Historic Real Estate in Green Bay Wis.

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Green Bay is a city rich in history, it’s home to more than 50 historical buildings spread throughout the city.  Some buildings were constructed by architectural firms in the early 1900’s, some by people who used them as their personal living quarters far before that (as far back as 1838)  Here is a list of… [Read More]

Make The Most of Your Apartment Space

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The typical apartment ranges from 300 Square feet to 1,000/ square feet with the average apartment size in America being 889 square feet.  With our busy lifestyles and our habits for collecting things we can fill that space up very quickly, inevitably turning your apartment into an episode of “hoarders”.  Here are some tips to maximize the… [Read More]

Why People Buy Homes

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Why are you buying? This should be the first question you ask yourself before getting pre-qualified or doing any research.  What are the reasons you want a home?  There is no right answer to this question, everyone has their own reasons for wanting to get their “piece of the pie”.  In the end it’s important to understand… [Read More]

Introducing a New First Time Home Buyer Loan

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If you have been looking at homes you’ve probably heard the phrase “Home Ready” and “Home Possible”.   These are common first time home buyer loans because they only require a 3% down payment and have reduced mortgage insurance requirements.  What a lot of people do not know?  Home Ready and Home Possible are restricted by… [Read More]

Best Time For First Time Home Buyers

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The 1980’s brought extraordinarily high interest rates in the double digits, the 90’s brought them down a little and we experienced a refinance boom.  As the 2000’s approached we saw Washington deregulating the mortgage industry in an effort to pull us out of the nosedive our economy was facing with the DOTCOM bubble.  The downside… [Read More]

Wisconsin’s Most Expensive Real Estate

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Wisconsin is typically a reasonably priced area to buy a home in, with moderate real estate prices and a decent living wage; I thought it would be nice to compare some of the most expensive real estate in Wisconsin to it’s average $193,003 value.   N1860 N Black Point Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 $10,790,000 W4396… [Read More]

What Happens With a Low Appraisal

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One of the more pressing concerns I see with clients is the appraisal, they have questions and concerns regarding time frame and outcome.  It makes complete sense because it’s such a crucial part of the loan process and no one wants a low appraisal.  On the same note clients want to know the home they… [Read More]

What Happens To Real Estate If The Government Shuts Down in February?

The senate and house have reopened the Government with a bill that has put thousands of government employees back to work, pending an agreement this funding only lasts until 2/15/19.  At which time a bill on President Trumps desk will need to be signed, establishing a longer term agreement. January 22nd, 2019 I put together… [Read More]