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Are you considering selling your family home?

Selling the Family Home?Family is important, and your decision to sell your home may be difficult for those closest to you. Moving can create mixed emotions, and it’s important to help your

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When you are ready to get your starter home, let us help!

Your “Starter Home” Might Last Longer than You Think!New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this

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Are you an active or retired military person? Ready to buy a home?

{Special Benefits of the VA Loan}Our military veterans have given so much to this country. To make it easier for these special families to qualify for and purchase a home, Veteran Affairs has a

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City or Suburbs? It is a big decision! Let me help

Is the Suburbs right for you?The common assumption is that you live in the city when you’re young and then move to the suburbs when you’re ready to settle down. While no one can deny

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Have you been thinking about a home bar? We are too!

{5 Tips to Create a Home Bar}So many businesses have been affected by the events of 2020, causing permanent and temporary closures of many of our favorite spots—including the corner bar. The

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Is a home bar in your future?

{5 Tips to Create a Home Bar}So many businesses have been affected by the events of 2020, causing permanent and temporary closures of many of our favorite spots—including the corner bar. The

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Thinking about selling your family home? We can help you!

Selling the Family Home?Family is important, and your decision to sell your home may be difficult for those closest to you. Moving can create mixed emotions, and it’s important to help your

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Are you an active or retired military person? And are you ready to buy a home?

{Special Benefits of the VA Loan}Our military veterans have given so much to this country. To make it easier for these special families to qualify for and purchase a home, Veteran Affairs has a

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Need help choosing your starter home? I am here for you!

Your “Starter Home” Might Last Longer than You Think!New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this

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City VS Suburbs? Which one do you prefer? Do you need help?

Is the Suburbs right for you?The common assumption is that you live in the city when you’re young and then move to the suburbs when you’re ready to settle down. While no one can deny

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Wondering what you could do this weekend? We have a wonderful idea!

Weekend Project – Organize Your Kitchen PantryThe kitchen pantry is one of those areas that can quickly become a mess. Older cans and boxes keep getting pushed to the back and forgotten. How

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How to get your dream pantry!

Weekend Project – Organize Your Kitchen PantryThe kitchen pantry is one of those areas that can quickly become a mess. Older cans and boxes keep getting pushed to the back and forgotten. How

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Before you refinance think about these things!

5 Refinancing Mistakes to AvoidMortgage interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in years and perhaps you’re wondering if it’s time to refinance your loan. With them starting to

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I absolutely love our community parks!

One of my kids favorite things to do is to go to a park. They each have their favorites! This is one reason that I have become involved in this new parks board in Baraboo! I love to watch all the

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Thinking of refinancing? Avoid these 5 things!

5 Refinancing Mistakes to AvoidMortgage interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in years and perhaps you’re wondering if it’s time to refinance your loan. With them starting to

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Friends of Baraboo Parks! One of the newest boards in Baraboo!

One of my kids favorite things to do is to go to a park. They each have their favorites! This is one reason that I have become involved in this new parks board in Baraboo! I love to watch all the

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Home Staging is important- even during a Sellers Market!

Just because we are currently in a Seller's Market staging is still important! When the buyer walks through the door, you want to give them the best impression! There are many things you can do to

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Staging is an important step in the selling process!

Just because we are currently in a Seller's Market staging is still important! When the buyer walks through the door, you want to give them the best impression! There are many things you can do to

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Trying to sell but your listing expired?

Your Listing Expired – Now What?Listing agreements all have an expiration date. No one wants to think about what happens when the listing expires; both the seller and agent hope the home will

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Color Blocking to update your room!

Room Update – Try Color-BlockingRepainting a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen the décor while changing the feel of the room. The hottest design trend this year takes this to a

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Has your listing expired?

Your Listing Expired – Now What?Listing agreements all have an expiration date. No one wants to think about what happens when the listing expires; both the seller and agent hope the home will

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Room Update! Try Color-Blocking!

Repainting a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen the décor while changing the feel of the room. The hottest design trend this year takes this to a whole new level. Color-blocking

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What is a back-up offer?

Understanding the Back-Up Offer“When can I consider my home sold? This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the

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What is a back-up offer? What comes next?

Understanding the Back-Up Offer“When can I consider my home sold? This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the

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Do you love restaurant inspired decor in houses?

How to Bring Restaurant Design to your Dining RoomRemember the feeling of walking into your favorite restaurant and looking forward to a nice meal in a great atmosphere? With the shutdown of indoor

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Restaurant Design in your home?

How to Bring Restaurant Design to your Dining RoomRemember the feeling of walking into your favorite restaurant and looking forward to a nice meal in a great atmosphere? With the shutdown of indoor

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Tips & Tricks to have a beautifully designed home and kids!

Tips to Make Your Home both Beautiful and Kid-FriendlyHave you ever been to a home where it’s clear that the kids have taken over the space? It’s obvious that the home has become more of

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Do you have a problem with a problem vacation rental next door?

You live in a quiet, residential community…then one evening you notice someone in the neighborhood is having a large, loud party which lasts into the wee hours of the morning. While you&rsquo

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Problem Vacation Rental Near You?

You live in a quiet, residential community…then one evening you notice someone in the neighborhood is having a large, loud party which lasts into the wee hours of the morning. While you&rsquo

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Have kids but want a beautifully designed home? It can be done!

Tips to Make Your Home both Beautiful and Kid-FriendlyHave you ever been to a home where it’s clear that the kids have taken over the space? It’s obvious that the home has become more of

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Do you have a modern white kitchen?

Here are some tips to Clean and Maintain Your White Cabinets!Sleek, white kitchens are one of the most popular trends in interior design. Bright and cheery white tiles, sinks, cabinets and even

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Thinking of selling your 1st house and do not know where to start?

We have tips for the First-Time Home Seller!There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers

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Tips to keep your white kitchen clean and maintained!

Do you love modern White Kitchens? Tips to Clean and Maintain Your White CabinetsSleek, white kitchens are one of the most popular trends in interior design. Bright and cheery white tiles, sinks,

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Selling your first home and need help? I am here for you!

Thinking of selling your first home? We can help you!There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time

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Advantages of Selling a HomeThis Winter Home sellers and real estate agents often fear the winter months because it seems like a poor time to list. The truth is that winter can be a great time to

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We love listing homes in the winter! Here is why....

Advantages of Selling a Home This Winter:Home sellers and real estate agents often fear the winter months because it seems like a poor time to list. The truth is that winter can be a great time to

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Ways to protect yourself from identity theft!

Looking for a Mortgage? How to Protect Yourself from Identity TheftNothing is more stressful than shopping for a mortgage and realizing your credit score isn’t what you expected. Worse still

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Protect your identity! Ways to help to this here!

Looking for a Mortgage? How to Protect Yourself from Identity TheftNothing is more stressful than shopping for a mortgage and realizing your credit score isn’t what you expected. Worse still

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Holiday Décor For Less. The holiday season is here!

Decorating magazines and store fronts are filled with beautiful wreaths, themed pillows and festive decorations, but this can be expensive. Decking the halls doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

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Who doesn't love heated floors in the Cold WI Winters?

Heated Flooring – Is It Worth the Cost?It seems like everybody is remodeling these days. With everyone spending more time at home, not only are the dated features of our properties more,

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If you know me, you know I LOVE crafts!

Decorating magazines and store fronts are filled with beautiful wreaths, themed pillows and festive decorations, but this can be expensive. Decking the halls doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

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Heated Floors in Wisconsin? Yes please!

Heated Flooring – Is It Worth the Cost?It seems like everybody is remodeling these days. With everyone spending more time at home, not only are the dated features of our properties more,

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New Construction Home a Possibility? Stop loosing out on homes!

Tight Seller’s Market? Consider New Construction!Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of

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Sick of loosing out on homes? Maybe you should consider New Construction!

Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of strangers traipsing through the home during this time.

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Cool Days & Nights may lead to Home Improvements! Need Help?

The popularity of home improvement television shows has increased the number of home projects. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of knocking down walls and retiling their kitchen on their own.

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Getting outbid stinks! Let me help you!

Summer & Fall are traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been no exception—and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding the competitive environment

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Need a Service Pro? Here are some tips to get what and who you need!

The popularity of home improvement television shows has increased the number of home projects. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of knocking down walls and retiling their kitchen on their own.

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Make Your Offer Stand Out In This Market!

Summer and Fall is traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been no exception—and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding the competitive environment

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At-Home Fun Family Night Activities!

It can be challenging to keep everyone entertained when we aren’t able to go out of the house except to work in essential jobs, enjoy fresh air, and get groceries. Luckily, there are plenty of

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Always had a dream of owning a home?

Keeping the Homeownership Dream Alive Buying and owning your own home is no easy task, and there are moments on everyone's journey when they feel like it's impossible. However, there are plenty of

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Dreaming of home ownership?

Keeping the Homeownership Dream Alive Buying and owning your own home is no easy task, and there are moments on everyone's journey when they feel like it's impossible. However, there are plenty of

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At-Home Family Night Ideas!

It can be challenging to keep everyone entertained when we aren’t able to go out of the house except to work in essential jobs, enjoy fresh air, and get groceries. Luckily, there are plenty of

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When in the WI Dells, visit the River Walk!

The Dells Scenic River Walk overlooks the Wisconsin River. It is known for its sandstone bluffs. This is just a short walk at 1/4 a mile, but it is a paved path that offers it's visitors not only a

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WI Dells River Walk! Take a stroll and see the sights

The Dells Scenic River Walk overlooks the Wisconsin River. It is known for its sandstone bluffs. This is just a short walk at 1/4 a mile, but it is a paved path that offers it's visitors not only a

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Mortgage Changes Since COVID-19

Hasn't it been difficult to adjust to a new normal during the past few weeks? With most residents being asked to stay at home, there are many who have recently lost their jobs or been asked to work

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Seeley Lake- Somewhat Hidden Gem in Sauk County WI!

Seeley Lake is about 10 miles or aprox 15 minutes west of Baraboo. It is so peaceful and quiet! It is one of the out-of-the-way locations that I like to go to take my kids! We are truly blessed to

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Seeley Lake! Just outside of Baraboo, WI

Seeley Lake is about 10 miles or aprox 15 minutes west of Baraboo. It is so peaceful and quiet! It is one of the out-of-the-way locations that I like to go to take my kids!Lake/Creek Info:It is a 52

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{Your Starter Home vs. Your Forever Home!}

Buying a home is exciting. Most people have visualized their dream home—large, inviting kitchen; multiple bedrooms for family and guests; perhaps a backyard with built-in BBQ, pool, and

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Baraboo Wisconsin River Walk- Something for everyone!

I took my kids on the Baraboo River walk. It was such a nice day and such a neat place! If you have not been there yet, you should make the trip!Here is more info:The paved Riverwalk follows the

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{Real Estate Investment 101}

Real estate offers a solid investment opportunity that can provide not only an income stream, but long-term value appreciation as well. It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate.

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Baraboo Wisconsin River Walk- What a Gem!

I took my kids on the Baraboo River walk. It is such a neat place! If you have not been there yet, you should make the trip!Here is more info:The paved Riverwalk follows the Baraboo River as it

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Does Staging Home Help?

The Impact on BuyersHome staging works because it considers the wants and needs of buyers and taps into their emotions when searching for a home.Realtors who work with buyers say most buyers are

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{Home Staging Effects on Buyers and Sellers!}

The Impact on BuyersHome staging works because it considers the wants and needs of buyers and taps into their emotions when searching for a home.Realtors who work with buyers say most buyers are

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5 Tips for Buying a Home When You Have Student Loans

Most college students require some kind of financing to complete their degree. Student loan debt is a serious commitment, one which can take up to 20 years to repay. But having a student loan does

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{5 Tips for Buying a Home When You Have Student Loans}

Most college students require some kind of financing to complete their degree. Student loan debt is a serious commitment, one which can take up to 20 years to repay. But having a student loan does

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When are you ready to buy a home?

Do you feel that you’re ready to buy your first home? Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? Do you want to put down roots and start building equity for yourself? There are many

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{If you are buying a home- Use an ABR!}

RepThe Home Buyer's ToolkitAlternative Buying OptionsReal Estate CommissionsAgreement Why Use an ABR®Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may

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How Do You Know If You Can Afford To Buy a House?

Do you feel that you’re ready to buy your first home? Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? Do you want to put down roots and start building equity for yourself? There are many

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{Real Estate Investing 101}

Real estate offers a solid investment opportunity that can provide not only an income stream, but long-term value appreciation as well. It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate.

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{Your Starter Home VS. Your Forever Home}

Buying a home is exciting. Most people have visualized their dream home—large, inviting kitchen; multiple bedrooms for family and guests; perhaps a backyard with built-in BBQ, pool, and

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Your Tax Refund Can Get You One Step Closer to Home Ownership!

Saving money each month toward a long-term goal is increasingly difficult for most people. Even committed savers can get thrown off track when unexpected problems or opportunities arise. It can be

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Your Tax Refund Can Get You One Step Closer to Home-ownership!

Saving money each month toward a long-term goal is increasingly difficult for most people. Even committed savers can get thrown off track when unexpected problems or opportunities arise. It can be

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Why I am a CRS Agent! And what does that mean to you?

A CRS REALTOR® is a Certified Residential Specialist—one of the top 3 percent of real estate agents in the U.S. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR®

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Home Buying or Selling During A Pandemic!

While it may only be temporary, the COVID-19 pandemic is touching everyone’s life in one way or another. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home, this can be a frightening time. With

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Prepping To Sell During Quarantine!

So now that you’re stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, you may be wondering how you aregoing to fill your time. If you have plans, or are just considering, putting your house on the

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5 Questions Sellers Have about the Market during the Coronavirus Outbreak Answere

There are so many questions and concerns amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The real estate market is especially hard hit and sellers are concerned. Real estate at its core is a people.

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5 Questions Buyers Have During the Coronavirus Outbreak Answered

Everyone is being affected in some manner by the outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus. During this time, buyers will have more questions than normal about the home buying process and their ability to

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4 Ways to Update Your Mudroom!

The original purpose of a mudroom was to ensure that the dirt and grime of the outdoors never made it inside your home, where visitors could see it. Believe it or not, the modern mudroom is often

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4 Ways to Instantly Upgrade Your Mudroom!

The original purpose of a mudroom was to ensure that the dirt and grime of the outdoors never made it inside your home, where visitors could see it. Believe it or not, the modern mudroom is often

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