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By Mike Collins, 608-921-8536 | Agent in 53545
  • Real Estate Professional Michael Collins Helps Local Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Sun Prairie, Foreclosure in Sun Prairie, Credit Score in Sun Prairie  |  February 28, 2013 8:32 AM  |  351 views  |  No comments

    Real Estate Professional Michael Collins Helps

    Local Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

    Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation from Charfen Institute arms local real estate agent with tools, processes and education to help distressed homeowners in South Central Wisconsin.

    Michael Collins Short Sale Foreclosure ResourceMichael Collins, real estate agent, Realtor® and CDPE, of Rock Realty announced that they are now among an elite group of over 40,000 national CDPE trained professionals helping local Dane & Rock County Wisconsin homeowners avoid foreclosure via short sales.

    In a short sale transaction, the lien holder accepts the selling price of the home, even if that amount is less than (“short” of) the borrower’s mortgage balance. This option is less harmful to a homeowner’s credit score, does not challenge employment or security clearance, and allows the seller to be eligible for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac backed loans sooner than a foreclosure.

    The CDPE designation, offered by the Charfen Institute, is the fastest-growing independent designation in real estate industry history. Michael has been a CDPE since February, 2013.

    CDPEReflectionLogo“On average, our CDPE trained real estate agents go on to help more than 7.5 families avoid foreclosure in the 12 months following the completion of their CDPE Designation,” said Alex Charfen, CEO of the Charfen Institute and author of the CDPE course.

    "It's very important to me that home owners know that walking away from their home is not the only option. In fact, foreclosing on the home is often the worst choice among their options. If a mortgage payment is just too much to handle every month, it's important that they speak with me about alternatives." stated Michael.

    The growth of the CDPE Designation has been assisted by endorsement or support of major real estate market influencers Realogy Franchise Group, RealtyTrac, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, Fannie Mae, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

    About Charfen Institute 
The Charfen Institute educates and trains real estate professionals and small business owners to find opportunities in chaos – either by providing solutions to the foreclosure crisis or empowering entrepreneurs with strategies to embrace their companies’ full potential. The company produces more than 300 educational events each year through various divisions, including: the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) Designation (http://www.cdpe.com), the Certified Investor Agent Specialist® (CIAS) Designation (http://www.cias.com), LEAD Experience™, and its annual Breakthrough Conference (http://charfenbreakthrough.com). The CDPE Designation is the fastest growing independent designation in real estate industry history, with more than 38,000 agents trained since 2008. In 2011, the Charfen Institute ranked No. 21 on the Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

  • Wisconsin September 2012 Housing Statistics

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Sun Prairie, Home Selling in Sun Prairie, In My Neighborhood in Sun Prairie  |  October 23, 2012 7:15 AM  |  403 views  |  No comments

    Counties of WIThe Wisconsin housing statistics are now in for September of 2012. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) had to say:

    “Although the state housing market continues to grow, the growth in September was more modest than the first eight months of the year where home sales increased 21.3 percent”  said Renny Diedrich, chairman of the WRA board of directors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey, Wisconsin’s employment levels have increased every month since August 2010 compared to the same month in the previous year, but that growth has typically been below 1 percent.

    “We have seen median prices up now for seven straight months, and year to date, they have grown 1.1 percent.” said WRA President and CEO, Michael Theo.

    Below are the number of Home Sales and Median House Prices for the state of Wisconsin, Rock County, and Dane County. These stats include Janesville and Madison. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions pertaining to these figures. As you probably have heard, home sales have been increasing substantially all year. This is the first report in some time where Dane County, Rock County and the entire state of Wisconsin all showed increases in the number of sales as well as home prices. What a great sign of recovery!

    If you would like some insight into how much your home is currently worth, I would be happy to provide you with a free comparative market analysis. This is a report that gives a close estimate to what your home might sell for in your current local Wisconsin real estate market. Has your home value fallen below what you currently owe? A short sale may be right for your situation. Visit the following page on Wisconsin Short Sales.

    Housing Statistics for the State of Wisconsin:

    September 2012
    Home Sales: 5,123
    Median Home Price: $135,000

    September 2011
    Home Sales: 4,890
    Median Home Price: $134,700

    Housing Statistics for Dane County, WI:

    September 2012
    Home Sales: 436
    Median Home Price: $202,000

    September 2011
    Home Sales: 386
    Median Home Price: $199,250

    Housing Statistics for Rock County, WI:

    September 2012
    Home Sales: 165
    Median Home Price: $102,000

    September 2011
    Home Sales: 156
    Median Home Price: $84,450

    View my report from last month. Wisconsin August Housing Statistics

  • Sun Prairie Wisconsin School District

    Posted Under: General Area in Sun Prairie, Schools in Sun Prairie, Home Buying in Sun Prairie  |  December 29, 2011 8:53 AM  |  425 views  |  No comments

    Wisconsin SchoolsBelow is a list of Sun Prairie Wisconsin area schools. You will find contact information, including phone numbers and addresses. This list is supplied by Education.com. If you are looking for specific details on Sun Prairie area high schools, middle schools and elementary schools this is a great place to start your search.

    Bird Elementary School
    1170 North Bird St | (608) 834-7300
    PK, K-5 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Eastside Elementary School
    661 Elizabeth Lane | (608) 834-7400
    PK, K-5 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Northside Elementary School
    230 West Klubertanz Dr | (608) 834-7100
    PK, K-5 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Patrick Marsh Middle School
    1351 Columbus St | (608) 834-7600
    6-8 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Prairie View Middle School
    400 North Thompson Rd | (608) 834-7800
    6-8 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Royal Oaks Elementary School
    2215 Pennsylvania Ave | (608) 834-7200
    PK, K-5 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Sun Prairie High School
    220 Kroncke Dr | (608) 834-6700
    9-12 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Westside Elementary School
    1320 Buena Vista Dr | (608) 834-7500
    PK, K-5 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Sacred Hearts School
    219 Columbus St | (608) 837-8508
    PK, K-8 | WI Private Schools

    Calvary Baptist Christian School
    304 Woodward Dr | (608) 837-8823
    PK, K-11 | WI Private Schools

    Peace Lutheran School & Pre-K
    232 Windsor St | (608) 837-5346
    PK, K-8 | WI Private Schools

    Horizon Elementary School
    625 North Heatherstone Ridge D | (608) 834-7900
    PK, K-5 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    Sun Prairie Alternative High School
    160 South St | (608) 834-6900
    9-12 | Sun Prairie Area School District

    If you would like further detailed information on Sun Prairie Wisconsin Local Information, please visit the page linked below on Rock Realty's website. These pages offer local area information and statistics for Wisconsin Cities and Towns in Dane County and Rock County Wisconsin. Items like Real Estate Market Stats, Neighborhood Walk Score, Colleges and Schools can be found via the link below. These stats are gathered from Zillow.com, WalkScore.com, Yelp.com, TeachStreet.com, MatchCollege.com, and Education.com.

    Wisconsin City Statistics and Local Area Information

 
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