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Benefits of A Buyers Agent

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the home buying process and picking a real estate agent. Although, I never really explained why you should have a buyer’s agent. There are tons of benefits to using a buyers agent! They will: Talk through your financials and recommend a mortgage lender who will work well for Read More

Home Build – Week 11

This week in our home construction more finish work was completed. The interior doors and trim were completed, the bathroom vanities were installed, the columns on the exterior were started, and the front door was changed. The front door originally came from the supplier with white grilles between the panes of glass when it was Read More

How to Price Rental Units

Pricing a rental unit is important for real estate investors. It starts when searching for a property to purchase; the amount of rent a property can bring affects the value of the property as an investment. Even after owning a property for a while, pricing trends can change and investors will want to adjust to Read More

Home Build – Week 5

Take a look back to last week, and you’ll see how much was accomplished this week! It’s amazing to me the transformation in such a short time. The rough framing went really quickly and is already complete. They also put in windows, shingled the roof, and started electrical work. We did notice one oops, that Read More

Your First Income Property

We recently had the opportunity of working with some first time home buyers who decided to purchase an income property as a first home.  They purchased a duplex to live in one half and rent out the other half. Their goal was to own their home while at the same time making a great long Read More

My Favorite Podcasts

I’m always trying to further my knowledge and better myself. I enjoy reading business and self-improvement type books far more than fiction. With that said, I’m not really a big reader. When I do slow down enough to sit down with a book, I usually enter into sleep mode pretty quickly.  So, I listen to Read More

Open Houses Sunday 1/29/12

If your in the market for a condo in Verona or on the west side of Madison, stop by and see these two great properties Sunday. [youtube=] 3186 S High Point Rd. Madison, WI 53711 $174,900 Awesome 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car condo with a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and a screened porch! Open Sunday Read More

Better Than Renting

In the Madison area the cost of renting is very comparable to the cost of buying when you look at monthly payments on a mortgage versus the monthly rental amount of a similar property. Many renters have said to me things like: “Why would I buy when the real estate market is in such turmoil?” Read More

Ready, Set, GOAL!

We’ve come to the end of 2011. What was your biggest accomplishment in the last year? Did you achieve everything you wanted?  Many of us set New Year’s resolutions and have ideas of things we’d like to accomplish in the coming year, but how many of us stick to a plan and follow through with Read More

Home Warranty – What’s it all about?

Guest Post – by Kyle Ebley Hello there.  My name is Kyle Ebley, Territory Manager for Home Security of America, commonly known as HSA, a home warranty company based in Madison, WI.  I’ve been called upon to offer some insight on the subject of home warranties:  what they are, how they work, and why they Read More

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