We put our house up for sale 2 1/2 weeks ago and boy have we learned a lot! Luckily, before listing it, I knew that there were a few things that we needed to do before we could do anything else. Once that list was all checked off, we listed our house and it has been non stop ever sense! We have had 9 showings and are hoping to find “the one” very soon! Here are a few things that I have learned that need to be done before listing your house. Ten things to do before selling your house…
1. Get rid of any extra fu... read more
February 18, 2014 12:00 am • By Chris Hubbuch
If it wasn’t already the goat, this frigid winter is now being blamed for a slump in the housing market.
Sales of existing homes were down 6.8 percent in January compared with the same month in 2013, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association, which blamed the dip on cold weather.
While January is traditionally the slowest month of the year for Wisconsin home sales, this is the first year since 2009 that January sales... read more
Posted by Dawn Levandoski Team on February 25, 2014 in
Last January my husband I started our hunt to buy our first home. In October we became homeowners. In that 10 month period we looked at countless homes online and ended up seeing around 30 in person. One thing that shocked me in nearly every house were the closets. In almost every home the closets were a mess with unmatched hangers, shoes thrown all over the floor and absolutely no organization.
Whether you are thinking about putting your home on the market this Spring or just looking to get organized there are ... read more
The white blanket on the ground has us dreaming of spring, a time of refreshing and renewing. Even if it’s still weeks before the first daffodils peek through the ground, you can still get into spring mode now by decluttering your home.
Here are our five favorite tips for getting the job done.
Take it one spot at a time. Whether it’s your cupboard, closets or basement, attack just one space at a time. It can be a series of cupboards per day. Or a room per weekend. Decluttering is one place where... read more
Posted by Dawn Levandoski Team on February 18, 2014 in
Real estate experts around the country are expecting continued but slowed growth in the national housing market in 2014. But they’re also expecting the upper Midwest to buck that trend. That’s because lenders will be operating under new regulations designed to prevent the loose loan practices that created the housing bubble in the 2000s, the bubble that burst disastrously in 2008. The regulations are expected to affect consumers’ ability to borrow, particularly in areas where lending practices wer... read more