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April 2022 Market Update

Prices continue to outpace 2021.  The average sale price in Dane County stands at $464,099 compared to $441,290 in April 2021 – up 5.17%.  For all sales reported to the SCWMLS (excluding Dane County), the average sale price is up 5.00% to $261,609 compared to $249,143 April of last year. Want to learn more? Click […]

by Bunbury Realtors on

Tips for a Smooth Home Inspection

* In vacant homes make sure the water, electric and gas are turned on, and the batteries in the thermostat are working. * Replace all burned out light bulbs. * Have any remotes in plain view for – fans – fireplaces – garage door openers. * Remove anything flammable that is stored in the oven. […]

by Ed Anderson on 1/3/19

Are your holiday celebrations at risk of catching fire?

You’ve never had a problem in the past. Why is everyone warning about the dangers that accompany the holidays? Because historically, the holidays are a time when fire departments and emergency rooms get an increase in calls due to accidents and fires. No one expects to have a fire or an injury during the holidays […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 12/18/18

4-C Parent Involvement Tips: Back to School – Some Helpful Tips

The new school year is right around the corner and whether you have a preschooler or an older child, this change in routines can be a bit stressful for any family. There are things that you can do to help this transition go smoothly. Start by easing into the new routine about a week or […]

by Carrie Volenberg on 8/28/18

Lender Points: What Are They, and Should You Pay Them?

In the world of lending, one point is 1% of a loan amount. So, one point on a $150,000 loan would be $1,500. Points, in general, may be referred to as either discount points or loan origination points. You may have heard the term points used in a couple of different ways. One of them […]

by Dan Leeder on 8/22/18

Must-Do Shingle Maintenance to Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Just because your roof is out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. But so often, a home’s roof misses out on the attention it needs if for nothing more than the inconvenience the upkeep presents. The result of lacking maintenance is a roof that needs to be repaired or replaced before […]

by A&J Specialty Services on 8/14/18

3 Common Air Conditioner Problems in Madison

  One thing we all know well is that the typical “Dog Days” of summer usually coincide with the month of August. This can often make your house unusually hot and stuffy while forcing you to rely on your air conditioning unit for comfort throughout the season. Summer time in Madison is no time for […]

by Pharo Heating & Cooling on 8/6/18

4C Parent Involvement Tip – Scavenger Hunt on the Go!

Much of the time scavenger hunts are done at home, school or possibly for a special occasion like a birthday party. But have you ever considered using scavenger hunts while grocery shopping or riding in the car? A scavenger hunt is a search for a list of items. There is no need to actually collect […]

by Carrie Volenberg on 7/17/18

What you need to know about Wire Fraud

by Heather Mitchell on 7/10/18

The Contractor Questionnaire/Checklist Before you Start

There are many vital questions you need to ask before starting your next project.  Most of them pertain to the details of the remodeling plan.  But that means often you forget to ask about the details of process.  Here is a quick list to help you through the first week of your project.   What are […]

by Nick Siglinsky on 6/12/18