Weekend in Wisco!

Welcome! If you’re looking for something fun to do in Walworth County this weekend, you’ve come to the right place… Have a great Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | March 5th, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

Apparently, it’s spring already! Well, meteorological spring, at least! We’ve made it through another winter… Follow this link for the weather forecast.

Here are some great events I found in our neck of the woods for this weekend:

Friday, March 6th

  • 5 to 8 pm Eat, Drink and Shenanigans: Calling All Characters @ Monte Carlo Room (Elkhorn)
    • Dress as your favorite super hero, movie character, cartoon, historical figure, or athlete, and check out this annual event featuring more than a dozen vendors offering samples from local wineries, distilleries, breweries, upscale butcher chops, bakeries, gourmet food stores and more. Read article here…

Saturday, March 7th

Sunday, March 8th  


Side Notes:

The Best of Walworth County (2019): Fish Fry

For the other “Best of Walworth County” spots: follow this link

                      This event sells out every year!

                      February 27th through April 12th

Follow Link for this Weekend’s Sports Schedules

Open Houses:


But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my fav’s… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around!

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


What I’ve Been Up to This Past Week:

see last blog with moving tips


Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events

Weekend in Wisco!

Welcome! If you’re looking for something fun to do in Walworth County this weekend, you’ve come to the right place… Have a great Weekend in Wisco!

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Weekend in Wisco | February 27th, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

Multi-Day Events:

                      Friday and Saturday ONLY

  • Stolen Sisters @ Crossman Gallery (University of Wisconsin – Whitewater)

                      Ends Sunday, February 29th

                      February 27th through April 12th

                      This is the Last Weekend

                      Ends Sunday, February 29th

                      Call for availability 800-225-5558

                      Purchase tickets ONLINE ONLY ß follow link– cannot purchase on site


Heat wave a comin’! Follow this link for the weather forecast.


Here are some great events I found in our neck of the woods for the weekend of Friday, February 28th through Sunday, March 1st

Friday, February 28th

  • Fish Fry Season has Arrived! Check out all the local establishments serving it up:
    • Pier 290 (Williams Bay)
    • The Waterfront @ the Abbey Resort (Fontana)
    • Popeyes (Lake Geneva)
    • Evergreen Country Club (Elkhorn)
    • Hawk’s View Country Club (Lake Geneva)
    • Lookout Bar @ Lake Lawn Resort (Delavan)
    • Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant (Lyons)

Saturday, February 29th

Sunday, March 1st

Follow Link for this Weekend’s Sports Schedules

Open Houses:

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my fav’s… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! ❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


What I’ve Been Up to This Past Week:


Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events

Weekend in Wisco!

Welcome to Wisco!
Weekend in Wisco | January 9th, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

Coming Up: Lake Geneva’s 25th Annual WINTERFEST

Which of these Winterfest events are you most excited for? Let me know!

Here are some cool things happening this weekend:

Friday

  1. Specialty Cocktail Tasting at the Abbey Resort’s 240 West in Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake from 5 to 7 pm on Fri., Jan 10th
  2. 90’s Throback Party at Thumb’s Up in Lake Geneva starting at 9 pm on Fri., Jan. 10th.

Saturday

  1. Rock the Barns: AC/DC Tribute *back by popular demand* at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn at 5 pm Sat., Jan. 11th
  2. RAR Live starting at 5 pm on Sat., Jan. 11th in Lake Geneva at Studio Winery.

Sunday

  1. Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Baker House in Lake Geneva from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm every Sunday, has been lauded by the USA TODAY as the area’s Most Beautiful Restaurant delivering Victorian grandeur overlooking scenic Lake Geneva. Unlimited Champagne, traditional breakfast delights, a broad array of lunch entrees, fresh salads and delicious desserts; reservations recommended.
  2. Catch the Chicago Boat Show RV & Sail Show at McCormick Place – South from Wed., Jan 8th through Sun., Jan. 12th.

ALERT: If you haven’t yet, be sure to reserve your the Igloo Experience before it’s too late! Located at the Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva, with a special appetizer and drink menu, Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm!



But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my faves… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


What I’ve Been Up To This Past Week:


Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events


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To Do List for 2020

Whether or not you have a New Year’s Resolution, starting a New Year, especially a new decade, is a great time to set up some positive goals for the upcoming years and your life overall. But: what should we be aiming for in 2020 and beyond?

Random Rant: There is no such thing as perfection, and ‘normal‘ is a statistical distribution of data, requiring a mathematical average of numbers unrepresentative of any one source.

I don’t want to be perfect OR ‘normal,’ do you?2020 feels different…

This new decade has me full of hope and hungry for positive change. I’ve made a list of actionable items that could benefit not only me, but also anyone that takes the time to read this! Here are 10 things to do this year to improve your life and the lives of those you love:

To Do List for 2020

  1. Write Thank You Cards – often!
  2. Complete Tim Ferriss’ 5-Minute Journal every morning
  3. Schedule Personal Tasks on a Paper Calendar, in Pencil. “If you erase, you must replace!!” Plans change, but things still need to get done! (from The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan)
  4. Set Up Seasonal Home Maintenance Task Auto Reminders at the Beginning of Each New Season – i.e., Spring cleaning, Summer pest proofing, Fall gutter cleaning, Winter frozen pipe prevention, etc. (here’s a good list to start with)
  5. Drink More Water
  6. Increase Your Savings Rate by 1% Every Month – by my FAVORITE podcast and blog, Afford Anything. Check out the latest episode/post called 26 Easy Moves to Improve Your Finances in 2020!
  7. Pick an Accountability Partner! Tell someone ELSE your goals for the next 1, 5 and 20 years, and ask him/her/them to check in with you – and offer to return the favor!
  8. Toss Possessions that No Longer Serve You! Thank you Marie Kondos for writing the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, helping me start this process!
  9. Go OUTSIDE and Enjoy Mother Earth at Least 30 Min Every Day!
  10. Take Responsibility for the Care of Other Living Things – be it a succulent or a dog, being the sole caretaker of another living organism, will help you focus on what’s most important: Life Itself.

HELPFUL TIP: Use the FULL year – 2020 – when dating checks or official documents. If you *don’t*, someone could fraudulently add whatever 2 numbers to the end of ’20’, backdating your document! i.e., 1/7/20 could be changed to 1/7/2010 and really make life messy!

Tip Curtesy of Mamma Z aka Patti Zurla, Office Manager and Assistant Managing Broker of Keefe Real Estate


What do you think?

Anything you’d add or elaborate on?

I want to know! Email me at azambito@keeferealestate.com


Hopefully you find this helpful, as we embark upon the next decade of this crazy ride we call life. At the end of the day, you only have yourself to answer to. Here’s to you and yours! Go after your dreams, fearlessly. Remember, no one said life would be easy…but I BELIEVE IN YOU!

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com


Sources used:

Simply Psychology: What is a Normal Distribution in Statistics?

Tim Ferriss 5 Morning Rituals that Help Me Win the Day – Page 3 of 5

Discover Your One Thing Now, derived from The One Thing, by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

A Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist for Every Homeowner by Nationwide

26 Easy Moves to Improve Your Finances in 2020 by Paula Pant/Afford Anything

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondos

Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | January 2nd, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

HOLIDAY REOCCURRING EVENTS ENDING THIS WEEK:

  1. Parade of Trees Daily through Tues., Jan. 7th – Take a look at Lake Geneva Business Sponsored Christmas Trees and vote for your favorite one to win the People’s Choice Award!
  2. Santa Cause Cruise & Tree Festival – Nightly Cruises dock from Gage Marine in Williams Bay, through Sat., Jan., 4th ; The final Tree Festival will be held from 4 to 9 pm on Sat., Jan., 4th.
  3. Dancing Horses Christmas Show Holiday Extravaganza! Sat., Jan 4th at 1 and 7 pm, and Sun., Jan., 5th at 1 pm

Welcome to a new decade!

My 2020 Resolution: Tenacity, Fortitude & Vitality! What characteristics are you aspiring towards this decade? Tell me! I want to know… Email AZambito@KeefeRealEstate.com!

Here’s what I want to check out this upcoming weekend:

Friday

  • Karaoke Fri., Jan. 3rd at 9 pm at the Delavan Lake Store & Lounge in Delavan – every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month – you don’t have to sing, the regulars are incredible!

Saturday

  • Lake Geneva Kids Expo Sat., Jan., 4th from 10 am to 4 pm at Badger High School in Lake Geneva – Play Zones set up throughout the school, such as bounce houses, caricature paintings, games and more. Stop by the Main Stage for interactive shows, fairytale princess sing-a-longs, and fun demonstrations.

Sunday

  • Saturday Night Fever Sun., Jan. 5th at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm at Fort Atkinson’s Fireside Dinner Theater

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my faves… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


My week in snapshots – Zambito family Christmas, fun crafts with the family on break from school, my first (on screen) youtube series, and tons of delicious food!


Real Estate FAQ: First Time Home Buyers

Here’s the transcript, and a bonus note, from my latest series on YouTube.

Real Estate FAQ: First Time Home Buyers

Are you ready to buy your very first home? Stay tuned for the most frequently asked question by first-time home buyers and the answer to that question by me, Annie Zambito.


[Channel Description]: My name is Annie Zambito and I’m a Licensed Real Estate Agent for Keefe Real Estate out of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Welcome to Annie Z. Realty, here for your every real estate need.


So! First-time home buyers… The most frequently asked question by first-time home buyers is, obviously or maybe predictably: Where do I start? And the answer seems simple because we all learned it back in grade school. The ‘5 W’s and How.’ That’s: Who, What, When, Where How and Why. These are the questions that I would ask you when you ask me, “where do I begin?” Let me guide you along this process…

First and foremost: ‘Who?” Not only who are you, but who will be involved in the decision-making process. I strongly recommend a second set of eyes or second opinion by a friend, family member or mentor, someone to give you a little bit of backup it’s always a good idea. Okay so that’s ‘Who?’

Next is, ‘What?’ So this is the meat and potatoes of every real estate agent’s questions, right? How many bedrooms? How many bathrooms? How many garage spaces, etc. That’s essential to know so that we can set up a Multiple Listing Service search for you. Ok so that’s ‘Who?’ and ‘What?’

Next is, ‘When?’ What is your timeline? When do you have to be out of your current situation? Whether that’s a lease, etc., you know, what is your timeline? Ok ‘Who?’ ‘What?’ ‘When?’

Next is: ‘Where?’ Not just what municipality, but what do you want to be closest to in proximity? Is it the gym? Is it the grocery store? Is it a school district? Is it your job? Where as far as proximity is very important when we are looking for properties. So we’ve done ‘Who?’ ‘What?’ ‘When?’ and ‘Where?’

And now it’s, ‘How?’ The how is the lender. If your cash, that’s your answer. If you’re not, how are you going to go about this purchase? Often the largest asset in someone’s portfolio is their home so you have to figure out how to pay for that, it is essential. I have a preferred lender contact I can share with you. This is a process that does not have to be so inundated with questions. Believe me when I say there are more options available to you as a first-time home buyer then you are aware of feel. Free to contact me reach out. I would be more than happy to give you my preferred lender contact information. Okay so we’ve done ‘Who?’ ‘What?’ ‘When?’ ‘Where?’ and ‘How?’

And, finally, last, but not least: ‘Why?’ What is the crux of the situation you’re in right now that makes you ready to buy your very first home?

That’s all I’ve got. ‘Who?’ ‘What?’ ‘When?’ ‘Where?’ ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’

We all know those questions. I highly suggest taking 5 to 10 minutes, sitting down and answering these questions for yourself. And then you call an agent. Of course, please feel free to call, text, email, reach out to me on my socials. I can help you by your very first home, I’d be honored to.

I hope this was helpful in the beginning steps of buying your very first home purchase. Please let me know in the comments below. Make sure to like this video and subscribe. Let me know also if you’ve got any other questions! Are you not a first-time home buyer? Do you have specific questions within the context of first-time home buying? I’ve been in business for a couple years now; I’d be more than happy to help you answer your questions. Thanks! See you next time…


DID YOU KNOW:

If you were once a homeowner, but have not owned a home for 3 or more years, you are RE-CLASSIFIED AS A FIRST TIME HOME BUYER?!

That’s right! You can be a ‘first time home buyerMORE THAN ONCE a lifetime!

Now you know!


Let me know if you’ve got other questions or want my preferred lender contact information!

<3, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com

Weekend in Wisco!

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Weekend in Wisco | December 12th, 2019 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

Before we jump into the ‘must do’ list for this weekend, just wanted to know if you’ve experiences any of the local, reoccurring holiday events before? The following are a few examples. If so, let me know which you’d recommend the most!

  • Santa Cause Tree Festival at Gage Marine Boat House in Williams Bay, open after 4 pm nightly with a ton of prizes to win and charitable organizations to recognize.
  • Trolley Tour of Lights at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva with tours available nightly at 5, 6, 7 and 8 pm throughout the holidays!
  • Igloo Experience at the Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva, open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm.
  • Jungle Bells at Safari in Lake Geneva at 1:30 pm on weekend throughout the holiday!

What’s the weather for this weekend? Check it out here!

Here’s what I want to do over the next few days:

Free Wine and Cheese Tasting at the Delavan Lake Store on North Shore Drive tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 13th from 6 to 8 pm.

Burlington Ice Festival & Wisconsin State Ice Carving Competition at Wehmoff Square Park on Sat., Dec. 14th from 9 am to 5 pm.

Cookie Exchange/Bake Sale at the Delavan Lake Store on Sat., Dec. 14th from 2 to 5 pm.

A Charlie Brown Christmas will be performed by the Lakeland Players at the historic Sprague Theater in downtown Elkhorn playing this weekend and next (Friday’s and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm)

PACKERS BEARS GAME!!!! Will be shown on NFL this Sun., Dec. 15th at 12:00 pm!

Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick Sightings:        

Santa on the Square in Downtown Elkhorn this weekend! tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 13th from 5 to 7 pm, Sat., Dec. 14th and Sun., Dec. 15th from 1 to 3 pm.

Visit Santa in the Chalet in Burlington’s Wehmhoff Park tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 13th from 6 to 8 pm, Sat., Dec. 14th and Sun., Dec 15th from 2 to 4 pm.

Santa & His Reindeer are back for their annual visit to downtown Lake Geneva from 11 am to 2 pm on Sat., Dec. 14th.

Visit Santa at Bradley’s Department Store in historic Delavan on Sat, Dec. 14th from 11 am to 1 pm.

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my faves… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.


Sources include: Visit Walworth County; Facebook Events


ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com