washington county real estate: Nice Improvements in Single Family Homes Sales -- Washington County - 01/28/14 12:27 AM
Here we are nearly a full month into 2014, and what a year it was for single family home sales in Washington county in 2013.
While we saw some fluctuations month-to-month in single family sales for Washington county throughout 2013, overall there was some nice improvement.
The number of single family homes that sold in 2013 was up 22% over 2012.

The average sale price also saw a nice increase over the previous year -- 4%.

And homes were moving faster -- a 23% decrease over 2012.

Even during these cold winter months, the buyers are out … (1 comments)

washington county real estate: Washington County Single-Family Home Sales -- November 2013 - 12/10/13 10:16 PM
Washington County saw some interesting activity in single-family home sales in November.
The number of units sold (70) is down from 103 in October and 88 in November last year.

The average sale price of single-family homes sold in Washington County in November ($221,318) was also down from October ($226,877) but up a bit over November 2012 ($204,954).

Some better news are the days on market. Homes seem to be moving faster in November (98 days) than they did last month (13 days) and last year this time (120).

We're just a couple weeks away … (0 comments)

washington 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/

washington 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)

washington 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)

washington 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...

washington county real estate: Halfway into '12 --Things Look Good in Ozaukee & Washington Home Sales - 07/23/12 10:14 AM
With over half of 2012 behind us, we can look back on those six months with some relief and hope in relation to home sales in Ozaukee and Washington counties.
Unit sales of single-family homes continued to climb -- a sure sign that we are headed in the right direction.
While prices rose a bit in Washington county, they didn't fare as well in Ozaukee county with a decline of 9.5% over the same time last year. This would seem to indicate prices haven't quite bottomed out yet.

If you would like more information about or help with selling or buying … (0 comments)

washington 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)

washington 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.

washington 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)

washington county real estate: Beautiful Dallman Village Condo for Sale in Jackson Wisconsin - 02/21/12 08:46 AM
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This condo is bright, well cared for and ready for you!
The living room has high ceilings and a fireplace that can either be used as a natural or gas unit. It flows to the dining area and kitchen, which has lots of cabinets and a breakfast bar.

The master bedroom is huge and has its own private bath and plenty of closet space. This unit also features a guest bedroom and bath, first-floor laundry, an expansive full basement and an attached 2.5 car garage.

washington 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)

washington 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)

washington 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)

washington county real estate: WHEDA Returns! - 02/12/10 01:22 PM

After a brief absence, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development  Authority (WHEDA) program is back! So along with great tax credits and great interest rates, there is yet another great reason to buy a house NOW!
The WHEDA program is returning March 1, and there are a few different options available to buyers.
The WHEDA Fannie Mae Advantage requires less of a down payment and eliminates some typical mortgage fees. This results in you getting a more affordable 30-year fixed rate loan product.
The Wisconsin Neighborhood Advantage Program loan is only available in Brown, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, and Rock counties for … (1 comments)

washington county real estate: So What's Happening in Your Neck of the Woods? - 04/17/09 04:06 AM
We're over halfway through April already, and here in Ozaukee and Washington counties the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising -- finally! Spring has sprung. And the real estate marke is abuzzing. Here's a quick snapshot of what's happening in Ozaukee and Washington counties. The information here is provided by Multiple Listing Service, Inc.

So what does this mean for you?
First, contrary to what you might be hearing in the media, the real estate market in Ozaukee and Washington county is moving -- no pun intended. If you're in the market to sell your current … (1 comments)

washington county real estate: Is That the Light at the End of the Tunnel That I See?? - 04/03/09 02:34 PM
Over the past month, it seemed like the activity at my office was picking up a bit -- open house attendance was up, more showings were being scheduled, more offers were being written on the board, and more listings were being taken.
But it wasn't until I ran the number of sales over the last three months from my local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), that I saw on paper how much things really had improved. Are we starting to make a comeback??

While it will take some time for market … (4 comments)

washington county real estate: Have You Heard the Great News?? - 01/08/09 12:48 AM
Have you heard the news? It's a great time to buy a house in Ozaukee or Washington county!
The choices are many, and the interest rates for conventional fixed mortgages are currently hovering around 5%. This is a great opportunity for you to upsize, downsize, or become a homeowner for the first time!
Quite the supply, wouldn't you say? If you've been thinking about buying a home and are planning on staying in that home for more than just a couple years, this could be the right time. Start by talking … (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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