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Congratulations on Closing!

Congratulations to Pam and Oscar for closing yesterday! They trusted Imagine Home Lending handle another home loan! We appreciate your return business so much! Imagine Home Lending - Doug Milkowski teamed up with Liz Todd- Realtor, KPR Brokers and Heidi Milkowski to ensure a smooth closing for these two!

Congratulations and many thanks!
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May Mortgage Update

Spring has spring and for sale signs are appearing all over south western Wisconsin!

If you’re currently #househunting it’s a great time and we have great weather for you to attend open houses or schedule showings with your realtor.

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Did you know…

Health care professionals qualify for the Homes For Heroes rebate program? Imagine Home Lending is a proud partner of Homes For Heroes, a program that offers savings and rebates for Veterans, Active Duty Military, Fire, EMS, Police, Educators, and Healthcare Professionals.

We believe that heroes come in many shapes, sizes, and forms. We also believe that heroes deserve rewards. Participants of the Homes For Heroes program save between $500-$2000 in closing costs.

To see if you’re an eligible hero, call your local Imagine Home Lending branch.


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The Spring housing market is buzzing like a bee, and we want to make sure you’re a competitive buyer. When putting offers on houses, sellers are likely to choose the buyer that’s been pre-approved. Find out more about our application process online or by calling your local Imagine Home Lending branch.

Happy Spring, future home owners!



Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Here in Onalaska, we’re expecting temperatures in the balmy 30’s next week.

This Winter’s recent snow storms, polar vortexes, and negative temperatures has us ready for spring. Looking for ways to feel productive and shake off the cabin fever? Get outside and perform your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist.

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  1. Prevent mosquitoes - As the ice melts, your property may be left with reservoirs of standing water. These reservoirs serve as ideal breeding grounds for disease carrying insects. Perform a 360 degree walk around of your land, identify any standing water, and property discard it.

  2. Visually inspect your roof - Heavy snow build up and wind can cause a ruckus for our roofs. When the ice melts, perform a 360 degree walk around and look for any missing shingles or other obvious exposures on the roof. If there’s still snow piled high on your roof, it’s time to use the snow rake!

  3. Clean out the gutters - regular gutter maintenance prevents clogging, prevents rot, and prevents critters from getting into your attic space.

  4. Check for damaged cement - Take a peak at any foundation, driveways, or pathways on your property and look for any obvious cracks or damage.

  5. Give your home’s exterior a face lift - if the outside of your home is looking a little dull after winter.

  6. Clean out the chimney - Perform an exterior visual inspection of your chimney. Look for obvious cracks or damage. Call in a chimney sweep to remove the build up in efforts to reduce any fire hazards.

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All right home owners, we hope this Spring Home Maintenance Checklist has helped! Your home is one of the biggest investments you can make, and regular seasonal maintenance can assist you in protecting that investment. Our homes take quite the beating during winter months here in the Midwest, so it’s time for a little TLC!

Reducing Waste

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