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!
With this crazy market, it's easy to feel sorry for ourselves and others.  We all struggle time to time! But some people seem to have more to deal with and deal with it better.  So if you think times are tough, pleasewatch the link below.   http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/video?id=36964...
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them."Not very long," answered the Mexican."But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.The Mexican e...
Check out what the CEO of Coldwell Banker thinks on Fox News! Again, we know that the housing market will bring this economy back.  What do you think of increasing the home buyer's credit to $15,000 and include ALL buyers and decrease the interest rate for 12 months to 4-4.25%? http://www.foxbusi...
 If you plan to purchase your first home after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009, don't wait to see if you are eligible for the $8,000 home buyer tax credit. Keep reading below to make sure you qualify.   http://www.wisconsinhomebuyer.org/provisions.html   Make sure to take advantage of...
What are you doing tonight between 5-7?  I hope nothing!  I'm having a little coffee get together at CoDo's Coffee at 110 S. Main Street, Janesville, WI FREE COFFEE and live music!  What more could you ask??? Stop by and say Hello!!
Here's a bit of an aritlce I read today...   Call them "the haves" and the "don't haves." As in: Those who have to sell, and those who don't have to. The haves are the distressed sales. These include those in foreclosure, and those in pre-foreclosure "short sales." Such sales are now booming - at...
How many of you have helped build a Habitat home?  It really feels good to participate in such an important event. This weekend our local Habitat Home was given to the new family.  This was a home that our office took upon ourselves to fund as part of the 100 year Coldwell Banker anniversary.  Wh...
I just finished reading Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath This is an interesting read that allows you to figure out your top 5 strengths and allows you to concentrateon making those strengths stronger rather than concentrating on your weaknesses.   I am Achiever, Adaptability, Positivity, Strategi...
I am currently working on 3 short sales.  For whatever reason, I've not had the opportunity to actually go to a closing yet on a short sale.  Usually it was the client who just gave up and refused to cooperate.  I really wonder how long the short sale will be so prominent in our area and fear it ...
What a great piece of information NAR provides for us!  As a practicing REALTOR we should all be reviewing this info to improve on our marketing. For example, did you know that more than 90% of home buyers under the age of 44 used the Internet for home!  While the use of a REALTOR ranged from 81 ...

Julie Press-Raese

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I'm here to stay! This is my home and I wouldn't live anywhere else but here!