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2020 Homebuying Checklist

Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the […]

The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream Home

  The headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price appreciation is accelerating again because there is a shortage of homes available for sale. First-time buyers are taking longer to purchase a home because there is a shortage of homes available for […]

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at […]

What is the Best Investment for Americans?

Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable. Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which asked Americans: “What do you believe is the safest investment over the next 10 years?” U.S. housing […]

Hunger Task Force Fall Harvest 2018

Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow. Learn more at https://www.hungertaskforce.org

Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness Week

The Brian Kludt Mortgage Team participated in Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness Week. Volunteers helped with house or yard repairs for selected families. We helped take down and rebuild a fence for a family with an autistic son. The family wanted to ensure safety for their son, so we stepped in to make it […]

Hunger Task Force Food Sort in Milwaukee

In July the branch volunteered for the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. We did a food sort and sorted 18,000 pounds of food as they came down a conveyor belt. It was a blast! Hunger Task Force has been feeding Milwaukee since 1974—They are the Free & Local food bank that assures a safety net […]