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!

More Remodeling Tips: Cost Vs. Value

In our last post we discussed tips for remodeling that won’t break the bank. Another great tip that we want to share is the “Cost Vs. Value” report that is published annually by Remodeling Magazine and featured in the National Association of Realtors publication titled: REALTOR. This report offers a break down of average costs for common residential remodels (Cost) and then it also charts the average recoup on the investment (Value). While this report is only a tool, you can consider it a great resource as you contemplate remodeling your home. You can review the actual 2009-2010 report by clicking here. Be sure to click on your region (and your exact city when possible) to see information relevant to your geographic area.

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New Listing! 1727 Rustic Ridge

If you love to relax, then this is the right house for you. A massive screen porch lets you enjoy 3.5 seasons without the bugs! This open-concept home has fantastic work-space in the kitchen and vaulted ceilings. The exposed lower level includes a 4th bedroom and a full bathroom. Settle in to enjoy the corner fireplace or the wet bar. Large park nearby. You will see that the Sellers have lovingly maintained this home and it is ready to move in today! Enjoy living in the Sun Prairie community and Sun Prairie schools! MLS 1605138 Open house scheduled for 9/12/2010 from 1-3pm – please plan to stop by!

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Poynette Property – Rent-to-Own Option available!

UPDATES GALORE! Seller is offering financing options or rental as an option on this well maintained home. Established landscaping, 3 bedrooms and a large flowing layout.  Convienently close to I-94; just minutes away from Lake Wisconsin, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells. Unique features include a double-sided brick fireplace, 6.8 secluded quiet acres, wildlife, 2 car garage with work shop area. Massive list of updates. This home is offered at $284,900 or $1200/ month rent (no pets).  Contact me for a private showing today!

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The Housing “Crisis”

For most of us, it’s been virtually impossible to ignore the alarming real estate headlines.  Everyday, we see newspapers and news programs that scream “Home Prices Plummeting!  Foreclosures Soaring!”  But is the housing “crisis” just a slight problem that has been blown out of proportion?


CNBC’s Dennis Kneale crunched the numbers, and has come to the conclusion that the word “crisis” is a bit of an overstatement as much of what is happening in today’s Madison real estate market (as well as nationally) is not as bad as it may seem when you really analyze the numbers.  He also believes much of what is happening is just a necessary market correction after years of rising prices and easy lending.  I would encourage you to watch this video posted last Friday to the CNBC site. You can see it by clicking here.   


What do you think about the Madison real estate market?  The national one?  I’d love to hear your opinions and comments.