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Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer This Spring

Though there are more homes for sale now than there were at this time last year, there’s still an undersupply with fewer houses available than in more normal, pre-pandemic years. The Monthly Housing Market Trends Report from puts it this way: 

“While the number of homes for sale is increasing, it is still 43.2% lower than it was before the pandemic in 2017 to 2019. This means that there are still fewer homes available to buy on a typical day than there were a few years ago.”

The current housing shortage has an impact on how you search for a home this spring. With limited options on the market, buyers who consider what’s a necessity versus what’s a nice-to-have will be more…

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Coach_A_LittleEvery spring the snow melts, the ground turns to quicksand and kids long for school to be out. My son is wrapping up fifth grade and is about to start his third sports season with baseball.  I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to coach his pee wee baseball team for the second year. He had different coaches for basketball and football and I cannot thank them enough for providing structure and inspiration to the youth they lead. 

These programs cannot happen, regardless of community size, without volunteer coaches stepping up. You didn't have to be the best player or have the most experience, you just need to care. Whether it is coaching sports, music, performing arts or volunteering in some capacity, every organization is in need. Three hours a week…

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Spring is Coming!

Here are 3 easy ways to make your home feel like spring this season!

1. Crack open the windows! Nothing screams spring like fresh air. This is also a great time to wash your windows and your curtains! (Have you gotten your copy of my Homeowner Checklist? Drop your contact info and I can send you this month's list of monthly tasks to maintain your home!)

2. Swap linens. Exchange your heavier, winter fabrics for light colored cotton. Throw pillows, throw blankets, hand towels, and your sheets are all great places to do this!

3. Purchase a fresh bouquet of flowers from a local florist, here are some great recommendations:

Daffodil Parker was my wedding florist and I'm obsessed. Modern blooms in unique arrangements that…

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  1. Child Proof Outlets
    • Every year, more than 2,400 children in the United States are treated in emergency rooms due to electrical shocks and burns from tampering with electrical outlets. Installing child proof outlets, also called tamper resistant receptacles, provides an inexpensive, simple, and permanent solution for these accidents.
  2. Rounded Corners 
    • Make sure to ask your builder to round all your corners. Rounded corners are a must for small children- they help prevent any accidents. Rounded corners are often seen as being more aesthetically pleasing than square corners too. They can give a room a softer, more inviting look and feel.
  3. Cabinets to the Ceiling
    • Take your cabinets to the ceiling for extra space to store…

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The snow is melting here in Madison, the sun is sneaking through the gray clouds, and inventory is slowly starting to tick up – finally! It is March, after all, and I know I speak for many when I say that we really need more homes for sale due to the volume of prospective buyers currently out there. For locations where active inventory is low, which is most towns in the greater Madison area, competition has already been fierce to start the year. An exception to this is the neighborhoods where there is active development and high inventory in that same neighborhood or close by for new construction.

The supply levels of homes active on the market, paired with buyer demand, will always determine the price of a home – what a buyer is willing to pay. A home…

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Why is staging your home so important you ask? 

A recent survey from the IAHSP shows that staging a home helps it sell 3- 30 times faster than its non staged competition. Furthermore staging can help increase the sale price by up to 20% on average. 

I currently have a seller who has a beautiful home that will sell quickly. They were just lacking the vision on staging. So they brought us in for a consultation. At our listing appointment we gave them simple advice about what colors to paint the walls, what objects to move out of the home and which ones to keep in the home so we can utilize what they already have. We then made a list of what we are bringing back to stage the home. 

Sellers that chose not to stage the IAHSP survey also shows that…

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verona schools & surrounding neighborhoods

As we enter the Spring Real Estate Market here in Dane County, many families start looking into different school districts during this time of year as they sort out their education options for next year. Since I live in Verona, and my children attend Verona Schools, I wanted to share a little bit about what the Verona Area School District (VASD) has to offer children & families. My wife, Rebekah, works for the school district, so I try to have a good pulse on the happenings in our school district and I pay extremely close attention to what's going on in the real estate market here.  One of the most important tools you can use to understand elementary and middle school boundaries in Verona is the…

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One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home

One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home | MyKCM

One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac:

“Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial stability.”

With spring approaching, now’s a great time to consider if buying a home makes sense for you. The best way to figure that out is to talk with a trusted real estate professional.

The Largest Part of Most Homeowners’ Net Worth Is Their Equity

You may be surprised to learn just how much of a homeowner’s net worth actually comes from owning their home. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) shares:

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An Expert Makes All the Difference When You Sell Your House

An Expert Makes All the Difference When You Sell Your House | MyKCM

If you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to work with someone who understands how the market is changing and what it means for you. Here are five reasons working with a professional can ensure you’ll get the most out of your sale.

1. They’re Experts on Market Trends

With today’s housing market defined by change, it’s critical to work with someone who knows the latest information and how it impacts your goals. An expert real estate advisor knows about national trends and your local area too. More importantly, they’ll give insight to what all of this means for you, so they’ll be able to help you make a decision based on trustworthy, data-bound information.

2. A…

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