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Insider Real Estate

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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...
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Rocky Road

Tighter credit and slow real estate sales are dampening the once-exuberant Downtown condo market, causing serious trouble for one of Milwaukee’s most ambitious ...
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Country Condo

Downtown Milwaukee’s condo boom gets more attention, but the explosion extends even to small-town exurbia. One striking example is West Bend. The Washington Cou...