Decorating or Remodeling Your New Madison Home – Go Green!

One of the parts of being a Madison realtor that I love is helping people find a home they love and watching their anticipation and excitement about furniture placement and decorating plans.  You can see them envisioning themselves starting a life in their new home through the home buying process.  This excitement brings such joy. 

I have just recently bought a home here in Madison and can tell you that I love experiencing this “moving joy” myself.  For me, decorating and making plans for this new home is wonderful, because it gives me the opportunity to make my new place in Madison reflect my personality, a place that I am going to look forward to coming home to each day. 

While making these plans for my house I have come across a great site where you can purchase green, eco-friendly products for the home.  I thought I would share this site with you because spring tends to be a great remodeling time.  So if you are planning a spring remodel of your Madison homes, you may want to check it out, the mod green pod.  They offer curtains, slipcovers, paint, wall papers, and more, all made of organic materials.  Happy Decorating your Madison home!!

Preserving Madison, A Place to Call Home!

What I have come to learn as a Madison realtor is that most prospective buyers are not shopping for a house, they are shopping for a place to live, a place to call home. And there is quite a difference.
Although the number of bedrooms, the square footage, and the condition of the hardwood floors may mean a lot when trying to sell Madison real estate, so is the surrounding community. Lucky for us living here in the Madison area, we have a community that would appeal to most. The Madison area community is unique, I find it to be filled with wonderfully creative and nurturing people, and the location itself is just a gem. It is one of the few places where can you be in a country atmosphere one moment and then in the city the next. Right here in the Madison area, we have great parks, museums, restaurants, theaters, and events!
I am bringing all this up because I believe the Madison area should be celebrated and preserved in all of its wonderfulness. Just as we all will celebrate the Earth on Earth Day. Thankfully, the Habitat for Humanity Restore program, who has already done so much for the Madison community and Madison real estate, has planned a great event at their location on Grove St. It will be held on April 19th from noon to 4 and will include a number of auctions, festivities, and educational booths. So come and visit the Habitat for Humanity Restore and celebrate the earth, celebrate our Madison area community, the place we all live and call home.

The grass is always greener!

Isn’t it funny how as homeowners and local residents living in a community for years upon years, we often never realize all that our community has to offer. We look at other areas, like coastal resorts, historic settings, or even other state parks, and think we would love to explore them. Yet we often forget that when living in Madison we have some of the most interesting activities and areas to explore right in our backyard. I am always searching on-line and in our local Madison publications so that I can stay on top of all the local events and activities in our community. I think it is important as a realtor to be a community expert especially when working with prospective Madison buyers. This week, while doing my research, I came across a really neat activity that combines two of my favorite things. Films and music!
Yesterday began the start of the 10th annual Wisconsin Film Festival. It will run through this Sunday, April 6th. There will be many local Madison establishments involved in the film festival for movie showings, release parties, and receptions. The movies are shown at 10 different Madison theaters all within walking distance to one another downtown. Entering and exiting the movies you will find areas to sit and enjoy the music of some of the movies. You can also go to one of the many parties to see live music including some great local Madison talent. So if you are looking for some fun this weekend or interested in seeing a great side of Madison, check out the Wisconsin Film Festival this weekend.