Street Views Art Show – You’re Invited!

You and a guest are cordially invited to a special reception featuring the stunning streetscape photography of Robert Dicke at Capitol West. Explore the local artist’s unique photographic perspective of architecture while soaking in the stunning vistas of Capitol West. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided the Ivory Room Piano Bar.

We hope that you’ll join us for this event at Capitol West. The event is tonight and tomorrow from 5-9pm. Please RSVP by emailing heidi@glassslipperhomes.com.

Madison: Big Enough To Be A City, Small Enough To Be A Town

Madison, Wisconsin is consistently ranked as a highly desirable place to live, work, and play. With a population of over 200,000 it’s a fairly large city (especially in the State of Wisconsin). However, many refer to Madison as “a big small town” because there are many things about Madison that give it a small town feel. Here are some examples:

Big City: Madison is home to a world class University in the University of Wisconsin as well as several other smaller colleges.

Small Town: Madison has one of the top ranked Farmers’ Markets in the country.

Big City: Madison has world class hospitals and research facilities.

Small Town: Madison has a reputation as being a very walkable and bike friendly city.

Big City: Madison is home to many world class restaurants.

Small Town: Madison still has quaint diners.

Big City: Madison has a world class performing arts center and a dynamic children’s museum.

Small Town: Madison’s famed State Street is closed to automobiles.

The list goes on an on – big city perks and small town perks. Overall, a great place to call home. If you are ready to learn more about Madison – the real estate market and otherwise, email heidi@glassslipperhomes.com!

Happy Fall! Is Your Home Ready?

It’s officially Fall (can you believe it?) and here in Wisconsin that means leaves are (or will be) changing colors, temps start to cool, the apple orchard and pumpkin patch are open for business, and your house needs to be tweaked for the changing season. There are many quick and easy things that you can do inside and outside of your home to prepare for fall and winter. Here are a few to get you started:

Put the storms on your windows and doors. Once the temps spiral downward you don’t want to let precious (and pricey) heat escape needlessly.

Clean your carpets and area rugs. Your house is about to be closed up a lot more than usual and you want to get as much dirt and dust that’s been dragged into the house all summer outside where it belongs.

Reset your thermostat timer. here at our house, we have settings conducive to our air conditioning needs and they differ from our furnace needs. Check the settings and be sure your heat turns on when you really want it to.

If you have a fireplace, get it prepped and checked for safety. For natural fireplaces this may mean making sure it’s safe to operate. For gas fireplaces you will also want to ensure the unit is still safe to operate and you may also need to turn on the gas to the unit (if you happen to turn it off in spring).

Bring in the patio furniture. if you have patio furniture that is not all weather and will likely dry out and/or crack during the cold months, bring it in and put it into storage (like your garage, basement, or shed). If you have furniture that can stay outside year round, make sure you bring in the accents like cushins and pillows.

Pack away the garden hose.There is nothing worse than discovering you left your hose out all winter and then in spring it’s cracked. Disconnect from the source and put it in the garage, basement, or shed. You may want to shut off the water to the spiggut while you’re at it too.

Plant your bulbs. Come spring you will be very, very happy that you took a little time to do this in the fall.

Clean out the gutters. Depending on when most of the leaves fall in your neighborhood you will want to time cleaning out the gutters. Be careful, and you may want to consider hiring someone to take care of this for you if it requires a high ladder.

There is plenty more that you can do, but these tips will get you started. If you ever have questions about what’s best for your home in any season, be sure to email heidi@glassslipperhomes.com!

Glass Slipper Homes Q&A with the Wisconsin State Journal

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to Karen Rivedal about Glass Slipper Homes and the real estate market here in Madison.  Today that conversation is now in the Wisconsin State Journal!

 Here is a taste to get you started:

For Heidi Uhrig, successfully buying or selling a house for somebody isn’t the end of a process, it’s where things really start.

I frequently have clients call me months, even years, after a sale to ask for recommendations regarding remodeling, furniture shopping, appliances, you name it,” said Uhrig, a real estate agent since 2005 and broker/owner of her own independent real estate company, Glass Slipper Homes, since last year.

Read the rest of the article at the Wisconsin State Journal!

Who We Are, What We Do, & What You Can Do This Weekend!

Glass Slipper Homes is Madison’s premiere boutique real estate firm. We are focused on quality and personal relationships with our clients, facilitating exceptional experiences with their homes and communities. Working with buyers and sellers throughout Dane County and surrounding areas, our knowledge of the market is diverse. You can find information about all of our listing right here on this site – take a peek!

If you plan to visit the Dane County Farmers’ Market On the Square tomorrow morning, plan to also visit the model at Capitol West where we are proud of our many listed units available for purchase. Come say hello – we would love to see you!

After your visit to the Farmer’s Market and the condo model, here are some of the other fun things going on in the area this weekend:

Wisconsin Badger football kicks off at 2:30pm at Camp Randall Stadium.

Oktoberfest has arrived at Essen Haus.

Cheese Days in neighboring Green County (a short and beautiful drive from Madison).

Visit the American Players Theater in Spring Green for an outdoor production of Waiting For Godot or As You Like It.

Enjoy your weekend!