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 Today I’m with Aiman Abozeid from Inlanta Mortgage, NMLS# 237450 and Inlanta NMLS# 1016, and he is going to be supplying us with details about the different financing options in Madison. We’re both getting a lot of the same questions, so I thought I’d bring in an2 expert to provide some answers.

The first question you may ask is "What does it take to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market?" Honestly, all you need is average credit, verifiable income, and an actual plan to purchase a home. It’s not as easy to get a mortgage as it was in the late 2000’s, but it’s still within most people’s reach.

Another

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"He was great, very well organized. He helped us look for the things that would be the most important for an inspection, plus get the house ready. He scheduled a person to come in for staging. There was lots going on and he kept track of all of it and helped us get through it. I could just go on and on about all the good stuff he did."

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Our clients always ask us what they can do in order to prepare for a home sale. Therefore, I have put together a simple list in order to help you have the smoothest transaction possible. Buying a home really just breaks down into a few simple steps.  One thing we recommend is getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan. This will make you look almost as good as a cash buyer in the eyes of a seller, and it will eliminate bumps down the road. Most sellers will actually not even consider an offer without a letter of pre-approval. Clients often need to find a good lender, but there are quite a few in our…
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Simple Search By School District or School


A common question that we get is "How can I easily search by school to see which homes are available for sale?".   We are happy to announce that it is very easy to do!

First, Navigate to our search tool by going to our homepage and hovering over the "Buying" drop down and clicking "How to Search".

 

Next, you'll click on "More Options" in the search bar and scroll down to "School District".

 

 

Type in the School's Name or District.  Choose the one you want from the drop down menu.

 

To Narrow The Focus Further Adjust The Additional Criteria Included In The More Options Drop Down.

Contact us to see a property or to get more information! 608.729.7351.

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A letter from the sellers of Sunstone Lane in Hidden Oaks...

Welcome to our home at 8861 Sunstone Lane in Middleton, WI!

       

We bought this house not only as our first home but as a place to start our lives together in Madison. We had been renting for several years but knew we wanted to make the Madison area home so we began looking for houses where we could start our family. It was important to us to find a home that was in a good neighborhood with access to good schools, parks, restaurants, etc. When our Realtor® brought us to Hidden Oaks we knew we had found what we were looking for.  The moment we walked into our house, we knew we were home. It was the right size for us with an open layout on the main floor, all the bedrooms on the upper

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Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report.  Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. One of the top questions we get here at Madison Neighborhoods is "What is buyer agency in a real estate transaction?" It’s a voluntary service contract between the buyer and the brokerage that outlines the duties that are owed to you as a client. There is no set time period for this contract, so it can be as short or as long as you would like it to be. Our buyer agency agreement isn't binding, so anytime that you want out, we will expire the agreement and let you go. Therefore, when you work with us you don’t need to be worried about being locked into a long buyer agency agreement.

What are the benefits of

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How To Unlock MLS Data – Stuff not available on many other sites.

 


The first part of this post explains the what and why when it comes to unlocking MLS data. Scroll to the bottom for the how.

    • What sort of data is this and why in the world would I want to unlock it?

Listing Status, Days On Market, Price Change History are some of the unlock-able fields.

Many of our clients have experienced the following: They search online for a new or first home, they see a lot of homes online and pick out a few to they like, and then call us to schedule showings only to discover that many (or often all) already have accepted offers or are off the market! They don't have the access to unlock MLS data on most sites - what a waste of time and

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When is the best time to list your home on the market? This is a very common question. To answer, let’s discuss how many offers get accepted each month and which months have the most real buyers.

 

2015 AOs By MONTH HOMES

Number Of Real Buyers Of Single-Family Homes

According to data from SCWMLS, April has the highest number of accepted offers, when 796 homes were received accepted offers. But the real upward trend begins in March, when 789 homes went under contract, nearly as many as April, and in May 760 homes went under contract before beginning to subside in June. There is another decrease in July, where 527 homes reached agreement,

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Are you planning on selling this spring? If your answer is "yes", then now is the time to start planning. It's incredibly important to get your home ready if you want to get great selling results. Here are a few tips to help you with that process:

 

    • Check the age of various large components to your home. Make sure to look at items like your roof, furnace, central air unit, and hot water heater to make sure they are still in working order. All of these items have a certain life expectancy, and if needed, it may be better to replace them now rather than having an emergency later. A well-versed Realtor can
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What a better way to introduce our new listing located at Eagle Island View Condominiums than with a letter from the sellers;

]Beautiful open concept living

440 Water St #211, Prairie du Sac, WI

Welcome to our home!

We know you’ll love this place as much as we do. We bought this condo as our first home when we were engaged to be married and had just graduated college. We started looking for houses and couldn’t find anything we fell in love with. As we expanded our search to condos, we very quickly warmed up to the idea of not having to maintain a yard or shovel snow with our busy schedules.

As soon as we walked into our condo, we fell in love with the luxurious design. It was the perfect size for us with an open layout, spacious master suite, and had beautiful

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