monroe wisconsin: Things to do around Monroe, WI - 07/28/10 11:50 AM
~ Take a tour of the old world at the annual Amish Quilt Auction. Bid on hundreds of handmade quilts, Amish made furniture, collectibles, and even horse implements. Bake sale and hand made ice cream made with a diesel engine featured. The auction is on Saturday at the Amish Schoolhouse - corner of Hwy. 104 and Atkinson Rd.
~ Turn your trip to the auction into an adventure. Bicycle there by joining the ride sponsored by Bombay Bicycle Club, and the Earth Rider van will bring your purchases back for you. Meet at Earth Rider in Brodhead at 8:00am for … (2 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Monroe Arts Center Photography Contest - 07/27/10 06:58 AM
Local shutterbugs, it is time once again for the annual Monroe Arts Center Photography Contest and Exhibit.
Everyone is welcome to enter, and there are two classifications this year, Junior (under 18) and Adult. This year’s contest and exhibit will feature three categories, which are Landscape, Portraits, and Unclassified.
Participants may enter no more than two categories and a total of two photographs. All photographs must have been taken after January 1, 2009. They must be a minimum of 8 x 10, a maximum of 16 x 20, and must be framed and suitable for hanging in MAC’s Frehner … (0 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Get the facts on real estate rumors - 07/27/10 06:56 AM
There have been a couple email rumors going around regarding new federal legislation and the potential consequences for home owners. We thought it would be helpful to address these issues on our blog today. Rumor: The new federal health care bill requires an additional 4% transfer tax on homes sold. Fact: The new federal health care bill has a 3.8% Medicare tax for some high-income households with net investment income. Starting in 2013, this tax applies only home households with adjusted gross incomes of over $250,000 and would only be charged on home-sale proceeds that exceed the capital gains exclusion of … (1 comments)

monroe wisconsin: History changes hands - 07/27/10 06:55 AM
Congratulations on becoming the newest owner of a building in Monroe's Historic Downtown, Faustino!
Marc, congratulations on selling your building, and best of luck with your next endeavor!
It was great to work with both of you. Whether you are hoping to sell something like Marc or are looking to purchase just the right property like Faustino, give Brenda or Luis a call or check out our website to send us a message. We are here to help with all of your real estate needs in the Green County area. … (1 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Commercial Building in Monroe, WI - 07/27/10 06:53 AM
This week's featured property is a commercial building in Monroe, Wisconsin. Here is your chance to own a piece of Monroe’s history dating back to circa 1865.
The historic Lanz Building is a rare property with over 14,000 square feet on 3 levels located on corner lot in Downtown Monroe. This location is ideal for your business or non-profit, a well traveled corner between Turner Hall and the Square. There is newer electrical, 16” solid masonry walls, exposed brick walls, 11’ ceilings on main floor and 9’ ceilings in basement. The building is loading dock capable, and there is underground … (1 comments)

monroe wisconsin: First time home buyers are so much fun! - 07/27/10 06:48 AM
Congratulations on your first home, Cori! We hope that you will spend many happy years there.
If you dream of a photo of standing in front of your first home in the Monroe, WI area, give Brenda or Luis a call or check out our website to send us a message. We will be happy to work with you to help you find just the right home, whether it is your first home or if you are upsizing or downsizing. … (0 comments)

monroe wisconsin: 5+ bedroom colonial in Monroe, WI - 07/27/10 03:27 AM
This week's featured property is a Cape Cod home in Monroe.

This adorable Cape Cod in excellent condition is waiting for you!
Clean and bright, this home has 4 bedrooms with gable nooks, 1.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, dining room and a spacious living room.
The newer roof, Energy Star furnace, central air, water heater and some newer windows means all you need to do is bring in your furniture and start living. Great location by hospital, a garage and a nice yard to boot. Home warranty included for your peace of mind.
Don't … (1 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Newly listed: 3 bedroom bungalow in Monroe, WI - 06/07/10 12:41 PM
This week's featured property is a three bedroom bungalow in Monroe.
Traditional home with all the updates! If you love the grace and charm of an older home, but worry about updating one, look no further. This 3 bedroom home has the gorgeous woodwork and details of yesteryear, but everything has been updated or redone in the last ten years: roof, Energy Star furnace, high efficiency central air, vinyl siding, energy efficient windows & more.
You'll have plenty of room for your family in the 1800+ square foot home. The eat in kitchen transitions to a light-filled sunroom, perfect … (3 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Concerts on the Square begin in Monroe, WI - 06/07/10 12:38 PM
The Monroe Concerts on the Square start this week. The Thursday evening concert series will happen every other week all summer long.
The concerts kick off this week with a performance by Beth Kille. Beth has treated Monroe to some great concerts in the past as part of Clear Blue Betty. She gives a great concert with a combination of rock, country, folk and blues.
The concerts start at 6:30 pm. Bring your chair and pack a picnic supper. You can also order a boxed supper from some of Downtown Restaurants.
Come on Downtown for a great evening … (1 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Congratulations!! - 05/27/10 04:06 PM
Congratulations to Luis and Teresa along with their adorable boys! We hope that you all enjoy your new home and that great big backyard!
Do you dream of a photo standing outside of your first home too?  Call Brenda or Luis Carus today, and we will be happy to help you through the home buying process just like Luis and Teresa!  608-214-5796

monroe wisconsin: Wordlesses Wednesday on a Thursday: All a Glow - 05/27/10 04:19 AM

Photographed at the Green County, Wisconsin Fairgrounds in June 2007 at the annual hot air balloon rally in Monroe, Wisconsin.  The Monroe Balloon Rally celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year!  Join the Monroe Balloon Rally Facebook Fan Page for all the details on this homegrown event.  All rights are reserved.

monroe wisconsin: Things to do around Monroe, WI this Memorial Day Weekend - 05/27/10 04:05 AM
Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us. Where has the time gone this year? If you don't have plans yet for the weekend, here are a few options for you:
~ Sky Vu Drive-In is open! Shrek: 4 Ever After and Iron Man 2 are playing this weekend starting at approximately 8:45 pm. This year marks 56 years of continual operation for the local drive in theater.
~ There is a 3-D archery shoot at SLICE this weekend. The qualifying shoots start on Thursday evening, and the final is on Sunday. Call Boog at 817-243-9244 for more information; all … (1 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Great Cape Cod in Monroe, WI - 05/24/10 11:04 AM

monroe wisconsin: Primitive Soul Art Studio enrolling for summer classes - 05/24/10 11:02 AM
Primitive Soul Art Studio has a couple new classes in the offering for this summer. We've always been very happy with any class our children have taken from Primitive Soul, and we certainly recommend giving this studio a try if you have not before.
Art Exchange
We will be making artist trading cards, creative journal exchange as well as other mixed media art to share. Dates: Tuesdays June 22nd – August 3rd (6 classes- No class July 13th) Time: 6pm - 815pm Who: Girls entering 8th to 12th grade Cost: $ 85.00
Oh, the Stories We Tell

monroe wisconsin: The Active Rain Realtor Nationwide Survey about Wisconsin - 05/24/10 05:43 AM
All real estate is local, and things in our state are certainly not the same as out in the coasts and some markets where real estate took a drastic hit. 
Prices did drop in Wisconsin, especially in the major metropolitan areas like Milwaukee, Racine and Madison.  However, many of the smaller communities and rural areas faired much better in the housing storm.
Here in the Green County, Wisconsin area, we have been showing some great signs of recovery.  Higher end homes took about a 20% price drop, and starter home dropped more like 10%.  This was certainly not an area where … (0 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Things to Do Around Monroe WI this weekend - 05/21/10 10:19 AM
Have you figured out your weekend plans yet?
~ Pure Wood Art in Albany is opening a new show on Saturday from 3 until 9 pm. The reception will feature food and drink, and the new exhibit will feature mixed media, abstract watercolor and more.
~ Spring Fling! Monticello is celebrating their annual Spring Fling this weekend. Events start on Friday and run through Sunday. Come for music, foods, arts demonstrations and art fair, softball and mud volleyball tournaments, pig roast, car show and more.
~ Monroe celebrates A Square Affair, a grand opening finally of the newly … (0 comments)

monroe wisconsin: "All the world's a stage" - 05/17/10 04:49 AM
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
Another season of the the Shakespeare Project has wrapped up locally here in Monroe, and it is time for the youth to do their annual performance.
The words of the Bard will resonate through the Monroe Arts Center tomorrow evening as the youth from the project perform acts from many of the timeless classics. The performances start at 6:30 pm. As in past years, admission is a free will donation to Shakespeare on the Edge. Shakespeare … (2 comments)

monroe wisconsin: April 2010 Market Report for Green County, WI - 05/14/10 07:05 AM
We knew that April was shaping up to be a great month for single family home sales here in Green County, but it ended up exceeding our expectations, to be honest!
Regarding the number of single family homes that sold in Green County in April of 2010: 50 homes sold in April of 2010,The homes were on the market for an average of 116 days, The average sale price was $131,080, The median sale price was $120,650, The highest priced property sold was $302,500, The lowest priced property sold was $5,500.
Let's compare with April of 2009: 18 homes … (3 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Baumgartner's in Monroe - 05/14/10 07:04 AM
We've talked about Baumgartner's on this blog before, so imagine how tickled we were to see Chris Soukup and Baumgartner's featured in an interview on the Madison news recently.

If you are new to the area or just visiting, stop in for a sandwich, a beverage or some cheese. Baumgartner's is a staple on the west side of Monroe's Downtown Square for good reason. Now, I have not tried the Limburger sandwich yet, but I can say that the roast beef is excellent. Someday I'll make my grandpa proud and give the Limburger and onions a try... … (0 comments)

monroe wisconsin: Property of the week - 05/14/10 07:03 AM

Time to move on up? Here is the perfect home for a growing family. Expand your living space with the finished lower level family room and wet bar or move outdoors to enjoy the 24x18' cement patio with 6' privacy fence and the yard. This 3 bedroom ranch has had updates to kitchen and bathroom, plus the Energy Star furnace, air conditioner and water heater are all just 5 years old. Come take a look today! … (1 comments)

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Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate

Address: 910 17th Ave, Monroe, WI, 53566

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