternative as opposed to purchasing a home. Maybe you’re retired and wish to travel more; maybe you want to finally buy your own place to break free of renting. Whatever the reason, you should first consider what condo living entails to determine if it’s the best route for you. Here are some common benefits and drawbacks of condo living: BENEFITS: Less maintenance. A major perk of condo living is that most of the chores are done for you such as mowing the lawn, snowplowing, and exterior repairs. This means you can have more...
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First Quarter Home Prices Heat Up as Sales Cool Of...

For the first quarter of 2019, the number of home sales in Wisconsin were behind over 7% relative to last year’s first quarter, according to the most recent home sales report from the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). Over the same time period, the quarterly median price increased 5.5%. Lack of inventory was the major contributing factor for sales to cool off and home prices to heat up, especially in urban localities. Homes have appreciated considerably over the past seven years. To put it in perspective, Wisconsin’s median home sales price in March 2019 ($185,000) was over 50% higher than in March...
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