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How To Beat A Competing Offer

Multiple offer scenarios are very common in a seller’s market. Many buyers are faced with trying to beat out another buyer when offering on a home (one of our recent listings had 4 offers). Aside from the obvious thing, price, there are many things you can do to make your offer look better. Minimize your Read More

Price Reduced! 8310 Hwy 39 Hollandale WI

This amazing home has dropped in price! At $449,500 this is a lot of house and land for the money! Exterior Features: Solar panels on the south side of the house generate $1100-$1200 per year in energy savings 19.5 acres including woods, prairie, and rock outcroppings 3000+ oak and pine trees and a spattering of hickory, Read More

Verona Housing Statistics – January 2016

Closed home sales in Verona are down, which isn’t uncommon for January (I call it the holiday hangover). However the closings don’t really reflect what is happening right now for active properties. There may have been only 5 properties that closed in Verona in January, but there are currently 26 properties under contract awaiting closing. Read More

When is the best time to list my house?

January and February aren’t normally busy real estate months in our area, but we are off to a record start this year. We’ve seen higher than average buyer activity for the time of year. We’ve also seen many multiple offer scenarios, which are definitely rarer during the winter. Normally this kind of activity happens in Read More

Verona Home Sales Statistics – November 2015

Here we are in the Holiday season, and it definitely shows in Verona real estate. Home sales dropped off to only 10 closings last month, although that is one more than last November. If you are thinking of selling don’t let that deter you though, homes do sell this time of year. There are fewer Read More

Buyer’s Market Vs Seller’s Market – Stats for the Madison Area

It’s important for real estate buyers and sellers to understand what type of market they are in before they buy or sell a home. If the market is skewed in favor of a buyer or a seller it can affect your negotiation strategy, the speed at which you need to make a decision, and how Read More

Should I wait until spring to sell my house?

It’s true that the real estate business slows down in the winter and that the bulk of sales happen during the spring and summer month. However, that doesn’t mean that homes can’t sell during the winter. Buyers who are shopping for homes through the winter tend to be very serious buyers. They are buyers who Read More

Home Buyer Fees and Expenses

We often get many questions from first time home buyers about what kind of expenses they can expect when they purchase their first home. Of course, every situation is different and the numbers are dependent on the services and providers chosen, but here’s a good budgetary summary of what you can expect. Upfront Costs: Earnest Read More

Why Does My Rent Keep Increasing?

If you are a renter, you may have notice the cost of your rent keeps creeping up. According to rentjungle.com, the average price of a 2 bedroom apartment in the Madison area is currently $1140 per month, and 5 years ago it was $929 per month. This is an increase of almost 23% over 5 Read More

Verona Home Sales Statistics – July 2015

July home sales in Verona appear a bit strange looking at the statistics. The median price is down, the sale price to list price ratio is down, and home sales are down, but the market is on fire with the average house only lasting 11 days on the market prior to an accepted offer! Well, Read More

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