Archives for 2011

Calculating Closing Costs

When you submit an Offer To Purchase you will hear the terms closing and closing costs.  This can be a little confusing if this is your first real estate deal, but the closing is almost a ritualistic formality where everyone associated with the real estate transaction is represented in the end. A meeting it set […]

Obtaining Homeowners Insurance

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting days of your life. But with that being said, there are some things that you must be aware of before you close out the deal. One of the most important details that you need to be aware of is that you need to buy homeowners […]

Getting a Home Inspection

When buying a home it is vital that you have a home inspection where a Wisconsin registered home inspector evaluates the condition of the home. Home inspections are generally done item by item, from roof to foundation, attic to basement and kitchen to garage. Home inspectors look closely at things like plumbing, heating and cooling […]

Understanding Contingencies

Understanding contingencies in the real estate contract is important to a successful transaction. Just because you have a contract does not mean a real estate deal will always go through as expected. There are many things to look out for when it comes to contingencies in the sales contract. Wikipedia defines a contingency as, “conditions […]

Submitting an Offer To Purchase

Congratulations on making it to this part of the home purchasing process! Once you’ve found the home you want to settle down in, the next step is to make is yours. Before you put your Offer To Purchase in writing, make sure you understand what information you should, and should not, include in the Offer. […]

Selecting a Realtor in Middleton

The biggest benefit of working with a real estate agent when you are buying a home is that they are familiar with the market in a particular area. This means that they will be able to tell you when new homes open up, and also what you need to do in order to get the […]

Financing – Obtaining a Mortgage in Middleton, WI

Buying a new home is a huge step in anybody’s life, so it’s always smart to start move to start looking for a mortgage at the same time you begin your home search. Unless you can afford to buy a home with cash you are going to need to take out a mortgage; that’s all […]

Finding the Right Home in Middleton, WI

You know the old saying, “Location, Location, Location”? Well, there is very good reason people say that. The location of properties is vital in the real estate industry. People will pay a premium price for a home located in a prime spot. For example, in Middleton, people search for lakefront properties located on the shores […]

Middleton Homes Buying Guide

Are you thinking of buying a home in the Middleton area? Thinking about selling a home? Either way, gathering as much information before you start the process is essential to helping you make the best decision for you and your family. Buying a home may be the biggest decision and possibly the largest purchase you […]

Wisconsin Housing Statistics (July 2011 Report)

I just read the July 2011 real estate report published by the Wisconsin Realtors Association(WRA) and was pleasantly surprised as the drastic increase in the housing statistics. It appears Wisconsin is headed in the right direction. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT One of the major takeaways for me was the fact that last July […]