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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Things to Do Before House Hunting Before you start house hunting, make sure you are ready and qualified to start your search. Home buying can be an emotional process, that’s why it’s a good idea to have your Shorewest, REALTOR® …
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Where are Mortgage Rates Going?

Home buyers have enjoyed historically low mortgage rates and an improving economy in the past few years. In this type of financial climate, the question of would mortgage rates increase became how much would rates increase in 2017? When the …
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Resource Video: Homeowner Edition

Digital Upgrades for Your Home It seems that most things in our lives are switching over to digital, so why wouldn’t your home? Smart technology for your home has become more affordable and accessible in recent years, which is great …
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Resource Video: Seller Edition

Should Appliances Be Included in the Sales Price of a Home? When you sell your home, your Shorewest, REALTOR® will ask what items will be included or excluded in the sale. When it comes to things like appliances, deciding whether …
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Resource Video: Homeowner Edition

The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation Most homeowners don’t realize how important it is to properly ventilate their attic. Simply put, the better you ventilate your attic, the longer your roof will last and the better your home’s heating and …
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County-by-County Real Estate Data, May 2017

Learn what’s happening in your market area by clicking on your county link. You’ll find helpful information, including a year-to-year and quarterly comparisons of new listings, closed sales, median sales price, active listings and months of inventory. Jump to: Brown …
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State of the Market – May 2017

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Entering the second quarter of the year, we are in the midst of a very active, tight inventory spring market. Home sales in Southeastern Wisconsin are up 3.9% and prices …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Your debt-to-income ratio is one way that lenders measure your ability to manage the monthly payments you’ll need to make to repay the money they intend to lend you. This informational video provides key points on how this ratio is …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

What are Discount Points? Discount points are a kind of prepaid interest that a borrower pays as an upfront fee to their lender at the time of closing. By paying discount points you pay more upfront, but receive a lower …
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Resource Video: Seller Edition

Things That Turn Off Potential Home Buyers When you are living in your home it is easy to overlook certain things because you see or smell them every day. When you are getting ready to sell your home, it is …
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Home Valuation Report