Chris Devincentis & Jade Goodhue's Blog Posts

Will Interest Rates and Home Prices Come Down Soon?

By Jade GoodhueWhat’s Going on with Interest Rates and Home Prices in 2024? Whether you’re a buyer or seller in SE Wisconsin, you’re probably keeping a close eye on interest

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What's Going On in the Real Estate Market in the Geneva Lakes Area - 2024 Q1 Recap

By Jade GoodhueAre We In a Seller’s Or Buyer’s Market? Why Should You Care? If you’re a buyer or seller in SE Wisconsin, asking if we’re in a sellers’ or buyers

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NAR Settlement: Facts Vs Fake News, DEBUNKED!

BY JADE GOODHUE There’s been a lot of buzz about the National Association of Realtors (NAR) ‘settlement.’ And quite frankly it’s been shocking to see so much fake news

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Should I Wait to Sell My Home in SE Wisconsin?

By Jade Goodhue The best time to sell your home is in a seller’s market, and conversely, the worst time is in a buyer's market. In a balanced market, neither buyer nor seller has an

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How Much Is My House (NOT) Worth?

By Jade Goodhue Are you relying on Zillow's Zestimate to gauge your home's worth? Buckle up, because you're in for a rollercoaster ride of surprises! Zestimates, often seen as the North Star in

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Winterfest Lake Geneva 2024: Embrace the Chill with Snow Sculptures & Fun January 31 - February 4, 2024

 As the frosty winds of winter sweep across Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the 29th Annual Winterfest beckons enthusiasts for a celebration like no other. Opening on January 31, 2024, this free

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Geneva Lakes Area Real Estate Market 2023-2024 Review and Beyond

By Jade GoodhueWelcome to the vibrant world of Lake Geneva's residential real estate market where you're bound to encounter a myriad of complexities that can either be stumbling blocks or stepping

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A Thawing of the Real Estate Market in the Geneva Lakes WI Area???

By Jade Goodhue The real estate market in Geneva Lakes, Wisconsin, is as dynamic and intriguing as the picturesque landscapes that define this stunning area. The end of the 3rd quarter

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Maximizing Your Home's Value in 2024: Top Lake Geneva, WI Improvements That Pay Off!

 By Jade Goodhue Welcome to the heart of home transformation in Lake Geneva, WI! As 2024 approaches, homeowners are keenly looking for ways to enhance their living spaces while boosting

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Wisconsinites Beware: Don’t Be Frozen Out! Ultimate Guide on How to Winterize Your Home!

 Welcome to the land of cheeseheads, where the beer flows freely, the Green Bay Packers are hometown heroes, and the winters... well, they can make the Ice Age seem like a mild inconvenience.

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The Enigmatic Real Estate Web: Unraveling What's Influencing the US Housing Landscape in the Geneva Lakes Wisconsin Area

By Jade Goodhue It's no secret that the US real estate market is a hot topic. But what's truly going on? And more importantly, what external factors are steering its direction? Today, we'll

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Unearthly Adventures Await: Top Haunted Houses, Ghost Walks and Tours Near Lake Geneva, WI You Won't Believe Exist!

 Welcome to the picturesque Lake Geneva, WI - where scenic, resort town beauty meets the mysteries of the paranormal and historic unknown. If you have an adventurous spirit and are looking for

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Who Has More Leverage? Sellers or Buyer?

By Jade Goodhue The numbers say it’s a seller's market, but it doesn’t feel like one. When months of supply are less than 4, it means we are technically in a seller’s market.

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What's REALLY Going on with the Real Estate & Foreclosure Market?

By Jade Goodhue We’ve been hearing about a recession since this time LAST year, but where is it? And where are all the foreclosures? And why are homes sitting on the market longer if&

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How Much LESS Home Can You Afford to Buy Due to Interest Rate Hike?

By Jade Goodhue We’ve been paying the piper after enjoying nearly a decade of low-interest rates for the last decade. With the real estate market shifting and the Federal Reserve hoping

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Can We Stick That Soft Landing?

By Jade Goodhue Based on numbers, there are more and more reasons to be optimistic about our economy sticking to the soft landing or at least another delay in the recession forecast. It seems

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What's Going On in the Real Estate Market in the Geneva Lakes Area in July 2023?

By Jade GoodhueThe economy and the real estate market have proved surprisingly resilient despite the banking crisis, rate hikes, and the debt ceiling. While that resilience hasn’t eliminated

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Mixed Messages Muddles Economic Forecast

By Jade Goodhue There are mixed messages in the market:  On one hand, we have steadily declining inflation and a strong labor market.On the other hand, we have rising interest rates,

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2023 Mid Year Real Estate Market Update for the Geneva Lakes Area

By Jade Goodhue Where has the time gone? We’re at a pivotal point in both our economy and the real estate market. The actions of the Federal Reserve couldn’t come soon enough to

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What is a Recession? And Where Are We At Now? Part 2

By Jade Goodhue As we learned in Part 1, if there’s a housing recession, there’s likely an economic recession as well, however, an economic recession doesn’t necessarily mean

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3 Biggest Financial Mistakes Buyers Make that Sabotage Their Deal

By Jade Goodhue So, you’ve been diligently shopping for a home in the Lake Geneva WI area. You even have your pre-approval in hand so when the right home pops up because you know that

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What is a Recession? Really? Part 1

By Jade Goodhue There is (still) a lot of talk and questions about if we’re heading into a recession. Many economists predicted the beginning of the year to be a recession, but the

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Why are Interest Rates Going Down if Fed Rates are Going Up?

By Jade Goodhue More than ever, we learned last year how hand in hand the Federal Reserve’s federal fund rate and mortgage rates are entwined, but recently the two rates have diverged.

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How Buyers Can Make a Winning Offer and Have a Successful Closing

By Jade Goodhue How many of you have heard a story of how someone made an offer 10, 20 or 50K over asking price and STILL lost?!?!? Here’s why… creating a winning offer and having

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How Will the Bank Turmoils Affect the Real Estate Market?

By Jade Goodhue After the fiasco with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), people who were optimistic about the market this year have their confidence shaken. But let’s address the silicon elephant

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What Buyers Should Expect From the Lake Geneva Real Estate Market in 2023

By Jade Goodhue With the rise of inflation and subsequent interest rates in 2022, the market has and will continue to shift dramatically since the housing explosion in 2020 and 2021. However,

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What Home Improvements Yield the Best Return on Investment in SE Wisconsin?

By Jade Goodhue While HGTV shows like Fix it or Flip it can make it seem like renovations are a great way to make money, the fact of the matter is that most improvements won't give you a dollar

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What Sellers Should Expect in 2023 | February 23 Video Update | How's the Real Estate Market⁉️

The real estate market in February continues to shift in the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area and creating uncertainty at both the national, regional, and local-levels. However, in this video, we’ll

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The Lake Geneva Area Real Estate Market | What's Really Happening? | January 23 Update

The market is shifting in the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area and creating uncertainty at both the national, regional, and local levels. However, in this video, we’ll give you a by-the-numbers

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What Sellers Should Expect From the Lake Geneva Real Estate Market in 2023

By Jade Goodhue With the rise of inflation and subsequent interest rates in 2022, the market has and will continue to shift dramatically since the housing explosion in 2020 and 2021. However,

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Options Available to Avoid Foreclosure in Southeastern Wisconsin

By Jade Goodhue Homeowners work hard to own their homes. Unfortunately, because of difficult times and other unforeseen circumstances, some end up losing their property due to foreclosure. In

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It's Time for Winterfest in Lake Geneva Feb 1-5, 2023!

By Chris Devincentis & Jade GoodhueWINTERFEST LAKE GENEVA 2023 - FEBRUARY 1-5Legendary Real Estate Services is a Proud Sponsor of Lake Geneva Winterfest 2023 Winterfest 2023 in Lake Geneva

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Are We Heading for a Housing Recession in 2023?

By Jade Goodhue What are our prospects for a recession or a housing market slump in the coming year? Right now there are several factors that contribute in either direction. But where do we

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Home prices for Q3 2022 and Beyond in the Geneva Lakes WI Area

By Jade Goodhue The headlines are seizing the opportunity to forecast doom and gloom for the 2023 housing market, but will it really be? The fact of the matter is, housing prices are still up

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A Home Buyer's Solution to High Interest Rates

By Jade Goodhue You’re looking to move and buy your forever home in the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area, but mortgage rates are high. Maybe your current rate is so low especially after

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The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes Lake Geneva Area Homebuyers Make During the Holiday Season

Jade Goodhue So, you’ve been diligently shopping for a home in the Lake Geneva WI area. You even have your pre-approval in hand so when the right home pops up, you’re all set to go.

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How to NOT Lose Money When Investing in Real Estate

By Jade Goodhue Before undertaking any real estate investment, what’s the fundamental question every aspiring or experienced investor should ask? When I ask this of would-be and savvy

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How is the Real Estate Luxury Market Shifting in the Geneva Lakes Area?

By Jade Goodhue The Geneva Lakes luxury home market is experiencing the same effects as the overall real estate market but more extreme. Rising interest rates, inflation, a volatile stock,

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When Will The Seller's Market End?

By Jade Goodhue Last month, we covered how understanding the real estate market cycle can help you make a smarter decision on whether to buy, sell or hold. We also covered how the four phases

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Understand the Real Estate Cycle So You Don't Regret Your Buying or Selling Decisions

By Jade Goodhue Should you buy, sell, or hold? There are many factors that affect that answer. Moreover, it's also specific to your situation and finances. However, the foundation to answer

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How Interest Rates are Impacting the Real Estate Market Right Now

By Jade Goodhue For the last decade, we’ve been living in an economy of artificially low-interest rates. With the real estate market shifting and the time has finally come to pay the,

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How Real Estate Investors Can Still Be Profitable with Rising Interest Rates

By Jade Goodhue Real estate investors are looking for strategies to boost their returns. With real estate investing, there are two major cash flow influxion events: the cash flow from the sale

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How Is the Real Estate Market Shifting in Lake Geneva WI in Q3 of 2022?

 By Jade Goodhue Last month we addressed how we’re arguably in the second housing crisis of the new century, now let’s discuss where we’re at now. For the better part of

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Walworth County Wisconsin Property Crime & Prevention (Checklist Included)

Source: crimegrade.org - Walworth County/Lake Geneva Property Crime MapBy Jade GoodhueProperty Crime Around Lake Geneva  As residents of Walworth County, we’re very lucky to live in

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Is There a Light at the End of the Housing Shortage Tunnel?

By Jade Goodhue We’re arguably in the second housing crisis since the start of the 21st century. The first in 2008, and the second starting in 2020. The Great Recession set the stage for

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Shopping for a Home? Here's Why You Need a Buyer's Agency Agreement

By Cherie Janssen When you called an agent, asked them about a listing, look at a property with them, and then ask the agent to submit an offer for you, you probably thought - “This agent

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Top 11 Questions Home Sellers Should Ask When Interviewing Listing Agents

By Jade Goodhue You’ve owned your property for some time now, and you’ve decided that now is the time to sell. You likely know a few real estate agents. But knowing that selling

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The Equity Paradox: Should I Sell, Hold or Refinance My Investment Property?

By Jade Goodhue You’ve owned an investment property for several years, and you’ve built up some substantial equity. It’s a great place to be, but now what? The problem is

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How to Sell Your Home Fast and For More Money

By Jade Goodhue Even in a Seller’s Market with less than two months of inventory and an average of 40 days on market in Walworth County as of the first quarter of this year, listing your

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Should You Sell Your Geneva Lakes Area Home 'As Is' or Renovate?

By Jade Goodhue You’re getting ready to sell your home, but should you spend the money to make upgrades and repairs to boost the value of your home? Or should you sell your home ‘as

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Mill Creek: Thinking of Investing In This Condotel? April 2022 Update

By Jade Goodhue Nestled between the buzzing downtown Lake Geneva Wisconsin and the quiet of the Samuel Donian Wetland Preserves, the Mill Creek Hotel overlooks the best of both worlds, but

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Is Waiting for the Next Housing Crash Before Jumping In a Good Idea?

By Jade Goodhue Do you want to invest in your first or next property, but find yourself wondering, ‘should I wait for the next crash and then jump in?’ That’s understandable

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Lake Geneva Short Term Rental Guide

By Jade Goodhue What is a short-term rental property? Instead of a traditional 12 month or more lease, a short-term rental is a property that has a lease term of fewer than 12 months. The

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Why You Want to Work with a Local Geneva Lakes Area Lender

By Jade Goodhue Imagine you’re a buyer with an accepted offer on a home that you looked long and hard for, and had to fight against multiple buyers with competing offers. You think you

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Puppies Need Good Homes Too: Support This NEW Shelter in Salem Lakes, Wisconsin

By Jade Goodhue We're proud to be one of the sponsors for Alive Rescue's Shelter Shiver Polar Plunge event at the Turtle Lake Tap and Grill in Delavan to raise money for their new “Big

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Team Legendary's New Sponsor Dog: Almond Joy

By Jade GoodhueAs of March 1st of 2022, Team Legendary (Chris Devincentis, Jade Goodhue, and Cherie Jansen) is a very proud and excited sponsor of this little girl named Almond Joy!!!As described by

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How to Hedge Against a Failed 1031 Exchange

By Jade GoodhueDoing a 1031 in the middle of a seller’s market is tough because the low inventory and the 1031 exchange rules create definitive challenges for a potential exchanger.  The

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How Should You Legally Own an Investment Property?

By Jade GoodhueReal estate can be owned in various forms of legal structures such as sole proprietorships, partnerships (general and limited), corporations (C or S corporations), or a limited

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Mill Creek Hotel: Thinking of Investing In This Condotel?

 By Jade GoodhueNestled between the buzzing downtown Lake Geneva Wisconsin and the quiet of the Samuel Donian Wetland Preserves, the Mill Creek Hotel overlooks the best of both worlds, but

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The Cove Condominium-Hotel in Lake Geneva WI: Is It a Good Investment?

 By Jade GoodhueLocated just off the shores of Geneva Lake at 111 Center Street in Lake Geneva, The Cove offers vacationers an ideal home base to explore Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier

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How the ROI Misleads Most Real Estate Investors & What You Should Look at Instead

By Jade GoodhueIn any investment opportunity, investors are not only interested in how much money they would potentially earn, but also when they would potentially receive it. What most investors&

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3 Crucial Numbers to Consider When Negotiating the Purchase of a Home

 There is a slew of books, textbooks, courses, and seminars where you can learn about how to negotiate. This article isn’t about the tactics of how, but rather what you need to know

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Property Selection: The 2nd of 5 Keys to Profitable Returns When Investing in Real Estate

In the previous article, we outlined the importance of equity allocation and how to apply it. The next of the five attributes that determine your real estate returns are property selection. Like

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The 1st of 5 Keys to Profitable Returns When Investing in Real Estate

By Jade GoodhueWhat makes for a profitable real estate investment? When I ask most people, they say the real estate market, which allowed them to sell at a price higher than they purchased it for.

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The GOLD STANDARD Metric for Evaluating Real Estate Investments and Returns That Most People Don't Know About, Much Less Understand

 By Jade Goodhue When investing in any asset that you plan to hold over the long term, most investors fail to consider the concept of the present value, or the time value, of money. This

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5 Reasons to Selling Your Home This Winter That Could Get You Top Dollar

For obvious reasons, winter is by far the least popular season to sell your home - for those who want to be conventional. However, being conventional won’t allow you to use three very unique

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Top 6 Tenant Screening Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

By Jade Goodhue When COVID-19 reached the U.S. affecting tens of thousands of Americans and squeezing the economy, the federal government, states, and municipalities issued a raft of rent

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What’s Happening with Home Prices in the Geneva Lakes Wisconsin Area?

  Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for

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One EXTREMELY Profitable Advantage of Investing in Real Estate That Most People Don't Know About, Much Less Understand

By Jade GoodhueHow would you like to save money at the end of every year courtesy of the U.S. government? If that sounds appealing, then real estate investing should be too.  While real estate

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How to Avoid & Handle a Low Appraisal

By Jade Goodhue In a seller’s market, if you list a well-maintained home or condominium, realtors send it out to their potential buyers as fast as possible. Quick and decisive is the name

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Are We Nearing the End of a Seller's Market in the Lake Geneva Wisconsin Area?

By Jade GoodhueThis time last year, we were adjusting to a new “normal.” Shifting the bulk of our shopping from retail stores to online. Wearing face masks and social distancing in our

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Mortgage Lenders Aren't Shy, You Shouldn't Be Either

By Jade Goodhue After having spent months to find the perfect home, there’s nothing worse than having your offer accepted, paying thousands of dollars in earnest money, being less than

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6 Essential Tips for Pet Owners Selling Their Home

By Jade Goodhue Our animals mean so much to us in our daily lives. They have their own personalities and are a part of our family. They love us unconditionally, every day, all day, and

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How to Value Your Property Like a Pro

By Jade GoodhueMost realtors are trained to assess the market value of a property using the comparative market analysis (CMA) approach. However, appraisers use the cost approach when they are hired

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Lake Como Property Association Squares Off Against Geneva National Over Plans to Build New Piers

By Jade Goodhue Lake Como Property Association (LCPA) is fighting back against Geneva National Resort and Club’s (GNRC) plans to build 10 100-feet piers and 120 boat slips along Lake Como

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3 Ways to Build Wealth Through Refinancing Your Real Estate

By Jade GoodhueSavvy investors know there is a multitude of ways to build wealth through real estate, outside of just buying low and, hopefully, selling high. If selling is an option, then selling

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Interest Rates: The Real Costs to Homeowners, How It Squeezes Landlords & Impacts the Housing Market

By Jade GoodhueWhat’s the REAL Cost of Raised Interest Rates?#1 The Hard Costs: Accrued Interests  Below is the breakdown of the cost in raising interest rates incrementally by a

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How to Maximize Profits AND Avoid Substantial Losses in Real Estate Using the Absorption Rate

By Jade GoodhueA key metric you hear Realtors speak about is the absorption rate. But what does it mean and why should you as a buyer, seller, or investor care? More to the point: how can you make

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Has the Southeastern Wisconsin Real Estate Market begun to Shift?

Has the real estate market in Southeast Wisconsin begun to shift? Realtors are feeling it, the news is reporting on it and today we're going to take a look at some data to confirm that a change is

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The Rental Eviction Moratorium - Futile Efforts That Could Cost Everyone

By Jade Goodhue As of July 31st, 2021, the federal freeze on most rent evictions ended after President Biden’s administration extended the original deadline by a month. According to a

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Lake Geneva's Short-Term Rental War

By Jade Goodhue With Lake Geneva being a premier vacation destination for Midwesterns for decades, companies such as Airbnb and VRBO have paved the way for owners of second homes to turn their

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Do Home Sellers Have Loan Type Bias?

By Jade GoodhueWhile the real estate market may be cooling off, buyer demand is still very real due to the shortage of homes and low interest rates, and therefore it’s still very much a seller

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There WAS a Bubble, But Not in Real Estate

By Jade Goodhue There was a housing bubble, but it’s not what you think. The bubble was in lumber, not real estate. Some people thought the rising real estate prices was a repeat of the

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It’s Time for Tired Landlords to Free Themselves of Their Rental Burden

By Jade Goodhue Many people dream of the prospect of owning their own real estate income property and earning passive income while their investment appreciates over time. It all sounds great,

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Why Waiting Too Long to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

By Jade Goodhue There are people sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if

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Propertunity Knocks

By Jade Goodhue In today’s market, some buyers are furiously competing for a limited number of homes for sale, and some aren’t.  How It WorksAs a Wisconsin real estate,

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5 Limited Time Incentives for On-The-Fence Wisconsin Homeowners to Sell Now

By Jade GoodhueThe housing market is sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off the course is a continued lack of inventory available for sale. The National Association of Realtors )

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How the Biden Proposal Will Affect Your Wisconsin Real Estate Portfolio

By Jade GoodhueIn real estate, a 1031 exchange allows capital gains taxes from the sale of one property to be deferred if another property is properly identified and purchased within six months of

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The Surging Homebuyer Demand in Wisconsin - The Untold Story

 By Jade Goodhue Many people believe that the rising demand of buyers is due to the inventory shortage. A simple supply versus demand issue. However, there’s more to it than a lack

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Will Real Estate Closing Costs in Wisconsin Fit Into Your Budget?

By Jade GoodhueWhether you're a buyer or a seller, closing costs can significantly impact your bottom line. If You Plan On Selling Your Home in the Geneva Lake WI area or Southeastern Wisconsin

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Latest Jobs Report: What It Mean for the Housing Market in Southeastern Wisconsin

 By Jade GoodhueOn April 2nd, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000

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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Home Buying Budget in the Geneva Lakes WI Area

 Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what

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PERKS for Buyers AND Sellers in Southeastern Wisconsin's Housing Market

Right now, the housing market in the Southeastern WI area is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a

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Will the Housing Market In the Geneva Lakes WI Area Bloom This Spring?

 By Jade Goodhue Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market in Southeastern Wisconsin. Even though the pandemic continues, it’s certain

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Homes for Sale on Delavan Lake Wisconsin in Associations with Lake Rights

 When I discuss with a prospective buyer the true nature of the variety of the homes for sale on Delavan Lake Wisconsin, their eyes tend to glaze over.  Fortunately, as a seasoned agent

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It's a Seller's Market in Southeastern Wisconsin - Here's 3 Reasons Why and What It Means for Sellers

by Jade GoodhueWhen selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win

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7 Simple Graphs that Prove the Geneva Lakes Wisconsin Real Estate Market is Strong

by Jade GoodhueLast March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate

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Miffed About Missing the Best Mortgage Rates EVER?

Recently, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day and

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How to Price Your Home JUST RIGHT

by Jade GoodhueIn today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.The housing market has been scorching hot over the last

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Why Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase in 2021 and What It Means for Buyers

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is

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Avoid these Delavan Lakefront Homeowner Renovation Mistakes

Making the decision to do home improvements to your Delavan Lakefront home can be met with a long wishlist of what you want. But what if I could give you some insight on what buyers DON’T want

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Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?

With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout 2021, or if they’ll start to rise.

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3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

Home values in the Geneva Lakes area appreciated by about 10-14% in 2020 depending on the type of home. They’re forecasted to appreciate by at least 5% this year. This has some voicing

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You in 2021

The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the

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UNICORNS - They DO Exist, in This Real Estate Market

by Jade Goodhue  Overpricing. The classic bubble price before the bust cycle. It happens all the time in real estate – especially in today’s market. I get where sellers are

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2020 vs. 2019 Home Sale Data | Lake Geneva, Fontana, Delavan and Elkhorn

Hey, it's Chris DeVincentis. We want to bring you the best information possible to make an informed decision and in this video, we deliver. The shocking level of appreciation that took place in 2020

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Winterfest Lake Geneva 2021

Hey everyone, it's Chris DeVincentis the Broker of Legendary Real Estate Services in beautiful Lake Geneva here today to talk about the 26th annual Lake Geneva WI Winterfest and National Snow

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Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures in Walworth County, Wisconsin?

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their

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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Geneva Lakes Area Home Values?

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. In the Geneva Lakes area, it's been about 10%

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12 Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

by Jade GoodhueBuying a house is exciting - and stressful. One of the biggest causes of stress is unexpected costs that may or may not have been budgeted for. When it comes to purchasing your new

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Is the Real Estate Market Healthy or Sick? It Depends on Your Perspective.

Because the housing market is a big part of our economy and your budget, I want to give you the facts so you know what’s going on around you in regards to real estate. Most agents would

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Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season

If you’re one of the many homeowners in the Geneva Lakes area who are thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the

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Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?

Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year both nationally and in the Geneva Lakes area. This is understandable since the appreciation

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How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the 

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If You Want to Sell Your Home FAST, Pricing Your House Right Is ESSENTIAL!

In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National

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Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market

A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how valuable more square footage and carefully designed

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Seller's Choice Program

If you believe working with a Realtor to sell your home may be too costly, our flexible commission program gives you the choice of the savings you’re looking for without compromising on the

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Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market

Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced savings that can work to your advantage as the value

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The 3 Best Improvements to Boost Your Lake Geneva Home for Sale Value

If you’re considering renovations with the hopes of increasing the value of your home for sale in  Lake Geneva  Wisconsin, keep in mind that 1) not all home renovations have a

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Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy

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The 3 Top Ways to Attract the Right Buyer at the Right Price to your Lake Geneva Waterfront Home

What do home buyers want? More specifically, what do potential buyers for a Lake Geneva Waterfront home want? That’s the million, or multi-million, dollar question! These multi-million dollar

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7 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with Us Around the Holidays

There are many benefits to working with us when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you

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Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to

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How Homeownership Multiplies Your Net Worth by 40x that of a Renter

Source for data in the videoA Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’sOne of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data

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Geneva Lakes Area Home Buying and Selling Resources

Hi and thank you for stopping by!If you're considering selling your home in S.E. Wisconsin, the market is hot and inventory is low.  As a result, one of our primary goals is to keep you.

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