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By Jerry Morse, BBA,GRI
(The Morse Company)
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The time is short for those Buyers who want to take advantage of the First Time Buyers Tax Credit of up to $8,000 and the existing homeowners credit of up to $6500. April 30, 2010 is not all that far away.  Locating property, and getting financing takes longer than most buyers realize.  Let me he...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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It's the last day of 2009 and I'm reflecting on how 2009 went for our area.  I reported to you that our GM plant had closed exactly one year ago now.  It amazes me that as I went to our local restaurants and stores, there is still plenty of business.  I am happy to say that it seems like our econ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Before Christmas I had the chance to ring bells for the Salvation Army with my fellow Realtors!We had the great opportunity to raise more the $4800.00 in just one day.  While that sounds like a great thing, I hear that the Salvation Army is $18,000 short of their goal.  While our area has been hi...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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So it's a week before Christmas!  How are you doing with your shopping?  I, like you all, are most likely almost done.  Yet I have some last minute things to do.  I encourage all of you this year to try to find a local vendor and/or store to make purchases from.  Your gifts purchased locally will...

By Jerry Morse, BBA,GRI
(The Morse Company)
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While 2009 may have been the worst year in real estate in recent history, 2010 promises to be much better. If you are thinking of selling, There are 5 Good Reasons to get started right now! 1.  Interest rates are still very low and help make Housing Affordable for Buyers. 2.  The First Time Buyer...

By Jerry Morse, BBA,GRI
(The Morse Company)
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As of this date, 12-07-09, Home Sales show improvement over last year at this time. JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN: Currently there are 494 Homes listed for sale with an average Asking Price of $150,753. In the last 30 days 59 Homes sold for an average Sales Price of $126,916, compared to 37 homes that so...

By Jerry Morse, BBA,GRI
(The Morse Company)
Comments 1
Janesville Wisconsin and Rock County have been hit especially hard by the Recession.  The local economy not only reflects the National trend, but was additionally affected by the closing of the Janesville GM Plant, as well as several other plant closings. But, the last 20 days have shown some mar...

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

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Friday, Sept. 25: YWCA Walk a Mile in her Shoes. This event--in which men walk one mile in women's shoes to help raise money for the YWCA of Rock County--starts and ends at Kutter Harley-Davidson and includes a party afterward. Go to www.ywcawalkamile.org for more information.   2009 YWCA Walk a ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
Comments 5
Are you supporting your local Farmer's Market?  You should be.  I intend to go again this morning. Summer Fun at the Market! Cooking Demonstrations, Recipe-Cooking Contest, Kids Activities The Janesville Farmer's Market has Summer activities scheduled for most Saturdays! Join the JFM Cooking Demo...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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The statistics are in for July 2009.  These numbers are direct from the MLS. There are 602 active listings currently with 95 new listings this month and 75 that sold.  The average sale price is $115,742 with average days on the market 111 and percent of sale to list 89%. Janesville's condo market...

By Scott Larson, SRES
(First Weber Hedeman Group )
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Over 1000 in attendance last Sunday night watched the amazing Aqua Jays This event is held every Sun. and Wed. night at 7pm. Yes the performance is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated.   The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that teaches safe boati...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
Comments 0
With all the inventory we currently have, there are things you can do to help with the sale of your home. Never has it been more important to go above and beyond to attract a buyer.  The list below is from NAR and has some great points.  Make yourself attractive both with price and condition.  Yo...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
Comments 0
This is a busy week.  I've had 3 closings with a 4th one on Friday!  I'm excited to tell you that we've been busy.  Prices are NOT up but, the market is busy with 1st time and some move up buyers. I'm seeing more showings on my listings, which is great! I am really very lucky with the buyers and ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Tax credit for home purchases could rise! New article out today in the USA today.  Below is the link to read about it! http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2009-06-22-homebuyer-credit-may-be-extended_N.htm Because we're still trying to get the housing market moving this just may be the b...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
Comments 1
Saturday's events start with registration at Kutter's from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. for the MDA tub Run. The ride leaves Kutter ‘s at noon sharp!!! Approximately 1,500 bikes and 2100 riders will pass down Pontiac Rd and Ruger ave leaving Janesville and winding through the scenic back roads of Rock ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Navigating Short Sales: What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You ShortIf you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the net proc...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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Thinking of Making an Offer on a Short Sale? What You Need to Know    Are you looking to buy a new home? Are you thinking that now's a great time to find bargains? That's true, but it pays to know a little about the seller's situation before you make an offer.   If a home is being sold for below ...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
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1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. 2. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you'd like to...

By Julie Press-Raese, LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
(Century 21-Affiliated)
Comments 0
2008 Cost vs. Value Report: Still Many Happy Returns for Home RehabsRemodeling magazine's annual report shows that maintenance-related projects and moderately priced upgrades are providing stable paybacks, even in a slower market. By G.M. Filisko | December 2008 Despite home price drops in many c...

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