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Decor Inside and Out...With Whimsey ! - 12/31/10 09:12 AM
There would be people who take decorating, landscaping and hardscaping very seriously....in our family, each home...Mom....Sister Barbara Kate and Brother John....as well as our own...has a peak at a sense of humor. We were Christmas shopping for John....who just bought a house in Palm Springs, California with the able assistance of our Keller Williams family.... from the Michael Layton team on Suntan Lane...which John calls Melanoma Lane..... All three of us have chosen to have cat "children"...they come litter trained...unconditional love, no college funds....we love and spoil them all ! Our two sons...Cosmo ....our lion like blond....and Magic...the sleek (9 comments)
How To Prevent Ice Dams - 12/28/10 07:47 AM
Winter is Wisconsin may not be as blustering as it is in Minnesota...but ice dams can easily become a problem as the winter season continues...take some wise advice on this cup full of prevention that can mean the good fortune of not having to incur the expensive repairs that come with the damage of an ice dam. Thank you Reuben for this timely information ! Hansons Both Via Minneapolis Home Inspections - Reuben Saltzman (Structure Tech Home Inspections): We've received over 34" of snow in Minnesota in the last 25 days, which makes this the snowiest December on record. While the (11 comments)
When can I buy my Short Sale Home Back ? - 12/28/10 07:40 AM
A listing presentation to a short sale seller is often a very emotional experience. The logic of the market price and the black and white numbers that stare back at the seller from the pages of the market analysis...meet with tears when the reality of knowing that the always imagined "happily ever after" is not to be...not with this house that was home to a family...a part of the memories of some childhoods, the setting of many family gatherings, the hopes of welcoming another generation to the dinner table, to backyard cookouts...will not be in this house. It is not (13 comments)
Perfect ranch with eat in kitchen and hardwood floors...2 bedrooms and a full bath. An additional bath on the lower level with finished bed/office/den. Enjoy the scenic lot of almost an acre - attached 2 car garage and an additional garage with 1.5 spaces for all your summer and winter recreation toys and landscape tools. This listing is a short sale listed by an experienced, successful short sale team. Agents must be present for all showings and inspections; no home sale contingencies. Call the Hansons (6 comments)
Pay it Forward.... Help Build a Brighter Future For Someone Today ... - 12/23/10 07:14 AM
We got a call the other day from a member of our sphere who told us that his company is hiring people in a variety of areas and asked if we might know anyone who was looking for employment in these areas. We did know....and used social media to help spread the word to other people who might find that a new job in their stocking this Christmas fulfilled their every wish this holiday season. It wasn't hard to do and it meant everything to the people who have been worn down searching...needed a positive pick up ...a new idea...a different (13 comments)
Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You - 12/23/10 06:27 AM
The holidays are certainly also unfortunately, a season when the incidence of theft runs high...presents to steal...more people leaving their homes to celebrate the season with family and friends. These points given below from Catherine Condon should be taken to heart by every homeowner for a year round comfort of a safer, happier home. Our Best Wishes for a safe and happy holiday ! Hansons
Via Catherine Condon (Integrity Residential Brokerage): "Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You", Integrity Residential Brokerage, Pepperell, MA One of my clients, Al, sent me the following article titled "Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You". There (4 comments)
Our Sphere Has Tripled !!! - 12/22/10 06:18 AM
OUR SPHERE JUST TRIPLED !!! We would like to introduce the newest members of our sphere now that they are all home and as Mom Jean says "Squirming" ! Jean and Bryan Bieszk more than doubled their family with the arrival of Connor, Patrick and Liam.We thought they should have new outfits for the holiday season so here they are....the onesies say: "All Mommy Wants for Christmas is a Silent Night" and a bib to protect their new duds that says: "Lunch is On Me." Welcome boys....we are sooo excited for your parents (21 comments)
G-normous and Gorgeous Franklin Wisconsin Custom 5 Bedroom Home - 12/21/10 09:12 AM
9874 Prairie Grass Way, Franklin, WI MLS 1177899 G-normous and Gorgeous ...5 bedrooms...3.5 baths, attached 3 car garage. Professionally landscaped and decorated, this former Parade of Homes model features a Master suite with whirlpool and separate shower, a kitchen open to the great room complete with granite and stainless upgrades...13 spacious rooms with an exposed lower living level with bedroom, bath and entertainment room. Award winning landscaping backing to a conservancy. It just doesn't get any better....your patience with this short sale will be rewarded with an outstanding price on this Franklin beauty just five years new. All showing (1 comments)
Holiday Carols Sung....Food Pantrys Filled...Pay it Forward.... - 12/16/10 08:02 AM
We may not all have been blessed with vocal talent...keeping my tunes to the shower would be good advice...and this is a song that can easily be sung in your own neighborhood...the subdivisions you sell...areas you farm...as a matter of good spirit...you don't even have to be a realtor to sing this song....you can be anyone who wants to pay it forward with a melodious tone. First....send a postcard to the area 3-5 days before you plan your Caroling....Let the neighbors know...and tell them they are of course free to join in....that you ...folks from your office...other family members...will (6 comments)
You Giving Plan for 2011...Pay it Forward....All Year Long - 12/16/10 07:44 AM
As part of your business plan for the new year, you may be looking at different ways to keep track of your business...which techie program best fits your needs...Wise Agent, Top Producer, your own variety of a cross between paper and technology...whatever works for you is the best program. We are suggesting that this year when you put your goals together...and mark each person's birthday, anniversary, planned vacation...holiday etc....you set aside one day each month as a Pay It Forward event day...oftener is better but once a month is sure a great start....! Pay it Forward will vary (2 comments)
Welcome the Newest Member of our Sphere...Elijah Jay Hibler Muskego WI - 12/16/10 06:45 AM
On December 14th at 8 am, Elijah Jay Hibler made his world debut welcomed by parents, Kerry and Jason....and big sister Gracie. Weighing in at a healthy 6 pounds 15 ounces....he will make his first road trip today to his home in Muskego. We met Elijah's parents a few years ago when they were considering selling their home in New Berlin...a cute two bedroom on the golf course in New Berlin....and that for them was the problem...2 bedroom ...they had planned to start a family and felt that there would not be enough room in this house. Kerry loves to decorate (5 comments)
A Historic Closing Today.....A Little of My Own History - 12/13/10 06:20 AM
Today, for me it will be a historic closing at 4:00 this afternoon. It isn't the number of homes we have sold...that isn't the reason for this landmark in our career. It is because a little piece of my childhood history belongs to this closing. A few months ago, we got a call from a family friend....still a neighbor to my mother. They had a family conference with their two daughters and they felt it was time to move on to the next chapter of their lives. While he loved to garden....it had become a lot to handle. They had (11 comments)
Dear Lender...We May not be on your Christmas List .....but.... - 12/11/10 06:21 AM
Dear Mr/Ms Negotiator/Loss Mitigator/Other Title.... Any lender ... Any Where... Any Time... We really are here to help your company.....our sellers.....and make your job easier....we are dedicated to closing short sales...not just listing them. We have taken the time,absorbed the education- become certified as CDPE spent the money, traveled to other states, stay current on changes in this process..document and verify hundreds of pages in our short sale package to bring you the highest and best offer from a well qualified buyer. You can help the housing market by doing your job and asking for anything else you may (12 comments)
Happy anniversary to me....again.... - 12/02/10 07:40 AM
Lots of us...do ...or should have an annual physical.....today is my annnual physical with the man I call my "Life Saver" or Physician Magician,... Three years ago...I was 110 pounds heavier (more than my total weight at college graduation).....was an insulin dependent diabetic...had sleep apnea...could not depend on being able to drive to an appointment for fear I would fall asleep at the wheel....generally sluggish with the diabetes making you feel like maple syrup was chugging through your veins....not fun. While I had "size 5 eyes"...the scale, the camera....my closet told a different fuller figured story.
If (10 comments)
Finding Your Roots - 12/01/10 06:45 AM
Here is an excellent post from our Inspector pal Jay Markanich,...what you can't see, CAN hurt you,..., the foundation, driveway, garage....water and sewer lines....know the extent of the root system in everything you plant....add bushes to that list,
Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): Roots can be a problem. As trees grow their roots grow too. An arborist once told me that a tree's mass below can be twice as large as what you see above ground. As roots grow they can do damage. This tree was planted to frame off a drive way. It was planted probably 40 (4 comments)
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