Condominiums in Madison & South Central Wisconsin: Buying. Selling. Living the condo lifestyle!

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We recently reached out to a few of our peers in the real estate industry for their insight into this topic. And according to our peers, there are 5 big reasons why the market favors apartment buildings over condo developments. 

#1) Construction liability. Current construction liability laws require developers to take on more legal and financial risk when building a condominium development. In addition, many architects are hesitant to design condo communities due to a rise in HOA lawsuits.

#2) Financing. From an underwriting and lending perspective, condos are considered to be the more speculative investment, which limits the options for financing. For the developer, it's easier to finance an apartment building than it is to finance a condominium

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You have a few dozen 55 plus communities to choose from in the Madison area, but in a low inventory market like ours, the number of listings available at any given point in time is relatively small.

So, if you're in search of a 55+ condo, our advice to you is don't confine your search to a 55 plus community. Instead, try expanding your search by focusing on the condominiums that will help you live the lifestyle you're seeking. When you adopt this approach, you'll discover you have many more condos to choose from. 

55 plus condos madison wi

Two helpful resources

Two great resources are our Madison and Suburban Madison condo guides. Our guides offer an excellent introduction to hundreds of condominium associations in the Dane County area, and can help you identify the

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More condos. 

Downtown Madison WI

Imagine a new wave of modern condominiums that are thoughtfully planned and constructed in environmentally sustainable ways that enhance the character of the downtown area. Condos that open up the pedestrian-friendly and bike-friendly lifestyle to a whole new population of people. Where walking to the park, biking around the lake, walking to the Farmers Market, and walking to a locally-owned coffee shop or restaurant are all a part of daily living. 

Now imagine what more condos would do for our tax base and the small business owners in the area. And how a new wave of condominiums would relieve some of the intense pressure on our local housing market and slow the pace of sprawl. 

My wish isn't confined to Downtown Madison. Other

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Congrats to our clients Cindy and Chris who recently sold their Mariners Cove Condo for $16,000 above the list, while setting a new record for their association, thanks to a  wonderful collaboration with Shelley Lazzareschi and the Mad City Dream Homes team. 

Shelley was the lead listing agent who oversaw the entire plan from start to finish, including the pricing, marketing, staging, and negotiation.

Mariners Cove Listing By Shelley Lazzareschi

Photographer Arran Krantz produced the beautiful listing photos, aerial photos, and video tour.

Marines Cove Condos Drone Photo

While graphic designer Tracy Kapela produced the marketing pieces for this special waterfront property. Tracy's contributions included an aerial map of the condo, garages and boat slip; a condominium floor plan; and a guide to the Mariners Cove

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Jennifer and Jordan Hegerfeld worked with Maureen Moran as they were getting ready to buy their first home. The couple found themselves with an accepted offer on their ideal condo, but there were hitches with securing the mortgage. Read on for the story of how Maureen’s persistence helped these first-time homeowners successfully purchase their new home.

Ready to become homeowners

Jennifer and Jordan began searching for their first home in March of 2019. They were ready to have a place of their own with more space, in a great school district for their child. At first, they considered single family homes, but most of the properties in their price range were fixer uppers and not in move-in condition. They found themselves looking for condos, which

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Sometimes your life’s work happens almost by accident. For Doreen Meland, designing and staging homes came naturally, even before she knew it could be a business. “I didn’t know I was doing it, but I was. A Realtor came through our home, and asked if I staged homes. After thinking about it, I decided it would be fun. My business has grown from there,” she says.

Doreen Meland of Ready, Set, Show!Doreen’s work covers a broad range of projects. She has a natural ability for interior design, and is a gifted landscaper. Both interior and exterior projects fill her portfolio.  She has helped clients efficiently stage their homes for sale. But she has also worked with clients who require a more thorough decluttering.

Doreen loves organizing. Recently, she assisted clients who needed to

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The Mad City Dream Homes team believes local lenders are the most ideal partners to help you with your home purchase. Why? It’s because they often have more flexibility and a quick turnaround time, which can be the keys to a successful real estate purchase in the current, fast-paced market.

The team has worked with all kinds of lenders, and has learned a few things along the way. “I’m always amazed when we have to chase down a loan commitment,” says Chris Venden. This has happened when working with lenders that aren’t local.  They don’t always understand the quick turnaround needed in the Madison area, and they sometimes have multiple layers of red tape that need to be worked through before they can make a commitment. "There is nothing more

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Tucked between Century Ave and the southeastern edge of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton is a popular condo community called Woodcreek Village.

Built in the 1980s, these 2-4 bedroom ranch and townhouse style units, sited on approximately 18 acres, are sought after for their natural views, quiet setting, and proximity to the shopping and recreational amenities offered in Middleton and Madison.

Many of the residents here enjoy outdoor activities, so having a deck that looks out onto the woods with sunset views and quick access to the trails of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy are ideal features. The residences backing the conservancy are especially favored by their owners and prospective buyers for the sweeping views of the

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When you think about home improvements, it's common to think of the aesthetic work. Many times, the first upgrades are adding solid surface counter tops, wood flooring, or updated paint colors. These changes are all significant, and add value to your home. But while they make a beautiful impact, they will not save you money. Your monthly bills will see the greatest reduction by making changes to the energy efficiency of your home. 

Focus on Energy Madison WIFocus on Energy partners with 108 participating statewide utilities to make these cost savings possible. Their programs include simple things like swapping out old light bulbs for energy efficient models, providing incentives for the purchase of a Smart Thermostat, and they also include more significant projects, like adding

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Leave your worries at the door of unit 204 at Nolen Shore Condominiums, where you'll be transported to a serene space in the heart of Madison. This 2,461-square-foot condo features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, chef's kitchen, formal dining room, office/den, and a 572-square-foot private terrace perfect for entertaining.

Frequent travels to Europe inspired the home sellers to imbue their condo with calming, elegant features. Over the last decade, they have invested over $100,000 in stunning upgrades to this immaculate home. One of the most significant enhancements was the fireplace, which features a linear flame and floor-to-ceiling travertine and custom tile. Everything is streamlined to have a contemporary European look, from the furniture and

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