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Metro Milwaukee’s Festivals Guide, July 25-29

We’ve really got a lot of area covered in this week’s guide. Begin atMilwaukee’s lakefront and work your way out toWest Bend, hitting a handful of festivals and fairs on your way! Chomp on a brat, check out some livestock and even take a pro wrestling match this weekend. Check it all out in this weekend’s festival guide: (more…)

What to look for during your home inspection

The home inspection is an extremely important step in your home-buying process. Before making an offer on a home, you’ll want to hire a professional to inspect the home, inside and out, to ensure you won’t be hassled with any unexpected repairs after move in. If the inspector does find problems that need fixed, you can begin negotiating with the seller to either have them fix the problems themselves, or lower the price to incorporate the cost of repairs you’ll have to make later.

Read more to learn about some of the most critical inspection concerns both on the exterior and interior of your potential future home: (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Weekend Festivals Guide: July 19-22

The storms have moved out of Southeast Wisconsin just in time for yet another weekend stuffed with fun outdoor festivals! Whether you’re celebrating Italian heritage, chowing down on fresh, fried fish or perusing the livestock at the county fair, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. Check out this weekend’s festival guide:


Festa Italiana (Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee)

Festa Italiana is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year at Henry Maier Festival Park. And with its fantastic entertainment, delicious food and, of course, festive fireworks, it’s no surprise it’s one of Milwaukee’s most popular festivals of the summer. (more…)

Five Real Estate Myths for Home Sellers

You may find when telling people you’re selling your home, you’re bombarded with unsolicited advice from all corners. Unless you’re working with a trusted, professional real estate agent, don’t believe everything you hear. Here are some of the biggest myths, debunked, when it comes to selling your home:

Myth #1: Never accept the first offer. Many people will hold out for other offers that come down the road, believing they’ll only get better. However, assuming the first offer isn’t well below your asking price, many times the first offer will be the best you see.

Myth #2: I can initially list my price high and lower as times goes on. The hottest time frame for a listing is right when it goes on the market – this is when your home will get the most attention from potential buyers. Work with your Realtor to price your house competitively, and be honest about how much home you really have. (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Weekend Festivals Preview – July 12-15

There’s a little something for everyone in Southeast Wisconsinthis weekend when it comes to festivals. In just three days, you could travel to France, see fireworks each night, cruise in a bicycle parade and more! Each festival is unique on its own, but all offer the same thing – boundless fun for all ages. Check out this weekend’s festival guide:



Bastille Days (Cathedral Square Park, Milwaukee)

Bastille Days is the biggest French festival in North America, celebrating the French Independence Day with plenty of food, beverage, music, street performers and family activities. Don’t miss the extravagant 43-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower, either! (more…)

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