More than just real estate

Looking for a Change?

Have you found yourself stuck in a rut or bored by the trivialities of the 9-to-5 grind? Maybe it’s time to consider a career change. If you’ve got a lot of energy, love the idea of a flexible work schedule and want to help people with one of the biggest decisions of their lives, a career as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage could be the right path for you. A career in real estate provides a unique opportunity to set your own goals, and at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, we pride ourselves on offering the best training, technology and tools to help you reach every goal you set for yourself as a Realtor on our team.

Read more to see why becoming a Realtor might be the fresh change you need. (more…)

Reasons why you still need a Realtor


With technology making it easier every day to search for homes online, advertise your property on Craigslist and communicate quickly with other buyers and sellers, you might be wondering if hiring a Realtor is really a worthwhile investment – why pay a significant commission when you could do it all on your own? A real-estate transaction is not something to take lightly, and there could be some areas in the process that are easily overlooked by the Average Joe or Jane Homebuyer. A knowledgeable Realtor can help guide you through the process, not only saving you time and frustration but, believe it or not, also saving you money in the long run. Here are some reasons why it’s important to trust a Realtor with your next real estate transaction: (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Festival Weekend Preview, September 17-19

Just because fall is on the way doesn’t mean the Metro Milwaukee area slows down! This weekend is loaded with fun events, from a full-on tomato-slinging fight to a festival celebrating the harvest season. Check it all out here, in our Weekend Festival Guide:



The Paramount Blues Festival (Lime Kiln Park, Grafton)

If you’ve got the “End of Summer blues,” this is the place to let it all out. The Paramount Blues Festival is a two-day event celebrating – you guessed it – great blues music and fantastic barbeque fixins. Bring a blanket or chair and sit back to take in more than a dozens blues bands and musicians. Enjoy festival staples like cheese curds, burgers and brats, or try a taste of the South with barbequed ribs, jambalaya and even frog legs! (more…)

There’s never been a better time to buy a home!

Kathy Fetek  and Laurie Tyler are real estate agents in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Racine office. Each month, they’ll be sharing their real estate expertise with the readers of MetroMilwaukeeLiving to shed some light on various real estate processes. Today, they explain why there isn’t a better time than the present to buy a home.

So you’re ready to buy a home! This is definitely the right time to make the move. In fact it’s actually cheaper to own a home than to rent in many circumstances. As a renter you’re essentially paying your landlord’s mortgage for him. On the other hand, as an owner you build equity (the amount of value you actually have in your home) in your own name, plus you can get credits, e.g. deduction on your annual income tax return. (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Festival Weekend Preview, September 11-12

As the fall winds up, the festivals wind down. This weekend marks the last festival hosted at Henry Maier Festival Grounds, a celebration of a fine Milwaukee suburb and a feast for your eyes in the skies. Check it all out here, in our Weekend Festival Guide:



Indian Summer Festival (Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee)

The Indian Summer Festival is the last ethnic festival of the summer hosted at Henry Maier Festival park, and is Indian Nation’s largest cultural celebration of its kind. The festival is a showcase for Native American arts and crafts, music, dancing, storytellers, sporting events, authentic foods and an extensive Native American marketplace. Musical entertainers and storytellers will be performing throughout the weekend, and the authentic Pow Wow is always a major highlight of the Indian Summer Festival. (more…)

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