Our Blog

Why Aren’t There More Homes For Sale?

If you are a homeowner in our current market, you might be weighing your options when it comes to selling your home or staying put. We are in a robust sellers market that has been described as a “straight up …
Read More


The Truth About Federal VA Financing

Sellers can be assured that buyers eligible for Federal VA financing are great buyers ready to go to closing. Veterans have earned benefits that can greatly assist them when financing a home purchase. Qualifying for the loan is no different …
Read More


It Never Hurts to Get a Second Opinion

Much like a major medical procedure, getting financing for a home purchase is a major financial decision. We always urge home buyers to get a second opinion on their home loan. This type of Mortgage Check-Up ensures that you’re getting …
Read More


Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Ways to Reduce Closing Costs Every mortgage loan incurs fees known as “closing costs” or “settlement fees.” This informational video goes over the different types of closing costs. Your Shorewest, REALTOR® is here to answer any questions you may have …
Read More


Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Reasons You Should Buy a Home There are many reasons why you should consider buying a home to experience the joys of homeownership. This informational video provides financial and emotional reasons to purchase a home. Your Shorewest, REALTOR®  is available …
Read More


How Equity Helps Homeowners

What is equity and how does it affect you as a homeowner? Equity is defined as the difference of the home’s fair market value and the outstanding balance of all other debt on the property. Many homeowners are unaware of …
Read More


Resource Video: Seller Edition

Is it the Right Time to Sell Your Home? The decision to sell your home is not a decision that should be made in haste. There are many factors that go into the decision to sell your home, one of …
Read More


Where are Mortgage Rates Going?

Home buyers have enjoyed historically low mortgage rates and an improving economy in the past few years. In this type of financial climate, the question of would mortgage rates increase became how much would rates increase in 2017? When the …
Read More


State of the Market – May 2017

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Entering the second quarter of the year, we are in the midst of a very active, tight inventory spring market. Home sales in Southeastern Wisconsin are up 3.9% and prices …
Read More


Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Your debt-to-income ratio is one way that lenders measure your ability to manage the monthly payments you’ll need to make to repay the money they intend to lend you. This informational video provides key points on how this ratio is …
Read More


Home Valuation Report