Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Property of the Week

This week's featured property is a two unit investment property in Albany.

Finally, a fully rented investment property that cash flows!  This two unit residential property in Albany has updates including a new roof and furnace in last 2 years. There is a large yard and off street parking. There are separate meters and private entrances. The location is great, close to downtown and Sugar River as well as near a village park.  As the end of our tax year approaches, this is a great property to use for investment or in a 1031 exchange.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Buying a home in December? Are you crazy?

Real estate wisdom has always been that things are wicked slow from Thanksgiving through New Year's. Buyers have a lot going on in their lives, and looking at homes bumps way down on the list unless a buyer really needs to move. We tend to warn our home sellers that any buyer looking at this time of year is extremely serious, so homes must be staged well for every showing.

Buyers can use this conventional wisdom in their favor, making this a great time of year to purchase a home.


So few buyers want to look right now. Home sellers are aware of this fact, and so they are more likely to work with an offer and negotiate than they might be at other times of year. If sellers get an offer in early or mid-December, they are highly aware of the fact that this will likely be the only offer they see for the next four to six weeks. This is another one or two mortgage payments or a delay in a seller's own relocation. Sellers do consider these extra costs as they negotiate.

If you can fit the time to look at homes into your schedule, give some thought to writing an offer in December. It can be just the edge you want in the negotiation process.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Things to do around Monroe

~ Stop at Frehner Gallery in the Monroe Arts Center this evening for a new exhibit opening. "Drifting Forward" is a compilation of Driftless Area Artists works. The opening reception this evening includes an artist talk at 5:30 pm. Remember to check out the Silent Auction items also on display now.

~ Brodhead hosts "Christmas Walk" on Thursday and Friday evenings this week. There is a lighted parade on Friday evening and carriage rides will be available. The Downtown merchants will have in store specials both evenings.

~ There is still time to pick up your tickets to the Festival of Trees in Monroe this Saturday evening. Contact Pam at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, 608.325.7648. Cocktails are at 6, dinner is served at 7.

~ If outdoors is more your thing, come to Cadiz Springs this Saturday evening for the Owl Prowl hosted by Ranger Brad Bates.

~ On Sunday, New Glarus will host a Holiday Shopping Open House event at many Downtown merchants. Be sure to stop by the Swiss United Church for their cookie sale too!

~ Gun enthusiasts will gather at the Juda Community Center and Fire Station this Sunday for the annual Gun Show. This event is open from 8 am until 3 pm.

~ The Monroe City Band will play two concerts on Sunday afternoon. At 1 pm, they will be at Pleasant View Nursing Home. Then, they will head to the United Methodist Church for a 3 pm concert as well.

~ The Democratic Party of Green County has their monthly meeting on Sunday at the Swiss Alps in Monroe.

Hope you have a great weekend here in Cheese Country!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Property of the Week

This week's featured property is a commercial building in Monroe, Wisconsin.

Here is your chance to own a piece of Monroe’s history dating back to circa 1865.

The historic Lanz Building is a rare property with over 14,000 square feet on 3 levels located on corner lot in Downtown Monroe. This location is ideal for your business or non-profit, a well traveled corner between Turner Hall and the Square. There is newer electrical, 16” solid masonry walls, exposed brick walls, 11’ ceilings on main floor and 9’ ceilings in basement. The building is loading dock capable, and there is underground parking available. For your customers or employees, there is plenty of parking available thanks to street parking on two sides and a large public lot to the rear.

This building is easily divided inside with multiple exterior access points. Whatever you are thinking - restaurants, retail space, art gallery, museum, office spaces or anything else - this space is wide open and waiting for someone with a vision.