Friday, May 27, 2016

No DYI for Real Estate

It certainly looks like summer has arrived in southern Wisconsin. Garden Center and Hardware stores are packed with shoppers gearing up for do-it-yourself projects that have been put off for months. However, a major project one should not attempt: A DIY Do-It-Yourself approach when selling a home. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), working with a knowledgeable and qualified agent maximizes every benefit of the process, including spending less time and obtaining the best price. That's because real estate professionals know where the buyers are, how to negotiate, and how to best expedite a sale to a successful closing.

Buyers are acutely aware of the benefits of working with a real estate professional also, as 87% purchased their homes through agents in 2015. As professionals, we have an intimate knowledge of where buyers are looking and what specifically they are looking for.

With fixed mortgage rates remaining low and nationwide unemployment less than 5%, it should be a great real estate year.  Give me a call and let's get started!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dish on Monroe

Savor the flavors of Monroe St. during the Dish on Monroe event May 22nd through May 26th.  Enjoy signature dishes, appetizer's and beverages at participating restaurants and coffee shops along Madison's charming Monroe St.

With more than a mile of unique shops, restaurants and businesses lining Monroe St., it's a special place.  Throw in a few parks, Camp Randall and Lake Wingra and it just gets better.

So take your appetite and your pocketbook for some delicious cuisine during Dish on Monroe!  Best of all, proceeds from the event benefit Second Harvest Foodbank.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Boathouses Open for Business

Wingra Boats and Brittingham Boats have opened their doors for the season!  Both boathouses will be open from 1-8 pm Friday May 13 through Sunday May 15,
and next weekend (5/20-22).

Summer hours start Saturday May 28th.
8:30 am to 8:00 pm, with last boat out at 7 pm, 7 days a week.

Brittingham Park Summer Kickoff and MBNA Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Brittingham Boats

Join neighbors and friends for the Monona Bay Neighborhood Association annual meeting, the Brittingham Boats Summer Kick off, and the Grand Opening of Updraft - a project at the Brittingham Community Garden. This is an incredible opportunity to hear all the plans for this summer, the neighborhood, and Brittingham Park.

  • 4:00 Brittingham Boats Welcome and Season Updates 
  • 4:15 Monona Bay Neighborhood Association Welcome and Invitation to Join 
  • 4:25: Parks-Playground Progress and Timeline, other parks developments 
  • 4:45 UW-Campus Masterplan: focus on Storm Water Management effecting the Monona Bay and near to neighborhood impacts (Park Street Corridor; Kohl Center region; bike path connections) 
  • 5:00 Supper and Conversation
  • 5:45 Updraft Ribbon Cutting 
  • 5:50 Cupcakes and Balloons 

Stop in and meet your friends and neighbors, have supper, gets some updates on neighborhood and park issues, and see Updraft come to life.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sunset Hills House For Sale!

Nestled on a wooded lot in the Sunset Hills neighborhood, this well-loved and beautifully maintained home is a special place to call home!  Designed and built by an engineer, it is sold as a rock!  It has beautiful hardwood floors, beamed ceiling in the living room, expansive windows peek into huge screen porch that runs across the back of the house.  A lovely, flat backyard completes the package.  It's close to schools, parks, Sequoya Commons, Hilldale and the bike path.  It's a jewel in a treasured neighborhood.  Interested in taking a look?  Call me to arrange a showing at 608.333.4406.