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Winter Ready

The weather has turned cold, not just chilly, but biting cold! We might not be ready for it, but it’s important to get our homes ready for another Wisconsin winter. There are several tasks you’ll want to finish to help get your home prepared for winter and minimize the probability of preventable issues. Here are a few of them for you to work on or hire someone to help with. 

Protect your pipes: When water freezes and expands, it can cause your pipes to crack or burst. A few ways to reduce the probability this will happen is to shut off outside water valves and let them drain out. If you leave for the weekend or go on vacation, make sure to keep you home heated to a minimum of 55 degrees to prevent the pipes from freezing and bursting. 
 
Fireplace: Keep the flue closed when you are not using it. Have your chimney inspected annually and cleaned as needed. 
 
Furnace filters: Replace your furnace filter as directed (tip: add it to your calendar). Properly maintaining your furnace is important in reducing unwanted problems and cold nights.  
 
Vents: Make sure your heating vents are not obstructed by furniture. It’s also important to get your vents professionally cleaned every couple of years. 
 
Clean gutters: All the fall activity can leave your gutters clogged which prevents water from draining well and can lead to roofing issues, seepage, and ice dams. Depending on how badly your gutters fill up, you might want to consider investing in gutter guards.
 
Protecting your roof: Have a snow rake handy and use it to prevent build up of snow that might cause damage to your gutters and roof. For maximum protection, proper insulation is key. But that’s not a small work item! 
 

Ceiling fans: If your ceiling fan has a reverse switch, run blades clockwise with your heat on. It will create an upward draft and push the hot air down from the ceiling. This is especially helpful if you have high or vaulted ceilings.

If you need help finding a local expert with any of these or other home needs, please visit AlvaradoList.com

572 Toepfer Ave - Just Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 572 Toepfer Ave, Madison for $250,000 by Carlos Alvarado
3 bedroom | 1 bath | 1,644 sq ft

Buyers are excited to add on and renovate this bungalow in the desired Westmorland neighborhood. The vision they have is beautiful and it’ll be exciting to see it when it’s ready for move in!

For more information about real estate in the Madison and surrounding area, please contact Carlos Alvarado, Principal Broker, at 608.438.6757 or carlos@thealvaradogroup.com

519 N Pinckney St Unit A - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 519 N Pinckney St Unit A, Madison for $235,000 by Brett Larson
1 bedroom | 1 bath | 951 sq ft

Congratulations to the new owners on the purchase of this unique and charming condo in a historic mansion with beautiful brick accents and private Lake Mendota pier.

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact Brett at 608.575.4123, or at Brett@TheAlvaradoGroup.com

952 Rockefeller Lane - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 952 Rockefeller Lane, Madison for $147,500 by Julie Colmar
3 bedrooms | 1.5 bath | 1,044 sq ft

JUST SOLD by @juliecolmar! Sun-filled end unit with private patio and surrounded by evergreens sold over list price.

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact Julie Colmar at 608-852-7336 or juliecolmar@thealvaradogroup.com.

5810 Dorsett Dr - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 5810 Dorsett Dr, Madison for $306,000 by April Johnson
3 bedrooms | 1.5 bath | 1,544 sq ft

Gorgeous mid-century modern home received multiple offers and sold in days! Congrats to the Sellers and Buyers.

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact April at 608.358.7481, or at April@TheAlvaradoGroup.com.

Happy Clients of Alvarado Real Estate Group

It only took John and Anna mere minutes to fall in love with this near-east side beauty. They were in competition with four other buyers, but thanks to some clever offer writing, they were able to buy a home that not only checked all the boxes, but made them jump for joy upon hearing it would be theirs. It was an absolute delight working with you both! - Lindsey Cooper

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home, please contact Lindsey at 608-354.3864 or Lindsey@TheAlvaradoGroup.com

5713 Elder Place - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 5713 Elder Place, Madison for $282,740 by Lindsey Cooper
3 bedroom | 2 bath | 1,378 sq ft

It was a perfect match for the sellers and buyers of this tastefully remodeled home. Buyers love the getaway feeling of their new home in the middle of town with Owen Conservation Park in the backyard - 96 acres of green space with miles of trails. Felicidades!

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home, please contact Lindsey at 608-354.3864 or Lindsey@TheAlvaradoGroup.com

405/407 W Doty St - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 405/407 W Doty St, Madison for $585,000 by Kate Weis

This 4 unit investment property sold in a couple of days! Smooth process from beginning to end including coordinating tenants, showings and closing. Sellers loved how easy and simple Kate made the experience. Congrats to the Sellers & Buyers!

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home, please contact Kate at
608-213-4203 or kate@thealvaradogroup.com.

2939 Harvey St - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 2939 Harvey St, Madison for $278,000 by April Johnson
3 bedroom  | 2 bath | 1,080 sq ft

This adorable and well cared for bungalow has new owners! Congrats to the sellers & buyers!

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact April at 608.358.7481, or at April@TheAlvaradoGroup.com.

496 Cledell St #3 - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 496 Cledell St #3, Oregon for $170,000 by Brett Larson!
2 bedrooms | 2 bath |1,110 sq ft

Modern Oregon condo sold over list price. New owners to enjoy its vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Congrats to the buyers and sellers!

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact Brett at 608.575.4123, or at Brett@TheAlvaradoGroup.com

4310 Critchell Terrace - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 4310 Critchell Terrace, Madison for $410,000 by Brett Larson!
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,936 sq ft

Happy sellers of this remarkable ranch near Madison's west side received multiple offers and sold over list price. Recent updates include chef's kitchen, main bathroom, sunroom, laundry room and spa-like lower level bathroom.

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact Brett at 608.575.4123, or at Brett@TheAlvaradoGroup.com

14 Schenk St - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 14 Schenk St, Madison for $217,000 by April Johnson!
3 bedrooms | 1 bath | 1,152 sq ft

Eastmorland charmer! Classic 1950s ranch with hardwood floors throughout. Large eat-in kitchen sunny living room with huge corner windows. Lovely yard with perennial flowers, lilacs, and a patio. 

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact April at 608.358.7481, or at April@TheAlvaradoGroup.com.

Event Sponsor: Centro Hispano's 29th Annual Celebration

Alvarado Real Estate Group is a proud sponsor of Centro Hispano's 29th Annual Celebration bringing together the Latino community and its supporters.  

Presenting the:
Ilda C. Thomas Leadership Award
Roberto G. Sanchez Award
Marcus S. Miles Volunteer Award
Young Dreamer Award
Visionary Award

Event details >

1102 Woodland Way - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 1102 Woodland Way, Madison for $330,000 by Susan Stoehr!
5 bedroom | 4.5 bath | 4,025 sq ft

Congratulations to Alex, Marissa, Silas and Mia on making this gorgeous 3 story Tudor on the near west side of Madison their new home.

To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Susan at 608.212.2326, or susan@thealvaradogroup.com.

1505 Sheridan Dr - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 1505 Sheridan Dr, Madison for $210,000 by Brett Larson!
3 bedroom  | 1 bath | 1,371 sq ft

Classic bungalow on Madison’s North side. pen floor plan for the kitchen, dining and living room. Kitchen has glass tile, cherry cabinets and large center island. Basement has large rec room and plenty of space for storage. Congratulations to the happy new owners!

If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact Brett at 608.575.4123, or at Brett@TheAlvaradoGroup.com

4416 Back Nine Dr - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 4416 Back Nine Dr, Madison for $570,900 by Susan Stoehr!
4 bedroom  | 2.5 bath | 2,459 sq ft

Congratulations to Luke and Cassi on the purchase of their new home in the Community of Bishops Bay. Many years of happiness to you both!

To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Susan at 608.212.2326, or susan@thealvaradogroup.com.