Menomonee Falls, WI Real Estate News

By Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Crossroads Real Estate LLC)
  After spending 4 hours trying to get my mobile phone to back up on my computer using Outlook I searched the Internet for a better solution. My mobile phone uses Windows Mobile. I found out how to back my contacts up on Google using gmail and I also created a back up on my Thunderbird e-mail software. Google also has a calendar that will sync with the phone. I entered in a number of appointments on the Google calendar, synced it with my phone and it worked. The phone sets off an alarm and the Google calendar sets up a pop up on the PC. It is much easier than it sounds. MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP YOUR CONTACTS LIST FROM YOUR PHONE BEFORE TRYING THIS PROCESS. You will see this warning throughout the instructions. I tried to back up using Outlook for 4 hours and could not get it to work. If an...
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Chances are that it has already gone under contract. If the homes are in great shape and priced right, buyers are moving swiftly to take advantage of the deals. The typical spring real estate market is gearing up earlier than expected this year. I have been out looking at a lot of properties with clients. On multiple occasions we have seen really nice looking properties come on the market and waited to see them, but haven't been able to. They have gone under contract in less than two weeks. So you heard that right. Some properties are going for over list price in this market. Looking for your next home in Menomonee Falls or Germantown... now is truly a great time. But be prepared. Have your pre-approval letter in place with a lender. Don't wait to see the property because you think it w...
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
For help with selling a home. Call me for help before Foreclosure. For help with buying a home. Your neighborhood expert is here to help. E-mail me. You can find great local Milwaukee Wisconsin area real estateinformation on Localism.com April Hayden-Munson Realtor, Southeastern Wisconsin is a proud member of the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, a free online community to help real estate professionals grow their business. Serving Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington counties and the surrounding area.
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By Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Crossroads Real Estate LLC)
    Thai Asian MarketN56W14108 Silver SpringMenomonee Falls, WI 53051Phone 262-373-1414If you have driven past the new shopping center on the corner of Silver Spring and Lily Road in Menomonee Falls you may have noticed the Thai Asian Market sign. Some think this is a new Thai restaurant in Menomonee Falls but this is much better, the Thai Asian Market is a new Thai and Asian food store. You are more than welcome to stop in, shop and talk to Ron and Kaye, where you can receive tips on Thai and Asian cooking.  Soon you will be learning the trade secrets that will make you the envy of the neighborhood. Your family will be arriving home to the mouth watering scent of sweet peppers, hot peppers, ginger, garlic and curry. You can prepare your dishes as hot or sweet as you prefer. Thai Asian ...
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By Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Crossroads Real Estate LLC)
1, Find someone with 2 billion dollars and ask them for half. 2. Get a paper route and deliver 4 billion papers at a quarter a piece. 3. Get a job paying $20 an hour and work 50 million hours or 24,038 years. 4. Become a Real Estate Agent and sell $41,666,666,000 worth of Real Estate. 5. Win 10 lotteries worth 10 million dollars or 20 lotteries after taxes. 6. Have 5787 babies and collect $800 a month disability from each kid for 18 years. 7. Retire and collect $1200 a month social security for 83,333 years. 8. Recycle 2.5 billion pounds of aluminum cans at 40 cents a pound.  9. Get elected president of the United States for 625 terms.  That is 2500 years at $400,000 per year. The easiest way to become a billionaire. 10. Become the CEO of one of the eight financial institutions asking f...
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We are in the property management business and we are licensed Realtors.  Our specialty is buying,owning and building high quality apartment communities which we buy, own, build and maintained.  Many of our complexes are well known in the community. And they stand as a sign of quality and integrity I was given Tom Braatz's name to me by a friend.  My friend originally told me, this guy sure likes blogging.  Drinks coffee like it is no tomorrow. But he is the kind of guy who will show you how to get your name out there. Sitting with Tom Braatz that day, was definitely an experience.  Although I had a hard time understanding some of his words, the message he convey was crystal clear; that blogging and social networking is a way to get your name out there in an exponential way. I'm looking...
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
So I am reading the paper yesterday and I see:  Menomonee Falls man shoots a golden retriever - he said he thought it was a coyote. I look closer at the article and the person lives on the 4800 block of Dolphin Drive.  NOW this really gets my attention. This person lives a few hundred yards from ME!!  The police walked threw the wooded area WHERE I WALK MY SIMBA every day to see who shot this poor girl!  A neighbors' Golden Retriever is shot by another neighbor - OH MY GOSH!!!! The golden is 9 months old.  Poor girl.... must have been quite the frightening experience fo her. SHE IS OK.  He shot her with a rifle, the bullet went through her shoulder.  I saw her on TV later in the evening and she is doing fine. This makes me wonder.... How in the world do you mistake a Golden for a coyote...
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By Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Crossroads Real Estate LLC)
Realty Executives Menomonee Falls N89W16430 Mail Street Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Office Phone:  262-255-5600 Office Fax:  262-255-5603 Office e-mail: RealtyExecMF@sbcglobal.net Office Web Site:  www.RealtyExecutivesMF.com Realty Executives Menomonee Falls is a member of the Realty Executives national chain.  The local Menomonee Falls office is a family owned company that has been in business for 10 years.  The owner, Lynn Bauman has been professionally associated with  Real Estate, serving the community for 20 years.  Realty Executives Menomonee Falls is dedicated to building a collection of experienced professional Real Estate Agents devoted to providing outstanding services in every aspect of the Real Estate industry.  In keeping with Midwest tradition, this family owned business str...
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
The numbers are in for Real Estate Sales for all of 2008. Numbers include Single family homes, Two-family, Multi-family and Condominiums listed and sold in MLS 2008    2007    2006    2005    2004    2003    2002   2001    2000   420      455     493       524     423      456     478    445     399    # of Sales $278   $272   $296      $274     $262   $232   $209   $200  $195   Thousands 2008 performed just ahead of the market in 2000 in volume.  The number of sales have dropped each year since 2005.   The average sale price is still greater than it was in 2003 and earlier.  This shows that the homes in Menomonee Falls overall are still worth more than they were in 2000 through 2005. If you are interested in selling your home and moving up in size and price range you may be surprised t...
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
Sales of Condominiums in Menomonee Falls show a total of 75 sales year to date.  This is higher than the 2007 numbers.  The total for 2007 was 61 sales.  This is a 23% increase over last year.  There likely will be some properties closing before year end, changing the numbers a little bit. New listings coming on the market are down 7% from last year.   There is still a good amount of inventory for buyers to choose from. The sales in Menomonee Falls are better than most metropolitan areas are experiencing.    If you are thinking of purchasing a condo in Menomonee Falls, give me a call.  With interest rates dropping to the low 5% range, this is a fantastic time to buy!  No one knows when the bottom of the market actually "is".  We can only look backwards once sales pick up.  Don't let thi...
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By Bill Mews
(RE/MAX Realty 100)
  This was while we were waiting to start the parade route in the 2008 Menomonee Falls Christmas parade.  We had the RE/MAX balloon basket with us.  It was a great hit with the parade watchers - especially when he lit the flame up.
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
With severe weather warnings going on and General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee closing this morning, I decided to work from home today.  I thought it might be safer to stay around the house, not drive - that would be better for my health. My Simba sure enjoyed the day.  There is something about snow that Golden Retrievers just love.  Since it is still snowing, I played "let dog in, let dog out" most of the day.   I'd love to have the job of a weatherman.  They never have to be accurate.  Just vague. The reports said, somewhere between 6 -10 inches of snow for the storm and it should end around noon.  It has been snowing since last night.  It is now after 4 pm and guess what?  It is STILL snowing.  Now the temperatures have dropped below freezing and the roads are a mess. We have gotten...
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
The GOOD NEWS IS:  Menomonee Falls has experienced increasing or steady sales for 5 out of the last 6 months.  The numbers  for the year are still down from 2007 but they are improving.  The sales for November  were 19 - dead even with 2007. New listings in November were 30, a bit higher than the 26 for last year. Since January we have seen fewer homes coming on the market than 2007.  We are down over 19.3% for the year. This indicates the market is getting better, with fewer homes in inventory and a little quicker sales for the properties that are on the market. Inventory is decreasing, if you are thinking of buying this may be the right time to still have a good selection If you'd like help with buying a selling a home, contact me anytime!   Number of Sold Listings Dollar Volume of S...
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
                                      Photos taken by April Hayden-Munson, all rights reserved and may not be reproduced without express written permission of April Hayden-Munson Re/MAX Realty 100, Brookfield, WI.  Permission usually granted if credit is given with a link back.  Thank you for your understanding.   For help with selling a home.         Call me for help before Foreclosure. For help with buying a home. Your neighborhood expert is here to help. E-mail me.  
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
Cookie and Treat sale is on From noon to 3 pm at Associated Bank in Menomonee Falls on Sunday November 30.  Enjoy the Menomonee Falls Village Centre Christmas Walk and stop in at Associated bank to get some candies, cookies or treats.  Visit local businesses while you are out and about!  The bank is located at N88 W16554 Main St. Wine and cheese tasting from 7 to 9 pm on December 4th is being held at John Harbor's Main Street Coffee House.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the goodies at John Harbor's, please stop in.  Located at N88 W15421  Main St in Menomonee Falls.  Listen to Live music by The Long and Short of It.  stop by to show your support----  the Admission is a new toy or a canned good to be given to the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry and needy families. Information prov...
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By Pat Tasker, Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)
(Shorewest Realtors)
Mark you calendars!  This Sunday, 4:30...Menomonee Falls Christmas Parade...   This parade has a great turn out, so get there early.  The weather will be crisp, so dress warm!  Watch for the Shorewest Elves....you won't miss our float! 
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
  The GOOD NEWS IS:  Menomonee Falls has experienced increasing sales for 4 out of the last 5 months.  The numbers  for the year are still down from 2007 but they are improving.  The sales for October were 28 - a 33% increase over 2007. New listings in October were 39-- dead even with last year.  Since January we have seen fewer homes coming on the market than 2007.  We are down over 10.9% for the year. This indicates the market is getting better, with fewer homes in inventory and a little quicker sales for the properties that are on the market. Current inventory is 179 homes on the market.  This means that there is over 5 months of inventory on the market.  Inventory is decreasing, if you are thinking of buying this may be the right time to still have a good selection! If you'd like he...
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
One of the newest strip centers in the Falls now has opened a medical center.....The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert and Community Health has opened the Endocrinology Center at North Hills. This treatment center is for diabetes and other endocrine disorders.  The Menomonee Falls center is staffed by Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, with expertise in diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and pituitary, thyroid and lipid disorders. The physicians are medical staff members at Community Memorial Hospital in  Menomonee Falls.   The center is in the Community Memorial Medical Commons located at W129 N7055 Northfield Drive, Menomonee Falls.
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By April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate
26th Anniversary Menomonee Falls   1982 - 2008  A Community Affair is presented by the Community League  Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Collectibles Saturday October 18th 2008 9 am - 5 pm Admission $4.00 Silent Auction Raffle Luncheon Snack Bar Located at Menomonee Falls High School All proceeds to Charity       For help with selling a home. Call me for help before Foreclosure. For help with buying a home. Your neighborhood expert is here to help. E-mail me.     You can find great local Milwaukee Wisconsin area real estateinformation on Localism.com April Hayden-Munson Realtor, Southeastern Wisconsin is a proud member of the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, a free online community to help real estate professionals grow their business.
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