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Despite what many home sellers think, not all renovations will earn you money in your home sale. Knowing the renovations that will add value to a potential home buyer is a key part of the home selling process.

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The big question that home sellers should be thinking about is, “What renovations do I need to make in order to earn more money on my home sale?” 

This question, however, could use a little re-framing: “What do I need to do to sell my home within my desired timeline and also see a bigger return?

Part of assessing what renovations are worth getting is deciding how long you plan to live at the house or property. If you think it'll

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PRICE REDUCED!

3B / 2.5B / $300k

cul-de-sac you can call home, in the comfort of your cozy colonial on the west side of Madison.

 

Your roomy kitchen has plenty of cabinet and counter space for all of your cooking needs.

 

Wide entryways throughout the first floor create an intimate warmth when welcoming guests.

Warm up in front of your gas burning fireplace in your great room while enjoying your sturdy, built-in entertainment center and cabinetry.

 

 

Walk out into your sunroom, with your gas burning stove, for all-season relaxation. On a nice day, entertain guests on your spacious deck.

 

 

With all three bedrooms upstairs, keep your personal space independent from the shared, gathering areas of your home.

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Follow these steps so you can count on a properly working air conditioning unit for the summer.

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Air conditioners, especially in the Midwest, are an essential part of life. Most of us don't want to have to even think about life without one. However, many new homeowners have no idea what it takes to keep these units in good, working order. To make sure the A/C in your own home doesn’t “lose its cool” when you need it the most, there are two critical maintenance tasks you must follow:

 

Like any major home system or appliance, your air conditioner requires proper care to function as it should.



1. Never, I repeat: Never! run

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**FOR SALE**


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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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

$1,400,000



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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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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If your home isn't selling, here are a few things I'd suggest to help get buyers more interested.

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The word on the street is that we have a hot seller’s market, and in many cases, that’s true. However, about one quarter of homes on the market still fail to sell and end up expiring from the multiple listing service. If you want your home to sell, here are six things you can do to ensure you and your home don't just become another statistic:

1. DO NOT overprice your house. Even in our fast-selling market, you need to make sure you price your home at market value to get people interested. Many buyers in the market have had their offers

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ACCEPTED OFFER!!

2 bedroom / 3 bathroom / 2 car garage

$375,000 

Enjoy your peace and quiet on 34 acres in the Driftless area of Iowa County. 

 

 

This tranquil ranch-style home is full of light and offers plenty of privacy.

Rock croppings and dramatic elevation changes make for beautiful terrain and views. Your friendly neighbors include loads of deer and other wildlife

 

      

 

A screened porch, wrap-around deck, and gas fireplace are among the many features that make this property a quality find.

 

      

      

 

Rooms are spacious and the home offers opportunity for a third bedroom.

 

      

 

The finished lower level walk out features a rec room, office, and in-floor heating. Two

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With 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a spacious 2-car garage, this well-maintained home is a must-have on Madison's popular East side.

Upon entrance, you're greeted by french doors leading into a roomy den/office. The plush carpeting was recently updated and spreads throughout much of the home.

      

Gather the entire family into the living room, where entertaining will come naturally. A welcoming, wood burning fireplace makes Wisconsin winters easy.

Broad windows, a common trait in 5129, grants an abundance of light into the home during all hours of the day.

      

      

Move into the kitchen, which is ready for the chef of the family. With a massive pantry, plenty of cabinets, and a wrap-around counter, there's no shortage of space

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