August 2019

Found 5 blog entries for August 2019.

Here's our quick update on the latest real estate trends in Dane County. How does the current market impact you and your real estate goals? Reach out to us for a short conversation. 

Dane County Home and Condo Prices

Dane County single family home prices reached an all-time high in July. Prices increased by 1% in July and were up 2% year-to-date. 

 Dane County Single Family Home Prices July 2019

Dane County condo prices were also at an all-time high, increasing by 8% in July and 4% year-to-date. 

Dane County Condo prices July 2019

Dane County Accepted Offers

Single family home accepted offers decreased by 7% in July and were lower by 5% year-to-date. 

 Dane County single family home accepted offers July 2019

Accepted offers for condos decreased by 6% in July and were lower by 9% year-to-date. 

Dane County Condo Accepted Offers July 2019 

Sold Listings

Home sales increased by 1% and were lower by

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We all know there is a seasonal aspect to the market and the spring months typically are the best months for sellers in the Madison area. However, there are some Dane County properties which are always in high demand and can sell quickly any time of year. Below we share 10 different types of properties in the Madison area that benefit from a perpetually strong market. 

hot listings in the Madison WI area

Hot properties in the Madison area

1) Condos priced under $250,000

The shortage of affordable housing in Dane County has many buyers standing on the sidelines waiting for the right condo to be listed for sale. A nice condo priced under $250,000 is always a hot commodity in our low inventory market. 

2) Homes priced under $350,000

Single family homes priced under $350,000

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Madison mortgage rates keep falling, and are now at their lowest levels since November of 2016. Check out this chart from Freddie Mac, which shows how interest rates have trended over the last 3 years. 

Madison WI Mortgage Rates 

Locally, some Madison area lenders are publishing rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan as low as 3.55%. 

How do lower rates help you right now? 

If you're planning to buy right now, here are the two big benefits:

First, today's low rates give you more homes to choose from by lowering your monthly mortgage payment, which is a big plus in our low inventory market. 

Second, the timing of this rate drop is very beneficial to anyone who's serious about buying right now. That's because many sellers are becoming more flexible with their pricing

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The trails and surrounding waterways that provide recreation, tourism, and transportation opportunities contributed to the Village of McFarland’s branding initiative in 2018, which generated a new logo and slogan: Naturally Connected. “We are a place of nature...with a small town feel but not too far from Madison,” said village President Brad Czebotar.

When the Lower Yahara River Trail opened in 2017, it created an important link between the southeast side of Madison at the newly renamed William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park and McFarland at McDaniel Park. Bicycle commuters now have a safer and quicker way to get to work using the floating boardwalk and pedestrian bridge -- the longest in the state and what village Administrator Matt Schuenke

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Is to make you proud of how your property is presented to the general public. If we can make you proud of your listing, then we know our marketing plan is on the right track. Here are 3 basic ways we work to make you proud of your MLS listing: 

1) Capture beautiful listing photos. 

Capturing beautiful photos begins with the home staging process. Remember, we provide your staging services free of charge by connecting you with the best stager in the business, Debbie Lea. Once your staging is completed, we partner with the best real estate photographers in Madison to create the photos for your listing. We don't have a set budget for our photos, and we'll do whatever it takes to capture the very best pictures of your home. If needed, we'll schedule

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