Julie's Blog from Janesville, WI

Real Estate Agent - Century 21-Affiliated
I'm here to stay! This is my home and I wouldn't live anywhere else but here!
Are you supporting your local Farmer's Market?  You should be.  I intend to go again this morning. Summer Fun at the Market! Cooking Demonstrations, Recipe-Cooking Contest, Kids Activities The Janesville Farmer's Market has Summer activities scheduled for most Saturdays! Join the JFM Cooking Demo...
The statistics are in for July 2009.  These numbers are direct from the MLS. There are 602 active listings currently with 95 new listings this month and 75 that sold.  The average sale price is $115,742 with average days on the market 111 and percent of sale to list 89%. Janesville's condo market...
Banks Express Hope for Fed Short-Sale Effort The federal government is launching a program to simplify and speed up the short-sale process by providing standardized documentation, cash incentives to lenders, and a $1,500 moving allowance to borrowers. Holders of second liens will get up to $1,000...
I get calls everyday asking about rent with option to purchse.  I've found some info from NAR regarding this process.  Sometimes it sounds like a better idea than what it really is.  If you are planning to go with an FHA loan this process may not work for you either.  Make sure you work the proce...
With all the inventory we currently have, there are things you can do to help with the sale of your home. Never has it been more important to go above and beyond to attract a buyer.  The list below is from NAR and has some great points.  Make yourself attractive both with price and condition.  Yo...
This is a busy week.  I've had 3 closings with a 4th one on Friday!  I'm excited to tell you that we've been busy.  Prices are NOT up but, the market is busy with 1st time and some move up buyers. I'm seeing more showings on my listings, which is great! I am really very lucky with the buyers and ...
National home sales up 10% in June! Isn't that a great thing.  It has been busy the last few months.  I'm really hoping it will stay busy for awhile.  What do you think about extending the buyer credit?  I think the whole purpose was to deplete inventory.  We still have more than enough listings....
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."- Thomas JeffersonThis week I'm going to be really lucky!  I'm working on 4 closings this week!  Yes, things are moving. People always ask me: "Is the housing market improving?"  I would say it's holding it's own.   We are in a bit har...
So what do you think about this one??  If you're living in Tennessee, I wonder how you feel as well. It really seems interesting how much money and tax credits were given to them to make them want to keep the plant in either Michigan, Wisconsin or Tennessee.  Have we not given GM enough money to ...
Tax credit for home purchases could rise! New article out today in the USA today.  Below is the link to read about it! http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2009-06-22-homebuyer-credit-may-be-extended_N.htm Because we're still trying to get the housing market moving this just may be the b...

Julie Press-Raese

LLC, Realtor, ARB, CRS, GRI
local_phone(608) 531-2507
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I'm here to stay! This is my home and I wouldn't live anywhere else but here!