Blog :: 2018

5150 Door Drive - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 5150 Door Drive, Madison for $320,000 by Kate Weis
3 bedrooms | 1 bath | 1,233 sq ft

Sold in 5 days! This mid-century gem by architect Stuart Gallaher, designer of Olbrich Park Conservatory, has new owners! 

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

Happy Clients of Alvarado Real Estate Group

Congratulations to Annie and Alex! It was a joy to watch Annie jump up and down after walking into this home for the first time. We are glad you found the right house that immediately felt like home. - Lindsey Cooper

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

4010 Naheda Trail - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 4010 Naheda Trail, Madison for $475,000 by Susan Stoehr
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2,725 sq ft

Updated mid-century Nakoma ranch sold in days! Congratulations to the Sellers and Buyers.

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

3522 Hargrove St - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 3522 Hargrove St, Madison for $210,000 by April Johnson
3 bedrooms | 1 bath | 1,092 sq ft

This adorable Eastmorland cape cod has new owners who will enjoy its fenced yard, patio, and being across from community gardens & bike paths!

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.

Client Part 2018

   

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Throwing a Client Appreciation party is one of our favorite things to do! We are grateful for our awesome clients that came out and to our wonderful partners that help sponsor!

Shout out to: Universal Home Protection, First American Title, John Schroder at Great Midwest Bank, Amy Fosdick at First Bank Financial Centre and Rick McKinley & Brad Sailing at UWCU. Want to make sure you are invited to the next party? You don’t have to buy or sell a house, all you need to do is refer us to your friends, neighbors, family, or co-workers!

6102 Caldera St - Sold by Alvarado Real Estate Group

JUST SOLD 6102 Caldera St, Madison for $285,000 by Lindsey Cooper
3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1,650 sq ft

Buyers are happy to call home this natural light filled 3 bedroom that received multiple offers. Congrats to the Buyers & Sellers!

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

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