Blog :: 08-2012

96 Ponwood Circle #E - Madison Condo for Sale

Welcome home to easy living! Soaring cathedral ceiling greets you as you enter this 2nd floor unit that faces beautiful open greenspace. Condo is complete with wood fireplace, private in-unit laundry, spacious master with walk-in closet & full bath and galley kitchen. One car underground parking included as well as a bike locker & private storage area. Cheaper than paying rent - don't wait to make this condo your own! One year UHP Home Warranty included.

  • 2 BR, 2 BA, 1060 Sq. Ft.
  • Cathedral ceiling & wood burning fireplace in living room
  • 2nd floor unit faces open green space
  • For current price and more information, click here



96 Ponwood Circle #E Property Features


  • Unit is in the Park Place Condo Association
  • Cathedral ceiling & wood burning fireplace in living room
  • Private, in-unit stackable washer & dryer
  • Spacious master with walk-in closet & master bath
  • One underground parking stall is included & assigned
  • Building has storage locker & common area bike storage
  • Condo dues are $210 per month
  • Included in condo dues: hot water, parking, trash & snow removal, condo management expenses, common areas
  • One year UHP Home Warranty gives you peace of mind


Neighborhood Information


  • Many neighborhood features including Odana Hills Golf Course, Woodland Hills & Wexford Parks, High Point Swim Club and High Point Church.
  • On bus line for easy access to all of Madison
  • Only minutes to shopping at West Towne & Westgate Malls
  • 10 minutes to the UW Campus
  • 15 minutes to downtown Madison

School District Information for 96 Ponwood Circle #E


Sara Alvarado, The Alvarado Real Estate GroupThis home is marketed by Sara Alvarado, Broker / Listing Specialist - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Sara at 608.438.5005, or

1204 Birch Haven Circle - Monona Home for Sale on the Water!

Gorgeously Remodeled Monona Home on the Channel (2007 NARI Showcase home)! Everything has been replaced & remodeled. Open living area, great for entertaining features Brazilian cherry floors, gas fireplace. Extensive list (granite, maple cabinets, Anderson windows, etc) of detailed updates available via email & onsite. Living in a like new home with all the upgrades yet surrounded in Monona's mature community on the Lake, enjoy the yard, huge 2nd floor patio w/ beautiful views, the water & Monona Schools.

  • 4 BR, 3 BA, 2,700 Sq. Ft.
  • Completely remodeled
  • On the Lake Monona channel
  • For current price and more property information, click here.


Features of 1204 Birch Haven Circle:



  • Every room completely remodeled including new flooring, finishes, lighting, Oak trim and doors.
  • Brazilian Cherry, wide board floors with unique floor muffling system--10 year installation warranty.
  • Gas fireplace with Black Galaxy granite and Oak surround
  • Custom, hand-finished front entry door and garage service door
  • Baldwin lock set on front door, and new Schlage hardware on all doors
  • Andersen Door and window hardware and grids
  • 6-panel solid Oak doors and trim throughout
  • Metal staircase balusters with Oak railing
  • All new bath and door hardware
  • Garage completely insulated, heated and finished including drywall, texture, paint and new lighting
  • California Closets(TM) throughout home, including laundry and linen closets
  • Laundry Room with new front-load GE Washer, Dryer and Duratub Wash Tub


  • Andersen Windows
  • Dormers and front porch
  • 2-car garage with large attic storage
  • Massive rooftop deck with top of the line DuraDek(TM) and glass DuraRail(TM) railing system
  • New all-cedar siding
  • New stonework with engraved stone address block
  • New architectural style shingle roof with ice and snow shield and 30-year warranty
  • New Professional landscaping
  • 44' Wickcraft(TM) Dock with interchangeable cedar pallets and telescopic legs
  • 420 sq. ft. cement patio
  • All New outdoor lighting and power outlets
  • All new cement including driveway, patio, garage, porch, walks, and door/AC pads
  • Carriage style garage door with arched entry and openers/exterior keypad entry


School Information for 1204 Birch Haven Circle

Click below for more information on the schools:

Monona Grove High School

Glacial Drumlin School


Sara Alvarado, The Alvarado Real Estate Group


This home is marketed by Sara Alvarado, Broker - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Sara at 608.438.5005, or


77 S. Gardens Way - Fitchburg Condo for Sale!

Upgraded unit is a peaceful place to come home to overlooking gorgeous green space, walking path & offers private entry, private 2 car garage and easy living layout. Hardwood floors, 3 sided fireplace, private deck, stainless steel appliances, beautiful cabinetry. Single owner added extra storage shelving, low VOC paints, ceiling fans in bedrooms, living room. 3rd floor loft currently family rm, can be master bdrm suite. Great sunlight, spacious rooms, California closets, super clean & shows beautifully!

  • 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 1683 Sq. Ft.
  • Desirable location facing green space and not other units
  • Meticulously upgraded & maintained
  • For current price and more information, click here

77 S. Gardens Way Property Features

  • Home overlooks gorgeous green space & walking path
  • Private entry
  • Attached 2 car garage
  • In-unit laundry
  • Hardwood floors
  • 3 sided gas fireplace
  • Kitchen features stainless steel appliances & beautiful cabinetry
  • Lots of extra storage shelves built in throughout unit
  • Ceiling fans installed in most rooms

Swan Creek & The Gardens at Swan Creek Neighborhood Information

Swan Creek is a Smart Growth neighborhood focused on providing its residents a sense of community and safe harbor. Its small town feel includes friendly streets, generous parks, open space, corridors to regional bicycle trail and pedestrian-friendly walkways. Part of its attraction is the housing diversity including single-family homes, condominiums, apartments and senior living options. There is also a small commercial area to be incorporated into the neighborhood to provide necessities. It is also conveniently located to major highways and arteries - a welcome asset to commuters and professionals who travel for business purposes.

Adhering to rowhouse architecture and design, each home at The Gardens of Swan Creek has both a strong street-side and courtside presence with individual front porches and entries. The front yard for buildings adjoining the public street are defined by low ornamental metal fences and masonry columns. The Garden also boasts its own community gardens for use by owners. Site landscaping includes a mix of deciduous and conifer trees and shrubs, ornamental trees, native landscaping and groundcovers. Rain gardens are provided in different areas of each lot to encourage storm water infiltration.

The association takes care of landscaping (the neighborhood sign areas and some traffic islands), enforcement of the covenants and all other things that are necessary to keep the neighborhood nice. The covenants were originally written by the developer and were signed by every lot owner prior to closing. Covenants are binding and enforceable. The board and/or the members can change covenants by voting. Current covenants can be found on the website.

Madison School District Information for 77 S. Gardens Way

Sara Alvarado, The Alvarado Real Estate GroupThis home is marketed by Sara Alvarado, Broker / Listing Specialist - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Sara at 608.438.5005, or

3512 Gregory Street, Madison WI - Bungalow for Sale

3512 Gregory Street, Madison WI

How many times have I heard clients say that they wanted a new house and yet they felt it was really important to be in an established neighborhood with mature trees and experience a true community? How easy is that to find in Madison? Practically impossible. With delight, I welcome you to this fantastic opportunity to own a 6 year young custom crafted Bungalow in the Briar Hill neighborhood that backs up to the Capital City Bike path just steps away from the Children's Park. As you walk through this home you'll notice the details of the extra wide trim, the tiled wood burning fireplace, gorgeous built ins, expansive windows and walk in closets. You'll also notice the 9 ft ceilings, fiber cement siding, light maple flooring and warm, welcoming colors.

The Seller worked closely with Drake Builders and the designer at Bungalow Pros to make this a dream home that fits right into the neighborhood. The layout creates easy and spacious living and even with all the great storage throughout (pantry and walk in closets) there is a large, dry basement with 8 ft ceilings that can easily be finished or just used for storage or an exercise area.

Open House on Sunday, August 26th from 12-3pm! 

 3512 Gregory Street Specs

- Offered for $375,000 - 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1592 square feet - No garage, gravel driveway - Large front yard and a back deck with private back yard - 2011 taxes: $7,789 - Clark House Design: - Built by Drake Builders

Living room: 19x14 Dining room: 16x11 Kitchen: 12x12 Back deck: 18x8 Front porch: 10x6 Master Bdrm: 12x12 Bdrm #2: 12x11 Bdrm #3: 11x11

Briar Hill Area School Information:

- Thoreau Elementary

- Cherokee Heights Middle School

- West High School


Sara Alvarado, The Alvarado Real Estate GroupThis home is marketed by Sara Alvarado, Broker - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. Why? Because she sold it ten years ago (when it was a 500 sq. ft. home) and she knows the neighborhood! For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Sara at 608.438.5005 or

JUST SOLD! 726 Miami Pass in Nakoma, Madison, WI

JUST SOLD - 726 Miami Pass Nakoma, Madison

We are excited to report another successful sale! This classic beauty in Nakoma was a unique sale. The seller asked Sara Alvarado to sell the home to the right buyer but really didn't want a sign in the front yard or have it on the public websites or on the MLS. Using her connections, word of mouth and strong relationships with other top agents in the market place, Sara found three interested parties which resulted in two offers offer, and the seller accepted the one that was full price! After living in the home for 50 years it was important to have a smooth and easy transaction so a combination of compassion and professional guidance is exactly what helped the Seller walk away with a positive experience.

What sets The Alvarado Group apart from the other real estate companies is our professionalism, marketing savvy and real life experiences and that is exactly what got the job done!  If you would like to learn more about how Sara Alvarado can get your home sold contact her at 608.438.5005 or