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Monthly Archives: February 2015

    5 Steps for Finding an Affordable House in Madison, Wisconsin

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 14, 2015

    Despite the improving economic outlook, for many families, finding a Madison, Wisconsin affordable house can still be a challenge. According to a study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, more than a third of today’s families have had to devote at least 30% of their combined household income to the monthly... Read More

    Madison, Wisconsin Showings and Open Houses Keep the Audience in Mind

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 12, 2015

      Getting properties ready for open houses or other showings in Madison, Wisconsin takes a bit of determination—especially when it comes to paring down all the ‘stuff’ that has accumulated through the years. It’s a push-pull between I still use that every day! and this room still looks too crowded! You may update the paint,... Read More

    Moves to the ‘Burbs? Conflicting Trends Shed Little Light

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 11, 2015

    Madison, Wisconsin real estate trackers stay informed via the most recent listing and sales numbers, which is the most solid information of all. It’s helpful for planning purposes—even though what has happened in the past is only a suggestion of how real estate in Madison, Wisconsin will perform in coming months. To get another indicator... Read More

    International Home Buyers Bid Up U.S. Sales

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 10, 2015

    Madison, Wisconsin homeowners could benefit if the influx of international home buyers continues to expand. According to a study from the National Association Realtors®, the trend in that direction has been accelerating. In the most recent release covering the twelve-month period ending last March, foreign nationals are reported to have spent more than $92 billion... Read More

    FICO this, FICO that: Madison, Wisconsin Home Loan Background Info

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 7, 2015

    When anyone is in the early stages of finding a Madison, Wisconsin house to buy, unless they are planning to pay for it with cash, a large part of what eventually happens will be determined by the home loan they secure. Both the size of the home loan and its interest rate are negotiable, but... Read More

    Scads of Programs Can Aid Madison, Wisconsin First Time Home Buyers

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 4, 2015

    As the end of 2014 approached, the National Association of Realtors® was able to come up with some general observations on the makeup of the current market—facts that anyone expecting to deal with Madison, Wisconsin home buyers in the coming year should find useful. With consumer attitudes showing improvement across the board, you might have... Read More

    A Madison, Wisconsin Short Sale Can be Anything but a Shortcut!

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 3, 2015

    The term “short sale” has been misleading people for decades. Despite the name, it’s a term applied to transactions that often involve a lengthier-than-usual sale process. A Madison, Wisconsin “short sale” is named for the financial aspect of a sale rather than the length of time it requires. It’s anything but a shortcut. The ‘short’... Read More

    Another home sold! 926 Allison St., Sun Prairie, WI 53590

    By Jennifer Stauter | February 1, 2015

    926  Allison St., Sun Prairie, WI  53590 Another home sold – $194,000 Come see this beautiful updated ranch in the heart of Sun Prairie. New flooring and lots of natural light throughout living room and spacious eat-in kitchen that opens to deck on large 1/4 acre lot. Master suite with full bath, two good-size bedrooms,... Read More

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