River Valley Blog

Five ways to get your home vacation-ready

Posted by Annette Mikat on May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized
Vacation season has arrived. For homeowners, planning a trip goes beyond finding the best airfare: good planning means making sure your house and property are maintained and secured while you’re gone. As you plot your next great adventure, take steps to prepare your home for your absence. #1 Remember plants and pets. Gigi the goldfish may not need to cuddle, but she’ll need some basic care while you travel. Trade vacation caregiving with a neighbor or friend, and offer to take your plants and low-m... read more
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First impressions count, and when you’re selling your home, the first impression is the view from the curb. Home appraisers, Realtors, and buyers agree: a seller’s efforts in landscaping can pay dividends. A well landscaped property can increase selling value—but at the very least, it can bring buyers in the door more often than the competition and decrease your home’s time on the market.Experts agree that these three factors will add to the value of your home:#1 Trees. HGTV’s number... read more
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When listing your house for sale, time is money

Posted by Kristina Fore on April 28, 2015 in Buying and Selling
While homes statewide are selling in an average of five weeks, homes in our region are selling even faster. There’s clearly more demand than supply at this point in the cycle. Unless your home is valued at more than $400,000, it should be selling within or around the local average time on market (the number of days from the time your house is listed to the time it goes under contract). If it isn’t, you need to figure out why because time on market matters. The longer your house sits on the market... read more
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Q&A: What must be disclosed to buyers?

Posted by Kristina Fore on March 27, 2015 in Buying and Selling
Our home is going on the market next week. It’s an older home, and our basement at times has had small puddles following heavy rains, but it hasn’t happened in more than ten years. Do we need to disclose that to potential buyers?The short answer is that under Wisconsin law, you don’t have to tell people who are considering making an offer to buy your home, but you must tell people once they do submit an offer to purchase.Our approach is always err on the side of disclosure. If you have someone ser... read more
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