Blog :: 08-2015

JUST SOLD! 1206 Edgehill Drive in the Village of Shorewood Hills

1206 Edgehill DriveJUST SOLD! 1206 Edgehill Drive in the Village of Shorewood Hills sold on August 17, 2015 for $605,000.

- 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms - 2.714 square feet - 2 car garage, tandem

This beautifully remodeled home on large Shorewood Hills lot has an expansive yard and plenty of room to play. The kitchen and mudroom remodel in 2009 includes granite counters, easy flow, new appliances and main floor laundry with second refrigerator. Kitchen opens to the dining room and a three season porch. Other features include a cozy fireplace in living room and a fireplace in the finished lower level too. Master bedroom on the main floor and master bath. Second floor features updated bathroom and 3 bedrooms plus a fun attic space. 2 car tandem garage. Mechanicals updated.

For more information about selling or buying a home, feel free to contact us.

- See more at: Recent Sales.

JUST SOLD! 123 W. Washington Ave. #902 in Madison, WI

JUST SOLD! 123 W. Washington Ave. #902 in Madison, WI. sold on August 28, 2015 for $330,000.

- 1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - 1,321 square feet - Located in the heart of downtown

 

Sold by Julie Campbell of the Alvarado Real Estate Group.

For more information about selling or buying a home, feel free to contact us.

- See more at: Recent Sales.

 

 

 

 

JUST LISTED! 2810 Regent Street in Madison, WI

2810 Regent Street

Hoyt Park/Regent Street neighborhood. This beautiful home is centered in a quiet location and has all of the features you'd expect in a home of this caliber; gleaming hardwood floors, updated kitchen, formal dining room, spacious bedrooms, vaulted-ceiling family room which opens to the cedar deck, new windows, stunning landscaping including perrenial flowers, woodland roses and fruit trees in the front and back yards. Close to UW Hospital and Campus, UHP Home Warranty included.

  • 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
  • 1,922 Sq.Ft.
  • Deck, Fenced Yard, Storage building

Susan Stoehr

 

This home is marketed by Susan Stoehr, Real Estate Consultant - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Susan at 608.212.2326.

 

 

 

 

JUST LISTED! 2553 Commonwealth Ave. in Madison, WI

1931 cedar-sided saltbox in the heart of Dudgeon-Monroe boasts gorgeous hardwoods, original unpainted oak trim, wood burning fireplace, and private fully fenced backyard with 2-tiered sprawling deck and bonus 2nd-level deck off upper-level media room/den. Original period features include light fixtures, glass doorknobs, charming alcoves, laundry shoot. Walking distance to the Knickerbocker Square and Wingra Park. Updated electrical, new H20 heater, dishwshr, refrg. Bonus attic storage.

 

2553 Commonwealth Ave. - Features & Updates

  • Fence recently stained
  • Large sandbox and hammock posts in backyard
  • Storm windows--2014
  • Window coverings--2014
  • Bosch dishwasher--2014
  • New fridge, cabinets and pantry--2013
  • Wood burning fireplace--2013
  • LG refrigerator--2012
  • Original cedar siding stained--2011
  • Ceramic sink--2011
  • Water heater large capacity--2010
  • Kenmore top loading  washer/dryer--2005
  • Flooring--2005
  • Tar shingles--2004
  • Gas stove--2004
  • Furnace--2001

 

Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Information

This neighborhood includes a piece of shoreline on Lake Wingra, a smaller lake within Madison's city limits. Dudgeon-Monroe boasts of its high number of attractions for people with many different interests. For those who love the outdoors, there's hiking, biking, sailing, and bird watching, as well as sledding and golfing. For those who enjoy more urban excitement, there's a pedestrian-scaled corridor on Monroe Street that includes a myriad of unique, trendy shops. Although Camp Randall is close to a couple neighborhoods, it is within the limits of Dudgeon-Monroe. Therefore, the neighborhood is buzzing on Badger football Saturdays.

  • Walking distance to Trader Joe's, Regent Street Co-op, local restaurants, coffee shops, Michael's Frozen Custard
  • Less than a mile from Camp Randall stadium & UW campus
  • Only blocks from the Capital City Bike Trail, Edgewood College & the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

 

Check out their neighborhood page here.

School District Information for 2553 Commonwealth Ave.

Kate Weis

 

This home is marketed by Kate Weis, Real Estate Consultant - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Kate at 608.213.4203.

 

 

 

 

JUST SOLD! 918 West Shore in Madison, WI

918 W Shore-8JUST SOLD! 918 West Shore in Madison, WI sold on August 14, 2015 for $415,000.

- 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms - 1,795 square feet - Deck, Front porch, Fenced Yard, Storage building

Sold by Kate Weis of the Alvarado Real Estate Group.

For more information about selling or buying a home, feel free to contact us.

- See more at: Recent Sales

OPEN HOUSE (8/30) from 10am-12pm - JUST LISTED! 1629 Kings Mill Way #304 in Madison, WI

_R4A2107MUST SEE! This condo has been renovated to include a private master suite with a full bath. Condo fees include heat & water! Underground parking, extra storage and pets welcome. Pool, clubhouse, exercise room & whirlpool.

  • 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
  • 1,282 Square Feet
  • Deck/Balcony, Hot tub

This home is marketed by Heather Weasler, Real Estate Consultant - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this condo or to discuss selling your home, please contact Heather at 333.4553.

JUST LISTED! 705 Oneida Place in Madison, WI

SCWMLS1754175705 Oneida Place Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath in Nakoma For Sale

Affordable, updated home in Nakoma with an open floor plan and great natural light! Beautiful hardwood and tile floors throughout. Remodeled kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, cast iron sink, glass tile back-splash, updated fixtures, breakfast bar, and tile floors. Exposed lower level features lots of windows, an additional spacious family room with cherry hardwood floors, half bath, walk-out to patio, and space to finish a third bedroom if desired. Original 1950's era bomb shelter makes a great wine cellar and storm shelter. Dry basement! One car attached garage. 3 season porch. New windows, mechanicals and appliances! Great location on the edge of Nakoma near the bike path, bus line, Monroe Street, Arboretum, Hospitals, and the University!

  • 2 Beds, 1.5 Baths, 1790 sq. ft.
  • Hardwood & Tile Floors
  • Remodeled Kitchen
  • Bike Path Across the Street

705 Oneida Place - Features & Updates

  • Hardwood & tile floors
  • Spacious, remodeled kitchen
  • 3 Season porch
  • Walk out basement
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Original bomb shelter
  • 2014 - Full bath: new tile floor, vanity/ sink, light fixtures
  •  2013 - New water softener
  • 2012 - New cherry floor in lower level
  • 2010 - Remodeled half bath
  • 2010 - New windows in lower level
  • 2007 - New front-loading washer & dryer
  • 2006 - Remodeled kitchen, including all new appliances
  • 2006 - Furnace & AC new duct work
  • 2006 - Water Heater
  • 2002 - Roof
  • 2000 - New windows on main level

· Arboretum · Bike Path · Wingra Lake · Monroe Street

705 Oneida Place - Nakoma Neighborhood

Nakoma was platted in 1915 and was one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of its time as it is today. Some of the finest examples of Colonial, Greek, Tudor Revival, French Provincial, and Prairie style homes are located in Nakoma. This historic neighborhood is also home to Thoreau Elementary School, Nakoma Country Club, and easy access to the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Resident driven activities and charitable endeavors are spearheaded by The Nakoma League, which includes all residents of the neighborhood's 800 homes and continues its mission, "to promote neighborliness and friendliness among its members and to contribute to the welfare of the community."

April JohnsonThis home is marketed by April Johnson, Real Estate Consultant - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact April at 608.358.7481 or April@TheAlvaradoGroup.com.

JUST SOLD! 2939 Harvey St. in Madison, WI

JUST SOLD! 2939 Harvey St. in Madison, WI sold on July 31, 2015 for $197,000.

- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom - 628 square feet

Brett Larson     April Johnson

Listed by Brett Larson and Sold by April Johnson

of the Alvarado Real Estate Group.

For more information about selling or buying a home, feel free to contact us.

- See more at: Recent Sales

 

 

JUST SOLD! 551 W Mifflin St. in Madison, WI

JUST SOLD! 551 W Mifflin St. in Madison, WI sold on July 31, 2015 for $460,000.

- 3 units - 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms - Near the Kohl Center and the Capitol.

Brett Larson

 

Brett Larson of the Alvarado Real Estate Group.

For more information about selling or buying a home, feel free to contact us.

- See more at: Recent Sales

 

 

 

 

JUST SOLD! 5121 Flad Ave. in Madison, WI

JUST SOLD! 5121 Flad Ave. in Madison, WI sold on July 29, 2015 for $254,900.

- 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms - 2,322 square feet - Patio, 3-season porch, Front porch, Fenced Yard

Brett Larson

 

Brett Larson of the Alvarado Real Estate Group.

For more information about selling or buying a home, feel free to contact us.

- See more at: Recent Sales

 

 

 

Madison Businesses Stepping Up for Diversity and Inclusion

Co-Owner of Alvarado Real Estate Group, Sara Alvarado, shares the work being done in the business community with Malik Anderson at The Madison Times.  

Local Businesses Learn to 'Step Up,' Prioritize Diversity & Inclusion

The Madison Times, July 31, 2015
Step-Up core planners and co-creators (left to right): Amy Kesling, Haywood Simmons, Tania Ibarra, Sara Alvarado. Photo credit: Step Up: Equity Matters
Step-Up core planners and co-creators (left to right): Amy Kesling, Haywood Simmons, Tania Ibarra, Sara Alvarado. Photo credit: Step Up: Equity Matters
"Oftentimes, assumed differences inhibit people from realizing their similarities with other people, especially across social borders. These workshops allow people to safely explore, communicate, and unlearn their inner biases." 

Local organization 'Step Up: Equity Matters' aims to create safe spaces for the community to learn how to talk about race. Sara Alvarado, co-creator of Step Up, explained that oftentimes workplaces forget to bring people of color into the conversation of lack of inclusivity in those environments. Alvarado, alongside co-creators Amy Kesling (Sustain Dane), Haywood Simmons (Motivational Expert, Phitness Plus), and Tania Ibarra (Latino Professional Association of Greater Madison) make up their core planning team.Step Up, which partners with the YWCA and receives support and training from their Racial Justice platform, encourages people of all backgrounds to begin conversations about race among their own communities. allowing them to move beyond the initial discomfort of talking about a contentious issue. Alvarado hopes that more businesses will start and continue to consider these conversations as valuable and necessary in working towards equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Alvarado contends that diversity in the workplace is more than just checking off boxes, it's about "bring[ing in] people who have something to add to the company." For example, Alvarado, Kesling, Simmons and Ibarra each bring unique skill sets to the organization to convey to others the importance and benefits of creating an environment that's comfortable for all people. Each core-planner's personal and professional experience informs their contribution to the discussion of how to talk about race and how to combat racial biases.

Part of why these conversations don't naturally happen is due to a common misconception. "Often people [of color] feel they are unvalued, but on the other side, white people feel they [people of color] don't want to be involved in that environment," Simmons said. Oftentimes, assumed differences inhibit people from realizing their similarities with other people, especially across social borders. These workshops allow people to safely explore, communicate, and unlearn their inner biases.

Simmons added that ignorance and blame allows people to make excuses for themselves, avoiding important conversations on race and losing opportunities to grow and connect with others: "Our workshops are about making people uncomfortable, but making them uncomfortable using vulnerability as a place for growth." James Phetteplace, Director of Information Technology at the Willy Street Coop, had only positive things to say about his experience with Step Up: "[The] facilitators are highly skilled at presenting and discussing difficult subject matter, and creating an environment that values courage, action, and commitment."

For Alvarado, the ideal situation in any business or place of work would be transparency about its own shortcomings with equity in the workplace, and also about its efforts to make diversity and inclusion a priority. The ideal is that a business "Walks it, talks it, and breathes it. It realizes it's not perfect," said Alvarado.

Simmons views the work the core planning team does as important and empowering for people, and feels optimistic about the influence it will have on the individuals and organizations involved. "We have the tools to get these conversations going. There is hope," he said.

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