Archive for November, 2013

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Thanksgiving Safety tips This Thanksgiving holiday, more than 13 million Americans will travel to spend the holiday with friends and family, leaving their homes empty for possible burglars.  Follow these safety tips to ensure your family’s safety this holiday season. *Number one is DO NOT post your travel plans on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.  This […]

What are home buyers willing to pay more for?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

What are home buyers willing to pay more for? According to an article in the USA News in April 2013, there are some extras in a home that a buyer is looking for and will pay extra for.  Some of them might surprise you.  The article mentions that the first things usually on a home […]

Ten tips for moving with children

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Ten tips for moving with children All the paperwork is final, it’s a done deal – you are moving.  Whether you are moving out of state or around the corner, it is a change for everyone involved, including children.  Here are a few tips to make this transition easier on everyone: Call a family meeting […]

Friday feature home at 515 Deerwood Court, Hammond WI

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Friday Feature home at 515 Deerwood Court, Hammond, WI 54015 Check out this home recently listed on the market.  Features include: *4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms *Priced to sell at $169,900.00 *Built in 2002 *1,152 square feet *Two car attached garage *.22 acre lot with irrigation system *10’x8’ shed in backyard for extra storage *Large kitchen with […]

Top 12 tips for buying an Investment property

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Top 12 tips for buying an Investment property Location, location, location.   Invest in the best location you can afford.  A property in a desirable neighborhood will appreciate more over time and may be less susceptible to the ups and downs of the real estate market. Don’t go overboard when fixing up an investment property.  You […]

Renting versus owning a home

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Renting versus owning a home Have you ever considered owning a home?  Are you currently renting?  While owning a home isn’t right for everyone, here are some things to consider if you are thinking of owning a home: Most times you can pay the same, or even less, while building equity.  In addition, you may […]

Home Inspection Process – What to expect

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

You have found the home of your dreams!  Awesome!  Next comes the home inspection.  This can cause first time home buyers stress wondering “what if”, but relax, a home inspection is a normal part of the home buying process and you will get through it!  Here are some things to expect: The home inspection is […]

Home Energy Saving Tips

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Home Energy Saving Tips Whether you rent or own your home, it is always beneficial to take an audit of your home to see what areas could be improved to save you money.  Following are some of the areas to check: Air leaks and insulation:  Sealing air leaks is the quickest way to reduce energy […]