Home Buying from A to Z

 

Being a first-time home buyer can be a complicated process. Even if you have bought a home before, with the amount of paperwork and legal steps you have to take, it’s always a good thing to get a refresher on the process of buying a home.

That’s why we created a new 22 video series on The Home Buying Process from A-Z. So don’t forget to subscribe and hit that bell icon to be notified when the new video in the series goes live.

We’ll be covering a wide range of topics:
– The pros and cons of buying or renting
– How to find out how much home you can afford
– How to choose the right home for you
– How to understand the difference between Pre-Approved or Pre-Qualified
– What to look for when looking at properties
– First Time Home Buyer Tips and Tricks
– Explaining the costs of buying a home
– Explaining the different type of mortgages
– How to decide how much to offer
– What happens after approval?
– How to start saving for your home
– How much will the bank lend me?
– How to improve your credit score and why it matters
– The many steps to buying a home, looking at a holistic view of the process
– Understanding the different type of homes being sold on the market
– First Time home buyer government programs
– Why you should get a realtor in your corner
– The moving process into your new home
– How to negotiate
– What to expect in a home inspection
– Should you buy a home warranty
– First things to do in your new home

 

Country Pride Realty is located in Pulaski, Wisconsin and services Northeastern Wisconsin with professional real estate services. We serve Brown County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Outagamie County & Marinette County. If you are looking to buy or sell residential real estate, commercial real estate, vacant land, farm land, condos, townhomes, new construction, hobby farms, acreage, cottage, cabins, waterfront or vacation property in Northeastern Wisconsin contact Country Pride Realty today at 920.822-HOME(4663)!

As experienced real estate professionals, Country Pride Realty will provide you with valuable resources. From precisely defining the real estate price, writing and negotiating real estate offers, keeping you informed of the real estate inventory both residential and commercial.

It’s Never to Early to Start Spring Cleaning!

It’s Never Too Early to Start Spring Cleaning!
By: Lori Stephan, Country Pride Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner since 1999
ABR, CRS, CRB, GRI

When refreshing spring weather begins to roll in, wouldn’t you rather be outside enjoying it, rather than inside cleaning? This year, tackle those spring cleaning jobs early so that spring can be a time of relaxation and enjoyment.
Even during the dreariest months, there are many tasks that can be completed. Here are some tasks that don’t need to wait for warmer weather:
• Polish your wooden cabinets. You don’t need to replace wooden cabinets when they lose their luster. A thorough cleaning, followed by a moisturizing polish, can make old cabinets look new. The most common method of cleaning cabinetry is with a little Woolite and water. But if you want to restore luster and shine, try a product like Touch of Oranges Wood Cleaner, followed by Touch of Beeswax Wood Preserver. Simply spray the cleaner on a wooden surface, wait a few minutes, and then rub 0000-grade steel wool in the direction of the grain. Finish cleaning by wiping the wood with soft terrycloth, then use the preserver. Cabinets will shine, giving your kitchen a spring fresh look.
• Clean your carpets. Carpets can be a major trap for dust and pet hair, not to mention the salt and dried mud that have been tracked in from winter shoes. There are many professional services to choose from, but for those do it yourselfers, renting or buying a carpet cleaner can save bundles of money. The Oreck Rinse-A-Matic can shampoo, rinse and dry carpeted floors, and, as a bonus, can also rinse, scrub and dry kitchen floors.
• Say goodbye to mineral stains. Mineral deposits look depressing on windows and shower stalls. And while cleaning the windows is often a warm weather job, there’s no reason to put off cleaning the bathroom. Hard water stains on glass shower doors and windows look unattractive, so remove then with specialized products like CLR, Lime Away or Bring It On Cleaner. Some hard water stains will often yield to scrubbing with white vinegar and a non-scratch pad. If you find that vinegar is ineffective, resort to stronger chemicals.
For All Your Real Estate Needs Call (920) 822-HOME (4663)

 

Country Pride Realty is located in Pulaski, Wisconsin and services Northeastern Wisconsin with professional real estate services. We serve Brown County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Outagamie County & Marinette County. If you are looking to buy or sell residential real estate, commercial real estate, vacant land, farm land, condos, townhomes, new construction, hobby farms, acreage, cottage, cabins, waterfront or vacation property in Northeastern Wisconsin contact Country Pride Realty today at 920.822-HOME(4663)!

As experienced real estate professionals, Country Pride Realty will provide you with valuable resources. From precisely defining the real estate price, writing and negotiating real estate offers, keeping you informed of the real estate inventory both residential and commercial.

Improving Your Home

Improving Your Home
By Lori Stephan, ABR,CRB,CRS,GRI Broker/Owner Since 1999 Country Pride Realty, Inc.

Whether you want to sell or just improve your home’s value before you tap into your equity, here are a few things experts suggest you consider before calling your bank or putting the “for sale” sign on your lawn.
 Make only renovations that count. Experts agree that the right renovations, especially bathrooms and kitchens, affect the marketability of your home.
 Improve what you can’t renovate. If you can’t afford to renovate, update and refresh key rooms instead.
 Maintain where you can. Depending on age of your house, you can expect to spend between 1 and 3 percent of its value every year on maintenance and repair.
 Don’t over-improve. If your house is improved beyond the scope of all the neighborhood homes that surround it, it is likely that the value of your home won’t be realized when it comes time to sell.
For All Your Real Estate Needs Call Lori Stephan @ 822-4663

 

 

Country Pride Realty is located in Pulaski, Wisconsin and services Northeastern Wisconsin with professional real estate services. We serve Brown County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Outagamie County & Marinette County. If you are looking to buy or sell residential real estate, commercial real estate, vacant land, farm land, condos, townhomes, new construction, hobby farms, acreage, cottage, cabins, waterfront or vacation property in Northeastern Wisconsin contact Country Pride Realty today at 920.822-HOME(4663)!

As experienced real estate professionals, Country Pride Realty will provide you with valuable resources. From precisely defining the real estate price, writing and negotiating real estate offers, keeping you informed of the real estate inventory both residential and commercial.

20 Year Anniversary…

This year marks 20 years since Country Pride Realty, Inc. was founded on January 4, 1999. Our 20 year anniversary marks an important milestone for the company as we look back on our growth, accomplishments and relationships built with our customers, clients, and the community.
We would like to thank each & everyone of you who has been involved in supporting Country Pride Realty, Inc. reaching 20 years of success & we look forward to serving you for many more years!

 

 

 

 

Tips for fall home sellers

Tips for fall home sellers
By: Lori Stephan, Country Pride Realty, Inc.

Most real estate agents say Spring is the season to sell a home, but don’t rule out fall just yet. There may be fewer buyers, but they tent to be more motivated. The key is to find them fast, because you don’t have much time before the holidays kick in and real estate really slows down. Try these selling tips:
Price Aggressively. You don’t have the luxury of starting high and making incremental price drops. Be competitive – price your home 5% to 15% below comparable homes on the market.
State it to sell. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, but it can also be hard on home maintenance. Make sure the front yard is clear of leaves, clean out gutters and downspouts, and touch up paint. In corporate tasteful fall décor. If you have a fireplace, make it the focal point of the room.
Be flexible. Bargain hunters are in force in the fall, so don’t be discouraged by low-ball offers. See them as opportunities to negotiate. If you don’t want to come down on price, be creative, such as offering to pay for closing costs & repairs.

For All Your Real Estate Needs Call Us Today! (920) 822-HOME (4663) or visit us at www.countrypriderealty.com

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The Most Sought after Room in a House

The Most Sought after Room in a House

By Lori Stephan
Country Pride Realty, Inc.

Forty years ago Better Homes and Gardens magazine coined a term that is used extensively in real estate – the “family room.” Since then, the family room has grown into one of the most sought-after rooms by people in the house market.
Consider the following from a consumer preference survey by the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes & Gardens:
• Sixty-four percent said that the basic price of a house must include a family room.
• Seven out of ten home buyers said that even with a den, a family room or great room is a must.
• Forty-five percent said that they want kitchens and family rooms that are open to each other, but with a divider, such as a counter.
The survey concluded that an open kitchen-family room will make a house
sell better.
Currently family rooms are larger than early ones. Architects are beginning to design “space zones.” One zone is adult-oriented; another, children oriented. Both are usually connected with the kitchen and deck or patio.

Coverage Area:
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Country Pride Realty
144 West Pulaski Street • PO Box 872
Pulaski, Wisconsin 54162

Office: 920.822.4663
Email: info@countrypriderealty.com

Professional Real Estate Help in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Professional Real Estate Help in Green Bay, Wisconsin

QUESTION:
How do you convince consumers that, despite the wealth of real estate and property information freely available online, it’s more important than ever for them to work with a qualified professional?

IN MY EXPERIENCE…
Virtually all of my buyers are information junkies and Internet savvy. They also know – Because I remind them – that information is only as good as its source. There’s a wealth of medical information on the Internet, and it’s great for research, but you go to your doctor for treatment. I’m like a doctor of real estate: I tell them, “Find all the information you want, and I’ll give you expert interpretation.” I’ll tell them what’s good, what’s bad and what’s irrelevant. I’m here to support and educate those who choose to be represented.

For all your real estate needs, please don’t hesitate to contact Lori @ 920-246-3000 or e-mail: lori@countrypriderealty.com

Coverage Area:
Wisconsin Property for sale in Pulaski, Green Bay, Howard, Shawano, Shawano Lake, Suamico, Little Suamico, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Seymour, Gillett, Abrams, Polasky, Shanel, Jillit, Suehring, Wasaukee, Croco, Pulsifer, Zakho, Cecil, Bonduel, and Zachow. Residential, Commercial & Waterfront Real Estate for sale in Brown County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Outagamie County, & Marinette County.

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Providing professional real estate services in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Providing professional real estate services in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Country Pride Realty is located in Pulaski, Wisconsin just a few miles northwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin.   We provide professional real estate services throughout Northeastern WI . We service Brown County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Outagamie County & Marinette County with both residential & commercial real estate services.

If you are looking to buy or sell residential real estate, commercial real estate, vacant land, farm land, condos, town homes, new construction, hobby farms, acreage, cottage, cabins, waterfront or vacation property in Green Bay Wisconsin contact Country Pride Realty today at 920.822-HOME(4663)!

As experienced Green Bay real estate professionals, Country Pride Realty will provide you with valuable resources and information about the greater Green Bay area.    From precisely defining the real estate price, writing and negotiating real estate offers, keeping you informed of the real estate inventory both residential and commercial or schools & events in Green Bay.  We can help!

If your looking at buying or selling real estate in the Green Bay Wisconsin area, let Country Pride Realty put their 20+ years of residential & commercial real estate experience to work for you!

Homes for sale in Green Bay and the greater Green Bay area including Pulaski, Howard, De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Suamico, Little Suamico, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Shawano, Shawano Lake,  Seymour, Gillett, Abrams, Polasky, Shanel, Jillit, Suehring, Wasaukee, Croco, Pulsifer, Zakho, Cecil, Bonduel, and Zachow.

Country Pride Realty
144 West Pulaski Street • PO Box 872
Pulaski, Wisconsin 54162

Office: 920.822.4663
Fax: 920.822.4634
Email: info@countrypriderealty.com
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Country Pride Realty WI Coverage Area

Country Pride Realty WI Coverage Area

Country Pride Realty is located in Pulaski, Wisconsin and services Northeastern Wisconsin with professional real estate services. We serve Brown County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Outagamie County & Marinette County.  If you are looking to buy or sell residential real estate, commercial real estate, vacant land, farm land, condos, townhomes, new construction, hobby farms, acreage, cottage, cabins, waterfront or vacation property in Northeastern Wisconsin contact Country Pride Realty today at 920.822-HOME(4663)!   As experienced real estate professionals, Country Pride Realty will provide you with valuable resources. From precisely defining the real estate price, writing and negotiating real estate offers, keeping you informed of the real estate inventory both residential and commercial.

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Wisconsin Property for sale in Pulaski, Green Bay, Howard, Shawano, Shawano Lake, Suamico, Little Suamico, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Seymour, Gillett, Abrams, Polasky, Shanel, Jillit, Suehring, Wasaukee, Croco, Pulsifer, Zakho, Cecil, Bonduel, and Zachow.  Residential, Commercial & Waterfront Real Estate for sale in Brown County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Outagamie County, & Marinette County.

 

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  • Shawano
  • Shawano Lake
  • Suamico
  • Oconto
  • Oconto Falls
  • Seymour
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  • Abrams
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  • Chase
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