Shopping for a mortgage? Some lenders offer closing-cost credits

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WASHINGTON — The government shutdown and the debt limit have dominated the headlines, but a behind-the-scenes fight over federal mortgage policy has been brewing and it could affect your choices the next time you apply for a home loan. The issue concerns differing rules for different types of mortgage sources. Some mortgage brokerage firms have… Continued

October 14, 2013

Tie Up Loose Ends Before You Move

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Boxes aren’t the only things that are overlooked during a move. All too often, people forget about obvious tasks such as updating insurance policies and clearing out a safe-deposit box. Here’s a checklist of loose ends you’ll need to tie up before you turn in the house keys:                                                                                                                                                   Chip Wass Change Your Address…. Continued

July 5, 2013

How soon should a renter in wisconsin look for a house

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Most landlords in Wisconsin use the Lease from Wisconsin Legal blank.    It is written in the lease that the tenant agrees to give a 60 day notice upon vacating.   So at the 60 day mark most landlords want you to either renew or pay a penalty rent if you hold over on your lease.  (in Wisconsin that… Continued

July 1, 2013

Homeowners insurance

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Every year my claim free homeowners insurance goes up with the same old song and dance reason.  Higher claims , higher costs etc. After a significant rate increase bill I usually shop other insurance companies and most of the time I save 20-30 percent as a new customer. The same goes with health insurance ,… Continued

June 26, 2013


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In the good ole days I looked forward to the weekends. To me its just another work day.   But selling is fun.  Opening a door to a new listing or foreclosure is like unwrapping a gift. Either its nice or its a Dud.   Either way the suspense Is part of the fun.

May 18, 2013

Now this would be a dream sale 52million sale in Palm Beach

By | General Radio personality said to be the buyer of County Road property   Related View Larger                                 WoollyMammothPhoto.Com Aerial view shows the extensive landscape with formal gardens at 601 N. County Road. View Larger             Chris Salata A gate accesses a driveway at 601 N. County Road in Palm Beach, a 1992 custom home sold… Continued

May 17, 2013

10 Things That Make a Home a Good Home

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Buyers spend a lot of time looking at properties online, touring homes on the Sunday open house circuit, and talking to their real estate agent. They’re laser-focused on finding the best home that meets their needs. The problem is, buyers sometimes don’t take the long view of a property. They’re only looking at a home… Continued

May 16, 2013

Milwaukee becomes reluctant landlord

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It could be your elderly neighbor who exhausted her savings and had no one to turn to. Or it might have been the couple down the street who were jobless for months. And now they’re gone, another tax foreclosure statistic that leaves the city holding the bag. While mortgage foreclosure rates have stabilized somewhat in… Continued

May 10, 2013