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“Ghost” Opening Doors?

Posted by Lucine Spheeris on February 20, 2014 in  Home Improvements
Do some doors in your house slowly swing open or close by themselves when they are not latched tight? Don't worry; it's NOT a ghost placing tricks on you.  No home is perfectly level, and throughout time the walls and foundation settle, which often leads to your interior doors no longer being "plumb.”  This, in some cases, will cause them to open or close by themselves.  One solution is to remove the hinges one at a time, secure the pin in a table vise or clamp with a pair of pliers. Once secure, t... read more
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10th Annual Pewaukee Antique & Classic Boat Show & Art Fair

Posted by Lucine Spheeris on July 18, 2014 in No Category
Harbor Master, Tom Sellhausen, encourages participation in the 10th Annual Pewaukee Antique & Classic Boat Show & Art Fair held August 16th on Pewaukee Lakes Lakefront Park.  Tom mentioned the event includes classic boats, classic cars, an art fair, 1900’s Big Wheel Cycles and kid’s toy boat painting!  “One of my favorite events is our closing ceremony honoring our veterans with a vintage airplane flyby, “added Sellhausen.  Sponsored by the Glacier Lakes Chapter, ACBS, the show has attracted 5000 att... read more
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2015: New Year. New Business. New Baby.

Posted by Lucine Spheeris on January 06, 2015 in  Agents  Family  Lake Country  Life  Work/Life Balance
When you hear the word “new” what emotions come into your mind? Anxiety? Excitement? Fear? In my life, I have always tried to embrace new things with a positive attitude; because for me, most of my new experiences have usually transformed my life into something I could never have imagined. Mike (my husband) and I always seem to have new things happen in several areas of life at once. 6 months after we got married (as if being married wasn’t new enough), we were expecting our first new child in our new home... read more
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3 Easy Rules for First Time Home Buyers

Posted by Lucine Spheeris on March 12, 2015 in No Category
Buying your first home has the potential to be stressful, nerve-wracking or even a bit scary! In my 15 years in real estate, I have always found working with first time home buyers to be the most rewarding.  And, in those years, I have really narrowed it down to three important rules for all first time home buyers to follow if they want to make their experience as stress-free as possible....and maybe even have a bit of fun!  1.  Find a good agent to work with you. Many first time home buyers don... read more
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Have I ever mentioned that I love my job??  I am afforded opportunities to meet outstanding people every day!  And, probably one of the most rewarding gifts I can receive is an update from one of those fantastic past clients or customers.  Today, I was blessed with just that!  I received a photo text message from a customer I worked with this past summer who bought a wonderful Colonial home in our area.  She wanted me to see her updated fireplace. Don't worry, I won't keep the results ... read more
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