Explore Hudson, WI

By Jacque Howard, Team Howard
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 1: 00 pm  WHERE: Pepper Fest Park (directions here) WHAT: NORTH HUDSON CENTENNIAL: 100 YEARS! ACTIVITIES: Vintage Car Show Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Pie Contest Haircuts in a 1890s Barber Chair Historical Artifact Display Blacksmith demonstrations FOOD: Old-Fashioned R...

By Jacque Howard, Team Howard
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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    I really want to start this blog with the lyrics to Village People's infamous "Y.M.C.A" song, but I'll spare us all... I'm sure you'll be able to dance to it at a summer wedding. I do, however, want to talk about the YMCA in Hudson, WI., and their incredible summer membership specials. Adult...

By Team Cudd - Jeremy & Dana
(Property Executives Realty)
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A select group of struggling mortgage borrowers are about to get an offer that sounds too good to be true. Executives at Bank of America say they will begin mailing 200,000 letters offering certain customers mortgage principal reduction.   Getty Images “If people get these things and toss them, t...

By Team Cudd - Jeremy & Dana
(Property Executives Realty)
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First Trulia.com and now Realtor.com!  Is this move really in the best interest of Edina Realty's clients?  I don't think I would be very happy about this move if I were a Realtor under Edina Realty.                                          Edina Realty is pulling its listings from Realtor.com, t...

By Team Cudd - Jeremy & Dana
(Property Executives Realty)
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Why Should You Get a Property Manager? A guest post by Gabriel Knight, Mortgage Fit, Chicago, IL While rental property investment might look like a rewarding and positive venture, managing both tenants and properties can be overwhelming. As such, you may need to hire a professional property manag...

By Jacque Howard, Team Howard
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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TROY BURNE JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM! How I wish I would have been enrolled in one of these programs as a child...   One golf-outing when I was a kid I was slicing the ball left and right, into the water, stomping out of the woods or sand pit at every hole. I can vividly recall throwing my club out of...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, which measures total mortgage loan application volume, was up 9.2 percent last week due to a 13.0 percent surge in the Refinance Index. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index, however, fell 2.4...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose five points to 29 in May, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. The improvement brought the index to its highest level since May 2007. Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the NAHB, said buil...

By Jacque Howard, Team Howard
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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'Schoooool's out for summer.' 'Schoooool's out for-ever.' OK not forever, and not even for summer thanks to Hudson School District Community Ed Courses! Just a few more weeks until "regular" school is out and the kids are at home. No need for finger twiddling, sign the kids up for Youth Art Clas...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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Fannie Mae’s April 2012 National Housing Survey finds Americans’ attitudes toward homeownership, the economy, personal finances, and home prices continuing to improve. A large majority of respondents say now is a good time to buy a house and an increasing number say it’s a good time to sell. Doug...
New data from Freddie Mac finds 79 percent of homeowners who refinanced their mortgage during the first quarter of 2012 reduced or maintained their principal balance. The number of borrowers who were able to maintain about the same loan amount after refinancing was the highest in the 26 years Fre...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, which measures both refinance and purchase loan activity, rose 1.7 percent last week from the week before. The increase was due to growing demand for conventional rather than government loans. ...

By Jacque Howard, Team Howard
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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Hudson WI Mom's Best Friend: Drive Thru Grocery Shopping! So what's new under the sun in Hudson Wisconsin I asked myself? (insert crickets chirping) I was drawing blanks yesterday, mostly because I had no brain food due to my empty fridge. Seriously, it was so empty my freezer sounded like wind g...

By Jacque Howard, Team Howard
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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~~Mother's Day Idea: Brunch with Afton Hudson Cruise Lines!~~ Mother's Day is just around the corner and while a bouquet of fresh flowers from Hudson Flower Shop is a must do, it's time to up the ante and treat mom to a delicious brunch buffet while cruising down the beautiful St Croix River wit...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, which measures total mortgage loan application volume, was relatively flat last week, rising just 0.1 percent from the previous week. The slight increase was due to a 2.9 percent increase in th...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales rose 4.1 percent in March and are 12.8 percent above year-before levels. Pending sales, which reflect contract signings but not closings, are now at their highest level since April 2010. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, sai...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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CoreLogic’s MarketPulse report comes out monthly and provides analysis of the current and future economic climate and, in particular, the housing and mortgage markets. In their April report, CoreLogic’s chief economist Market Fleming and senior economist Sam Khater say now is a good time to buy a...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, demand for loans to purchase homes increased 2.7 percent from the previous week. But despite the gains, total mortgage loan application volume fell 3.8 percent due to a drop in refinance activity, which slowed after surgi...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New Residential Sales Report for March 2012 shows that sales of new single-family homes are up 7.5 percent over the previous year’s pace. According to the report, new home sales came in at a seasonally adjusted annual ra...

By Ryan Magee1, Mortgage Banker
(Bridgeview Bank)
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According to the most recent results of Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index, Americans’ confidence in the economy is nearing a four-year high. The index is based on a survey of 3,000 individuals and gauges Americans’ perception of the current economy and whether it is getting better or worse....

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