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Our March Madness Fundraiser is happening NOW. Here’s how you can help us help others, in a great way. 

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Today, we're taking a break from talking real estate. I'd like to talk about a way YOU can make a difference here in Madison. Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, the area’s largest hunger-relief charity, is an inspiration to us. That’s why we’ve partnered up with them for our annual March Madness Fundraiser, and we’re looking for sponsors like YOU to help make this event as impactful as possible.

We're asking for help in three different areas:

    1. We've set up a donation page for the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern
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Though some of this advice may have worked in the past, the market is always changing. Here are some tips you should avoid in today's market.

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Friends and relatives are always trying to offer advice. Once you're in the market to buy a home, you'll see this tenfold. However, some of the tips you’re being given don’t really apply to our current market. Therefore, today I'm going to share with you some outdated home buying advice you should disregard.

“You should wait until prices decrease.” We’ve been in a seller’s market for some time now, which means there's an excess of buyers and not enough homes. As a result, prices have gone

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If you're wondering what's happening in the real estate markets for both Madison, WI and Dane County, you're in the right place. Read on for today's market update.

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At the moment, we're in a seller's market, as we have been for quite some time. In the greater Madison area, there's currently less than one month’s supply of homes available for sale. In Dane County, there's a little less than 1.5 months of supply.

Some of you may ask, how does a seller's market affect property values? 

Generally speaking, a low supply of homes for sale puts upward pressure on pricing. However, since it's still early in the year, most sellers haven’t

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Have you been trying to figure out how you can lower your energy bill during the winter season? If so, read on for some tips.

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As you probably already know, winter time is when energy bills can get pretty expensive, but following these eight simple tips will help you cut some of the cost:

1. Switch out your furnace filter. This is something many of us forget to do as often as we should. Taking the time to complete this easy assignment won't only make a huge difference in your heating bills, but it will also positively affect efficiency and life span of your furnace.

2. Check to make sure your cold air returns aren’t blocked. You'll also

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Post a photo of your home to win a $100 gift card!

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In case you haven't heard by now: The Madison Neighborhoods Team is hosting a holiday decorating competition! If you've spent some time making your home look merry and bright this year, we’d love to see it.

Entering is as simple as posting a photo of your home’s exterior (decorations and all) to our team’s Facebook or Instagram by noon on December 20.

 

If you’ve made your home look merry and bright, we’d love to see it.

 

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And don’t forget to tag us at Madison Neighborhoods so we don’t miss your entry! The entry with the best decorated house wins $100 gift card

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Today I'd like to help in formulating your “blueprint” for buying and/or selling your home this winter.

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Though most people don't realize it, winter is actually a great time to buy and/or sell a home. 

 

In terms of buying: inventory will creep up relative to demand, and due to the colder weather and snow, not as many buyers will be out. If you're willing to brave the weather, it's likely you'll find a bargain at this time of year. Since there isn't as much competition at this time of the year, you won't need to rush through getting an offer written in fear of getting yours in too late.

Another plus for buyers is that you’ll find

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This Thanksgiving, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to the people who make our business possible and our lives a lot easier.

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The leaves are changing color, the holidays are coming up quickly, and Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Therefore, our team decided it's the perfect time to think about what we're thankful for. We agreed that we're all thankful for you

We can’t say how much we appreciate your continued support.

We hope that you get to enjoy Thanksgiving and the holidays with the people you love, delicious food, and great conversation.

From our team to your family: Happy Thanksgiving!

Otherwise, if you have any questions for

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Dryer fires happen more frequently than most people know. Therefore, I'd like to share a simple remedy to prevent them from occurring. 

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Each year, there are approximately 15,000 fires directly attributed to clothes dryers. The largest source of these fires? Lint build up in dryer ducts.

Lint tends to build up in dryers and their ducts over time, especially if you're not maintaining them. If your clothes need an extra cycle to dry or if something smells like it's burning, it’s probably time to get your dryer and exhaust ducts cleaned out.

For our dryer at home, my family uses a local company in Madison called Dirty Ducts. They charge

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Winter will be here before we know it! Today I'd would like to discuss with you the different things you should be doing to prepare your home for the cold weather ahead.

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My wife and I recently put a list together of what we should be doing to prepare our home for the winter that's rapidly approaching. We decided to make a set schedule of items so that we know what to do every year in the fall. Here are a few of the things that are on our list: 

  • Removing our hoses from outside faucets. If you leave the hose on the faucet and water collects in the hose, it can freeze and cause your pipes to burst inside or outside your house. Keep
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Today I have six points to consider when selling your home to avoid turning off potential buyers.

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There are plenty of things and situations that can turn a potential buyer off of a property. In order to help my home sellers, I have made a list of the top six things that may deter buyers.

1. Damp or wet marks. Almost anyone walking into a home will be put off if they see damp marks on the ceiling or a sign of moisture on the walls or carpet.

2. Odors. Well over half of the buyers I've worked with say that they dislike smells like cigarette smoke, pet odors, and dampness.

3. Dull lighting. If it's dark in a home, more than half of

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