Helpful Links & Resources
Buyer & Seller Tips
Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR
7 Reasons to Own Your Own Home
8 Ways to Improve Your Credit
5 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes
10 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector
10 Questions to Ask Your Lender
6 Creative Ways to Afford a Home
5 Things to Do Before You Sell
10 Ways to Make Your House More Salable
Moving Tips for Sellers
5 Things to Understand About Homeowners Insurance
10 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs
5 Things to Understand About Title Insurance
Home Buyer Resources
REALTOR.com First Time Home Buyer's Guide - A great collection of tips and tools to help you find and finance your dream home.
County Median Home Values & Mortgage Payment - Find out median home prices and mortgage payments in each county using an interactive map from NAR Research.
EnergyStar - Provides an easy way to assess energy use, get quick tips on saving energy and find energy-saving products.
Environmental Protection Agency - A one-stop shop for advice on testing for and mitigating pollutants, from lead paint to radon to mold.
ConsumerFinance.gov- CFPB tools and resources for homebuyers.
Ginnie Mae - Provides advice to buyers on affordability and homeownership, including calculators.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Offers advice to buyers on finance, fair housing, and more.
Moving.com - Helps buyers and sellers with packing tips and timetables, online mover links, and places to store belongings so that homes look less cluttered.
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) - Offers a free homebuyer's kit with useful information and checklists.
Property Tax Assessment - Information about tax assessments and how they differ from appraisals, rules governing periodic reassessments and how they may be appealed.
Fair Housing Guidance:
Credit Reporting Agencies:
Wisconsin Lake & River Resources:
County Lake & River Associations:
Forest County Association of Lakes
Iron County Lakes Alliance
Langlade County Waterways Association
Lincoln County Lakes & Rivers Association
Oneida County Lakes & Rivers Association
Price County Waterways Association
Vilas County Lakes & Rivers Association
Wisconsin DNR links:
Oneida Land & Water Conservation
Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species Program
Oneida County Lake Associations & Districts
Vilas County Land & Water Conservation
Vilas County Setback Diagram
"Building a Shoreland Action Plan from the Ground Up" (Courtesy Patrick Goggin - Extension Lakes, UWSP)
Child Care Facility Resources
Federal COVID relief funding included support to grow the child care industry. Following are resources provided by UW Extension - Oneida County explaining Wisconsin child care licensing rules and to assist consumers and REALTORS in finding suitable properties for hosting a child care business:
- Wisconsing Child Care Licensing Rules & Manuals - See "DCF 250 - Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Centers" pages 17-23 for child care facility requirements
- WI DHS Voluntary Property Checklist (pdf)
- Choose Safe Places (pdf)
- What to Look for in a Proposed Child Card Center Location (pdf)