Category Archives: Market Update

Jobs Still Lag, But Homebuilding May Soon Help

Positive real estate news trending?

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Quarterly Housing Statistics

A common question that people ask Realtors is: “How’s the market these days?” The Wisconsin Realtors Association makes available housing statistics on a quarterly basis that are very interesting to follow. You can look at stats for Dane county by clicking here (and other counties in Wisconsin once you are at the site), and you […]

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Interest Rates Are Great – Is It Your Time To Buy?

If you have been thinking about buying real estate, now is a very good time to check in with your lender to find out if: You qualify for financing, How much you qualify for, What timeline you need to close successfully on a home! Interest rates are as competetive as we have seen them in […]

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$8,000 ~ Used as a Downpayment!

As the loan programs continue to change, many Buyers are excited about the $8000 tax rebate, but do not have sufficent funds for a downpayment.  The National Association of Realtors has been working towards a more immediate solution. Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said on Tuesday “FHA’s approved lenders […]

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The Housing “Crisis”

For most of us, it’s been virtually impossible to ignore the alarming real estate headlines.  Everyday, we see newspapers and news programs that scream “Home Prices Plummeting!  Foreclosures Soaring!”  But is the housing “crisis” just a slight problem that has been blown out of proportion?   CNBC’s Dennis Kneale crunched the numbers, and has come […]

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