Waukesha, WI Real Estate News

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 11/23/13-12/23/13,Remax                                                                               My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city of Waukesha for the last 30 days. I love Waukesha, WI and have lived here for many years. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.   Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County. The following MLS information is for the last...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
      Choose an activity, or try to go to all of them!   Saturday Explorations WhenSat, December 21, 9am – 11am WhereRetzer Nature Center (map) DescriptionThe Forest in Winter General Public Join the Naturalist on a hike and discover the winter landscape. Learn to identify trees in their leafless state, and discover how the forest wildlife prepares and survives our cold winter season. FEE: $5.00         Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium Program WhenSat, December 21, 11am – 12pm WhereRetzer Nature Center (map) DescriptionSecret of the Cardboard Rocket (Children's Show) This delightful children's fantasy takes the audience on a voyage past the sun, moon and planets. Children make a refrigerator box into a cardboard rocket. Their pretend blast-off turns into a real solar system journey. $4.0...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Waukesha, WI Translated to mean "By The Little Fox", Waukesha gained world notariety as a great and prosperous resort area duing the last quarter of the nineteenth century when Colonel Richard Dunbar believed he found the cure for his diabetes by drinking the water. Today, Waukesha is a thriving community representing diversified industry, educational institutions and an extensive hospitality industry.  The Historic Downtown District is filled with unique shops, antique malls, art galleries and fun cafes.   http://www.visitwaukeshacounty.com/waukesha/
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
For the last week or so, whenever I post a blog to Activerain, when I got to share it on Facebook, the only photo that pulls from the content is my three cats.  I do not have a scroll button to choose which other photos from the content of the post or from my signature or whatever, and the hide photo thumbnail is also gone.  Anyone else have this happen to them?    Although I love my kitty cats, it doesn't look very professional to have my three cats photo show up on a blog post about a municipality on Facebook.  I still want the blog content to be shared on Facebook, and with no other option available to me any longer, I have just been sharing it with the cat photo and making a comment about it in the verbage section...but this is far from ideal.   Anyone have any ideas?  Kerrie is ass...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
  A growing number of coffee brands like Starbucks are rolling out light-roast brews.  These coffee blends are labeled "blonde" because the beans have spent less time in the roaster to coax out flavors more gently and make a lighter, less bitter-tasting drink with the same amount of caffeine.  The companies claim that the beans' natural sweetness nixes the need for milk and sugar.   Some folks are pleasantly surprised by the smooth, mellow flavor as well.  They note zero bitter bite and the same rich mouthful as darker coffees.  Have you tried a blonde coffee?  What is your verdict?       
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
I found these and thought I would share them with you.....Here are the Top 10 Motivational Quotes of All Time per http://www.slideshare.net/4FingersMedia/top-10-motivational-quotes-of-all-times 1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill 2. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs 3. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein 4. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky 5. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins 6. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. –Henry Ford 7. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu 8. The only way of finding the limits of th...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                                                         My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city of Waukesha for the last 30 days. I love Waukesha, WI and have lived here for many years. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.   Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County. The following MLS information is for the last 30 days.   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For The City of Waukesha, ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
    Bird Seed Pick-up WhenWednesday, Nov 6, 2013 WhereSee Locations Below (map) DescriptionPre-paid Bird Seed Pick-up Dates are as follows: Retzer Nature Center - Wednesday 11/6, 2 - 5pm Moor Downs Golf Course Maintenance Building: (464 Riverview across from the County Juvenile Center) Wednesday, 11/6, 3 - 6pm         Camera Club WhenWed, November 6, 7pm – 8pm WhereRetzer Nature Center (map) DescriptionThe Camera Club meets monthly, with instructional programs, sharing/critiqu​e of members’ photographs, discussion of equipment and technique, and opportunities for taking photographs at Retzer Nature Center and other nature areas. DATE: Wednesdays, August 7, October 2, November 6, December 4 & February 5 TIME: 7:00 p.m FEE: Free REGISTRATION: not required
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                     I am hoping some of my pals here on ActiveRain can assist me on this....I received an email saying that I could Get a custom URL for my Google+ profile. This lets you easily point folks to your profile (no more long URLs!).  They sent me a URL that they reserved for me.  Has anyone done this?  I know initially it is free, but they said that they reserve the right to take the URL back at a future time.  It certainly is easier to remember/point to than the one I have now by default.  I welcome any comments, from those who have done this, or are contemplating it.   Thanks folks! - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4235230/google-custom-url-s-good-idea-or-no-#sthash.NopSSul0.dpuf
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                      A friend forwarded this to me.....check them out!  http://farmrich.com/            Witch Fingers Made with America’s Favorite Mozzarella Sticks,* these creepy creations are the ultimate finger food.   You'll Need Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks Peeled almonds (1 per stick) White queso spread Food coloring (black) Prepare Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks according to package directions and allow to cool slightly. Mix queso spread and food coloring in a piping bag. Add a pea-sized dot of queso onto the back of each almond and press into stick to...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
      Saturday Explorations WhenSat, October 26, 9am – 11am WhereRetzer Nature Center (map) DescriptionSpiders and their Relatives General Public Register by calling 262-970-6680 FEE: $5.00       Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium Program WhenSat, October 26, 10am – 11am WhereRetzer Nature Center (map) DescriptionSkyLase - Perseus and Andromeda (Children's Show) The humorous laser presentation tells the story of Perseus, the Champion, and his quest to save Andromeda from Cetus the evil Sea Monster. A classic! $4.00 per person         Waukesha Recycles WhenSat, October 26, 11am – 1pm WhereRetzer Nature Center (map) DescriptionWaukesha County Recycling is coming to your community! Got questions? Need Information? Want to talk some "Green"? Come and visit our table at a community event near y...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                 I came across this great article and thought I would share it.  Article By Joel Brown | Addicted2Success.com   A beautiful collection of Inspirational quotes that are loved and highly shared throughout our Twitter & Facebook pages. Inspirational Life Quotes   “Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” - Unknown   “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown   “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown   “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine   “Its hard to wait around for something you know m...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                    My mother in law emailed this to me, and I thought I would share.....                                                           A young man learns what's most important in life from the guy next door. It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He was working on his future, and nothing could stop him. Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr. Belser died last night The funeral is Wednesday." Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days. "Jack,...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                        Here are some interesting Cucumber facts:     Cucumbers can be picked at any stage, from gherkin size to full size.   Harvest Season.  Cucumbers come on strong in the heat of midsummer.  With regular picking, vines will continue to produce through early fall as well.   How you know it's ripe. The spiny, bumpy skin of a small cuke smooths out.  However, small cukes are crisper and less seedy, great for eating and pickling.  At their peak, most varieties are about 2 inches in diameter and 5-8 inches long.   Test Garden Tip. It's best to err on the immature side, as cucumbers can turn from just right to overripe overnight.  Refrigerate for up to a week.  - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4214955/did-you-know-cucumbers-#sthash.8b6MjAGF.dpuf
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                             I received this testimonial recently and thought I would share it....I just love happy clients!  :-)   " We recently purchased our first home with Kris, who was referred to us through a realtor in the Chicago area.  Kris was very knowledgeable about the marketplace and always willing to work around our schedules working late nights to show us properties as we both work full time during the day.  Kris always greeted us with a smile and was most professional while still being friendly and amiable during the entire house buying process.  She was very quick to get the paperwork completed and follow-up with the other realtors to ensure we were never at a disadvantage. We will definitely be referring Kris to anyone we know who may be in the market to buy or sell ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
I received this testimonial recently and thought I would share it....I just love happy clients!  :-)   " We recently purchased our first home with Kris, who was referred to us through a realtor in the Chicago area.  Kris was very knowledgeable about the marketplace and always willing to work around our schedules working late nights to show us properties as we both work full time during the day.  Kris always greeted us with a smile and was most professional while still being friendly and amiable during the entire house buying process.  She was very quick to get the paperwork completed and follow-up with the other realtors to ensure we were never at a disadvantage. We will definitely be referring Kris to anyone we know who may be in the market to buy or sell a home.  We will be listing ou...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                  Did you  know that there are over 3000 pear varieties grown all over the world?  Here are some other interesting facts about pears:   The number of pears mail-order gift gurus Harry and David ship each year?  4.1 Million!   Good news for pear-shaped women....you might live linger than your apple-shaped pals.  A recent study found that ladies with small waists and ample rears may live up to a decade longer than those who carry their weight around their midsections.   Press the flesh around a pear's stem...If it yields slightly, it is ready to eat.   As the fruit ripens, the skin will turn from shiny to matte.   Mash a peeled, cored pear with an avocado, lime juice chopped onion and cilantro for a fruity guac.   Bake thin, cinnamon sugar-dusted pear slices in a 200 degr...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                                                                              My name is Kristin Johnston of Remax. My market report gives you the real estate activity for the city of Waukesha for the last 30 days. I love Waukesha, WI and have lived here for many years. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.   Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County. The following MLS information is for the last 30 days.   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For T...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
When you walk down streets in the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin you immediately notice all the original architecture that makes this city famous. Prior to now Waukesha was known as "Spring City" and had many numerous spring houses that contained Waukesha's famous water. People would come from afar to experience the medicinal qualities of the water including Abraham Lincoln's wife Mary who spent the summer of 1872 in Waukesha. The founder of Sears stayed at his house outside of Waukesha and passed away in Waukesha. Les Paul was born and raised in Waukesha and went on to become one of the greatest inventors in music creating multi track recording and the solid body guitar. The water in Waukesha, Wisconsin  and the Springs were outstanding. In fact; it became a phenomana with all the springs...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
                            Destiny Quotations You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV 4.5 If we would see the color of our future, we must look for it in our present; if we would gaze on the star of our destiny, we must look for it in our hearts. Canon Farrar Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.Democritus Love nothing but that which comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny. For what could more aptly fit your needs?Marcus Aurelius It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. Winston Church...
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