mindy allen: PRICE REDUCED! Move In Ready, 3 bed, 2 bath home - 10/02/09 04:30 AM
MOVE IN READY: 3 bed, 2 bath ranch home - Madison, WILocation: Madison, WIPRICE REDUCED!! Priced below assessed value, this well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch home is move in ready. This home boasts a newly remodeled kitchen with new cabinets, flooring, appliances and countertop. Other updates can be found in the master bathroom, a new patio door, new carpet, new windows, newer water heater, and upgraded electrical. The oversized deck overlooks the large fenced in back yard. The 2 car garage is oversized, and there is a shed for additional storage. Huge basement with high ceilings has already been … (0 comments)

mindy allen: Hogs For Guide Dogs - Saturday, July 18 - Cross Plains, WI - 05/30/09 10:22 AM

Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11 am
Ride starts at Shelton's Bar, 1821 Main Street, Cross Plains
Route will cover 65 miles traveling through Martinsville, Sauk City, Spring Green, and Black Earth
Help us raise money and awareness for OccuPaws, a local non-profit that
supplies guide dogs to Wisconsin's visually impaired at no cost.

* $25 will get you food, drink, raffle entry, bandana, koozie and entertainment
Everyone welcome to ride/drive including all 2, 3 & 4 wheel vehicles


mindy allen: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - 3 bedroom home in Madison, WI near the zoo! - 02/14/09 11:06 AM
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - 3 bedroom home near the zoo!Location: Madison, WIReduce your Carbon Footprint! This well-maintained 3 bedroom ranch home is within walking distance to the Arboretum, the zoo, UW campus, the Capital and multiple bus stops. This home has tons of character with original hardwood floors, multiple built-ins, original wood trim, a large open kitchen, fireplace, attached garage and a large yard. Modern updates include new tile floor, updated bathroom and finished LL rec room. No TLC needed, just move in and relaxInformationContact InformationMindy Allen608-692-0220Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingPrice: $239,900.00Flexibility: NegotiableOpen House: 3/8/2009Property Location1113 N … (1 comments)

mindy allen: Completely Remodeled Country Home - 4 bed, 2.5 bath in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin - 01/06/09 08:38 AM
COMPLETEY RENOVATED Home in the CountryLocation: Cottage Grove, WIThis completely renovated two story country home sits on almost an acre on a quiet dead end road. The home offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (including a master bathroom), 2300 square feet and a full basement. Additional convenient features include an attached 2 car garage (with room for a 4 car garage), first floor laundry, a wood burning fireplace, walk-in closets, and a front porch. The exterior has been updated with new windows, vinyl siding, and a large deck. Inside, the kitchen has been completely remodeled with new maple cabinets, Corian Solid Surface … (2 comments)

mindy allen: Working on a Fix and Flip ... WITH family! - 12/27/08 10:49 AM
Yes, not only do I help my clients properties to fix and sell for profit, but I do the same for myself.  Recently, I have had the um, fortunate, opportunity to do a project with my family. 
In the past, it has just been my husband and myself, and we have been very sucessful at making a profit, every single time.  We had our disagreements, but with only two "cooks in the kitchen," decision making wasn't too hard.  We were able to quickly agree on cabinets, paint colors, flooring choices, etc.
Fast forward to our current project...there are 4 of us … (1 comments)

mindy allen: Market Statistics for Dane County and Madison, Wisconsin - Average Days on Market - 08/22/08 08:23 AM
The question posed, is this market increasing the days on market for single family detached homes in the area?  Here is what the statistics are showing:
Average Days on Market for East Madison:
2006: 53 (1,147 homes sold)
2007: 61 (1,113 homes sold)
2008 (YTD): 77 (633 homes sold)
Average Days on Market for West Madison:
2006: 60 (1,682 homes sold)
2007: 70 (1,561 total homes sold)
2008 (YTD): 67 (935 homes sold)
Average Days on Market for Dane County (excluding Madison)
2006:  57 (2,238 homes sold)
2007:  68 (2,186 homes sold)
2008 (YTD):  90 (1,193 homes sold)
So, … (3 comments)

mindy allen: Wisconsin Veterans - Take advantage of the lending programs available! - 08/12/08 01:43 AM
I just returned from a VA seminar where I was a presenter.  I was surprised when it turned out that I actually learned more then I thought I would.
A representative from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs was there to discuss the State VA lending programs.  Being married to a veteran myself (and having our home currently financed with a Federal VA loan), I am very excited at the different programs they have available.
For instance, if you've been out of the military less then 25 years, you can get a 30 year FIXED mortgage at 5.75%! If you've been … (0 comments)

mindy allen: NAR reports that pending home sales have INCREASED!! - 08/07/08 09:45 AM
Apparently the the housing news isn't as bad as we all thought. Again this news comes with a disclaimer that all real estate is LOCAL!!
The National Association of Realtors reports that the Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in June, rose 5.3 percent to from May, although its still lower then June of 2007.
Getting back to all real estate being local, each region showed different results for the PHSI. In the South, it jumped 9.3 percent to 92.4 in June but is 16.6 percent below June 2007. In the West, the index rose 4.6 percent … (2 comments)

mindy allen: Winning the War, but losing the battle - Buyers and Lowball offers - 08/07/08 09:34 AM
With all the negative press, I have many buyers who feel that we have not yet "hit the bottom" of the housing market and feel homes are still overpriced.  They are writing 15%+ under list price on homes that are already priced very competively for our market.  Even if I show them comparables for the area, they still feel that there are some major deals to be had.  Now, I'm not saying there aren't, because there still area, however, it would great if there was a way to give them a wake-up call.
While there is a 1 in 100 chance that … (4 comments)

mindy allen: Another Approach to Value Range Pricing - Seller Rate Buydown - 08/07/08 09:21 AM
 With the current market we are in, getting creative in marketing to help our seller's get their homes sold is a must.  I was given this idea by a local lender on how to help your seller net more, and get the buyer into a home.  In addition, I feel it would work great for a home that is to be value range priced. The idea is Seller buydown where the seller can "buydown" the interest rate for the buyers.
This tool is designed for a competitively priced home that is not receiving a proper amount of inquiries. The seller agrees … (1 comments)

mindy allen: Keller Williams Realty is #1 among Home Buyers - 07/30/08 09:07 AM
Good news to Keller Williams agents and their clients!!
J.D. Power and Associates Reports that Keller Williams Realty ranks highest in customer satisfaction amoung home buyers. The study measured customer satisfaction by looking at the agent, the office and their services. 
The study had a total of 1,000 points, and Keller Williams got a score of 831 and they received highest ratings from customers in all three catergories.
Home buyers appreciated the professionalism, responsiveness to calls and emails of their Keller Williams agents and the agent's skills in locating and showing properties in the right price range ofRE/MAX performs particularly well in the … (2 comments)

mindy allen: $7,500 Downpayment Credit to First Time Home Buyers - 07/28/08 10:22 AM
Well, it appears as though part 2 of the Housing Bailout Bill has been passed by the Senate.  But, the credit is a bit confusing.
Basically, I gather that first time home owners will now get a fully refundable Federal tax credit (actually an interest free loan) in certain circumstances. Their definition of a first time homebuyer is a taxpayer who did not have an ownership interest in a principal residence in the US during the three year period prior to the purchase of the home to which the credit applies.  The "tax credit" is granted to first time homebuyers who purchase a house between … (13 comments)

mindy allen: Phase 1 - 26% sold out at the Polynesian Resort! - 07/20/08 11:42 AM
With the Wisconsin Dells quickly becoming a more popular vacation destination, its no suprise that 26% of Phase 1 (100 units) of our condohotel project at the Polynesian Resort is sold out! With visitors coming in from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and beyond, this resort can accompany all size groups and price ranges! There is no other resort that can compete with the ammenities that the Polynesian has to offer, at the affordable price that the condos as selling at. With $20 million in remodeling, once all is finished there will be: 1) a 10,000 sq ftee convention center 2) … (0 comments)

mindy allen: FREE VA Home Buyer Seminar - 06/19/08 07:01 AM

With the government stepping up to the financing crisis, the next step is to get the public educated on what types of loans are available.  Many veterans don't even know that they qualify for VA loans, or that they can qualify for a VA loan when they're purchasing a 2nd primary home (ie they sold their first and are buying again).  IF you are a Veteran and thinking of buying, I would encourage you to attend this seminar to get all your questions answered.  There will also be a Realtor (myself), an insurance agent who is familiar with discounts … (0 comments)

mindy allen: CondoHotel at the Polynesian Resort in Wisconsin Dells - Start at $125,000!! - 06/18/08 03:24 AM
Condo Hotel Unit at The Polynesian ResortLocation: Polynesian ResortThe opportunity to own a 2nd home in the Wisconsin Dells is now a possibility! With completely remodeled basic units starting at $125,000 to $160,000 for a hot tub suite to $325,000 for a 3 bedroom suite, there is a choice for everyone! Come enjoy the over 36,000 feet of indoor waterpark (with an additional 20,000 sq ft to be built that will include a wave pool, more slides and attractions) and over 4 acres of outdoor waterpark. In addition, with the complete remodel of the Polynesian, a new 10,000 sq foot convention … (0 comments)

mindy allen: Polynesian Resort SOLD OUT despite flooding in Wisconsin Dells! - 06/17/08 09:56 AM
I am happy to report that our condohotel project is still going strong at the Polynesian Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.
With the news of massive flooding and the draining of Lake Delton spreading like wildfire, the Dells remains busy.  Less then 10% of all businesses were affected by the weather, and most of those have accomodated to the new conditions.
Here at the Polynesian Resort, we SOLD OUT last weekend! The roads are open, come visit the Dells!
Think you're ready to own your own condohotel here at the Polynesian? Ask for information on how you can own a newly … (0 comments)

mindy allen: Interview For Full House Poker Run on 94.1 JJO - June 18 at 9am - 06/17/08 09:46 AM
Not doing anything on Wednesday the 18th at 9am?
Then tune into 94.1 JJO here in Madison, Wisconsin.
The owner and manager of Mojo's in Waunakee will be getting interviewed about our upcoming Full House Poker Run on June 21st at 10 am.   The ride is to benefit Habitat For Humanity of Dane County.
Since 1987, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County has worked with more than 135 families to build simple, decent, affordable homes. We are building 18 homes this year and our goal is to build a total of 215 homes in the next five years.
You don't have … (0 comments)

mindy allen: Lowest Priced 2 Bedroom Condominium in Madison, Wisconsin - 04/08/08 08:05 AM
Lowest Priced 2 bedroom Condo in Town!!Location: Madison, WIWhy Rent When You Can Own? Lowest priced condo in Petra Place Condominiums at $20,000 below assessed value. Bring instant equity to this condo with a little bit of work. Condo boasts hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, large kitchen, and private entrance. Condo fees INCLUDES heat, hot water and parking!InformationContact InformationMindy Allen608-692-0220Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $74,500Flexibility: NegotiableHomeowner Dues: 145Property Location1121 Petra Place, Unit 2Madison, WI 53713View MapFeaturesBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Parking: 1 spaceYear Built: 1963Subdivision: Petra Place CondominiumsLocated on Floor #: 1Floors in Bldg: 2School District: MadisonSquare Footage: 758Agent Name: Mindy … (1 comments)

mindy allen: How Much Should A Seller Disclose?? - 04/02/08 01:17 AM
This question has recently come up due to an interesting lawsuit in Pheonix, Arizona.
Basically, at issue is whether the neighbor's behavior constitutes a nuisance that should have been noted on the "residential seller's property-disclosure statement" that every home seller has to fill out.
In 2005, Melton made a down payment on a house in the Arcadia section of Phoenix, a 1,000-square-foot starter home on a tree-lined street in what looked to be a quiet neighborhood. Then, he met the neighbor.
"She screams and yells at people that are passing by," Melton said. "When my daughter's in the backyard, the neighbor's yelling … (11 comments)

mindy allen: Mortgage Bail-out - Will it Work?? - 03/06/08 07:37 AM
Will it Work?
The New York Times reports that however much they might oppose it on ideological grounds, the Bush administration and the Federal Reserve are inching closer toward a government rescue of distressed homeowners and mortgage lenders.
The Plan:
- A push for the two government-sponsored mortgage companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to raise more capital so they could buy more mortgages.
- President Bush signed an economic stimulus bill that greatly increased the size of loans the F.H.A. can insure, while allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase significantly larger mortgages from lenders and guarantee them against default by homeowners. … (4 comments)


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