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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

Purging Properties – Ditch the Non Performers

Real Estate Investors are generally optimistic, hardworking, entrepreneurial people. They have the belief that they can do anything, can overcome any challenge, and never give up. These are all great traits to have. Although, there’s one problem with this mindset… Sometimes you don’t realize when a deal has gone bad. I recommend reviewing the profit Read More

Choosing a Lender

Your lender will be one of the most important people involved in your real estate transaction choosing them wisely is important. Just like agents, not all people within one organization operate the same. One loan officer at your bank may be horrible to work with and another may be great. I always suggest people start Read More

Deciding to Buy a House – When Are You Ready?

A couple weeks ago, we wrote a step by step guide to home buying, and step one is making the decision to buy. So, you’ve been thinking about buying a home, but aren’t quite sure if you’re ready. It’s a big decision, and now is an amazing time to buy. Prices are still low, the Read More

Desperation – Please Don’t Hire An Agent Like This

I recently listened to a real estate agent training podcast that said this: “Fear is the biggest motivator in the world…  Go out and buy yourself a brand new BMW, a 7 series, and then find out how much fear you have when you’ve got to make that $1000-$1200 payment. Put yourself in a mode Read More

New Listing! 151 Hickory Ct Oregon

$194,900 151 Hickory Ct Oregon Open Sunday 8/26 12:00 – 2:00 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage and 1403 square feet. Nestled amongst large hickories and great neighbors is this fantastic home! Gorgeous wood floors, Corian counters, wood fireplace and vaulted ceilings are just some of the features! Quiet cul-de-sac = no through traffic and 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

Home Build – Week 14

This week in our home build, the carpet, dishwasher, and hvac grills were installed. Also the electrical and lighting is almost complete. We spent today putting up shelves and rods in one of the closets, and helping Kinsey’s step-dad (our electrician) with some little things. If you remember, we didn’t have the builder finish out the Read More

Home Build – Week 4

This week in our home building process the basement floor was poured, and the framing started. It’s amazing how fast thing seem to go when they get to this point. It seems like we went from a hole in the ground to a house in a matter of a week! We also finally got our Read More

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