Pat Tasker

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Real Estate Agent - Shorewest Realtors

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2011 

If you live in the Metro Milwaukee Area (or any snowy region of the country), you have had to put up with your share of snow, slush and slop!It's hard enough for some to live through winter and the lovely weather it brings to us.  If you have your home for sale, it brings even more challenges.  M...
01/31/2011
5513 W Fairy Chasm RdBrown Deer, WI 53223-1613 $169,000   Large colonial home for sale in Brown Deer features FIVE bedrooms, 2 full baths. First floor has living room & dining room with cabinets. Large kitchen with newer counter tops and ceramic tile flooring & dinette with patio doors overlooki...
01/31/2011
When interviewing an agent, commission is always part of the discussion.  This post from a colleague of mine explains clearly where the commission  goes.   If you ask me to drop my commission just 1%, say from 6% down to 5%, that is actually a TWENTY PERCENT cut in pay.  As described here, the a...
01/30/2011
the photo credit Pat Tasker summer 2009 suburbs of Greater Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Milwaukee Counties Looking for a Realtor in the Milwaukee Metro Area?  Call Pat Tasker at 414-588-4907   Pat Tasker is your Milwaukee area Real Estate specialist.  Her knowledge of the Milwauke...
01/30/2011
Tax Season is here...WHAT IF YOU SOLD YOUR HOME LAST YEAR VIA A SHORT SALE, OR WORSE YET, LOST YOUR HOME IN A FORECLOSURE?  What tax liability do you have on that loss?  this post has some great info on just that topic! Yep, that chicken has come home to roost! I have to preface this with the st...
01/29/2011
"Popcorn Ceiling" treatments were quite popular for awhile, but like anything, it came and went!  If you have a popcorn style ceiling and can't stand it any longer, here is a way to have it removed.  And it sounds fairly easy to do!  Be sure it's not asbestos though, before you start scraping aw...
01/26/2011
       PHOTO CREDIT: JAQUELINE EGGER the suburbs of Greater Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Milwaukee Counties Looking for a Realtor in the Milwaukee Metro Area?  Call Pat Tasker at 414-588-4907   Pat Tasker is your Milwaukee area Real Estate specialist.  Her knowledge of the Milwauk...
01/26/2011
FRAUD is nothing new in the mortgage industry, HUD is taking steps to curb the falsifying of "OWNER OCCUPANT" status by levying a hefty fine on those who fib, misrepresent and outright lie about this on this subject!  Thanks Liz for pointing out this change in penalties!Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, a...
01/25/2011
this is a great post to help all those buyers who did cash in on the $8,000 tax credit last year.  there are some live links to more info and to forms needed to collect the credit, if you haven't done so already!  Thanks Guy for the tips!   So you bought a home last year and qualified for the ho...
01/25/2011
this is a great post on how to figure out how much to offer, once you find "the one" you want to buy!  Of course as a buyers agent, I help you through this process.  Thanks to my colleague Patricia Kennedy for the tips! Q:  Dear Pat, we found a house we like and are trying to figure out how much...
01/25/2011
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