Downtown Madison

12 Quinn Circle, Madison, WI - 1 block to Lake Monona and Bike Path

12 Quinn Court, Madison WI home for sale

12 Quinn Circle, Madison, WI

Tucked away in a peaceful neighborhood, 1 block to Esther Beach on Lake Monona, bike path & just minutes to Downtown Madison sits this private 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with an abundance of space, 2224 sq. ft and a 2 car garage. Updated kitchen features gorgeous granite island creating the perfect dining experience & open living space that everyone raves about. The large lower level sunny family room features a gas fireplace, french doors, surround sound and a walkout to the wooded backyard & 6 person hot tub. It is hard to decide which is better, the kitchen or large screened porch with amazing views.

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Home Updates and Important Information

2008 Kitchen/living room remodel included: - Removed the wall that the separated the kitchen from the living area - Newly installed 8x5 granite island - Energy-efficient radiant-heated Italian tile throughout entryway, kitchen and bath - New kitchen lighting - Large skylight installed - New ceramic tile backsplash New roof in 2006 (complete tear off) New custom built wood privacy fence in 2005 KitchenAid Superba stainless steel kitchen appliance set (refrigerator, stove/range, dishwasher, microwave) all new in 2002 Past 10 years: central air, water heater and water softener Lower level was professionally finished in 2002 200 amp electrical Backyard features a 6 person hot tub (cover new in 2008) which is included, large deck that was professionally cleaned & stained in 2009 and includes Polk audio speakers and a dog kennel Washer, dryer and Hellenbrand water softener included Built-in work bench in garage included (and storage shelves) Heat-N-Glo gas fireplaces in living room and family room Family room is wired with Bose surround speakers, new in 2006 and included in sale Extensive landscaping has been done which includes great hostas, front walk patio blocks and two large flower gardens in front yard

Neighborhood Information 

Waunona is an active neighborhood with a lot to offer. The neighborhood association supports a thriving business community, numerous service clubs and organizations, a public library, and offers rich recreational opportunities for biking, walking, running (check out the Lake Monona 20 km Run), boating, picnicking, and playing. 12 Quinn circle is not only a short walk to Esther Beach on Lake Monona, but also in walking distance to Thut Park, which has recently been redeveloped by Waunona Neighborhood Association.

12 Quinn Circle School Information

Glendale Elementary Sennett Middle School LaFollette High School

For more information about this great house and to schedule a tour, call 608-438-5005 or email Or call one of our team members directly.

Fun Weekend Events in Madison WI: canoeing, shopping, live music and cotton candy!

paddle & portage in madison wi
Canoe race in action with Olin Park in the distance

Paddle & Portage this Saturday, July 17th!

This well attended Madison canoe race that has been going on for 31 years! There are hundreds of participants that compete together on Lake Mendota and Lake Monona and if you aren't in the race there are great times to be had by the fans and supporters too. Participants and spectators are invited to enjoy music, food, and the 2010 Paddle & Portage awards ceremony following the race.

The race begins at 10am at James Madison Park with a 1.5 mile paddle on Lake Mendota, followed by a 1 mile portage over the central isthmus, and a final 1.5 mile paddle across Lake Monona to finish at Olin-Turville Park. For more information or to register, please visit Questions: contact Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation at (608) 226-4780.

Dane County Fair, Madison WI

Dane County Fair in Madison WI

Dane County Fair

This year I can say that there is definitely something for everyone at the Fair. I normally wouldn't say that but as you skim through the different events and activities you will have to agree! There is a lot going on at the Dane County Fair through July 18th located on the grounds at Alliant Energy Center.

Youth Day - Friday, July 16 Specially designed activities for kids of all ages! Activities start at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall.

Agri-Versity - Friday, July 16 Come and test your knowledge about agriculture! Meet pigs, goats and other furry, fun creatures.

Family Safety Day Saturday, July 17 Rural Mutual The Fire Trucks and Rescue Vehicles parade will kick-off Safety Day! Activities start at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for Green Drive Expo 2010!

Truthfully I'm not a big carnival kind of a girl but I do the good mom thing and I take my kids to the fair every couple of years. Well this year I'm actually excited to go because I get to hang out at the Green Drive Expo. The Green Drive Expo is about green transportation, and is also a place for discussion of important issues such as climate change, air quality, and the need for sustainable living. Car dealers, environmental groups, vendors, and others will be on hand to make Green Drive Expo a memorable experience.

Tractor Parade - Saturday, July 17 For the Tractor lovers out there...check out the Tractor Parade. A parade of tractors that are all colors and sizes will be on display from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tons of Great Music! All outdoor concerts and entertainment are FREE with fair admission! Stage shows, youth exhibits, special attractions, and daily strolling acts are only some of the entertainment you'll find at the fair! Check out the website for specific bands, dates and showtimes. Not to mention the rides, the food, the animals...I just can't fit it all in so either get over there and see for yourself or go to the website and pick your fun.

Maxwell Street Days, Madison WI

Dane County Fair in Madison WI

Maxwell Street Days!

Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18th on State Street in downtown Madison, WI is the time for Maxwell Street Days!

This annual sidewalk sale and community event showcases Madison's unique State Street and Capitol Square shopping district. More than 100 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants - many locally owned and members of Dane Buy Local - offer terrific bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, food, drink and more in this festive, family-friendly event. Music will be performed from a stage in the 200 block of State Street, outside the Overture Center for the Arts.

Hours are Friday-Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm and more details are at:

I'm telling is hard to get it all in, but if you've got Madison Style I know you'll be there! And if you aren't there, perhaps it is because you are out touring homes with one of our great team members! That would be cool too!


JUST SOLD! - 1219 Vilas Ave. Madison, WI

1219 Vilas Ave. Madison, WI

David was looking for a 2 unit in downtown Madison.  Many of the 2 units that he looked at in his price range needed more work than he wanted to tackle.  While Julie Campbell was out showing David a few more 2 unit homes, she suggested they take a look at this single family home on Vilas. Julie knew the home had dropped around $50,000 in price during the past couple months, and was vacant, so taking a quick peak would be easy.  Needless to say, David fell in love with this home!  Priced at $249,000, the home needed a little work, had space for David to plant a garden, and had the charm and character he was looking for in a downtown Madison home.  David's offer of $245,000 was accepted, which meant that he could finally settle down in Madison after being in Seattle for 10 years.  Cheers to both David and Julie on the successful sale of this home!

Having a realtor that knows the market, and really gets to know you is important when buying a home.  David's home purchase shows that Julie Campbell is a realtor who really knows her stuff about home buying and the Madison, WI area.  If you are looking to buy a new home, or sell your current home, don't hesitate to contact Julie Campbell at 608.577.3767 or, and see how her knowledge and experience can benefit you!

David will tell you himself:

"I am completely satisfied having worked with Julie Campbell in the Alvarado Group. It's interesting, but I was hesitant to look for a house: my prior experience buying a condo out west was a bit disagreeable, but my lease was about to expire and I just floated the idea to Julie. We took it slow, and looked at a few places, honing what I wanted. Her enthusiasm was amazing; clearly, she loves what she does and it rubs off. I found myself really enjoying the process, and her non-pushy, client-centric approach helped me learn what I wanted in a house, and what would ultimately be best for me. Blowing all of my expectations about the process, I actually had fun, not only the process of looking, but the possibilities for making my "dream" house after the purchase was all said and done. The result? It all came together just as it should, and I am  now in a place that I love, excited to get to know the neighborhood, make a garden, and have all of my friends and family over for the housewarming party!" Sincerely, David Kiefer


213 N Hamilton St Madison, WI -Investment Property- For Sale by Alvarado Real Estate Group

Fully rented apartment complex two blocks north of the capitol square and walking distance to James Madison Park. Beautiful brick facade. 9 units (4- 3 bedroom + den; 4- 2 bedroom + den; 1- 4 bedroom). Natural woodwork, most units have hardwood floors. Financials available upon request. Approx cap rate 6.17%. Offered for $1,375,000. 


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This property is for sale by Carlos Alvarado, Principal Broker - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. To discuss buying or selling your home, please contact Carlos at 608.438.6757, or