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2009 

It's beginning to look like the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers will be extended, AND the tax credit may be enhanced to include individuals who sell a home to buy another. This article provides more details.   Speaking of buying, two local home buyer seminars are on the calendar for ...
10/29/2009
We're excited to be holding a free real estate investment workshop at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 17th at Bishops Bay Country Club. The atmosphere will be very casual, and appetizers and refreshments will be provided. There's no need to worry about any heavy pressure or sales spin. That's not wh...
10/28/2009
We have a client who just closed on his condo last week. Several weeks ago he determined this property would fit his needs, and he asked us to represent him during the negotiation process. One of his main goals was to purchase the condo at a very good price. We started by researching the condo ma...
10/27/2009
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As we approach the month of November, the weather becomes colder - and the real estate market does, too. It may sound counter-intuitive, but the next few months offer an excellent opportunity to buy real estate.  And for a few reasons: #1: Although inventory is lower now than it is in the Spring ...
10/25/2009
This web site - DaneCountyShortSales.com - has a list of useful resources. It also includes basic information about the short sale process, as well as information on how we've structured our real estate team to assist our short sale clients. You won't find any heavy spin on the site. We've done o...
10/20/2009
Approximately 24% of the home and condo sales in Dane County are related to foreclosure. This is according to a new measure - the distressed property index - that we've developed along with Peter Zarov from Homestead Title. The graph below shows how the index has grown by almost 5 times since Jan...
10/18/2009
Dane County home sales rose on a year-over-year basis for the third straight month. Home sales last month increased by 19% from last September. Meanwhile Dane County condo sales rose for the first month since October of 2007. Condo sales last month were up 33% from the number of condos sold in Se...
10/14/2009
We pay a lot of attention to the Dane County real estate market. When we take a look at the data for other surrounding counties it becomes abundantly clear how good the Dane County market is compared to other local markets. Take a look at this graph, which shows the single family home months of i...
10/12/2009
Dane County foreclosures jumped from 101 in September of 2008 to 184 last month - an increase of 82%. The 184 foreclosures last month set a new record for Dane County. Here's how foreclosures have been trending since January of 2005. You'll find our full report on the economic trends page at Dane...
10/08/2009
Dane County housing starts totaled 48 in September, down by more than 22% from the 62 housing starts in September of 2008. The chart below shows how monthly housing starts have been trending since January of 2005. The peak September for housing starts over the last decade was in 2003 (not in char...
10/07/2009
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