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Dane County Housing Inventory Update

Back in March, I wrote about what makes a Buyer’s Market vs a Seller’s Market and the current housing inventory at that time. It appears the market has calmed significantly since that time and that prompted me to check the stats on current inventory. Inventory is calculated as the number of homes available on the market divided Read More

Should I sell my home FSBO (For Sale By Owner)?

In a solid Seller’s market, some may sellers think, “Every property is selling, I should just save the commissions and sell on my own. How hard can it be?” The truth is, your home will probably sell eventually if you do it yourself, but your outcome will probably be better if you have an agent Read More

Buyer’s Market Vs Seller’s Market – Inventory Around Dane County

Think back to your high school economics class about supply and demand. A buyer’s market is when there are more sellers than buyers, in other words there is a larger supply of homes for sale than there are buyers for those homes. This results in good deals for buyers, and more time to be choosy. Read More

New Real Estate Marketing Trends – Geo-targeting and Virtual Staging

As real estate agents we are always trying to utilize technology to our advantage to market a home, and technology is ever-changing. Gone are the days of listing houses for sale in newspaper and have buyers come into the brokerage to look through MLS books.  Almost all buyers these days look at houses online prior to Read More

2017 Dane County Home Sales Statistics

2017 was a great year to own real estate! Here’s a first look at the 2017 numbers. Zillow reports that nationwide property values were up 6.7%. According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) as of January 1, median prices in Wisconsin were up 5.8% and Dane county prices were 7.3% over 2016. The number of Read More

6 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Winter can be rough on your house. Here’s a few tips to keep your home safe, more efficient, and protected from damage. Disconnect your exterior hoses – Leaving a hose connected can trap water in the stem of your hose bib which will eventually freeze and crack. Yes, this even happens with frost -proof faucets, Read More

2017 Middleton Summer Home Sales Statistics

Home sales in Middleton have continued to be good through the summer and were right on pace (2 more) with last summer. The number of sales in Dane county is actually down compared to last year, so Middleton is exceeding the averages in the area. I would guess, like Verona this is primarily due to a higher Read More

2017 Verona Summer Home Sales Statistics

Home sales in Verona have been strong through the summer, up 29% over last summer. This is interesting; considering the number of sales in Dane county is actually down compared to last year. I would guess this is primarily due to a higher volume of construction in Verona as compared to many other areas of Read More

Should I Buy an Existing House or Build New?

In the last 6 months, 7% of the homes sold in Dane County have been new construction, leading many buyers to debate buying an existing home or building new. It can be fun to think about all the personal touches you’d put into a new home, but it can also be daunting to think about Read More

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast

I hear so many people that talk like it’s impossible to pay off a house, or they expect to be in debt the rest of their lives. Well, quite the contrary, it’s entirely possible to have a paid for house. You just have to be really dedicated to getting out of debt and make it Read More

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