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Wisconsin Mortgage Offers Rate Relief Program - 04/30/09 08:04 PM
Looking for even more incentive to buy a home?? Wisconsin Mortgage has recently introduced The Rate Relief program, which offers advantages for both buyers and sellers. With this program, the seller agrees to pay 3% of the purchase price toward a financing package offered by Wisconsin Mortgage. How can this program benefit a buyer? It provides a permanent interest rate buydown. Your monthly mortgage payment is reduced considerably by obtaining a below-market interest rate. With this lower interest rate, you could qualify for a larger home. If cash savings are a hindrance, this program creates more opportunity for you. You may qualify for a (1 comments)
St. Joseph Parish Teams with Wisconsin We Care - 04/27/09 12:47 PM
I think sometimes we all tend to get so wrapped up in the stresses and struggles of everday life that we lose perspective of the smallest blessings that find their way to us.
When I learned of a service project being done at my church, I knew that I wanted to get the word out so that as many people as possible could assist in getting some much needed items to our military personnel --most of which are things we just assume will be available to us as we need them. Wisconsin We Care is an organization that accepts food (2 comments)
Ever wonder how you could take an adequate picture of a 10x10 bedroom without making it look like you're trying to sell the furniture rather than the space? I just found out the other day that there is a magnetic wide angle lens you can attach to your digital camera! Go to magneticlens.com and determine which lens is best for your camera. The lens simply attaches to the front of your camera and VOILA! No more squeezing yourself into the corner of a bedroom to try and get more than just that queen size bed in the photo. And the cost (22 comments)
Want a Good Laugh? Go Have Lunch with Some Friends - 04/21/09 05:59 PM
This morning I went to a class offered through my local MLS, which offered some tips on growing your business through the most innovative marketing and technology tools available these days. I attended the class with three of my co-workers, and we all agreed that we each found something worthwhile from the few hours we invested. After the speaker finished, we looked at each other and concluded it was time for lunch.
All of us have been feeling pretty high levels of stress lately for various reasons -- complications with short sales, frustrations with deals that just aren't coming (4 comments)
Burning Question Answered! Is a Duplex or Multi-Family Dwelling Eligible for the New $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit? - 04/19/09 08:18 PM
Another informative post provided by Gwenn Tanvas. A buyer just asked me this question and I knew I could rely on Gwenn for some helpful information! Via Gwenn Tanvas - Wisconsin Mortgage Expert - FHA Loans - VA Loans - USDA Rural - (Credit Resotration Expert! ): Now that the cat is out of the bag, more questions are popping up since my post titled 21 Top Questions Answered on the First Time Home Buyers $8,000 Tax Credit. Over the past several days, the question that keeps popping up is "What TYPE of property is covered under the New First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit?" It (0 comments)
Renee passed away early this morning, Saturday, April 18, 2009. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
*************************** Please consider attending a benefit being held for Renee Feider Alexander, who is battling cancer. Renee, a Belgium native, is 49 years old and currently lives in Kewaskum with her husband, Mike, who has been staying home to care for Renee. This benefit is to help the family with the medical bills they have incurred. This event is planned for Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Bic's Place, 129 Spring St., Belgium, 11:00 am-10:00 pm. There will be (2 comments)
So What's Happening in Your Neck of the Woods? - 04/17/09 11:06 AM
We're over halfway through April already, and here in Ozaukee and Washington counties the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising -- finally! Spring has sprung. And the real estate marke is abuzzing. Here's a quick snapshot of what's happening in Ozaukee and Washington counties. The information here is provided by Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
So what does this mean for you? First, contrary to what you might be hearing in the media, the real estate market in Ozaukee and Washington county is moving -- no pun intended. If you're in the market to sell your current (1 comments)
Never Ever, Ever Judge a Book By Its Cover - 04/15/09 12:26 PM
How often do we judge something or someone based on outside appearances only? I'm guilty of it. Hate to admit that, but it's true. There's a video that's making its way around the internet these days, and I thought I'd share it with all of you. It's of Susan Boyle, who appeared on Britain's Got Talent. I think this video speaks for itself. Enjoy. Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent
The Easter Vigil I attended last night was, as always, the most moving and emotional service of the year. The Scripture readings and the music are the perfect blend of reminders of God's love for each of us. It is a time of renewed faith and new beginnings. The 2-1/2 hours spent in church on this evening help put aside any worries or fears we may have and instead provide reassurance that, as the words of "The First Song of Isaiah" (written by Jack Noble White) say, "Surely, it is God who saves (4 comments)
How Do I Know If I Should Make a Price Adjustment on My House? - 04/06/09 07:29 PM
I recently wrote a brief post about the increase in sales in Ozaukee and Washington counties from February to March of this year. While this is encouraging news, by no means are we "out of the woods" yet. Short sales and foreclosures are still numerous, and inventory is still high. So if you currently have your house on the market or are considering selling, it is especially important in these times that you pay attention to what is happening in your specific market. If you truly want to sell your home, stay positioned ahead of your competition. How do you do that? (5 comments)
Is That the Light at the End of the Tunnel That I See?? - 04/03/09 09:34 PM
Over the past month, it seemed like the activity at my office was picking up a bit -- open house attendance was up, more showings were being scheduled, more offers were being written on the board, and more listings were being taken. But it wasn't until I ran the number of sales over the last three months from my local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), that I saw on paper how much things really had improved. Are we starting to make a comeback??
While it will take some time for market (4 comments)
The Lost Generation -- A Video All Should See - 04/02/09 08:20 AM
Every once in awhile I receive an email that I think is pretty worthy of passing on. This video is one of the best I have ever seen. You can find out more information about it by going to YouTube. Enjoy!
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