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Market Update – 1st Half 2020 Wisconsin & Dane County Stats
There is no question the first half of 2020 has been strange. COVID-19 really threw a curve ball at the economy and many industries. Much of our state was shut down March thru May, which is normally our busy season (for buyer showings and listings) in real estate. Traditionally, the number of listings and active Read More
Giving Challenge – Commit to Charitable Giving
I love the Holidays, It’s a time of year when people seem to be happy to give and help others. In fact, we’ve rung bells for the Salvation Army at Millers & Sons Supermarket twice in the recent weeks, and I’ve been amazed at the generosity of people in our small town of Verona! Although, this spirit of giving, Read More
How Does A Buyers Agent Get Paid?
Many first time home buyers stay away from buyer’s agents because they think it will cost them money. Well, the opposite is really true; a buyer’s agent will likely save you money. How, you ask? Well, most often the buyer doesn’t pay the agent, and the buyer gets the benefits of an agent’s knowledge, expertise, 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
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
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
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 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 15
This week our home was getting the final touches. The appliances got delivered and hooked up. The lighting and electrical was finished (we still have some pendants to put up), the final trim work was completed, the house got cleaned, the towel bars and mirrors were put up in the bathroom, the fireplace was completed, Read More