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Rock Realty is a brokerage that specializes in Short Sales, Bank Owned Foreclosures & REO homes in the Janesville and Madison Wisconsin area. This may involve negotiating a short sale for a home owner in need or finding the perfect home for a first time home buyer. Whatever it is you are looking for, Rock Realty's WI real estate agents are here to help you with your real estate needs!



Larry makes a good description of the bank-owned inventory that lurks in the shadows right now.Michael Collins - SFR - Rock Realty, Wisconsin Markets waited all week for Perfesser Bernanke's keynote speech today at the central bankers' conference in Jackson Hole. Fishin' up there is good, and wo...
Sally came across a page on the HUD website that may make you some money!  See below... Michael Collins - SFR - Rock Realty, WI If you have ever had an FHA loan, Uncle Sam may owe you a refund.  HUD has been stepping up efforts lately to identify people who have a refund due, but have not collec...
  Sticking your cash in a mattress has never been a good idea. That’s why we have banks. Banks have safes, insurance, and other systems in place to ensure that multiple layers of security protect your money. In the past decade, however, as much as 80% of all banking has taken place online, compar...
    You've Heard it Before .. The Only Thing You Have to Fear, is Fear Itself.                                                         It's True With Mortgages Too!                Right now, you can't escape the headlines and deluge of information regarding mortgage interest rates.  The rates the...
  I see plenty of articles disclaiming any form of identity theft protection and the related expenses. They have titles like, “Identity Theft Protection Doesn’t Work,” or, “Poor Man’s Guide to Identity Theft Protection.” Most of these articles have some degree of merit, but they usually miss the ...
  7 things you can do to protect your home and yourself! 1. When you're out of town have your newspapers and mail canceled or held. If you have a neighbor that you trust, ask them to keep an eye out for fliers left on the front door, or weekly papers thrown on the driveway. If it snows while you'...
Here are some simple suggestions for updating outdated items in your home. Michael Collins - SFR - Broker - Rock Realty, WI Updating Gold Mirrors and Hardware I am in the process of updating my own home to put it on the market in the spring.  When going through the process, remember the little t...
Are you looking to invest in real estate?  Have you thought about being a landlord? More and more people are doing the math and realizing that a lot of money can be made in this market as a landlord.  Many homes in Janesville Wisconsin are dirt cheap now and rates are historically low.  This add...
Why should you buy now?  Holly makes a great point about interest rates.  I've converted her figures below to a more comparable $200,000 in our market.  You try this yourself using the calculator to the right! Taking in to account only principal and interest (not taxes and insurance) the followi...
  I've often wondered how a good faith estimate, an initial closing cost fee sheet and/or an estimated settlement statement must look to a first time home buyer. All of these documents itemize the various closing costs involved in purchasing their home yet they do not explain exactly what each fe...

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