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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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6 Design Tips for Your Outdoor Living Spaces

A great way to expand your living area is to create outdoor living spaces. Regardless if you have a huge yard or a small patio, these design tips can help you create an outdoor space that you will want to relax or entertain in. Choose neutral colored furniture. Make your furniture more versatile by choosing neutral shades. This will allow you to change up your décor easily. For a layered look, select decorative items in bold colors and similar shades.   Use double duty furnishings. Using multi-purpose furniture can help you save space and money. Furniture such as benches that...
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Tips for Homebuyers to Win a Bidding War in a Hot ...

If you’re ready to find homes for sale in Oconomowoc or the Lake Country area, raise your chances of getting the home that you really want by following these tips. It has been a competitive housing market for homes in the Oconomowoc Area priced below $350,000 due to low inventory. These tips can help you win a bidding war on a great home in a hot housing market.   Get pre-approved for a loan and obtain a pre-approval letter. Once you are pre-approved for a loan, request a pre-approval letter from your lender. This letter can accompany your offer to...
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10 things to do this Spring in Oconomowoc

Spring is a beautiful time in Oconomowoc! Being both a Tree City and Bird City, Oconomowoc offers plenty of opportunities to see and hear the signs of Spring. The season is the perfect time of year to get out of the house and enjoy the natural beauty and fun happenings that take place this time of year. Check out our list of 10 things to do this Spring in Oconomowoc. Please make sure to visit the corresponding business or organizations’ websites that are hosting an event to confirm and view event details. – Bike or Hike the Lake Country Recreational...
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