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Thank you for visiting my site. The Blog part of my site is currently a work in progress, and as I continue along it is my goal to provide you with useful information, tips, and tools. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me. I can help you every step of the way with your home buying, selling and relocation needs.

Do You Really Want to Take a Chance With One Of Your Biggest Investments? Hire a Professional!

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Do You Really Want to Take a Chance With One Of Your Biggest Investments?  Hire a Professional!

Let your experience begin with mine, isn’t just a tagline it is the path to success in purchasing your next home.  My commitment to you as a top real estate professional is that I don’t just talk the talk, I walk the walk.  If, as a buyer, you choose not to sign a Buyer Agency contract with me, I am an agent of the seller.  I must be fair and honest with both parties. I can show you homes and write an offer, but I cannot give you advice as a Buyer’s Agent can.  If you hire me to be your Buyer’s Agent, I represent YOU, and you get the benefit of my professional advice.  Being an experienced Realtor, I am aware of current market conditions.  I also know what homes are available and some that may not be listed yet. I make it a priority to sit down with you and get to know you and your needs so I can guide you to the properties that best suit you.  I don’t waste your time previewing homes that don’t match your wants/needs or are more expensive than the investment you want to make.  When it is time to write an offer, contracts are my specialty.  My knowledge and negotiating skills are unmatched.  When your offer is accepted I continue to keep you on track with any contingencies and deadlines.  It is a team effort and I will be your coach all the way through closing.  When your transaction closes and you begin to make this house your home, I am only a phone call or email away if any questions should arise.  Experience counts…hire the best!

In addition, some examples on how to best work with your agent are described in an article by Blanche Evans, “Buyer’s Advice: Hire Your Own Professional”

Here are some tips on how to work with your own agent:

* If you want great service, show appreciation and commitment. Get prequalified with a lender by sharing your financial records so you know exactly how much home you can buy.

* Work with only one agent. If it’s customary in your area, sign a buyer’s representation agreement.

* Stay in contact. If you want to look at open houses or builder homes, invite your agent to come along. If she’s not available, show your loyalty by telling the salespeople you meet that you are already represented.

* Don’t hide pertinent information from your agent, or she will be in the dark about key issues that could impact your transaction negatively.

To read the entire article click on the following link


PUD (Planned Unit Development) vs. CONDOMINIUM…What is the difference?

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900 Clover Ct, Menasha WI  54952

900 Clover Ct, Menasha WI 54952

Most of us have heard of condominiums and understand the basic concept: you own everything within the interior walls and everything else is common and part of the condominium association. But have you ever heard of a PUD? This is a Planned Unit Development and there is only one PUD in the Fox Cities; Lake Park Villas off of Lake Park Road & Hwy 10 in Menasha.  A PUD allows you to own your single family home and lot but enjoy the convenience of an association where your lawn, landscaping and snow removal is taken care of by a hired contractor. Within the LPV development you also have the convenience of a fitness center, daycare center, restaurant and well maintained walking/biking trails enhanced by ponds, fountains and a gazebo.  Pictured above is one of my featured listings located in Lake Park Villas.  Please contact me if you would like more information (920-850-7223).  -Gail

Getting To Know The Fox Cities, WI

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A Refreshing Change of Pace

Nineteen communities along the Fox River make up the Fox Cities, one of Wisconsin’s fastest growing areas with more than 236,000 residents. A unique mixture of urban style and small town warmth make the Fox Cities a great place to meet, play, shop and stay.

Rejuvenated downtowns, thriving industry, and quaint neighborhoods lace the Fox Cities with historic character.

More than 150 years ago water served as a source of power and transportation, and the Fox River had an abundance of both. As Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848 the Fox River was a catalyst for attracting new settlers to the Fox Cities. Dutch, German, French and Irish immigrants were starting new lives in the Fox Cities.

Today the historic Fox River remains the heart of the Fox Cities linking the history and culture of 19 vibrant communities. Home to the world’s largest concentration of paper mills, the Fox Cities boast thriving downtown districts, first-rate attractions and breathtaking scenic beauty.

Communities that make up the Fox Cities…

1. City of Appleton
2. Town of Grand Chute
3. City of Neenah
4. Town of Neenah
5. City of Menasha
6. Town of Menasha
7. Town of Clayton
8. Village of Hortonville
9. Town of Greenville
10. Village of Kimberly
11. City of Kaukauna
12. Town of Freedom
13. Town of Buchanan
14. Town of Harrison
15. Village of Combined Locks
16. Village of Little Chute
17. Town of Vandenbroek
18. Village of Sherwood
19. Town of Woodville

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Calumet County
Downtown Appleton
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Future Neenah Inc.
Heart Of The Valley Chamber of Commerce
High Cliff State Park
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Outagamie County
U.S. Department of Labor Statistics
Winnebago County
YMCA of the Fox Cities