Killer Tips to Add Good Feng Shui in Your Home

Encourage positive energy, happiness, health, and good fortune by enriching the good Feng Shui in your home. Here are a few simple changes recommended by Feng Shui consultants. If you want to attract love and relationships, Feng Shui design expert Lauren Benko advises in an HGTV article to “Avoid a single chair in the corner, solitary images in artwork and solo photographs. It’s important to create the energy of partnership around you, otherwise you are continually enforcing singularity.” Keep your head above water: Water based artwork should not be displayed higher than your nose as it can evoke the feeling… Read More

Purchasing a Home in Oconomowoc: How Buyers Can Succeed in a Constricted Market

  Have Patience, Stay Positive, and Persevere When Looking for a Home in Oconomowoc. It is a competitive market for those looking to purchase a home, especially ones under $300,0000, in the local area. With limited affordable homes available, and strong buyer demand, it can be discouraging to continuously see that Accepted Offer status on houses you’re interested in. To successfully purchase a home in Oconomowoc or neighboring area, it’s important to stay positive and persevere on achieving your home ownership goals. Try not to get easily frustrated and instead, stay focused on reaching your objective.   Get Pre-approved for… Read More

Upcoming Events in the Oconomowoc Area

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming Oconomowoc Area events. From festivals and shows to local shopping events, there is something for everyone. Please note, event information provided is believed to be accurate and reliable but is not guaranteed and subject to change. Please make sure to verify dates/times for the corresponding event. Hyperlinks in this blog were provided as a convenience and for information purposes only. The links will take you away from our website. OCONOMOWOC WINTER FARMERS MARKET Every Sunday through March 15, 2020 There are only a few weeks left this year for the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers… Read More

Oconomowoc Area Real Estate Market Conditions

This year is already demonstrating to be another competitive and fast-moving market for home buyers in the Oconomowoc real estate market and surrounding areas. Both mortgage rates and supply of homes for sale in Waukesha County remain low, which in return has helped uphold a strong seller’s market. Compared to the respective month last year, the number of home sales in WI last month were nearly 9% higher. Median home sale prices rose 8.6% over the same 12-month period. The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association reported these stats in the latest Home Sales Report. Record Levels Reached in January 2020.  January hit… Read More

Sell Your House for Top Dollar: 10 Tips

If you sell your house while the real estate market is favorable for sellers, it can be rewarding. With record low housing inventory and median prices surging in Wisconsin, many homeowners have been considering cashing in. If you have been pondering the idea of putting your house up for sale, here are 10 tips to help maximize how much money you sell for. 1. Consider getting a pre-home inspection before you sell your house. Things that come up in a home inspection can give buyers re-negotiation leverage and/or delay closing. The age and location of your home are a couple… Read More

7 DIY Valentine’s Day Décor Ideas for Your Home.

Add some lightheartedness to your home with these DIY Valentine’s Day decor ideas. These decorative items are fairly inexpensive and simple to make. Some of these ideas would also be fun crafts to do with children and a great way to get them involved. This blog contains hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties as a convenience and for informational purposes only. These links will take you away from our website. Oconomowoc Realty bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site. Candy Heart Bouquet While conversation hearts may not be your favorite candy to eat,… Read More

Prepare your home to sell in spring

If you’re thinking about listing your home in the next few months, here are some ways to prepare your home to sell in spring. Winter Image by James DeMers Winter Weather Lingers: Focus on the interior to prepare your home to sell in spring. Brighten up your interior. With more hours of daylight ahead, let in more natural lighting. Remove heavy drapes and replace with lighter ones. Sheer curtains as the first layer, is a nice option to maintain some privacy while still letting natural light in.   Swap out dark colors and heavy fabrics. To celebrate that spring is… Read More

4 Things to Know About Buying or Selling Real Estate in 2020.

Spring is just a couple of months away, and soon the spring real estate market will be in full swing once again. Have you been considering making 2020 the year to downsize, trade up, or buy your first or next home? If so, there are things you can do now to remain competitive in another anticipated, lively real estate season. Continue reading to learn how you can prepare to reach your home buying or selling objectives this year. Thinking about selling? Plan ahead to help reduce your stress, and make the home selling process much easier on you and your… Read More

Aerial Photography As a Marketing Tool

Aerial photography from a drone can be a great marketing tool to sell your property, if you have a unique setting or desirable location for instance. Here are some great examples of aerial photography from our archive. Woods and Water Retreat in Ixonia. The aerial photo shows this special property’s gorgeous vistas over the countryside and rivers running through it.   Hilltop Home on Nearly 7 Acres in Rubicon. The shot below shows the privacy this hilltop home offers as it is located on nearly 7 wooded acres. View the full listing HERE.   Unique piece of land for sale… Read More

Conquer 2020. Tips to Achieve your New Year’s Home Resolution.

As 2019 comes to a close, it is a great time to start creating goals for the new year and fresh decade ahead. Your new year’s resolution may include buying your first home, or perhaps selling your existing home to buy your next. Your real estate ambitions may seem overwhelming, but are achievable if you stay organized and keep your finances on track. Here are some advisable tips to put you on a clear path to achieve your home ownership resolutions. Get a head start on your Buying Objectives. Assess your finances and examine your budget. – Determine how much… Read More