October 2022 Market Update
Prices continue to outpace 2021. The average sale price in Dane County stands at $470,201 compared to $411,897 in October 2021 – up 14.15%. For all sales reported to the SCWMLS (excluding Dane County), the average sale price is up 5.61% standing at $280,410 compared to $265,513 October of last year. Want to learn more? […]
September 2022 Market Update
Prices continue to outpace 2021. The average sale price in Dane County stands at $468,670 compared to $410,842 in September 2021 – up 14.08%. For all sales reported to the SCWMLS (excluding Dane County), the average sale price is up 12.54% standing at $287,602 compared to $255,566 September of last year. Want to learn more? […]
Top 3 Causes of Home Fires and How to Stay Safe
As the temperatures drop outside, the potential for fires increase inside. An average of seven people die in U.S. home fires every day, according to statistics by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). In the NFPA’s most recent report on Home Structure Fires, general causes, including cooking and home heating, account for 84 percent of these incidents. While […]
Credit Score Differences Explained
Baby’s First Holiday Season!
Babies add so much joy to the holidays! However, baby’s first holiday can also add stress for the parents. Here are some things to keep in mind so everyone can enjoy this special time together: • Beware of over-stimulation. Lots of new faces, noise, and being passed around from person to person can upset your […]
What is the Cost of a Radon Mitigation System?
As a radon mitigation company, this is of course a question we receive everyday. As a general rule, radon mitigation systems range from around $800 to $1,200. However, in some select instances, the cost of a radon mitigation system could be even more. The important concept to take away from the aforementioned cost average is […]
It’s Time for Winter Energy Saving Tips!
Winter is typically a time where we hole ourselves inside our homes and hope for a fast winter and quick arrival of spring. Often, we struggle with our home heating and energy bills. Costs rise and usage is up and the only silver lining is that we’re not spending money keeping ourselves busy on the weekends, […]
Tips for Added Value: Interior
Many home sellers often overlook easy and relatively inexpensive fixes and upgrades that not only increase visual appeal but may also add real value to a home’s selling price. While major remodeling is costly and may not address the needs and tastes of prospective buyers, these repairs and maintenance suggestions have universal appeal and may […]
National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention month and there is information available that can help parents learn to recognize possible signs of bullying. There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying. […]
Buyer Beware: After-Storm Contractor Scams
If Mother Nature didn’t do ample damage with heavy rains, lightning, and hail, get ready to weather another storm in the way of contractor scams. As if there wasn’t enough to deal with in terms of flooding, downed trees, torn-off shingles, and cracked siding, now you have to put your trust (and money!) in the […]
Noises in your HVAC system
Is your house making noises when your heating or cooling (HVAC) system is running? Are you hearing popping, banging, rattling, or squealing noises? Use this guide to help you identify those noises in your HVAC system so you can better understand where they are coming from and what can possibly be done to remedy them. […]
Confused about Mortgage Interest? Here’s How It Works
Many first-time home buyers are confused about the way mortgage interest works; in fact, it’s fairly easy to understand once you think about it. As you know, any type of loan—whether it’s a mortgage or a car loan—requires you to pay interest to your lender for the use of this money while you’re paying it […]