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3rd Quarter Year to Date Sales in Dane County

  As your neighborhood professional REALTOR®, the Birschbach Team takes great pride in knowing and consistently monitoring our local real estate markets.  As a service to you, we provide periodic sales statistics for area single family homes.  Below are the sales statistics for the first three quarters of 2017 in Madison and a few of […]

1st Step to Purchasing a Home: Pre-Approval!

How to Secure the Best Loan for You   For most of us, shopping for a new home also means shopping for a home mortgage. In both exercises, you’ll want to be a smart shopper. By working together, we can find a house you’ll love. And while it’s not likely that you’ll actually love your […]

Updating your Kitchen does add value to your home

4 Tips for Upgrading Your Kitchen on a Budget   After living in a home for a few years, you might start itching for a kitchen upgrade. However, it can be difficult to come up with a list of kitchen upgrades that you can complete on a budget. The average kitchen remodel costs nearly $20,000—a […]

What 1st Time Home Buyers Think of Their Agents

Don’t Allow this to happen when you purchase a home! How knowledgable is your Real Estate Agent? Do they offer suggestions based on facts….do they explain houses as you walk through them….are they LISTENING TO YOU! Your home purchase is Important – You should be Represented  

Prices Increased in July……however…… Sales of new US homes fell 3.4 percent in August

Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 3.4 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that sales dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000. This followed a 5.5 percent decline in July. Still, sales gains earlier this year mean that sales are running 7.5 percent higher year-to-date than […]

US home prices jumped in July even as sales level off

U.S. home prices climbed steadily in July even as sales have slowed, evidence that a limited supply of available houses is distorting the real estate market. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index, released Tuesday, rose 5.9 percent in July from a year earlier, slightly faster than June’s 5.8 percent annual pace. […]

Balance – Work and Life?

CREDIT: Getty Images In our always-on culture, it can be tough to prioritize balance even if you know it’s good for you. There are numerous well-documented studies that cite the benefits of disconnecting, but as a leader, it’s hard to step away. I know that when I disengage from work and spend time with my friends and family, […]

Meeting Client Expectations with Technology and Empathy

Technology and consumer expectations are moving at lightning-fast speed. It’s easy to lose sight of big picture trends in the daily hustle of our modern lives. Zillow Group’s VP of Brand Marketing Sarah Makar lays out where consumer demands are shifting and what that means for the real estate industry and agents alike. Think about how […]

Corner Shelving – perfect for tight spaces

The Space Between Italian designer Achille Castiglioni was obsessed with lost space and thought a room with empty corners was an opportunity to fill it with beauty. The multifunctional Lungangolo is set on four slender pillars with square cross sections in between to support the square shelves placed in various heights. It was originally manufactured […]

The Top 5 Bathroom Trends

Bathrooms are NO longer just a utilitarian space, today’s bathroom can be a place of luxury and convenience. Achieving this is a matter of keeping up with the latest and greatest design elements. Last month’s Kitchen and Bath Industry show, where over 1,000 exhibitors released new products, gave us a peak into this year’s trends. […]