Kara Thomas's (karathomas) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty
As my idol in St. Paul likes to say, the following statistics are from our Southwestern Wisconsin MLS and are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If you'd like to receive these monthly stats for your community or neighborhood, shoot me an email and I'll put you on my list! Mt. Horeb 8 homes sold ...
In case you missed the article in last week's Mt. Horeb Mail, you can click here to read!  Realtors speak out about local housing market.
I was hoping that HGTV had disspelled the myth that the smell of freshly baked cookies or the right scented candle was the key to a successful showing or open house.  Unfortunately, there are still some people stuck in that mode.  There are really only TWO things within a sellers control for a  p...
The Wisconsin State Journal published an article yesterday (Tuesday, August 12) about the impact gas prices have had on Suburban Home prices.  I still stand by my original post. Here's the link: http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/300210 Make sure to read the feedback forum that follows the art...
A couple weeks back, the Capital Times published an article called "Bust Times for the 'Burbs" about how gas prices were causing people to buy closer to metropolitan areas to avoid commute times.My first inclination was to completely agree that this may be true, especially when I look at the grea...
Have you heard about the newly enacted legislation crediting first time home buyers $7500 on their taxes?? Read more about it here! http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/ There are some income limits ($95,000 for individuals, $170,000 for couples), but in general there doesn't seem like a lot of...
Mt. Horeb has flown under the radar as a great place to live for years, but now it's official.  Madison Magazine rated it the #1 Madison suburb.  The magazine looked at things such as population, crime rate, property taxes, housing, appreciation, culture, schools and government services. If someo...
Always trying to increase traffic at open houses, a few Realtors and I decided to band together and hold open houses at the same time on the same Sunday.  Today there are five open houses in Vista Ridge subdivision in Mt. Horeb  at the following addresses (MLS numbers are listed for you to search...
Few Mt. Horeb Neighborhoods and Median Sale Prices All statistics from Southwestern Wisconsin MLS.  Deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Valley View Heights: $304,000 Hickory Hills:  $314,900 (only one home sold) Sutter Prairie Ridge:  $282,500 (all but one were brand new homes) North Cape Commons...
I showed many homes this weekend and here's a taste of what we experienced: A Five year old home that felt 30 and smelled like cat. A lawn so overgrown with dandelions, the work involved to get it under control was overwhelming. A home that still had Christmas decorations up (actually I was in on...

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