715 Cricket Lane ~ Unit #5

Open House this weekend 04/05/2009 from 1-3pm. Hope to see you there!

Stop by on the Middleton Condo tour!…An end unit, a unique space with little to no maintenance in a quiet and intimate community with fantastic Southern exposure and opens to green-space. Honey-stained maple cabinetry throughout, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, stacking W/D, Lg Master WIC

New Price – 1912 Middleton Street – $231,800

Come check out this charming home in Middleton being offered at a new price of $231,800. This home has it all; charm, location, and an updated kitchen. You can walk to downtown Middleton from this spectacular piece of real estate!! The tiled foyer and circular floor plan make this home a dream for entertaining. A half bath and updated kitchen was just added to the features on the main floor. The hardwoods in this home absolutely gleam. Upper level bathroom has an amazing cast iron tub and the master bedroom has his and her closets. Additional living space can be created from the large attic and the basement which has high ceilings and a half bath. There is also finished room above the 2 car garage that could be used as a summer work studio or playroom. There is also a wonderful hot tub included with this home. Please call me for more details, 608-444-6831. Now is a great time to enter into the Middleton real estate market.

The Importance of Staging

Despite the slower paced real estate market here in Wisconsin, there are still many viable home buyers available.  A major difference between today’s market and that of a couple of years ago, is that the property inventory levels in the Madison and Middleton areas are high.  This means that prospective buyers have plenty of choices.  Madison area buyers are therefore looking at a large number of properties before deciding to make an offer.  If you want your home to be well remembered and stay on top of their list, then the first impression is crucial.

In order to make a strong first impression, you need to properly stage your home before making it available for showings to all the Madison and Middleton area prospective buyers.  A few key staging items are in the bathroom and kitchen.  In the bathroom, be sure to avoid having grimy walls or shower doors.  Also, if you have any outdated tiles, find a paint that is appropriate for tile and add some modern colors to the room.  This, along with replacing an outdated vanity with a pedestal sink, will give the bathroom a fresh face at a low cost.  In the kitchen, consider making low cost updates by staining old cabinets instead of painting them.  Newer appliances are also key as they scream clean!!  Buyers look for clean kitchen and bathrooms, so keep those rooms show ready at all times in order to make the best impression possible.  The HGTV site has even more great staging techniques.  I would encourage you to take a look for ideas and to call me in for some suggestions.  I have great experience and success staging homes, and I work with Madison and Middleton area buyers on a regular basis.  I therefore have firsthand knowledge to many of their likes and dislikes.  So don’t hesitate any longer, give me a call and I’ll gladly come by to help you get your home show ready!!