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Should I sell my house now or wait until Spring?

Should I sell my house now, or wait until spring? This is a question I get frequently this time of year. It’s true that the real estate sales in Wisconsin slow down in the fall and winter months. The bulk of sales happen during the spring and summer months. However, that doesn’t mean that homes don’t Read More

How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When Buying a Home.

There is nothing we want more than happy clients after a transaction is complete. It’s a great feeling when we know a client made the right choice and we are confident they’ll be happy in their new home for a long time. However, it’s unnerving when we have cautioned a buyer, and they still make Read More

Starting Out With Real Estate Investment

Have you ever considered rental property as an investment? An income producing property can be a great long term investment by providing a little bit of cashflow, monthly equity gains, and hopefully appreciation and tax savings (though there’s no garauntee to those two). At the same time it helps protect you from inflation. You see, a building Read More

How does an appraisal affect a home purchase?

First, let me explain the difference between an appraisal and an assessment, because that confuses a lot of people. The assessment is a valuation the city puts on your property for purposes of taxing your property. This value is often inaccurate and has nothing to do with your sale or purchase. An appraisal is an Read More

Spring Market – Buyers Are Competing Again, How Can You Win?

It’s that time again… the spring real estate market has begun (back in February). I had a hunch it was going to be a very active spring, but I thought it would be a little calmer than last year. I was wrong. Buyer’s started coming out of the woodwork in February, even among the -30 Read More

2018 Middleton Home Price and Sales Stats

Home sales in Middleton were up slightly over 2017 with 286 sales. This outperformed the rest of Wisconsin with a 2.5% increase, while sales statewide were down slightly. The average sale price in Middleton was up 6.4% in 2018 vs 2017, and the median price was up 1%. Middleton continues to be one of the most Read More

2018 Verona Home Price and Sales Stats

Home sales in Verona have continued to be stronger than the rest of Wisconsin thru 2018. The number of sales were down just 3.1%, while statewide sales were down 8.4%.  The reduction in sales is primarily due to lack inventory rather than lack of buyers. There is new construction available, but there’s a definite shortage of more Read More

2018 Home Sales Statistics – Dane County and the Madison Area.

2018 was another great year to own real estate! Here’s a first look at the 2018 numbers. Zillow reports that nationwide property values were up 7.7%. According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA), as of January 1 median prices in Wisconsin were up 7.0% and Dane county prices were 5.8% over 2017. The number of Read More

What are iBuyers? Are they really the future of Real Estate?

iBuyers have been making headlines all over the nation recently. An iBuyer is a real estate investment company that will make an immediate offer on your home. They make offers in days, hours, or even minutes, without looking at your house based on automated valuation tools. There are several big players that have gotten into Read More

3D Floor Plans – Another Tool In Real Estate Marketing

Technology has evolved drastically over the last several years for all forms of business and marketing. New tech tools are always becoming available and more affordable. In the past, I have posted about about 3D scanned homes, aerial drone photography, virtual staging, and geo-targeting  Now we are adding another tool to our marketing arsenal, 3D floor plans. Read More

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