Real estate agent in front of home for sale sign

You put your Madison home on the market thinking it would sell quickly and for a great price, but weeks later, it’s still sitting there with few offers or showing requests. What went wrong? There are a few reasons some homes sit on the market longer than others. Luckily, most of these issues can be rectified to increase your chances of making a successful home sale. Here are a few reasons your Madison home might not be selling.

Incorrect Listing Price

Price is one of the major reasons a home isn’t selling. Obviously you want to sell your home for the best price possible, but if the price you are asking isn't in alignment with current market values, home buyers aren’t likely to bite. You need to look at recent sales in your area and see what…

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Docks on a lake at a vacation home in Dane County, Wisconsin

Thinking of buying a vacation home in Dane County, Wisconsin? With beautiful lakefront homes, peaceful farmettes in the countryside, and sprawling lots where you can build a dream property, you’re simply spoiled for choices. However, buying a second home is different from buying a first home. These are some tips to help you find the perfect Dane County vacation home for your lifestyle and budget.

Location is Key

Where do you see yourself enjoying the perfect escape? Do you want to be next to the water so you can enjoy water sports like fishing, swimming and kayaking? Close to the city so you don’t have to drive too far to stock up on the basics? Or maybe you want to be in a secluded spot in the countryside where you can luxuriate in peace, quiet…

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Close up of eggs benedict at a brunch restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin

Brunch is a popular pastime in Madison, Wisconsin, and there are tons of great restaurants that meet the demand. Whether you’re craving something sweet or savory, a sleek modern spot or a cozy diner, you’ll find tons of delectable dishes to choose from in Madison’s best brunch restaurants. These are some of our favorite spots in the city to enjoy eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, mimosas and more.

Bassett Street Brunch Club

Just like the name suggests, Bassett Street Brunch Club specializes in brunch dishes. You can opt for hearty dishes like the Italian style Eggs Benedicto or Mexican-inspired Pork Carnitas Hash, sweet dishes like the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, or healthy fare like the Granola with Yogurt. They also have tasty appetizers like loaded…

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Family hiking along a trail in Dane County, Wisconsin

Dane County is the perfect place to raise a family, as there are numerous communities that have excellent schools, tons of recreational options, and easy access to amenities. If you’re thinking about moving with your family to Madison or one of its suburbs, these are the best Dane County communities for families.

Middleton

Often called the ‘Good Neighbor City’, Middleton consistently wins top ranking on CNN Money’s Best Places to Live in America list. Although it’s just a 20-minute drive from downtown Madison, Middleton has a safe, small-town feel. Families will love its numerous parks, bike trails and scenic location on the shores of Lake Mendota. The city also has multiple restaurants and shops, a golf course, and a lakeside park with camping…

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People enjoying local food at a food truck in Wisconsin

What will you be doing this Labor Day? If you’re looking for some fun ways to get out of the house this long weekend, there are tons of exciting Dane County Labor Day events taking place for all ages. From movies under the stars to a food festival, concerts and more, these are some of the best Labor Day events in Madison and the surrounding communities.

Pet Friendly Outdoor Movie Night

Kick off Labor Day weekend by spending some quality time with your furry friends and other pet owners at Wisco Barbell Club’s outdoor movie event. Bring a blanket, picnic supplies and doggie treats and settle in for a special screening of Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. The lawn opens at 7:30pm and the movie will start at 8pm.

When: September 2, 2022.…

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Chairs on a dock overlooking a lake at a Dane County waterfront home

Waterfront properties in Dane County are highly sought after for their stunning lakefront or riverfront locations. But what can really make your waterfront home stand out is the design inside and out. Whether you’re planning on selling your waterfront home, renting it out as a vacation home or renovating an older property for personal use, these design trends can take your Dane County waterfront home from simply functional to fabulous.

Picture-Perfect Windows

Part of the appeal of living on a lake or river is having incredible views of the water. Large windows allow you to see the beautiful scenery outside and provide plenty of natural light. Floor-to-ceiling windows are a great way to maximize your views, as are sliding glass doors. If you…

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Canoeing on beautiful Lake Monona in the summer

There’s no better way to cool off on a hot summer day in Madison, Wisconsin than heading to one of our beautiful lakes. The cool water and breezes are absolutely divine and the views are even better. If you’re looking to beat the heat, these are some of the top things to do at Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Kegonsa and Lake Waubesa.

Go on a Boating Adventure

Madison’s lakes offer plenty of opportunities for boating, from sailing to kayaking, canoeing and speed boating. If you don’t have your own boat, Madison Boats has three locations where you can rent a variety of boats including pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Capitol Boats is the place to go for speed boat rentals and captained charters.

Cast a Line And See…

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View of Downtown Madison from across the water

Thinking of moving to Madison, WI? Well, you’ll be glad to hear that it truly has something for everyone! Not only does the Madison real estate feature affordable homes for sale - the area itself provides amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation, excellent access to quality education and so much more!

In our opinion, there’s no limit as to what makes Madison the perfect place to live - but here are ten of the best reasons to consider making Madison your new home!

Madison is Friendly

It’s not an exaggeration to say that midwesterners are a friendly bunch: open, good-natured, and eager to help. Madisonians are certainly no exception. Ask someone for directions or advice in Madison and you might wind up making a new friend! Many people…

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Here's your chance to call University Heights home!

Finally the four bedroom character home you've been looking for! This all-brick two-story is located in the heart of University Heights neighborhood just two blocks behind West High School on the near West Side of Madison! This 1925-built 2-story features a formal living room with fireplace and built-ins, formal dining room, cozy sunroom, large remodeled eat-in kitchen with full suite of appliances, and 1/2 bath on the main floor. The sunroom leads to a brick patio and there are sliding glass doors off the kitchen as well that lead to the same brick patio and private fenced-in yard. There is a full bath and four bedrooms upstairs, one with a walk-in closet and one with private deck with views of…

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Pride of Ownership evident in this Near West Side Home for Sale!

You’re not alone if you wish you could find an affordable, good-sized, walkable, bikeable home on the near West Side of Madison! Well, you've come to the right place! Check out this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath national folk/farmhouse in University Park neighborhood across from Shorewood Hills just behind Whole Foods! This charming vintage 2-story is clean and move-in ready. It features a formal living room and formal dining room, and kitchen with full suite of appliances including gas stove and full-sized dishwasher. There are sliding glass doors off the dining room that lead to a spacious back deck and private fenced-in yard with included hot tub and rebuilt 1.5 car garage! This charming…

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