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How Radon Can Affect Your Home
In the last several years Radon testing has become more common when buying or selling a home, but many buyers and sellers don’t know anything about it. It sometimes catches a buyer off guard when we ask if they want a Radon testing contingency; or a seller maybe hesitant to accept an offer with a Read More
How To Knock Out Your Opponent When There Are Competing Offers
In the current housing market, competing offers are not uncommon. We’ve had to turn away some very strong offers on our listings because other offers have better terms. We’ve also worked with several buyers who have recently had to compete for the home they really want. Here’s a few tips to help your Read More
As A Seller, How Do I Handle Multiple Offers?
It’s a seller’s market in the Madison, Middleton, and Verona area right now and things are very active. We’ve run into the multiple offer situation on our last 3 house listings. This is a good thing, but also a very confusing scenario for a seller. Make sure you have someone helping you who knows how Read More
Is Buying a Home a Good Investment?
There has been much debate over whether owning a home is a good investment or not. Dictionary.com defines investment as “the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.” Historically real estate has had an annual average rate of appreciation between 3.5% and 5% depending Read More
Featured City – Verona, WI
Known as Hometown USA, Verona Wisconsin was settled around Badger Mill and established in 1847. Today Verona is a suburb to Madison and a home to just over 11,000 residents. Currently, Verona is one of the fastest growing communities in the state. It’s growth is largely related to the growth of Epic Systems, a healthcare Read More
Property Taxes and Escrow – How Does it All Work?
It’s that time of year again; time to give your state and local municipality their Christmas bonus, Property Taxes. I’ve had several questions this month from upcoming and recent first time home buyers about how it all works, so I thought I’d address it here. First, I’ll explain property tax escrow in general. Typically if Read More
Home Build – Follow Up
Many of you followed us through the construction process of our home. It’s hard to believe we have been living here for over a year! I thought I would post a follow up that may be helpful to others that are considering new construction route. It’s been a great first year in our home. We Read More
Verona Housing Is Hot – Market Statistics
The housing market has definitely picked up in 2013. Verona has been an area that has been particularly active. Within the past 3 months, Verona home sales have ranged from $150,000 to $550,000 with an average sale price of $320,156 – equating to $129.74 per square foot on average . This average price is up Read More
New Brokerage – Great Rock Realty
We’ve been slacking on blog posting lately. That is because we’ve been swamped! I think the last 6 weeks have been our busiest ever, and in addition to that we started our own real estate brokerage. I (Keith) made the transition to Great Rock Realty 5 or 6 weeks ago in to get things started. Read More
Hot New Listing – 2702 Wentworth Dr. Madison, WI
This listing just hit the market today and is hot! With 6 showings scheduled in less than 10 hours this one is going to go fast! Don’t miss out. This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home conveniently located on Madison’s west side, is in great condition and ready for you to move in. You’ll love the private backyard, Read More