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Racine, Wisconsin, A Community Revived! - 02/24/08 08:39 PM
Racine, Wisconsin is on the threshold of a major revival! This beautiful City on the southern shore of Lake Michigan was settled in 1834 by Capt. Gilbert Knapp. Incorporated as a Village in 1841, Racine's growth was nothing short of phenomenal. J.I. Case brought his Threshing Machine Company to Racine in 1844, and soon the Village of Racine became world renown as the center of agricultural and farm related industries. Soon after, the Horlick Malted Milk Company, Johnson's Wax Company and a host of other world class manufacturers were located in Racine. Frank Lloyd Wright designed and supervised the Johnson Wax Tower, Wingspread, and (2 comments)
Sellers, Now is not the Time to Fish for a Sale in Racine Wisconsin - 02/24/08 08:01 PM
Sellers, Now is not the Time to Fish for a Sale in Racine Wisconsin. The Real Estate Market is still active in Racine, for those that accept the Market values as they are today, and the prices homes are selling for are very encouraging. But it is not time to fish for a buyer. To position your home to be the next one sold in your market you need to price it competitively and aggressively. Replace or repair any issues you have been putting off. Be competitive within your market, if Sellers are paying closing costs, be ready to pay closing costs. (0 comments)
Racine Wisconsin 2008 Sales Statistics - 02/24/08 06:28 PM
The first 55 days of the Racine Real Estate Market as compared to the previous four years statistics indicates continued market adjustment. The number of sold properties, the average sales price, and variance of List Price to Sold Price have been in decline since July of 2006. Days on market has increased since 2004. THESE STATISTICS ARE FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD EAST OF I-94 FROM JAN.1,2008-FEB.24,2008 YEAR # SOLD AVG. SOLD PRICE DAYS ON MARKET VARIANCE LIST TO SOLD PRICE 2004 131 $135,027 55 3% 2005 135 $147,493 60 2% 2006 154 $160,177 75 2% 2007 148 $153,780 85 3% 2008 97 $146,890 101 4% THESE STATISTICS ARE AS REPORTED FROM METRO MULTIPLE (2 comments)
Obama, McCain Projected Winners in Wisconsin Primary - 02/19/08 09:50 PM
With a majority of the vote in, Barak Obama is projected to win the Wisconsin Presidential Primary, his ninth consecutive win over Hillary Clinton. As of 9:40p.m. Obama has 56% of the vote compared to Clinton's 43%. John McCain is ahead of Michael Huckabee 54% to 38%. It appears McCain has secured the Republican nomination. The Obama/Clinton nomination is looking more and more like it will be decided by the Super Delegates. (4 comments)
Racine Heritage Museum Opens Underground Railroad Exhibit "Bound for Glory" - 02/17/08 07:05 PM
Racine County's contribution to the freedom of slaves through the Underground Railroad is being recognized by an exhibit opening this weekend at Racine County Heritage Museum. In the mid-1800's Racine County was a 'station' of the Underground Railroad. From the west end of Racine County, Burlington, to the lakefront of the City of Racine, many slaves sought their escape through Racine County to Canada. The Racine Harbor on Lake Michigan was one of the most active harbors during this period of western expansion. Racine offered a route to Canada for oppressed people seeking freedom. Two of the more well known conductors on the Underground Railroad (3 comments)
Racine County Sales Dip in 2007, Prices are Stable - 02/17/08 05:39 PM
The 2007 year-end analysis of existing home sales as reported by the WISCONSIN REALTORS ASSOCIATION was released on February 14,2008. Sales of existing homes dropped 10.8% in Wisconsin, compared to a 13% drop overall nationally. In Racine County, existing home sales dropped 10.9%, while the median sales price actually increased 4.5%. In 2006 there were 2,449 home sales in Racine County, in 2007 there were 2,182 home sales, as reported by the Wisconsin Realtors Association. In Racine County, the median home price increased 4.5%, from $155,000 in 2006, to $162,000 in 2007, as reported by the Wisconsin Realtors Association. As WRA President William Malkasian said, "It's a (0 comments)
Barak Obama is in Racine, Wisconsin Today - 02/13/08 06:50 PM
Only a couple weeks ago I submitted a post of our Library on the shores of Lake Michigan. A nice, quiet, serene location in a world class location. Well that quiet, serene location has changed considerably today. The Barak Obama Express just blew into town for a Town Meeting at Racine's Memorial Hall. The locational tie-in. I went Downtown after lunch today anticipating a bit different look for the Lake Ave. setting. It was different! CNN, Univision, Chicago, Milwaukee, television were all setting up. This was about 4 hours before the doors were to open and 5 1/2 hours before Obama was to arrive. The (0 comments)
Racine County Sold Statistics Dec. & Jan. '05. '06, & '07 and Jan. 2008 - 02/10/08 06:29 PM
December 2005 149 SOLD AVERAGE SALES PRICE $193,255 December 2006 138 SOLD AVERAGE SALES PRICE $193,291 December 2007 99 SOLD AVERAGE SALES PRICE $190,462 January 2005 110 SOLD AVERAGE SALES PRICE $173,757 January 2006 99 SOLD AVERAGE SALES PRICE $178,540 January 2007 110 SOLD AVERAGE SALES PRICE $163,164 January 2008 81 SOLD AVERAGE SALES PRICE $177,817 As reported by Metro Multiple Listing Service
Only one block away is the Library built in 1904 with funds from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Today we introduce the BOOKMOBILE! Racine's Mobile Library, BRINGING IT TO THE PEOPLE! The BOOKMOBILE is parked at various locations throughout the Racine area, making accessibility to Library materials available to people that may not otherwise be able to go Downtown. Special requests for publications or other material may be made in advance. For (0 comments)
Racine First Time Home Buyers Low Interest Loans Available Through WHEDA - 02/10/08 03:47 PM
First Time Home Buyers! Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) has low interest loans available. A great variety of programs are offered throughout the state, targeting First Time Homebuyers. The Partnership Neighborhood Initiative is only offered in Beloit, Madison, Milwaukee, and RACINE! This program is offered for a limited time in Zip Codes 53402, 53403, 53404, and 53405. Program features include: 1) A low interest rate, 1/4% below the normal WHEDA Rate (Currently 5.45%), 2) Minimal cash, only $500.00 is necessary at closing, 3) Payment protection in case of job loss, for up to 6 months in case you involuntarily lose your job, 4) (0 comments)
Looking For a Buildable Lot in the Countryside of Racine County? - 02/03/08 05:57 PM
Country setting in your future? If you are considering buying vacant land in Racine County to build a home on there are many issues that need to be addressed. Typically rural property is not serviced by sewer or water. Part of your due diligence will include hiring an experienced professional knowledgeable about private sanitary systems and water wells. I have seen properties that are represented to be ready for a traditional private sanitary system, prices in Racine area range from $8k-$20k, only to find out a traditional system is not allowed. A non-traditional or experimental system can double the cost. I have had a recent (0 comments)
Dr.Lauren Blair Salton Clark Memorial Fountain in Racine, Wisconsin - 02/03/08 04:17 PM
Dr. Lauren Salton Clark Memorial Fountain was dedicated on July 25, 2003. Dr. Clark died on February 1, 2003 in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Dr. Clark was born in Ames, Iowa, but considered Racine her hometown. She graduated from Horlick High School in 1979, received her B.S. from UW-Madison in 1983, and received her Doctorate in Medicine fro UW-Madison in 1987. She began her Military career as a Medical Doctor in 1987. She specialized as an Undersea Medical Officer, a Naval Flight Surgeon, and a Diving Medical Officer. In 1996 she was selected by NASA for Astronaut Training. On her only mission, a 16 (0 comments)
10 Home Selling Tips for Sellers in Racine Wisconsin by Dan Gobis - 02/02/08 08:21 PM
#1 Commit to the Sale What is motivating you to consider selling your home? There are a lot of buyers looking for homes. They read newspaper articles, research the Real Estate Market online, watch television reports, receive advice from their parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, lender, friends, financial advisor, doctor, dentist, lawyer... and the list goes on. If you decide you want to sell your home, you must commit to preparing your home, and yourself, to enter the Real Estate Market. #2 Prepare Your Plan Timing is a key ingredient to a successful transition from your current home to your next home. Life changes, whether (6 comments)
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