Waukesha, WI Real Estate News

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Here are some interesting facts about carrots:     Carrots were not always flame colored.  In the 16th century, Dutch scientists crossbred several yellow varieties.  The result was so tasty, that orange carrots became the norm.  Previously, purple, red and yellow had been most popular.   Orange carrots are also rich in beta-carotene, which turns to Vitamin A in your body.   Carrot tops may look pretty, but the greens can actually suck moisture out of the root.  Cut them before you store them in the fridge.    If you peel carrots, you will lose the nutrients in the veggies outer layer.  A good scrub with a veggie brush or your hands is all you need to clean them.   Stick with slender carrots (1 to 1.5 inches in diameter) that are less than 8 inches long.  Larger carrots tend to taste les...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
    Address: 1205 Summit Ave Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-2951 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1376342         357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com   http://www.kristinjohnston.com     Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PRO   RE/MAX Realty Center Directions: Grandview To Summit To Home   Coordinates: Property Type: Single-Family   Status: SOLD County: Waukesha   List Price: $179,900     Bedrooms: 3   Est. Acreage: 0.27 Rooms: 7   Est. Total Sq. Ft.: 1,672   Est Fin AboveGr SqFt: 1,672   Est Fin BelowGr SqFt: 0 Total F/H Baths: 2 / 0   F/H Baths Main: 1/ 0   F/H Baths Upper: 1 / 0   F/H Baths Lower: 0 / 0 Garage Spaces: 2.5   Garage Type: Detached   Est. Year Built: 1947   Lot Size:   Taxes: $3,150   Tax Year: 2013...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
A friend of mine forwarded an article discussing whether or not it was worth spending $40 on an immersion blender.  The answer was, yes!     An immersion blender is small, but powerful.  Think of it as a blender or food processor on a stick.   It is just as powerful as a blender or food processor, but way easier to store.  You can use it to turn veggies into soups or bisque's, blend herbs and nuts into pestos, or to smooth out gravy too.  An immersion blender can also reach into the edges of your pots, pans and glassware, leaving no chunks behind.  You also have much more control over your textures and consistencies.   Immersion blenders also reduce mess.  You do not have to transfer batches from pot to pot, you simply blend in one vessel.  This saves you time in your cooking, as well a...
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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 9/6/14-10/6/14, Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                              Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI for 9/6/14-10/6/14,Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                     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 ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Tackle these tasks early to avoid the rush, and to help keep you and your home safe and warm this winter.           Change carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries USFA recommends that every home and place where people sleep have both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms OR dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors. The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing a carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home, including the basement, and one near every sleeping area. Reduce the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning Have regular inspections and maintenance of all fuel-burning appliances, including stoves, furnaces, water heaters, and dryers by a qualified technician. Metal flues and heat exchangers should be ins...
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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 8/18/14-9/18/14,Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                     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 fo...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
    Address: 930 River Park Dr Waukesha, Wisconsin 53189-7781 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1376274         357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com   http://www.kristinjohnston.com     Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PRO   RE/MAX Realty Center Directions: Hwy 59 to Hwy XX (Oakdale Rd), south to River Place Blvd, east to Dana Ln, south to River Hills Dr, east to River Park Dr, right to home.   Coordinates: 42S 254W Property Type: Single-Family   Status: SOLD   County: Waukesha   List Price: $289,900     Bedrooms: 4   Est. Acreage: 0.29 Rooms: 7   Est. Total Sq. Ft.: 1,893   Total F/H Baths: 2 / 0   F/H Baths Main: 2/ 0   F/H Baths Upper:   F/H Baths Lower: Garage Spaces: 2.5   Garage Type: Attached   Est. Year...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
My Mom sent me this email the other day....so true!     By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.     Old age is when you have stopped growing at both ends, and have begun to grow in the middle.       Old age is having a choice of two temptations and choosing the one that will get you home earlier.           A man has reached old age when he is cautioned to slow down by his Doctor instead of by the police.     Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.           You're getting old when "getting lucky" means you find your car in the parking lot.         You're getting old when you don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't  have to go along.       Statistics show that at the age of seventy, there a...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
    Check out all the great events going on at HAWS in Waukesha on Sept 13, 2014!   Chewbarka 5K for HAWS WhenSat, September 13, 9am – 12pm WhereMinooka Park, 1927 E Sunset Dr, Waukesha, WI, United States (map) DescriptionThe Chewbarka 5k is in its inaugural year. It is the finest race available to a pilot/co-captai​n, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Owner and man’s best friend! Participants are encouraged to wear their finest Star Wars or any other costume. There will be prizes available for best costumes from buycostumes.com​. Presented by Swarmm Events. We are proud to have Chewbarka 5k benefiting HAWS! For all the details and registration, log on to: http://chewbark​a5k.com/     Cat Pedicures WhenSat, September 13, 9:30am – 10:30am WhereHAWS Shelter, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI (map) Desc...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha, WI Condos for 7/24/14-8/24/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                                Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha,WI Condos Waukesha WI Condo Real Estate Market Report by Kristin Johnston, 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.   Pl...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 8/22/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing.   That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 8/22/14.  I hope you all had a great week, and will enjoy your weekend too!   Please make sure to reach out to Mike Creed for your mortgage needs as well!   http://www.closewithmichael.com/2014/08/markets-in-a-minute-8222014/
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Events At HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society) in Waukesha This Week!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                THIS WEEK AT HAWS! First Aid for Pets Saturday, August 23, 1pm - 4pm Learn pet first aid skills ranging from basic wound care to lifesaving techniques! Presented by Emergency Medical Services and hosted by HAWS, call 262-879-0165 for details and registration. Greyhound Meet'n'Greet Saturday, August 23, 1pm - 3pm Join reps from Greyhound Pets of America (GPA-WI) to learn about this "greyt" breed and how you can adopt one thru GPA.     HAWS' Puppy Parties Sunday, August 24, 4:45pm - 5:15pm Show us your play bow!     ________________________________________________________________      August Egg Plate for HA...
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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 7/20/14-8/20/14,Remax     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                     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 fo...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Kristin Johnston Found The Buyers For 930 River Park Drive, Waukesha!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                  Address: 930 River Park Dr Waukesha, WI 53189-7781 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1376274       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com   http://www.kristinjohnston.com     Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PRO   RE/MAX Realty Center Directions: Hwy 59 to Hwy XX (Oakdale Rd), south to River Place Blvd, east to Dana Ln, south to River Hills Dr, east to River Park Dr, right to home.   Coordinates: 42S 254W Property Type: Single-Family   Status: Active   List Price: $289,900     Bedrooms: 4   Est. Acreage: 0.29 Rooms: 7   Est. Total...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Waukesha County Real Estate and the last 30 days of market activity. The following is the real estate market activity for the last thirty days in Waukesha County Real Estate . Waukesha County Real Estate is great. The following MLS information is for 6/29/2014 to 7/29/2014   In the Waukesha County Real Estate market 543 homes sold; 89 were list and sold by the same company, and 454 were sold by co-brokes. In the Waukesha County Real Estate market there were 791 new listings. In the Waukesha County Real Estate market there were 287 pending listings. In the Waukesha County Real Estate market there were 17 withdrawn listings. In the Waukesha County Real estate market there were 0 canceled listings. In the Waukesha County Real Estate market there were 313 expired listings. In the Waukesha C...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Motivational Monday....Goal Setting Quotes     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              Goals and Goal Setting Quotations                                                      A goal is a dream with a deadline.Napoleon Hill In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.Victor Cousins Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.John Dewey Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. Dennis Waitley(as quoted in Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog) A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.Samuel ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Waukesha Wisconsin is full of amazing history, plenty of interesting things to see and do, great restaurants, and lots ofwonderful and charming residents. The original nickname of Waukesha is "Spring City" because of all the natural springs that were and are in the city. The water was so famous people would come from all over the country and bath in it and drink it. It was bottled by a very famous bottling company, and even resorts were always full of patrons looking to relax and enjoy in the splendors of Waukesha Water. Besides Waukesha being famous for water, it is also famous for an amazing musician that changed music and its course in history for ever. That man was Les Paul which invented the solid body guitar and multi track recording. Waukesha Wisconsin has to offer much and once ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Waukesha Wisconsin is full of amazing history, plenty of interesting things to see and do, great restaurants, and lots ofwonderful and charming residents. The original nickname of Waukesha is "Spring City" because of all the natural springs that were and are in the city. The water was so famous people would come from all over the country and bath in it and drink it. It was bottled by a very famous bottling company, and even resorts were always full of patrons looking to relax and enjoy in the splendors of Waukesha Water. Besides Waukesha being famous for water, it is also famous for an amazing musician that changed music and its course in history for ever. That man was Les Paul which invented the solid body guitar and multi track recording. Waukesha Wisconsin has to offer much and once ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Waukesha’s Friday Night Live Waukesha Friday Night Live began over a decade ago as Freeman Friday Night Live when citizens and downtown business owners gathered to discuss the fact that the city of Waukesha was abandoned and looked like a ghost town by 7 pm on Friday nights.  Businesses were closed due to a lack of customers, and the only sound that filled the streets was wind and muffled music from local taverns.  Business owners and organization officials decided that sponsoring musicians to entertain on various stage locations throughout historic downtown Waukesha each Friday would wake the sleeping city and bring her back to life.  Such an event would draw visitors and entertainers alike. It didn’t take long before Friday Night Live was born in Waukesha, and Friday’s were back to th...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
COME TO HAWS, HUMANE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY, WAUKESHA, WI!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                   "Pen Pal" Featured Adoptable View more HAWS adoptables here.    *DONATE!* Lic. #267280-DS Time to bring a new bundle of joy into your family!   Who wants a kitten?! It's time for HAWS Annual Kitten Shower! Come to the shelter for Adoption specials, a preview of Kitty College, raffles, cake and more!Be one of the first 30 to adopt and get a cat "starter kit"! Adopt an adult cat and receive a special gift!Want to help? Bring an item from our Wish List - we love shower gifts! OR...donate to our spay-neuter program and help save lives.We'll see you THIS Saturday, from 11am - 3pm! Come prepared! Get pre-approved by fil...
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