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Why I Decided to Freeze My Fat

I’m a 23 year old professional living in Milwaukee. When I’m not at work, I’m hanging out with my family or exploring the city with my three roommates and built-in best friends. I have a pretty typical life for a young twenty-something; working hard, having fun and bettering myself along the way.

What is a Smart Home?

Smart homes are a relatively new development in home building. Smart homes are homes that can be easily connected to mobile devices or accessed on a computer via the Internet to allow you to control and interface with components in your home.  Smart homes typically will use either a wireless network or Bluetooth to connect to a special router or bridge device that can then be accessed via software or an app on your phone.  Some features that Smart Homes offer: Allow you to have a live feed on your phone or computer through connected cameras Have the ability to…

What you should ask yourself before you build?

Many potential home buyers are leery of new home construction, but it can be a fun and rewarding experience if you know the right questions to ask.  Here are just a few great questions to ask that will help you determine if you are ready to build a home.  Do you know your budget? Being able to select your home and customize it to fit your needs can be fun but you don’t want to set yourself up for failure. Before talking to a bunch of builders you should make sure to get pre-approved from a lender and know what…

Shopping for a new Home

When shopping for a new home finding the right agent is critical to your purchase decision.  Good agents should try to understand what you are really looking for in a new home before taking you out on showings.  If they are not taking the time to figure you’re your needs and your priorities, pardon the slogan, but you’ve just been taken for a ride.  I’ve heard stories from agents saying “I’ve took my buyer through over 50 homes…”  Well Mr. or Mrs. Agent, then you haven’t done your job very well.  A good agent should make sure that you are…

How the 2016 Election affects housing

The political landscape was turned on its head in November surprising prognosticators and pollsters alike.  With the 2016 election in the rear-view mirror, we now turn our focus to the future of housing.  On a national level, the election of Donald Trump should be a positive for housing.  After all, he started off as a home builder.  I met the President Elect in Miami and he spoke about his upbringing as a child of a home builder. He spoke fondly of how he learned to negotiate by hearing his father barter with contractors.  This softer-spoken Trump struck a chord with…

The Four Limiting L’s of Home Building

Inventory of homes is down, sale prices are up and lower priced homes are being snapped up at a rapid rate. While demand currently exceeds supply on lower priced existing homes there are many factors keeping down new home building.  We shall call these the 4 Limiting L’s of Home Building.  They are:  Lots, Legislature, Labor, and Lending.  Lots: New lots and the cost to create this is a major deterrent to new construction.  Many land developers are still recovering from their wounds of the past recession.  Creating big developments with many lots just doesn’t happen anymore. Legislature: In a…