Moving Madison Real Estate Blog

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Moving Madison Real Estate blog by The Property Shoppe Team offering real estate market information, what's happenging around the Madison area, home buying and selling tips, and much much more.
Everyone is talking about the low interest rates… And the big question everyone asks…is it time to refinance your loan? That’s a tricky questions with a two part answer. It depends…. There are two factors to consider. #1 - What is the total cost to refinance and #2 - How long do you plan to keep...
Remember when you bought your current home, you really wanted to buy your DREAM home, but at that time it was out of your reach. With home prices down and interest rates at a 40 year low, THIS may be the time that your dream home is within reach. The money you may “lose” on the sale of your curr...
Foreclosed houses are everywhere you turn in this market. But while their sticker prices are low, buying one can be a risky endeavor. This is mainly because you won't have the same protections as you would for a conventional house. From Consumer Reports magazine, here are four ways you can protec...
According today's Real Estate News, now is a particularly great time for first-time buyers, or buyers long out of the market, to jump in. Here's just a couple of reasons why: Prices are probably as low as they are going to go as the market stabalizes, thanks to the government takeover of Fannie M...
BIG SAVINGS SMALL PROJECTS THAT CAN LEAD TO BIG SAVINGS  _____________   Summer is a great time work on projects around the home that reduce your environmental impact. Even if you are not making big changes such as replacing old leaky windows or installing ceiling fans, there are still small thi...
TEN FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WISCONSIN REAL ESTATE MARKET, ACCORDING TO THE WRA. THINK LOCALLY AND LONG TERM, AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK. 1.  There is no such think as a national real estate market. If you read the newspapers, you might get the idea that real estate markets are the same everywhere. ...
Real Estate Corner... •Q.    We entered into a contract with someone who wanted to buy our home.  The agent representing the buyer presented us with a "pre-qualification" letter from a lender.  Today we discovered the buyer was rejected for financing.  How can this happen?  •A.     You allowed th...
summer homesafety tips   Summer Home Security Tips Of the over two million home break-ins every year (one every 15 seconds) most happen in July and August, when vacationing families leave their houses empty and vulnerable. Summer travel season has arrived, so before you hit the road, make sure t...
Five Simple Fire Safety TipsThat Can Save Your Life!      A house fire at any time can put you and your family's lives in great danger.  Yet, fire experts say you can dramatically reduce the risk of injury or death by just following these five simple safety tips:  1.    Make sure your house numbe...
HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS: CHOOSING A HANDYMAN* Whether it's a big project such as a bathroom remodel, something small likeputting up shelves, or repairs and routine maintenance, many homeowners turnto handymen to get the job done. It used to be that everyone knew "a guydown the street" who could do ev...

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