Through September 24

Centro Mercadito

If you haven’t yet been to the weekly Centro Mercadito, time’s running out! The Sunday Centro Mercadito is Latin America’s answer to our farmers market. You’ll enjoy cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, yummy food, stuff for the kids to do, produce to purchase and more. The official address is 810 West Badger Road, but the market is held in the back lot, off Hughes Place, between S. Park St. and Cypress Wy. Visit the website for details.


August 1 through August 29

Movies on the Water

Here’s your chance to finally catch some of those movies you’ve always wanted to see but couldn’t quite find the time. August will be an amazing month for Movies on the Water.

  •          August 1: “The…

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Isn’t it wonderful when it’s warm enough to golf in shorts? It’s time to find out, so dust off the clubs, pack them in the car and head to Verona. Or, if you’re lucky enough to live in the Hawk’s Landing neighborhood, throw them in the back of your cart and you’ll be at the clubhouse in minutes.

The Hawks Landing neighborhood is home to one of Wisconsin’s premiere golf facilities, Hawk’s Landing Golf Club. Ranked at number 3 in Golf Digest’s “Top Rated Courses in Madison Area,” the course is well-maintained and features an excellent layout.

If life on or near a golf course is on your bucket list, read on to learn more about Hawk’s Landing.

Hawk’s Landing schools

The Madison Metropolitan School District serves the public school students who…

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Imagine you own a home and you decide to sell it. You hire a real estate agent to help you and the agent crunches the numbers and determines that your home, which overlooks a golf course in a high-demand community, is worth $629,000.

The home is listed in the MLS, the agent goes about marketing it, but nothing happens. Or, when offers do finally come in, they are for $100,000 less than the list price. Both the agent and the homeowner are astounded since other homes in the neighborhood with more square footage sold for $100,000 MORE than this home.

How can this happen?

Fake news. Yup, it even happens in real estate and the results can be catastrophic.

If you are familiar with Zillow you know about the website’s “Zestimates.”…

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Big believers in supporting everything that is local, we here at Lake & City Homes feel that it’s even more important when what you’re buying helps support our local farmers. You can do that by shopping at our fabulous farmers markets here in Madison.

Whether you’re looking for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs or maple syrup or you’re craving homemade baked goods, fresh meats or cheeses you’ll find them, and a whole lot more, at the farmers markets.

Capitol View Farmers Market

A finalist in the Madison Magazine’s 2017 Best of Madison, Capital View Farmers' Market offers food carts, activities for the kids and live music to shop by. In fact, their website offers a list of the entire season’s events. You’ll find it here.

The market is…

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If you’re married, and an American, you have a 30 to 50 percent chance that your marriage will end in divorce. If you live in Wisconsin, you may end up among the nearly 15,000 divorce cases here every year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Dane County couples come in second on the list of most divorces in the state – 1,232 in 2015 (the last year for which we have statistics).

So, ok, you’re a statistic. Once the shock wears off it’s time to consider the process of separating the marriage assets. It can be a rancorous and ugly process, but he sooner the two of you begin discussing it, the easier it will be.

What will we do with the house?

Since the marital home is typically the couple’s largest investment, it’s the…

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