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Madeira St. Augustine Florida Homes for Sale

Madeira St. Augustine Florida Homes for Sale

The Madeira community in historic St. Augustine was carved out of a golf course. The…

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Added by Mike Linkenauger on May 1, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Getting your Ducks in a Row before Purchasing your Next Home

The real estate downturn of the mid-2000s is mostly over and the market is heating up, with prices rising in all over the U.S. In Wisconsin, the real estate market might be even healthier than in other locales, with new and existing home prices expected to rise 2.4 percent by early 2016. It might just be the perfect time to buy, but before you make any offers, you need to do a little planning to make sure you can pay out over the long run,…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on April 22, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wisconsin March 2015 Housing Statistics

Home Sales and Median Prices Grow Substantially in March

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of March, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:


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The Wisconsin housing market grew substantially in…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on April 20, 2015 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Bartram Park Preserve Neighborhood in Jacksonville

Bartram Park Preserve Neighborhood - Jacksonville

Bartram Park is a new home neighborhood in the…

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Added by Mike Linkenauger on April 17, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Wisconsin February 2015 Housing Statistics

Welcome-to-Wisconsin Home Sales and Median Prices Grow in February

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of February, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:


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The Wisconsin housing market showed…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 25, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments

Generate Leads off Facebook with Neighborhood Pages

It is easy to generate website traffic and top search engine placement by creating Facebook pages that are optimized for success on the search engines. Below are a few new ones that I've recently created and am working to get established right now. Below it are a few already established pages that neighborhood residents are checking into daily, are at the top of the search engines, and most importantly are providing me with website traffic and leads. Watch the…

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Added by Mike Linkenauger on March 19, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

What Is The Purpose Of An Appraisal?

What is the Purpose of an Appraisal?

 

A mortgage has many specific pieces involved in it. Obviously there is the money supplied by the lender to pay the seller for their asking price. There…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 11, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

Wisconsin January 2015 Housing Statistics

January Home Sales Fall as Prices Continue to Rise

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this January of 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

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Existing home sales fell in January but median prices rose at a healthy…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on February 26, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Finding the Elusive Starter Home

Finding that Elusive Starter Home

The past few years have brought several changes in the real estate industry. The housing bust of 2006-08 led many people to either sell or walk away from their home. As the market is continuing to rebound, many investors have scooped up homes at affordable prices and are offering them as rental properties. In addition, other…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on February 4, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Express Homes by Dr. Horton - Affordable New Homes

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Added by Mike Linkenauger on February 3, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Wisconsin December 2014 Housing Statistics

Housing Market Ends Strong in 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this December of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

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The housing market ended 2014 on a strong note with both existing home sales and…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on January 20, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wisconsin November 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this November of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

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Existing home sales in Wisconsin fell in November compared to the same month last year, but home prices increased over the same period,…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on December 26, 2014 at 3:47pm — No Comments

FHA Discounts for First-Time Homebuyers

First-Time Homebuyers Discounts through FHA

People in the market for their first home can take advantage of a new offer from FHA. This new initiative aims to provide more information to buyers though classroom education and will reward them with a reduction in the premiums paid towards mortgage insurance.

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on December 15, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Having Mortgage Difficulties??? YOU HAVE OPTIONS!!!!

The housing crisis has caused a great deal of stress to homeowners in hardship, and has pushed more than one out of every seven of them into the path of foreclosure. Options have been made available to homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure; options like repayment, mortgage modification, deed in lieu of foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and short sale. In this article we will take a look at these different options available to home owners who are in…

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Added by Vanessa Calhoun on December 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

One Hurdle Cleared......One More To Go!!!!!

The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 provided distressed homeowners with the ability to sell their homes via short sale without having to worry about including the amount of the waived balance in their yearly tax calculations. Prior to 2007, short sellers were provided a 1099 for the amount of the waived balance and it was taxed as additional income. 

 

The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 provided distressed homeowners with an avenue that provided an additional level…

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Added by Vanessa Calhoun on December 5, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Wisconsin October 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for October of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on November 26, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Wisconsin September 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for September of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on October 30, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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