Financially Strapped Homeowners have Options to Foreclosure

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty March 13, 2013

It’s a sign of the times! Most of us grew up thinking that if we planned well and played by the rules, we’d never have to stand by as our financial lives unraveled. But upheaval on Wall Street, unacceptable rates of unemployment and plummeting real estate values have taken their toll.  Since 2007, 7.9 million […]

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Stoughton Wisconsin Real Estate Listings

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty March 11, 2013

If you are currently looking for real estate listings in Stoughton, WI or if you just enjoy browsing through different home pictures, we have the perfect page for you! Rock Realty is on Pinterest. Just like you, we too enjoy looking through Stoughton home pictures and current house listings for sale on the MLS. Click the image […]

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10 Things That are Good to Know Before Buying a Home

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty March 8, 2013

10 Things that are Good to Know Before Buying a Home   A good real estate listing agent will be on top of the routine items such as property tax amounts, basic info on the owner and even the existing mortgage. However, most sellers are reluctant to tell everything about their current situation. And sometimes […]

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Oregon Wisconsin Real Estate Listings

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty March 6, 2013

If you are currently looking for real estate listings in Oregon, WI or if you just enjoy browsing through different home pictures, we have the perfect page for you! Rock Realty is on Pinterest. Just like you, we too enjoy looking through Oregon home pictures and current house listings for sale on the MLS. Click the image […]

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What is better for you: The FHA mortgage or the Conforming mortgage?

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty February 26, 2013

What is better for you: The FHA mortgage or the Conforming mortgage? Choosing between the two most popular mortgages, the FHA and conforming, can be done quite easily. It only takes a few pieces of information; your current credit rating, the amount of funds you have for a down payment, current interest rates and the schedules […]

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Wisconsin January 2013 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty February 25, 2013

  The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for January of 2013. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: Although January is typically a slow month for home sales in Wisconsin, the 19-month trend of double-digit growth continued last month as existing homes sales grew 18.3 percent compared to […]

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What’s Just as Important As Location when Choosing a home?

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty February 20, 2013

What’s Just as Important As Location when Choosing a home? There is no denying that the location of a home plays a huge role in determining its value. Prime school zone, proximity to shopping and entertainment and overall quality of a neighborhood all contribute to a home’s price. But there is one other thing that […]

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Top Short Sale Home Realtor® in South Central Wisconsin MLS

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty February 14, 2013

Rock Realty is proud to announce: Michael Collins has received his Certified Distressed Property Expert designation (CDPE). This is Michael’s second such designation in the distressed property and pre-foreclosure field. He also holds the Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification. If you are looking for a short sale specialist in the greater Madison & Janesville Wisconsin […]

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10 Options for Homeowners to Avoid Foreclosure

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty February 13, 2013

PDF Version of this article – 10 Underwater Homeowner Options Slipping toward foreclosure can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and loss of self-esteem. Don’t give up. There are options available to help millions of homeowners rescue themselves from the brink. Since it is crucial to act before a foreclosure takes place, now is the most […]

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End the Renting Cycle by Following a Simple Plan

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty February 1, 2013

End the Renting Cycle by Following a Simple Plan Many renters long for the day when they can get the key to their new home. Believe it or not, buying a home is quite attainable for many people if they simply adopt a plan and stick to it. The following guidelines will help if you […]

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