Blog :: 09-2017

1514 Farragut- For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST LISTED! Charming updated cape cod in convenient location on Madison's desirable north side! Large remodeled kitchen boasts granite tile counter top, updated appliances, tile backsplash, new cabinetry & tile flooring. Large deck off kitchen perfect for bbqs. Beautiful master suite upstairs! Character abounds: gleaming hardwoods on main floor, arched doorways and glass doorknobs. Finish basement flooring for 416 sq/ft more living space - a great rec room! Bonus half bath in basement with stall shower. Dryer and H20 heater new in 2015, new dishwasher 2013. Close to Willy Co-op, cafes, bike path & bus!


  • 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1326 SqFt
  • 1 car garage, detached
  • For current price and more information: 1514 Farragut

Property Features and Updates

  • New furnace

  • 100 amp Electrical

  • Kitchen Remodeled

  • Bathroom Remodeled

  • Refinished hardwood floors

  • Gutters replaced

  • New dishwasher (2013)

  • Dryer & Water Heater replaced in 2015

Sherman Neighborhood

Flanked by two retail shopping centers, Northside Town Center and Northgate, this suburban neighborhood has the elements of a walkable neighborhood. Residents can walk to the nearby retail centers for basic services such as dry cleaning, prescriptions, pet care, and food (numerous restaurants and grocers) as well as family-fun places such as the branch library, several neighborhood parks, and Warner Park. The North Transfer Metro Station is located nearby for residents to access the bus system. Sherman Neighborhood is a post-World War II suburb of predominately single-family homes. The area south of Vahlen was built-up during the 1930s-1940s. One-story and one-and-a-half-story modest Cape Cod home is a typical housing style. Ranch style homes built in the 1950s and 1960s are typical for the area north of Melrose Street. Sherman Middle School and Shabazz High School are located within in the neighborhood. Madison Area Technical College Annex and Campus are nearby.

School District Information


This home was listed and marketed by Kate Weis, Broker Associate - Alvarado Real Estate Group. If you'd like to discuss selling your home or buying a home of your own, please contact Kate at 608-213-4203 or

7632 Widgeon Way- SOLD by Alvarado Real Estate Group

Just Sold on 9/21/2017 for $292,000, we know the new owners of this immaculately-kept condo are going to love the location and layout. Congratulations to the buyers and our seller!

This home was listed and marketed by Brett Larson, Real Estate Consultant - Alvarado Real Estate Group. If you'd like to discuss selling your home or buying a home of your own, please contact Brett at 608.575.4123 or

Community Spotlight: The Road Home Madison

Our Community Spotlight today is on one organization with whom we have strong ties: The Road Home

Here is a little more information about the organization and why we support their mission to eradicate homelessness in the Madison community:

The Road Home

The Road Home Dane County (formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network) opened its doors on April 26th, 1999 as an overflow shelter for families who could not be served by the existing shelters in Madison, Wisconsin. Since that time, the organization has expanded its programming to transition families into stable housing. The organization currently serves about 150 homeless families with children each year in Dane County. 

Supporting The Road Home

The Board of Directors

Kate Weis, one of the Broker Associates at the Alvarado Real Estate Group, sits on the Board of Directors for the Road Home. We wanted to share with you Kate's perspective on volunteering with the organization:

Every day in real estate, we work with families and homes. It is a tremendous honor to serve on the Board of Directors of The Road Home as a representative of The Alvarado Group to help further the organization’s mission to provide homeless children and their families affordable, stable housing. Every family deserves a home.


Sponsorship- Homes for Families Breakfast

This year, the Alvarado Real Estate Group is sponsoring a table at the Homes for Families Breakfast, held at the Alliant Energy Center on November 09, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 

The program includes presentations from The Road Home staff, board members and program graduates, a video about our work, and a direct appeal for financial support. "The breakfast is the culmination of an entire year of donor development work and is intended to raise operating funds (over one-third of the annual budget) to help the organization reach its goals for homeless families. Supporting this event provides additional financial resources towards helping homeless families in our community.

Connect with The Road Home on Facebook, Donate, or Volunteer for this amazing organization serving homeless families in the Madison area.

4186 Nakoma Road- For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST LISTED! Rare opportunity to own a lovely colonial home in the Nakoma neighborhood for a great price! Gleaming hardwood floors, arched doorways, formal dining room and living room with beautiful stone wood-burning fireplace for the cool fall nights ahead. Lower level rec room great for exercise/game room. Step outside to the large deck perfect for grilling out and entertaining and soak in the native perennial plants and trees changing colors in the spacious backyard. Many updates throughout house. Close to the bike path, UW Arboretum, Monroe Street. UHP Home Warranty.

  • 3BD, 2.5BA, 2013 SqFt
  • 1 car garage, attached
  • For more photos and property information: 4186 Nakoma Road

Property Features and Updates

  • Arched Doorways, Hardwood Floors, Original Molding, Light-filled spaces
  • Granite and Quartz Countertops
  • Large Deck for Entertaining
  • Large, Private Backyard
  • 2017: Exterior Deck painted
  • 2017: New Central A/C
  • 2016: New Furnace
  • 2014: Bathroom Remodel
  • 2012: New Stove
  • 2010: New Washer/Dryer
  • 2009: New Roof

Nakoma Area 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."

School District Information

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

704 Butternut Road, Maple Bluff- For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST LISTED! Beautiful, unique Maple Bluff home offering old world charm with modern updates! This 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom, 2 half bathroom home was completely renovated both inside and out in 2005. Open floor plan with large gourmet kitchen, living room with beautiful custom stone fireplace for quiet evenings at home with friends. Lower level with fireplace, gorgeous light-filled master suite, main floor office, family room, screened porch for warm autumn afternoons. One car attached garage plus an additional Two car detached garage. Enjoy limited privileges for golf, swimming, tennis and dining at the Maple Bluff Country Club. Truly a one of a kind home!

Property Features and Updates

  • Gutted and Rebuilt in 2005
  • Viking 6-burner Stove
  • Viking Refrigerator
  • Bosch Dishwasher
  • Samsung HE Washer and Dryer
  • French Limestone Flooring
  • Wine Refrigerator
  • Three Fireplaces: 2 Gas, 1 Wood-burning
  • Custom Stone Surrounds on Two Fireplaces
  • Amana Freezer in Basement
  • Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Room and Dressing Room
  • Master Bathroom with Tumbled Marble Shower, Double Sinks, and Separate Bathtub
  • Decorative Wrought Iron Exterior Fencing
  • Energy Efficient In-floor Heat with 2-inch Commercial Grade Insulation
  • Deeded Access to Lake Mendota One Half Block Away

Maple Bluff Country Club

Maple Bluff Country Club, which today stands as one of the oldest and finest golf clubs in Wisconsin, has a rich history that dates back to 1899. The original clubhouse was destroyed in August 1921 by a tornado which blew the roof off the building. In spite of the total destruction of the clubhouse, only one member was slightly injured.  A new clubhouse was completed in 1922 and the membership had expanded to 242 members. Today, the 18 hole, 6,402 yard (par 71) course is a mature, beautifully manicured and challenging layout and is considered one of the finest and most beautifully maintained golf courses in the Midwest.

School District Information


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

Community Organization Spotlight: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Dane County

Our Community Spotlight today is on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). We are happy to support this organization through fundraising and volunteer efforts, led by one of our agents, Susan Stoehr. Learn more about this incredible organization, and how you can support the local chapter in Madison!

Type 1 Diabetes

Susan Stoehr, one of the Broker Associates at the Alvarado Real Estate Group, has been supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since her daughter, Emma, was 9 years old.  That is when the family discovered that Emma had the disease. Since that diagnosis, Susan, Emma, and their family and friends have raised thousands of dollars for JDRF by participating in the yearly Gala and the One Walk. Susan describes why she continues to support JDRF:

At age 9, while on vacation in Florida, my daughter Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  We learned then that this disease is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.

Many people with Type 1 diabetes, including Emma, receive life-saving medications and therapies which allow them to live full and happy lives. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation contributes a considerable amount of funding to efforts aimed at the prevention and treatment of the disease worldwide.


"JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.

Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes

Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications"

Dane County JDRF One Walk: September 24, 2017

JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can't wait for you to join us!

When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle—and it's serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure. But there is something you can do to help. Please register to walk with us today. We can't do it without you.

From Susan:

Please support us and donate to our Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.

Thank you for your support! 

Sign up for the Dane County JDRF One Walk, or Donate to Susan and Emma's team!

201 S Allen Street- SOLD by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD! 201 S Allen Street sold on 9/7/17 for $320,000. This house has been well loved and cared for over the years. It is ready for its new owners to add some polish and make it their own! Congratulations to the buyers and sellers.

This home was listed and marketed by Emma Bohrod, Broker Associate - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact Emma at 608.575.8769 or

120 E Dean Ave- SOLD by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD! 120 E Dean Ave sold on 9/8/17 for $267,500. Excellent location, beautifully updated, and ready for the buyers to settle in and enjoy all that Madison and Monona have to offer! Congratulations to buyers and sellers.

This home was listed and marketed by Emma Bohrod, Broker Associate - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact Emma at 608.575.8769 or

2017 Java Jive- A fundraiser for the Dane County Rape Crisis Center

Helping our clients buy and sell homes is what we do. Creating the vibrant communities that our clients want to live in, is why we do what we do. There are many organizations in Madison and the surrounding areas of Dane County that advance equity, ensure community safety, highlight diversity, and improve quality of life through research, direct services, and support. The Alvarado Real Estate Group is committed to supporting these organizations and their work to improve the places where we live, work, and play. Because it matters!

Today, we want to highlight one of those organizations: the Dane County Rape Crisis Center  

The Dane County Rape Crisis Center

Serving Dane County since 1973, the Rape Crisis Center (RCC) provides services to survivors (and their family and friends) of all forms of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest (past or present), sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. These services are provided free of charge and include crisis intervention and support via the 24-hour Helpline (608-251-7273), the Spanish language line La Línea (608-258-2567), short-term counseling, support groups, medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment, community education and outreach. RCC also operates Chimera Self-Defense Designed for Women, and Safer Bar.

Supporting the RCC

Sponsorship- 2017 Java Jive

This year, the Alvarado Real Estate Group is donating a silent auction item to the 22nd Annual Java Jive, one of the organization's largest yearly fundraising campaigns. This event is held at the High Noon Saloon on Sunday, September 17, 2017. If you love coffee, this is the event for you, with admission earning you a free mug and access to some of the best coffee in Madison, provided by local shops and roasters. To reserve your spot (and your mug!) today, please go here

Our creative and fun silent auction item made by Rachel Glaza...


Rachel Glaza, the Team Manager at Alvarado Real Estate Group, is also one of the Rape Crisis Center's 24-Hour Helpline Volunteers. Here's what she has to say about her experience:

Being a Helpline volunteer has put me in direct contact with victims (and members of their support network) who are going through very difficult situations. It's given me a whole new perspective on community safety, on supporting neighbors and friends, and especially, on supporting organizations like RCC who, day-in and day-out, advocate for justice and safety. 

If you are interested in donating to RCC, volunteering for RCC, or attending the 2017 Java Jive, be sure to check out the links provided.



Monroe Street Festival 2017 - stop by the Alvarado Real Estate Group table for a balloon!

Please join us on Saturday for Monroe Street Festival! 

We will be at a table set up in front of our office at 1914 Monroe Street giving out balloons and answering any real estate questions you may have! Come say hello!

Here is a schedule of the events:


2330 Tanager Trail- For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST LISTED! Well-maintained, solid 1960s ranch on a large lot with a lovely, fenced backyard! Freshly refinished hardwood floor in living room. Brand new eco-conscious cork flooring throughout the kitchen and dining area. Wonderful open floor plan with great flow! Amazing yard for lawn games, gardening, or simply relaxing with friends and family. Bonus lower level rec room. Updated bath '17, new roof & gutters '14, exterior paint '14, furnace & AC '16. Most windows are newer, quality wood replacements. Attached garage has extra storage. Side parking pad for 2nd car. Move in ready!

  • 3 bed, 1 bath, 1459 SqFt
  • Hardwood and Cork Flooring
  • Single car garage, attached
  • For current price, more information, and photos: 2330 Tanager Trail

Property Features and Updates

  • 2017 - Updated bath: new flooring, vanity, cabinets, lighting, & toilet
  • 2017 - Refinished hardwood floors in living room
  • 2017 - New cork flooring in kitchen and dining room
  • 2016 - New dryer
  • 2016 - New furnace & central AC
  • 2014 - Exterior professionally painted
  • 2014 - New roof, gutters
  • 2009 - New stainless stove/oven
  • 2007 - Fence installed
  • Large level yard with mature trees, perennial plantings, and room for a vegetable garden
  • Open floor plan
  • Hardwood floors in bedrooms & living room
  • Lower level rec room
  • Lots of storage
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Nearby bike paths: Military Ridge, Capital City, Southwest Commuter Path, Badger State Trail
  • Library: two blocks
  • Elementary & Middle Schools: four blocks

Meadowood Neighborhood

The Meadowood Neighborhood is centrally located on Madison’s south west side. The neighborhood covers the central portion of Raymond Road, extending from Orchard Ridge on the east to Lucy Lincoln Heistand Park on the west. The neighborhood association has broken the 1000+ households into 15 sections with a representative from each section on the association board. This ensures that every block has a say in the many community events, its neighborhood garden and volunteering efforts.

School District Information


This home is listed and marketed by April Johnson, Broker Associate - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. If you'd like to discuss selling or buying a home of your own, please contact April at 608.358.7481 or

2887 Exchange Street, McFarland- For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

Amazing waterfront property with 260' on the Yahara River! Beautiful home with nice update sits on just over 2 acres on 3 parcels. Take a walk on the property and enjoy the many plant and animal species. Slip the kayak in and take a sunset cruise. This property has a heated 2 plus car garage with one bay set up as a studio/office/workshop. Original tobacco shed could be put to many creative uses. Property is A-1EX zoning and may offer flexibility for a home business. This is a property that has so many possibilities.

  • 3BD, 2.5BA, 2042 SqFt
  • Heated 2 car garage with other out building for storage/creative space
  • For more information and current pricing: 2887 Exchange Street

Property Features and Updates

  • 2 furnaces (house and garage)
  • Pressure tank
  • Well pump
  • Replacement Windows
  • Great room with gas fireplace
  • Maple Cabinetry
  • Corian Counters
  • Master suite with bath
  • Three lots, 2.03 acres (total)
  • Large heated garage
  • Pay set, Gazebo, and fire pit
  • Original Tobacco shed

Village of McFarland

McFarland is located along U.S. Highway 51 and the east shore of Lake Waubesa. Closely neighboring with Madison, the Towns of Dunn, and Blooming Grove, McFarland offers easy access to the interstate and many travel opportunities while supporting a great neighborhood in which to reside and shop. The village has numerous parks and recreation areas along with great local dining and unique shopping venues.

McFarland School District Information

This home is listed and marketed by Brett Larson, Real Estate Consultant - Alvarado Real Estate Group. If you'd like to discuss selling your home or buying a home of your own, please contact Brett at 608.575.4123 or

2633 E Washington Avenue- SOLD by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD! 2633 E Washington Avenue sold on 8/31/2017 for $142,500. This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom diamond in the rough has all of the original character and charm intact.We're thrilled for our sellers, and can't wait to see how the buyers make this great property their own. Congratulations to all!

This home was listed and marketed by Kate Weis, Broker Associate - Alvarado Real Estate Group. If you'd like to discuss selling your home or buying a home of your own, please contact Kate at 608-213-4203 or