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It looks as though people are starting to think about making a move already this season!  According to www.homegain.com the top five home improvements that Realtors recommend to home sellers based on cost and return on investment (from highest to lowest ROI) are: 1.  Cleaning and de-cluttering ($...
01/14/2010
What can we learn from the Green Bay Packer loss from yesterday?  Not everything goes the way we think it will.  We all can't win all the time.  But we can reflect and hope for a better season next year.  Time is needed to heal, both physically and mentally, to be sure. But the last loss, the roa...
01/11/2010
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It's the last day of 2009 and I'm reflecting on how 2009 went for our area.  I reported to you that our GM plant had closed exactly one year ago now.  It amazes me that as I went to our local restaurants and stores, there is still plenty of business.  I am happy to say that it seems like our econ...
12/31/2009
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Before Christmas I had the chance to ring bells for the Salvation Army with my fellow Realtors!We had the great opportunity to raise more the $4800.00 in just one day.  While that sounds like a great thing, I hear that the Salvation Army is $18,000 short of their goal.  While our area has been hi...
12/29/2009
So it's a week before Christmas!  How are you doing with your shopping?  I, like you all, are most likely almost done.  Yet I have some last minute things to do.  I encourage all of you this year to try to find a local vendor and/or store to make purchases from.  Your gifts purchased locally will...
12/16/2009
  We all seem to have an opinion on the $8000.00 tax credit that is set to expire on November 30, 2009. It seems to have sparked some new interest in real estate and caused some serious sales.  Do you think that if the credit does expire the market will come to a halt again? Should we push to hav...
10/28/2009
Washing machines use a ton of energy, but did you know that 90% of that energy goes into heating the water? Forget the warm and hot wash cycles, and instead keep the dial on cold and rub a little eco-friendly detergent on those harder-to-clean stains. Not only are you saving the environment, but ...
09/27/2009
Friday, Sept. 25: YWCA Walk a Mile in her Shoes. This event--in which men walk one mile in women's shoes to help raise money for the YWCA of Rock County--starts and ends at Kutter Harley-Davidson and includes a party afterward. Go to www.ywcawalkamile.org for more information.   2009 YWCA Walk a ...
09/25/2009
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When you are finished with your cell phone, make sure it gets disposed of properly. The average lifespan for a cell phone is a brief 18 months, and currently, only 1% are recycled. On average, 130 million are retired annually in the U.S. alone. Yet almost all cell phones contain enough lead to qu...
08/16/2009
Date: August 12, 2009  MADISON, WI - Wisconsin home sales and median prices both fell in the second quarter of 2009 relative to that same quarter in 2008 according to data just released by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). But despite significant job losses in manufacturing and other sec...
08/16/2009
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