Madison WI schoolsLake and City Homes Realty is proud to announce the addition of demographics to its flagship Madison WI real estate website! Three new batches of neighborhood-specific information now appears under a new tab, "Get Local", conveniently located on all our Property Details pages. As a result, we think our Madison real estate site truely qualifies as a one-stop shopping destination for those interested in buying Madison area real estate!

As you can see in the screenshot to the right, our new Get Local tab has three distinct information groupings:

  1. Nearby Amenities
  2. Nearby Schools
  3. Neighborhood Information

Under the Nearby Amenities tab, the names of businesses are shown along with the relevant business category and approximate distances from the subject property. In addition, the businesses are conveniently mapped above. And if you click on a business name it appears labelled on the map. You can also see the company's street address and phone number.

Under the Nearby Schools tab the names of all nearby schools, colleges, and universities are listed, along with their street addresses and phone numbers. In the screenshot here I show how easily you can find a school on the map (in this example, Edgewood College) just by clicking on its name. For instance, here I clicked on "Edgewood Campus School" to allow the corresponding label to be displayed on the map (you can subsequently make that label box disappear by closing it). You can also access any school's website (most schools do have a web presence) by clicking on the link labelled School Website.

Finally, click on the Neighborhood Information tab to get information in the following categories:

  • community characteristics for that property's zip code
  • population statistics
  • financial statistics
  • crime rate information
  • weather & climate
  • nearby locations 

So please, click on the View button for any of the featured properties on our home page (or feel free to run your own search) and then click our new Get Local tab to give it a whirl! We'd love to hear how you like our new demographics module. And please, don't be shy. Log your comments and share your thoughts! We're always keen to hear your feedback.

If you're looking to buy a Madison area home or condo and would like to discuss your requirements with a top-notch Madison WI real estate broker, please contact Lake and City Homes Realty broker|owner Jolenta Averill at 608.628.9701 today!

Posted by Jolenta Averill on
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This is a really great feature Jolenta! Congrats on yet again pushing the tech envelope when it comes to showcasing Madison real estate for sale! I am a strong believer in giving too much information when it comes to buying a home. The more information you can give a buyer upfront, the more targeted their home search will be. Hopefully this means less time looking at "potential" homes and more time looking at the top choices!

Posted by Shane on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 7:40am

Woo hoo! Just like all the national websites out there (only better!), you're rockin it! :) The great thing about having demographics on a local website is the great information that you can give people about the market you specialize in everyday. They don't have to go to the big, anonymous, national sites out there which means buyers get a much more personal web experience. Love it!

Posted by Lisa Udy - Logan Real Estate on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 3:13pm

We currently own a home in South Haven Mi. Because we are getting close to retirement we are looking for a place to summer that also has good amenities. We are Univ of Wis Platteville graduates and have a lot of ties around Madison. I don't know how we ever ended up in Mich, but maybe it's because our daughter and son-in-law are MSU graduates. Lake Mendota looked like a good place to spend some time, so I am looking at the area as a possible reitirement spot. We are going to the Iowa/Wis game this weekend and will look at the Madison area in our free time. Hope this helps you in our search.


John Kolenda

Posted by john kolenda on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 7:32pm

Great feature! Here is another reason why those looking at homes for sale in Madison will use your site to search.

Posted by Charleston SC Real Estate on Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 9:22am

Nice work on the Get Local tab on your website! Looking at it in the view of a prospective home buyer, the information you provide adds great value.

Posted by Colleen Brabender on Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 10:58am

I agree with the above here Jolenta...this is rather unique from what I've seen either here in Canada or along the border States in terms of tying technology into what potential buyers need to know about the areas. Keep up the good work...truly a testament to you appealing to what matters most to buyers. Cheers.

Posted by Andy Donovan on Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 11:43pm

Looks good Jolenta! I'm disappointed this isn't available to us REALTORs in Canada yet. Perhaps in another yr or so .... .
Your site looks great btw - the only source for Madison Real Estate!

Posted by Calgary Real Estate on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 5:47pm

What a great feature! I'm so happy to find out about this. I like your blog - please sharing these informative posts! Thanks.

Posted by monika on Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 2:05am

We use this tool and we have received some fantastic feedback! I think you will be very happy with this addition.

Posted by Kim on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 10:16am

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