December 2017

Found 16 blog entries for December 2017.

The seller's market seems to come to Madison a little earlier each year, and in 2018 we expect the Madison area real estate market to be hot by February 1st at the latest. The primary reason for this is low inventory. Buyers are adjusting to the low inventory market by starting their property searches in the wintertime instead of the spring - in order to get a jump on their competition. We're expecting buyers to be very active, very early in 2018 due to low supply in the Madison area. 

As of this article, Madison single family home listings are down by more than 12% from the same time last year, and condo listings are lower by more than 38%. Meanwhile, Dane County's population and economy keep growing. With low supply and high demand, we're predicting

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Madison residents likely know the gem that is Henry Vilas Zoo. The Zoo provides beautiful exhibits, a wide range of healthy, beautiful animals, and free admission to all. But for just this month, it's also added something special. The evening Zoo Lights display is well worth the visit.

This year is the second year for zoo lights. The event was started as a way to raise awareness of the zoo's winter hours, and to encourage year-round enjoyment. The evening event has grown, and includes a walk of almost all of the zoo grounds, with fabulous, lighted displays leading you along the way. The exhibits aren't just holiday themed. Visitors will enjoy lighted monkeys, hanging from trees, bears, penguins, flamingos and so many more creatures, often set near the

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When the best of the best collaborate, good things are bound to happen. We recently watched this unfold with our Nolen Shore Condo listing, which drew multiple offers and accepted one above listing price in just 3 days.

This downtown high-rise overlooking Lake Monona is stellar on its own, but with the help of professional stagers and a photographer we were able to quickly transform this vacant property. "It demonstrates what can happen when you have all the right players involved to plan, execute, and manage a project," said Realtor Dan Miller.

Behind the scenes were stagers Debbie Lea and Karla Gones and photographer Justin Lackner, whose combined expertise helped make this condo shine. 

While most of our listings only use Debbie Lea,

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As the weather continues to get colder, we're reminded that the holiday season is upon us. From getting photos with Santa to watching Christmas classics on the stage, the Madison area has plenty to offer in December.

Get Festive with Agora
When: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 7
Where: Fitchburg Center, 5500 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg
What: Carriage rides, caroling, Santa, photo booth, shopping, luminaries
Cost: Free

Good Day Market Holiday Edition
When: 4:30-9 p.m. December 8 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 9
Where: Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave., Madison
What: Shop, explore, and savor Midwest goods from over 40 vendors
Cost: Free

Jingle Bell Run/Walk
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9
Where: Verona Area High School, 300 Richard St., Verona

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This weekend, there is something for everyone in Madison. You can exercise, shop or just enjoy the scenery in town.

Run Santa Run:  A 5K for all ages, the Run Santa Run race takes place on and around the Capitol Square. Participants don their best Christmas costumes, and run or walk the course through downtown Madison, with stops for Christmas cookies, candy canes, candy kisses under the Mistletoe, and hot chocolate along the way.  Participants of all ages are welcome, and proceeds benefit local charities. Sign up Friday for discounted registration, or on Saturday between 11:30 and 1:30. The race begins at 2 p.m. Afterwards, there will be four after party options with soda for all participants and beer for adults. The Great Dane will also have live

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Our buyer agent team includes 5 full-time real estate agents plus 4 administrative professionals who work together to serve our clients. Below are 5 reasons why our buyer clients appreciate our team-based customer service model. 

Mad City Dream Homes Real Estate Team

#1: Responsiveness

Your lead buyer agent is responsible for carrying out your home-buying plan. However, we also make our entire agent team available to you so you receive the timely service you need in today's fast-moving market.

For example, you may need to see a hot new listing ASAP before any other buyer has a chance to write an offer on it. If your lead agent is unavailable, that's not a problem. Another agent from our team will schedule your showing immediately so you don't miss out on the opportunity to

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