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How Much is Your Home Worth, And Why Does it Really Matter?

Regardless of whether or not you plan to sell your home anytime soon, it’s always a good idea to know how much your home is worth. In a real estate market like today’s, you most likely have more equity in …
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Why a Mortgage Pre-approval Can Make the Difference

In today’s hot real estate market, there are more buyers than houses for sale. This is resulting in bidding wars with multiple offers above asking price. If you’re in the market to buy a home this year — or really …
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Take Advantage of Historically Low Mortgage Rates 

  After economic activity slowed in the first half of the year, we saw record-low home mortgage rates in the third quarter of 2020. These historically low rates have been a strong driver in the housing market recovery. Many people …
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Real Estate Myths Vs. Facts

  Have you been thinking about buying a home, but something is holding you back? Let’s address some of the most common myths when it comes to home buying so you can confidently look ahead at the home-buying process.    …
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Take Advantage of Today’s Historic Low Mortgage Rates

When buying a home, the mortgage rate often dictates how much home you can afford. With record low 30-year mortgage rates, home buyers are looking to take advantage of the low rates to buy more home or lower their monthly …
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Mortgage Preapproval: Why it’s a Crucial First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey 

Mortgage rates are at historically low percentages so now is a great time to invest in yourself and buy a home. If you currently own a home but are thinking of upgrading, there are many opportunities to move up into …
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New Pledged-Asset Program Helps First-Time Homebuyers and Move-Up Buyers

Securing a large, enough down payment for your first home or one of significant value can be challenging for many people. Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation’s new Pledged-Asset Program can make your home dream come true. The program allows a buyer to …
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With Record-Low Mortgage Rates, Does It Make Sense to Refinance Your Home?

As mortgage rates hover around the mid-three percent range, refinancing might be a good investment. Here are things to consider before refinancing. Will I make my investment back? The low interest rate is certainly an important factor, but you also …
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State of the Market – September 2019

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Today there is a lot of noise and mixed messages about the housing market. Is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market? Are we on the verge of a slow …
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Buying a Home? Five Steps to Follow to Be Confident and Prepared!

While buying a home is certainly an exciting journey, it is not one to be taken lightly. You will want the confidence from step-by-step preparation, research and guidance from your REALTOR®. These five steps will prepare you to make an informed …
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