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Monthly Archives: August 2014

    Madison, WI Virtual Tours Can Be Shot with Your Own iPhone

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 30, 2014

    A newly-updated NAR survey confirms that 51% of agents with smartphones use iPhones. This fact is hardly startling, since these phones have been such a boon to the real estate business. Today’s agent can use apps to quickly scan and electronically sign documents, instantly get property details for clients, access key boxes—it’s almost hard to... Read More

    Another home sold! 937 Garfield Ave., Beloit, WI 53511

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 29, 2014

    Another Home Sold!  937 Garfield Ave., Beloit, WI  53511 A great home sold for $54,900!  937 Garfield Ave., Beloit, WI  53511 Charming Home! Arched entry welcomes you to the spacious living room. Formal dining & kitchen offer plenty of room for a family. The 3 bedrooms are all nice sized & updated bathroom area upstairs.... Read More

    First Time Buyers Look to Tap Alternate Funding Avenues

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 28, 2014

    In an improving residential real estate market, first time buyers may flinch at the greater loan amounts that accompany larger price tags. Lending standards have also put some first time buyers through a tougher gauntlet than faced during many previous eras. Although some easing is now beginning to take place, some Madison, WI first time... Read More

    Madison, WI Luxury Home Sales Ramp Up for a Bustling Fall Market

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 27, 2014

    With summer drawing to a close (say it isn’t so!), it’s time to cast an eye towards the prospects for this year’s fall home sales market. Fall can be a great time to list a home, but it can be especially opportune for luxury home sales in Madison, WI. It’s a season that traditionally brings... Read More

    Madison, WI Foreclosed Home Market Echoes National Trend

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 23, 2014

    If you’ve been following foreclosure news, you already suspect that cashing in on foreclosed home opportunities in Madison, WI must be getting more difficult. According to CoreLogic’s Insights report at the end of last month, foreclosure inventory across the nation had dropped 35% from a year earlier. Whenever the number of available bank-owned homes shrinks,... Read More

    Today’s Madison, WI New Home Choice Should Also be Tomorrow’s!

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 21, 2014

    “At the end of the day…” “The bottom line…” “When all is said and done…” The final verdict on whether any activity is ultimately deemed a triumph comes down to how successfully it addresses future circumstances. It’s especially relevant when you find yourself at the outset of searching for a new Madison, WI home. That’s... Read More

    Madison, WI Property Type Sets the Stage for Marketing Message

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 20, 2014

    If you are preparing to sell your property in Madison, WI this fall, it’s worth considering what the marketing angle will be: how to characterize it most accurately—and appealingly. It starts with the choice of wording for your home’s property type, which will set up prospective buyers’ expectations before they come upon the more detailed... Read More

    Madison, WI Rental Homes Find Profit by Welcoming Lassie or Puff

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 19, 2014

      Owning rental homes in Madison, WI may be a profitable venture, but sometimes the image of a landlord could use a little public relations boost. For instance, the cartoon version of a landlord is the opposite of pet-friendly. Lassie or Puff? Fuhgeddaboudit! That parody landlord attitude might once have been pretty much on target—even... Read More

    When Investing in Real Estate, Stick to Your Strategy

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 14, 2014

    If you have been doing groundwork with an eye toward investing in Madison, WI real estate, chances are you’ve also been watching some new national movement in housing sales. Last month’s Real Trends Housing Market Report showed U.S. sales of 5,880,000 units (a 5.1% increase over June 2013 numbers): “a substantial improvement over the five... Read More

    Should You Use a Madison, WI Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home?

    By Jennifer Stauter | August 13, 2014

    Even though nearly 9 out of 10 homeowners ultimately enlist a real estate agent to sell their properties, let’s face it: the thought of going it alone does go through many minds. And surveys confirm the primary motivation, which is, of course, saving the agent’s fee. Pocketing that cash would add that much more to... Read More

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