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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.

Add value to your home by making these upgrades

When choosing what home improvements to complete, it is important to consider what upgrades will increase your home’s value and have the highest ROI when it comes time to sell. Here are 7 recommendations to make a better decision on where to spend your money. Finish your basement. A great way to add value to your home is to increase the amount of living space. A finished basement helps homes feel more spacious and can be used for a variety of purposes. Refinishing your basement will make your home more appealing to future home buyers that may need space for...
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May 2019 Home Sales Report

Statewide, the median home sales price in May increased over 9% compared to the respective month last year, according to the most recent analysis of the existing home market by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association. Comparing the same two months, the number of home sales increased just over 3%. Price appreciation for homes has been well above the rate of inflation due to low inventory of homes for sale and demand pressure continuing to build. Affordability has declined but would have much more if mortgage rates did not also drop about a half percent over the last twelve months according to WRA...
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