Archive for the ‘Home Buyers’ category

February 14, 2017

How to win in today’s fast paced real estate market

How to win in today’s fast paced real estate market

The low supply and high demand is driving prices up and driving buyers crazy.  Here are our tips for you buyers out there looking for a home in today’s tight market.     Do your research & be ready What neighborhoods, what style, what price?  There’s not a lot of time to shop around and […]

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February 6, 2017

First time home buyer? It is OK to start small, just get started

First time home buyer? It is OK to start small, just get started

Buying a home typically involves a downpayment and a mortgage. And saving for the downpayment can take a long time. According to NAR, it could take 12 years to save 20% down on a $250,000+ house. Why start that high?  First time home buyers do not need to buy a home that costs so much […]

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January 31, 2017

8 tips to make home buying a reality

8 tips to make home buying a reality

It is a great time to buy real estate for many home buyers. Rates are still historically low and homes are still affordable in Wisconsin, yet prices are on the rise. Low rates over the course of a 30 year loan can save you tens of thousands of dollars or more in housing costs so […]

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January 24, 2017

Home buying and your credit score…

Home buying and your credit score…

You are seriously thinking about buying a home… good for you!  To qualify for the best mortgage rates, you’ll need a good credit score  as lenders use your score to determine how credit worthy you are – how likely you are to make payments on time. Your lender will run a detailed credit report on […]

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January 16, 2017

Buying a home is “an escalator to wealth.” Average net worth of homeowners is 38 times that of renter.

Buying a home is “an escalator to wealth.” Average net worth of homeowners is 38 times that of renter.

Self-made millionaire and author David Bach thinks that not prioritizing homeownership is “the single biggest mistake millennials are making.” Everyone has to live somewhere for the rest of their life- and pay for it.  Over the years it is easy to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on housing costs. (think $1,000/month rent  x 20 […]

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