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Realtor.com has a list of what scares home buyers the most (they conducted a survey). Think you can guess correctly before you read this list?

57% of home buyers say MOLD
56% of home buyers say foundation issues
54% of home buyers say pests/asbestos/water damage
48% of home buyers say living within 1 mile of a waste management facility
47% of home buyers say living near the scene of a crime scares them
45% of home buyers say living near a meth lab
44% of home buyers say living within 1 mile of a prison

and the BEST one (in my opinion) is…

5% of home buyers are scared of owning AND living in a haunted house!

There you have it – the list of what scares current home buyers today. Being a Green Bay Realtor, I can tell you that concerns over ghosts do come up from time to time. And while I can help with that, I can also help with the top concerns of mold and/or foundation issues. The Realtors at my firm know some pretty great basement specialists along with water damage or mold remedy, so my wannabe Green Bay home buyers (and even my Green Bay home owners), worry not! One of the perks of being a Green Bay Realtor for almost a decade is that you meet all types of wonderful people: basement specialists, electricians, plumbers, roofers, general contractors…even ghost busters šŸ˜‰

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Wisconsin Housing Stats for 2022

Happy New Year!

According to the WRA (Wisconsin Realtors Association) here’s the stats for the 2022 housing year:

  • Home sales slid 30.5% in the fourth quarter of 2022 relative to the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • 2022 home sales fell 14.6% compared to the record sales of 2021.
  • The median price for all of 2022 rose to $264,600.
  • Total listings fell 17.8% over the past 12 months.
  • Wisconsin remains well below the 6 months of supply that characterizes a balanced market, so there is a strong seller advantage.
  • The average mortgage rateĀ more than doubledĀ from 3.1% in December 2021Ā to 6.6% in December 2022.

Did reading that last one make you wince in pain? It certainly did for a good portion of my home buyers. However, mortgage rates go up and they go down. Home values and prices are still running strong, especially given the sellers market situation (yes, it’s a sellers market STILL.) Will definitely be curious to see what 2023 housing market brings for the Green Bay, WI and surrounding cities!

If you’d like to know more about the real estate market, give us a call or if you are thinking of selling your home, buying a home, or investing in real estate – we are here for all of your needs.

Elysian Realty is a local Real Estate Brokerage with Expert Realtors, both Listing Agents and Buyer Agents located in Green Bay, WI : De Pere, WI : Wrightstown, WI : Pulaski, WI : Oconto Falls, WI : Seymour, WI : Denmark, WI: Appleton, WI : Hortonville, WI : Little Chute, WI : Greenville, WI : Neenah, WI : Oshkosh, WI : Kewaunee, WI : Algoma, WI and more!

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Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

I know I’ve written about this before, but it’s still very relevant. I’m having more and more home buyers contact me for duplex properties. Not necessarily from a landlord investment side of things, but for more multigenerational living purposes. What does multigenerational living mean exactly? To put it simply, it’s living with relatives under one roof: Home buyers wanting to live with their adult kids or elderly parents.

This is where duplexes are becoming more in demand. Some duplexes are upper and lower while some are side by side. This allows complete privacy while at the same time being SUPER CLOSE to your loved one. So what is so different about a duplex style property rather than a larger single family home with the basement set up for extra living space? Did you read the part about complete privacy? With certain duplexes, you may not share a garage, basement access…your living space is completely YOURS.

IS this the right living arrangements for you and your family? Maybe. Maybe just finishing off your basement is the right living arrangement for you instead. But with the rise of demand for more and more multigenerational type houses, the demand for duplexes will only get stronger.

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3987 Dollar Lane De Pere, Wisconsin Home for Sale in Ledgeview, WI

Beautifully built 4 year old home ready for new owners! Located in the heart of Ledgeview, this stunning ranch style w/ finished off attic space is sure to please. Don’t think the perfect kitchen exists? Well, it does! Tons of custom cabinets, extra large island, granite countertops & even a pantry. Sun soaked LV opens up to kitchen & dining area. Spacious primary suite features full bath w/ dual vanity & walk in closet. 2 more bedrooms w/ shared full bath are also on main level. 1st floor laundry, mudroom & 3.5 stall heated garage finish off this space. Upper finished attic space w/ a flex room & 4th bed or office. The LL features 2 more rec rooms & 5th bedroom with full bathroom. Plenty of storage space in the unfinished part! Home is fully wired for ADT security. Don’t miss out!

Check out the video tour here: https://youtu.be/NWg0RUqNFOQ

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Will Housing Prices Stop Increasing So Much?

That is the burning question on everyone’s mind: Realtors, lenders, appraisers, home buyers and home sellers… EVERYONE wants to know!

According to Michael Theo, President & CEO, Wisconsin REALTORSĀ® Association (WRA):

“Inventories are at historically low levels, and affordability has been sliding due to strong price pressure and rising mortgage rates. With both the supply side and the demand side of the housing market weakening, itā€™s not surprising home sales have fallen statewide.”

Couple that with what Dave Clark, Marquette University Economist and WRA Consultant says:

“The Fed has aggressively tightened credit conditions to get inflation under control, and there are signs of slow progress. The October inflation rate fell to 7.7%, which is the lowest level since January 2022. It is important to remember the cost of housing is a large determinant of the Consumer Price Index, which is used to measure inflation. Indeed, shelter accounts for about a third of consumer spending, and hence the rapid increases in home prices we experienced have fueled inflation. A cooling housing market will help to reduce inflation pressure.”

This does NOT mean housing prices are going to crash and a million foreclosures will start happening. Home buyers will still continue to buy houses even with “high” mortgage rates and sellers will continue to sell their houses. We may just not have 20 offers on a single home anymore, which will be a WONDERFUL thing. It’d be great to go to a more stable/equal housing market. 

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Conventional Loan Limits Increases for 2023

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced the conventional conforming mortgage loan limit for single-family homes for 2023 – which is set at $726.200. This is big news for the end of the year.Ā 

This is an increase of nearly $100,000 from last year’s loan limit as 2022’s limit was $647,200. This marks the seventh straight year that the FHFA has increased the conforming mortgage loan limits after not increasing them for an entire decade from 2006 to 2016.Ā 

With home prices on the rise, a higher loan limit will provide potential homebuyers with more financing options to meet their house buying needs. In 2023, homebuyers can purchase a home with a conventional loan amount up to $726,000, whereas mortgage loans of this amount would previously require a jumbo loan. While jumbo loans serve as an excellent option for those with a higher budget, they often require a larger down payment and include stringent credit requirements.Ā 

Elysian Realty is a local Real Estate Brokerage with Expert Realtors, both Listing Agents and Buyer Agents located in Green Bay, WI : De Pere, WI : Wrightstown, WI : Pulaski, WI : Oconto Falls, WI : Seymour, WI : Denmark, WI: Appleton, WI : Hortonville, WI : Little Chute, WI : Greenville, WI : Neenah, WI : Oshkosh, WI : Kewaunee, WI : Algoma, WI and more!

Ready, Set, Winter Your Home

Keep your home in hot shape (pun most definitely intended) for the winter months with these great tips:

  1. Make sure the attic space in your home is insulated. It’s quick and easy to add this.Ā 
  2. Weather strip and/or use door sweeps. Sometimes your doors have small gaps and leak in cold air.Ā 
  3. Make caulk your friend. Check around door frames and window frame and seal up gaps if needed.Ā 
  4. Check your basement box sill. This is one of the thinnest points in a homeā€™s exterior,Ā  located around the edge of the basement ceiling where the joists meet the walls. You can add spray foam that expands.Ā 

Being a homeowner adds some extra responsibility on your part – but if any of these tasks seem daunting or you don’t have time to do it, contact a handyperson! Not sure where to find one – give us a call, we’d love to help recommend one.Ā 

Elysian Realty is a local Real Estate Brokerage with Expert Realtors, both Listing Agents and Buyer Agents located in Green Bay, WI : De Pere, WI : Wrightstown, WI : Pulaski, WI : Suamico, WI : Oconto Falls, WI : Seymour, WI : Denmark, WI: Appleton, WI : Hortonville, WI : Little Chute, WI : Greenville, WI : Neenah, WI : Oshkosh, WI : Kewaunee, WI : Algoma, WI and more!

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Wisconsin Housing Market Fast Facts August 2022

  • Existing home sales in Wisconsin continued their trend downward as housing inventories tightened coupled with mortgage rates rising in August. With a boost of 8.4% compared to last year AugustĀ  the median home price was hitting $271k. Now if you read last’s months fast facts you will see that the median home price was slighter higher in July than August. Past stats show July is a higher month overall in prices for homes.
  • Still a seller’s market overall. Not EVERY price range is so heavily in the sellerā€™s market spot. Homes that are priced $500k and higher are on the more balanced side of the spectrum. 6 months is a balanced supply, $500k and up are hovering just over 5%.
  • Overall, the combination of higher home prices and higher mortgage rates led to significantly lower housing affordability in the state.
  • Has this slowed down the housing market in Green Bay, WI? NO

All information taken from the Wisconsin Realtors Association website: Wra.org

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Real Estate Agent Zulma Gonzalez Rivera Habla Espanol y Ingles

Green Bay Real Estate Agent and Realtor Zulma Gonzalez Rivera - Habla EspanolIā€™m a Bilingual Realtor Virginia and Northeast Wisconsin and Puerto Rican woman who loves my roots, where diversity is in our vein. My beautiful Island is full of culture, beautiful views, good food, happiness, and people never give up. I love to travel , cook, dance, have fun with family and friends but overall be a better person every day.

After working 2 years as Paraprofessional and 7 years as Secretary in East High School Green Bay. I find my passion to work helping others. When I moved to Virginia I decided to become a Realtor. Now I have the Blessed to serve beautiful places Hampton Roads Virginia and Northeast Wisconsin.

Helping families and friends to reach their goals to have their dream house makes me happy. The Real Estate profession gives the opportunity to help people to buy or sell their property making this process enjoyable, fast, and making great memories.

My commitment to help you buy or sell your home with honesty and integrity, I am committed to offering you the highest standard of service. You can be sure I will put your interests first. I will be happy to be the key to your dream home, making the experience of buying or selling one easy and enjoyable.

To contact Zulma, click here

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Hot Top Tips for Home Sellers When Living in Your Listing

This is for my home sellers! Living in your own home when trying to sell it can be challenging, and let’s face it – a pain! When listing your home for sale, follow these hot top tips for a smoother ride:

  1. Pack away your trinkets and knick knacks. Your Listing Agent (for one of the best listing agents choose Elysian Realty!) will tell you to pack away the clutter, so DO THAT. You’re moving anyway, get a head start.
  2. Make a plan for your pets. Most people have pets, but when you have potential home buyers walking in your house, your pets and their smell should be put away. Or brought with on a car ride. Taken for a walk around the neighborhood. You get what I mean..
  3. Hide away medicines, cash, jewelry and GUNS. These should be a no-brainer, yet you’d be surprised.

Just by doing the items listed above, you’ll be looking great to your potential home buyers!

Want to talk with a listing agent? Contact Elysian Realty, one of our listing agents would love to talk!

Elysian Realty is a local Real Estate Brokerage with Expert Realtors, both Listing Agents and Buyer Agents located in Green Bay, WI : De Pere, WI : Wrightstown, WI : Pulaski, WI : Oconto Falls, WI : Seymour, WI : Denmark, WI: Appleton, WI : Hortonville, WI : Little Chute, WI : Neenah, WI : Oshkosh, WI : Kewaunee, WI : Algoma, WI and more!

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