Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Down Payments on Loans

This week on La Crosse Real Estate Weekly we are talking about what kind of down payments you need in order to acquire a loan. Zero down loans are available!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tips on How to Sell Your Home Quickly

This week on La Crosse Real Estate Weekly we talk on some tips that you can do to sell your home quick.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FHA 203k Loans. What is a FHA Rehab Loan?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the FHA 203K Rehab loans for purchasing a home or refinancing the one you currently own. Scott White with AMEC, Inc and Joe Roraff with One Trust Real Estate make it easy!!! Call Scott if you have questions today! 608-385-5665

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Listing! 3025 22nd Street La Crosse WI 54601

More house than meets the eye. This huge quad level 5 bedroom home will leave you in awe. Located close to shopping, dining, and schools on a cul de sac. Many updates throughout home. Newer roof with a newly added 3 seasons room with new gas fireplace/cultured stone. Fenced in gorgeous and private back yard w/ fenced in garden to keep rabbits out. Incredible landscaping and flowers w stamped/stained rear patio. Don't miss out on this one. Must see!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Listing! 1721 Franklin St Onalaska WI 54650

Must see! Bi level twin home located right in beautiful Onalaska. Upstairs hosts large Kitchen and Dining area with a huge living room with gas fireplace. Upper level also has 1/2 bath and laundry room. Lower Level has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with one bathroom in the master bedroom.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Home Video Walkthrough Tours

When you are looking for a home to purchase usually people begin looking online. They look through pictures of houses and usually narrow it down to just a few houses based on pictures. This makes pictures incredibly important in order for your house to sell. I've seen people not want to look at a house just because there is only one picture of the outside and they don't want to waste their time looking through it because we all figure if they don't have pictures of the inside then it must be bad.

Not only do I insist on my listings to have professional photographs of the inside but I also insist on having Home Video Walkthrough Tours to give possible buyers a greater understanding of the layout of their home.

These Home Video Walkthrough tours show prospective buyers everything in the home and sellers can avoid a lot of people walking through their home. This helps the buyers also. Can you imagine if every home had a home video walkthrough tour? Buyers could sit at home and walk through ten houses, get a feel for the layout and then decide if there was a house that they really wanted to walk through personally. This saves buyers agents time and money and more importantly the buyers save time and money.

I understand that professional video home walkthrough tours can be expensive but I believe in the long run the agents save money and it is a great value for clients who want to sell their home fast and have more ready, willing and able buyers walk through their homes.

Below is an example Video Home Walkthrough Tourthat I offer all my listings.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

House Prices Rose 7% in 2012

Housing prices are rising. If you own a home chances are in 2012 that your home's value went up. Here is an interesting article I ran across this morning by Kerri Ann Panchuk from HousingWire.com.

"Home prices rose 7.3% last year, according to the latest annual report from Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.
S&P released the results Tuesday, showing its national home price composite rising 7.3% in 2012, while the 10- and 20-city composite indices posted annual returns of 5.9% and 6.8%, respectively.
After reporting some price decline in November, the December 10-city and 20-city S&P composite indices reported gains of at least 0.2%, finishing the year strong.
In addition, nineteen of the 20 metro statistical areas experienced year-over-year growth, with only New York prices retracting, S&P said.
"Home prices ended 2012 with solid gains," said David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "Housing and residential construction led the economy in the 2012 fourth quarter. In December's report all three headline composites and 19 of the 20 cities gained over their levels of a year ago. Month-over-month, 9 cities and both composites posted positive monthly gains. Seasonally adjusted, there were no monthly declines across all 20 cities."
Early in 2012, the national composite hovered at a lower level before surging in the second and third quarter and then slipping slightly in the fourth, S&P noted. In addition, both composites reached bottom in March and experienced monthly and year-over-year gains in December.
However, S&P suggests the 2012 price appreciation data shows housing on the upswing, but its strongest gains may have already been reached.
On a city-by-city basis, Atlanta and Detroit posted their largest annual increases of 9.9% and 13.6%, respectively. Dallas, Denver and Minneapolis saw prices rise the most year-over-year since 2001, while Phoenix continued to soar with prices rising 23% annually and the state posting eight months of double-digit annual growth."