Real Estate News

WI57 | The Real Estate News | Josh Lavik | Keller Williams | 6/14/2017

In the latest episode of the The Real Estate News, Josh Lavik covers a few great condos in the Downtown Madison area and one in Fitchburg. Josh also covers a few of the benefits of living in a condo, along with the current real estate market.

With the competitive buyers market currently going on throughout Madison, Wisconsin, many buyers are getting beat out by multiple offers. This certainly makes finding and buying the right new homes or condo challenging. Now is the time to sell. If you're looking to buy or sell in Madison, Contact our team and let us help you get your home sold for the best price possible.


WI57 | The Real Estate News | Josh Lavik | Keller Williams | 5/17/2017

In the latest episode of the The Real Estate News, Josh Lavik covers a few homes for sale in great neighborhoods, such as Sun Prairie and  Southwest Madison. Josh also covers the current issues with the shortage of homes for sale.

Many buyers are a bit dissapointed right now due to the lack of home inventory throughout the Madison area. Many of the best properties are selling with multiple offers, which has presented a challenge for buyers. Now is a great time to list your home, if you're considering a move. Contact our team and let us help you get your home sold for the best price possible.


WI57 | The Real Estate News | Josh Lavik | Keller Williams | 03/22/17

In the latest episode of the The Real Estate News, Josh Lavik covers what to expect with the Madison real estate market as it starts to heat up for the spring.

Josh discusses how the marketing efforts for a condo open house created a large amount of foot traffic due to the spring market arriving. He talks about the current seller's market with the low inventory and how this is the time of year many new real estate agents become licensed.

During this episode of The Real Estate News, Josh also goes through some of his current listing and newly listed properties. 

Want to learn more about the local real estate market in Madison and surrounding communities.  Contact our team today.


WI57 | The Real Estate News | Josh Lavik | Keller Williams | 01/18/17

In the latest episode of The Real Estate News, Josh Lavik discusses the current status of the Madison area real estate market.

Happy New Year from all of us at Josh Lavik & Associates.  We remain in a strong seller's market with not enough homes for buyer's looking to purchase.  While home prices continue to rise, interest rates are also up slightly.  Weather you are thinking of downsizing or moving up to your dream home, now could be the year.  Common signs it might be time to downsize, perhaps the kids are off in college or you are just tired of the maintenance.  On the flip side, a good reason to consider upgrading is that while inventory remains tight in the lower price ranges, that is not the case in the higher price points.  Overwhelmed with where to start?  Perhaps a visit to the Dream Home Showcase the weekend of January 27th - 29th would make sense.  Stop by and visit our booth and check out our seminar titled "Do I need to remodel in order to sell my home?"  If you can't make the show than give our team a call at 608-620-4234 to find out how you can have a better real estate experience.


WI57 Real Estate News | Josh Lavik Keller Williams | 12142016

In the latest episode of The Real Estate News, Josh Lavik discusses selling your home in the winter and waterfront properties in the Madison area.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Josh Lavik & associates.  Selling your home in the winter can be an advantage with less competition from other homes for sale. Considering waterfront properties, then check out 2947 camp leonard rd on lake Waubesa. Includes 2 homes on the parcel with 350 feet of lake frontage.  Near babcock park in McFarland, excellent schools, east end of the lake for amazing west facing sunsets.  Looking to be on lake Mendota, then check out 405 Woodward dr in Madison. 75 feet of lake frontage on north side of lake mendota. Modern updates with some old cabin style. Price recently slashed by $50,000!!!  Other considerations for lakefront property include: shoreland zoning requirements for rebuilding and an increase in property taxes.  Want to buy or sell waterfront property?  Give our team a call at 608-620-4234 to find out how you can have a better real estate experience.


WI57 Real Estate News | Josh Lavik Keller Williams | 11162016

In the latest episode of The Real Estate News, Josh Lavik covers gratitude for the year, recent success stories, favorite clients, market seasonality, and an event for those considering building or remodeling.

November is a time to show gratitude.  We are thankful for all of our past, present, and future clients.  Some of our recent successes are 2705 Moland and 4301 Barby.  We also loved working with many of our clients, whether they were downsizing or trading up.

The real estate market in South Central Wisconsin is seasonal, as you can imagine.  In Wisconsin, not quite as many people want to move in the snow and cold weather, compared to the warmer times of year.  Compare the market statistics for Dane County sales in June at 1117 next to January at 347 sold in 2016.

Looking to build a new home or remodel?  Come check out the Dream Home Showcase event at the Alliant Energy Center on January 27-29th.  Come visit our booth to learn how we can help you have a better real estate experience.


WI57 Real Estate News | Josh Lavik Keller Williams | 10192016

In the latest episode of The Real Estate News, Josh Lavik discusses some great new listings on the East Side of Madison for under $200,000 and some awesome new features of our updated real estate website for the Madison area.

Have you seen these great deals for under $200,000?  528 Memphis ave in Madison has gorgeous wood floors, a fireplace, 2 car garage, fenced yard, and many updates make this one move-in ready.  4524 Camden Rd is the classic East Madison ranch home with an oversized master bedroom, nice wood floors, and fenced yard.  Another nice ranch home is located at 5002 Allis ave and this one has a BIG corner lot.  If you want to be near Olbrich Park and along the bike path, then check out 3529 Dennett Dr.

Check out our awesome new website features, including a search bar right on the home page.  Simply type in any property address, MLS#, area, school, or neighborhood.  Check out our interactive map search that is fully integrated with google maps.  Want to search more specific items, make sure you check out the simple ONE click options, including: waterfront, ...

WI57 | The Real Estate News | Josh Lavik | Keller Williams | 9/07/16

In the latest episode of the real estate news, Josh Lavik tells us about the shortage of home inventory and shows us some great homes that might be a good fit for those considering a move up.  Inventory is very low in Dane county at only 2.3 months, which is lower than last year at this time at only 3 months of inventory.  Typically around 6 months is considered a balanced market.

Need a home to trade up into?  Consider N9584 Carla Dr in Exeter (between Belleville and Oregon).  Home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and nearly 4000 square feet on a 1.5 acre lot.  Tons of updates and in excellent condition.

Considering a lakefront home in the Madison area?  Check out the property at 2947 Camp Leonard Rd.  It's on Lake Waubesa with 350 feet of lake frontage.  Compared to the neighbors with only 50-60 feet of frontage, this is HUGE!  It has 2 houses and plenty of space to roam.

Thinking of downsizing to a smaller home?  Now is the time!  If you are considering a move into a condo, apartment, or assisted living place, now is a perfect time to get top dollar for your current home.  Median home values are up 6.5% compared to this time last year.

Worried about the stress about preparing to sell?  Don't worry anymore!  We have helped many people just like you and can make the process go smoother.  Contact us today...

Having a Good Agent on Your Side

In this competitive real estate market it's important to have a good agent on your side and with our team you get the best! In our latest Real Estate News video Josh breaks down the dynamic of our team and how we provide you a better real estate experience.

Ready to take the next steps? If you're wanting to sell or looking to buy, we're ready to help you with all your real estate needs. Contact us by giving us a call at 608-620-4234 or visit our website.


Channel 57 Wisconsin Family Segment

Did you miss Josh and Cortney's debut on channel 57's Wisconsin Family segment? Don't worry we have it here for you! Josh and Cortney discuss our team dynamic on getting your home sold as well as buying the new home of your dreams.

We deal with everything from first time home buyers, to moving up, as well as empty nesters. Our team mission is to give you A Better Real Estate Experience no matter what phase of life you'r in. Ready to take the next step? Give us a call at 608-620-4234.


We Had a Record Month in April!

We've been super busy at Josh Lavik & Associates and we finished #1 in our office of almost 80 agents! We couldn't do it without our amazing team and our wonderful clients!

As we've mentioned before the number of active listings is down 30% from last year and we are only at 2 months of inventory. This month on Madison 57 News Josh talks about For Sale By Owner. What are the drawbacks and benefits to selling your own home? If you're thinking of selling watch Josh's video and learn more!

If you're thinking of selling your home our team gets the job done faster for more money. Give us a call at 608-620-4234 or visit our website to get a FREE in home consultation.


This Month in Real Estate: April 2016

Home sales year-to-date continue to rise in Dane County and throughout the SCWMLS region. For Dane County 2015 was the second best year for home sales ever and 2016 is slightly ahead by 1.3%. In the graph below you can see that all of the South Central Wisconsin region is up, especially Crawford/Richland/Vernon County where we see the highest jump of 19.8%.

As you can see in the graph below the number of listings has dropped for this year as compared to last year but the number of sales is up by one and still going strong. With interest rates still low there is still a large buyer demand but low inventory. This creates a competitive buyer's market where there are often multiple offers on one home, going over asking price.

In Dane County the supply of active listings stands at just 2.17 months, far below a balanced market of a 6 month supply. The rest of the SCWMLS region (excluding Dane County) is standing better at 5.75 which is considered a fairly balanced market. The median sales price, shown in the chart below is still on a rise. Dane County Specifically is at $239,900 which is 5.2% higher than last year. The entire South Central Wisconsin region is trending higher Year-to-date.

If you're still on the fence about selling your home there's no question that now is the opportune time to sell faster for more money. If you've decided now is the time to sell contact us at 608-620-4234! We helped 48 clients buy and sell homes successfully last year and we can't wait to help you.


Do You Know What Your Home is Worth?

Would you sell if you could get the right price for your home? Many homes on the market right now have had multiple offers, above asking price. Your home may be worth more than you think! Check out Josh's latest CW57 Real Estate News video where he shares some market insight on getting your home sold.

Still on the fence about selling? Give Josh Lavik & Associates a call 608-620-4234 or visit our website to set up your Free in home analysis.


First Impressions are a Big Deal

Did you know that 95% of staged homes sell on average in 11 days or less AND sell for 17% more? Making a great first impression can be the difference between your home selling or not. There are many things to consider when putting your house on the market, from repairs to curb appeal. Watch Josh go through the best steps towards staging your home in his CW Real Estate News video!

When taking the time to fix up and stage your home right, the returns can be huge. Take a look at the chart below to see how much you can get out of your investment.

Ready to take the next steps? Contact us today to receive our FREE staging checklist!


Have You Considered New Construction?

Inventory is only at 2.41 months in Dane county which makes it a great seller's market and median sale prices are at their peak. However, many buyers are struggling to find an existing house that meets their needs. The good news is that you have options! New construction can be a great way to get everything you want in a home and it is becoming a more popular choice in this low inventory market.

New construction can sound like a daunting task and may sound stressful. The Josh Lavik team has assisted many new construction buyers go through the process with ease. Check out Josh's new CW 57 Real Estate News video to learn all of the benefits of new construction!

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today for more new construction resources or for help getting started! 608-620-4234


Is Now a Good Time To Sell?

With December right around the corner, many homeowners are asking themselves if they should sell now or wait until the spring. Josh Lavik has the answers to all your questions in his latest CW57 Real Estate News Video!

Still not sure if you're ready to sell? Check out our Website to find out how much your home is worth. Contact us at Josh Lavik & Associates (608) 620-4234 for a home selling consultation or if you have any other questions about the process.

We are here to create A Better Real Estate Experience for our clients!


VA Approved Condos

Yes! You can still get financing these days!

Thank You so much to the Veterans who have worked so hard. We want to return the favor and help you find your dream place. They are out there just waiting for you. If you're searching for a condo and want to know which ones are VA approved look no further!

Josh Lavik and Associates has dealt specifically with VA loans and we want to help you during this process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist you.

This month on CW57's Real Estate news Josh discusses other home financing options that are available, including NO MONEY DOWN programs! Check out the video below and keep updated with Josh's monthly segments for more information about real estate topics and trends.