More than just real estate

Preparing your house for a showing

So the outside of your home and any online photos have enticed potential buyers to tour the interior of your home – congratulations! You’re one step closer to selling. However, in order to impress the buyers even further, you’ll want to make sure your home is staged well and is ready for the showing. Follow the tips after the break to prepare for a showing to really knock the socks off anyone who’s touring: (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Trick-or-Treat Schedule

Halloween conveniently falls on a Saturday this year, so the tricks and treats can be handed out on just the day they were intended to. Each Metro Milwaukee community has its own set Halloween trick-or-treat hours, whether they be in the safety of the daytime or the spookiness of the night. Click here to see when your community’s trick-or-treat festivities kick off. Do you have concerns about sending your little ones door-to-door? Follow the trick-or-treat safety tips here, and put your mind at ease.

Speaking of trick-or-treating, do you prefer doing so during the day or at night? Tell us why here: (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s best haunted house

Are you a thrill-seeker who loves the rush of being scared out of your wits? Does the typical haunted house leave you yawning and yearning for something more terrorizing? Well, if you’re looking for the ultimate in spooky attractions, the Metro Milwaukee area has one of the best in the nation.

Haunted Attraction magazine recently ranked the 25 best haunted houses in the U.S., and the Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha landed at an impressive #5. Featuring three haunted houses in one location, the Feargrounds stops at nothing to spook you to the core. The haunts stop on October 31st, so get there before the Halloween season ends! For more info on the Wisconsin Feargrounds, including tickets, schedules and directions, click here. To see Haunted Attractions’ full Top 25 list, click here.

Rainy day home maintenance tips

Bob Dylan once sang “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Well, lately, we in Southeast Wisconsin don’t need a weatherman to tell us the conditions outside are less than favorable. On these overcast, cold and rainy days, it’s easy to curl up in bed and hope the sun will shine again, but why not use the rain as an excuse to maintain your home?

If the sun ever does decide to come out, by all means, enjoy it! But if you’re stuck inside yet another day, follow through with some of these rainy-day home maintenance tips: (more…)

The Southeast Wisconsin Fall Color Report

We’ve reached the time of year where we don’t think twice about grabbing a jacket before leaving the house, and our once-free, sandal-adorned toes are back to being concealed by boots. Yes, fall is in full effect here in Southeast Wisconsin, so whether you’re driving about lake country or taking a hike to Holy Hill, make sure you get out in time to see the beautiful fall foliage before the leaves disappear and snow covers everything in sight.

Over much of Southeast Wisconsin, it’s just about peak color time. Washington County is already at its peak, while Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties are all expected to peak in about a week. Not far behind are Racine and Jefferson counties, which will peak in two weeks.

There’s not much better than going for an autumn drive or hike and taking in the sights of gorgeous red, orange, yellow and gold Wisconsin foliage. For more information about peak coloring all over the state (including recent photos), click here.

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