Oconomowoc, WI Real Estate News

By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
plyc Switch to real estate mode: "That's a good question and I am glad you brought it up."The best time to buy a Waukesha County Lake property, and of the Waukesha County Lake properties, or from the nice selection of Waukesha County Lake homes. Why the time is now." When it's below freezing you always have the enjoyment of ice fishing, snowmobiling, and if you are a scuba diver you can ice dive under the ice. However, when the trees are in bloom, the water has lots of activity on it from boating, tubing, swimming, and more, plus the homes are all beautiful with their nice yards, piers in, and boats in their slips, wouldn't it be great to see them at their most usable times? You bet, and I would love to be the one to show you them. Interested in a lake home? Just click the dream home fo...
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By Rebecca Sprague
(Shorewest Realtors)
It's the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. Our youngest, my nephew, is graduating high school. It will be another generation before I see another one. Or visit the school to pick him up from the sick room. The next time I go to Oconomowoc High School will be to vote -- or visit the new theatre. Oconomowoc has always been dedicated to the cultural arts. We have an impressive art gallery and store downtown, a local theatre arts group and live theatre, organized concerts at different venues, and of course, the VFW band plays at the band shelter. Did you know that the original movie,"The Wizard of Oz"premiered in Oconomowoc? To celebrate the grand opening of the new Theatre at OHS, {also known as the Oconomowoc Arts Center} the Oconomowoc Area Historical Society made a display ...
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Saturday, July 25, 2009 9:30 am Coffee Hour & refreshments 10:00 am Membership Meeting; Program to follow  "Sailing on the Inland Lakes" Presentation by Dr. Charles Hajinian   Dr. Charles Hajinian is a historian for the Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club. This is the right season to join us in his presentation about the history of sailing from 1902.  We will journey through the joy of using the inland lakes for sailing and forming yacht clubs in the Oconomowoc area.  Enjoy and learn about the types of sail boats and the rules and regulations of a regatta through a slide show presentation.  This program promises to be interesting and ties in nicely with the new Sailing & Yacht Club Sports The Oconomowoc Area Historical Society & Museum is located at 103 W. Jefferson St. in Oconomowoc, across from...
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By Rebecca Sprague
(Shorewest Realtors)
Friday, June 5, was a beautiful day for the Fowler Lake walk. It's about a 40 minute walk around the lake. (Unless my sister is walking with us- then it's 50 minutes.) We started at Memorial Park, off Lac LaBelle. Do you ever notice the historical marker there? I didn't. So we started to go counter-clockwise around the lake, starting on the Lac LaBelle side. Gorgeous homes are everywhere. My sister is a nut for gargoyles, and there are a few of them guarding a home. Now you know why it takes us so long to walk around. After the bridge,we cross the street and walk on the east side of the road, where the houses are on Fowler Lake. It's a nice walk, you get to meet your fellow walkers (everyone greets one another - for the most part). It's like taking a tour of historic homes. So if you ar...
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In the beautiful Silver Lake area in Oconomowoc, there is a condominium/single home community that is trying to beat the recession odds. The architecture is reminiscent of a village in Tuscany with tile-like roofs, ironwork, carriage-style garage doors, "turrets," columns, grand ceilings, European-style appliances, and many other features. Gorgeous,gorgeous,gorgeous. Unfortunately, in this economy, offers fall through...first homes cannot find buyers, and no one wants a"bridge" loan. So our last model is still for sale. The other villas are waiting for a buyer to come in and select their interior choices. And the beautiful 600 ft. of lake frontage is barely used by the residents who are here. Hurry up Mr. President and bring us out of this recession! If you want to see our Model, we ar...
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Okay. My sister helps them with the layout of the quarterly newsletter. She and my aunt, Gloria Sprague, talked me into attending one of Don Wiemer's postcard presentations and I was hooked. The event was held at the hospital meeting room in Oconomowoc, I assume because it was bigger than the museum's room. Okay. I'm guilty of being a member of the historical society but never visiting it. So, if you're an Oconomowoc resident...do you know where the museum is? Have you been there?Well, now I can say I have. It's in the old Armory building by Roosevelt Park. You can't miss it, the Shufeldt Elk stands right in front of it. I was shocked at the quality and quantity of exhibits there were. The newest ones deal with sports and competition in the area, from in-land sailing to the Olympics. Y...
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 Two Ocnomowoc Gems for you this week.    1281 Orchard Circle.  $272,000   Open  12-2pm     1176 Sandpiper Dr. $269,900 Open 2p-330p     Oconomowoc Open House 1281 Orchard Circle by Response Realtors  View this Oconomowoc gem Sunday, May17 , 2009 from 12-200p.   Large Great Room for family lounging.                        Great kitchen w/center island.      The master bedroom suite really sells this home, but guess what?  You need to come to the open house to see it!!!!!!!  Don't miss this opportunity!  Open house hosted by Rich Piagentini.   1176 Sandpiper Dr., Oconomowoc WI Open 2p-330p   Location, Condition and Price-It's all here!!!!!   Granite Counters with Center Island   Sunroom with Ceramic Tile Heated Floors Two Way Fireplace Greatroom/Kitchen Not to mention the Loft Office, Fi...
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By Becky Brand
(Shorewest Realtors)
On Friday, June 5th the Lake Country Shorewest Realtors Office will hold it's second annual Rummage for Charity from 8AM to 2PM.  Last year over $1000 was raised for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry and the Oconomowoc High School DECA team.  We hope to top that amount this year! You can help by donating items in good condition, especially household goods and furniture, sporting equipment and children's items.  Items can be dropped off at the office located at 1296 Summit Avenue in Oconomowoc anytime after May 29th.  Please feel free to call ahead to schedule a time to drop items off if you prefer. And of course, please come out to shop on Friday, June 5th!  
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 View this Oconomowoc gem Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 12-130p.   Large Great Room for family lounging.                        Great kitchen w/center island.      The master bedroom suite really sells this home, but guess what?  You need to come to the open house to see it!!!!!!!  Don't miss this opportunity! Call the Cavaiani Team of Response Realtors for more info, private showings or come visit Rich Piagentini at the open house this Sunday, May 3, 2009. Noon-130pm. RESPONSIVE, RESPECTED, RESULTS! www.naymz.com www.activerain.com/cavaianiteam www.localism.com/cavaianiteam www.twitter.com/cavaianiteam  www.linkedin.com/cavaianiteam www.facebook.com www.responserealtors.com gregc@responserealtors.com                                     262-594-3200                       Sincerely, Greg Cava...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
       5k / 10k walk run for life Saturday, April 25, 2009. 7am. This is a 5k and 10k walk run for life with proceeds going to the Humaine Society and the Bella Bukowski foundations for the class of 2015 at OHS to fight for tightening the DUI laws in Wisconsin $20 for early registration until 3/4/09 then $25. Oconomowoc High School Parking Lot, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Call 262-567-0362.    PLEASE ASK ME ABOUT MY GIVE BACK PROGRAM, WHERE I MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO AN ANIMAL SHELTER IN YOUR NAME UPON CLOSING!!!  ALSO, CONTACT ME FOR INFORMATION ON MY REFERRAL PROGRAM TOO! HSUS MySpace Page | Stop Puppy Mills Website     HSUS MySpace Page | Stop Puppy Mills Website   HSUS MySpace Page | Stop Puppy Mills Website   Listen to my blog at http://podcasts.odiogo.com/kristins-blog/...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
We put it out there a while ago that we were getting ready to again have a magnificent seminar that help first time buyers, and we will explain the $8,000 tax credit. Existing buyers also are in a sweet spot with great rates, wonderful programs, exceptional selection of properties, and the prices could not be better.Come the end of May there are people that are going to be very happy knowing they are now in their dreams.    Interested in selling ? Why not let Tom Braatz  a Realtor that will always strive to get you top dollar, always give you a free home warranty when he list your property, and a Realtor that actually has a guarantee. Call to find out this exciting plan he has like no one to see your home to a successful closing. In fact, I am so confident that I can sell your home in 1...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Lars and Tom Braatz  went to a dog park in Waukesha County and from watching movies and television shows I heard and seen so much about the comradely between men sitting on benches and woman coming up to them and striking up conversations. "Heck, I'm up for that" I said to myself. Wisconsin has numerous dog parks. When I lived in Ozaukee County there was a dog park called mutland meadows. I only went to that place once. Milwaukee County has some as well. Dogs socializing; how fun could that be. Entering the fence comes Lars which is 126 pounds of big, friendly, majestic, and happy German Shepherd. The sniffing starts and he immediately has new girlfriends. As Lars walks and runs around I see little dogs jumping up and landing on their backs like some submissive game. They looked like bu...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
In an Industry when we are bombarded with all the thoughts of change that must take place in our schedules, work environment,technology services coming at us exponentially everyday, and a world of self proclaimed authorities and critics one needs to really reach from within to see clearly the path they need to walk. Sometimes we can have great demands put on us in these challenging times. When we weather a storm we know we can always look forward to the fresh air and sunshine that follows it. When things are put in perspective and we really know the importance of life, and it's fragility the little things we overlook on a daily basis at times really are our strengths and motivation. I know where I derive mine from. I remember seeing the following quote from a renowned novelist and I sti...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Thinking of relocating,selling,or buying Real Estate in Oconomowoc? call Tom Braatz. Why wouldnt you? He has the experience, drive, tennacity, and committment that few can match. We sell a home ever three days and we would like to make one of them yours. See you at clsoing soon! Walking down Main Street or Armour Street, you are greeted by many famous names. You get a feeling that people really liked it here. Wrigley had a mansion, the owner of Montgomery Ward had a 23 room, 20 bath mansion on the Lake. It is just the time to come and let Tom Braatz show you what a beautiful city is really is. Oconomowoc, Wisconsin: A City that is in the Heart of the Lake Country  One can take a drive trough the City of Oconomowoc, located in Western WaukeshaCounty and be amazed how beautiful homes sit ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
The following is a market report for the the last thirty days for Waukesha, Milwaukee, Washington, Ozaukee, and Jefferson Counties Wisconsin with active, sold, pending, and expired property.  There were 285 Sold listings; 68 were listed and sold by the same company, and 217 were co-brokes. There were 1,076 new listings in Waukesha County,There were 243 pending listings in Waukesha County There were 656 expired listings in Waukesha County, Currently there are 4,736 active listings in Waukesha County   There were 496 Sold listings; 143 were listed and sold by the same company, and 353 were co-brokes There were 1,754 new listings in Milwaukee County, There were 624 pending listings in Milwaukee County There were 1,310 expired listings in Milwaukee County, Currently there are 8,067 active l...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
If you are in the Lake Country why not let Tom Braatz  show you the Village of Dousman? It does not take long when you come into the Village of Dousman to realize that everyone is very friendly, and welcomes you. This is a community where people participate, and it also is a community that has the luxury of being surrounded by majestic fields of Sand Hill cranes, birds, wild life, and more. It is truly amazing to watch such a beautiful bird gather with others, nest, and enjoy the fields, waterways, and conservancy they way they do. I hope that picture never leaves my head in my lifetime. You can walk down the Drumlin trail which reaches from Milwaukee to Spring Green, Wisconsin. Spring Green was home to renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. There are boat houses and other examples of ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
The rates are great, the selection is superb, and the prices are outstanding. If you have thought of purchasing a home and you are a first time buyer then perhaps it is time to get you into the home you want, and now is the time to take advantage of great opportunities. I would be so honored to have the chance to hand you one of my special buyer packages, real estate tool kits, and help you find a home. If you are a first time home buyer, and qualify, you can get you a $8,000 tax credit that you do not have to pay back at all. You do have to close on a home by December 1st, of this year. There are so many reasons; lets talk, meet, discuss, and enjoy the new season upon us.   See you at closing! Tom Braatz  www.LinkedIn.com   www.ecademy.com  www.tombraatz.com www.buyingvip.com 262-377-1...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Property is outstanding opportunity and lends to many different uses. It has a history that I cannot wait to blog about. When it closes I will be able to. This lends to location!  Zoned B3 Special Use Have a copy of zoning code. Usewould have to go before a board for approval. Sewer and water are veryclose. Like across the the road to the south east at a business facilityaccording to public works. Extension of same would depend on density etc. $580K      See you at Closing! Tom Braatz    www.naymz.com tom@tombraatz.com  tombraatz@remax.net  www.activerain.com/tommybraatz  www.LinkedIn.com   www.ecademy.com  www.tombraatz.com www.buyingvip.com 262-377-1459  www.zoominfo.com www.facebook.com www.plaxo.com www.trulia.com www.myspace.com  www.perfectnetworker.com  www.loopnet.com www.konne...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
It's days like these when I get up and wonder where in the world I am going to start, and the work ahead of me. It is days like these I multi task, try to accomplish many things, and wonder about the fires I will have to put out today, and the work ahead of me. It's days like these that the phone heats up next to my head, I always have thirty voice mails waiting, and I wonder where I will find the time to cold call, prospect, do my lead follow up, and connect all the dots. It's days like these that it seems that when the dominoes fall into place we breath a sign of relief for our clients, and we go on to the next project. It's days like these that make me realize why I became a Realtor, why we are in this Industry, and it's days like these that make me realize I will wake up tomorrow an...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
  This home which was recently built has lots of amenities, and just about anything you may be looking for. Lower level is twelve course and has full size windows; bring your ideas. Beautiful entry with maple floors and the maple floors continue through out the formal dining room and kitchen. Built in serving buffet and china cabinet. Vaulted ceilings, Gas fireplace with granite and maple hightlight Great room. This beautiful home has water access/rights to Utica Lake. This home is priced for sale at $314,900. I would be honored to show you this property; just call or email me and that is all it takes. 548 S.Buth Road, Dousman See you at closing! Tom Braatz  www.LinkedIn.com   www.ecademy.com  www.tombraatz.com www.buyingvip.com 262-377-1459  www.zoominfo.com www.facebook.com www.plaxo...
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