February 2018

Found 14 blog entries for February 2018.

The snow today comes with perfect timing. The City of Madison Parks Department is hosting Snow Glow 2018 at Elver Park, from 1:30-8 p.m. Bundle up, bring all ages, and prepare for a fun afternoon of exploring all kinds of outdoor fun. The events are free, and some require registration. Check out their official site to learn more. 

Beginning at 1:30, there will be a snow shoe workshop for eager explorers.  REI and Aldo Leopold Nature Center will be on hand to discuss the gear required, and a limited quantity of snow shoes will be available for visitors at no cost. 

At 3:00, a learn to cross country ski workshop will begin. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own gear for this event, but some rentals are available in the warming shelter. Sit-skis

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Thinking of selling your Madison area home or condo in 2018? Below we share 10 short articles for your perusal. Each article offers plenty of practical, no-nonsense advice. Read on for some of our best home-selling tips. 

10 articles for Madison area home and condo sellers

#1: Our top 5 home improvement projects for increasing your home's value

Usually it's the simple home improvement projects that provide the biggest benefit. In this article we share our top 5 ways to increase your home's value on a budget. All 5 of these inexpensive projects offer a great return on investment. 

#2: How to protect your listing from a low appraisal

Low appraisals are relatively common in a fast-rising market and are the number one cause of canceled

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Built into a hillside and surrounded by trees, every room of the secluded home at 7315 Mellum Road, Arena, has a view.

This naturally-inspired house was designed by Marcus Weston, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, who incorporated built-in cabinets and corner windows -- hallmarks of FLW's school of thought. Though both architects are now deceased, they had strong ties to nearby Spring Green. And they're not alone.

In the seventies, UW-Madison grads Chris and Deb Pape often drove by the property in Arena and found themselves thinking, "Oh, wouldn't it be nice to live there."

Decades later, after moving to the east coast and Racine, starting a family, and frequently taking vacations to the American Players Theatre in Spring Green,

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Ice-skating, hockey, sleigh rides and snow shoeing can all be part of your weekend plans. The Frozen Assets Festival on Lake Mendota offers the perfect opportunity to try something new, and gain a new respect for the lakes that make Madison beautiful year round. Hosted at the Edgewater, the festival includes both outdoor and indoor activities. The Clean Lakes Alliance sponsors the festival, which includes all kinds of free and low cost opportunities to enjoy the frozen lake, and learn new skills. While admission to the festival is free, the weekend is also a fundraiser. The Clean Lakes Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the water quality of the lakes, streams and wetlands of the Yahara River watershed. Funds raised through

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