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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Saturday's events start with registration at Kutter's from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. for the MDA tub Run. The ride leaves Kutter ‘s at noon sharp!!! Approximately 1,500 bikes and 2100 riders will pass down Pontiac Rd and Ruger ave leaving Janesville and winding through the scenic back roads of Rock ...
06/19/2009
 D-Day  The Landing Zones:Utah beachPointe du HocOmaha beachGold beachJuno beachSword beachthe Drop Zones :the sector of the british airborne troops the sector of the american airborne troops The Role of the Navy and the Aviation:the aviation's role in the landings the Navy's role   The momentous...
06/09/2009
Understanding Capital Gains in Real EstateWhen you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain - the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same holds true when selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations.How to Calculate GainIn ...
06/09/2009
Navigating Short Sales: What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You ShortIf you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the net proc...
06/03/2009
Thinking of Making an Offer on a Short Sale? What You Need to Know    Are you looking to buy a new home? Are you thinking that now's a great time to find bargains? That's true, but it pays to know a little about the seller's situation before you make an offer.   If a home is being sold for below ...
06/03/2009
1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. 2. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you'd like to...
06/02/2009
2008 Cost vs. Value Report: Still Many Happy Returns for Home RehabsRemodeling magazine's annual report shows that maintenance-related projects and moderately priced upgrades are providing stable paybacks, even in a slower market. By G.M. Filisko | December 2008 Despite home price drops in many c...
06/01/2009
Does Moving Up Make Sense?     These questions will help you decide whether you're ready for a home that's larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it's a sign that you may be ready to move.   1. Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Lo...
05/14/2009
April was a much better month for Real Estate in our area! In Janesville there are currently 641 active single family homes listed with 128 of them new listings for the month.  76  homes sold in April for a median price of $125,000.  Homes were on the market for an average of 98 days.  Sellers go...
05/14/2009
If you're looking for info on how the first quarter of 2009 ended in the Wisconsin housing market here is the link to read up!   http://www.wra.org/online_pubs/press_releases/2009/pr0512_hsgstats.htm   l MADISON, WI - Wisconsin home sales and median prices both fell in the first quarter of 2009 c...
05/14/2009
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