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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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Q1 Update from Shorewest Leadership

To our Friends, Neighbors and Clients, The housing market continues to soar in 2021. During the first quarter, we experienced record home sales in the eight-county southeastern Wisconsin region up 4.5% from 2020.  We also saw median home prices rise …
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Inspiring Exterior Renovation Projects to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

  There are many ways to raise the value of your home, one of them being to boost its curb appeal. If your house looks great from the outside and catches the eye of potential buyers, they’re much more likely …
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6 Tips For Prepping Your Home For Sale

  Preparing to sell your home requires a thoughtful approach, especially since it is one of your largest financial assets. Most buyers today are looking for a home they can move into without doing a lot of work. That’s why …
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5 Reasons to List Your Home in the Winter

  Are you putting off selling your home until spring? Why wait? There are a number of advantages to putting your house on the market in the winter.  Low Inventory Following the trends we saw in summer and fall, inventory …
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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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It’s Time to Winterize Your Home

  Your home is an investment that requires year-round maintenance. Protecting it from the elements is essential, especially during the winter. Whether you’re staying around or moving south to warmer weather, you’ll want to follow this checklist to ensure your …
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Home Improvements Cost Vs. Value

As a homeowner it’s crucial to maintain your home and make regular updates to ensure it keeps its value. Whether you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, or you’re looking to make some upgrades in your home …
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Winter Home Prep

  Your home is an investment that requires year-round maintenance. Protecting it from the elements is essential, especially during the winter. Follow this checklist to ensure your home is prepped and ready for the upcoming months. Interior: Test Smoke Alarms …
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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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