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2010 

Inventory for Dane County single family homes is actually higher right now than it was a year ago, but condo inventory is significantly lower. As of today (June 30th), Dane County has 1,724 active condo listings on the South Central Wisconsin MLS, compared to 2,128 a year ago. That's a decrease o...
06/30/2010
I recently took some buyer clients out for some showings that included a stop at a FSBO (for sale by owner) property. The seller followed us as we toured the inside and outside of the home. This was an inconvenience in that we had no privacy, but on the other had it allowed us to get all of our q...
06/29/2010
According to the latest Freddie Mac weekly mortgage market survey, rates have dropped to their lowest levels on record. Here's the trend over the last 20 weeks. For anyone that's been thinking of locking in, now is the time :). Have a great weekend, Dan Miller, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty and...
06/25/2010
Rates have gone even lower. According to UW Credit Union's mortgage page, the rate for a 30 year fixed rate loan was down to 4.625% on Wednesday. The rate for a 15 year loan was 4.125%. If you've been waiting to lock in, today would be a good day to discuss your lock with your lender. Dan Miller,...
06/23/2010
We've blogged in the past how condos can sell very quickly after a dramatic price improvement. This is the case with the Northern Bay Condominiums at Castle Rock Lake. By and large these condos are available for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than they were selling for several years ago. T...
06/22/2010
The last tax credit expired on April 30th, and buyer traffic was very light for the next several weeks. Last week, however, we saw a bump up in buyer activity with more showings than we have seen since the expiration of the credit. Buyer activity is still light for this time of year, but it's mov...
06/21/2010
This 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home at 5422 South Hill Drive is located across from Garner Park and is now available at $309,900 ($35,000 less than the original list price). The many recent updates include new maple hardwood flooring, new carpet and tile, a new half bath, and fresh paint inside and out....
06/20/2010
Dane County housing starts decreased after posting higher numbers the previous six months. This is not unexpected given how we've seen the existing home market respond to the expiration of the most recent tax credit. Fifty housing starts were logged in May, compared to 54 in May of 2009. Thanks t...
06/19/2010
My clients recently toured one FSBO seller's home here in Dane County (FSBO means for sale by owner). The seller's home has been on the market for a long time, which can be explained in part by language in the seller's ad stating she doesn't want any buyer agents involved in her transaction. My c...
06/17/2010
My clients recently toured one FSBO seller's house outside of Madison (FSBO means for sale by owner). The seller's home has been on the market for a long time, which can be explained in part by the following text from his online ad: "FSBO means this sale is commission free. You do not need an age...
06/17/2010
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