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 5/24/14-6/24/14, 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 30 days.   Kristin Johnsto...
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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 4/24/14-5/24/14                    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.   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 i...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Life Saving Information...Please Read And Share!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center May 09, 2014 12:00 PM   It could save your life:     While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it.   For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check....   "There are several things to be aware of ... Gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the ca...
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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 3/27/14-4/27/14, 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 C...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
The Caffeine Conundrum     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              Many of us start our day with a steaming cup (or more) of coffee.  I switch to green tea in the afternoon, but cease caffeine consumption by 2 or 3pm at the latest.   Coffee and tea are often pegged as prime dehydrators, but caffeine should not affect your hydration if you keep your intake under 250 milligrams a day--that is about two 8 oz cups of home brewed coffee.  In fact, you can add that 16 oz to your daily water intake.  Any more may have a diuretic effect.  So, if you are pounding the java, chug more water too!  
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Where Did This Superstition Come From....Purse On The Floor....     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center April 08, 2014 08:18 AM   Here is the last segment of this superstition series.  We have all heard that placing your purse on the floor is bad luck, and also hurts your finances---not to mention adds tons of disgusting germs to it!   But where did this superstition come from?  In many cultures, laying something on the floor is a sign of disrespect for that object.  Since a purse holds money, the belief goes, that you are snubbing those funds if you place them on the ground.  So, next time, think twice before putting your handbag on the floor---instead place it over a chair or even on your lap!
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Where Did The Superstition Come From.....Cricket In The House...     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center April 08, 2014 08:14 AM   In follow up to my blog post yesterday, I am continuing on some superstitions and their origins. Have you ever heard that a cricket in the house is good luck?  So do not ever kill one!   Where did this saying come from?  The cricket's rise to lucky-charm status may have evolved from its chirping abilities.  It was thought that their singing could predict the weather, changes in luck, or even the arrival of friends.  Their harmless nature also earned them a place of welcome, at least as far as insects go, inside the home.
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Things To Do In Waukesha In April 2014                  Ongoing Les Paul Exhibit Artifacts on display tell the story of Les’ career, invention and musical successes; items include a rare 1927 Gibson L5 acoustic guitar and other personal and professional effects-- Tuesday-Saturday:  10am-4:30pm, Waukesha County Museum, Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-521-2859, waukeshacountymuseum.org   04/05/14 Annual Trailbreaker Marathon Waukesha tradition consisting of a full marathon, half-marathon and a 5k run/walk; all events begin in downtown Waukesha and running along the Fox River, full marathon continues on the Glacial Drumlim Trail. All races are timed and certified by USATF. Waukesha, 262-524-3737. runthetrailbreaker.com 04/26/14- 04/27/14 Crazy Quilters 27th Annual Quilt Show Over 300 items...
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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 3/4/14-4/4/14, Waukesha Realtor, Waukesha Buyer Agent   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.   Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online mark...
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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 3/3/14-4/3/14, 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 30 days.   Kristin Johnston Gives Yo...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty Buyer Agent/Realtor, Client Testimonial                  I recently received this great client testimonial from a wonderful family.  I thought I would share it!   And, as always, if you, or someone you know, is looking for a dependable, hard-working, Realtor, contact me, Kristin Johnston, Remax Realty Center, Buyer Agent, today at 414 254 6647 or kjohnston@remax.net.     ""Kristin Johnston is someone I would call the consummate real estate professional. She answered every question I had to the best of her ability, and answered questions about the process that truthfully was outside the scope of duties. Kristin took the concerns of our family as a whole into consideration when helping us determine exactly the right fit for our family, but was astute enough t...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
20 Hillary Clinton Quotes                  1. If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.   2. We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.   3. The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation.   4. Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward…In this world and the world of tomorrow, we must go forward together or not at all.   5. In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times.  Well, I want you all to know that I’m keeping a chart.   6. There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot b...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Did You Know...Potatoes                  Potatoes:   You can dig up spuds at any size, from small new potatoes to full-size ones.   Potato hills can supply your meals with a fresh daily starch from July through October.   How do you know when a potato is ripe?  For mature storage potatoes, harvest when plant tops die back.  For new potatoes, begin harvesting two weeks after plants bloom.   Potatoes keep longer in storage if they are left in the ground until skins toughen up.  Don't water after the tops die back.  Cure mature potatoes in a cool, dark, humid place, such as a basement, for 2 weeks.  Ideal winter storage is darkness, and a temp of 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit---a garage or refrigerator can provide these conditions.  
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Things To Do In Waukesha, WI in March, 2014!                  Ongoing Les Paul Exhibit Artifacts on display tell the story of Les’ career, invention and musical successes; items include a rare 1927 Gibson L5 acoustic guitar and other personal and professional effects-- Tuesday-Saturday:  10am-4:30pm, Waukesha County Museum, Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-521-2859, waukeshacountymuseum.org   03/08/14- 03/09/14 Kettle Moraine Geological Society Show *Agates, Minerals, Fossils & Lapidary (art of rock cutting and polishing) Continuous Demonstrations: Wire Wrapping, cabbing, flint knapping & fluorescent room-- Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm, South & North Hall, Waukesha County Exposition Center, Waukesha, 262-896-8490, kmgrocks.com   03/15/14- 03/16/14 Spring Treasures Craft Show A juried show; ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Wear Sunglasses Year Round!                    The ophthalmologist recommends wearing your sunglasses year-round.  Over time, sun exposure can increase your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S.  If you wear contact lenses, consider ones that have built-in UV protection (in addition to sunglasses).  And remember, a darker or more expensive pair is not always better.  What matters is that the lenses offer 99% UVA and UVB protection.
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
5 Healthy Eating Tips For Cats & Dogs                  It is always so overwhelming when you try to buy pet food.  Feeding your fur babies a nutritious diet keeps them healthy and happy too.  Good eating habits will keep their tails wagging for years to come.  Here are 5 healthy eating tips for cats and dogs:   1.  No scraps.   Resist sharing your food with your pets.  This can lead to obesity.  Also, he could ingest foods that are not good for him.   2.  Read the Label.  Look for nutritional adequacy statements on bags or cans of food to ensure the product meets all of your pet's dietary needs.   Pet treats are not required to have these statements, so offer them sparingly.   3.  Add Variety.   Occasionally include fruits and vegetables, such as apples--sliced and seeds removed--and gr...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
A Bit Of Humor....Blonde Men                  Blonde Men       It had to happen sooner or later........   A friend told the blond man: "Christmas is on a Friday this year."           The blond man then said, "Let's hope it's not the 13th." ------------------------------------ Two blond men find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station. One asked: "What if one explodes before we get there?" The other says: "We'll lie and say we only found two." ------------------------------------ A woman phoned her blonde neighbor man and said: "Close your curtains the next time you & your wife are having sex. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday." To which the blonde man replied: "Well the joke's on all of you because I wasn't even at home yesterday." ----...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Motivational Monday, Oprah Winfrey Quotes                  Oprah Winfrey > Quotes Oprah Winfrey quotes  “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey      “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” ― Oprah Winfrey      “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey      “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey      “True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.” ― Oprah Winfrey      “Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ― Oprah Winfrey      “I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise...
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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 Buyer for 333 Oxford Rd,Waukesha, WI 53186!         Congrats Sarah, David and Jeanette!  See you soon at the closing table!                 Address: 333 Oxford RD Waukesha, WI 53186-6265 County: Waukesha   MLS #: 1337425       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: From S East Ave, Go east on Oxford Rd to property on south side   Coordinates: 26S 232W Property Type: Single-Family   Status: Active With Offer   List Price: $199,500     Bedrooms: 4   Est. Acreage: 0.33 Rooms: 8   Est. Total Sq. Ft.: 2,180   Total F/H Baths: 3 / 1   F/H Baths Main: 2/ 1   F/H Baths Upper:   ...
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