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Real Estate Agent - Cooper Spransy Realty
Here's an analysis of two of the more sought after, newer, high end neighborhoods in Dane County. Before I get to the numbers I want to give you a brief description of each of these neighborhoods. BLACKHAWK Blackhawk is situated on the far west side of Madison west of Pleasant View Rd, between Ol...
When faced with the difficult decision of letting your home go into foreclosure or to sell it as a short sale, short sale always wins. The main reason for this is how it affects your financial recovery after the home is either sold as a short sale, or sold as a foreclosure directly by the bank.  ...
I am currently hitting the pavement for one of my buyers previewing some homes.  Here is one I previewed this morning.  It's on the north east side of Lake Mendota in the Veith's Park neighborhood.  One of the amazing features of this home is the relaxing drive down a quiet wooded road to get to ...
Well duh, Joe, we all know we need more homes to sell in Madison, WI.  What's your point? The current market gives me an excellent opportunity to explain the main indicator on what defines a buyer's market vs a seller's market. This main indicator is called the absorption rate.  The absorption ra...
Hello all, I hope this message finds you well!  We are reaching the end of the summer months here, so I wanted to give you a snapshot of the market and how home sales and prices are doing in Dane County.  With the economic times we are in, many are curious as to how the market is doing.  As a who...
As a Realtor another question I get a lot, especially from people relocating here for work, is: "What are the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Madison?" Well Madison Magazine ran an article that does a great job at describing 8 of these great neighborhoods and why they are so sought after....
What's more Wisconsin than going to the Farmer's Market?  Fresh, local, delicious food that not only makes you feel good when you eat it, it makes you feel more like a Wisconsinite.  The atmosphere of the Saturday Morning Farmer's Market at the Capital Square is just one more reason it is great t...
This one went fast!!  Down market??After just 16 days on the market we had an accepted offer very close to the original list price!  This listing was a dream to market with it's immaculate condition and exhaustive list of updates. Here are some of the details of this beautiful ranch on a quiet st...

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