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New House on the Block

Within each city, town, village, or county, there are new subdivisions being developed.  In Wisconsin, each governmental body determines their own planning, development, and zoning regulations that are more restrictive than the State statues. The word "subdivision" conjures up a plat of land that contains single-family homes.  However, the word "neighborhood" is defined as [...]

New House on the Block2020-03-20T14:54:15-05:00

Home Staging for Rentals

A lot of people know staged homes sell faster and for more money than unstaged homes.  But are you aware that staging a rental property enhances its features and may potentially rent quicker than vacant rentals?  Premiere Stagers and Realty recently staged two rental properties to get ready for the spring market. Most people [...]

Home Staging for Rentals2020-03-10T15:27:57-05:00

Staging & Selling for the 2020 Housing Market

Virtual Staging Staging and selling houses in 2020 involves more technology than ever before.  For example, some realtors use virtual staging to showcase what a vacant property might look like with furniture.  Agents like this option because more than 90% of people use the internet to view properties.  Also, virtual staging is less expensive.  The [...]

Staging & Selling for the 2020 Housing Market2020-02-17T15:03:39-06:00

Alternate Home Loan Programs

You might not be aware of the many different home loan programs there are to help buyers purchase a home.  Most people just go to their local bank and start the application process.  However, there are other programs that may be of interest to you.  As a Wisconsin-licensed realtor with eXp Realty LLC, I [...]

Alternate Home Loan Programs2020-01-31T14:23:09-06:00

Rent v. Buy?

The question of whether to rent or buy a house frequently comes up in discussions with first-time homebuyers, as well as with empty nesters.  The answer is not a simple one.  There are many working parts and assumptions that go into a decision such as this. So let's start to make assumptions on a [...]

Rent v. Buy?2020-01-17T14:33:43-06:00

Real Estate in the New Decade

Crystal Ball As we enter into a new decade, predictions about real estate are being made by various brokerages across the U.S. Here are some of these predictions.  It will be a sellers' market for the first half of the decade; however, the latter half of the decade is likely to change to a [...]

Real Estate in the New Decade2019-12-26T15:31:44-06:00

Should you Sell to an iBuyer?

An iBuyer is a real estate investor or group who purchases your home for cash using automated valuation models. Different iBuyers use different formulas and criteria to determine the offer they will make on your home if it meets their buying criteria. These calculations take into consideration aspects of the house such as the [...]

Should you Sell to an iBuyer?2019-12-18T12:05:52-06:00

How to Price your Home to Sell

From:  https://www.inman.com/2019/12/10/5-myths-your-sellers-probably-believe/ Pricing your home to sell is a process.  No two homes are exactly alike.  The agent looks at similar houses in your area and can do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) from two different sources such as their Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and Realtors Property Resource (RPR).  However, until the agent goes [...]

How to Price your Home to Sell2019-12-11T12:46:32-06:00

Selling your House in Winter

Selling a House During Winter Holidays: Tips, Pros & Cons, Zillow.com  Houses sell in every season, but during the winter months, should you list your house or should you wait until spring? Winter is not the peak real estate season, but winter home sales are becoming more common.  According to Zillow research, 23 percent [...]

Selling your House in Winter2019-12-05T12:37:06-06:00

Do You Qualify?

I went on a consultation for a single person who needs to sell her home due to unforeseen medical issues.  Through no fault of her own, she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease that she is unlikely to recover from as there is no cure.  Due to this genetic disease, her whole life has [...]

Do You Qualify?2019-11-19T12:44:37-06:00
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