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Save Money & Reduce Energy Waste? Yes, Please!

Who doesn't like to save money? Whether you’ve lived in your home for years, just bought a new one, or are renting, Wisconsin Focus on Energy can help save you money with energy-related home improvements. While the funding amount and programs can change annually, there are currently several programs in place that offer refunds or other incentives. Best of all? Any time you participate in one of the...

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What updates help sell your home?

If it’s a seller’s market, you may be thinking that you can just put a sign in your yard and you’re good to go. While it might be true your home will sell, it won’t sell for as much money, or get as many competing offers, as it would if it were in top shape. Even a small investment can make a big difference. So, what updates help sell your home? We’ve been selling in this market for over 30...

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Home

Buying a home is a significant financial decision—likely one of the biggest you’ll make during your lifetime. It’s also easy to let your emotions get the best of you during the buying process, especially in a hot seller’s market. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some important things to know when you’re buying a home in Madison. Your choice of realtor is important. (Of course,...

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Do you really need to declutter to sell your home?

It’s a question thousands of home sellers groan to themselves as they look around at a house full of years of accumulated stuff. “If it’s such a hot market, why does my house have to be staged to perfection and decluttered,” they ask themselves. “Can’t I just sell it as is?” Of course you can. But be prepared to make less money, get fewer offers and take a longer time to sell. Yes, even in...

Mortgage rates kick off new year with a drop

by Kathryn Vasel This post originally appeared on money.cnn.com Here's some good news to start the new year: mortgages are a little cheaper. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.20% from 4.32% from last week, according to Freddie Mac. This is the first drop in the 30-year fixed rate since the presidential election. Potential new spending and tax cut plans proposed...

With Lots in Short Supply, Builders Revive Abandoned Projects

This post originally written for and featured on http://www.realtor.com/ When real-estate fund manager Drapac Capital Partners visited the Cameron Springs subdivision in Cobb County, Ga., in 2012, the landscaping was dead and weeds had sprouted through the cracked tennis courts. Discarded tools littered empty lots where construction workers had walked off the job in the late 2000s with only a fraction...

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