towne square realty: QUESTION: Should you focus more on your rate or getting a price reduction? - 07/12/10 04:24 AM

ANSWER: Price swings are sign of the times. For potential buyers who are waiting to see if home prices come down a little more, that means the wait could well cost you more money in the long run.
 
Let's look at an example: A home-buyer wants to buy a home that costs $300,000. But the buyer wants a better deal on the home, so he/she delays a transaction until the home is reduced by $10,000. If, in the meantime however, rates were to rise .75% to 6.00% and the buyer financed 90% of the purchase price, the amount of … (0 comments)

towne square realty: This home offers a Golf Membership with it's sale - 06/11/10 02:47 AM
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towne square realty: The sale of our home with Scott Larson was an amazing experience. - 06/08/10 07:29 AM

 
 
Becky Robertson May 19 at 12:39pm
The sale of our home with Scott Larson was an amazing experience. Before we had even met he had pages of comparative market research done on our home which allowed us to compare our home with others for sale in the area. That was helpful to us as we decided on an asking price for the home. During the first meeting he was also extremely helpful in explaining to us all the details of selling a home. We had sold a home before and yet, after our first meeting with Scott, … (0 comments)

towne square realty: Walk out your back door and tee off - 06/04/10 04:56 AM
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towne square realty: Sellers Tip (Upgrade your Appliances) - 06/03/10 08:54 AM

 
Appliance Upgrades
 Although upgrading appliances requires a somewhat larger initial investment, it can have a big impact on your home's appearance and final sale price. New appliances that match each other, as well as the home's overall style, give a high-end impression that is appealing to buyers. You may also want to consider updating your counter tops to give the entire kitchen a renovated feel.
From Scott Larson of Towne Square Realty in Monroe, Wisconsin
"Your Realtor of the Region"
E- Mail scott@greencountyhomeguide.com
On the web at www.greencountyhomeguide.com
I think you will be surprised how affordable the Dairyland is,
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towne square realty: Fixer-uppers an Affordable Option to Home Ownership - 05/31/10 06:47 AM
 
For first time home buyers let me suggest that you should examine the fixer-upper option -- among others -- to get the affordability you seek.
In the past, first-time home buyers were willing to purchase older, more basic houses in an effort to save money and break into homeownership and this continues to be an excellent option 
It is important for first-time homebuyers to remember that by considering a fixer-upper for their first home purchase, they can build equity over time and later move up and later buy their second home that reflects their dream home expectations
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towne square realty: Ready for your new business venture - 05/29/10 03:24 AM
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towne square realty: Listing of the Day in Monroe WI. Great Space, Great Value - 05/26/10 04:35 AM
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towne square realty: Lower intrest rates TODAY is the day to buy your new home - 05/24/10 07:30 AM
 
The market is at the best levels since rates dropped over a year ago. When all signs, analysts, and economists pointed towards higher rates they did the oppsite and went down. But these rates are not likely to hold for very long. 
 
 Sample Rates on 5/24/10
 
30yr Fixed: 4.625%
 
15yr Fixed: 4.125%
 
 
 
5yr ARM: 3.625%
 
7yr ARM: 3.875%
 
 
 
30yr Fixed FHA: 4.625%
 
15yr Fixed FHA: 4%
 
5yr ARM FHA: 3.75%
From Scott Larson of Towne Square Realty in Monroe, Wisconsin
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towne square realty: Come see and Celabrate Monroe's Historic Square's new look (Today) - 05/22/10 02:00 AM
Streetscape Square Affair Date: May 22, 2010 Time: 04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Come help celebrate the downtown streetscape project culmination --- with the celebration of your new square.  There will be kids activities from 4 - 5:30 p.m., The Brian Whitty Band (Big Band Music) and the group Stranded in Iowa (70s, 80s, 90s music) will be entertaining us this evening.  There will also be a ribbon cutting celebrating the square.  All of this is free and open to the public and we invite you to bring the entire family.  The last streetscape project was in 1949, come celebrate the new look … (1 comments)

towne square realty: Prime Building Lots on the edge of Monroe's southside - 05/22/10 01:49 AM
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towne square realty: Steps to home ownership - 05/20/10 08:09 AM
You need to find out what you can afford. The easiest way to do this is to find out what you can afford to pay monthly after you have made your down payment. The best way to do this is to visit a lender and get prequalified for a loan. It won’t cost anything, it will give you a good idea of what you can afford and it saves you time later by not looking at homes you can't afford  Keep in mind, however, that you will often qualify for more than what you might wish to spend each month. Think … (1 comments)

towne square realty: New Listing. A great family home in Monroe, WI - 05/18/10 07:33 AM
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towne square realty: On the Sugar River - 05/18/10 04:55 AM
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towne square realty: First time home buyer tip, How much home can you afford? - 05/14/10 04:28 AM
 
Aim for a home you can really afford.
The rule of thumb is that you can buy housing that runs about two-and-one-half times your annual salary. But you'll do better to use one of many calculators available online to get a better handle on how your income, debts, and expenses affect what you can afford. I have  links on my web site at www.greencountyhomeguide.com
From Scott Larson of Towne Square Realty in Monroe, Wisconsin
“Your Realtor of the Region”
E- Mail scott@greencountyhomeguide.com
On the web at www.greencountyhomeguide.com
I think you will be surprised how affordable the Dairyland is,
so come … (0 comments)

towne square realty: Don't buy if you can't stay put. First-time Homeowners advice. - 05/12/10 02:42 AM
Don't buy if you can't stay put.
If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market. When prices are falling, it's an even worse proposition. Make sure you discuss your plans with your Realtor so he or she can give you sound advice on this your biggest life-time purchase.
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towne square realty: Prime Commercial building small price in Albany - 05/03/10 10:23 AM
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towne square realty: Are you seeking Space & Style in Monroe? - 05/03/10 10:20 AM
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towne square realty: How could something so beautiful be such a pain? - 04/26/10 06:22 AM

How could something so beautiful be such a pain? Creeping Charlie! This invasive weed will overtake any lawn give a chance. Any ideas on how to get rid of it?
 
From Scott Larson of Towne Square Realty in Monroe, Wisconsin
“Your Realtor of the Region”
E- Mail scott@greencountyhomeguide.com
On the web at www.greencountyhomeguide.com
I think you will be surprised how affordable the Dairyland is,
so come to my land of cows and plows and visit for a day, but stay for a lifetime
608-2124-9844 Direct
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towne square realty: A Fine Home on the Fairway - 04/24/10 01:13 AM
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