Our Home is Everything Now
Our new reality is reframing what it means to be together. Our home is everything now. It's our office. It's our gym. It's our children's classroom and their playground. Our new restaurant is our kitchen. 

We've had to invent new ways to love, and new ways to spend time together. We've had to rethink how we do business, and what is essential, and remake our space out of pixels, so we can still create something new when every day feels the same.

That's Who We R
GMAR Call to Action
The GMAR is teaming up with the SE WI Emergency Support Group to provide home-cooked meals and personal care items to those in need, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

GMAR member Rochelle Gamauf started the volunteer effort 9 weeks ago. Rochelle and her team of volunteers have cooked hundreds of meals, purchased personal care items, and delivered them to dozens of families, the elderly, and others in the metropolitan area.

This Friday they will do it again! Cooking, packing, and delivering a weeks worth of meals and other supplies to those in need. Their list of those who need their help is growing daily.

You can help in 2 ways:
1.   Make a donation on their Go Fund Me page . They’re at $3,775 toward their $5,000 goal. Proceeds are being used to upgrade their operation from volunteers’ kitchens to the commercial kitchen at the Waukesha County Expo Center.
2.   Purchase some of the items listed below and take them to one of the drop-off locations:

  • GMAR Office, 12300 W. Center Street, Wauwatosa (1 mile west of Mayfair Mall) – 8:30AM to 5:00PM
  • Chiropractic Partners, 1720 Dolphin Dr., Suite E, Waukesha, WI 53186 – 8:30AM to 5:00PM
  • WI State Fair Park & Ride (NE Corner of the Fairgrounds off of 76th Street) – Fridays 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Read more about SEWIESG on their Facebook page .

Rochelle’s effort exemplifies the “ That’s Who We R ” maxim. And you can too by helping the effort. 

Items needed:
FOOD items
Mac & Cheese
Noodles and Rice
Meat and lunch meat
Cookies and Crackers
Jelly (we have plenty of peanut butter right now)
Eggs and Butter
Milk (usually up to 10 gallons per week)
Fresh Fruit
Fresh Vegetables
Canned goods (vegetables, fruit, beans)
Personal Care & Household items
Dish Soap (4 request each week)
Laundry Soap (4 request each week)
Fabric Softener (2 request each week)
Dryer Sheets (1 request each week)
Hand Sanitizer (4 request each week)
Household cleaners and Lysol wipes/spray (8 request each week)
Hand Soap (4 request each week)
Toilet Paper (5 request each week)
Trash bags (black and kitchen 13 gallon, 3 request each week)
Paper towels (4 request each week)
Women's deodorant (5 request each week), Men's (3 request)
Men's and Women's body soap (4 request each week)
Toothpaste (3 request each week)
Baby Wipes (7 request each week)
Depends (Womens XL and 2XL and Men's XL)
Dog Food (3 request each week)
Cat litter (4 request each week)
Market Summary: Existing-Home Sales Down, Limited Inventory Still Attracting Buyers
Existing-home sales  continue on a downward trend amidst the coronavirus pandemic, according to the April National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) report. The adjusted annualized rate of sales in April 2020 totaled 4.33 million, down from 5.23 million in April 2019—a 17.2 percent decrease YoY and the lowest level of sales since July 2010. Month-over-month, existing home  sales dropped 17.8 percent from March .

Prices, however, continue their upward momentum, albeit at a slower pace than pre-coronavirus. Across all housing types, the median existing-home price in April was $286,800, increasing 7.4 percent YoY. According to new  realtor.com ® data, median listing prices increased 4 percent YoY in the first two weeks in March; in the week ending May 16, however, they increased only 1.5 percent YoY, slightly higher than the 1.4 percent increase during the week of May 9.

Connect With GMAR's Social Media & Stay In The Loop
In addition to special emails, our weekly Thursday eNewsletter, the GMAR will be utilizing its social media pages to keep members informed and up-to-date during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

Please connect with us through the links to our social platforms below.

Happy Memorial Day!
Stay Healthy!