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Monthly Archives: March 2014

    Smaller Madison, WI Houses Sometimes Make Big Sense

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 29, 2014

    It just might be that a groundswell is spreading throughout the home-buying public. In Madison, WI, smaller houses that used to be difficult to sell are rising in popularity, and I can guess why. First, a little history. Back in 1950, what we would consider smaller houses were the rule: the average square footage came... Read More

    Staging Needn’t be Limited to Professionals Only

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 27, 2014

    With spring already upon us, we stand at the threshold of Madison, WI’s first major selling season of 2014. If you are preparing to add your own property to the Madison, WI home listings, the International Association of Home Staging Professionals would like to draw your attention to some statistics that bolster their members’ proposition.... Read More

    Selling a Property in Madison, WI Can Hinge on Location Issues

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 22, 2014

    This spring, all signs point to our Madison, WI real estate market being a sizzling hot one. For anyone who will be selling a property soon, it’s time to take stock of the factors that will influence how attractive (and competitive) their offering will turn out to be, Always near the top of the list... Read More

    New Fed Leadership Will Affect Madison, WI Home Loan Rates

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 20, 2014

    On January 6, the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, making it the first time ever that a woman has led the nation’s most important financial institution. In some respects, it makes her the most powerful woman in the United States. As with every personnel change in the Fed,... Read More

    A Madison, WI Real Estate Agent Puts the Puzzle Together

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 15, 2014

    Real estate agents in Madison, WI are true veterans when it comes to every aspect of what needs to take place for a home to be sold. We know in advance what all the pieces of the puzzle are, and what needs to be done for them to fit together properly. We’ve also seen why some homes... Read More

    Buying a Home: What About Flood Insurance?

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 13, 2014

    It can be perplexing—and not least because it’s one of the least-discussed details you run into when buying a home. The issue is flood insurance, and it’s sometimes first brought to the fore when you are buying a home in Madison, WI that you would not have thought was on a “flood plain.” If it is, it’s... Read More

    Empty Nesters Have Alternatives to Simple Downsizing

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 12, 2014

    The children have grown; home feels…a little empty… Many people assume that an empty nest means it’s downsizing time—time for a smaller house or condo. In truth, for many a homeowner in Madison, WI, downsizing is just one of a number of appealing directions. It may sound obvious, but it’s your interests and plans that should guide your... Read More

    Micro Apartments: an Urban Living Trend to Watch

    By Jennifer Stauter | March 11, 2014

    Micro apartments, once considered a momentary fad, are become an increasingly popular choice for city residents across the nation. It’s a trend that might signal the beginnings of a shift in Madison, WI apartment living as well. The tiny apartments known as “micro apartments” generally feature a small bedroom, private sitting area, bathroom…but not much... Read More

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