FHA Discounts for First-Time Homebuyers

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty December 15, 2014

First-Time Homebuyers Discounts through FHA People in the market for their first home can take advantage of a new offer from FHA. This new initiative aims to provide more information to buyers though classroom education and will reward them with a reduction in the premiums paid towards mortgage insurance.     HAWK to the Rescue […]

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Wisconsin October 2014 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty November 26, 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for October of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: ~~~~~ Wisconsin’s home sales rose significantly in the month of October, and median prices continued growing at a solid rate, according to a recently released analysis of the state’s housing market by the Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin September 2014 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty October 30, 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for September of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: Wisconsin’s home sales in September were nearly identical to one year ago, but prices were higher, according to the most recent analysis of the state housing market released by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). […]

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Simple Things to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty October 22, 2014

Simple Things to Get Your Home Ready to Sell Getting ready to sell a home involves a lot more than just the home. There are also emotions, schedules and other things to consider. Here are some tips to help you in getting ready for the day you hand over the keys to the new owners. […]

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Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty October 7, 2014

Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal It is impossible to do over a first impression. When it comes to selling a home many people will look at online pictures and even drive by the house before they make an appointment to see the inside. This means it is vital that your house has its best appearance […]

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The Power of a Comparative Market Analysis When Selling Your Home

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty October 2, 2014

The Power of a Comparative Market Analysis When Selling Your Home Most of the general public has access to various price lists when trying to sell an object. Online automobile databases offer average prices for used cars, auction sites can list recent sale of various electronics and even boats have a value listing guide. However, […]

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Wisconsin August 2014 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty September 25, 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for August of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: Home sales fell for the second straight month in August whereas median prices rose by modest margins. Wisconsin’s existing home sales dropped 5.7 percent in August compared to August 2013, and median home prices […]

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What does a real estate agent do to sell a home?

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty September 5, 2014

What do Real Estate Agents do to Sell a Home? Outside of the legal and medical professions, most industries are filled with people that work their tails off without the general public understanding their line of work. This is quite common for people that work in the real estate industry. Here are some of the many […]

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Wisconsin July 2014 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty August 29, 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for July of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: Wisconsin’s existing homes sales fell in July even as median prices continued to rise. Home sales fell 2.4 percent in July 2014 compared to the same month last year, and median prices rose 2.4 […]

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Signs That You are Ready to Be a Home Seller

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty August 27, 2014

Signs That You are Ready to Be a Home Seller Most people easily recognize when the time is right to buy their very first home. They are tired of their current situation and the appeal of getting their own place is too enticing to resist. However, the signs are not quite so easy to notice […]

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