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We all want the best. The best doctor, the best lawyer, the best Dentist. We seek recommendations from family, friends, and co-workers; the people we trust. It stands to reason that we would want the best real estate agent to assist us with our largest financial transaction. 

In an effort to insure that only the best Realtors are granted links, we require the following:

  • Full time Realtor.

  • Minimum of five years experience.

  • Holders of advanced, industry recognized designations.

  • Informative web site.

  • Daily response to emails.

Your name and contact information is not required. You will not be contacted without your permission. We provide you with the opportunity to preview a Realtor's web site. We screen - you decide.  The way we screen each Realtor is to verify their experience and qualifications before providing a link to their site. If you would like us to use our resources to find you a Realtor, anywhere in the United States, fill-in the form and email it to us. You will receive an email containing the Realtor's name before you are contacted. 

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General Facts

For Wisconsin

Wisconsin real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 42,463
Income (w/ Children): $ 57,337
Population: 5,223,500
Land Area: 54,314 Square Miles
Population Density: 96 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Badger State
Capital: Madison
Date of Statehood: May 29, 1848
State Bird: Robin
State Flower: Wood Violet
State Tree: Sugar Maple
 

Wisconsin is located in the north central United States. It is bordered by Lake Superior on the north, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the northeast, Lake Michigan on the east, Illinois on the south, and Iowa and Minnesota on the west. Wisconsin received its name from the Wisconsin River, the name of which is derived from the French version of an Ojibwa term that may mean "gathering of the waters" or "place of the beaver." It is customarily known as the Badger State because the miners who were among the first settlers in the region lived in mine shafts or dug their homes out of the hillside and lived underground, as badgers do. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is the largest city.

Wisconsin entered the Union on May 29, 1848, as the 30th state. It is one of the leading states in agriculture. Especially noted for its cheese production, the state is sometimes called the Cheese Capital of the Nation or America’s Dairyland. The greater part of the state is composed of rolling plains that yield productive crops and fodder for the dairy industry. Wisconsin also has substantial heavy industry, centered around Milwaukee and nearby cities along the shore of Lake Michigan.

In Wisconsin at the beginning of the 20th century, Robert La Follette and the Progressives evolved their theories of good government in close collaboration with leading scholars at the University of Wisconsin. Roughly half a century later, Wisconsin Senator Joseph R. McCarthy stirred deep controversy among Americans with his views on Communism and how to eradicate it in the United States.

Wisconsin ranks 22nd in size among the states. It covers 65,500 square miles, including 1,831 square miles of inland water. Also under jurisdiction of the state is 9,355 square miles of waters in lakes Michigan and Superior. Wisconsin is roughly rectangular in shape, except for the Door Peninsula, which is about 180 miles long and separates Green Bay from Lake Michigan. Wisconsin has a maximum length from north to south of about 300 miles and a width from east to west of about 280 miles.

Wisconsin has a humid continental climate. Winters are long and cold throughout the state. Summers are short and fairly hot, especially in southern Wisconsin. The waters of lakes Superior and Michigan modify the climate of the coastal areas to a noticeable extent. These areas are generally milder in winter and cooler in summer than interior sections of the state.

In July, the average temperatures range from more than 72° in the southwest to less than 66° in some northern areas. Daytime temperatures are seldom much higher than 90°, and cool weather is not unusual. Summer nights are generally cool, and July temperatures have been known to dip to the freezing point in northern areas. January averages fall below freezing throughout Wisconsin. They range from less than 10 in the interior northern areas to about 22° in the southeast, along the Lake Michigan shore. During winter extremely cold weather persists for several weeks at a time.

The average annual precipitation ranges from about 28 to 32 inches. Rainfall is generally heaviest during the spring and summer, and snowfall is generally moderate in the south, but can be quite heavy in the north. Thunderstorms, sometimes accompanied by devastating tornadoes, are common in spring and summer, particularly in the southern part of the state.