Assessed Value: What Home Buyers Need to Know

Assessed Value: What Home Buyers Need to Know

It is a common practice for buyers and sellers to equate the assessed value of a home to its likely market value, but these two numbers are very different from each other. Assessed values have to do with tax collection while market values reflect a selling price to which a buyer and a seller have agreed. There is, however, a way to use assessed values to your strategic benefit. Madison Broker Jon Nelson discusses how.

Can an Agent Refuse to Present an Offer?

Can an Agent Refuse to Present an Offer?

An Agent refused my offer to purchase. Can they do that? The answer to that question like so many other real estate questions is, “Maybe.”  Why a Seller might instruct their Agent to refuse certain offers and whether or not that’s a particularly good strategy is discussed here.

What a Buyer Agent Does for You

What a Buyer Agent Does for You

Buyer Agency is what puts you as the Buyer on an equal footing with the Seller. The Seller is represented by the listing broker, but without your Buyer’s Agent, the agent working with you is also working for and representing the Seller. Seem a little lopsided? It is. So the good news is you too can have professional real estate representation. And the better news is the listing broker almost always picks up your agent’s commission costs. Here’s the scoop…

New Home Construction

New Home Construction

Building a home in and around Madison, WI is an exciting time, but your interests and the builder’s interests may not be the same. Your buyer agent is the perfect intermediary between you and the builder. Find out why…

Mortgage Preapproval-Start at the Start

Mortgage Preapproval-Start at the Start

If you want to finish the “race” to buy your new home, you need to start at the starting line. That your preapproval, which you can get shortly after meeting with you loan officer. Find out exactly what you can spend and then spend your time finding exactly what you want!