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Parkwood Hills Home for Sale, Madison WI - 02/27/11 11:30 AM
Our new listing at 210 Acadia Drive in the popular Parkwood Hills Neighborhood on Madison's West Side comes with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in a quiet setting with very little drive through traffic. This video tour and this panoramic tour provide a great visual introduction to this home. This PDF document outlines this home's many fine features and recent improvements. 210 Acadia Drive is set on a gorgeous, landscaped lot with over 16,000 square feet. This home is superbly maintained, with Jasper Cedar siding and a cedar shake roof installed by Ganser Company 3 years ago.
Parkwood Hills is an established neighborhood. Acadia Drive is a quiet (1 comments)
Foreclosure Quick Search in 60 Madison Area Communities - 02/27/11 09:54 AM
We've received a lot of positive feedback for our Dane County foreclosure quick search tool, which allows users of our web site to quickly identify bank-owned and short sale properties in 13 Dane County communities. Dozens of people are now using our tool every day. We've just upgraded the tool so it now covers a total of 60 Madison area communities. Now you will find foreclosure quick searches for 47 smaller communities toward the bottom of our search page. Here's the full list of communities we've added to the tool: Albany, Albion, Arena, Baraboo, Barneveld, Beaver Dam, Belleville, Belmont, Black Earth, Blue (0 comments)
More Dane County foreclosures - mapped - 02/26/11 08:22 AM
In our last post we showed maps of Dane County foreclosure listings. Below are more screen shots from our map search tool, mapping foreclosure listings in Dane County and surrounding areas. Remember, to locate foreclosure listings yourself, all you need to do is select the foreclosures radio button at the top of the search page at www.SearchDaneCounty.com.
Here's a screen shot west of Madison. Mount Horeb, Barneveld, Dodgeville, Spring Green, Arena, Mazomanie and Sauk City all have multiple foreclosure listings.
Here's a view north of Madison. The Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo, Lodi, Portage and Poynette have a number of foreclosures.
Looking (0 comments)
Madison foreclosures mapped - 02/25/11 07:28 AM
Below are some screen shots from our map search tool, mapping local foreclosure listings in the Madison area. To locate foreclosure listings yourself, all you need to do is select the foreclosures radio button at the top of the search page at www.SearchDaneCounty.com.
Here's a screen shot of Madison west side foreclosure listings. There are relatively few listings on the near west side, but several dozen on the southwest side of Madison.
Here's a screen shot of Madison east side foreclosure listings. With the exception of the Isthmus/Williamson Street corridor, there are many foreclosures scattered throughout much of the (1 comments)
3 Dane County foreclosure search tools - 02/24/11 06:53 AM
We have 3 different foreclosure search tools on the property search menu at www.DaneCountyMarket.com: foreclosure quick search covering 13 Dane County communities, including single family, condo and multifamily real estate multifamily foreclosure search covering Dane County and South Central Wisconsin, a great tool for investors custom foreclosure search allowing you to specify your own unique search criteria and receive automatic foreclosure listing updates We'll be adding some additional foreclosure seach tools in the near future. Stay tuned. Dan Miller, Keller Williams Realty and www.DaneCountyMarket.com www.HowWeHelpYouSell.com www.HowWeHelpYouBuy.com www.OurRecentSales.com www.SearchDaneCounty.com (1 comments)
Dane County: foreclosure to housing start ratio - 02/23/11 07:06 AM
The Dane County foreclosure to housing start ratio tracks how foreclosures and housing starts are trending over time. As you'll see below, foreclosure and housing start volume have flip-flopped over the past decade.
When we look at the ratio of foreclosures to housing starts over time, this change is more apparent. In the year 2000, the ratio was .16. In other words there were roughly 6 Dane County housing starts for every Dane County foreclosure. In the year 2010, there were almost 3 Dane County foreclosures for every Dane County housing start.
A few things need to happen (1 comments)
Keller Williams Realty is growing in Madison, Wisconsin - 02/21/11 07:08 AM
Keller Williams Realty is growing in Madison in spite of the housing market. Earlier this month KW opened a new office at 1 N. Pinckney St in downtown Madison. As we've posted before, it's an exciting time to be in real estate. The market is full of challenges and the pace of change is incredibly fast, but there are many opportunities and rewards that come with working in this market. Dan Miller, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty and www.DaneCountyMarket.com www.HowWeHelpYouSell.com www.HowWeHelpYouBuy.com www.OurRecentSales.com www.SearchDaneCounty.com (4 comments)
January Dane County distressed property index remains above 31 percent - 02/20/11 10:55 AM
The Dane County Distressed Property Index weighed in at 31.1% in January, down slightly from December's reading of 31.6%, but up from the January 2010 reading of 24.2%. The index remains above 31% due to historically high foreclosure levels and relatively low home and condo sales. We expect the index to remain well above 25% for at least the next several months due to the trends we are seeing in the market right now. As an anecdote, our real estate team is working with many buyer clients right now, and roughly one-third of our clients are purchasing short sale and bank-owned listings.
If you are searching for distressed properties: We have two (0 comments)
Dane County housing starts lower in January - 02/19/11 07:58 AM
Dane County housing starts started the year off lower in January. A total of 31 Dane County housing starts were recorded in January, compared to 42 in January of 2010. January was the 8th month in the last 9 to register a year-over-year decrease in housing starts.
This graph shows Dane County housing starts for every January dating back to 1999. The only January to log a lower number of housing starts than this most recent January was January of 2009 (due to the stock market crash that occurred in the Fall of 2008).
We'll be keeping close tabs on housing starts in the (1 comments)
Dane County foreclosure of the week: Madison west side condo, price just reduced $57,000 - 02/18/11 06:26 AM
The price for this condo was just reduced by $57,000 on February 15th. This price reduction offers a great example of why it can be very beneficial to work with a Realtor as you search for your next home. One of the things your Realtor can do for you is send you automated emails that notify you of new listings and price reductions as soon as they are posted to the MLS. Many of the distressed properties in our market are priced very attractively, so the sooner you learn about these properties, the better. Many of them get snatched up quickly. Today's foreclosure (1 comments)
Dane County: The January median home and condo price increased by 4.8% - 02/16/11 06:08 AM
... but there's a catch. The median home price actually decreased by .7%. The median condo price decreased by 16.1%. So how could the combined home and condo price increase by 4.8% when the individual home and condo prices both decreased? Our January home and condo report at DaneCountyMarket.com explains why. And here's a quick explanation. Last January 32% of all sales were condo purchases. This January only 19% of the sales went toward condos. Keep in mind the average home price is much higher than the average condo price. Because a greater percentage of sales went toward homes in January of 2011, this drove up the median (0 comments)
Preview of January Dane County home and condo sales - 02/14/11 07:24 AM
Here's our preview of January Dane County home and condo sales from a historical perspective. Our full January home and condo report will be released tomorrow. The 179 Dane County home sales recorded in January were 33% higher than the 135 homes sold in January of 2010. This past January also had more home sales than the Januarys in 2008 and 2009, as well as the Januarys from 4 different years in the 1990s. From a historical standpoint, January home sales ranked much better than home sales from the month of December. December home sales were higher than only one other December dating back to 1991.
Click here for more information and photos Listed by Shawn Kriewaldt of Keller Williams Madison 212.5743 $675,000 2249 Glen Oaks, Sun Prairie, WI 53527 5 Beds, 5 Baths MLS 1606491 Shawn Kriewaldt 212.5743 Gorgeous custom built 5 BR/7 BA home with UNBELIEVABLE pool deck overlooking Holes 5 & 16 of The Oaks Golf Course. Slide, hot tub, fire pit and screened in porch complete the fantastic back yard. Beautiful kitchen w/ Maple flr and Cherry cabinetry. ML Master BR has jetted tub & shower and his/her sinks & walk-in closets. Upper level bedrooms all have their own bathrooms! LL has walkout, (3 comments)
Click here for more information and photos Listed by Shawn Kriewaldt of Keller Williams Madison 212.5743 $184,900 1009 Chieftain Lookout, Madison, WI 53711 3 Beds, 1 Baths MLS 1610436 Shawn Kriewaldt 212.5743 TREMENDOUS VALUE IN THIS CLASSIC 3 BEDROOM RANCH HOME! Features sunlit living rm w/ large picture window & solid oak flooring. Bright, freshly painted kit w/ eat-in dining. 3 bedrms w/ ample storage & oak hardwoods. Main lev full BA. Lower lev includes family rm, bonus rm & plenty of storage. Private, peaceful, green setting. Quiet, mature neighborhood. Ultra-convenient west-side locale. Just a short drive to downtown Madison & (3 comments)
210 Acadia Drive, Parkwood Hills Home for Sale, Madison, WI, 53717 - 02/10/11 07:56 AM
Click here for more information and photos Listed by Dan Miller of Keller Williams Madison 852.7071 $360,000 210 Acadia, Madison, WI 53717 3 Beds, 3 Baths MLS 1615375 Dan Miller 852.7071 Parkwood Hills Madison West! Walk to all 3 schools and the neighborhood pool! Beautiful 3 BR/2.5 BA home in popular Parkwood Hills on Madison's West Side. Features living room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and birdseye maple flooring. Eat-in Kitchen with oak hardwoods, custom cabinetry and gorgeous back yard view. Formal dining room with oak hardwoods. First floor office leading to 3-season porch and back yard patio. Includes a large master suite (3 comments)
Dane County short sale of the week - Middleton 4 BR home - 02/10/11 07:12 AM
The Dane County distressed property index is at an all-time high. Short sale and bank-owned properties are a fact of life in the Dane County real estate market. Today's property is a 4 BR/2.5 BA home in Middleton located at 6832 Springton Drive. As of this post this property is offered by Michael Roessler from Century 21 Affiliated for a price of $449,900. This home is 4 years old. It features granite counter tops, cherry cabinets, wood floors, stainless steel appliances, and vaulted ceilings. For more information, contact the listing agent, Michael Roessler, at 608-212-2006. Don't forget: You can perform your own bank-owned and short sale property searches by using our foreclosure quick search tool or (0 comments)
Dane County foreclosures down slightly in January - 02/09/11 10:36 PM
Dane County foreclosures decreased slightly in January. A total of 124 Dane County foreclosures were filed in January, a decrease of 2.4% from the 127 foreclosures filed in January of 2010. The graph below shows monthly foreclosure filings dating back to January of 2005.
Foreclosures remain high by historical standards. This graph shows the number of Dane County foreclosures filed in every January dating back to 2004. The 124 foreclosures filed in January of 2011 were up by 188% from the 43 foreclosures filed in January of 2004.
For our full Dane County foreclosure report, please see the economic trends page at DaneCountyMarket.com . Our report also has information on foreclosure filings for the (0 comments)
Cash buyers a seller's best friend? - 02/09/11 07:49 AM
The blog Calculated Risk reports a large increase in the percentage of cash buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, 28% of the transactions in 2010 were all cash transactions. We don't think the percentage is that high in our market, but we definitely concur that there are more cash buyers in our market right now than there were two years ago. Our real estate team is working with several cash buyers right now. A cash buyer can be a seller's best friend, especially for the seller who owns a condo. On the other hand cash buyers as a group tend (1 comments)
Parkwood Hills features 3 local parks. Owen Conservation Park, offers plenty of hiking and cross-country skiing opportunities set in 93 acres of prairie and oak savanna. This park also offers some fantastic views of Madison's west side. Nearby Garner Park, on Rosa Rd and Mineral Point Rd, offers fantastic views, Opera in the Park and an ice-skating rink in the winter. Everglade Park offers a smaller setting just off of (0 comments)
Dane County home sales rising - 02/06/11 09:25 AM
We'll be releasing our Dane County January homes sales report in the next few days. The report will show sales of single family homes (not condos) increased on a year-over-year basis for the second month in a row. In fact Dane County home sales in January of 2011 were higher than the sales totals from the 3 previous Januarys. It is still very much a buyer's market, but we're seeing real signs that the market is moving in a more balanced direction. Dan Miller, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty and www.DaneCountyMarket.com www.HowWeHelpYouSell.com www.HowWeHelpYouBuy.com www.OurRecentSales.com www.SearchDaneCounty.com (2 comments)
Dane County multifamily foreclosures for sale - 02/05/11 09:07 AM
We've been enhancing our MadisonIncomeProperties.com web site with new multifamily real estate investment reports and tools. We've just added a new multifamily foreclosure search tool to our home page and property search menu. Now, at the click of a button, you can quickly identify the multifamily bank-owned and short sale properties for sale in Madison, Dane County and South Central Wisconsin. As of this post there are 54 properties in the list. Dan Miller, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty and www.DaneCountyMarket.com and www.MadisonIncomeProperties.com (0 comments)
Interest rates remain at very low levels by historical standards - 02/04/11 06:48 AM
According to a recent Freddie Mac mortgage market survey, the average commitment rate for a 30 year fixed rate loan in the month of January was 4.76%. The graph below shows the average commitment rates for the month of January versus every year dating back to 1992. As you'll see, interest rates were the lowest they've ever been in 2010, when the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate loan was 4.69%.
Current rates are extremely attractive by historical standards. Even so, the Mortgage Bankers Association expects the rate for 30 year fixed rate mortgages to rise to 5.3% in 2011 and (2 comments)
The story for Dane County condos is very similar, with sales for condos priced from $100,000 to $224,999 well below the levels from the year before.
Hundreds of new home and condo listings will be entering the market in the next several weeks. Some of these listings will sell, while others will. Pricing will be an important factor in every successful sale, even for (0 comments)
Dane County short sale of the week - McFarland duplex - 02/01/11 06:54 AM
Bank-owned and short sale properties will be a big theme in 2010. We'll be highlighting different bank-owned and short sale properties throughout the year. Today's property is a duplex in McFarland located at 5157-5159 Great Gray Drive. As of this post this property is offered by Jason Geiger from the Geiger Real Estate Group for a price of $299,900. This duplex is four years old. Each side comes with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage. One side rents for $1,125 per month, the other for $1,450 per month. For more information you can call the listing agent Jason Geiger at 608-576-1068. We'll be highlighting other Dane County bank-owned (2 comments)
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