Rarely Discussed Tips for Buying that First House

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 31, 2013

Rarely Discussed Tips for Buying that First House Lots of solid information is available online that discusses items for first time home buyers such as choosing the right loan, working with a reputable lender, and arranging a proper budget. While those items are very important, there are some other items that don’t get the same […]

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Thousands of homes Foreclosed; Can you afford a Risky Loan?

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 23, 2013

Thousands of homes Foreclosed; Can you afford a Risky Loan? The adjustable rate mortgage has been around for a number of years and it has helped a number of people afford the purchase of their first home. However, in the late 90’s and early part of the 2000’s some people took advantage of the low […]

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How to Purchase a Home in 2013

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 22, 2013

How to Purchase a Home in 2013 As this new year begins many people are setting goals, making resolutions and generally planning for a better year. If you are one of the people considering a home purchase in the upcoming year there is some sound advice to follow in order to make the process smoother […]

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Wisconsin December 2012 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 21, 2013

The Wisconsin housing statistics are now in for December of 2012. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) had to say: Wisconsin’s housing market rebounded in 2012, with sales of existing home sales up substantially and median prices up modestly, according to the latest figures released by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). […]

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Buying again After a Short Sale

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 21, 2013

Rock Realty Client Testimonials “Approx 4 years ago.. I was having some financial strain. I wasn’t able to keep up with a first and second mortgage alone as a single mom. Through friends and family, I was introduced to Mike and Matt. I didn’t want to have to go through the foreclosure process, because I […]

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Bad Choices People Make When Buying a Home

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 18, 2013

Bad Choices People Make When They Buy a Home All too often, people fall in love with a home for the wrong reason. And when it comes time to sell, they find that there are not as many people in love with the home like they were. Here are some common mistakes first time homebuyers […]

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Home Prices in Madison Show Improvement

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 14, 2013

Home Prices in Madison Show Improvement Lots of good news about the Wisconsin real estate market has come out over the past two months.  Home prices are beginning to improve, homes are selling a bit quicker and foreclosures are down.  All of this points to improvement in the real estate market.  Listed below are some […]

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Wisconsin November 2012 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 10, 2013

The Wisconsin housing statistics are now in for November of 2012. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) had to say: “With 17 straight months of healthy growth in statewide home sales, there’s no doubt that the state housing market has seen a real bounce this year,”  said Renny Diedrich, chairman […]

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Sold! Short Sale home in Madison, Wisconsin

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty January 10, 2013

We are happy to announce the closing on another one of our short sale listings, this time in Madison, WI! This was a Bank of America negotiated short sale. Bank of America has made many changes to make their short sale process easier and more efficient. Short sale transactions can be complex, but if you have […]

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The SMART Way to Buy Your First Short Sale

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty December 12, 2012

The SMART Way to Buy Your First Short Sale Buying a short sale in Madison Wisconsin is quite common right now. The impact of the financial recession has resulted in numerous foreclosures and has left some people with no option but to sell their home for less than the mortgage balance. Buying a Madison area […]

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