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What is truly the best of MKE, especially in a year-plus that has challenged each of us in such unimaginable and complex ways? It’s simple, really. The same qualities that have always defined the people of this region: resilience and spirit, determination and cooperation, art, heart and soul. Read on for moving stories about those very things, and the teamwork and creativity that are sure to make metro Milwaukee all the better for years to come. Read more

While most headlines have gone to the white-hot housing real estate market, new home construction has also experienced a volcanic increase since last year.  Read more

After a long period of unsuccessful house hunting, Linda and Dave took a drive through Elm Grove and immediately fell in love with a 1930s Tudor. As it turns out, the home was built by Milwaukee furrier Al Morawetz, affectionately nicknamed “The Raccoon King.”  Read more

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WAUKESHA — As with many commodities in the last year, the price of lumber has risen since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Prices for some products remain high, but others have begun to decline from their peak five weeks ago. Read more

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The four metro Milwaukee counties saw double digit home sale increases during the month of June, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors. Read more

WAUKESHA — Providing affordable housing to low-income families has become a bit challenging due to COVID-19 pandemic hurdles. But the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County and affiliates throughout the country are working through those challenges to continue their mission. Read more

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WAUKESHA — With the public spending more time at home over the last few months, many may have had the time to wipe the dust off some gems hiding in their basements and head out to learn exactly what their favorite vintage item is and whether it’s valuable.Antique store owners and an appraise… Read more

When North Shore residents Mandy Culver and Nick Warner wanted the perfect house for a young and busy family to grow into, the couple turned to Deep River Partners to pull together the plans.  Read more

Q: We have 114-megabit cable internet service in a 100-year-old house. When we stream to our TVs, we constantly have problems with buffering (delays while the TV waits for the streaming to catch up).We have the most buffering delays with the second-floor TV (about 10 feet on the other side o… Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — Low inventory of homes for sale has led to prospective buyers in Lake Country to either dramatically increase the attractiveness of their offers through heightened purchase prices, waiving contingencies or playing the waiting game until they get lucky. Read more

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RICHFIELD — A proposed subdivision that originally included duplexes alongside single-family homes is coming back to the Plan Commission today with a new plan for single-family homes only. Read more

Hospital-level care at home — some of it provided over the internet — is poised to grow after more than a decade as a niche offering, boosted both by hospitals eager to ease overcrowding during the pandemic and growing interest by insurers who want to slow health care spending. But a host of… Read more

WAUKESHA — What do you do when you’re searching for a new house with your significant other under the current housing market? You fix up a camper and live in your family’s yard until you’re able to find the right home, of course.

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HARTLAND — Siepmann Realty Corporation is seeking village approval to construct a sprawling condo development on a 59.26-acre parcel north of Highway K and east of Highway KE. Read more

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RICHFIELD — The village has two new subdivisions coming up the line, as the Plan Commission this week is set to review concept plans for an 18-lot single-family development and a mixed single- and two-family subdivision. Read more

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WAUKESHA — With a robust housing market and fierce competition for single- family homes, some buyers and sellers are turning to a temporary living arrangement to help navigate the process: renting. Read more

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WASHINGTON — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Read more

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Take the opportunity to salute the local businesses who’ve made 2020 into 2021 a bit brighter for you, your home, your look and your outlook. 

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GRAFTON — The Blue Stem subdivision, once delayed for more than a decade, is now leaping ahead with construction as two phases of the subdivision were given the Plan Commission’s all-clear this week. Read more

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One of Milwaukee’s most magnificent private gardens can be found tucked away on a block of tidy ranch homes in suburban Brown Deer. Tall evergreens ring the residence, and expansive perennial beds fill every nook of the half-acre lot with an explosion of color, texture, and movement.  Read more

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In a time when homes receive multiple offers during the first day of being on the market, it’s no surprise that sales were up during the first quarter, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors. Read more