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Homes for Heroes

Homes for Heroes in Wisconsin!Homes for Heroes is a national program dedicated to providing extraordinary savings to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community each and every day, when they buy or sell a home.Who Qualifies?-Active Military-Veterans-Teachers-Healthcare Workers-Firefighters-Law Enforcement-ClergyWhat are the savings?Savings…See More
Feb 18, 2016
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Items that Repel Homebuyers

Items that Repel Home BuyersThe seller’s market that was so prevalent a few short years ago seems to have shifted in favor of the home buyer. Thanks to an overall improvement in the economy and home prices that have risen by 10% or more for the past year, buyers are becoming a bit more selective about their purchase. Here are some items that scare buyers off and what you can do to fix it.Foul Smells…See More
May 14, 2015
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Getting your Ducks in a Row before Purchasing your Next Home

The real estate downturn of the mid-2000s is mostly over and the market is heating up, with prices rising in all over the U.S. In Wisconsin, the real estate market might be even healthier than in other locales, with new and existing home prices expected to rise 2.4 percent by early 2016. It might just be the perfect time to buy, but before you make any offers, you need to do a little planning to make sure you can pay out over the long run,…See More
Apr 22, 2015
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Wisconsin March 2015 Housing Statistics

Home Sales and Median Prices Grow Substantially in MarchThe Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of March, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~The Wisconsin housing market grew substantially in March, with both home sales and median prices increasing at a robust pace over…See More
Apr 20, 2015
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Wisconsin February 2015 Housing Statistics

Home Sales and Median Prices Grow in FebruaryThe Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of February, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~The Wisconsin housing market showed signs of modest improvement in existing home sales in February even as median…See More
Mar 25, 2015
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What Is The Purpose Of An Appraisal?

What is the Purpose of an Appraisal? A mortgage has many specific pieces involved in it. Obviously there is the money supplied by the lender to pay the seller for their asking price. There are also many other items such as the title report and title insurance, a survey (sometimes), proof of homeowner insurance policy and an appraisal. An appraisal is actually one of the more…See More
Mar 11, 2015
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Colonial 3 Bedroom Janesville Home with Sunroom

Well maintained Colonial with Sunroom!3153 Peachtree St, Janesville, WI 53548$149,900KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1976Sq Footage: 1748 sqft.Bedrooms: 3 BedsBathrooms: 1.5 BathsFloors: 2Parking: 2 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 0.27 AcresProperty…See More
Feb 12, 2015
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Finding the Elusive Starter Home

Finding that Elusive Starter HomeThe past few years have brought several changes in the real estate industry. The housing bust of 2006-08 led many people to either sell or walk away from their home. As the market is continuing to rebound, many investors have scooped up homes at affordable prices and are offering them as rental properties. In addition, other investors have bought homes at discounted prices with…See More
Feb 4, 2015
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Wisconsin December 2014 Housing Statistics

Housing Market Ends Strong in 2014The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this December of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~The housing market ended 2014 on a strong note with both existing home sales and median prices higher in December, according to the most recent analysis…See More
Jan 20, 2015
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Must-Do List BEFORE Buying a Home

Must-Do List before you Buy a HomeThere are some major steps that all potential home buyers should complete before signing a contract to purchase a property. Here are our top suggested items that should be completed beforehand.Maximize Credit ScoreThe higher your credit score the easier it will be to get approved for a home loan. The simplest way to increase any…See More
Jan 5, 2015
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Home Sold in Evansville WI 53536

Just Sold! 417 Higgins Dr, Evansville WI 53536We are happy to announce another Rock Realty home closing, this time in Evansville WI. This cute home had hardwood floors, rear patio and a finished basement! Congratulations to the new owners and to Michael Collins, home buyer agent and broker for Rock Realty!If you are…See More
Dec 30, 2014
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Wisconsin November 2014 Housing Statistics

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this November of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:~~~~~Existing home sales in Wisconsin fell in November compared to the same month last year, but home prices increased over the same period, according to the most recently released analysis of…See More
Dec 26, 2014
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FHA Discounts for First-Time Homebuyers

First-Time Homebuyers Discounts through FHAPeople in the market for their first home can take advantage of a new offer from FHA. This new initiative aims to provide more information to buyers though classroom education and will reward them with a reduction in the premiums paid towards mortgage insurance.  HAWK to the RescueThe name of the new initiative is called Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK). The borrowers…See More
Dec 15, 2014
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Cambridge Wisconsin Home Sold

Just Sold! 510 W Madison St, Cambridge WI 53523We are happy to announce another Rock Realty home closing, this time in Cambridge WI. This 4 bedroom bi-level home had a great lot with mature trees! Congratulations to the new owners and to Bethany Alexander, home buyer agent for Rock Realty!If you are thinking of selling or buying a home in Wisconsin, we would be happy to assist you.Give Rock Realty a call at 877-774-7625. We are a full service real estate…See More
Dec 12, 2014
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New Listing, 3 Bedroom 2 Baths in Madison

 $168,000 1637 Arkansas Ave, Madison, WI 537043 Bedroom Ranch with Large YardKEY FEATURESYear Built: 1966Sq Footage: 1584 sqft.Bedrooms: 3 BedsBathrooms: 2 BathsParking: 1 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 9583 Square FeetProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTIONMove-in ready 3 bedroom ranch on corner…See More
Dec 10, 2014
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Spacious Janesville Ranch Home for Sale

$74,000  1704 S Willard Ave, Janesville, WI 53546Spacious Janesville Ranch HomeKEY FEATURESYear Built: 1946Sq Footage: 948 sqft.Bedrooms: 3 BedsBathrooms: 1 BathFloors: 1Parking: 1 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 0.3 AcresProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTIONThis spacious three…See More
Dec 2, 2014

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Rock Realty is a full service brokerage that specializes in Short Sales and Bank Owned Foreclosures|REO homes in the Madison & Janesville Wisconsin area.

Whether we are facilitating a short sale for a home owner in need or finding the perfect home for a first time home buyer, Rock Realty's WI real estate agents are happy to assist you with your real estate needs!

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Homes for Heroes

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 6:50am 0 Comments

Homes for Heroes in Wisconsin!

Homes for Heroes is a national program dedicated to providing extraordinary savings to heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community each and every day, when they buy or sell a home.

Who Qualifies?

-Active…

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Items that Repel Homebuyers

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 7:05am 0 Comments

Items that Repel Home Buyers

The seller’s market that was so prevalent a few short years ago seems to have shifted in favor of the home buyer. Thanks to an overall improvement in the economy and home prices that have risen by 10% or more for the past year, buyers are becoming a bit more selective about their purchase. Here are some items that scare buyers off and what you can do to fix it.

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Getting your Ducks in a Row before Purchasing your Next Home

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 7:16am 0 Comments

The real estate downturn of the mid-2000s is mostly over and the market is heating up, with prices rising in all over the U.S. In Wisconsin, the real estate market might be even healthier than in other locales, with new and existing home prices expected to rise 2.4 percent by early 2016. It might just be the perfect time to buy, but before you make any offers, you need to do a little planning to make sure you can pay out over the long run,…

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Wisconsin March 2015 Housing Statistics

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:06am 0 Comments

Home Sales and Median Prices Grow Substantially in March

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of March, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:


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The Wisconsin housing market grew substantially in…

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At 10:41am on July 9, 2013, Michael Collins said…

Glad to be part of the community here! Although I have never served, I'd be honored to assist any veterans looking to buy or sell real estate!

At 12:09pm on September 28, 2013, Heroes Home Advantage said…

Welcome Michael!:)

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