ozaukee county real estate: Ozaukee County Single-Family Home Sales -- November 2013 - 12/10/13 09:56 PM
We saw some interesting changes in single-family home sales in November. Not only did the number of units sold (54) decrease over October (73), but they also decreased over November of last year (73). Talking to other agents in the area, it seems like many of us have been keeping pretty busy, so it'll be interesting to see what December brings.

A more positive stat is the average sale price of single-family homes in Ozaukee County. This increased in November ($361,768) and is up over last month ($278,975) and November of 2012 ($282,774). 

The average days on market (131) for single-family homes in … (0 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: OPEN HOUSE 1641 MEADOWLARK RD, SAUKVILLE, WI JULY 21 11:30am-1:00 pm - 07/19/13 03:10 AM
5-bedrooms/3.5 baths
 5 acres with pond
Custom-built Exposed Cape Cod

Ahhh...privacy. Set back from the road is this custom home on 5 acres. The kitchen has hickory cabinets & snack bar, & opens to the great room, which has a dual-sided gas fireplace, 2-story ceiling, maple hardwood floors & patio door leading to deck that overlooks the serene yard & pond. The 1st floor master bedroom has gas fireplace, bath, & walk-in closet. A huge upper bonus room with skylights is ideal for playroom or office. Relax & entertain in the finished lower level … (1 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Stepping Stones Children's Center in Belgium & Port Washington WI - 03/25/13 08:17 AM

One of the most common questions I get asked by families who have small children and are looking to buy a home in Ozaukee county is how are the schools and what day care facilities are available. 
Stepping Stones Children's Center has locations in both Belgium Wisconsin and Port Washington Wisconsin. Both centers accept children ages 4 weeks to 12 years and are open Monday through Friday, 5:30 am - 6:00 pm. The Belgium facility, which is located in the old Lincoln School, has separate rooms for infants, 1, 2, 3 & 4 year olds, and also offers a before … (1 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Think Young Team Looking to Increase Our Inventory! - 03/20/13 09:55 AM
Our listings are selling, and inventory is down. 
The buyers are ready to buy.   Are you ready to sell??  

Originally posted at http://peggywester.com/homes-selling-inventory-ozaukee-washington-county-northshore/

ozaukee county real estate: February 2013 -- Ozaukee County Home Sales Improving! - 03/05/13 07:55 PM
The number of Ozaukee county single-family homes that sold in February (48) is up from January of this year (48) and February 2012 (37).

The average sale price for single-family Ozaukee county homes is up, as well. In February 2012, it was $224,206, while this year we are up to $296,970.

Some other positive news is that inventory isn't sitting on the market as long as it was last year, either. The average days on market (the number of days from the day the home is listed until it goes into "pending," meaning all contingencies have … (0 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Moving Right Along in Ozaukee & Washington Counties - 01/18/13 11:20 PM
We are over two weeks into the new year already, and as we take one last look at the past year in real estate, we like what we see.
The number of homes that have sold in both Ozaukee and Washington counties is up -- over 20% in both counties! And to add to that great news, homes were on the market for fewer days than they were the year prior.

Prices dipped a bit, but if demand continues to improve, prices could well be on the upswing, as well.
If you've been thinking about buying or … (3 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: SOLD!! Canterbury Court Condo! N87W6840 Evergreen Court Cedarburg WI - 01/18/13 10:52 PM
It's back on the market! An incredible buy for someone looking for a place to call their own with minimal upkeep required.

Located just a short walk from historic downtown Cedarburg and a stone's throw from the city pool and Interurban Trail, this two-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath unit is all ready for its new owner.
The kitchen has Corian counters and stainless appliances, and the full bath is updated with tile floor, and new tub surround, fixtures and vanity. This unit has newer Sunrise window throughout and a sunny living room with eastern and southern exposure.



ozaukee county real estate: Which Comes First -- Listing or Buying? - 09/29/12 06:12 AM
In a recent conversation with a new buyer who would also be selling her house, the question came up as to when she should put her house on the market. Does she list it now and hope that she's found a new place by the time she gets an offer on hers, or does she wait to list it until she has an accepted offer on a new place? The table below outlines why listing your house before you have an accepted offer on another home gives you more negotiating power on both the selling and buying end.
There are, of … (14 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: What's Happening in Real Estate -- Ozaukee County/Washington County - 08/18/12 02:47 AM
What's Happening in Real Estate -- Ozaukee County/Washington CountySingle-Family Sales

In Ozaukee county, there's been about a 20% increase in the number of single-family units that sold between January and July 2011 and the same timeframe this year. Prices have dipped about 7%.
In Washington county, there's been about a 34% increase in the number of single-family units that sold, and prices are holding steady.
The days on market in both counties has decreased. Houses are moving!
It might be time for you get moving, too...

ozaukee county real estate: Canterbury Court Condo -- Cute, Cute, Cute! - 07/12/12 11:53 PM
N87 W6840 Evergreen CourtCedarburg, Wisconsin
$119,9002-bedroom, 1.5 bath
Looking for your first place to call your own? Thinking it's time to downsize? This 2-bedroom unit has what you're looking for with updates, updates, and more updates.

Newer living room carpet Newer Sunrise windows thruout Update full bath with new tub surround, vanity, fixtures, and floor Corian counters and stainless appliancesin the kitchen Newer light fixture thruout Some other nice perks are a two closets in the master bedroom, including a walk-in, attached garage, full basement with laundry hook-up, two additional surface parking spots, and easy access to the city pool … (4 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Home Sales Are Surging in Ozaukee & Washington Counties! - 05/22/12 06:55 AM
Could it be that the worst is behind us? Could it be that better times are upon us in the world of real estate?

We've seen a 46% increase in the number of single-family homes that have sold in Ozaukee county during the first four months of 2012 over the same time period last year. And in Washington county, there's been a 33% increase.
Prices have slipped a bit in Ozaukee county -- about 9.5% -- but they seem to be making a turnaround in Washington county with about a 4% increase over this time last year.
There's still a … (3 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Things Are MOVING in Ozaukee and Washington County Real Estate!! - 04/09/12 10:18 AM

We’ve seen a 49% increase in the number of single-family homes that have sold in Ozaukee county during the first quarter of 2012 over the same time last year and a 30% increase in Washington county. While prices have remained steady or slipped a bit, this is a strong indicator that buyers’ confidence in the housing market is indeed improving.

With inventory moving at a much quicker pace and some properties even receiving multiple offers, this is the time for anyone thinking about buying a house to get out and buy a house.

ozaukee county real estate: So How Are Real Estate Sales in Ozaukee and Washington Counties?? - 03/18/12 07:07 AM
Seems everywhere I go these days people are asking, "So how is the real estate business?" And it seems that many of my colleagues are getting the same question.
I happily am able to answer that with a heartfelt, "Great!" Yes, activity is certainly picking up out there. Open house traffic is increasing, even in those homes that hadn't had visitors for a while. Some homes are getting multiple offers, and the days on market don't seem to be hitting the three-digit numbers as often any more.
Are we out of the woods? Probably not. But what we've seen in Ozaukee … (4 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Ozaukee County's Best Kept Secret -- Harrington Beach State Park - 01/31/12 01:05 PM

I don't ever remember walking along the beach or strolling around the quarry at Harrington Beach State Park in the middle of the winter. But this winter is different.
So far this year, we've had minimal snow and unusually warm temps. Today we made it into the 50s. Add bluer than blue skies, a breeze out of the west, and the golden sun, and you have the makings of the perfect day to play hooky from work.
So that's what I did -- at least for part of the day. I couldn't resist.
If you haven't been to Harrington you … (2 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Bundle Up for Cedarburg's 38th Annual Winter Festival - 01/28/12 10:00 AM

Looking for some winter fun in a community full of charm? Then plan on spending some time at Cedarburg's Winter Festival February 4 and 5.
These two days are full of a variety of events and activities for all ages including the Ice-Burg Open Golf Tournament, Co-Ed Sno-Ball Tournament, a dog weight-pull competition (NEW THIS YEAR!), costumed bed races on Cedar Creek, a parade, barrel races, and snowshoeing. Enjoy a pancake breakfast on Sunday along with an egg hunt. And don't forget to allow enough time to stroll through and enjoy the many shops and restaurants Cedarburg has to … (2 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: I'm Realizing I'm Having a Hard Time Letting Go - 01/13/12 04:56 AM
I received a call early this morning from one of my sellers to let me know she decided to accept the latest counter offer we received from the buyer who had written an offer on her house. Admittedly, I breathed a sigh of relief.

It's a great offer. Clean, fair, and a pretty quick closing, too. But getting this to the "accepted offer" status wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. And this morning I found out why.
It came down to the realization that agreeing to this latest counter offer meant taking one step closer to letting go … (10 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: It's Not Nice to Tease - 01/12/12 01:11 PM

Dear Mrs. Buyer,
I received your voicemail the other day that you and your husband wanted to buy a house in Ozaukee County. You said you found me on the internet, liked my bio, and were excited to work with me! You left your number, saying you looked forward to hearing from me. I was out and about putting up some "open Sunday" signs and thought it'd be best to call you when I got back to the office -- much easier than trying to talk while driving.
About 20 minutes later, I called the number you left but got … (5 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: Social Media -- The Best and The Worst of It - 12/13/11 12:34 PM
I don't think you can exist in this world today and not have at least somewhat of an idea of what social media is even if you don't use it in your everyday life. And I don't think you can be in the real estate business -- or any business for that matter -- and not have it as part of your overall marketing plan.
Today I was reminded yet again just how powerful it is and what a benefit it can be.

In the past 24 hours, I've had a great business plan template emailed to me from a … (5 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: The Key is Price - 10/24/11 12:04 PM
I'm doubtful there is a "blogging" real estate agent out there who has never blogged about the importance of proper pricing when it comes to selling your house. It is the key to getting to the closing table -- no pun intended.
If you are truly committed to selling your house, you must listen to what your Realtor® is telling you when it comes to pricing your house compellingly in this or any market.

Buyers buy by comparison. And right now, in most markets, they have a lot of comparing to do. You hire us for our expertise and for the tools … (2 comments)

ozaukee county real estate: We're Ready to List the House -- Now What Do We List It For? - 09/24/10 07:42 AM

One of the many things I try to plant in my sellers' minds is the fact that this real estate market we're in is ever-changing. Every day is a new adventure. Every day I learn something new.
And although this has been the reality for some time now, it still can be difficult to really wrap your head around the way things are. Prices are low and inventory is high. Foreclosures and short sales are out there -- even in "your neighborhood."
No one is immune from this. No one.
What does that mean  if you are ready to … (3 comments)

Peggy Wester, Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County  (Realty Executives Integrity)

Peggy Wester

Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

Grafton, WI

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Author Bio: Peggy Wester has had her real estate license since 2002. She helps buyers and sellers with the purchase and sale of their residential homes, primarily in Ozaukee and Washington counties.

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