Merton, WI Real Estate News

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
A household tip for you...Vinegar the unsung hero Vinegar is the unsung hero of   "  CLEANING" White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical. To shine chrome sink fixtures that have a lime buildup, use a paste made of 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar. Make your own scouring cleanser by combining 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add just enough white distilled vinegar to give it a thick but creamy texture. Clean counter tops and make them smell sweet again with a cloth soaked in und...
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By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
1. Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job. 2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it)!  3. Thou shalt not use charge cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind.  4. Thou shalt not spend money you have set aside for closing. 5. Thou shalt not omit debts or liabilities from your loan application. 6. Thou shalt not buy furniture.  7. Thou shalt not originate any inquiries into your credit. 8. Thou shalt not make large deposits without first checking with your loan officer. 9. Thou shalt not change bank accounts. 10. Thou shalt not co-sign a loan for anyone.   Call me today and find out how I can help you buy your home smoothly and efficiently.   Courtesy of Lisa Bear   262-893-5555 Office/Cell             Proudly Serving Southc...
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By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Slow Draining Sink - Here's a Tip! We’ve all read various remedies and household fixes for those basic repairs around the home. Seldom do we opt to try them ourselves. Recently in our household we had an issue with a slow draining sink. One day while out taking care of the grocery shopping, I recalled a helpful hint that vinegar and baking soda could be used to help resolve a slow draining sink. Another benefit to this remedy is that it is not harmful to the plumbing or the environment. Here’s how it works: Pour some baking soda directly onto the drain. Pour vinegar so that it will run to the drain covering the baking soda. When the vinegar comes into contact with the baking soda it will foam. Apply more vinegar each time the foaming stops until all the baking soda appears to be washed ...
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By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Need and the Perils of Over-Pricing I sat at the kitchen table with my client.  We had been in contact over the last several months as he fixed up the home that renters hadn't cared to keep up.  They had, indeed let the dogs use the floors instead of going outside, and smoked like chimneys in the home.  He restored it better than new. It was truly a labor of love for him, rebuilding window boxes, painting, re-doing the kitchen, adding brand new carpet throughout.  The results were spectacular.  Any buyer would be proud to purchase it. We poured over the recent sold data in the area and I suggested a price range.  "But, I can't," he said with a sigh.  "I owe $Xxx,000.  I need to price it about $25,000 higher than you are suggesting.  Let's do that and see what happens." The Moment of Tru...
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By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Good week ---- four accepted offers.  It appears I need some more listings -- so if you are considering selling (or buying) give me a call! Or agents, if you have any referrals in southeast Wisconsin -- I will take care of them and give you a referral to boot.  Lets work together to make 2011 the best year yet!     262-893-5555 Office/Cell Proudly Serving Southcentral and Southeastern Wisconsin with Referrals from my Clients Look for properties across Wisconsin on MLS at http://www.lisabear.com Check me out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LisaBearRealEstate or http://www.facebook.com/LisaABear Check out my Blogs! http://realestateinwisconsinlisabear.blogspot.com http://activerain.com/blogs/lisabear01 http://lakecountrylife.wordpress.com
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By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Bounce this Along.. Bounce This Along All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle. 3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often. 4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season. 5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.. 7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.8. To freshe...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Merton, WI for the last 30 days. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth.  Furthermore, I can't think of a better time for a buyer, whether you are a buyer wanting to utilize the first time home buyer tax credit in Waukesha County, or any existing buyer looking for a tax credit for their home in Waukesha County.  Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County.  The following ML...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Driving along the roads one sees the corn being sold out of the back of trucks. The many pumpkin stands are prevalent in the Waukesha County Real Estate market. Indian cord everywhere, apple cider for sale, lots of fall produce being distributed and bought at an alarming rate. The beauty is in the majestic change in tree color and it's brilliance cannot go un noticed. It's absolutely spectacular. As of today it's official: today is the first day of autumn. Wisconsin truly is an amazing state to see fall. The beautiful fields, the wildlife, the farms and barns, the colors dancing from trees to trees, and the pristine and the translucence of the water that surrounds you. It's all right here. Stalks of corn sitting next to pumpkins on display. Bakery specials and more. Large amounts of gee...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
You train all year, you get to know that chip like it was your brother. You live,sleep,think, and eat with that chip on your mind. Occasionally you come up with a better discuss throw technique, or follow cows that cement like flowage. A flatter disk can really move. Hundreds of disks and now you are ready. Lots of competitors, and just about everyone has had their prime have wheat and barley aged beech wood aged beverage and after one last rest room stop the warriors head to the field in order to do homage to the great state of Wisconsin and the famous Cow Chip challenges. Lots of variables have played part in this big making. It's the Guernseys, the Holsteins, the Jerseys, the Swiss, the polled Herefords, oh, so many great role models. The diet has been extremely calculated all year a...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
There are many wonderful youth organizations in the Waukesha County real estate market are, and one of the ones I really admire in Waukesha County is the 4-H exhibits at the Waukesha County Fair. I like them at the Wisconsin State Fair, and many other areas as well. It never ceases to amaze me at the leadership these youths possess and the generosity of adults that guide them through the 4-H. I personally love to walk through the animal exhibits and look at the pride and work that everyone puts into their exhibits. The attention to detail is awesome and I feel just a little bit better in life after I have such a genuine smiling face look back at me. The world needs a lot more of these wonderful people. Take a look at Waukesha CountyUW-Extension 4-H Youth , or Waukesha County .       Wis...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
I have found memories of hanging out with my grandfather when I was young. Saturdays were a ritual; a trip to the dump so the guys could get together and chew the fat, a secret trip over to Dottie's bakery in Stonebank where my grandfather would pick up the donuts and then fly over to the Phillips 66 station in North Lake so he and his friends that had diabetes could eat their jelly donuts, and of course the cheese factory in Mapleton to get a half a brick of cheese. The Waukesha county cheese factoriesmay have diminished but those memories will last for ever for me. I was showing property a bit ago to someone and I made the comment that I thought it was a cheese factory previously. The folks that were relocating looked at me in bewilderment as I explained to them that the Waukesha Coun...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
I can remember that old saying "Don't you know enough to get out of the rain?" Lately I question whoever or whatever the source of that saying was trying to convey. When we are younger we could sit out and play in it, it had such a peaceful connotation. Years would go by and between driving and outside events it could become a nuisance. This morning I was drinking a cup of coffee and looking out the window and reminiscing about rain in my life. Sounds strange, but it's true. I remember some of my best thoughts, peaceful thoughts, creative thoughts, and good thoughts came when I could come and learn to enjoy and focus on the rain. I would sit in my home on Washington Island and watch the great blue herons walking the shoreline; absolutely beautiful. I could watch my steers, and sheep wal...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Recently, I noticed that a lot more homes were going into the pending section in the local multiple listing service. If you are thinking of putting your home on the market then this may be a great time to do so. We can orchestrate your next move for you when we sell your home and get you into your next one. The first step would be to call us, or go to www.myhomevaluesource.comand request a market determination of your property. While you are at it go to www.buyingvip.com and sign up to become a VIP buyer and beat others to hot new listings. If you are a home buyer then there is not a better time to purchase a home. The rates are superb, the selection is outstanding, and prices are super! Why not give us a call or email us for an appointment. Better yet , go to www.buyingvip.comand sign ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Real Estate is an Industry where everyday you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. In the blink of an eye you can lose that important lead. We work in an Industry that involves rigorous time management and technology changes each day. The concept of being personilized and creating your own niche is paramount, and really, why would we not just be ourselves. I have been very fortunate to have some of the best customers and clients on Earth. Never under estimate the friendship that can devlop with having such customers and clients, let alone being grateful for their loyalty. I have always prided myself on being personal, but at the same time I will make that commitment to work harder than a rented mule, but always working smarter just as well. Granted, our market has seen ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
 OUTSTANDING NEW LISTING ON ABOUT 1.22 ACRES. BE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO BUILD IN LAKE COUNTRY'S STONEBANK AREA. THIS HOME SITE IS AMONG SIXTY ACRES OF PRESERVED PRAIRIE LANDS. WOODS TO THE REAR OF LOT, AND THIS IS TRULY ONE OF THE FINEST LOTS IN THE SUBDIVISION. ENJOY COUNTRY LIVING IN A GREAT CONVENIENT LOCATION. PRICED TO SELL AT $110,000. CALL FOR INFORMATION 262-377-1459 http://www.localism.com/ GO TO WAUKESHA COUNTY. WWW.ACTIVERAIN.COM/TOMMYBRAATZ  
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