Husky Homes Blog - Blog Archive: February, 2023

Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership | MyKCM

No matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning a home that never change—like the personal benefits it can provide. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of attachment because of the comfort it gives and also because it’s a space that’s truly yours.

Over the last few years, we’ve fully embraced the meaning of our homes as we spent more time than ever in them. As a result, the emotional benefits our homes provide have become even more important to us.

As the most recent State of the American Homeowner from Unison puts it:

“. . . one thing has stayed the same: the home continues to be of the utmost importance and a place of security and comfort.

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Just in time for Valentine's and Galentine's Days, here are my suggestions for the perfect date night in Madison...

For the Girl's Night Out (aka Galentine's Day), I recommend the unique cocktails and killer vibe at Mint Mark. Then head to the square for an awesome dinner at the recently renovated Merchant and dessert (and more cocktails) at Lucille! Lucille late night brings in DJs for a great dance party to end the night!

 
For the Adventurers, check out the classic hole in the wall dive bar in Westmorland - Village Bar - try the Burger and don't forget the Fries. Next head to the West Side staple, Ultra Zone, for some lazer tag because "Why Not?" and end the night with drinks at the electric bar, Le Tigre Lounge off Midvale.

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Decluttering is not just about clearing your home of clutter. For many of us, decluttering can have a positive impact on mental health. A recent survey of homeowners showed that 44% of us experience ‘mess-stress’.

  1. Block out the time you need on your calendar.
  2. Clear off all flat surfaces- and keep them clean.
  3. Ask yourself what items you actually need- and ditch the rest. 
  4. Tackle one space at a time. 
  5. Make sure everything you own has a "home".
  6. Be smart with storage. 
  7. Keep a donation basket handy for unwanted items or clothes. 
  8. Do a 10 minute clean up every night. 
  9. Keep dishes out of the sink and run the dishwasher every night.
  10. Limit what you bring into the house. 

Remember minimizing, maximizes the size of your…

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Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring | MyKCM

Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to buy a home, here’s why it makes sense to move before the spring market picks up.

Spring Should Bring a Wave of Buyers to the Market

In most years, the housing market goes through predictable seasonal trends in activity. Winter is typically a quiet point in the year, while spring sees a surge of buyers begin their search. And experts project that this year will be no exception.

Right now, buyer demand is…

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Imagine being in a room with 10 strangers and spending a few minutes trying to learn as much as possible about them.  Now instead of dating a person, you are dating a house. This can be the feeling many buyers have going through an open house or individual showing. But instead of asking about your special someone's favorite food, music, or discussing their greatest fears, we go in a different direction.  Ask about the juicy details, such as the age of the furnace, air conditioner and water heater.  Twirl your mustache and see about the age of the roof, windows and siding.  The most important question is not dog or cat (better be dog) but in addition to price, what is the most important term to the sellers?

Everyone has standards for people in a…

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To say there is a lot that goes into being a real estate agent is an understatement. There are the obvious things that your typical agent will do which includes scheduling and attending showings, writing contracts and negotiating during inspections, but there are many other jobs that a great agent will do behind the scenes that keeps our team all very busy on a day-to-day basis.

Acting as a Real Estate Matchmaker is one of those hidden jobs and skills that our Husky Homes team works continuously to master. In the low inventory market that we have been stuck in for the past several years, we can’t just sit and wait for homes to come available on the market to write offers and get our clients under contract. In fact, it is quite the opposite. If we are…

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