Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 3:29pm. 1208 Views, 2 Comments.
It's the end of the fall semester and kids will get their report cards soon. Most of them will probably say their teachers and schools should be graded too. Well, for the first time they have in fact been graded, though it's probably not the sort of scoring most kids would have in mind. This past November, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) began releasing its first-ever evaluation results, the so-called school report cards, for every district.
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that after 164 years or so of the "Wisconsin Idea," the provision in the state constitution spreading education to its literal and figurative borders, schools throughout the state attained generally favorable ratings. Madison and other capital region…
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 2:31pm. 1922 Views, 2 Comments.
Rarely available and unusually affordable, this Westmorland contemporary was the 14th home designed by Lithuanian-American builder and colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright, Marshall Erdman. This 1,555sf home features a huge great room with skylight, expansive fireplace (that heats the entire great room), and wall of windows overlooking a private, fenced-in, wooded backyard. Your worries will melt away as you soak in the tranquility from your private indoor hot tub located in the solarium overlooking the professionally designed Japanese gardens (complete with two waterfalls and a pond!). Master bedroom suite with full bath, walk-in closet, Eastern exposure, and a view of the aquarium (can be fresh water, salt water, or dry, all equipment is included).…
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 6:50am. 1006 Views, 1 Comments.
Cape Cod charmer! Own this delightful, updated 2-3 bedroom cape located at 6007 Merrill St, McFarland for less than the cost of renting!
Generous living room with hardwood floors and original woodwork. Spacious updated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sliding door that leads to large deck and huge fenced yard filled with mature trees and perennials.
In addition to the formal dining room with updated lighting that currently doubles as an office, the main floor features a bedroom and updated bath. Upstairs, lovely stained glass pieces and updated lighting grace the stairway and entrances to the Master bedroom and loft (currently used as a 3rd bedroom). Full, dry basement awaits your finishing touches.
Located near the McFarland…
Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at 10:05am. 854 Views, 5 Comments.
Grab your umbrella and head over to our open house this afternoon at our brand new listing in Westmorland! Located at 4123 Euclid Avenue, Madison just kitty-corner from Queen of Peace school and church, this classic Westmorland colonial has a great floor plan and way more square footage than you'll usually find in this neighborhood, a total of 1,940 square feet split between the main floor and the upstairs. The full DRY basement (which is saying a lot on a rainy day like this!) is also finishable but is currently used for storage and laundry only.
This affordable, 77 year-old home is chock full of the character you'd expect in a vintage Westmorland home: archways, hardwood floors, original woodwork, crown molding, and more! There is a formal living…
Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 6:46am. 1275 Views, 10 Comments.
Finally! Your opportunity to own a historic landmark with over $100K in updates for under $250K! Just boarded, this carefully restored 1884 two-story Italianate-style Victorian is listed in the state and national registers of historic places and is a locally designated Stoughton landmark! Located just two blocks off picturesque Main Street, this eye-catching Stoughton Wisconsin home features a formal living room that opens to a large formal dining with a beautiful alcove large enough to fit a good-sized desk, over-sized chair, love seat, or play area.
If you like homes with character but, like many people, don't have the time, resources, or expertise to remodel an older home, this Stoughton Victorian is for you! For starters, the newly-refinished…
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 at 2:00pm. 913 Views, 0 Comments.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 3:19pm. 1177 Views, 1 Comments.
Madison Wisconsin racks up yet another "Best City" award this month, this time for Kiplinger's "Best Cities for Young Adults". With a population of just over a half a million people in the Madison metropolitan area and an unemployment rate of 4.9% (the national unemployment rate is 8.2%), Madison tops out the list of best cities to live in for young adults in part because of its relatively low cost-of-living index of 108.2 (the national average is 100) and average rent of $849 per month for a one bedroom apartment (the national average is $959). The median household income for Madison, WI currently stands at $58,775 (the national median household income is $43,024).
More important than statistics, however, is the vibrant and energetic feel of Madison's…
Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 4:47pm. 1567 Views, 0 Comments.
Do you love to look for homes on the go? Lake & City Homes Realty is proud to announce our new mobile phone application for searching Madison Wisconsin homes! Simply type in our website address www.lakeandcityhomes.com in the address bar of your mobile phone's browser and you'll be presented with this prompt:
Click OK and you'll be taken to our mobile phone application:
From the Lake & City Homes Realty mobile phone app you can access every home for sale in the Madison Wisconsin area while on the go! Our Advanced Search lets you search by City, Neighborhood, Zip, or MLS number for all property types including single family homes, condos, lots & acreage, condos, & multi-family…
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 11:36am. 3320 Views, 1 Comments.
The ability to search homes by Street Name has been available on lakeandcityhomes.com for some time, however it's been missing from the Quick Search on our home page. Until today, that is! Lake & City Homes Realty is happy to announce that we have added "Street name" (see arrow on screenshot) to the "Start Your Home Search" field in the quick search on our home page. So now, in addition to searching by City, Subdivision, Zip, or MLS number from the Quick Search, you can also type in a street name to quickly reference all the homes currently for sale on that street, regardless of city.
In addition, we added a "By Address" tab to our advanced search form here. :) And, happily, we did not eliminate the ability to drill down and search by street name…
Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 11:54am. 1182 Views, 1 Comments.
Great news! We've added a new feature to our property details pages that we think you're gonna love. It's an idea similar to "Related Products" that we borrowed from Retailing except that it's for real estate so we call it "Similar Properties". Located near the bottom of every property details page you'll see four properties that are similar to the property you're currently looking at. The picture to the left is an example of what we mean. Underneath these four properties is a button marked "View all similar properties here" if you want a complete list of properties that are similar to the current property.
How do we define "similar"? Well, in order for a property to show up under "Similar Properties" it has to have the following characteristics: