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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.


Madison’s North Side

Madison’s North Side

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The southern border is the Yahara River at Tenney Park.  The north boundary is the Cherokee Marsh.  To the east is Packers Ave and the West border is along Lake Mendota and the Village of Maple Bluff.

North Side Neighborhoods


When many of the homes were built during the late 1940's into the 1960's folks were looking to realize the American Dream of homeownership. The north side of Madison became an appealing place for families looking for a great area to raise their children and also due to close proximity to some of the largest employers in the area. Of course, another reason that people live in this area is that they love being on or near the lakes of Madison.

North Lake Mendota


Many of the single family homes are more modest sized ranch, transitional, or bi-level style homes in addition to a few condominium associations.  While other areas along Woodward Drive include much larger and more expensive waterfront homes.  The...

Best Holiday Lights in Madison

One of the best places to go view Holiday Lights in the Madison area is the Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park, just off John Nolan Drive.

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November 19th, 2016 to January 2, 2017 from Dusk till Dawn at Olin Park.  Admission is FREE!!!  This awesome display is sponsored by The Electric Group and numerous other sponsors.  Check it out!


lead based paint in real estate

Anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Wisconsin will need to consider that a property may have a variety of environmental and health concerns.  Including things such as radon, contaminants in the water, mold, and lead-based paint.

Properties that were built prior to 1978 and may pose a greater risk of lead-based paint.  As stated in the Wisconsin Lead Based Paint Disclosure Addendum S, "Lead poisoning in young children may produce permanent neurological damage, including learning disabilities, reduced intelligence quotient, behavioral problems, and impaired memory."  Certainly lead-based paint is no joking matter and hence the reason it's no longer used in household paints.

A home seller is required to disclose to potential buyers the existence of any known lead-based paint on the property.  And similarly, a home buyer has an option to test for the existence of lead-based paint, if desired.

Contractors looking to do work on a home built prior to 1978 must follow specific guidelines for remediation and be lead paint certified.  The EPA (environmental protection agency) website has more detailed information about lead paint.

As a real estate agent in Madison Wisconsin, I also have a duty to provide a lead-based paint pamphlet to home buyers that shows how to "Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home".

Many older properties have their own charm and character that is often very different from a new home.  Thus, I wouldn't suggest to...

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When you choose Josh Lavik & Associates to help you buy, sell, or invest in real estate they will give a portion of their profits back to a charity of your choice.

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