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Madison Assessments Still Falling

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 Neighborhood Open House

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…

Walkable Neighborhoods

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…

Mark Your Calendar For The Ghoulish Gallop!

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…