Eau Claire, WI Real Estate News

By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Agent I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. Doom and Gloom. Thats the news that everyone seems to be sticking to but is it really all that bad? I know our area has been spared somewhat from the overall foreclosure trend. It really isn't as significant as people tend to think, with only a small percentage of homes even affected. The majority of homes in our country are either entirely paid for or are partially paid for. But still the thought is that something should be done to relieve those who are in foreclosure or have the potential of being foreclosed. The new plan was to try to lower interest rates to make it more affordable. Many of the loans that were given out are turning into high monthly payments that people just ...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Agent I wont lie to you. I think our political system stinks. I think it is a big rotten mess. It is designed by and breeds corruption. I think all lobbying and PAC should be eliminated. I think we should have open, publicly funded elections. Well its a long list so I will just stop. Anyways somewhere during the election Obama must have promised to do something about lobbying in general. I personally didn't remember hearing this but after a year and a half long campaign who knows anymore. The core of the new lobby restrictions are “if someone has lobbied in the last 12 months, they are prohibited from working in the fields of policy on which they lobbied." Another thing to note and I guess I didn't fully understand myself during the election was that, “...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. If you followed my blog at all or in case you saw this in the news Circuit City recently announced it was closing 150 stores. Well apparently that was not enough to stay afloat. Personally I think its too bad because someone needs to take out Best Buy because I am sick of that store and it being an oxymoron. It is not the best at anything least of all the best buy. In fact if you price shop most of the time its the worst buy and after they were caught blatantly ripping people off through their in store website my personal boycott went from full strike to nuclear wasteland. I do all my electronics shopping at www.newegg.com and have no problem giving them a plug because they deserve it...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. In the last week I have won the lottery so many times that it is strange that I would still be in Real Estate. In fact my luck has been crazy lately! I have rescued a dozen princes and princesses from all over Africa. I see it as a great investment opportunity. I just wire them some money or even easier I just give them the details to my account and they can just take the tiniest little bit for now because they promise to pay me back soon! They need the account numbers to transfer the money into my account! Duh you silly! Ok well you figured it out. I am talking about scammers and apparently they have wormed their way into Facebook. It was only a matter of time I guess. Social Enginee...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. Gmail has added new features such as voice and video chatting. The coolest thing is that it works through your browser and works in a variety of browsers as well. So far the article that I am writing about was unable to try any of the features as Google has not sent the update to their accounts yet. It will probably arrive in waves. This might be for a variety of reasons and I bet in case it is super buggy, to move slowly as to not create a panic if the features don't work. This has a lot of networking potential for a variety of different businesses. I know networking meetings has always been a problem and this might actually work better for some people. I don't know if this is only 1...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Agent I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. There is a difference between a good and a great Real Estate Agent. I think its all the little things that add up to be really big things. I like to start by building up a good rapport between myself and my clients. This relationship becomes important in the process of selling a home to make sure that I am there for you while it is listed and when you are buying a home I am there every step of the way to ensure the transaction goes smoothly. I want to build a good, solid relationship combined with great communication. I want to be the person you call when you need real estate advice. You can count on me. I build relationships for life. If you wou...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Since the redesign of my website, Your Chippewa Valley Home, I have had quite an increase in traffic. I wanted to thank everyone in my community for your support and hope that you are really finding my website a valuable asset in your search for Real Estate in Eau Claire Wisconsin and the entire Chippewa Valley. I have been pondering adding a few more features and would like to hear from everyone as to what features they like and which ones could be improved. It is really important to me to hear what people in the community have to say. I am more than happy to make changes in whatever way would better serve my clients and customers. Again thank you and happy searching. If you would like to work with an agent who is leadi...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Agent I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. If you have AVG installed on your computer you have a very serious issue affecting your computer if it installed the latest update. You can read the full story here. I would for safety's sake uninstall AVG immediately. There is another free alternative called Avira which I highly recommend. It is rated much more highly than AVG. You can see a comparison here of all the major Anti-virus softwares. You can download Avira here. Although AVG is a decent free software it is not the best out there anymore and since AVG is causing a serious risk to your computer I would just take a look at a better solution. I have used Avira for about a year now and it has consistently been ranked the...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Agent I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. Courteous and Professional Thats the impression I want my clients and customers to have of me. Its easy to do when you take your attitude seriously and focus. I don't just act a certain way, to me its much more than that. I take what I do seriously and I want that to show in everything that I do as a Real Estate Agent and Realtor® in Eau Claire Wisconsin. Lets face it who doesn't want to work with a professional? Would you want to trust your financial decisions to an amateur? With how many agents there are to choose from it may seem overwhelming. But very few agents work in Real Estate full time. Often they have another full time job and try to do this part time. Do you want som...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Buy Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Homes Houses List & Sell Your Eau Claire Wisconsin Home If you are thinking about selling your home in Eau Claire Wisconsin contacting an Agent and Realtor® is an important first step. Homes are still selling in the area even with the market shift. But there can be a reason why some homes are selling while others are not. Today price is an important factor that must not be overlooked. If your home is overpriced the buyer will move on to the next. They might come back for a second look if you lower the price but being too high in this market can be disastrous. If a buyer has a window of one month to buy a home they take a look at what is on the market currently in their price range. Then they take a look at what homes interest them. If your home is n...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Buy Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate, Homes, Houses I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. If you are in the market for a home in Eau Claire Wisconsin I can help. My website Your Chippewa Valley Home is a great place to search for homes and MLS listings in the area. Buying a home doesn't have to be difficult and can be quite easy if you are working with a professional Real Estate Agent and Realtor®. Whether this is your first home or whether you have been a homeowner for many years, working with an Agent who knows the local market is crucial. I promise to be with you every step of the way throughout the buying process. If you would like to work with an agent who is leading the way call 715-894-1001 today or send me an email. Search Eau Claire Wisconsin Re...
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By Tina Bann
(Prudential Benrud Realty)
I have clients who are in the planning stages for building their new house.  I have helped them meet builders and look at various residential lots and wrote up an offer for them on a vacant lot.  On our offer, we made sure to include that we wanted the property lines verified by the survey company.  And it's a good thing we did!! The buyers were at the lot today to observe where the builder had staked out for the house and driveway and the neighbor who has a house on the lot next door came out to tell them that the property line flags "could not possibly be right".  Our lot line markers show that they have about 6 trees planted too far over and are on what is my buyers vacant lot. Of course, these neighbors did not purchase their lot using a realtor or purchase it directly from the deve...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. What are short sales and what does that have to do with Real Estate in Eau Claire Wisconsin? Well basically a short sale means that the owner for whatever reason might owe more money on the home than it is worth. Home prices fluctuate and they have dropped since last year. This doesn't mean that homes aren't selling but you must understand the reality of the situation. Preventing foreclosures is very important for our community. Foreclosed properties can have a drastic affect on local Real Estate. If you are facing a short sale or if your mortgage company has suggested you might benefit from doing a short sale then working with a Real Estate Agent and ...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. Contrary to popular belief foreclosures in our area have been kept to a minimum. This is a good thing for our economy. Even nationally the foreclosure trend is hardly as bad as the media might make it sound. It certainly is prevalent in some small pocket areas but is not as widespread as it might seem. Thats why its so important to be working with an Agent who is familiar with the foreclosure process. When foreclosures hit our market they tend to not last long. Sometimes in a few short hours multiple offers and in many cases as many as 20 different offers are put on the same offer the day it hits the market! This is probably not something you would see...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. If you want fresh, relevant information then you should be working with an Agent who is on top of technology. Check out my website and feel free to search for local MLS listings with no headaches! I believe in keeping things local. I believe in investing in local businesses. Why go National when you can go Local? If you would like to work with an agent who is leading the way call 715-894-1001 today or send me an email. Search Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate! Read my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog!
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate I originally posted this in my Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Blog. I am sure you have heard the saying think global, act local. You probably have seen the ads for Haymarket Grill in which they advertise think globally and dine locally. For Haymarket Grill this means fresh, local ingredients. It means supporting local farmers and businesses. Working together in the community benefits all of its members. Growing and building together makes the community stronger. What does think global and act local mean when it comes to real estate? This means working with local companies who support Chippewa Valley businesses. I think this is the key to supporting our community and making it a better place for everyone. When you suppo...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Open House Search and find open houses today. Open House Today from 1:00-2:00 Can't make it? Give me a call 715-894-1001 to schedule a time to see it! 509 Lee Street Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701 $89,900 The house is priced to sell! I can show you comparable homes in the area. There simply is no better value. 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath Great looking house in premiere location on East Hill. Everything on main floor has been updated and is in excellent condition. This is the perfect house to move into and just relax on the patio in the back. You have to see this. Every detail has been done for you. 2nd floor could be finished how you want it. Nice yard with lots of flowers. Excellent starter home! Updates per seller: Bathroom 3-01, Windows 3-03, ...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate  Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate with Agent and Realtor®  Shane O'Gorman I originally posted this story in my Eau Claire Wisconsin community blog. Lowes Creek County Park Eau Claire Wisconsin October 12th, 2008       My wife and I decided to go for a walk. It was such a nice autumn day. I hope everyone had the opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather. The leaves are changing and its a great time to see nature.   Most of the photography was done by my wife. I had the camera here and there. It was a lot of fun. Click on the picture for a larger image.   This is the sign when you enter. This is one of the many trails. Thanks and I hope you get a chance to visit the park. It is a really neat place to go. Search Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate! Read my...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate with Agent and Realtor®  Shane O'Gorman Search for Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate at your Chippewa Valley Home the area's fastest growing agent website. Find a new home and search for MLS listings without having to fill out a form. I don't want your personal information. I know I provide such a good service that you will want to come back to my website. Get information about selling your home and getting it listed in the MLS. Go beyond the listing aspect and learn what else I do to get homes sold in the area. There is a difference when you decide which agent you would like to work with. I firmly believe that technology is the future of the real estate industry. I believe so strongly in this that I became an e-Pro certi...
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By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
Eau Claire Wisconsin real estate agent realtor Eau Claire Wisconsin Real Estate Agent & Realtor® Shane O'Gorman 10 ways to waste your time on the web  I came across this article this morning and it struck me. I didn't even have to page through it for me to realize what I had to do here.   Do we really need 10 different ways to waste our time? Isn't there something more productive we could and should be doing? 10 Ways you could be promoting your business and making money – Shane O'Gorman 1.      Start a blog. Already have a blog? Try some other topics. Write some more posts. Expand! Grow your blog and your business! 2.      Tweak your website. Why fiddle around with some other persons site when you could be making yours better. Why not look around at your competitions websites. Do you k...
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