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Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved – What’s The Difference?

Source: www.investopedia.com/ Link to Article Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet, once said that the future belongs to those who prepare for it. This is sage advice for homebuyers who need to lay the necessary groundwork to buy the home of their dreams. Without good preparation, many buyers get lulled into the mistaken notion […]

12/29/15 Single Family Market Update for the Greater Madison Region

Madison Metro Single Family Listings as of December 29th, 2015: Greater West Madison Metro Area: 551 Active Single Family Listings $0 – $199,999: 50 listings compared to 52 last week $200,000 – $299,999: 147 listings compared to 149 last week $300,000 – $399,999: 124 listings compared to 129 last week $400,000 – $499,999: 110 listings […]

12/23/15 Single Family Market Update for the Greater Madison Region

Madison Metro Single Family Listings as of December 23rd, 2015: Greater West Madison Metro Area: 566 Active Single Family Listings $0 – $199,999: 52 listings compared to 55 last week $200,000 – $299,999: 149 listings compared to 158 last week $300,000 – $399,999: 129 listings compared to 143 last week $400,000 – $499,999: 110 listings […]

Why does condensation form on my windows in the winter?

Source: www.AmeriSpecMadison.com Link to Article This depends on the types of windows installed and the relative humidity levels in the home. 1. The condensation is forming on the room side of the glass. This is caused by a combination of high interior air humidity and a large temperature difference between the window and the indoor […]

12/17/15 Condo Market Update for the Greater Madison Region

Madison Metro Condo Listings as of December 17th, 2015: Greater West Madison Metro Area: 341 Active Condo Listings $0 – $199,999: 135 listings compared to 145 last week $200,000 – $299,999: 52 listings compared to 58 last week $300,000 – $399,999: 62 listings compared to 63 last week $400,000 – $499,999: 51 listings compared to […]

12/15/15 Single Family Market Update for the Greater Madison Region

Madison Metro Single Family Listings as of December 15th, 2015: Greater West Madison Metro Area: 597 Active Single Family Listings $0 – $199,999: 55 listings compared to 55 last week $200,000 – $299,999: 158 listings compared to 177 last week $300,000 – $399,999: 143 listings compared to 151 last week $400,000 – $499,999: 108 listings […]

How Long it Takes to Save for a Down Payment

Source: www.realtor.org Link to Article Which age groups are financially fit to buy homes the fastest? Hanley Wood’s Data Studio recently used Metrostudy and Census data to find out how long it would take each generation to save up a 10 percent down payment on a home based on the median household income and median […]

Remodeling Benefits Owners Who Sell or Stay

Source: www.realtor.org Link to Article Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying, Say Realtors® WASHINGTON (December 9, 2015) — Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association […]

12/10/15 Condo Market Update for the Greater Madison Region

Madison Metro Condo Listings as of December 10th, 2015: Greater West Madison Metro Area: 357 Active Condo Listings $0 – $199,999: 145 listings compared to 147 last week $200,000 – $299,999: 58 listings compared to 60 last week $300,000 – $399,999: 63 listings compared to 64 last week $400,000 – $499,999: 51 listings compared to […]

Lack of inventory pinched local real estate market in September

Source: www.madison.com Link to Article BILL SIKES – Associated Press Dane County home sales slipped a bit in February due to a lack of inventory. A lack of housing inventory hindered Dane County home sales in September. In September, 591 homes were sold, compared to 592 in September of 2014 for a drop of 0.2 […]