Selling your home in Fall: What you need to know

Selling your home in Fall: What you need to know

Fall means a great time to make improvements to your home to make sure you protect the equity that you possess. If you, a friend or family member are thinking about selling this year, September is the best time to enter the market. The fall market lasts from September to mid-November. That is when buyers purchase after the kids are back in school.

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Student Debt a Factor for the Future of Home Sales!

Student Debt a Factor for the Future of Home Sales!

This blog post talks about how current student loan debt is impacting young buyer's from home ownership decisions and how this affects the housing market.  According to a new joint survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors and SALT (a consumer literacy program), results revealed that student debt postponed four in 10 borrowers from moving out of a family member’s household after graduating college. Nearly three-quarters of non-homeowners polled in the survey believe their student loan debt is delaying them from buying a home. 

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Time to Be Lucky! Updates on the current real estate market in Wisconsin

Time to Be Lucky! Updates on the current real estate market in Wisconsin

In this blog, Bruce talks about the current state of the real estate market this Summer. With low interest rates (3.85% for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage) plus high demand there has been a euphoric market for today’s homeowners. Due to the word on the street that prices were escalating and selling time is short, many sellers have decided to wait on the sidelines and enjoy the appreciation which was absent in the recession.  This post explores some of the current conditions with buyers and sellers on the market today, and what you should know before you list. 

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The Cart before the Horse…Timing Your Next Move!

The Cart before the Horse…Timing Your Next Move!

What comes first, selling and moving, selling then finding your new home, or finding your new home then selling??? Bruce Nemovitz, Senior Real Estate Specialist in Milwaukee, WI, helps break down the process for you in this post about moving when you are a senior. 

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I want to move, but...

I want to move, but...

This post speaks about the familiar situation of determining when you are ready to move and how not to get overwhelmed by the decisions.  So often couples differ in their desire to make a change and the thought of moving seems overwhelming! You are not alone. I speak all over the 4-county community and feel that same angst from the folks who attend my seminars.

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Struggling with the Tough Question; Should I Move?

Struggling with the Tough Question; Should I Move?

Deciding to sell your long time home is a hard decision.  

Take some time to be in the moment. Write down your feelings about moving. Sometimes seeing it on paper can bring emotions to the surface for you to understand what is behind procrastination and fear. Talk to your spouse about your future. Does your current home meet your current needs? Do you have the energy to maintain your home as you did in the past? Are you relying more and more on outside help? Do you have challenges navigating stairs, cutting grass, shoveling snow and cleaning your home? Are finances strained in maintaining your home? These are all questions that can be shared with your partner and family. A discussion of your current physical and mental wellness can be a great first step to your overall health. Maybe a move is not necessary as there are many services to help keep you at home. Maybe your home just isn’t set up for your specific needs and outside help won’t change your home’s setup. But in the end, this life is not necessarily a dress rehearsal.

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Don’t Leave Your Children With A House in Disarray

Don’t Leave Your Children With A House in Disarray

We are so careful to have all of our finances in order when it comes to our estates and our legacy but many leave their house in disarray. Most of us have a will or a trust to direct our savings after we pass on. However, when it comes to our homes and our personal ‘treasures’, we can leave our homes in shambles. Often I am called by the child in distress whose parent has become incapacitated or has come to the end of their life. The word I hear most often is overwhelmed.

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