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It appears that the $6,500 Tax Credit may not require that you sell your existing home. Of course, your new purchase must be for your principal residence, but you may be able to keep your existing home as an investment.  Selling your current residence probably is not necessary, as long as the 5 o...
11/17/2009
HOMESELLERS:  PRICING AND STAGING ARE VERY IMPORTANT! TO GENERATE A SALE FOR THE MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE SHORTEST PERIOD OF TIME, YOU MIGHT TRY THE FOLLOWING: 1.  Listen to your Real Estate Professional and price it competitively up front!  Today's Buyers are all looking for Bargains.  Don't ...
11/13/2009
1.  Hire a Real Estate Professional to act as your Exclusive Buyer's Agent. 2.  Have that agent prepare a Current Market Analysis. 3.  Ask the Seller to Provide you with a Home Warranty on the home. 4.  Have a Home Inspection done by a Professional Home Inspector. 5.  Have a Separate Home Apprais...
11/12/2009
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OPEN HOUSES:  SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009 7520 E. MILTON-HARMONY TOWNLINE ROAD, MILTON WI 3 BEDROOM STORY AND A HALF ON 2 ACRES! TIME:  12 NOON  TO 3 P.M.   2427 GREENWOOD, JANESVILLE, WI 3 BEDROOM 2 STORY CONTEMPORARY  TIME:  12 NOON TO 1:15 P.M. JERRY MORSE, BROKER THE MORSE COMPANY jerrymorserealest...
11/11/2009
The latest numbers for Residential Real Estate for Rock County Wisconsin show that Home sales in the last Quarter increased about 6% over 2008.  Prices actually declined 6% in the last Quarter in 2009 compared to 2008. However, since the number sales increased, it may be an indication that prices...
11/11/2009
The Real Estate World just got more interesting for both Buyers and Sellers. The New Tax Rebate Program for First Time Buyers has been extended to next Spring! Up to $8000 big ones with higher income limits. Best of all, you Current Home owners, (having lived 5 consecutive years in your home) hav...
11/06/2009
The First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit has been extended and has been passed by Congress and is waiting for the President to sign it into law. The $8,000 Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers has been extended to April 30, 2010 for sales contracts which must close by June 30, 2010. Additionally, the...
11/05/2009
In Todays World, the ultimate success formula for sellers is price and appearance. 1.  With homes prices being lower than they were last year and the year before, the sellers biggest advantage over the competition will be to price as agressively as all possible.  While this may not seem to be in ...
11/01/2009
There have been a number to proposals to extend the Homebuyer's Tax Credit. It appears Congress is addressing the matter and probably will extend it.  It looks like it may include a credit for existing owners as well. Urge your legislators to pass an extension. Without it, the Real Estate Market ...
10/29/2009
Hey Rock County what is going on in Real Estate? LAST YEAR 2008 WAS DOWN FROM 2007. HOW DOES 2009 COMPARE? The Total Number of Single Family Home Sales YTD: Rock County 2008 - 1305              2009 - 1241               RESULTS:  DOWN 5% JanesvilleWI 2008 - 583                2009 - 590          ...
10/28/2009
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