Thursday, July 2, 2015


The burgers and brats are prepared, the grill will be stoked, the drinks are on ice, the sparklers are at the ready and the decorations are up.  We are about to celebrate what is the biggest holiday of the summer, Independence Day. 

We can be thankful for the freedoms we have been given by the men and women who more than 200 years ago had the foresight to envision a land of the free and a home of the brave as well as the countless who came after them to ensure those freedoms remain intact.  The freedom to worship as we wish, or not at all, the freedom to live how and where we like and the freedom to be and do anything our heart desires. 

So on this 4th of July, here are a few ways to show you appreciate those freedoms:
  • ·        Attend a parade
  • ·        Wear red, white and blue
  • ·        Put out your flag
  • ·        Sing the National Anthem (or hum it, if you prefer)
  • ·        Thank a veteran
  • ·        Smile for the opportunity to do all of these things!

Happy 4th of July!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Healthy Market for Healthy Living

Staying healthy and active is key to leading a happy and productive life. From kids to great grandparents, it seems that everyone these days is focused on maintaining sharp bodies and minds. And, the real estate market has been affected in extremely positive ways because of this continuing trend toward mental and physical fitness.

It has been noted that more and more people are tending to live near amenities that help them achieve a healthy way of life year-round. That's one of the many reasons the Madison area and the surrounding communities are ideal places to own a home. We have a plethora of paths for walking, biking, hiking and running throughout Dane County. We have incredible lakes for boating, sailing, swimming and paddle boarding. Plus, our parks offer plenty of green space for sports and recreation dotted all around the area.

Madison has received many recognitions and accolades on being a great place to live and work. 

Add to the mix, the Madison area offers a thriving art and music venues, plenty of festivals year-round, outstanding "Green" initiatives, top-ranked schools and universities, cutting-edge technology, one of the largest and most recognized Farmers' Market in the nation, one of the nation's free zoos, and, of course, some of the country's best healthcare facilities, and it amounts to a pretty amazing place to live and work.

If you're considering moving to the Madison area, or relocating within the city, I can help.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I'm happy to help you transition into a great place to live and work that we are all proud to call home.

Monday, June 8, 2015

April 2015 Home Sales

Homes sales have been crazy this spring and early summer.  Crazy, crazy, crazy!!

If you are looking to sell, now is the time before interest rates rise and buyers retreat!

Here's what has sold in April 2015 on the near west side.