Moving Madison Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - The Property Shoppe Team LLC
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.
When someone is moving into their own home for the first time, they may not realize all of the new issues that they will have to deal with that were not a part of their life prior to owning a home. Shopping for insurance. Home insurance is one of the first things they will need to deal with, as ...
A press release issued by Kim Straka, Publication Relations Chair, for Cottage Grove Kid's Park Committee on May 24th,  requesting volunteers and fundraising contributions for The Cottage Grove Kid's Park. If you are interested in supporting this event, by volunteering or financial support, see ...
Kick off The Summer With Food, Fun & Music in the Heart of Madison THE WORLD’S LARGEST BRAT FEST will be held this Memorial Weekend May 27-30, 2011 in the heart of Madison WI on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison WI 53713  Friday: 10 AM – 9 PMSatur...
Buyers want to make sure they get a ‘good deal’ when they purchase something, and buying real estate is no different. That is why many decide to buy a distressed property (a foreclosure or a short sale). The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported foreclosures, on average, sell at a 22% ...
Bargain prices on housing combined with low interest rates below 5 percent may bring the real estate market its busiest spring season in years, economists say. Distressed sales continue to put downward pressure on home prices, which may lure more buyers off the fence and ready to snag a deal dur...
 Home inspections will vary depending on the type of property you are purchasing. A large historic home, for example, will require a more specialized inspection than a small condominium. However, the following are the basic elements that a home inspector will check. You can also use this list to ...
 You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:...
Stamp Out Hunger — the nation’s largest one-day food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) with the help of rural letter carriers, other Postal employees and numerous volunteers— annually collects non-perishable food to help more than 35 million people, including 12 million...
Remodeling kitchen trends are creating stylish kitchens with cleaner lines, built-in dining, and pops of color, according to a recent article in RISMedia. Here are some recent trends in kitchens across the country.1. Built-in dining areas. Eat-in kitchens are in high demand as more remodelers ar...
The Waterloo Farmer’s Market 2011 season will begin on May 19 with a special  family fun event "Welcome Summer" from 3-7pm in the Firemen's Park. The first 10 customers to arrive at the farmer’s market wearing Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops will receive a free canvas bag featuring the farmer’s m...

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