Husky Homes Blog - Blog Archive: August, 2023

Building equity in your home is important for increasing its value over time. Here are ten improvements you can consider to help build equity:

  1. Kitchen Renovation: Upgrading your kitchen can significantly increase your home's value. Focus on modern appliances, quality countertops, and stylish cabinetry.
  2. Bathroom Remodel: Renovating bathrooms, especially the master bath, can offer a good return on investment. Consider adding updated fixtures, tiling, and improving overall aesthetics.

  3. Curb Appeal: First impressions matter. Enhance your home's exterior by improving landscaping, adding a fresh coat of paint, and maintaining the overall appearance.

  4. Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Install energy-efficient windows, insulation, and…

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How To Know If You’re Ready to Buy a Home

If you’re trying to decide if you’re ready to buy a home, there’s probably a lot on your mind. You’re thinking about your finances, today’s mortgage rates and home prices, the limited supply of homes for sale, and more. And, you’re juggling how all of those things will impact the choice you’ll make.

While housing market conditions are definitely a factor in your decision, your own life and your finances may be even more important. As an article from NerdWallet says:

“Housing market trends give important context. But whether this is a good time to buy a house also depends on your financial situation, life goals and readiness to become a homeowner.”

Instead of trying to time the market, it may help…

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Pricing Your House Right Still Matters Today

While this isn’t the frenzied market we saw during the ‘unicorn’ years, homes that are priced right are still selling quickly and seeing multiple offers right now. That’s because the number of homes for sale is still so low. Data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows 76% of homes sold within a month and the average saw 3.5 offers in June.

To set yourself up to see advantages like these, you need to rely on an agent. Only an agent has the expertise needed to find the right asking price for your house. Here’s what’s at stake if that price isn’t accurate for today’s market value.

The price you set for your house sends a message to potential buyers.

Price it too low and you might…

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BerriesThe phrase “Dog Days of Summer” comes from the Romans who were tracking the rise of the star Sirius at dawn. It was also the hottest portion of summer and seemingly most unbearable. History lesson aside, there is an ironic silver lining. Sirius is the brightest star besides the Sun in our solar system. Sirius is there at our hottest moments shining bright and leading the way throughout the day. 
This star represents the entrepreneurs in our communities who are grinding and growing everyday despite the conditions. In addition to preparing for the fall, school starting, ending of vacation season and the pending white fluffiness, these pillars of the community are adding new ideas to their business. Here is an example of a local company following the lead of…

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Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the highly anticipated charity event, "Handbags for Homes," held to support the RASCW Housing Foundation at the Garver Feed Mill. As soon as I stepped into the venue, I could feel the excitement in the air, knowing that the night would be both luxurious and meaningful.

The RASCW Housing Foundation is an organization that has been making a significant impact on the lives of South Central Wisconsin families for over three decades. By providing down payment assistance, they have been helping families achieve the dream of homeownership and fostering stability in the community.

The event was everything I hoped for - a formal reception that exuded elegance and sophistication. The venue was beautifully…

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One of the biggest trends that we see in home buying has nothing to do with buying a home for your own needs. Rather, it is all about finding a home that fits the lifestyle for you and…. your dog(s)! The Husky Homes team is obviously no stranger to pet-friendly accommodations, and we especially love helping hopeful homebuyers find the properties that our canine friends will love for years to come.

Features that we hear time and time again that are important to dog owners have everything to do with the layout and space of the home and yard. When Fluffy needs to go outside, is there easy access to the backyard with an exterior door and level lot, or does the dog have to go out the door, down the deck, and across the stone patio to finally get onto…

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Elphie's Favorite Local Spots!

Your Dog Friendly Summer Guide

Elphie loves a good local road trip. Hop in the car, get the windows down and sniff, sniff, sniff. Madison has exploded with dog-friendly restaurants and shops in the past ten years. I remember when I moved back from New York and was shocked that I couldn't take my dog everywhere - even the city parks didn't allow dogs! Thankfully, much has changed, and here are some our favorite destinations:

In their great new spot on W. Main St. in downtown Stoughton, The Crazy Dog Mom has the cutest toys, treats and apparel for all the dog moms and dads. Owner Amanda curates and creates the products and also puts on the sweetest events - such as the upcoming Friendship Day Brunch on…

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