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    How Much Does A New Roof Increase Home Value

    By Laura Baker | February 28, 2023

    A home’s exterior is the first thing that buyers see, and the roof is a very important part in the buyer’s first impression. A roof in poor condition can make buyers run the opposite direction. While a new roof can be expensive to replace, it can be well worth it if you consider the negative... Read More

    A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best Option This Spring

    By Laura Baker | February 23, 2023

    If you're reaching that point in your life when you've decided to retire and move towards a simpler lifestyle, then downsizing your current home may be the best option. From the testimonials of many retired people who have discovered the benefits, downsizing is often the key to less stress and more happiness. Read More

    Selling or Buying a Home? Hire a Real Estate Agent!

    By ~ HomeTeam4U ~ | February 22, 2021

    When it comes to selling or buying a house, there are so many directions to start. While some choose to do it on their own, that can lead to many issues and missed inspection checks—leading to more anxiety and unnecessary spending. Therefore, it is highly recommended to hire a real estate agent. To reduce the... Read More

    Is A 20% Down Payment On A Home Necessary?

    By ~ HomeTeam4U ~ | February 18, 2021

      Buying a home is often one of the most expensive endeavors one will take throughout their life, so it’s not surprising that saving for a down payment remains a major hurdle for many Americans on their path to homeownership. But although a 20 percent down payment is considered ideal, it’s not actually as common... Read More

    Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

    By ~ HomeTeam4U ~ | February 14, 2021

    A good chunk of folks may think buying a home is the only option–especially when you have a family. Sometimes though, renting a home might be a better option. This post goes over the factors for each and hopefully helps you decide if renting or buying is your move. Maybe even help friends or family... Read More

    Increase Your Home’s “Screen Appeal”

    By ~ HomeTeam4U ~ | December 3, 2020

    With home searches starting online now more than ever you’ll want to make your listing stand out on screen! If you were counting on crowded open houses (or any open houses, for that matter) to sell your home, you’ve probably been rethinking your strategy. With many people staying home, online for-sale listings have taken on more importance... Read More

    2018 Quarter 1 – Dane County Real Estate Review!

    By Jennifer Stauter | April 29, 2018

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    Madison New Homes for Sale Should Always Get Close Looks

    By Jennifer Stauter | December 24, 2016

    It’s a fair bet that anyone who is taking a serious look at the current assortment of new homes for sale in Madison is someone who places a value on sheer newness. It’s about more than prestige—although owning a new home does carry at least an element of the kind of special pride that goes... Read More

    Madison Mortgage Rates Still at Bargain Levels, but…

    By Jennifer Stauter | December 22, 2016

    Last month, when Madison mortgage rates began to rise abruptly, you’d have to say that it was actually a double-barreled surprise. In addition to the sudden blip up on the mortgage rate charts, there was the second shocker: that so many expert observers were taken by surprise. Even though the actual rise in mortgage rates... Read More

    9 Creative Excuses for Choosing the Madison FSBO Route

    By Jennifer Stauter | December 6, 2016

     If you put your mind to it, you can come up with excuses for why it makes sense to do just about anything. For instance, if it’s Sunday and you really should go shopping to stock the fridge for the week ahead, but you’re all settled in to watch TV, you can reason that the... Read More

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