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Great news for the Southeast Wisconsin real estate market

A recent report by the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS confirms the continued resurgence of Southeast Wisconsin’s real estate market. In April, home sales increased 44.2% in the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. April marked the 10th consecutive month that homes sales have increased in the area by double digits. (more…)

Celebrity Kitchens

Whether they make you cry in the movie theater, bang your head at a rock show or sing along to the lyrics they’ve written in your car, celebrities do make an impact on our lives. But could they make an impact on your home design decisions? Architectural Digest brings us into the kitchens – from the very extravagant to the surprisingly simple – of a few very different stars of screen and stage. Whose kitchen is your favorite? Which star’s kitchen surprises you? Check out the slideshow here and share what you think of these kitchens of the stars.

Positive news for the Wisconsin real estate market

The Wisconsin REALTORS Association recently released a report indicating some positive news for the Wisconsin real estate market. The report shows the market improved in 2011, with home sales slightly above 2010 levels. Monthly trends in home sales ran well above 2010 levels throughout the second half of the year, with home sales in December making a noticeable jump at levels 11.3 percent higher than in December of 2010.

The Southeast Wisconsin region saw the strongest growth in home sales, where existing homes sales rose 3.4 percent over the previous year. (more…)

Home Sales Up 24.3% in November

Home sales jumped 24.3% in November in the 4-county metropolitan area, marking the 5th month in a row that sales have increased.  The increase represents 968 sales compared to 779 a year ago.

Although 968 sales in November was decent for a late-fall month, the statistical leap is primarily due to the contrast between the 2010 and 2011 markets.  We saw a large fall-off in sales beginning in June of 2010 that continued through the rest of the year, due to the expiration of federal tax credits.

A significant change in the market did occur, however, on the listing side that may have an impact on sales prices in the coming months.  (more…)

Find a home that suits your lifestyle

Sometimes, searching for a home online can feel a little backwards – you look for price, bed and bath count and certain amenities and find the perfect home – the only problem is, it’s just not in the right neighborhood for you. Wouldn’t it make it easier to search for your desired type of neighborhood first, and then see the homes available there?

Well, Coldwell Banker has just unveiled their new Lifestyle Search option on, giving potential homebuyers the ability to search for homes in areas that fit their lifestyle preferences. (more…)

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