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Free Things to do Before Summer is Over

It won't be long before it's time to start thinking about the winter activities you love in Madison. However, summer isn't over yet and there are still plenty of fun and free things to do around Madison. Here are some of the top options to enjoy before the summer comes to a close.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

You can explore the Arboretum for free year-round. However, in the summer, you'll be able to enjoy the wonderful areas without worrying as much about the weather. The Arboretum features 1,200 acres of wonderful gardens, woodlands, prairies, wetlands and so much more. You can even bring your bike and enjoy the 20 miles of trails for hiking and biking. Once winter rolls around, the trails will become the place for snowshoeing and skiing, but for now, get out and enjoy this great attraction while the weather is warm.

Monona Terrace

The rooftop concerts are free throughout the summer and provide a great activity to enjoy before the summer ends.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

You can enjoy the Olbrich Botanical Gardens for free all throughout the year. It's one of only four places in North American with a Thai Pavilion. In addition, there are about 16 acres of wonderful gardens to explore.

Bolz Conservatory

Another great place to discover during the summer, the Bolz Conservatory is free on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. You can enjoy the huge glass pyramid, the indoor gardens, the beautiful waterfalls, plenty of flowers and plants, along with the many birds found throughout.

Area Lakes

Of course, the many wonderful lakes found all throughout the Madison area are great for the summer. You can get the boat out a few more time before summer ends or just head to the lake for a swim. With more...

WI57 | The Real Estate News | Josh Lavik | Keller Williams | 7/19/2017

In the recent episode of Real Estate News, Josh Lavik discusses a few hot properties hitting the market. He also talks about the advice his team gave to a seller, which helped the seller make more from the deal. 

If you're looking to sell your property in Madison and you want to take our advice, as this recent seller did, contact our team today. We can help you get that home sold for more. 

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Answering a Couple Common Madison Real Estate Questions

Every real estate market is different. Some cities don't have four seasons like Madison, Wisconsin does and others may have a longer summer compared to the winter. In addition, some markets are very hot and favor buyers, while others are very hot and favor sellers.

If you're looking to buy or sell in Madison, you may have questions. Well, we have answers. Below you'll find answers to a few common questions about Madison real estate. If you have additional questions, just contact our team and we will be happy to help.

How long will my Madison home sit on the market before selling?

Commonly, sellers want to know how long it will take to get their home sold. This question comes up because they may be shopping for a new home or they may need to sell quickly. While the answer may change from one season to another and from one year to the next, right now, it's a seller's market, which usually means homes are selling faster than normal.

There are too many variable to put an exact number of days on it or even give a range. The list price will make a huge difference and so will how the home has been prepared. It's best to speak to an agent to find out how long they think it will take to sell your home with the current state of the market.

Which time of year is best for selling my home?

The media used to tell everybody that spring was the best time to sell. This was pretty correct, but the media also likes to say winter is a horrible time to sell, which is dead wrong.

In fact, during the winter, sales don't really fall as much as you might think. They only fall...

A Closer Look at Parkwood Hills

A great location in Madison, Parkwood Hills is a neighborhood offering a little bit of everything. It's close to parks, schools, shopping options, dining options and so much more. If you're looking for a good neighborhood to call home in Madison, WI, Parkwood Hills should be at the top of your list.

The Neighborhood Vibe

With parks, a community center, a pool and four schools nearby, it's a very active community. Many of the residents walk to the attractions and schools. It's not uncommon to find residents at the West Towne Mall, either. It's right around the corner and includes plenty of shopping and dining options.

Everglade Park is found near the community, which offers a great place for the entire family. Many residents enjoy going for bike rides, walking their dogs and the many nearby activities.

The Amenities

One of the biggest draws, at least in the summer is the Parkcrest Swim and Tennis Club. It's found nearby and features swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness classes, trivia nights and basketball courts.

Along with the club, there's a playground at the John Muir Elementary School and Everglades Park also offer a playground. Everglades Park has soccer fields and provides the home for a few great events throughout the year.

Another park found in Parkwood Hills is called Owen Conservation Park. It has more than 3 miles of trails and provides a great choice for hiking and skiing. The park covers more than 100 acres and offers a great place for many...