How Gentrification is Affecting Housing Prices in Milwaukee

Posted on May 27, 2017

Real Estate

The word gentrification stairs up variety responses in all groups of people. This is especially the case in the main cities with neighborhoods that have had dramatic rehabilitation. Renewal is certainly always a positive thing, and yet it can have its consequences. So what exactly is gentrification and in Milwaukee, should we be concerned or […]

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Are Homes in Milwaukee Worth Less Than Before the Housing Market Crash?

Posted on May 9, 2017

Real Estate

Are Milwaukee Homes Worth Less Than Before the Housing Market Crash? After another brutal Wisconsin winter, we’ve made it to the official start of summertime in Milwaukee. It’s time to head to Miller Park to watch the first place brew-crew crush it, and to crush some brews and bust some grooves at Summerfest! And, on […]

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What Happens to a Condemned House in Milwaukee?

Posted on January 28, 2017

HomeownershipLegal

A house in is condemned once the City of Milwaukee has determined that it is no longer fit to live in. Unsafe housing code violations are the most common cause of condemnation. Until the owner can prove that all of the cited problems have been repaired, and the house passes inspection, no one is allowed […]

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Your Rights During a Foreclosure in Wisconsin

Posted on January 4, 2017

Legal

Wisconsin requires foreclosures on mortgages to be conducted judicially through the courts. Depending on whether or not a borrower invokes his or her rights, the process can take as short as four months, or it can take more than a year. The actual process to foreclose on a residential mortgage in Wisconsin is fairly straightforward. […]

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How to fight a property tax increase in Milwaukee

Posted on November 16, 2016

Legal

Paying taxes can be a stressful event. This is especially true if the tax amount in question is significantly higher than expected. Property taxes in Wisconsin are usually determined by multiplying the assessed value of a home by the property tax percentage with a certain minimum amount. Most increases in property tax amounts are due […]

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Most Popular House Styles in Milwaukee

Posted on October 20, 2016

Real Estate

With any major purchase, you always want something stylish, right? Well when you start looking for a home in Milwaukee, you’re going to have to take style into consideration. While there are a variety of house styles in the Milwaukee metro area, here are a few of the most popular. Photo Credit The Bungalow Many […]

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What you should know before moving to Milwaukee

Posted on October 6, 2016

Life in Milwaukee

Depending on where you’re from (and what your weather preferences are), moving to Milwaukee can feel like either a blessing or a curse. Thanks to the rise in things like farm-to-table dining and… Moving to the Midwest feels, well, less like moving to the Midwest. If you’re thinking of packing up and putting down roots […]

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How to Get Your Real Estate License in Wisconsin

Posted on August 18, 2016

Wisconsin Real Estate

Wisconsin real estate isn’t just about farms and cheese shops. As is the case anywhere, there’s a bustling market for real estate agents who have the right mix of salesmanship, smarts, and savvy marketing skills. If this sounds like you, here’s what’s required to get your real estate license in Wisconsin. Step 1: Be at […]

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Historic Homes in Milwaukee

Posted on May 4, 2016

Real Estate

For most people, a house is just a house. It’s a place to live and store some of your stuff, and while our own homes may have sentimental value, they usually don’t matter much to other people. Some houses, however, have a historical significance that elevates them above normal homes. Below we take a look at […]

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The Best Real Estate Blogs in Milwaukee

Posted on April 25, 2016

Real Estate

Milwaukee is warming up, and so is our real estate season. A survey by Nationwide Insurance late last year ranked the metro Milwaukee housing market the third healthiest in the nation. Prices are rising at a slow but steady pace, meaning homeowners are able to get return on their investment but the market still remains […]

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