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Saturday, June 1, 2024   /   by Ryan Huemmer

June Home Maintenance Checklist

Gutter Cleaning: June in Wisconsin often sees frequent rain showers, so it's crucial to ensure your gutters are clean and free of debris to prevent water damage to your home's foundation and roof.
Lawn Care: With the warmer weather and longer days, June is an ideal time to focus on lawn maintenance. This includes mowing regularly, watering deeply but infrequently, fertilizing if necessary, and addressing any weeds or bare patches.
Inspect and Service Your Air Conditioning Unit: Before the summer heat fully sets in, it's wise to inspect and service your air conditioning system. This can involve changing filters, cleaning vents, and scheduling professional maintenance to ensure it runs efficiently throughout the season.
Check for Pests: Warmer temperatures can lead to increased pest activity, so it's essential to inspect your home for signs of pests such as ants, termites, or rodents. Addressing any infestations early can prevent costly damage later on.
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Monday, May 6, 2024   /   by Amber Huemmer

April Dane County Housing Market

Community Market reports:Cambridge - bit.ly/CambridgeHousingUpdateColumbus - bit.ly/ColumbusHousingUpdateCottage Grove - bit.ly/CottageGroveHousingUpdateCross Plains - bit.ly/CrossPlainsHousingUpdateDeerfield - bit.ly/DeerfieldHousingUpdateDeforest - bit.ly/DeforestHousingMarketFitchburg - bit.ly/FitchburgHousingUpdateMadison - bit.ly/MadisonHousingUpdateMaple Bluff - bit.ly/MapleBluffHousingUpdateMarshall - bit.ly/MarshallHousingUpdateMcFarland - bit.ly/McFarlandHousingUpdateMiddleton - bit.ly/MiddletonHousingUpdateMonona - bit.ly/MononaHousingUpdateMount Horeb - bit.ly/MountHorebWIHousingUpdateOregon - bit.ly/OregonWIHousingUpdateStoughton - bit.ly/StoughtonWIHousingUpdateSun Prairie - bit.ly/SunPrairieHousingUpdateVerona - bit.ly/VeronaHousingUpdateWaunakee - bit.ly/WaunakeeHousingReportWindsor - bit.ly/WindsorHousingUpdate
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Wednesday, May 1, 2024   /   by Amber Huemmer

May Home Maintenance Checklist

Feed Your Lawn
Most important thing you can do for your lawn, is to fertilize it. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means it has a better root system to combat stresses such as heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic, and other.  Your lawn wakes up hungry in the spring! Fertilizing it strengthens roots, kills weeds and gets it off to a good start for the new year.
Mulch Flower Beds and Base of Trees
Mulching has many benefits for your flower beds and at the base of trees. Improving the health, reducing the amount of weeds growing there and increasing the water retention of the soil. It can help save you time on those important gardening tasks of weeding, watering, and pest control.
Wash and Maintain Windows
Washing windows protects indoor air quality, lets more light in and allows for a visual inspection on the glass, seal & weather-stripping. Regular window maintenance will help avoid costly repairs, preserve energy efficiency, maintain functionality and increase t ...

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Monday, April 8, 2024   /   by Ryan Huemmer

Top 3 Home Renovations For Your Buck

Home renovations can significantly increase the value of your property if done strategically. Here are some Top 3 Home Renovations that typically yield a high return on investment (ROI):

Kitchen Remodeling: The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. Upgrading countertops, cabinets and fixtures can provide a significant ROI. Focus on update-to-date trends, improving functionality and using high-quality materials.
Bathroom Renovation: Like kitchens, updated bathrooms can greatly increase home value. Consider upgrading fixtures, countertops, flooring and adding amenities like a double sink and/or walk-in shower.
Basement Finishing: Converting an unfinished basement into usable living space can significantly increase your home's square footage and overall value. Consider creating additional bedrooms, bathrooms and a recreational area. A wet bar, home gym or movie theater tends to draw the attention of new buyers the most.
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Thursday, April 4, 2024   /   by Ryan Huemmer

Lake Mills, Wisconsin | Community Spotlight | Lake Mills, WI Real Estate

Lake Mills is 25 miles east of Madison in Jefferson County on the eastern shores of Rock Lake. Commons Park is the show case park of Lake Mills and host to many community events. This park is triangular and contains a gazebo-style band shelter, a small picnic shelter, two monuments and restroom facilities. In the winter months the park has a man-made ice rink facility and a warming house.
Places to Visit
Sandy Beach, Bartel's Beach, Tyranena Park, Lower Rock Lake County Park, Upper Rock Lake Park, Jefferson County Snowmobile Trail, Lake Mills Golf Club, Glacial Drumlin State Trail - West, Rotary Park, Wallace Park, Aztalan State Park, Aztalan Museum, Aztalan Cycle Park, Zeloski Marsh, Madison Audubon’s Faville Grove Sanctuary, Milford Hills Hunt Club, L.D. Fargo Public Library, Fargo Mansion Inn

Places to Eat or Entertainment
El Mariachi, The Grist Bar and Table, The Hub, Sportsman's Pub on the Park, Aztalan Inn Bar and Grill, Lake Mills Family Restaurant, Timber Creek ...

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