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2011 Military Friendly Schools List Released

Local Universities and College make the list
Posted by Ryan Olson on December 17, 2010 in No Category
G.I. Jobs has placed both UW - La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College on its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools embracing America's veterans as students.  The list was compiled through exhaustive research last spring in which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 institutions nationwide.  For the complete report, click here.... read more
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10 Best Places for Military Families to Retire

Wisconsin is Veteran friendly
Posted by Ryan Olson on December 10, 2010 in No Category
10 Best Places for Military Families to Retire Military.com examined 379 major U.S. metropolitan areas to identify the 10 best places for service members to retire. There were approximately 2 million military retirees as of 2009. The average of retirement age for enlisted service members is 42 and 46 for officers. Factors that make a retirement locale appealing include: · Proximity to a military base with good amenities and a VA hospital. · How the state taxes a military pension. · Educ... read more
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Stage the Halls: Dress Up Your Home for Sale this Holiday Season

Add Some Holiday Charm to your Listing
Posted by Ryan Olson on December 09, 2010 in No Category
If you plan on staging a home for the holidays, here are some important things to keep in mind: 6 Principles to Holiday Staging  - courtesy of REALTOR Magazine OR Create a festive, buyer-friendly environment with these seven winter staging tips  - courtesy of HGTV's Frontdoor.com... read more
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Crafty Ideas for Winter Curb Appeal

Yes, it's still possible to create great curb appeal when it's cold and gray outside.
Posted by Ryan Olson on December 08, 2010 in No Category
Click here for 8 Tips to grab buyers from the curb, even if there is snow on the ground or the sun is on hiatus.  Most importantly, don't forget to keep walks and driveways, patios and decks shoveled and clear.  It's more inviting, keeps the snow and slush from being tracked inside, and reduces your liability.  You want them to fall in love with the house, not fall down on the sidewalk before even entering it.... read more
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December Buying Advice

A new home for the holidays?
Posted by Ryan Olson on December 08, 2010 in No Category
In MSN's inaugural Buying Advice column, they offer a few reasons why shopping for a home during the holidays holds some advantages: -  Sellers who keep their homes on the market at this time are very motivated. -  You have less competition from other buyers than you would in the spring. -  Lenders, agents and others have more time to work with you. -  Interest rates are typically lower than in the spring. Despite what most people think, homes are still bought and sold during the ho... read more
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