Summer is finally on the horizon! 

I don't know about you, but I spent most of my winter inside cozy restaurants, eating comfort food, enjoying the warmth of the indoors. Now that warm weather is actually here, however, I want to be outside, soaking up as many rays of sunshine as possible; if you've seen my pasty skin, you understand why.

Therefore, I've come upon quite the conundrum: how can I avoid skipping precious hours of daylight to do my favorite thing, EAT? Some may see this problem and feel defeated. I, however, see it as an easily overcome challenge: food trucks!

When I lived in the tiny town of Leadville, Colorado (roughly 2500 residents at the time), we had one food truck to service the whole town; that's a generous food…

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As a kid, my absolute favorite thing to do was sit in my tree house that my dad built for me, and dream up a million different lives.

Honestly, if I had one in my current backyard, I'd probably be doing the same thing today. An even better alternative, in my opinion, would just be living in a house in a tree full time.

Well, if you're ambitious and passionate enough, you can make a dream like this (see below) happen.

Roberto Nickson

If you're not that ambitious but are a dreamer, then it may be time to turn to Airbnb. Here are just a few tree houses that are available for rent through Airbnb.

Please note: tree houses are built in trees. Bugs live in trees. Wild animals live near/in trees. Despite the fact that these are "tranquil" or…

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2 Bed / 1 Bath
109 Walter St, Madison, WI 53714

The price has now been improved by $10,000 to put this east side home at $165,000!



This cozy bungalow is nestled into Madison’s East side, just a short walk from beautiful Lake Monona.



The living room, which greets you upon entrance, features a wood burning fireplace, built in bookshelf, and well-kept, plush carpeting.




The kitchen, living room, and both bedrooms all provide ample storage space.

Windows throughout invite an abundance of natural light into the home.




The large, fenced-in backyard, which is anxiously awaiting a pet or garden, houses a shed with a roof and vinyl siding, both under 10 years old.

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I'll be honest with you, the idea of buying a home used to scare me nearly to death. A decision so big, where I'm virtually spending my entire savings account, that's finalized with a quick signature...not my idea of a stress-free day. 

Image courtesy of Flickr user Grant Source

However, after being in real estate and working through transactions with my team, I've taken a step back from the ledge.

The home buying process isn't as scary as I once thought, as long as you have these two things: 

1. A fabulous real estate agent who is willing to listen to your wants and needs, can provide you with a list of on-market homes that fit your needs (so long as there are some), negotiate to get you the best price, and isn't just in it for the close and…

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You know what that means? A whole new month of Madison events!

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and you should be out exploring! Read on to hear about what I find to be the coolest events that we have going on in Madison and Dane County for the month of May, 2019.


Garding Against Cancer Third Annual Signature Event

When: Saturday, May 4th from 5:30-10:30PM
Where: Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715
How much: $175.00 / ticket - get your tickets here.
What: Support cancer research by throwing on your grass skirt and lei for a tropical themed reception and silent auction. The Carbone Cancer Center at UW Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health is hosting with over 50 additional families, businesses, and…

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2019 is the year of Madison real estate!

It has gotten off to an incredible start as far as our market is concerned. 

Image courtesy of American Advisors Group

Because millennials are entering the market, there has been a surge of buyer demand; this is great news for anyone who may be considering selling this year. In fact, according to Odeta Kushi, the senior economist for First American Financial Corporation, 2019 is aiming to be even more lucrative on this front than we’ve observed in the recent past. Why? Because - 

the “largest cohort of millennials [will soon be] entering peak household formation and home-buying age,” says Kushi.

This will most likely have a huge impact on buyer demand across the nation. Yet, despite all of this…

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Gorgeous Serenity in Tranquil Barneveld

160 acres / Country House / Renovated Barn / Shed & Bunkhouse / Hunters Cabin & Bunkhouse


Venture into real country living with 160 acres of pure, tranquil bliss in the Driftless area of Iowa County.



In addition to the heaps of wildlife that inhabit the area, an oak savanna, fields of prairie grasses and plants, hiking/horseback riding trails, and dense woodland come together to make up the vast premises.


The farmhouse that first greets you when you arrive, features oak flooring, two large porches, and a wood burning stove. The restored barn, built in 1904 and fully equipped with a loft and bath, is a great venue for large, family gatherings.


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So recently, we got this pretty awesome new feature on our website.

It's called Get Local and it's seriously the only tool you'll ever need when determining if a specific home's location is right for you. 

Before I explain the cool-ness of this feature, let me tell you how to get there.

1. Click here to go to our website's main page.

2. Type in the property address you're inquiring into, click 'Find Your Home', then select the correct home

3. Once you've read through the description of what makes that home great in itself, scroll down almost entirely to the bottom of the page (it'll be at the end of that home's details).

4. When you're here, you can search for directions from your workplace, favorite coffee shop, current location, etc. to…

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Renovated Colonial in Quiet High Point Estates Subdivision

4 bed / 2.5 bath / 2 car garage / $400k

 922 S Holt Circle, Madison, WI 53719

Light filled and largely open concept, the main level is perfect for entertaining
family and friends.

The living room calls attention to the beautiful wood burning fireplace 
with an added gas starter. 


With newer appliances, fresh countertops, and a massive pantry, the large, updated kitchen is ready for all of your cooking needs.

A breakfast bar offers relaxed meals while the connected dining area is a chance for more formal family dinners.



The office/den offers privacy from the rest of the main level, with 
french doors and plenty of light


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In case you haven't been keeping up with the blog or our social media pages, we recently hosted a pool for the Men's Division 1 Basketball Competition.

Monday night, Virginia took the National Championship title which meant that several people in our pool had their hearts broken and their bracket busted. If you were one of those with a broken heart, then I'm here to tell you that there is always a plus side. I mean, you could be Andrew Gudermuth. 

Anyway, no matter how bad some of the bracket predictions may have been, we still had some participants who pulled through with some pretty accurate brackets.

The person who came in first place in our pool had three out of the four correct teams going to the Final Four! Then theres me, who picked…

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