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Real Estate Sales Representative - Micoley & Company
I just discovered the active rain customizer for the first time (not sure if I'm slow on this), but if anyone who's reading this hasn't discovered it yet, it's a really neat tool.  It allows you to add widgets such as mortgage calculators and rates and other neat features that you can find the co...
  780 Lake Largo Dr.     780 Lake Largo Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311   $224,900   Like new 4 bedroom home on an oversized lot. Open concept kitchen and family room with fireplace, snack bar & patio doors to back yard with hot tub. Formal dining room with hardwood floors & living room. Four spacious ...
Each and every buyer strives to get the absolute best value for their dollar. Buyers that have purchased at auction will typically testify that they believe this is the best method of getting that value. The benefits to the Buyer of the "auction" sales method include:-Buyer knows the seller is co...
Today's real estate market is extremely cluttered. Due to market conditions, property inventories are extremely high at all price points. Thus, it is becoming harder and harder for a seller to garner attention for a property utilizing the traditional "listing" method for real estate sales. The "a...
The population of Green Bay was estimated by the Census Bureau to be 100,353 residents on July 1, 2006. Surprisingly, to many that estimate showed a decrease of an average 0.3 percent per year since the 2000 Census. According to the 2000 Census, Green Bay's population was 102,313 residents. That ...
In the Northeast Wisconsin Market homes rarely break the million dollar mark, there's probably only a hundred or two that can say they're a "million dollar home."  However, imagine a home 1,000 times more expensive than even the priciest of homes in our market!According to Forbes.com, every floor...
As I'm sitting in my office and finishing the workday I see a mass of cars heading north for the vacation weekend.  The market always shifts to a slowdown over holidays, which allows for a great time to work on things that we'd often be too busy to work on as agents.  Some of the things I'll be w...
When determining the best strategy for purchasing or selling a home or investment property, buyers and sellers today are barraged with a high level of negative sentiment from the media and ill-informed sources that could convince you that the sky is falling and the end of the world is near.  Howe...
When dealing with investment property one will hear the term cap rate often.  Cap is an abbreviated version of capitalization, which is a way of determining the rate of return on an investment property.  In order to calculate the cap rate one must know the price of the property and the net operat...
Below are the statistics for Commercial property sales for northeast Wisconsin.   2006 % of change 2007 % of change 2008 % of change    11 37.5%    13 18.2%    11 -15.4%    9 -25.0%     8 -11.1%     9 12.5%    15 36.4%    18 20.0%     6 -66.7%    12 9.1%    18 50.0%        21 75.0%    18 -14.3%  ...

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