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Madison, WI 53711

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Spring is here…almost

Spring is here…almost


Technically the calendar told us it is Spring but in typical Wisconsin fashion, it isn’t. April has delivered us more snow than we’d like (speaking for the Alvarado Real Estate Group team). To assist in the “excitement” of Spring cleaning and home projects, we are spicing it up. 

First, we love

Functioning Furnace in the Fall

Functioning Furnace in the Fall

openin a furnace panel with screwdriver

Fall is the time of year we get those furnaces checked and change those furnace filters. It might seem mundane but checking that furnace before you actually have to use it can save a world of expenses, not to mention esure you’re warm when you need to be. We looked at some different sites and found some good reminders of downsides to motivate you to get your furnace checked and change that filter. 

Short-term Downsides:

Fall the Season, Not Fall Apart

Fall the Season, Not Fall Apart

Fall is here and that inevitably means that there are some house preparations to be made. We compiled some websites that might be useful when organizing your Autumn house repairs and maintenance…we know you want to keep your house in great shape!

These four websites have some fantastic reminders and simple ‘how tos’ when preparing your home for winter. We highlighted some of the ones that were surprising to us. Please turn to those fantastic local small businesses when hiring people to support your

Mums the Word

Mums the Word

yellow, purple, white mums

It’s Mum Season so we thought, why not blog about it? Here are a few pointers and little tidbits about mums that we are excited to share. Many people have a love-hate relationship with mums and we want to keep you feeling good about them as you decorate away! 

  1. If you want to
Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Space

Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Space

interior of a screened in porch

Your deck or patio is a special space. It’s a place that can feel like a getaway, but still be within feet of your home. As this can be where a lot of people hang out during the warmer months, it should feel homey. Below are tips on how to make your deck or patio space personalized to your liking.

Adding color

Color can add so much character and fun to a space. It makes the space pop and gives more life to it. A simple way to add more color…

7 Apps for Homeowners

7 Apps for Homeowners

7 apps for homeowners

Becoming a homeowner is exciting and can also be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been one for years, there always seem to be projects or unexpected surprises to navigate. Check out these seven apps for meeting all your homeowner needs.

1. Around Me

This is the app everyone should have! Whether you’re in your hometown or in a new city, this is the app to help you search for anything! Find restaurants, banks, gas stations, hotels, movie theatres. You name it, Around Me can help you find it. Once you find a location…

Winter Energy Saving Tips

Winter Energy Saving Tips

You may be looking to save money this holiday season and through the coming winter months. You may also be seeking ways to lessen the impact of our energy use on our planet. These energy-saving tips will help with it all.

Pre-winter checks

It is important to get regular check-ups on your furnace to make sure it’s working properly. You don’t want to be in a situation where it’s 20° outside with no heat inside. It is recommended to have a heating…