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100th Post – Help Us Give!

This is our 100th post! In the short time we’ve been blogging, we’ve seen our readership numbers drastically increasing and we are approaching our 10,000th view. Thank you to all of our readers for paying attention to what we have to express. We hope you are enjoying our information on real estate, finances, investments, and Read More

Agent Hopping and Procuring Cause

Consumers sometimes attempt to avoid working with a specific real estate agent until they are ready to write an offer. This is potentially dangerous and could put you and your agent in the middle of a commission dispute. You see, in the industry there is this thing called “procuring cause”, which means, who really caused 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

Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

With unbelievably low interest rates lots of people are considering refinancing. Refinancing is a great way to reduce your monthly expenses and minimize the amount of interest you pay over the long term. So, how do you determine refinancing makes sense for you? First, figure out what the interest rate is on your current mortgage, Read More

What is the difference between appraised value, assessed value, and market value?

This was the question in our Ask A Pro segment of the Verona Press this week, but I thought I would expand on our response. The Appraised Value of a property is a valuation conducted by a certified independent professional who visits a property and compares it to similar recently sold houses in the area. The appraiser will make adjustments to 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

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

Home Build – Week 12

This week in our home build there’s not much new to take pictures of. The items that are left are mostly smaller detail type work, so the changes don’t look near as dramatic. In any case, our columns were completed and painted, the front door was painted, the window sills were stained, the fireplace mantel was installed, Read More

Spring Market – Exceeding Our Goals

At the end of last year we posted some goals for 2012. Amazingly, as of June 18th we hit our real estate sales goal for the entire year. In May, we ranked in the top 5 of our office for sales, falling just behind some of the big name teams in Madison. What an awesome Read More

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