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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

What is my property worth?

I’m sure you’ve seen the automated valuation tools that you can find on Zillow, Realtor.com, and even a few agent’s websites. These tools are okay if you want to get a rough ball park idea of your house value. However, they are only as good as an algorithm can calculate based on property records data. Read More

2016 Madison Area Housing Prices

There’s no question 2016 was a great year for real estate in Wisconsin. Here’s a first look at the numbers. According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) as of January 1 2017, the median home sale price in 2016 statewide was $165,000. This is a 5.8% increase over 2015. Roughly 81,000 houses sold in the 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

2015 Dane County Real Estate Statistics

It was another good year for real estate. The housing market locally and nationally has seen increased values and sales volume in the past year. According to the Case Shiller Index, home prices nationally were up 5.16% over last year (through the 3rd quarter). Here, in Dane County, MLS data as of January 1st shows Read More

Dane County Housing Statistics – Things Are Looking Up

Almost 6 months ago I posted that I thought we were transitioning towards a seller’s market. It turns out, I was right. I don’t think I’ve posted much since then about market statistics (or even informational blogs).  Why, because we’ve been swamped, and these statistics will show you that. According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association Read More

Radon Testing When Buying a Home

In the last several years, radon testing has become a bit more common when buying or selling a home. I am far from a radon expert, but I often get drilled with questions about radon from buyers or sellers. Here’s what I know… Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that forms from Read More

Open Houses – 8/19/12

6914 Pilgrim Rd. Madison, WI $176,900 This one is a steal of a deal on Madison’s west side! Take advantage of this convenient location and quiet relaxing back yard! This home features 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with the opportunity to finish the basement for additional space and value. All the work has been done for you; roof, siding, Read More

Dane County Housing Statistics

If you have been thinking about selling your home, it’s a great time to list! Sales in Dane County are up 84% from last year. Pending sales are up 102% during the same period. Inventory is down 10%, which means there’s less competition! Our personal sales are up 142% over the same time frame last year! Prices Read More

New Listings! Great Single Family Home and Cashflowing Duplex

$179,900 2308 Manor Green Dr. Madison, WI  Look, Love, Own! Great 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 1717 SF house nestled in a low traffic tree-lined street ready for move in day! Hardwoods, updated kitchen, large lot and great patio space for your family! Don’t miss the amazing lower level bathroom shower! Close to park and school, Read More

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