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We’re Back (and so is the Housing Market)!

Like the Metro Milwaukee housing market, MetroMilwaukeeLiving.com is back. While the blog was dormant in the last four months or so, the housing market most certainly was not. It has been a busy market since our last post with home sales and prices continuing to grow, both locally and statewide.

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Saying I do to a New Home: Home Buying Advice for Newlyweds

Can you hear the bells chime? Spring officially marks wedding season! In these parts, typically April-October are the peak months for saying “I do.” As brides and grooms-to-be make important decisions about their wedding day, they should also be planning their new living arrangement as husband and wife. Closing the deal on a first home marks the beginning of independent living, in the same way that a wedding is the start of a marriage.

Couples starting their new life together often want to begin fresh in a new home. Now is a great opportunity for couples to negotiate and secure a home that will last them well into their future.

The future Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner should keep these recommendations in mind:

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5 Things in Your Home that May be Detracting Buyers

Before many people even buy a home, they’re considering its resale value down the road. Very few people buy a home early in life and stay in it forever, so it’s important to think about what will make the home attractive to buyers when it comes time to sell. These are a few things to consider not only when preparing to sell your home, but before you even buy a home to begin with:

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Are you ready to buy a home?

Homeownership can be very exciting. Equity building, tax deductions, a sense of pride and a place to decorate to your specific taste are just a few reasons why owning a home is often referred to as “The American Dream.” However, just as Marvel Comic superhero Spider-Man was warned, “With great power comes great responsibility.” And homeownership undoubtedly is one of the greatest forms of responsibility you may take over in your life.

We’ve all heard it’s a great time to buy – and it truly is….if (and it’s a big “if”) you are emotionally, physically and – most importantly – financially ready. If you aren’t prepared to change your lifestyle, you aren’t prepared to own a home. How do you know if you’re ready to buy? Ask yourself these questions:

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Enter a Drawing for a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

This Sunday, March 3rd is a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Open House Event where you can enter a drawing for a Google Nexus 7 tablet when you visit a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage open house.

For a complete listing of our open houses please visit: www.CBOpenHouseWI.com.

See you on Sunday!


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