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Wisconsin Home Affordability Index

Wisconsin Home Affordability Index | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Home Affordability index is currently at 227. This is a big decrease in affordability since an index of over 250 was seen last December. HOWEVER,
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“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth…”

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth…” | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Begin your Wisconsin home search at firstweber.com where you will find homes from multiple MLS systems - not just our own listings.   Be sure to
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Yes it is!

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Search for Sold Wisconsin Property data on Firstweber.com & find out what that home sold for! | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group

Search for Sold Wisconsin Property data on Firstweber.com & find out what that home sold for! | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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Are you moving to a new community in Wisconsin and unfamiliar with the area? First Weber offers several ways to help you get to know a community. | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First W...

Are you moving to a new community in Wisconsin and unfamiliar with the area? First Weber offers several ways to help you get to know a community. | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First W... | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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Home Loan Calculators - great resource

Home Loan Calculators - great resource | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Are you looking to buy a new home or refinance your existing mortgage?  

 

Check out Inlanta's great post with links to their helpful calculators and information on the loan process/

 

How much can you borrow?

How much will my payments be (First Weber also has this calculator tool on every listing for sale on firstweber.com)

Amortization schedule and Calculator

Mortgage terms

Required Loan documents...

 

Read on for more from Inlanta Mortgage

 

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SW Wisconsin Land Sales Update: 3rd Quarter Sales Up But Prices Slip Slightly

SW Wisconsin Land Sales Update: 3rd Quarter Sales Up But Prices Slip Slightly | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
This past summer will long be remembered for the drought that affected much of the country as well as the record high temperatures.  Perhaps this had some effect on land sales; but when studying th...

 

Read more from Rural Property pro Jay Frazier of First Weber's Muscoda office

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Beginner Pumpkin-Carving Templates : Home & Garden Television

Beginner Pumpkin-Carving Templates : Home & Garden Television | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it

Here are some great ideas for your pumpkins this year

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Cost of a Home: Impact of Interest Rates

Cost of a Home: Impact of Interest Rates | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
The buyer should always look at the COST of a home, not just the PRICE. The cost is determined by the price and the mortgage interest rate which is available at the time.
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Four “don’ts” when buying a home in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group

Four “don’ts” when buying a home in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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Short Sale vs Foreclosure – 10 Common Myths Busted

Short Sale vs Foreclosure – 10 Common Myths Busted | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it

It’s likely you’ve heard the term “short sale” thrown around quite a bit. But what, exactly, is a short sale? 

 

A short sale is when a bank agrees to accept less than the total amount owed on a mortgage to avoid having to foreclose on the property. This is not a new practice; banks have been doing short sales for years. Only recently, due to the current state of the housing market and economy, has this process become a part of the public consciousness. Read on...

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My First Place Homebuyer's Guide: Can You Afford to Buy a House? : HGTV FrontDoor Real Estate

My First Place Homebuyer's Guide: Can You Afford to Buy a House? : HGTV FrontDoor Real Estate | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Figure out how much house you can afford and create a homeowner's budget with FrontDoor's First-Time Homebuyer's Guide Part One: Evaluate Your Life and Finances.
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Life-fficient: Tips for Home Buyers

Life-fficient: Tips for Home Buyers | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it

Thought this was a nice article for anyone thinking of buying a home. There is so much to consider, and the unglamorous things like gutters do matter! Worth a read if
you are out looking at homes.

 

The buyers sure are out!

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New features at firstweber.com to improve your home search | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living presented by First Weber Group

New features at firstweber.com to improve your home search | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living presented by First Weber Group | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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Robust 2013 for Wisconsin Housing: All regions report positive news

Robust 2013 for Wisconsin Housing: All regions report positive news | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Statewide, year long sales were up almost 11% over last year and median prices increased 7.2% over last year.  Strong sales dominated 2013, which is
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Millennials Gaining Housing Confidence

Millennials have been shaken, not scarred by the housing bust, according to a recent survey.
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93% plan to buy a home in the furture. May get sticker shock if they wait too long...

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10 Things Buyers Should Know When Purchasing a New Home

10 Things Buyers Should Know When Purchasing a New Home | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it

Times are indeed tougher these days and we are all ardently watching our dollars.  Here are ten great tips for home buyers, accompanied by large, beautiful photographs.

 

 

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What to do After the Rejection of a Mortgage Application

Unfortunately, many mortgage applicants are turned down. Find out why loan applications are denied, and get tips on what to do if it happens to you.

 

Great information here. So many people do not understand the mortgage process - it is not often that one applies for a mortgage.

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Study: the effect of homeownership on children

Study: the effect of homeownership on children | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it

New study about homeownership and its effect on children.

 

This is an interesting read.  Homeownership is typically a more "permanent" residence than renting an apartment is. That's got to be a big factor in having a positive effect on children 

 

Note, there is nothing wrong with renting and there are legitimate reasons to do so such as not being ready to settle down or having difficulty raising a downpayment. This article is being shared to make those considering buying a home feel more confident in their decision.

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Interactive tools at firstweber.com: new videos and new market stats for listings | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group

Interactive tools at firstweber.com: new videos and new market stats for listings | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Discover new website features at firstweber.com at the listing level: market stats, nearby sold properties, community videos for listings all across Wisconsin...
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Young Homeowner 101: What Grads Need to Know When Purchasing a Home

Young Homeowner 101: What Grads Need to Know When Purchasing a Home | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases grads will make and requires substantial thought and research before signing on the dotted line.

 

Set a realistic budget

Ger preapproved

Know your credit

Don't over borrow

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Informational community videos (and more) on new First Weber video channel | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group

Informational community videos (and more) on new First Weber video channel | Wisconsin Real Estate & Wisconsin Living, First Weber Group | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
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Benefits of Fixed Interest Rates

Benefits of Fixed Interest Rates | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
If you want to buy a house, but you're concerned about rising interest rates, a fixed rate loan can be a viable option.
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Relocation Guide: Tips and Advice to Help You Plan, Pack and Move : HGTV FrontDoor Real Estate

Relocation Guide: Tips and Advice to Help You Plan, Pack and Move : HGTV FrontDoor Real Estate | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Are you considering moving? FrontDoor's Moving Guide will help you estimate moving costs, buy moving supplies, hire a mover, pack your stuff and get settled.
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The KCM Blog

The KCM Blog | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
Building a Home for Real Estate Information™...
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3 Questions You Must Answer When Buying a Home

3 Questions You Must Answer When Buying a Home | Resources for home buyers in Wisconsin | Scoop.it
If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. And some of that advice is probably negative. Why buy now with prices still falling?
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