realestate: Has lending come to a hault? I asked the Bank - 05/06/09 08:30 AM

This is Steve Bechtolt of Wisconsin Community Bank in Monroe, WI. I asked him this question.
Has Mortgage lending really come to a halt? There are many myth’s related to the mortgage industry that have been circulating for the past several months. Some of them are accurate while others seem to come from the best fiction writers known to mankind. The number one thing people need to remember is that they live in the Midwest/Wisconsin. Most news releases refer to the real estate market as “rapidly declining home values”, “record foreclosure rates”, “Bad exotic mortgages” .  Don’t get me wrong, Wisconsin … (1 comments)

realestate: Do you want to save over $ 700.00? - 04/30/09 07:09 AM

Do you want to save over $ 700.00?
As you know we spend a lot of time in our mobile office during the year so here are a couple of was to save some green
Drive like you don’t have to work for the rest of the year because you closed on 100 homes. Driving less aggressive can save you over 35% on your gas consumption. Clean up the mobile office. By removing  the extra weight, can increase the mpg’s Give your car a health check up. Change filters, oil, and have it tuned up. Don’t forget the … (3 comments)

realestate: Building site of the Day - 04/24/09 04:30 AM

realestate: Are you spending too much time HERE! - 04/23/09 06:48 AM
Have you spent too much time sitting in your office chair? The most important thing to remember to avoid chair-related back problems is that your chair sh­ares the burden of supporting your body weight with your back. The more of that load you give the chair, the less work your back has to do. In a way, you should think of chairs as having a specific fit. Goldilocks was onto something when she tried out all of the three bears' chairs until she found the perfect one. Like a pair of shoes that are too small for your feet will … (9 comments)

realestate: House of the Day - 04/22/09 10:57 AM

realestate: What is a Short Sale? - 04/20/09 05:23 AM
Many clients of mine ask me what is a short sale. Here a a definition. A short sale of real estate happens when the owner of the home or property owes more on the property than what it sells for. This can happen when a home owner chooses to sell when property values have dropped drastically or when an owner has taken out equity loans on top of the mortgage loan and the loans equal more than the value of the home. A short sale can also occur when a homeowner is forced into foreclosure and the bank sells the house … (1 comments)

realestate: Roses are red, Violets are blue, the realestate market is ........... (fill in the blank) - 04/13/09 06:21 AM
Let me know things are going in your real estate market by finishing the poem. I will help you buy doing it myself. Here it goes. "Roses are red, Violets are blue, the real estate market is hot if you know what to do." A poet I'm not but there is truth to the statement. knowing your market is key. How are you doing matching up your clients to the hot new properties, Repo's, and Price Reductions? Be diligent, focused and always keep your clients interest in top position. If you don't have a website get one! Over 80% of the … (2 comments)

realestate: Spring is here the Robins have returned to Southeran Wisconsin - 04/01/09 05:36 AM

You can tell when spring has arrived.  When the Robins are seen all about. With spring here, so to is the heating up of the real estate market. In Green county we have seen the gloom and dismal winter market give way to the guarded optimism for a great second quarter in home sales. The supply of value priced homes is good and the tax incentives coupled with low intrest rates has created a buy now or get left out. If you are interested in living in the land of awesome Robins, contact me Scott Larson at 608-214-9844 or check … (3 comments)

realestate: Why should I use a realtor? - 03/24/09 05:04 AM

Why should we use a Realtor?
We know there are many reasons to use a Realtor. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the facts
•  Nationwide only 2% of homes are sold by homeowners. 98% are sold by Realtors. we need to ask our clients do they want a 2% chance of selling their home?
•  Average home sold by a homeowner is sold for 21% less than a Realtor would have sold it for. If your client is considering this, are they really saving the commission??
I hope you are haveing a great year, … (0 comments)

realestate: Is the Housing market Dead or playing Opossum? - 03/19/09 02:47 AM

Yesterday I was walking down a beautiful township road and I spotted this fellow. Was he dead or playing opossum?  This made me think about the real estate market and all the conflicting news that swirls through the media’s talking heads. Is the housing market dead or playing opossum? I believe that there are pockets of truth around our nation when it comes to over building and over speculation in real estate.
In our market we have seen our share of repossessions and house price value drops.  I believe that fear is holding back a real estate boom … (0 comments)

realestate: It's dangerous selling realestate in Monroe Wisconsin! - 03/10/09 04:10 AM

Look what we Realtors have to deal with in Monroe WI. As I was traveling to Hasse Surveying company in rural Monroe on Monday and I was attacked by a Tinosarus. Fortunately I was passing by after lunch and this man- eater was just chilling out by an old gravel quarry at the intersection of Abley and Iliff road. So if you find yourself in the fertile land of Green county beware, you just never know!
Scott Larson on the web at Your one stop realestate site

realestate: Property of the Week - 02/27/09 06:15 AM

realestate: Do you highlight all the features of your property? - 02/26/09 06:16 AM

Do you highlight all the features of your property? This is a photo of the front of my home. I became the owner of water front property, well for a day as the winter snows melted. But this event reminded me that we need to look at our properties with a fresh look. Sometimes we miss or take for granted some special features our property has to offer a prospective client. It may be built-in cabinets in a garage, a handy 1st floor laundry with a fold-out ironing board, or even that the kitchen island has wheels on it so … (2 comments)

realestate: You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. - 02/13/09 03:56 AM
I don't know where this came from or who wrote it to give proper credit, but it's powerful! I firmly believe that if you put the money into the hands of those who invent, inspire, and who have an inexhaustible spirit this country will get back on it's feet and yes we Realtors will be a part of that movement
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person received without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does … (0 comments)

realestate: It's a bird, It's a plane, No It's SUPER Marketer - 02/11/09 04:30 AM
It's a bird , It's a plane, It's a SUPER-marketing in a big way. In these tough times now is not the time to pull in and hunker down, but to expand and grow. A time to use your strengths and get out there and show your marketplace why you should be there agent. When I saw this blimp fly over my office it reminded me of that fact. We need to be creative, inovative, and diligent. I strongly beleive that if we focus on customer service we will succeed 2009 and beyond. So pull out all the stops and be … (2 comments)

realestate: This may help Buyers get back out Looking - 02/06/09 04:25 AM
Here is a repost that was sent to me from one of my local bankers. Take a look
This could help get the buyers back out looking and buying.
Last night, the Senate added a significant homebuyer tax credit to the housing stimulus plan.  Here are the key elements of the credit:
 *  The tax credit is for the amount of $15,000 or 10% of the purchase price (whichever is less), with the option to utilize all in one year or spread out over two years.  The credit does not have to be paid back.
 *  The tax credit … (1 comments)

realestate: Do you have Buyers that tell you, "I'm going to wait" Share this! - 01/28/09 04:25 AM
Example, take a home that is priced at $100,000 and the interest rates are at 5% for a 30 year loan. The monthly payment would be $536.82.
Now let's say they wait and the housing market drops another 10%. (good) The home is now $90,000, but the interest rate go up to 6%( bad). The new monthly payments are now $540 per month.
With the volatile market that we live in, waiting isn't always the best option. Why pay more when you can start making your dream of home ownership a reality today while interest rate are historically low and homes … (2 comments)

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realestate: We Have MOOOOVED!!!!! - 01/07/09 04:42 AM

The Re/Max Towne Square Realty of Monroe has moved. We are now located on the west side of Monroe's historic square in the blue and white building at 1007 16th Ave. In the picture above there is a red pick-up parked in front of the new office. Please free free to stop by and take a look. Our hours are Monday thru Friday 9-5pm Saturday 9-Noon, and anytime buy appointment. If you have any clients that are interested in Monroe or Green county Wisconsin, I have alot of helpful information on my website.

realestate: A Happy New Year to All! Wishing you a Blessed 2009 ! - 12/31/08 03:24 AM

As we close out the year of 2008 many say that it was a terrible year for real estate, the stock market, and jobs. Not to make light of any of the true hardships that were experienced, which my family was not exempt, yet in the closing hours of 2008 I can't help but feel very blessed. Blessed to have food for the table,a roof over our head, and a loving family. Please allow me the grace to share where I gain my peace for living in this ever-changing world. It is my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith … (0 comments)

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