July 2019

Found 4 blog entries for July 2019.


Newlyweds are saying "I do" to each other, and they equate to over half of first-time home buyers that are also saying "I do" to their dream homes. It makes sense! When you put two hearts together, the time comes to find a home to nourish that love. A home that brings two of your places together, and makes it one. If you and your spouse are ready to fall in love with the perfect house together, here are five tips to make sure the process goes smoothly and that you come prepared.


Your wedding is a one-time event that shouldn't be less than what you'd imagine. It is a beautiful time to put all of your dream pieces together. However, it is best to sit down and find out ways you can shift the budget to help with

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Welcome back! As the dog days of summer drag along you or your children are looking for some new ideas on things to do. Lets take a look this week at state parks within in 1 hour of Madison.  We are so lucky to have so many county and state parks near by. Did you know that there are 9 state parks located within 1 hour of Madison and a total of 46 in the state?  Each park has a variety of different things to offer.  

Did you know what the oldest state park is in WI? Unfortunately, it is not located within an hour of us but Interstate State Park is the oldest and located in St Croix Falls, WI. It was established in Wisconsin in 1900. It is also a joint collaboration with Minnesota has 1300 acres and 1200 miles of trails. 

Now if you don't feel you

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Small Wooden House, Tiny House, Architecture   

Granny Flats, also know across the country as an accessory dwelling unit or ADU. 

ADUs are self-contained living areas usually located on the grounds of a single-family home. An ADU can be detached, or it can be attached to the other dwelling. They are sometimes called a granny flats/pods because it is a popular way for families to house their aging parents. ADUs have many different names across the country. 

Other names for Accessory Dwelling Units

 In-Law suites

  Laneway houses

  Secondary dwelling units

Garage unit 

 Carriage home

  Bonus unit

  Tiny house 

-ADUs can be tiny houses but not all tiny house can be ADUs.  They are like mini versions of full-size house with a foundation, unlike some tiny houses that are

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Have you recently received a job offer from a company out of state? Have you received a promotion and now have to move your family to a new city? Is your company relocating you? Putting distance in the equation of home buying can be a daunting task.  This can be especially hard for the significant other who may have to handle multiple items - finding a job, finding the new home, and listing the current one  - while you are getting acclimated with the new job.  While it can feel like a lot, know that IT IS possible to find your new home from afar. It wont be easy but when you find a great agent and use the steps below it can take a ton of the stress out of the process.


1. Begin Your Research

Knowing what is in your neighborhood is

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