This past week we lost our fellow sales associate and good friend, Linda Johnson, following her courageous year long battle with cancer. Linda was a good Realtor, a great lady, and a wonderful person to work with. She will be truly missed.
Linda was totally dedicated to her clients, as they were to her. She literally would 'go the extra mile' for them, often driving several miles round trip to hold open houses or show her client's properties in Crawford County.... read more
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In Wisconsin we're still waiting for it to stop snowing. But when it does melt away, here is a helpful video from Coldwell Banker On Location:
"How to Get Your Home's Lawn Ready for Spring"
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REALTORS are bullish on home ownership, so we tend to say it's always a good time to buy - provided you plan to live in your home for a while. But if you take that advice with a grain of salt, listen to what some others have to say about the current climate for home buying. Even Warren Buffett has found home ownership to be a good investment.
AOL Daily Finance: Is It Finally a Good Time to Buy a House Again?
"...independent analysts are now saying that the sweet spot ... read more
Some say housing is headed for a double-dip....but Shawn Tully of FORTUNE points out that the real dips are in pricing and housing starts. As demand continues to grow with the population, the almost flat levels of supply and continued affordability of housing should send real estate back in the upward direction.
Real estate: It's time to buy again
Forget stocks. Don't bet on gold. After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing.
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Waterfront property owners with larger piers must register their piers with the DNR by April 1, 2011 to ensure their piers will be "grandfathered" from new size limits adopted by the State of Wisconsin in 2004.
Generally, a pier will need to be registered if it (a) is wider than 6 ft, but less than 8 ft in width, (b) has a platform at the end of the pier that has a surface area of less than 300 ft (w/ a max. width of 10 feet) and/or (c) more than 2 boat slips for the first 50 feet of shoreline frontage ... read more