Saturday, April 27, 2013
Located on the shores of Lac La Belle in Waukesha County, this home has a rich history but all the modern amenities.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a rare find: A colonial estate that is more than a century old located on the shores of Lac La Belle in Waukesha County. Situated on 1.4 acres in Oconomowoc, this grand home was built in the 1860s and has been owned by the current family for three generations. It's being offered for sale for the first time in more than 70 years. It comes with 365 feet of southern shoreline on the lake's Maple Terrace peninsula. The 4,300-square-foot home has ceilings that are more than 10 feet tall, a wrap-around porch and a …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Home on Wilshire Drive in Whitefish Bay was built in 1930, but has been restored and renovated throughout.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, the Milwaukee suburbs are chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a home at 4724 N. Wilshire Blvd. in Whitefish Bay that was built in 1930, but has been meticulously restored and updated to incorporate modern amenities. This French Normandy home has 15 rooms, including six bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. Offered by Shorewest Realtor's North Shore office, this home has an asking price of $2.45 million. To schedule a showing, contact broker Barb Bailie at (414) 339-7685.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Sales of existing homes are up and the housing market in general appears to be making a slow, but steady comeback. That's good news if you want to sell your home now.
So, you’ve wanted to sell your house for the past couple of years but the sagging housing market has given you the blues? Cheer up! This fall could finally be the right time to put the homestead on the market. That’s the consensus among a group of real estate experts we asked to assess the current Milwaukee area housing market and — in particular — the conditions for selling a home this fall. In fact, the market has been slowly but surely improving for several months. “This year, we’ve seen a steady increase in the market,” said John Paul Horning, vice president of Shorewest Realtors, which has offices throughout the area, including Brookfield, Waukesha, Menomonee Falls and Mukwonago. “We’ve been up roughly 25 to 30 percent every month …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Data shows 2012 to be the year that the housing bust finally levels out. A few more foreclosed homes are expected to hit the market, but conditions are right for them to be snapped up.
It was a burst that turned the U.S. economy upside down, but could the housing bubble be filling up once again? Shorewest Realty agent Danielle Mazza says all signs point to “yes.” As a Sussex native working at Shorewest Realtors’ “Office of the Year” in Menomonee Falls, Mazza has a first-hand grasp on housing trends in Waukesha County. Between the data reported by the Federal National Mortgage Association and county trends, she thinks 2012 could be the year home values begin to level off. Mazza began her career in what could be considered the worst year for a real estate agent: 2008, the height of the market crash. Experiencing that, however, has led her to believe the area is on the cusp of normalcy. “Right when I started, it was really …