Category Archives: Buying & Selling

#YourStory: Joel & Linda

Recently, Joel and Linda from Wauwatosa were introduced to us by a longtime Realtor friend. Owners of several rental properties in Wauwatosa, they had approached their current lender to refinance at more favorable terms. Despite nearly thirty years of timely … Continue reading

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Five Things That Could Decrease the Value of Your Home

If you are thinking of selling your home somewhere down the road, there are a couple of things that the experts suggest that you NOT do because it could actually decrease the value of your home and make it less … Continue reading

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You Did It!

You followed the steps, got your ducks in a row and moved into your new home. Over the last few months we provided you insight on the mortgage process as well as tips on selecting a great realtor, finding the … Continue reading

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Kids Or Not, This Is Why You Should Live In A Good School District

When searching for a new home it’s easy to focus on the home itself. “I’d like 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with an attached garage and hardwood floors.” While these are important things to consider in the short term, when it … Continue reading

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5 Questions to Ask at Every Open House

Have you been tirelessly researching upcoming open houses? Found a few that you’ve already fallen in love with? As they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That applies to many aspects of life, including when shopping for a … Continue reading

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Step #3 – Shop With Confidence for Your New Home

Have you been paddling around the idea of buying a new home in 2015? Have you already filled out an online mortgage pre-approval and visited one of our experienced Great Midwest Bank loan officers? That’s great! You’re on the right … Continue reading

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Should a Home Seller Pay the Buyer’s Closing Costs?

Assisting a buyer with paying all or part of their closing costs may just be the ticket to getting your home sold—even in a hot market. Depending on the buyer, they are usually required to make a minimum down payment. … Continue reading

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11 Questions to Ask Yourself If You Are Thinking of Selling “For-Sale-By-Owner”

When the time comes that you decide you want to sell your home, the question you might ask yourself is, “Should I list my home with a Realtor or try to sell it myself?” The choice is yours. However, we … Continue reading

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Selling Your Home? Don’t Overprice it!

We recently read an article about why sellers overprice their homes. You may not be thinking of selling your home any time soon, but we thought this was a good reminder that when it comes time for you to do … Continue reading

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How to Shop for a Real Estate Agent that’s Right for You!

Buying or selling a home can be exciting.  But it can also be a mixture of fear, anxiety and anticipation because it means a new chapter in your life. So, choosing the right real estate agent is one of the … Continue reading

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How a Great Real Estate Agent Can Help You Buy Your Next Home

Over the years, we’ve worked with a few truly great real estate agents that have helped friends and customers through the home buying process. There are a lot of good Realtors in our communities, but if you’re hoping to work … Continue reading

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