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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

Closet Upgrade – Adding Value On A Budget

When I wrote about building our home, I mentioned we were finishing the closets ourselves. The reason for this was to save some money and to make a better organized space. We didn’t want the standard builder shelf and rod, but we also didn’t want to pay thousands for a custom closet system. Believe it Read More

New Listing! 213 N Rosa Rd.

$164,900 – 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1126 SF This home is fresh on the market! What an amazing find in Glen Oak Hills on Madison’s west side. This charming bungalow is close to everything; parks, bike trails, schools, employment, and much more! Just a few of the great features of this 2 bedroom 1 bath Read More

Why Should A Condo Association Get FHA Approved?

Our condo association’s FHA approval recently expired and the condo board is currently debating whether or not to renew the qualification. Several of our board members have been rather opposed to getting the qualification with FHA extended. Although, the people opposed to this seem to view it as a low income housing program, which Is Read More

Now Is The Time

We have great year in real estate so far! By the end of June we will have already met our goal for the entire year! This is great news, and it’s a sign the market is starting to recover. However, the downside to this is… we’ve sold most of our listings, and we need more. Read More

My 5 Biggest Frustrations of the Real Estate Sales Business

We love what we do, and we are usually talking about the great things in real estate. However, I thought it would be entertaining to share some of our gripes about the real estate business. Hopefully this will give a few people in the business new perspective, so they can make some improvements. 1. Unresponsive Read More

Dane County Homes Under Contract Up 86.7%

Several weeks ago I wrote about Dane County house sales increasing over last year. Well, the trend continues to grow even stronger. In the last 6 weeks the increase in properties under contract has been 86.7%!

Why Now is a Great Time to Sell!

Most people think the winter is a horrible time to sell a home. I’ll be the first to admit, sales are typically down in the Madison area through the winter months. Usually not much happens between Thanksgiving and New Years. Although, this recent holiday season was unusual. We had lots of activity and put several properties Read More

How to Handle Multiple Offers in Your Real Estate Transaction

I know you’re probably thinking, “multiple offers”? Really? In this real estate market? It’s not as rare as you may think. In this market there are many bank owned foreclosures and motivated sellers who have priced homes to sell. In some cases pricing is so low, the property generates multiple offers and parties negotiating up. Read More

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