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2010 

We've covered how buyers can research mortgages, schools and school districts, and delinquent property taxes. A fourth useful buyer tool is the MG&E utility cost page, which buyers can use to view the gas and electric costs for specific properties. This brief article on the buying real estate pag...
12/31/2010
Calculated Risk reports the Freddie Mac serious delinquency rate was up slightly in November, but has been on an overall downward trend the past several months. (Serious delinquencies represent loans that are 3 or more monthly payments past due or in foreclosure). This graph from Calculated Risk ...
12/28/2010
We recently covered how buyers can research mortgages as well as schools and school districts online. Another valuable research tool is Access Dane, which buyers can use to check properties for delinquent property taxes. This brief article on the buying real estate page at DaneCountyMarket.com ex...
12/28/2010
Lee Schwartz from Piping Plover Home Energy Solutions has a nice article on how to prevent ice dams. As Lee explains in his article, the key is preventing warm air from escaping from the home and up into the attic. We've witnessed the benefits of a more energy efficient home this winter. Earlier ...
12/28/2010
We continue to feature different tools consumers can use throughout the purchase process. Our first featured tool was a mortgage research tool provided by the software company, Tapestry. This second tool allows consumers to research Wisconsin schools and school districts using data made available...
12/26/2010
Shortly after the holidays many buyers will begin their search for real estate. In the coming weeks we'll be sharing different tools a buyer can use throughout the purchase process. One of the tools we routinely use on behalf of our buyer clients is a mortgage research tool offered by the softwar...
12/22/2010
This year sixty-three percent of Madison homes sold for under the 2010 assessed value. That's up from 12 percent in the year 2000.   Only 35% of Madison homes sold within $10,000 (plus or minus) of the 2010 assessed value.   And although we don't have an article detailing the specifics, 74% of Ma...
12/20/2010
The November Dane County Distressed Property Index reached a new high of 30.2%. The index has been climbing in recent months due to historically high foreclosure levels and historically low home and condo sales.   We expect the index to remain well above 25% over the next several months. Dan Mill...
12/18/2010
We've written before why renting a home that needs to be sold is usually not a good idea. However, when the tenant is an interior designer, a rental arrangement can prove to be a great addition to a home's marketing plan. We've placed an interior designer into several of our vacant home listings,...
12/16/2010
We've published our November home and condo report on DaneCountyMarket.com. For a quick overview, see the summary below. Dane County home and condo sales decreased by 52% from last November, and were down 11% year-to-date. (Note home and condo sales last November were goosed by the home buyer tax...
12/14/2010
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