New Listing: Brookfield Condo in Great Location!

LivingRoom_Window and FireplaceThis condo has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It is an end unit which gives more privacy than a middle unit.  It has new carpet throughout, a private entrance, two-car garage, and a large open-concept living/dining/kitchen on the main floor.

There is a lot more to like about this Brookfield condo!  See the listing for full details and contact me if you want to schedule a showing!

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Features Buyers Consider Essential

Earlier this month the National Association of Home Builders reported findings from a recent national poll that they conducted.  In the poll they asked buyers what features they considered “essential” when looking for a home. They broke down the rankings by first time home buyers and second time (or more) buyers.  You may find some of the results surprising but if you are a seller, it is always good to know about trends before putting your home on the market.

Here are the top ten for both groups:

First Time Buyers

  1. Living Room (61%)
  2. Laundry Room
  3. Dining Room
  4. Garage Storage
  5. Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom
  6. Both Shower Tub/Stall in Master Bath
  7. Front Porch
  8. Great Room
  9. 2-Car Garage
  10. Kitchen Double Sink

Second-Time + Buyers

  1. Laundry Room (72%)
  2. Living Room
  3. Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom
  4. 2-Car Garage
  5. Garage Storage
  6. Kitchen Double Sink
  7. Dining Room
  8. Patio
  9. Table Space for Eating in Kitchen
  10. Both Shower Tub/Stall in Master Bath



Free Home & Garden Show Tickets!

I have a limited supply of complimentary tickets to the 2018 REALTORS Home & Garden Show.  Once again the event will be held at State Fair Park, in the Wisconsin Expo Center. The Home & Garden Show will start on March 23 and end on March 31st.

Current and past clients will have first priority but I will likely have a surplus of tickets.  So if you would like a free tickets to the event please follow these three steps:

  1. Go to the CONTACT PAGE
  2. Fill out the form and request tickets in the comment field.
  3. Please also list your mailing address and phone number in the comment field.

If you live in Wisconsin and I still have tickets, I will send them to you.

Renter Population Outpacing Owners

Realtor Magazine recently carried an interesting piece asking, “Is it still a good time to be a landlord?” In the article they report data showing that the renter population in the nation’s largest cities are outpacing owners. The data was taken from RentCafe, which is an apartment and house rental listing company.  They compared U.S. Census data from 2006 – 2016. The data included some of the following points of interest:

  • The number of renters has increased by more than 23 million and homeowners by less than 700,000
  • Rentership growth has outpaced homeownership in 97 of the 100 largest cities
  • From 2007 to 2015, the renter population has been growing faster than the owner population.
  • However, in 2010, the gap started to show signs of closing. By 2016, the trend started looking more similar to what it did prior to the recession.

Below find the specific data provided for Milwaukee:
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