Explore Janesville, WI

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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April was a much better month for Real Estate in our area! In Janesville there are currently 641 active single family homes listed with 128 of them new listings for the month.  76  homes sold in April for a median price of $125,000.  Homes were on the market for an average of 98 days.  Sellers go...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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 If you plan to purchase your first home after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009, don't wait to see if you are eligible for the $8,000 home buyer tax credit. Keep reading below to make sure you qualify.   http://www.wisconsinhomebuyer.org/provisions.html   Make sure to take advantage of...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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What are you doing tonight between 5-7?  I hope nothing!  I'm having a little coffee get together at CoDo's Coffee at 110 S. Main Street, Janesville, WI FREE COFFEE and live music!  What more could you ask??? Stop by and say Hello!!

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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How many of you have helped build a Habitat home?  It really feels good to participate in such an important event. This weekend our local Habitat Home was given to the new family.  This was a home that our office took upon ourselves to fund as part of the 100 year Coldwell Banker anniversary.  Wh...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Love thy neighbor as yourself, but choose your neighborhood. ~ Louise Beal Isn't that the truth!  There are some great neighborhoods to choose from.  If you are coming from most any city around the Janesville area you will find more house for your money.  I truly believe we may end up being more ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. ~ Will Rogers Yesterday on my way to work (it's only a 15 minute drive), I saw a man digging through the garbage dumpster looking for acceptable items to take with him.  I went by the local food pantry and saw ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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"I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat" ~ Michael Jordan on his practice habits If the market is truly heating up, the time is right to make sure you have been keeping up with your client base.  Now more than ever, they will need assista...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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      "Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."   -Jerry Rice, Football Player   It's Monday again and raining!  But, that's ok.  It was a wonderful weekend for weather and business. There are a lot of people out looking, trying to find a good deal.  I m...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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So here's the question?  Can you get a better deal on a "short sale" or on a REO property? The difference is a short sale has not been aquired by the lender yet.  The lender is agreeing to take a lesser amount of money to allow it to close and not get it back.  An REO property has been taken back...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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 Today while driving to my Mom's house I saw at least four SOLD signs.  I am so happy to see that!  It must mean that Spring is coming soon.  The temp is perfect and I even am walking barefoot for the first time in 6 months!  Last night while relaxing, a young girl came to my door all by herself...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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This week our office saw 9 accepted offers..not bad considering what you hear out there.  Every week we're seeing about 9-13 offers get accepted... One of the agents had a listing that got 8 offers on it.  Yes, it was only listed at $49,900, but that is still a good sign that buyers are willing t...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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We now know what the credit is for potential first time home buyers only! Please review this link for the exact details! http://www.wra.org/pdf/government/homebuyercredit_21309.pdf Now is the time to find that first home!  Plenty of options and good deals are out there. Make sure you have a good ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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January 2009 Statistics from Janesville, WI City of Janville:  RESIDENTIAL Active Listings: 624       New Listings:  109 Sold Listings: 21                         Average Sale Price:  $118,202 Percent of sale to listing:  80%  Days on the market:  80 Rock County: RESIDENTIAL Active Listings 1372 ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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It's -3 again this morning and tough to be in a mood to look for a new home! I'm looking forward to a warm weekend and hope that the Spring buyers will be out and about.  It's going to be in the 40's!  I'm going to partner with a local lender and have a buyer seminar at CoDo's Coffee in Janesvill...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Is Sunday a day off or not??  While many occupations allow us to have scheduled days off, our business is not as "day off" friendly.  While I know many of you are really good at taking a day off and keeping it, I have not yet mastered that one.  After 20 years of working in this business you woul...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Good bye and Thanks.... This is the headline for the local newspaper. Today was the day.  The last official day of employment for so many people in our community. I know it had to be an emotional day for those folks wondering what will happen next. The news crews were there from all around giving...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Tonight as I watch the Packer/Bear game I wonder how everyone will do tomorrow.  It sounds like it will be a very emotional day for those who will go in to work for the last time. If you happen upon this blog and want to give us an idea of how you are doing, many would love to get your perspectiv...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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This coming week, December 23, 2008 will be a date in history for our area.  It is the official closing of the GM Plant in Janesville, WI.  This plant has been a huge part of the lives of many in our area for 100 years.  We are now going to be heading into uncharted territory.  What is it going t...

By Jerry Morse, BBA,GRI
(The Morse Company)
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HERE IS MY TOP TEN LIST FOR BUYING TODAY!   1.  Lots of Inventory!  With about 50% more homes for than usual, you have the selection of a lifetime. 2.  The Bidding Wars are Gone!  Remember 3 or 4 years ago when you had to offer more than list price just to just to get the property because of mult...

By Jerry Morse, BBA,GRI
(The Morse Company)
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