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Outstanding Service is a Choice. How do we offer the best local value in Real Estate? The greatest expense in Real Estate is lead generation... in short advertising. The early days of the Internet offered effective, low cost advertising – a savings few Brokers passed along to clients. The days of low cost Internet advertising are long past. Low cost advertising gave way to a small group of Internet conglomerations controlling the majority of the market. Like every other industry controlled by a few entities, prices quickly escalate. Some of these companies take advantage of loop holes in the law to collect and sell Real Estate leads and personal information for other purposes. Ez1 Realty refuses to do business with these companies – and refuses to compromise one letter of the law. In short, Ez1 Realty passes savings along to its clients!
Ez1 Realty refuses to purchase Internet Leads and offers you the exclusive promise to never share your contact information in an effort to make a couple of extra bucks. We treat Real Estate, your confidence, and your privacy seriously.
It seems I am not the only one who is calling a halt to the business practices of some of these online businesses. Here is an article I was sent.
Eight Austin-based real estate brokerages are taking a cue from their local Realtor association and will no longer send their listings to real estate portals not affiliated with a Realtor trade group.
Earlier this month, the Austin Board of Realtors announced that as of April 30, 2014, it would no longer distribute its members’ listings to third-party listing portals through listing syndicator ListHub, citing concerns about unethical business practices and inaccurate listing data on third-party sites. Members would then be free to decide whether to syndicate their listings to third-party sites on their own.
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Having worked with a number of Buyers, I have developed listening skills which allow me to review a number of properties and find those most likely to appeal to the buyer's individual needs and desires. After reviewing hundreds of listings I can present a short list of homes to view. In most cases buyers have chosen one of these properties to become their new home.
Real Estate Sales are stronger than expected for the first 5 months in Menomonee Falls. From January 1, 2013 to June 10, 2013 The MLS shows only 326 single family Listings for all of Menomonee Falls. Much lower than normal. Sellers seem to be holding off, waiting for the market to change.
Out of 326 total single family home listings shown on June10, 2013:
162 are active, 58 have accepted offers
164 have sold since January 1.
That leaves only 104 single family homes available for sale in Menomonee Falls. Prices are on the rise across all price ranges.
Please contact me for detailed information in your neighborhood and price range. You can also request free automatic MLS updates E-mailed directly to you to help track this ever changing market.
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In its entirety, 2013 proved to be a good year for housing. Home sales and prices were broadly higher across the nation, while foreclosure loads, the number of homes for sale and the number of days it took to sell a home were all much lower. Multiple-offer situations became commonplace again and prices in many areas rallied to multi-year highs. This, of course, varied by location and segment, but the proverbial glass appeared to be more than half full throughout the year.
New Listings in the Milwaukee region decreased 6.9 percent to 916. Pending Sales were down 21.1 percent to 678. Inventory levels shrank 9.3 percent to 6,227 units.
Prices marched higher. The Median Sales Price increased 8.2 percent to $167,700. Days on Market was down 8.8 percent to 91 days. Absorption rates improved as Months Supply of Inventory was down 15.4 percent to 4.6 months.
Housing is fortified by confident consumers and good jobs. The year 2013 was marked by a slowly improving labor market stunted by political gridlock, and the Federal Reserve's long-awaited taper announcement was not surprising. Interest rates remain low (but upwardly mobile), prices are still affordable, the employment picture looks decent and the stock market is up nearly 30.0 percent from this time last year. It's no wonder that buyers were active in 2013. Here's to more of the same in 2014.
State's Home Ownership Rate Down HTRNews.com (12/28/2013) Lintereur, Josh
Wisconsin’s housing market is continuing its recovery, but home ownership rates in the state are still low. Between 2010 and 2012 half of all Wisconsin counties saw home ownership numbers fall. Real estate experts say the decline is a result of foreclosures and the number of residents who have sold their home due to financial hardships. Those families have opted to stay with family or rent living space. David Clark, an economics professor at Marquette University, says there is no evidence that people who had their homes foreclosed have re-entered the housing market. He added that is difficult to obtain a loan following a foreclosure that occurred not too long ago. In addition, others argue that residents are still trying to find financial stability. Consumer confidence remains low, but experts say time will tell if workers are gaining enough confidence in their job to purchase a home. According to the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, the state’s median home sale price rose 7.5 percent during the first 10 months of 2013, compared to a year ago, to about $144,900.
Date: December 23, 2013
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin home sales fell 6 percent in November 2013 when compared to November 2012, although total sales for the year remain ahead of 2012, according to the latest housing report by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA). Comparing the first 11 months, home sales were up 11.1 percent in 2013 over 2012. Prices were also higher in November, rising 4.7 percent above the same month last year, to a statewide median of $136,000.
“Over the last two months, the housing market has definitely cooled from the red-hot pace that characterized the first three quarters of 2013,” said Steve Lane, WRA board chairman. “This was bound to happen since the base of comparison is 2012, and that was a very strong year for home sales.”
Lane pointed to markedly higher mortgage rates, steady upward movement in prices over the last year and a half, and heightened uncertainty of federal fiscal and health care policies as potential factors for the cool down. According to the report, 30-year-fixed mortgage rates bottomed out at 3.35 percent in November and December last year and stood at 4.26 percent in November, which is nearly a full percentage point higher. The median home price has risen steadily since March 2012 and is up 7.5 percent through the first 11 months of this year compared to that same time frame in 2012. Finally, the combination of a short-lived partial federal government shutdown in October and continued uncertainty associated with anticipated health care expenses may have kept some potential buyers on the sidelines in November.
“Although sellers would certainly prefer prices to increase faster, the more moderate rate of median price appreciation of 4.7 percent is healthy for the Wisconsin market,” said Michael Theo, WRA President and CEO. He noted that with current inflation lower than 2 percent, the modest home price appreciation will build total household wealth in real terms. “Wisconsin has enjoyed relatively mild swings in home prices relative to some of the more volatile regions of the country, and that stability keeps the dream of homeownership attainable for Wisconsin residents,” he said. The Wisconsin Housing Affordability Index, which shows the percent of the median-priced home that the family with median income can afford to buy assuming current mortgage rates and 20 percent down, stood at 232. This is up slightly from the October value of 225, but well below the level of November 2012 when it was at 275.
Despite the recent slowdown in sales, the number of homes on the market continued to shrink, with inventories down 9.5 percent to 8.6 months statewide in November. “City markets are quite a bit tighter than those in rural areas,” said Theo. In fact, the November supply of homes in the 24 metropolitan counties in the state were down to 6.5 months of supply, which was more than twice that rate of just under 14 months of supply in nonmetropolitan counties. “Using an experienced REALTOR® can help buyers find the best value in every market,” he said.
The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
This is one of the best articles I've read that lays it on the
line. I've seen each of these infractions a number of times. We have
a board to complain to, but my experience has been, the agent you
file a complaint on comes into the review, says, “I didn't know
that,” and the board says, “okay, don't do it again.” It is
frustrating when your an agent trying to play by all the rules. I
have a long list of everything I've seen go wrong in Real Estate. The
fact of the matter is, if I posted it, no one would believe me.
Another problem is, some states have strict laws prohibiting public
complaints. Wisconsin is one of those states. This article must be
from one of the few states without such restrictions. Read the
article and think about it. When the road seem easy, watch out for
what's below the surface. Remember, the smoothest looking road is the
one covered with ice
Sales of homes in the 4-county Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market increased 3.5% compared to the same period in 2012. There were a total of 1,434 homes sold, compared to 1,386 last October.
4 County Area
The 3.5% increase in regional sales may be a sign that the marketplace is settling into a more gradual sales pace. Rather than seeing large, double-digit increases – fueled by discounts and low prices – steady sales increases would point to a market with competitive pricing and neither buyers nor sellers dominating a transaction.
Cumulative sales through October totaled 15,351, putting the market on track to end the year with just under 18,000 sales.
Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties saw a moderate increase in sales in October, whereas Washington and Ozaukee Counties saw insignificant decreases in the number of units sold (both counties had one less sale than the previous year).
All are following a “normal” pattern of sales for the year, characterized by low sales in the first few months of the year (as listings are added to the market, increasing inventory). In spring, sales take off, consuming inventory through the summer, ending about Labor Day. The fall sees a gradual trailing off of sales to the end of the year (and a rise in inventory).
Homes placed on the market increased for the seventh month in a row in October, going up 8.6% – the first time the market has seen a sustained period of increased listings since before the recession.
September Home Sales Up 16.4%
Sales Up 12.7% Through 3rd Quarter
Home sales in the Metropolitan Milwaukee market were up 16.4% in September. Through the 3rd quarter the market had a 12.7% increase in sales versus 2012.
Sales There were a total of 1,484 homes sold in September, compared to 1,275 in September of 2012. For the first 9-months of the year, there were 13,917 sales vs. 12,349 during the same span in 2012.
Year-End Outlook While the fall/winter market usually sees a slowdown in activity, we expect 2013 to end on a positive note. With nearly 14,000 sales completed, and a historic average of 3,000 to 4,000 sales in the 4th quarter, we are comfortable projecting that 2013 will end with approximately 17,000 sales.
That would put the year on the level of the early 2000s, when we saw total annual sales in the high teens.
Listings In the first quarter of 2013 the market saw double-digit decreases in listings, which precipitated a reduction in “days-on-market” (DOM). Through the summer sellers started feeling better about the prices their homes would fetch on the market and began listing in greater quantities. Listings for the 3rd quarter finished 13.6% ahead of 2012. For the year, the Metropolitan market area is 2.1% ahead of 2012.
Inventory With total market area listings at the end of September at 11,253, the inventory level was 7.7-months, down from August’s 7.9 level. A year ago, the inventory level was at 12.08-months. If the 1,246 listings with an active offer are subtracted, the supply of homes available for purchase drops to 5.6-months.
August Sales Up 15%
Sales of homes in the 4-county Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market increased 15% compared to August of 2013. There were a total of 1,862 homes sold in August, compared to 1,619 a year earlier.
All four counties in the metropolitan area had an increase in sales, led by a 109-unit gain in Milwaukee County. Waukesha County had 53 more sales from 2012. And, in Washington County there were 49 more sales, and 32 more in Ozaukee County.
August sales are typically strong as families looking to get into a home before the new school year starts close on their sale before the end of the month.
As we have been noting all year, the cumulative level of sales through August makes the 2013 market look at lot like the market seen in the early 2000s. Through August 31st there were 12,433 sales for the year. From 2000 to 2004, sales through August averaged 12,178 units.
Projections for the remainder of 2013 show the year ending with somewhere between 17,035 and 18,071 total sales. That would place 2013 about even with 2001 or 2002 when there were 17,321 and 18,479 sales, respectively.
While the early months of the year were characterized by low inventory levels, August marked the fifth consecutive month of increased listings compared to the same months in 2012.
Milwaukee County had 81 additional listings from 2012, followed by 62 in Waukesha, 32 in Ozaukee and 21 in Washington Counties.
With total metro area listings in August of 11,529, the market’s inventory level was 7.94-months, down slightly from July’s 8.02 level. A year ago, the inventory level was at 13.02-months. If the 1,421 listings with an active offer are subtracted from current listings, the inventory level drops to 5.72-months.
The market is proving to be very “balanced” favoring neither buyers nor sellers, in contrast to the wild swings we saw over the last decade. Sellers should not assume they will get whatever they ask for, and buyers should know the days of deep discounts are gone; a REALTORS® guidance will help both parties purchase or sell a property for a fair price.
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I searched for local Milwaukee help for short sales and seemed to get everything except a link to a local Milwaukee web site. It seems the pay for search result sites are on the top of the list when you need help. Are these the kind of sites you really want to visit when you are searching for someone local you can talk to?
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