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Bathroom fix-ups remain a top home improvement project for many home buyers. In fact, statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) indicate that nearly 60 percent of home owners are targeting the master bathroom for their remodel.It’s a smart investment, too. According to NAR, "homeowners who take on remodeling projects gain equity and more resale value in their home."But what if you don’t have $20,000 to spend on adding a complete new bathroom? Renovations can be worthwhile, increas... read more
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10 Things You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Posted by Anna Jotham on February 21, 2019 in  Financing
Option for seniors should be given careful consideration You’ve probably seen the television commercials about reverse mortgages and how they can be an option for seniors who own their homes and need some extra cash. And while it may seem like a great option to tap into the equity you’ve built in your property, there are many considerations when it comes to a reverse mortgage, and not all of them are immediately apparent, or mentioned in those commercials. So let’s put this under the microscope ... read more
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When you’re ready to shop for a new home, securing a mortgage is often a primary piece of the puzzle. To do that, you’ll want to have a handle on your credit score. Your credit score can determine not only whether you are able to get approved for a mortgage loan, but also potentially the limit of that loan and what your interest rate will be. Have a lagging credit score, and you could wind up paying more for the same money as someone down the street with a sterling score.  Understanding your credi... read more
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Seven Tips to Find the Realtor That's Right For You

Posted by Mikayla Zimmerman on January 24, 2019 in  Buying and Selling
When it comes to making one of the biggest financial transactions of a lifetime, you want to know someone has your back. And not just anyone: you want a knowledgeable professional you can fully trust. That’s why it makes sense to do a little homework when choosing a Realtor.    If you don’t have someone you’ve hired before and already trust, these tips can help you find the Realtor that’s right for you.   #1 Confirm licensing. Licensing is required for agents in Wisconsin. Y... read more
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Where Should I Invest My Home Improvement Dollars?

Posted by Mikayla Zimmerman on January 17, 2019 in  Home Improvement
I have $500 to spend on my home before I put it on the market. Where should I invest it?Homeowners are often surprised at what some minor improvements can do to increase appeal as well as value to prospective buyers. Even $500 can go a long way. But the best way to invest it will vary from home to home.The best advice is to take a critical look at your home and ask yourself where does it show the most wear? Is it outside or inside? Is it underneath or overhead? The majority of homeowners usually find that $500 is b... read more
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