Blog :: 02-2017

Happy Clients of Alvarado Real Estate Group










April Johnson with the Alvarado Real Estate Group was much more than just our Realtor, she was our project manager. April helped us figure out exactly what we needed to do to sell our house. She helped keep us organized and on task. She recommended a painter, a mason, and a roofer for our renovations. They were all very friendly and affordable, and most importantly, did a great job. April has experience in horticulture and offered great advice on landscaping to add curb appeal. I called her all the time to ask questions. She was always really good about answering my calls. I remember standing in Menards feeling bewildered about which faucet to buy, I called April and she steered me in the right direction.

When it came to buying our house, she was so good. April was our voice of reason when a house wasn’t a good investment; even if we really liked it. We found a house to buy before ours was even ready to go on the market. April negotiated an offer to purchase with a contingency of our house selling. We had many showings and multiple offers even though it was just before the holidays! Our house sold for $37,500 more than what we bought it for a year and a half prior (April was our realtor then too). We were also able to buy our new house for less than the asking price, including a major repair, and with our contingency! All of this happened in only four months. If you are looking to buy or sell, or both, I highly recommend April as your realtor. You won’t regret it."

- The Lovely-Langer Family


3009 Post Road, Madison, WI - For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

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Breathtaking architect-designed contemporary home in wooded Arbor hills features light-filled southern exposure that floods the home with warmth and sunlight year-round. Great room boasts vaulted ceilings and open floor plan with adjacent formal dining and second informal dining space off of open-concept kitchen. Large first-floor master showcases windows designed for viewing the moon and stars and offers equally large adjacent master bath with walk-in shower. Upstairs is open, bright, and airy with two bedrooms, jack-&-jill bath, and generous office space. Basement can be used as guest suite or recreation room with patio door access to the back yard providing ample light.

  • 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath
  • 2855 square feet
  • Contemporary architect design
  • Wooded Arbor Hills Neighborhood

Property Features and Updates

  • Openess—vaulted ceililngs, unique design and space
  • Large, impressive double-door entryway
  •  Abundant sunlight in winter with purposeful southern exposure throughout
  • First-floor master suite with large full master bath featuring walk-in shower
  • Vaulted ceilings in second level with hallway of south-facing windows
  • Light-filled basement suite as versatile second living space with full bath and bonus room
  • Ample storage space
  • Beautifully landscaped lot with mature trees throughout neighborhood
  • 2016: New built-in stove/oven
  • 2016: New shower in master bath
  • 2014: New high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner
  • 2014: New refrigerator, disposal, sink and faucet
  • 2012: New window coverings
  • Majority of first-floor windows updated
  • Cedar siding recently repaired and repainted

Arbor Hills Neighborhood Features

Arbor Hills is a beautiful tract of land that overlooks the City of Madison from the southwest side. Its residents are primarily single-family homeowners who take pride in their neighborhood and actively participate in their neighborhood association. Accordingly, the association is the custodian of the community's ideals, of its permanent expectations, of the cohesion that forges a neighborhood out of a mere aggregation of residents. An Executive Board and thirty-nine Block Captains govern the organization.  Neighbors participate in garden and book clubs as well as the neighborhood garage sale and the July 4th parade. 



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This home is  listed and marketed by Kate Weis, Broker Associate of the Alvarado Real Estate Group. To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Kate at 608-213-4203 or

4533 Rigney Lane, Madison, WI - For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

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Modern, light-filled, unique contemporary home located in a tranquil, quiet setting just minutes from Madison and 8 minutes to downtown is now available for sale. This passive solar home has a spectacular open kitchen-dining space featuring a glass garage door that serves as a retractable wall creating a breezy indoor/outdoor patio in warmer months & allowing abundant natural light in winter. Features include in-floor radiant heat, chef's kitchen, re-purposed building materials, an artist-designed fireplace, and two spacious upper-level outdoor patios including completely private back deck off master. Front and back ground level patios offer additional entertaining space. Architect designed to let in as much light as possible while also maintaining privacy. There is no basement which is why you'll be impressed with the creative storage throughout the home. This home has been well cared for and is ready for a new family. 

Property Features and Updates

  • Modern, Contemporary design—designed for abundant light and privacy
  • Energy-efficient: in-floor radiant heat, passive solar, on-demand water heater
  • Glass retractable garage door and screen creates removeable “wall”
  • Private roof deck, back deck, front upper and lower patios
  • Urban vegetable gardens, raised beds all organic
  • Custom designed fire orb wood burning fireplace
  • LCD projector with treated wall for in-home cinema in home’s lounge
  • Versatile lofted balcony space: great for home office or second sitting area
  • 2017: Entrance to roof deck re-roofed with new rubber membrane and cedar siding
  • 2016: Custom wraparound bookcase added to master bedroom
  • 2016: Newly painted kitchen, stairway, and loft
  • 2015: New custom kitchen shelves installed
  • 2015: Stairway from master bedroom to roof deck—custom pull-out under-stair drawers
  • 2015: New handrail on both master bedroom and main staircase
  • 2014: Cedar deck re-stained
  • 2014: Guest bedroom and ensuite bath floors re-insulated in 2014
  • Built in 2006 Chris Gosch (formally of Bark Design)

North Madison Neighborhood Features

Quiet streets, modest ranch homes, and walking distance to the elementary and middle schools makes this an ideal place for young families starting out to senior aging in place. The wooded, hilly terrain adds a sense of northern woods living in an urban setting. Cherokee Marsh, Cherokee Lake, Lake View Hill Conservancy, and Warner Park recreational area are a stone throw away and make this area a place where nature is never taken for granted. Willy Street Co-op North and Lakeview Library are close by in the neighborhood North Gate Shopping Center. Local baseball favorite – the Madison Mallards – can be enjoyed as well at Warner Park. 

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This home is listed and marketed by Kate Weis, Broker Associate of the Alvarado Real Estate Group. To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Kate at 608-213-4203 or


2222 Van Hise, Madison, WI - For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

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 Own a piece of Madison history - WI conservationist Aldo Leopold's beautiful home of 24 years! This gorgeous craftsman boasts light-filled main level with sunroom, south-facing spacious living room with fireplace, large dining room, first floor powder room, and beautiful private screen porch overlooking expansive gardens. The remodeled kitchen has been fully updated with Sub-zero, Wolf, Fisher-Paykel stainless appliances. Upper level bonus rooms provide versatile options for extra den/study, playroom, family/rec room, art studio in addition to bedrooms. Refinished original woodwork, built-ins, and gleaming hardwoods complete this stunning charmer. A beautiful must-see!

Property Features and Updates

  • Historic home of conservationist Aldo Leopold
  • Light-filled home with large windows and southern exposure
  • Spacious first floor layout with convenient large first floor powder room
  • Versatility abounds upstairs! Seven upper level rooms to use for your needs
  • Large master bath rare for the period of home
  • Beautiful restored original craftsman woodwork and hardwood floors
  • Beautiful kitchen with high-end kitchen appliances, granite countertops & cherry cabinets
  • Wood-burning living room fireplace
  • Walking distance to schools, parks and shopping
  • Upgraded electrical system: all knob and tube remediated
  • New sump pump and basement trench system with vinyl bright walls and new windows / basement is dry and useable for exercise room or dry storage
  • 2015 New High Efficiency Furnace
  • High-end appliances (Sub-zero, Wolf, Fisher-Paykel) in beautifully remodeled kitchen
  • New Anderson windows for majority of interior windows / originals chosen to stay for character
  • 2012 New Roof
  • Radon mitigation system installed

Regent Neighborhood Features

Leaving Camp Randall to the west will put you into one of Madison’s most historic neighborhoods. The Regent Neighborhood is famous for classic Victorian and modern homes, beautiful walks and easy access to the UW Hospital, UW Campus, Regent St. Co-Op, and West High School. The neighborhood has many great restaurants, bike paths and housing options. A great way to check out this area is through the association provided self-guided walking tour.

The neighborhood association site can be found at

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This home is being listed and marketed by Kate Weis, Broker Associate of the Alvarado Real Estate Group. To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Kate at 608-213-4203, or

3614 Spring Trail, Madison, WI - For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

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A warm & inviting home of distinction, this Nakoma Tudor home was elegantly renovated in 2011 with superior craftsmanship & premium products throughout. Almost 4,400 square ft. this home offers a large gourmet kitchen with granite counters & 6-burner Wolf stove, oversized Sub Zero frig & 2 dishwashers. Rare 3-car + extra storage garage and updated windows throughout home, oak flooring, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms including master suite, 3 season porch, 2 decks, mudroom with cubbies, large backyard, tons of storage & great views, Close to Arboretum, SW Bike Path & Monroe St. UHP Home Warranty Inc

  • 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 4,378 SqFt

  • 3 car garage

  • Close to Arboretum, SW Bike Path & Monroe St.

  • For up-to-date information and current price, visit:

Property Features and Updates

  • Huge chef's kitchen with island
  • Wolf 6 burner/duel heat stove/oven
  • Sub Zero extra wide refrigerator
  • Fisher Pakel dishwashers (2)
  • Granite countertops
  • 3-car garage plus extra storage
  • Master bedroom suite
  • Lower level family room 
  • Two fireplaces
  • Mud room with cubbies
  • Two offices 
  • Large three season porch
  • Two decks

Nakoma Neighborhood Features

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.”

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This home is listed and marketed by Susan Stoehr, Broker Associate / Relocation Specialist - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Susan at 608.251.6600, or



3746 Hammersley Avenue, Madison, WI - For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

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“Cute as a button” Cape Cod with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath with AMAZING location!  Move right in with all newly painted and updated electric. Beautifully remodeled kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, all cabinetry & new gas oven/range. New insulation throughout house, lower level and attic in 2014. Remodeled foyer with new front walkway and front door. Private backyard with white picket fencing. Minutes from Hilldale, West High School, bike paths, Monroe St. & the Arboretum.

  • 3 BR, 1BA,
  • 1230 Sq. Ft.
  • Remodeled Kitchen
  • Sunroom
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Property  Features

  • Hardwood Floors throughout home
  • Free standing gas fireplace in sunroom
  • All Appliances Included
  • Washer and Dryer Included
  • Fenced back yard
  • 1 Car Attached Garage
  • Bright & Sunny with windows throughout

Arlington Heights Area Neighborhood Features

  • Over 5 parks within short walking distance
  • Bike paths throughout
  • Arboretum just short bike ride away
  • Minutes from Monroe St, Hilldale and University Ave restaurants & shopping

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This home is listed and marketed by Julie Colmar, Broker Associate for The Alvarado Real Estate Group. To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Julie at 608.852.7336 or