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57 New Foods at the Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair starts today — Thursday, August 2 — and one of the first things people ask about is what’s new on the fair menu this year. Past years have featured food hybrids such as chocolate dipped bacon and …
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Mortgage Rates for Summer 2012 at an All Time Low

Mortgage rates have been falling throughout summer 2012 and continue to entice potential buyers. Surveys have shown 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.57%, falling from the previous month’s average of 3.71%. In July 2011, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.60%. The 15-year …
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A Fresh Coat Can Lead to a Fresh Look

One of the easiest ways to get a home ready to sell or to personalize a room in your new home is a fresh coat of paint. Here are 10 tips to help ensure a perfect paint job. Use a …
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The Opening Ceremonies of London Olympics 2012

The Games of the XXX Olympiad officially begin at the Opening Ceremony, Friday, July 27, 2012 in London, Great Britain. The opening ceremony is designed by the host city to represent the history and culture of the host country. London’s …
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Categories: Upcoming Events

Milwaukee Ranked #2 in Top 10 Real Estate Buyers’ Markets

Good Morning America’s Susanna Kim reported this month on the Top 10 Real Estate Buyers’ Markets in the United States. Taking the 50 largest metropolitan areas, cities were ranked using a number of criteria including the Sale-to-List price ratio, percentage …
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9 Things to Pack Carefully – Most Likely To Get Broken During a Move

One of the many details to consider during a move is how to pack, and it’s something that often gets rushed. We’ve brought you a list of things most likely to get broken during a move so you can be …
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Congratulations to Two Agents Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

Two Shorewest agents celebrated anniversaries within our family of companies this week. Kathy Loehr celebrated 21 years with our Lake Country Office on July 17. Liz Moschea celebrated 25 years with our West Bend/Hartford office on July 18. Congratulations to …
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Categories: Careers

Largest One-Month Homebuilder Confidence Gain in 10 years

Homebuilder confidence rose six points in July, according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This is the largest recorded increase in a decade.  In conjunction, the Home Price Index reached its highest point on …
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Festa Italiana Celebrates 35 Years

Festa Italiana, Milwaukee’s celebration of all things Italian, turns 35 years old this year. From July 19–22, we can once again experience the festival which celebrates Italian culture — from ancient Rome to present day. The four-day extravaganza takes places …
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Six Surprising Factors that Affect Home Insurance Rates

Personal factors hold a lot of weight with your home owner’s insurance agent.  Be prepared to pay more when you or your home features these more costly circumstances. Pets. Insurance rates may increase if you own pets. Some insurance companies …
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Categories: Home Buying

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