Wisconsin June 2014 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty July 23, 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for June of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: Existing home sales in Wisconsin saw positive gains for the first time this year, and median home prices were up slightly according to the most recent housing market report released by the Wisconsin […]

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Buying a Home with Cash

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty July 1, 2014

Pros and Cons of Cash Buying All-cash home purchases hit a record in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 43 percent, according to RealtyTrac, which has been tracking cash-buying trends since 2011. This latest figure represents a 19 percent rise from last year—a number industry watchers attribute to stricter mortgage qualification standards coupled with high buyer […]

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Wisconsin May 2014 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty June 27, 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for May of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: Existing home sales continued to lag behind 2013 levels but median prices rose by a solid margin in Wisconsin according to the most recent housing market report released by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). […]

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Madison, WI Open House Sunday 6-8-2014 1:00-3:00

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty June 4, 2014

Open House in Madison – Sunday 6-8-2014 1:00-3:00 P.M. 5113 Camilla Rd, Madison, WI 53716 KEY FEATURES Year Built: 1956 Sq Footage: 1781 sqft. Bedrooms: 4 Beds Bathrooms: 1.5 Bath Parking: 1 Garage Laundry: In Unit Property Type: Single Family House DESCRIPTION Nice four bedroom home in a quiet Eastside neighborhood. Many updates including new doors, trim, flooring, and mechanicals. Recently remodeled […]

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Wisconsin April 2014 Housing Statistics

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty May 30, 2014

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for April of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say: Wisconsin existing home sales fell in April even as median prices continued to rise according to the most recent analysis of the state housing market released by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). Home sales […]

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Simple Mistakes that can Be Fixed by Home Sellers

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty May 20, 2014

Home Seller Common Mistakes Although sellers seem to have the advantage in the current market, this does not mean that sellers can simply put their home up for sale and wait for offers.  There is still some work to be done in order to get a buyer to pay the right asking price.  In fact, […]

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DCHA Down Payment Assistance Program

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty May 5, 2014

DCHA HOMEOWNERSHIP DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Dane County Housing Authority, (DCHA), offers interest-free, deferred, Down Payment and Closing Cost loans to income-eligible, first-time-home-buyers. Loans are available on a first come, first serve basis as funds are available. The DCHA Down Payment and Closing Cost Loan Program is a gap financing program for income-eligible first time […]

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Jefferson County Wisconsin Home Buyer Assistance

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty May 5, 2014

Jefferson County Wisconsin Home Buyer Assistance Currently in Jefferson County qualified homeowners can receive up to $11,000 in forgivable grants to help them purchase a home. The purpose of the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium (JCEDC) is to foster and encourage responsible, economic development activities that result in job creation, retention, increased tax base and an improved sustainability and quality of […]

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HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance Program

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty May 2, 2014

HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance The HOME Consortium home ownership assistance program helps families afford a home of their own by providing deferred loans. The DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE LOAN (DPA)program provides eligible home buyers with a forgivable loan of up to $5,000 to be used for down payment and/or closing costs. Funds are for buyers purchasing […]

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Always Compare Quotes from Various Agents for Home Insurance

by Michael Collins - Rock Realty April 24, 2014

Should You Compare Quotes from Various Agents for Home Insurance? Don’t be fooled by funny commercials and catchy slogans; insurance is quite complicated.  Varying levels of coverage, locations and other factors make insurance policies very different from one provider to the next.  That is why it is so important to compare various quotes from different […]

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