Tuesday, July 15, 2014

June Home Sales

Ahh, summer in Madison!  The festivals, the races, the pure joy of living in Madison has hit it's stride as we enter mid-summer.

We are now at the mid-point of 2014 and the housing market intensity seen earlier this spring has slowed.  Perhaps it's a mid-summer lull, as families begin summer vacations and cabin getaways up north.

Home sales in June were still healthy and prices of existing homes continue to inch up as interest rates remain relatively low.  Wondering what houses sold for in June?  Home sales on the near west side of Madison for June are listed:


June 2014 Home Sales

706 Kendall Ave
$335,000
06/09/2014
11 N Franklin Ave
$344,000
06/09/2014
112 Lathrop St
$580,000
06/09/2014
4117 Mineral Point Rd
$292,000
06/09/2014
3814 Cherokee Dr
$345,000
06/09/2014
718 Eugenia Ave
$194,700
06/09/2014
17 Craig Ave
$95,000
06/06/2014
5749 Forsythia Pl
$246,000
06/06/2014
5734 Elder Pl
$345,000
06/06/2014
5502 Englewood Dr
$238,600
06/06/2014
4131 S Sunset Ct
$265,000
06/06/2014
3523 Gregory St
$245,000
06/06/2014
5325 Brody Dr Unit 202
$108,750
06/06/2014
831 S Brooks St
$240,000
06/05/2014
602 S Orchard St
$251,000
06/05/2014
610 S Midvale Blvd
$202,500
06/05/2014
5518 Dahlen Dr
$171,500
06/05/2014
5331 Frosty Ln
$222,000
06/05/2014
438 Virginia Ter
$275,000
06/05/2014
5817 Dorsett Dr
$220,000
06/05/2014
5717 Piping Rock Rd
$234,000
06/05/2014
625 N Segoe Rd Unit 809
$280,000
06/05/2014
1606 Baker Ave
$235,000
06/05/2014
325 S Yellowstone Dr Apt 223
$125,000
06/05/2014
620 Sheldon St
$391,552 *
06/04/2014
1106 Edgehill Dr
$521,000
06/04/2014
1402 Annen Ln
$191,500
06/04/2014
4022 Saint Clair St
$240,000
06/04/2014
601 N Segoe Rd Apt 303
$349,900
06/04/2014
9 S Yellowstone Dr
$325,000
06/04/2014
306 N Segoe Rd Unit 203
$136,000
06/04/2014
15 Walworth Ct
$236,000
06/04/2014
2316 Eton Rdg
$684,900
06/03/2014
853 S Shore Dr
$514,000
06/03/2014
205 S Midvale Blvd
$125,000
06/03/2014
615 Gilmore St
$350,000
05/29/2014
2321 Kendall Ave
$354,700
05/29/2014
4011 Winnemac Ave
$208,000
05/29/2014
2428 Fox Ave
$334,800
05/29/2014
214 Ozark Trl
$405,000
05/28/2014
3532 Tallyho Ln
$242,700
05/28/2014
3326 Blackhawk Dr
$350,000
05/28/2014
2706 Mason St
$360,000
05/28/2014
3227 Topping Rd
$1,050,000
05/28/2014
842 Maple Ter
$225,000
05/28/2014
1 Blue Ridge Ct
$301,250
05/28/2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Moving to Monroe

A staple at Hilldale Mall for more than 40 years, Rupert Cornelius has moved to Monroe St!  The new location at 1717 Monroe St. is located between Orange Tree Imports and The Monroe St. Library in the spot previously occupied by an antiques store and Madison Futons, prior to that.

The Grand Opening is scheduled for Wednesday July 9th from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Their regular store hours will be Monday-Saturday 11-7 and Sundays 12-5.  The store will be closed on Tuesdays.

Rupert Cornelius was voted by Isthmus favorite women's clothing in 2013.  The store will be a welcome addition to the already wide array of specialty shops on Monroe St..  Here's hoping the store finds Monroe St. a place to call home for another 40 years!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The House of Smiles!

Every once in a while, I come across a house that just makes me happy!  I recently took a listing that was just such a house (you can find it here!).  It has a darling front porch, an open floor plan, a master bath and a second bedroom and bath for a growing family or guests.

It's in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood and would be the perfect house for the first-timer or the couple that is downsizing.

Of course, it's not for everyone, but the special person that will eventually call this house home will be thrilled with the low maintenance yard, the mud room off the attached two-car garage and the patio waiting for the glass of ice tea to be enjoyed.

It's a turn-key property just waiting to be loved.  And every time I set foot inside it makes me smile!  It could make you smile, too :) 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Transcontinental Transaction


Referrals are the highest compliment I ever receive, so I was thrilled when a friend called to put me in touch with her friends who had a condo to sell.  It was a sweet condo for sale in a darling little condominium complex complete with an in-unit laundry area and a cute balcony off of the dining room.

We set about getting the condo ready for sale, we signed paperwork and prepared marketing material We did a little staging, took great photos and I wrote a description to grab the attention of buyers.  We were all set!  The condo was on the market.

A week or so later, I received a call from another Realtor who had recently showed the condo to a buyer who was ready to make an offer.  Sweet!   Here’s the funny part: I was in Florida at the time.  The seller (my client) was in Minnesota. The buyer was in New York.  The buyer’s agent was in Seattle.  This was going to be a transcontinental transaction!  No problem!

With today’s technology (we love it and we hate it, don’t we?), this would be a snap.  Paperwork was completed, phone calls were made, negotiations took place, documents were signed and the condo was sold!  Between cell phones calls, texts, digital signature programs and e-mail the whole process was straight forward and seamless.  The seller was thrilled!  The buyer was elated!  And the other Realtor and I were happy to have a positive, painless experience that produced happy clients.

Perhaps you know a friend or relative that needs to buy or sell a property while not in Madison.  It’s a piece of cake with technology.  Have them give me a call at 608-333-4406.  Hassle free, cross-country transactions can be trouble-free and fun!  In fact, I may leave town just so I can be involved in another one!  As always, I’m happy to help!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hey neighbors!  One of the most popular posts on this blog is the area homes sales report.  It makes sense, you want to know what's happening in your neighborhood. 

Sales continue to be strong and interest rates are still low, a win-win!  So, without further adieu, below are the home sales on the near west side of Madison during the month of April.  As always, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail, text or give me a call if you want specific information on a property.  Happy to help!

April 2014 Home Sales

2202 Regent St
$212,000
04/23/2014
61 Cherokee Cir Unit 103
$168,000
04/23/2014
625 N Segoe Rd Unit 904
$345,000
04/23/2014
5405 Trempealeau Trl
$345,000
04/22/2014
4721 Ames St
$219,000
04/22/2014
4714 Mineral Point Rd
$156,000
04/21/2014
1413 Stemp Ter
$225,000
04/08/2014
5205 Fairway Dr
$275,000
04/08/2014
5009 Odana Rd
$252,000
04/08/2014
6010 Hammersley Rd
$97,700
04/07/2014
53 S Midvale Blvd
$220,000
04/07/2014
6532 Offshore Dr
$131,500
04/07/2014
201 Larkin St
$195,032
04/04/2014
229 Carillon Dr
$355,000
04/03/2014
121 Frigate Dr
$295,000
04/03/2014
2127 Regent St
$342,000
04/03/2014
3311 Topping Rd
$400,000
04/03/2014
4121 Winnemac Ave
$165,000
04/03/2014
3100 Lake Mendota Dr Apt 701
$340,000
04/03/2014
15 Merlham Dr
$229,000
04/03/2014
6405 Woodington Way
$250,000
04/02/2014
5530 Terre Haute Ave
$194,000
04/02/2014
5 Mark Twain St
$197,000
04/02/2014
1029 High St
$223,000
04/02/2014
13 N Rosa Rd
$244,720 *
04/01/2014
2 S Midvale Blvd
$265,000
04/01/2014
2616 Kendall Ave
$352,000
04/01/2014
2039 Irwin Pl
$117,500
04/01/2014
309 Forest St
$199,500 *
03/31/2014
906 Hampshire Pl
$181,500
03/28/2014
10 S Spooner St
$340,000
03/28/2014
555 S Midvale Blvd Unit 223
$224,000
03/28/2014
2546 Kendall Ave
$222,000
03/28/2014
3714 Hammersley Ave
$252,500
03/27/2014
2909 Stevens St
$178,000
03/27/2014
6613 Berkshire Rd
$217,000
03/27/2014

* Prices are estimated. Actual sales price unavailable.