2021 Time To Turn The Page

2021 Time To Turn The Page As a Realtor of over 20 years and a local Kenosha expert, you might expect me to take this opportunity to tell you how now is a great time to buy or sell a home in the Kenosha and surrounding areas! This would be the moment I could talk about the fact that it is a seller’s market, and it’s a perfect time to list your home for top-dollar. Or that if you are looking for your dream home, you might be surprised as to the advantages of buying a home in the [...]

2021-01-26T16:27:36+00:00January 15th, 2021|

Selling & Buying at the Same Time

Selling & Buying at the Same Time Selling your home can be a challenge. The staging, the showings, the offers and more - it is a stressful time. Now imagine selling your home, and at the same time you are trying to buy a new one! Timing and prep work are key to the process of buying AND selling at the same time. Home evaluation: Take the time to truly review and evaluate your current home. What minor updates can you take care of that will help your home show better? Here are 10 great tips from Moving.com [...]

2020-12-18T15:00:19+00:00December 18th, 2020|

Testimonial: Cove Realty’s Personal Touch & Experience

Cove Realty's Mike Zacker Life-long Kenosha residents, Dave and Ruthann Alfredson, couldn't be more satisfied with the amazing service and personal attention they received from Mike Zacker with Cove Realty. "We really trusted him and that was really important for us."

2020-12-18T13:57:56+00:00December 8th, 2020|

Testimonial: Cove Team is a Powerful Resource

Cove Realty's Mike Zacker Kenosha’s Jason Melichar quickly realized that Cove Realty’s Mike Zacker was a great asset to have on his side for investments and real estate. “He knew way more about real estate than I could probably ever even forget about.”

2020-12-01T21:09:57+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Listing Your Home During the Holidays

Listing Your Home During the Holidays There are three axioms you should remember when it comes to selling your home during the holidays. Fortune favors the bold. People buy on emotion, and back up with logic. Times are changing. Conventional wisdom often tells us that selling your home in the winter, during the holidays, can be difficult. What many people fail to realize is that, for the bold, selling during the holiday season can be beneficial. Fortune Favors The Bold 2020 has been what the industry calls a “sellers market.” This year, throughout Kenosha county, inventory is one [...]

2020-11-23T22:07:27+00:00November 23rd, 2020|

Listing Your Home This Fall

Listing Your Home This Fall No one can deny that 2020 has been a challenging year. With so much upheaval and unprecedented events, you might feel hesitant to list your home. What might surprise you, however, is that now is an excellent time to sell your home. The term “sellers market” could be music to your ears, if you are planning to list your home in 2020. This year, throughout Kenosha county, inventory is one of the biggest challenges for buyers. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), total housing inventory [...]

2020-10-21T15:23:44+00:00October 20th, 2020|

Realtor Spotlight: Melissa Ishee

Realtor Spotlight: Melissa Ishee Hi everyone! My name is Melissa "Mel" Ishee, and I'm so excited to be a new addition to the Cove Realty team. I recently obtained my real estate salesperson license and I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards that this new and exciting career has to offer. I grew up in Illinois where I met and married my husband Brian. We have been married for 29 amazing years! Whew ... where does the time go? I graduated from Midstate College in Peoria, IL where I majored in business/travel. This served me well [...]

2020-12-21T16:20:58+00:00September 28th, 2020|

Kenosha: Invest Back in to Your Community

It's time to invest back into our community. 2020, it’s been quite a year! How many times have you said that recently? If you’re like me, you’re getting pretty tired of the PP&P.....politics, pandemic and protests. I miss the summer of Kenosha's Harbor Market, Downtown Kenosha's amazing events and enjoying the beauty that is around our city. Not that it’s not important but after watching the news for awhile I sometimes start to feel frustrated and a little sad. Nevermore so was the case after the riots in our hometown a few weeks ago that left parts of Downtown [...]

2020-10-20T21:04:46+00:00September 25th, 2020|

Lender Fees and Other Closing Costs “Surprise” Buyers

More often than not I am approached by 1st time home buyers who do not realize there are additional lending and closing costs that they will be expected to pay throughout the home buying process. These fees are in ADDITION to your down payment and can add up to approximately 3 - 5% (or sometimes more) of the actual purchase price of the home. Many of these costs vary lender to lender. Closing costs encompass dozens of potential fees which are assessed depending on your specific situation. Here are just a few fees that you may, or may not, [...]

2020-08-18T17:07:37+00:00August 17th, 2020|

Understanding a Home’s Appraisal

Understanding a Home's Appraisal Understanding appraisals can help with buying or selling a home. Whether you are buying home in Downtown Kenosha or selling your home near Petrifying Springs Park, the more you know about the value in advance the better prepared you can be. Appraisals are required by lenders whenever they are involved in the financing of a home. The main purpose is to protect the financial institution so they do not lend more than the value of the property. An appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of the value of a home and is used whenever [...]

2020-07-24T14:56:45+00:00July 21st, 2020|
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