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10 Helpful Tips to Protect Your Home (and Wallet) ...

While you may not have been able to complete your fall clean-up before the first snowfall, it is not too late to protect your home and wallet from the harsh winter elements. Here are some helpful tips to help safeguard your home and money during the winter season. Use insulation sleeves to wrap water pipes in your basement, crawl spaces, and unheated areas of your home to prevent the pipes from freezing and breaking. Wrap an insulating blanket around your hot water heater to conserve energy. Move furniture away from heating vents to help heat rooms more efficiently. Use indoor...
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Southeast WI had the highest growth in home sales ...

In Southeast Wisconsin, homes sales improved 5.7% over the past year, according to the most recent home sales report by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). The southeast region had the highest sales growth in the state, and the weakest inventory of homes for sale over the same time period. Housing inventory in the region stood at merely 3.7 months of supply over the last 12 months, which indicates a strong Seller’s market prevailed in the local area. Statewide, housing inventory had 4.6 months of supply over the respective time frame. According to the WRA’s report, the statewide average days on...
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Little-Known Ways to Make Your Home Feel Warm, Coz...

The cool weather is upon us making now a wonderful time to embrace the colder seasons by transitioning the interior of your home. Making your home feel warm, cozy, and inviting is a perfect way to create buyer appeal. Here are some little-known ways to add comfort to your home easily, and without breaking the bank.   Warm-Toned Metals. Incorporating warm-toned metals throughout your home can add warmth. These metals include copper, rose gold, brass, and bronze which have had quite a comeback in recent years. Picture frames, mirrors, home décor, kitchen and bath fixtures, lighting and furniture are all...
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4 Considerations to Ease Your Fear of Buying Your ...

Mortgage rates are historically low right now. Mortgage rates in Oconomowoc go along with the national level trends. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate as of October 10 of this year stood at 3.77%, according to Bankrate’s latest survey of the largest mortgage lenders in the country. The highest recorded rate for the same type of loan was 18.44% in October of 1981. Mortgage rates have fluctuated over time as the graph via Freddie Mac shows below, but as you can conclude, rates remain low by historic standards.   Tailored mortgage programs & down payment assistance. Whether you’re buying your...
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