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Take Advantage of Historically Low Mortgage Rates 

  After economic activity slowed in the first half of the year, we saw record-low home mortgage rates in the third quarter of 2020. These historically low rates have been a strong driver in the housing market recovery. Many people …
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Real Estate Myths Vs. Facts

  Have you been thinking about buying a home, but something is holding you back? Let’s address some of the most common myths when it comes to home buying so you can confidently look ahead at the home-buying process.    …
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Take Advantage of Today’s Historic Low Mortgage Rates

When buying a home, the mortgage rate often dictates how much home you can afford. With record low 30-year mortgage rates, home buyers are looking to take advantage of the low rates to buy more home or lower their monthly …
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Mortgage Preapproval: Why it’s a Crucial First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey 

Mortgage rates are at historically low percentages so now is a great time to invest in yourself and buy a home. If you currently own a home but are thinking of upgrading, there are many opportunities to move up into …
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New Pledged-Asset Program Helps First-Time Homebuyers and Move-Up Buyers

Securing a large, enough down payment for your first home or one of significant value can be challenging for many people. Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation’s new Pledged-Asset Program can make your home dream come true. The program allows a buyer to …
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With Record-Low Mortgage Rates, Does It Make Sense to Refinance Your Home?

As mortgage rates hover around the mid-three percent range, refinancing might be a good investment. Here are things to consider before refinancing. Will I make my investment back? The low interest rate is certainly an important factor, but you also …
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State of the Market – September 2019

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Today there is a lot of noise and mixed messages about the housing market. Is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market? Are we on the verge of a slow …
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Buying a Home? Five Steps to Follow to Be Confident and Prepared!

While buying a home is certainly an exciting journey, it is not one to be taken lightly. You will want the confidence from step-by-step preparation, research and guidance from your REALTOR®. These five steps will prepare you to make an informed …
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Shorewest, REALTORS® is a One-Stop Shop!

A recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) study revealed that a vast majority of home buyers want to work with a company that offers a full-range of real estate services for one-stop shopping. 78% of home buyers said that one-stop …
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Millennials, Did You Know This About Down Payments?

Housing experts have done much research into why we don’t have more first-time home buyers entering the market. In looking at this issue, recent surveys of Millennials (the largest first-time home buyer pool in history) uncovered that 60% of these buyers believe …
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