In the past three years Madison assessments have fallen continuously. The most recent assessments that were received around April 25, 2012 fell an average of 1.6 percent. In some places throughout the city assessments fell by even larger amounts. Some have suggested that the reason for the drop in assessments is because of a backlog of foreclosures and financing concerns.
A decline in your assessment will make it less likely that property taxes will increase. Of course, a drop in assessed values are directly tied to housing prices.
There were a few pockets in Madison where assessment values slightly increased including the isthmus and the near west side.
More information regarding assessments can be found at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/assessor/.
Source: “Assessments drop in Madison for third consecutive year,” Channel3000.com (April 23, 2012).
Orchard Ridge & Greentree Neighborhoods are holding the majority of the listed homes open this Sunday, with times varying from 12noon to 4pm.
|Address||Price||Agent Name||Phone Number||Open Time|
|1125 S Whitney Way||$188,500||Heidi Uhrig||(608) 444-6831||12PM-2PM|
|6606 Piping Rock Rd||$239,900||Kathy Griswold||(608) 345-0424||12PM-2PM|
|4934 Raymond Rd||$199,900||Heidi Uhrig||(608) 444-6831||12PM-2PM|
|4914 Raymond Rd||$184,900||Matt Winzenried||(608) 443-7074||12PM-2PM|
|6409 Woodington Way||$204,900||Geoffrey Gyrisco||(608) 354-9456||1PM-4PM|
|5705 Hempstead Rd||$199,875||Devery Cash||(608) 445-4141||1PM-3PM|
|5717 Dorsett Dr||$199,900||Jane Marie Pechauer||(608) 695-8181||1PM-3PM|
|5402 Tolman Terr||$239,900||Heidi Uhrig||(608) 444-6831||2PM-4PM|
|5613 Tolman Terr||$179,000||Robin Anderson-Guernsey||(608) 213-8778||2PM-4PM|
|5713 Tolman Terr||$235,000||Yvonne Gern||(608) 219-8959||2PM-4PM|
Fall leaf collection is in full swing in communities like Madison. While Fall leaf collection officially started on October 4, we are nearing the peak of the season, and most homeowners are knee deep in leaves throughout their yards!
Find out the ins and outs of city leaf collection by clicking here. You will also find tips for proper collection and green tips for compost and getting the nutrients from leaves into your lawn.
There is a nifty website where you can plug in an address and see how “walkable” the location is. The website is called Walk Score, and it’s tag line “Find A Walkable Place To Live”.
For example, if you plug in the address of one of our listings at Captitol West downtown, you will find a Walk Score rating of 95 out of 100, aka: “A Walker’s Paradise”.
Type in your address and see how walkable your location is! Visit the website by clicking here.
If you want help finding an ideal location to call home, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin (RASCW) has sponsored a 5K walk/run and 10K run event called Home Run for the past 15 years. This year the organization continues the tradition with a new name: The Ghoulish Gallop! This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:30am. Participants each receive an authentic running shirt, there will be treats, games for kids and even a costume contest. This event continues to be a fundraiser for organizations such as Operation Fresh Start and Habitat For Humanity.
Plan to participate – it’s fun AND it supports a great cause!