1 month realty: An Attitude of Gratitude This Thanksgiving - 11/18/23 02:59 PM
An Attitude of Gratitude This Thanksgiving
The relationship between gratitude and Thanksgiving is deeply ingrained in this holiday. Some of us grew up going around the table sharing "something" we are thankful for. Quotes about gratitude and Thanksgiving pop up everywhere on our social media feeds along with hashtags like #blessed, #grateful and #thankful. No doubt these "feelings" are sincere, but there is a difference between being thankful and being grateful.
Being thankful is a fleeting moment, a feeling. Like when a stranger finds and returns your wallet.  On the other hand, being grateful is a mindset. It is an appreciation for all that life … (25 comments)

1 month realty: 7 DIY Hot Tips for Kindling a Fireplace or Campfire - 11/18/23 08:36 AM
7 DIY Hot Tips for Kindling a Fireplace or Campfire
Being able to start a fire indoors (or outdoors) is often part of the experience and, in emergency situations, can be a vital component of survival.
Here are a variety of ways to kindle your fire at home or use on-the-fly when a situation arises where you need a fire.  Some of the best fire starters (kindling) are made from simple items that you can find at home or in nature, so you do not have to buy fire starters.
1.  Cotton balls take a spark easily and burn well, but don't burn for … (13 comments)

1 month realty: Is Cash "Always KING" When Buying Real Estate? - 09/28/23 04:27 PM

Is Cash "Always KING" When Buying Real Estate?
A few weeks ago I listed a house for sale in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
On Day 1 we had a huge onslaught of showings.  My cell phone was dinging throughout the day alerting me of the fact that another agent had been confirmed through our FlexMLS ShowingTime system. Agents were texting, calling and emailing me throughout the day asking questions about best terms, etc. and advised their buyer was considering putting in an offer but wanted a quick answer/response from the seller today, if that was even possible.
My seller was on the road and unable to … (13 comments)

1 month realty: Today is the Best Time to Sell Your House -- 5 Reasons Why - 08/17/23 10:09 AM
Today is the Best Time to Sell Your House -- 5 Reasons Why
Summer Ends September 23rd -- So there is still time!
Are you thinking about selling your house?  Have you had conversations with family and friends about planning to sell your Wisconsin (Kenosha or Racine) house?  While the real estate market can be unpredictable, statistics indicate the months of August and September offer several advantages for sellers.
Timing plays a crucial role in maximizing your sale price.
There are many reasons to list your house in Wisconsin now.  Below I will share with you my Top 5 Reasons.
Buyer Demand
Buyers are still seriously … (7 comments)

1 month realty: 2023 Nextdoor Neighborhood Faves Winner - 1 Month Realty - 08/10/23 12:30 PM

Thank you to our Neighbors!
We are honored to have been voted a 2023 @Nextdoor Neighborhood Fave.
This award means so much for our business and helps us continue to grow in our community!
Be sure to visit us on Nextdoor and leave a recommendation. 
If you are considering the purchase of a new home or are thinking of selling your current house, give me a call! 
(262) 308-3563
Serving SE Wisconsin - since 1994
Residential Real Estate
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1 month realty: Is Residential Real Estate Still Going Strong? - 08/09/23 12:29 PM

New reports about the housing market show that residential real estate is still going strong despite the ongoing affordability challenges.
Last week, the National Association of Realtors released their Pending Home Sales data for June 2023. The report below shows the number of pending home sales – which equates to the actual signed contracts on existing single-family homes and condos – rose 0.3% from May to June.
Since February, this is the first time that pending home sales have increased. This is very significant because it shows that even though mortgage rates have  elevated, home buyers are starting to accept the higher borrowing … (4 comments)

1 month realty: Am I An "Exceptional" or "Ordinary" Realtor? - 07/29/23 05:11 PM
Am I an "Exceptional" or "Ordinary" Realtor?
This month’s July ActiveRain Challenge by John Meussner and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 is to share what makes us stand out amongst our industry peers to show that I am an exceptional REALTOR.
For those who know me, I am not comfortable tooting my own horn, but this is month's challenge is also an opportunity to share qualities that represent exceptionalism in my field of business -- which is Real Estate. So here goes!!!
The world of residential real estate has many different players -- appraisers, home inspectors, bankers, loan officers, contractors, stagers, title companies, insurance agents, … (14 comments)

1 month realty: Just Listed! 274 Oak Street - Westwood Estates - Pleasant Prairie, WI - 06/11/23 10:22 PM
274 Oak Street -- Westwood Estates -- Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
3 Bedrooms – 2 Full Baths – Open Floorplan – 2.5 Attached heated Garage – Vaulted Ceilings – Natural Fireplace
Fairmont 2000 Model …Carpeted Living Room with Natural Fireplace, Laminate in Dining Room, Dinette & Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Glass Backsplash, 2 Dens/Office potential. 6-Panel Hollow Core Doors, Carpeted Bedrooms. Ceiling Fan/Lite in almost every room. Deck with Gazebo. Roof, Gutters, Facia & Soffit (2022), Hot Water Heater (2019), Bryant Central Air (2020), 3 New Skylights (2022). 2.5 Car Attached Garage has built-in cabinets, crawl space access and Pull Down Attic/Storage … (9 comments)

1 month realty: April Showers Bring May Flowers - An ActiveRain Challenge - 05/27/23 11:39 AM

April Showers Bring May Flowers -
An ActiveRain Challenge
"April showers bring May flowers" -- this quote is a reminder that even the most unpleasant things (in this case, the heavy rains of April) can bring about very beautiful and enjoyable things indeed -- including  an abundance of flowers in the month of May!
The saying comes from an English poet, Thomas Tusser, who wrote "sweet April showers, do spring May flowers" in the late 1500's. 
So, do April Showers bring May Flowers?
Maybe.  Rain is definitely an important factor when looking at Spring blooms, but temperatures are actually "more" influential.
Warmer temperatures signal to flowers … (16 comments)

1 month realty: Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? - 05/27/23 11:29 AM
Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day?
America, Home of the Free because of the Brave!
Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971 through an act of Congress. According to the US Department of Veterans' Affairs its roots date back to the Civil War era. Unlike Veterans Day, Memorial Day is meant to honor and remember all military members (men and women) who have died while serving in the US forces making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. And while we honor the fallen, it is important to also remember the complexities of grief for those that they left behind.
All gave some … (5 comments)

1 month realty: Is This Normal? Is This Really Happening? Now What Are We Going To Do? - 03/28/23 04:33 PM
Is This Normal? Is This Really Happening?
Now What Are We Going To Do?  
A True Story in Real Estate
This is my second Entry for the March Challenge hosted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
I listed a Kenosha house for sale and was working with a mentally unstable Mrs Seller who was going through a divorce (and Mr Seller did not want to sell).
Another agent brought us a buyer and they had the home inspected to meet the terms of their offer.  The inspector found a few items that needed work, but the sellers said they were not … (20 comments)

1 month realty: New Listing: Taylor Harbor Upper Condo in Mt Pleasant, WI 53403 - 03/17/23 06:58 PM
Taylor Harbor Condominium
4301 Taylor Harbor East - Unit #8 - Mt Pleasant, WI 53403-9465Enjoy this nice One-Owner Taylor Harbor upper 1.5 story condo boasting 1,560 SqFt with expansive ceilings. This spacious 2 bedroom unit has a bonus room (now used as Dining Room with 6-panel slider clothes closet) and an upper loft (perfect for a second living space, family room or even an additional sleeping area, playroom -- you choose -- also has a large walk-in closet). 2 bathrooms, Kitchen with oak cabinets includes all appliances, breakfast bar with overhead can lights, and Dinette with storage/pantry plus in-unit Laundry with Washer … (9 comments)

1 month realty: Diana Dahlberg's Market UPDATE - March 2023 - 03/13/23 04:22 PM
 Diana Dahlberg’s Market UPDATE
March 2023  
The above Meme was provided by FlexMLS
Real Estate Market Trends in Kenosha, WI  
Single Family Homes - Condo/Townhomes
In the past week, single family homes in Kenosha sold on average for $309,950 and spent 121 days on the market. In Kenosha, the inventory of 34 experienced a 18% relisting. The average price per square foot was $191.
The median home price in Kenosha, WI is $299,900. Currently, there are 137 homes listed in Kenosha which include 24 condos, 0 foreclosures. 
According to Redfin, “The Kenosha housing market is somewhat competitive. Homes in Kenosha receive 2 offers … (1 comments)

1 month realty: JUST LISTED! Lexington Village First Floor Condo - Pleasant Prairie WI - 03/10/23 11:06 PM
JUST LISTED!
8055 Lexington Place, Unit #702
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158-2513
$190,000
This immaculate well-kept first floor Condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is conveniently located at the very back of Lexington Village - away from all traffic.
Updated Kitchen has 9'' sink, granite countertops, white cabinets + walk-in pantry + newer stainless appliances. Newer Laminate floors.
             
             
Attached 2 car garage with EDO. Enjoy quiet privacy while grilling on patio overlooking nature. Great view of pond when sitting outside. Close to all city amenities. Southern exposure allows you to enjoy your patio even … (9 comments)

1 month realty: How to Choose A Selling REALTOR® - 02/25/23 09:21 AM

How to Choose A Selling REALTOR®
Your REALTOR® is the person you count on to get your home sold, get you the best possible purchase price, and handle all of the details that go into selling a home. If you are selling for the first time and it’s been a while since you bought, you may be on the hunt for a new REALTOR® to handle the sale of your property. How do you choose? Take a few simple tips into account.
Selling Is Different From Buying
Although most REALTORS® handle both listings and help buyers find a home, they may have more experience … (10 comments)

1 month realty: Avoid Some Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home - 02/23/23 03:10 PM
Avoid Some Common Mistakes When Selling Your House
Here are the most common mistakes people make when selling their house.
House Is Priced Too High
This will certainly turn buyers off, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home is special, asking more than the fair market value will usually get you nowhere.
House Is In Bad Condition
While your home in its current condition may work for you and your family, if there are obvious repairs that need to be made, or it is terribly … (14 comments)

1 month realty: The Benefits of Home Ownership - 02/06/23 09:32 AM
The Benefits Of Home Ownership
The decision to purchase a home is exciting and a major investment for your future. Because there is only so much of it to go around, real estate is the top choice for many investors and the desire for most families. This article is designed to highlight some of the many benefits of home ownership and how buying a home can often turn the American Dream into a reality.
One of the most profitable markets in real estate is rentals, which means that many families are paying to live in a home that isn’t their own. In some … (6 comments)

1 month realty: I Don’t Want to Reduce the Sales Price of My Home! - 01/28/23 01:31 PM

As a Realtor in SE Wisconsin (Kenosha and Racine counties) of almost 30 years, I have had a number of situations come before me – from buyers and sellers. 
Today I am going to address a subject commonly heard and my response to my seller. My hope is it will help you as a Seller or as a Realtor when having this "discussion" as many of us have -- and that it will help you in making the right decision for your situation.
I had a Seller who was in a position of not wanting to reduce their sales price because their … (8 comments)

1 month realty: I Don't Need a Real Estate Agent to Sell My Home - 01/23/23 11:22 AM
I Don’t Need a Real Estate Agent to Sell My Home
So you are thinking about going it alone?  You prefer to sell your home without the benefit of a real estate professional, because you know your home better than any REALTOR®/AGENT/BROKER ever could. Well, obviously, this is true.
But knowing what it is like to live in your home and knowing how to sell it—or any property—are entirely different things. So, before you commit to putting your home on the market as an FSBO, (aka For Sale by Owner) I would love to sit down and go over a few important details … (6 comments)

1 month realty: Why Do Cats LOVE Christmas Trees? - 12/26/22 01:35 PM
Why Do Cats LOVE Christmas Trees?
The Christmas Tree is positively without a shadow of a doubt CATNIP for FELINES!
What's the Attraction?  Plenty of shiny and dangling things; a cat favorite!  It is also a NEW THING that the cat just MUST Investigate!  They are so inquisitive!  Possibly even the new smells or the smell of the outdoors  coming inside -- and that is Cat Bliss!  Ah!  An opportunity to climb which they rarely can resist.
According to PETA, you should try and place your Christmas Tree away from surfaces which can be used as "launching pads" (e.g. end tables).  You might even consider … (9 comments)

 
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Diana Dahlberg

Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Pleasant Prairie, WI

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