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Real Estate

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Digital Deals

Heads up,Ixonia homeowners: An eager buyer is looking for a $200,000, three-bedroom house in your town. Thanks to Becky Brand’s Twittering, the 600-plus people...
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Life Underwater

But Milwaukeeans are more likely to be high and dry. The four-county metro area’s median price was down 4.9 percent last year, but that followed a 2.8 percent g...
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Let’s Make a Deal

When the former mansion of Sheboygan coal magnate John P. Reiss failed to sell last year, the owners put it on the auction block. The nine-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom...
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Senior Power

It’s only a littlesuburban ranch house, barely changed over its 40 years. But it’s the house where Lauretta Zeh lived for decades – and where she built memories...
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Brokers Who Got Burned

Tony Bareta is the last guy you’d think would get burned by the faltering real estate market. He’s an expert on the subject, a senior vice president of industri...
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The Hard Sell

You don’t have to be a veteran to succeed in the ultratough real estate industry these days, but it helps. So does having a money-saving approach. That’s what w...
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Home Economics

Alan Fankhauser moved here to take a job with Harley-Davidson a year ago, and then waited to buy a home. When he started looking last fall, sellers weren't budg...
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The Con in Condos

Brett McPherson spent most of the last four years selling condos, tracking sales, debriefing buyers and sellers, and creating a database on condos in five Downt...
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Parade Route

Residential building permits took a tumble for the metro Milwaukee area this year, down 25.8 percent from 2007 for the first six months. The Metropolitan Build...
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The Best Laid Plans

For two decades, buyers clamored for homes with dramatic two-story great rooms with cathedral ceilings. Now, those are becoming passé, as many home shopp...
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Love at First Sight

Is there a magic potion that makesbuyers fall in love with a house? The perfect splash of paint, dash of greenery or combination of seductive accessories? Such ...
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Down Under

Basements? Basements are stylish? Yep, the lower-level land of dank is shedding its musty reputation and emerging as the new home entertainment hub. What’s beh...