More than just real estate

Disaster planning for your new home

You just moved into your dream home and have plenty on your mind, like where to place the couch and whether you should change the paint color in the guest bathroom. But don’t let these tasks distract you from making your household prepared for an emergency.

You want your home and those within it to be protected from day one. Taking care of disaster preparedness early means you can focus your time and energy on all of your other move-in tasks with peace of mind.

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Metro Milwaukee’s Festival Weekend Preview, August 27-29

From our south-of-the-border neighbors to the Far East, this weekend’s festivals are all about celebrating culture with dancing, music, food and more! Check it all out here, in our Weekend Festival Guide:



Mexican Fiesta (Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee)

Spice up your life with authentic Mexican food, rousing mariachi bands, the foot-stomping rhythms and colorful swirl of traditional dancers, and the handmade treasures of the marketplace. You can do more than just be a spectator at the fiesta by participating in the handful of contests taking place, including dancing competitions, cultural costume contests and even a jalapeno-eating contests, truly not for the faint of heart. (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Weekend Festivals Guide, August 19-22

We all know there’s one day in the year where we’re all Irish, but this weekend you can celebrate being Irish (by blood or by spirit) four straight days! After you’ve shown some Celtic pride, mosey next door for a wine enthusiast’s dream festival, and if you’re looking for even more culture to pack into your weekend, there’s an art fest at the Domes that’s not to be missed. Check it all out in this weekend’s festival guide:

Thursday – Sunday

Irish Fest (Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee)
The nation’s largest Irish festival celebrates its 30th birthday this year with more than 300 entertainers on 17 stages, children’s activities, Irish food and spirits, canines and more! Visit the Cultural Village and be transported to Ireland without even leaving the lakefront. Here, you’ll learn about Irish heritage, gander and shop Celtic wares and crafts and of course clap, stomp and sing along to hearty Irish music. (more…)

Watch “The Real Estate Office” in Action!

Last month, we announced the debut of “The Real Estate Office,” a fun new exhibit at Milwaukee’s Betty Brinn Museum that gives children the chance to play within a pretend real estate office while learning the ins and outs of buying and selling homes and being a real estate agent. The exhibit has been extremely popular, and even grabbed the attention of REALTOR Magazine!

Recently, REALTOR Magazine visited the Betty Brinn Museum to observe and videotape children playing and pretending in The Real Estate Office. The magazine has posted the edited video on their online site, titled “The Future of Real Estate.” You can watch the video yourself below!

The Real Estate Office will be exhibited at the Betty Brinn Museum through October 3rd, and will return in 2011.

Hit the Best Links in Wisconsin

The 92nd PGA Championship at the breathtaking Whistling Straits kicked off this morning in Kenosha. Whistling Straits has been called one of the best golf courses in the world, and this week it plays host to some of the best golfers in the world, including the infamous Tiger Woods.

While you may not have the skills to play alongside Tiger & Co. this weekend, you can take advantage the many nationally-ranked golf courses around the state of Wisconsin. Forget the notion that all the best golfing is in the south; to see the Dairyland’s most prestigious courses, click here. And if you want to dig in even deeper for a hole-by-hole approach, click here for Wisconsin’s “18 Dream Holes,” click here.

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