Real Estate and Mortgage Guide for Mequon, WI

Mequon, WI Real Estate Guide

Along the west side of Lake Michigan is the lovely town of Mequon. Located a short drive from Milwaukee this area has a large amount of farming land and wilderness that the locals truly enjoy.

In 2005 a list of 100 Best Small Cities was compiled by Money magazine and Mequon made it to number 19 on the list.

Population and Number of Homes

According to the recent census 23,000+ people call Mequon home. There are approximately 8,500+ homes in the area, with about 499 people per square mile.

The overall population of the town is a bit older than most cities. While 23% of the town is below the age of 18, 34% of the people are between 45 and 64 and another 17% are over the age of 65. 9% of the population is college aged and 16% are in the range of 25 to 44.

Local Economy

There are a few major companies located in Mequon. The companies that have the most employees are

  • Rockwell Automation
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Columbia St Mary’s Hospital
  • Charter Manufacturing

While a large percentage of the Mequon citizens receive the bulk of their income from a salaried job, many of the people have prepared well and also receive money from their investments. In fact, 40% of the population lists investments as an important part of their income.

Average Weather

Mequon enjoys 4 separate seasons during the year. Typical rainfall for a full year is 29 inches while the snowfall for a full year will reach 35 inches.

The warmest weather comes in July. During the summer months temps can get up to the lower 80’s. The coldest part of the year is January. Temperatures have dipped as low as 13 during the winter months.

Over 190 days are sunny in Mequon, making plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy the lovely parks and nature preserves.

Universities, Colleges and Junior Colleges

There are 3 post-secondary schools located in Mequon:

  • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
  • Concordia University
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College – north campus

Public School System

The Mequon area has a total of 10 public schools. There are 5 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and one high school, Homestead High School.

Private Schools

Mequon has a number of private schools. The majority of the institutions are designed for pre-school children. There are two schools, Lumen Christi Catholic School and Trinity Lutheran School that offers classes up to 8th grade. None of the private schools in Mequon have classes above the 8th grade level

Important Stats for Level of Education

For the citizens aged 25 and up, here are the major education statistics

  • 98% graduated from high school
  • 60% have a bachelor’s degree
  • 24% have a graduate or higher degree

Notable People

The famous actress, Halle Berry, owns a home in Mequon.

The current CEO of the retail chain Target, Gregg Steinhafel, was raised in the Mequon area and spent some years at Homestead High School.

Jack Harbaugh, former NFL player and coach, as well as father to the NFL coaching brothers Jim and John Harbaugh, also lives in Mequon.

Other sports figures that have lived in Mequon across the years are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Hank Aaron.

Transportation Options

There are no airports in Mequon. An Amtrak train station is within 30 miles. The county of Ozaukee has a bus line that moves through the area, but not for daily work commutes.

Popular Restaurants and Other Hot Spots

Within Mequon are several restaurants to meet almost any taste.

  • Highland House Restaurant – seafood and Mexican
  • Leonardo’s Pizza Parlor – Pizza
  • Joey Gerard’s – American cuisine
  • Vietnamese Noodles – Vietnamese
  • Libby Montana – American
  • Midori – Japanese
  • Mequon Pizza – Pizza and sandwiches
  • Café 1505 – café serving breakfast
  • Taylor & Dunn’s Public House – Irish cuisine

Due to the proximity to other towns, Mequon residents can drive a short distance to places like Cedarburg and Milwaukee to enjoy a lot of activities. In Cedarburg there is the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts along with the Ozaukee Interurban Trail and the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

In Milwaukee there is a host of places and activities such as the Oriental Theater, Bradford Beach, the musical Turner Hall, Possibility Playground and Discovery World.

Hospitals

Mequon has an acute care hospital, Columbia Center. The area is also served by 3 separate nursing homes.

Outdoor Activities

There are over 24 parks located in Mequon along with acres upon acres of preserves that is maintained by the county. Many of the parks are operated by the city and have walking trails along with other activities such as canoe launches, playgrounds, nature preserves and forest.

Why Choose us as Your Mequon Mortgage Lender?

Inlanta Mortgage has been a banker specializing in mortgage loans since we first opened our doors in 1993 in Brookfield, WI. With licensed offices in 16 states we have the staff and the experience to meet any home loan need.

Scotsman Guide named Inlanta Mortgage as a Top mortgage Lender for the year 2013 and Milwaukee Journal listed us as one of the Top Workplace for the years 2014 and 2015. For three years straight, from 2011 to 2013 Mortgage Executive Magazine listed Inlanta as part of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America as well as part of the 50 Best Companies to Work For. Besides these accolades we are proud that Scotsman Guide's #1 USDA Rural Development Loan Originator works for Inlanta and that this individual has reached the status of Platinum Million Dollar USDA Lender as noted by the USDA Rural Housing association.

How to Buy a Home in Mequon with Little or No Money Down

Of course you want to buy a home in Mequon with no down payment. Who doesn’t?

Here’s how you do it:

Many people never buy the home of their dreams simply because they don't think they have enough money for the down payment. They have been told through the years that they need 10% or 20% of the purchase price in order to buy a home. Well, this is true for the conventional/conforming loan programs but not for Mequon Government loans.

So why have so many Lenders told them this?

It’s because selling homes to people with 10% or 20% down is easier than selling homes to people who have little or no money for a down payment. Most mortgage loan officers would rather go after the "easy sale" than try to help people who would rather save the down payment money for a rainy day or for current and future repairs/upgrades.

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