wesellupsidedownhomescom: Short Sales .....Pay it Forward to Lessen Stress for Distressed Sellers - 03/31/11 12:51 AM
    Distressed Home owners  who are short sale sellers have lots of decisions and timetables and changes that make this a whirlwind time of confusion for them. The stress of moving, making hard choices about locations, sometimes up rooting children from schools, leaving behind items that are too expensive to move or that there will be no room to have in the new "start over location."  The emotional roller coaster is a ride that none of us would choose....and sometimes it is the best choice.
     We have had sellers who have had to move out of state quickly to take … (7 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Short Sale Approval....Tears of Joy... - 03/26/11 10:58 PM
 When an agent chooses to devote a part of their practice to Short Sales....and you have any heart at all...if you don't...you probably shouldn't be doing them....there are sometimes many tear filled times during a transaction....and the stories could fill volumes...websites and pages...and some authors have done that for you.
     We were referred to this Seller who had already left the state to take a job elsewhere. His situation is not unique in some respects....he lost his job, couldn't pay the mortgage...and had to move to another location.  His circumstances were different...he had taken a house and re-done it from the … (13 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: "Country Club Condo Living" at a Great Price in Jackson, Wisconsin - 03/15/11 01:34 AM
                                          W206N16731 Blackberry Circle, Unit 1526
                                                                     Jackson, WI  53037-8963
                                                           MLS 1189736
                                                                                 $115,555
 
 
WOW !  WOW ! WOW !  Can you say....Upgraded ....here it is...Come to Cranberry Creek Condominiums in Jackson and enjoy....this second floor unit offers the privacy of the wooded landscape that surrounds the back of the complex. Cathedral ceiings, stainless steel appliances, corian counters and laminant floors combined with the gas fireplace...2 full baths and 2 bedrooms and the convenience of 2 car … (13 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: I Won't Respect you In the Morning...or any other time.. - 03/13/11 12:35 AM
    Anyone who reads our blogs on a regular basis knows that we do short sales...we have spent the money, taken the time, invested the energy and feel in some small way, this is how we choose to give back to the communities and a profession that have given to us...we love what we do. There is a challenge with short sales but it is nothing compared to the challenge that the sellers face every day when they wonder what to do with the happily ever after that didn't turn out that way...the job that was supposed to mean retirement or … (36 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Pay it Forward...We're All in this Together ! - 02/20/11 01:08 AM
    We recently had a short sale listing that a patient, understanding, compassionate co-broke agent wrote a wonderful offer on...and it was approved by the bank quite quickly. (That really does happen ! )  People in Wisconsin often take refuge from the snow ...hence the term , "snow birds" in warmer climates. This agent, not knowing of course that the transaction would close earlier than anticipated, had "flown to Florida" and was not available the week before closing.   The family was eager to show their children their new home....it was a surprise, and since they were unsure of the closing … (14 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: "If you worked harder, my house would sell for a higher price !" - 02/09/11 10:59 PM
  Short sale sellers are stressed.....to limits that they never imagined they would experience.           No one gets married, thinking they would ever divorce          No one takes a job imagining they would be down sized or dismissed          No one ever imagines less than perfect health          No one can conceive of the death of a spouse             And none of those things have a face....the anger, sometimes rage that short sale sellers experience has to find a place to be vented....and sometimes, the short sale listing agent is the object of the misplaced anger.....it has no place else to go....and you … (20 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Do I have to move as soon as I list my home as a short sale ? - 02/01/11 12:23 PM
  A question that potential short sale sellers often ask is "Do I have to move as soon as I list my home as a short sale ?"  The short answer is no.  The lender would soooo much rather that the house is occupied....heat in some parts of the country...stays on, walks shoveled or grass cut.  We keep our short sale sellers, tuned in to what is happening with the offer, the progress with the lender, discussions we have with them and when we believe that the potential closing will take place.   A short sale may be the very best … (2 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Why Can't I Choose the List Price of My House ? - 01/29/11 11:57 PM
  Despite all the media buzz....people pick and choose what to believe and what does or does not apply to their situation....after all we tell them, "Real Estate is Local."  And so it is...Wisconsin is not California ....New Jersey is not Iowa, Florida is not Texas....and it goes narrower and deeper...to the county, the city, the neighborhood or sub-division....choices, demands, prices, inventory, vacancies, foreclosures, short sales, vacant land, new construction, "old world charming"...all vary by area....the question that if you have been on any listing appointments at all...that may not always be verbalized...but you can hear it all the same peering … (18 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Pay it Forward ...One Meow, Woof, Splash....at a time.... - 01/29/11 12:54 AM
   Those readers and "Rainers" who have pets can appreciate how much a part of the family our four-footed, finned, furry, scaley, feathery friends become a part of our families.  The unconditional love, sloppy kisses and companionship are unlike any other expression of affection. We wouldn't trade them for the world.. . and their devotion to us as their family lets us know that while we may not be well versed in kitten/cat, puppy/dog language...they love us as much as we do them.      We recently had a seller doing a short sale who was doing the moving on her own and … (5 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: G-normous Muskego Country Estate on 11 acres ! - 01/25/11 09:40 AM
    W165S10941 Loomis Drive, Muskego, Wisconsin                                                        $424,710                                                                                             Step into this custom 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home surrounded by 11 acres of countryside. You will appreciate the large master suite on the main floor with a spa quality tiled master bath...whirlpool and separate shower. Custom cherry kitchen cabinets, Open great room with fireplace and patio door to the huge lot.  The spacious rooms are complimented by a heated 3 car finished, attached garage. Windows everywhere overlook the 11 acre setting. Room for gardens, animals, whatever you choose and an easy commute to Milwaukee and Waukesha county employment.
      … (7 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Ashippun...a Little Bit Country...A Lot of Value To Love ! - 11/17/10 11:12 PM
N626 North Avenue Ashippun Wisconsin  If you are looking for a quiet place,...that is almost new....a little bit country...a larger than city lot...but not tooo big...a big 3 car garage for all the toys....and a fantastic price...look no further this house has the popular split ranch design..privacy of the master suite on one side and two bedrooms on the other,...and the middle full of upgrades,...gas fireplace, wonderful kitchen with tons of storage and counter space and a dinette overlooking a tree lined backyard....WOW !

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wesellupsidedownhomescom: Thru the Eyes of a Distressed Seller - 09/23/10 11:17 PM
We sometimes get calls from distressed homeowners with halting, tearful voices who begin to explain their hardship and have come to the realization that a short sale may be their only option.  Other times, there is confidence in the voice ...the home was custom built, they made these improvements, took out a home equity loan to do these updates...it is better than the house down the street and they are asking more money...and then we make our pre-listing call and have to be the messenger of the sad news.    True enough...the custom built home has some great features but the … (17 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Cudahy Wisconsin City Wide Open House Saturday Sept.25th 12 - 4 pm - 09/20/10 11:09 PM
                    City of Cudahy
  City Wide Open House 
Saturday, September 25th
             Noon - 4 pm                          The City of Cudahy Department of Economic Development is hosting the city's  first              City Wide Open House !      This is your opportunity to tour dozens of homes in a short period of time..homeowners and realtors have.put out their welcome mats for the tour.  In addition to the opportunity to tour many homes, there will also be representatives from the local banks to discuss mortgage loans and … (10 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: If Walls Could Talk.... - 09/18/10 12:01 AM
 " If walls could talk..."      It's an expression older than many of the walls we see in homes today. Before we go on a listing/pre-listing appointment we get basic information like most realtors....sometimes the tax bill gives us an idea of the number of rooms or features...fireplace...attached garage and sometimes if the home is located in a smaller city/town/village, the information is very minimal and until we see the property, we rely on the mind's eye of the seller to tell us a bit about the home.    Often, the flood of memories of the holidays, the meals shared, the special … (14 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Custom Ranch in Ashippen...Mmmmm Curbalicious ! - 09/07/10 09:53 AM
  OPEN SAT.  Sept. 17 Noon - 2
           N626 North Avenue, Ashippun, Wisconsin                  Willow Creek Sub-division                  Custom Ranch WOW !                                                     MLS 1164516 You will say "welcome home" to this custom split ranch with upgrades everywhere. The open concept is great eye candy from the corner fireplace to the hardwood floored dinette open to the deck and surrounded by a pine tree lined backyard. The kitchen has the upgrades you want...deep drawers and plenty of storage...snack bar...all the appliances.       On to the Master Bedroom suite with walk in closet, whirlpool tub, double sink and separate shower stall. Two bedrooms and a … (4 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Step Right Up..Here we Go...We Have a house to show..1229 Hickory Drive North Waukesha,Wisconsin - 08/15/10 04:00 AM
  WOW....it's like the good old days...we have had sooo many calls on this great house in Waukesha ...if you don't attend the open house today...Sunday, August 15th....you are likely to join the "I shoulda" Club....it will be gone !
                  OPEN HOUSE   Noon - 2 PM
   Picture purrrrfect...this short sale has a short price and tons of space...inside and out...the back yard you wanted...the attached garage you must have....some newer windows...3 bedrooms and a bath and a half....eat in kitchen with appliances furnished..attractive low maintenance brick and aluminum exterior.
  Patio waiting for your outside entertainment...per seller...there are some hardwood … (6 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Franklin WI Open Concept Condo..BIG SPACE little Price ! - 08/04/10 01:22 AM
                                  6955 S Riverwood Blvd 208                                             Franklin,Wisconsin  Welcome to our new listing in the Indian Creek condomiums conveniently located off of Rawson Avenue and approximately 30th Street.  This open concept "almost new" unit comes with 2 underground parking spaces..2 bedrooms...2 full baths....and at this price is almost toooo good to be true !     Light with neutral decor, custom window treatments and accordian blinds...master bedroom features a walk in closet and … (5 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Two Gorgeous Almost New Homes for One Great Price In Muskego Wisconsin - 08/04/10 12:57 AM
 
                 S94W13272-74 Ryan Rd
                           Muskego, WI                 Open Sunday, August 8th   Noon - 2 pm      or by appointment thru Listing agents: 414-525-0563   Unique doesn't begin to explain this listing....and we know that it won't be long before someone finds it and writes an offer to call it their own.     The lot is approximately five acres.... perched on a hill....there are two homes...both just about 5 years old finished with quality materials and meticulous attention to detail.        The "main house"  with mission style detail has slate and engineered bamboo flooring...cherry cabinets … (2 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: A Letter We Hope You Never Have to Write....But... - 07/31/10 12:17 AM
 
  This a letter that we have had to write to several people we know….and if you are a Realtor, we hope that you do not have to write a similar letter…..
                                    we are afraid you might…..
This is a difficult letter to write Joe,
      And yet if we didn’t write it….things will only get more difficult for you and we don’t want that to happen.  In doing some other research, we came across the Notice of Default in the  County Court records.   We are so sorry….and since the notice is quite new, you may have a number … (11 comments)

wesellupsidedownhomescom: Resort to THIS...Have your own..Great Colonial in New Berlin, Wisconsin - 07/23/10 02:42 AM

 14705 Fleetwood Lane, New Berlin, WI
   Open Sunday, July 25 1:30 - 3pm
  Your own spa getaway in a separate building...how cool....or hot is that ? Steps away from the sculptured concrete patio...And for every toy storage on earth...5.5 garage spaces ...all situated on a gorgeous lot at the base of a culdesac...with a natural treed fence in the backyard.
   This house has a lifetime basement warranty....renewable for just $25 a year....and is always dry...a real perk these days in the land of torrential rain !
   Main floor bedroom or den/office...large family room with fieldstone fireplace, … (7 comments)

 
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