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The real estate market continues to be competitive for buyers in Dane County. With low inventory and low interest rates, there are plenty of buyers looking to buy their dream home. Our full time Real Estate Agents have time-tested strategies to help their clients stand out from the competition. Mad City Dream Homes REALTORs Ann Raschein and Maureen Moran share a few of their favorite tips and tricks to get their buyer clients into a new home.

Strategy 1: Personalized Outreach

Sometimes a well-crafted letter to the right potential seller can lead to a perfect real estate match. Maureen and Ann have both used this strategy, either to find a yet-to-be-listed property or to augment an offer.

Maureen Moran

Maureen: I have had buyers know exactly which condo

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As rental rates and home prices rise in Dane County, it’s becoming more difficult for some people to find safe, affordable housing options.

Several local organizations are trying to bring awareness to these issues and make a difference in the community, such as Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Project Home, and the Dane County Housing Initiative, which you can learn more about on our blog.

Our newest team member Ann Raschein works with compassion, diligence, and professionalism to ensure that all families have the opportunity to become a homeowner. She volunteers her time on the board of both Habitat for Humanity and Dane County’s Home Buyers Round Table, a group of industry professionals that networks, listens to speakers, and coordinates and

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15 ways to write a winning offerIf you're buying in 2020, your offer to purchase will likely be up against offers from other motivated buyers. Below are 25 ways you can make your offer stand out from the competition and be the one that gets accepted. Of course the strategies you use will depend a lot on the type and condition of the property, your level of motivation, and how much competition you have from other parties. 

25 Ways to Write a Winning Offer

#1: Submit your mortgage pre-approval from a reputable, local lender. A pre-approval from an out-of-town or big box lender can create doubt in the mind of a seller. For example, we've seen sellers disregard offers from buyers who are pre-approved by an internet lender. Give your seller every reason to believe your pre-approval is

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moving forward teamWhen a senior needs to move, there are additional considerations beyond just the physical act of moving. That’s where a senior move manager can come into play. Moving Forward helps seniors and their families plan, coordinate, and organize every detail of their move for a smooth and easy transition.

Marianne Gariti, owner of Moving Forward, and her team of senior move managers take the time to learn about their clients and find creative ways to help them maintain their cherished memories while downsizing. Since starting the company in 2014, Marianne and her team have facilitated over 800 moves for seniors.

Working with Moving Forward can help buyers shorten the time until they can take possession of their new home. They can help sellers get their

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As we near the season of Thanksgiving we'd like to express our gratitude for a few people who are amazing at what they do. If you've been a client of our team, you no doubt have worked with a few of these folks as part of your purchase or you sale. All of these people have played a huge role in our clients enjoying a successful year of buying and selling in 2019. 

with gratitude from mad city dream homes

Our marketing team

Thank you to our marketing team - Joe Molloy, Samantha Haas, and Tracy Kapela - who continually experiment with new and creative projects that benefit our clients and our team. You are a huge reason why our clients love their listings and why we love our jobs. Thank you also to Laura Kocum and Sara Ifert for the excellent writing projects you contribute to our team.

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Have you ever looked around your home and wondered who else has enjoyed the beautiful view from that kitchen window or warmed up to that cozy fireplace? Unless you have lived there since the house was built, you might only know the names of the people who sold it to you or your family.  

There are several resources that can help you uncover the history of your home, and not just about who previously owned or occupied the house. You may also be able to research who owned the land before it was developed, when and for what price your house was built, the architect and specific house style, if it’s part of a historic district, and when major additions or renovations were completed, among many other fascinating tidbits.

Perhaps you want to find out

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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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We're excited to see our team earning so many rave reviews on Zillow and our Google Business Page. At a time when so many web reviews are crafted for marketing purposes, we appreciate so many of you (our clients) taking time to share your genuine feedback. Thanks to all of you who have shared your real experiences online. It motivates us to keep doing what we're doing and to to keep getting better. We're extremely grateful and we thank you for your support!

Recent reviews of Mad City Dream Homes

Here are just a few of the recent reviews we've received in 2018. 

For Chris Venden

"This is the second time we’ve used Chris as our realtor & we couldn’t be happier!! She’s an awesome lady, hard worker, and good friend. We will continue to use her

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Dane County's hot housing market often makes headlines, but there's another side to the real estate climate that deserves attention: the housing gap. The housing gap, as defined by the Dane County Housing Initiative (DCHI), is the difference between the amount of income people earn and the house they could afford and the number of units available at that price point.

To help educate the community and policymakers about this issue and why it matters, DCHI recently released a short video called "Minding the Gap: The Housing Crisis in Dane County." Several area residents, an employer, a workforce housing developer, and a housing expert weigh in on the topic in this 7-minute film, which is definitely worth watching here.

Although the affordable housing

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Thanks to all of you who have referred your friends and family to us in 2017, this last year has been a year of growth for our team. We truly appreciate your trust in us, and we'll do our best to keep earning it - one client at a time. Thank you for making 2017 our best year ever :)

As you've helped our business grow, we've been growing in other ways that will help us serve you better in the coming year. Here are a few of the ways we've grown for the better in 2017.

2017: A year of Growth for Mad City Dream Homes

#1: We've hired Kara Thomas as the newest agent on our team. Kara is an experienced, hard-working and service-oriented agent who has proven to be a great addition to our group. We now have 5 very capable agents on the team who work

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