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Open Houses – Sunday 4/29/12

Come see these two great affordable Verona, WI properties Sunday 4/29/12 between 12:00 and 2:00. 150 Paoli St. Verona, WI $184,900 This great 3 bedroom home in Verona has a huge workshop with heat and A/C. This home features an open floor plan, custom cabinets, and a basement ready to finish (with a window large Read More

Dane County House Sales Are UP!

Prices are still low and so are interest rates, but sales in the Madison area are up for 9 months straight! This is a definite sign of improvement in the real estate market. The amount of action we’ve seen in the past 6 weeks has been incredible. We’ve seen several multiple offer situations, we’ve put Read More

Home Build – Week 2

It was pretty exciting early this week with the home build. The foundation was completed and a temporary electrical service was installed. After the forms came off the foundation though, there was no action the rest of the week. The foundation needs several days of curing to solidify enough to back-fill against it.The back-filling will happen this coming week, Read More

Home Build – Bids, Finishes, and Contract

Well NOW it’s official, we are building a house. Today we signed the building contract; this means our contingency for purchasing the lot is satisfied and we can move forward! (Wife Comment: YAY!) Yesterday, we took the day off and visited Nonn’s  Designer Showplace for a second time. Last time we selected counter tops and Read More

Home Build – The Finishes

This week we started selecting the finishes for our new home. We met with an interior designer Thursday who gave us our options for cabinetry and countertops. I knew this would be challenging, but I didn’t realize how challenging. There was a huge amount of options including; door styles, cabinet types, colors, full extension drawers, Read More

Home Build – The Plans

In my last post about building our home, I talked about making modifications to the builder’s plans. Since then, we have received a revised set of plans and made a few more changes. Kinsey & I are to the point where most of the changes being made are very minor. We added two windows to Read More

Wisconsin Landlord Tenant Law Changes

On December 21, 2011 the Wisconsin state senate put into effect an act to change the landlord tenant laws. This is known as 2011 Wisconsin Act 108. This act was designed to eliminate many of the additional laws local municipalities added on top of state laws. Here are a few rules that got wiped out: Read More

Home Build – The Beginning

Now that we have a lot under contract, we have tons of planning and decision making to get us to the end result of a new home. Prior to offering on the lot we had met with a builder, talked about ballpark pricing, and looked at some plans. We walked into the initial meeting with Read More

Where Is Your Local Real Estate Market Headed?

There are still many conflicting reports out in the media on the future of the real estate market . Although, we are starting to hearing more positive stories on the national economic and real estate outlook. The question is, what is our local market doing? According to this chart based on statistics from the Wisconsin Read More

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

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