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Homes for Heroes

Homes for Heroes in Wisconsin!Homes for Heroes is a national program dedicated to providing extraordinary savings to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community each and every day, when they buy or sell a home.Who Qualifies?-Active Military-Veterans-Teachers-Healthcare Workers-Firefighters-Law Enforcement-ClergyWhat are the savings?Savings…See More
Feb 18, 2016
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Items that Repel Homebuyers

Items that Repel Home BuyersThe seller’s market that was so prevalent a few short years ago seems to have shifted in favor of the home buyer. Thanks to an overall improvement in the economy and home prices that have risen by 10% or more for the past year, buyers are becoming a bit more selective about their purchase. Here are some items that scare buyers off and what you can do to fix it.Foul Smells…See More
May 14, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Getting your Ducks in a Row before Purchasing your Next Home

The real estate downturn of the mid-2000s is mostly over and the market is heating up, with prices rising in all over the U.S. In Wisconsin, the real estate market might be even healthier than in other locales, with new and existing home prices expected to rise 2.4 percent by early 2016. It might just be the perfect time to buy, but before you make any offers, you need to do a little planning to make sure you can pay out over the long run,…See More
Apr 22, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Wisconsin March 2015 Housing Statistics

Home Sales and Median Prices Grow Substantially in MarchThe Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of March, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~The Wisconsin housing market grew substantially in March, with both home sales and median prices increasing at a robust pace over…See More
Apr 20, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Wisconsin February 2015 Housing Statistics

Home Sales and Median Prices Grow in FebruaryThe Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of February, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~The Wisconsin housing market showed signs of modest improvement in existing home sales in February even as median…See More
Mar 25, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

What Is The Purpose Of An Appraisal?

What is the Purpose of an Appraisal? A mortgage has many specific pieces involved in it. Obviously there is the money supplied by the lender to pay the seller for their asking price. There are also many other items such as the title report and title insurance, a survey (sometimes), proof of homeowner insurance policy and an appraisal. An appraisal is actually one of the more…See More
Mar 11, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Wisconsin January 2015 Housing Statistics

January Home Sales Fall as Prices Continue to RiseThe Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this January of 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~Existing home sales fell in January but median prices rose at a healthy pace, according to the most recent statewide housing market…See More
Feb 26, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Finding the Elusive Starter Home

Finding that Elusive Starter HomeThe past few years have brought several changes in the real estate industry. The housing bust of 2006-08 led many people to either sell or walk away from their home. As the market is continuing to rebound, many investors have scooped up homes at affordable prices and are offering them as rental properties. In addition, other investors have bought homes at discounted prices with…See More
Feb 4, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Wisconsin December 2014 Housing Statistics

Housing Market Ends Strong in 2014The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this December of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~The housing market ended 2014 on a strong note with both existing home sales and median prices higher in December, according to the most recent analysis…See More
Jan 20, 2015
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Wisconsin November 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this November of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~Existing home sales in Wisconsin fell in November compared to the same month last year, but home prices increased over the same period, according to the most recently released analysis of…See More
Dec 26, 2014
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

FHA Discounts for First-Time Homebuyers

First-Time Homebuyers Discounts through FHAPeople in the market for their first home can take advantage of a new offer from FHA. This new initiative aims to provide more information to buyers though classroom education and will reward them with a reduction in the premiums paid towards mortgage insurance.  HAWK to the RescueThe name of the new initiative is called Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK). The borrowers…See More
Dec 15, 2014
Andrew Elkins liked Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR's blog post Simple Things to Get Your Home Ready to Sell
Dec 14, 2014
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR commented on Wendy Rulnick's group Short Sale Referrals
"Found an agent for the Horicon WI referral, thanks!"
Dec 4, 2014
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR commented on Wendy Rulnick's group Short Sale Referrals
"Short Sale Listing lead in Horicon, Wisconsin 53032. Home value $105k. 20% referral fee. Email me if interested:info@rockrealtywi.comThanks!"
Dec 4, 2014
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Wisconsin October 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for October of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~Wisconsin’s home sales rose significantly in the…See More
Nov 26, 2014
Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR posted a blog post

Wisconsin September 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for September of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:Wisconsin’s home sales in September were nearly…See More
Oct 30, 2014

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Rock Realty is a full service brokerage that specializes in Short Sales and Bank Owned Foreclosures|REO homes in the Madison & Janesville Wisconsin area. This may involve negotiating a short sale for a home owner in need or finding the perfect home for a first time home buyer. Whatever it is you are looking for, Rock Realty's WI real estate agents are here to help you with your real estate needs!

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Homes for Heroes

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 6:54am 0 Comments

Homes for Heroes in Wisconsin!

Homes for Heroes is a national program dedicated to providing extraordinary savings to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community each and every day, when they buy or sell a home.

Who Qualifies?

-Active…

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Items that Repel Homebuyers

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 7:01am 0 Comments

Items that Repel Home Buyers

The seller’s market that was so prevalent a few short years ago seems to have shifted in favor of the home buyer. Thanks to an overall improvement in the economy and home prices that have risen by 10% or more for the past year, buyers are becoming a bit more selective about their purchase. Here are some items that scare buyers off and what you can do to fix it.

Foul Smells…

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Getting your Ducks in a Row before Purchasing your Next Home

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 7:17am 0 Comments

The real estate downturn of the mid-2000s is mostly over and the market is heating up, with prices rising in all over the U.S. In Wisconsin, the real estate market might be even healthier than in other locales, with new and existing home prices expected to rise 2.4 percent by early 2016. It might just be the perfect time to buy, but before you make any offers, you need to do a little planning to make sure you can pay out over the long run,…

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Wisconsin March 2015 Housing Statistics

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:05am 0 Comments

Home Sales and Median Prices Grow Substantially in March

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of March, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:


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The Wisconsin housing market grew substantially in…

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