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So you are thinking about Madison real estate! That’s wonderful because Madison Wisconsin is a fantastic place to live. Whether you are looking for Madison condos, single family Madison homes or even brand new construction, you are going to be delighted with the selection of possibilities Madison real estate has to offer you!


First the basic metro layout of Madison real estate: Madison geographically has an East and West side, separated by the Isthmus where the Capitol, the University and the Downtown areas are located. On either side of the Isthmus are Madison’s two dominant lakes, Lake Mendota to the Northwest and the smaller Lake Monona to the Southeast. All three areas, West, Isthmus and East have their own distinct charm and offer you a wide variety of Madison real estate including Madison homes, condos and building sites. Of course building sites are fewer on the Isthmus, but yes they do exist!

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As you drive outward from the city, you will find a variety of towns and villages that are all part of the Dane County Metro area, and you can explore all of these wonderful communities right here on the website. Check out the Map Search feature to see the lay of the land. Click on any village on the map and see what’s listed. So you won’t miss anything, every listing–not just Madison properties–that’s available on the South Central Wisconsin MLS (SCWMLS) is at your fingertips right here!

Come Home to Madison, WI

What’s it like to live in Madison, Wisconsin? Well for one thing, Madison is a community rather than a big, impersonal urban city. Madison has not given up its Midwestern roots. It is still a community that cares passionately about its people, its traditions and its values. If these things are appealing to you, then your will certainly be at home in Madison. Good reason to explore Madison real estate.

Madison is all about fun. Madison is the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. You could be ice fishing on one of the area’s lakes one moment, and twenty minutes later you might find yourself in a local brew pub clinking glasses with artisans, professors, students, engineers and politicos just blocks away your new Madison homes.

Madison homes have access to UW lakefront

You will find the best of all worlds in Wisconsin’s vibrant capital city and picturesque surrounding towns: owners of Madison homes enjoy natural beauty and outdoor recreation, stimulating cultural offerings, distinctive restaurants and shops, an irreverent spirit of fun and great Madison real estate prices.

Madison is renowned for its incredible scenery. With beautiful lakes and over 200 parks, Madison properties provide an abundance of year-round outdoor activities, from hiking, biking, swimming and sailing along with cross-country skiing, snow sailing, and ice fishing. Urban culture, natural beauty, small town charm – the greater Madison area offers it all! And it can all be yours as a part of owning Madison real estate.

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Madison Homes for you: The Madison Real Estate Market

Why is the real estate market for Madison homes so resilient? First of all, a large reason is the steady stream of professionals relocating and buying Madison properties and regional real estate. The second reason was the restrained approach to financing. Fixed mortgages on Madison real estate greatly outnumber adjustable mortgages. This stabilized both the buying and selling sides, because fewer under-qualified borrowers purchased home in Madison. Our Madison real estate market did not see the huge price swings that were common in many urban areas. We did not experience the huge “boom and bust” real estate cycles. Rather, the market for Madison homes has progressed at a slow and steady pace. Madison houses are available in styles and prices to meet the needs of any lifestyle. And, Madison properties are a great investment.

Custom Homes and New Construction add to the Madison Real Estate PictureNew Construction of Madison Properties

If you are looking at new construction, take note of several new projects that are being developed by a construction company called Veridian Homes. Our clients have reported that this builder is easy to work with. Veridian Homes is known for quality-built, mid-range Madison properties, like the homes in the Veridian-built subdivision of Ice Age Falls.

On the upper end of the Madison real estate price spectrum, Michael F. Simon builds quality custom Madison homes with emphasis on architectural appeal and craftsmanship. Because Michael F. Simon builds green custom homes, the building process includes a comprehensive checklist of the highest energy and building standards as established by Green Built Home™ and Energy Star™.

Madison Luxury Houses

If you are looking for luxury Madison real estate, consider purchasing a lakeshore home, where much of the real estate value is in the lot itself. Some savvy buyers are buying lake real estate on Monona and Mendota for about 500K, and replacing the existing houses with multi-million dollar homes.

Another popular option for executive Madison properties are golf course homes. Since Madison is all about having fun, a golf course home in Bishop’s Bay, or on the Blackhawk Country Club in Shorewood Hills might be just right for you.

Picture of Madison Capitol BuildingDowntown Madison Condos offer Great Prices and Convenient Living

Beautiful downtown Madison condos,often with lake-views, is a special kind of Madison real estate that offers a carefree exciting lifestyle in the heart of the city. The real estate market for Madison condos is ideal for buyers seeking current investment opportunities and future value. Madison offers a wonderful selection of condos and townhouses that extends from downtown, through both East and West Madison and into our many delightful outlying towns and villages like Mount Horeb, Middleton, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, Westport. And you can explore these areas all right here on the website!

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Madison Real Estate Services Helping You to Buy and Sell Madison Properties

Are you thinking of buying a Madison home? Please contact me for a no-hassle buyer consultation. I can help you find the best Madison properties and area real estate values currently available. My goal is to provide you with the best Madison realty services and help you discover the property that most closely suits the requirements of your family. I provide the best possible information… so you can make the best possible real estate decisions.

Is it time to sell? Call me for a no-nonsense free market analysis based on comprehensive real estate market data and years of personal experience with listing and selling Madison real estate. I utilize the best hi-tech marketing methods available, and also take advantage of the most effective traditional marketing tools. My mission is to help you gain top dollar for your property, in the shortest possible time, and under contract terms that are in your best interest.

Well, that’s enough about me. I could also keep talking about Madison homes and area real estate, but I would rather hear what you have to say about your own real estate needs. So whether you are buying or selling Madison real estate, something in the Greater Metropolitan Madison Area or anywhere in the State of Wisconsin, call me today and we can get started right away!

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Jon Nelson, MBA
Principal Broker/Owner
Nelson & Associates REALTORS