Are you a large dog lover who also happens to loves the condo lifestyle? Lake & City Homes Realty is pleased to announce the addition of it's new Dog-friendly Condos page located under the Popular Lifestyles section on our homepage. We originally wanted to name this page "Pet-friendly condos", but we discovered that it's much more difficult to locate condos whose associations permit large dogs than those who permit small pets only. So, to reiterate, our new pet-friendly condos page is reserved exclusively for Madison condos for sale whose associations permit large dogs (in addition, of course, to small dogs, cats, and other pets). We hope you'll find this page useful and a real time-saver!

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Lake & City Homes is proud to announce the addition of its new Walkable Madison homes page. Now, in addition to being able to search by WalkScore, you can also instantly access a list of Madison homes for sale that are considered "highly walkable". What is a "highly walkable" home? Homes with a high degree of walkability are homes located in neighborhoods within close walking distance to businesses, shops, places of worship and dining. Although walkable homes are typically located in the older sections of cities, villages, and towns and may therefore have a smaller overall footprint, walkable homes are often more expensive to buy. A recent national study by CEOs for Cities states that walkable homes command a premium of anywhere between $4,000 and $34,000…

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Crazylegs Lane, Madison WILooking for a great way to get back into shape before summer?  Support the University of Wisconsin–Madison Athletic Department and enjoy a pre-summer workout! The 29th Annual Crazylegs Classic takes place on Saturday, April 24th and features a scenic 8K run/wheelchair or a two mile walk that begins at the Capitol Square and ends with the final leg in Camp Randall Stadium.

The Crazylegs Classic idea was “hatched over a couple of beers” in 1981 by three Badger fanatics at a local bar. Tom Grantham, Ken Sparks, and Rich Bakus wanted to raise money for UW Athletics, the three approached then Athletic Director Elroy Hirsch for permission to name it the “Crazylegs Run” in his honor. Elroy Hirsch was an American football running back and receiver for the Los…

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images from IrelandIf you missed the Madison parade and want to do a little more than going through the McDonald’s drive thru for a Shamrock shake, here are some fun activities in the Madison, WI area for St. Patrick’s Day:

Indulge in an Irish dinner at the Great Dane! They will be serving green beer, Irish food specials, and music from DJ Mike Carlson beginning at 9 p.m.

The Monona Terrace will be hosting an evening with rigel (Modern Celtic Music), that is free and open to the public! Themed menu specials, snacks, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks are available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dancing and great music with friends!

The Overture Center on State Street hosts Danú, a leading Irish traditional ensemble! Admission is $17-$27 and…

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Recently I was contacted by one of my site visitors about a property they saw for sale in Middleton Hills on The person was asking why they couldn't locate that listing on my website. After looking up the MLS number, I quickly discovered the property was no longer for sale. I thought I'd share with you my reply in case there is still anyone out there who feels compelled to search for real estate on listing aggregators such as Trulia and Zillow:

"Thanks for the Trulia link to MLS #1543347 (6933 Ramsey Rd) last night. Below is a link to the MLS sheet for this property:

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As you can see, the current status for this property is actually "Pending". That means that all contingencies (subject to sale, financing, inspection,…

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Just a quick reminder that on Thursday, March 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. the RASCW Green Committee will be hosting an educational program on Energy Rebates and Tax Credits.  The program will be held in the community room at the beautiful new Sequoya Library located at 4340 Tokay Blvd in Madison.
A panel of speakers will discuss energy credits, updates for green renovations for existing homes and new construction, as well as information on the Madison Area Builders Association Green Built Home™ program.
Speakers include Lee Schwartz, Piping Plover Energy Solutions; a representative from Focus on Energy and RASCW Green Committee Co-chair Troy Thiel. Peter Zarov of Homestead Title will be sponsoring the event.

For more information about green-built…

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