History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

In Madison Wisconsin the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. People fire up the grill, crack open a cold one, and pools are open. In sum, i's a nice, long weekend for many.

It is also time to remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in this land of abundant opportunity. It is them we honor on Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day.

Please don't forget to pause wherever you are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor all those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada says: “It’s a way we can all help put the…

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Madison's strong economy makes it a good place to buy a homeWhile many have felt the effects of the economic recession, Madison Wisconsin's economy has remained strong through national turmoil - so much so that it was recently ranked the ninth strongest economy in the U.S. out of 366 metropolitan statistical areas that it analyzed.

The recent loss of jobs throughout the nation has been detrimental to the economy but the Madison area has remained consistent throughout the recession. Madison has remained among the top 20 metropolitan areas in the last three years Policom rankings. In 2009, Madison’s economy was ranked sixth strongest and in 2008 it was ranked 15th. It is reassuring to know that Madison has remained within the top 20 rankings in the last three years, given what a difficult period in U.S.…

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foreclosed homes for sale in MadisonForeclosure rates have been receiving a significant amount of attention over the past couple of years, and for good reason. After all, the rate of foreclosure is a good indicator of the overall health of the economy on a national level as well as on a local level. Therefore, for those who live in Dane County and Madison, Wisconsin, taking a closer look at foreclosure rates is of great importance -- even to those who are not directly involved in the real estate market, since the condition of the economy is something that affects everyone throughout Dane County and the state of Wisconsin.

According to RealtyTrac, 1 in every 180 housing units in Dane County, Wisconsin received a foreclosure filing in April 2010. Taking into account that the…

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Madison homes MLS searchLake & City Homes Realty is proud to announce the addition of property taxes and room dimensions to our Details tab!

We recognize that it's a hassle to have to leave LakeandCityhomes.com to look up property taxes for Madison homes you find of interest. Or to have to contact us when you want to know whether the room dimensions for a certain Madison area property are going to be adequate for you or your family's needs. We also recognize that Madison property taxes can be very high and that many homes seem too be good to be true until you get a chance to see the actual room dimensions. So we went ahead and added property taxes and room dimensions to our Details page. We want to take the hassle and aggravation out of your Madison home search and make it a…

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Enjoy modern living? The Middleton Hills subdivision contains a variety of homes with modern prairie style architecture and design, including a beautiful landscape of the Midwestern wetlands. Located in the City of Middleton, this subdivision is within close proximity to Morey Airport, is within biking distance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and is a mere eight miles from Madison Wisconsin's State Capitol. Middleton Hills promotes "going green" in the truest sense of the word as there is no shortage of recreational space for outdoor activities.

The views from Middleton Hills are, in a word, stunning. In addition to the breathtakingly beautiful prairie style homes, there are picturesque views of the surrounding lakes that are sure to…

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