3518 Concord Ave- A Madison Cape Cod Full of Flair!

The sunny, inviting master suite is truly exceptional- it’s well designed, spacious & every inch has been thoughtfully utilized.

You'll love the beautiful hardwood floors, cheery kitchen & huge fenced yard with an established vegetable garden in the back & gorgeous perennials gardens in front & on the sides of the home.

Madison WI Real Estate 3518 Concord Ave
Madison WI Real Estate 3518 Concord Ave

The electric has been upgraded to 200 amps & has a sub panel to support heavy woodworking equipment in the basement workshop.

Tucked into a lovely little neighborhood, this home is uber convenient for commuting PLUS it’s within walking distance to parks, restaurants, Boulders & Madison College.

The third bedroom is currently set up a crafting area, but can easily be used as a bedroom again.

There are many places within walking distance:

Contact us to set up a showing or to get open house details for 3518 Concord Ave!


House Facts: 3 bedrooms / 2 FULL bathrooms ABOVE GRADE / 1204 Above Grade Sq Feet /1 Car Garage / $185,000

1930's Charmer / Madison WI Real Estate

Close to the ever popular Atwood neighborhood, this 1930's charmer is full of that “near east side" character, but at a fraction of the cost! You’ll love the arched doorways, original wood floors, baseboards, doors, art deco door knobs/escutcheon plates, telephone nook, and YES, there are wood floors under the carpet upstairs! [wds id="7"]

A warm and inviting sunroom connects to the large deck, which overlooks a HUGE sunny, fenced in yard. Mature, fruit bearing Gala & Macintosh apple trees in the front yard create nice privacy from the street.

Some updates include refinished hardwood floors & fresh paint, newer windows & insulation, driveway, roof over sunroom, new carpet in sunroom, newer high efficiency washer & dryer. The kitchen boasts newly installed can lights, a new dishwasher, garbage disposal & Corian countertops.

Oh, the places you'll go! Walk to the following:

La Taguara (a DELICIOUS family owned Venezuelan restaurant- highly rated!) Pedro’s Mexican Restaurante Brother’s Three Bar & Grill Lazy Oaf Lounge Boulders Climbing Gym Gardener’s Bakery Retail Outlet (In case you ever wonder where those amazing smells are coming from) Hawthorne Elementary School & playground. The school features multiple playgrounds for kids of all ages and stages, as well as an open field and blacktop games. You can actually see the school from the house- it’s basically across the street. several major busline stops Walgreens The Vinery Stained Glass Studio Madison College Carpenter Ridgeway Park- A great little gem, tucked back against the peaceful Starkweather Creek path! This park features an open field and playground equipment, plus the city’s first-ever walking meditation labyrinth, all right along the bike trail. Starkweather Conservation Park Thurber Park Walking, Running & Biking paths! (see the Carpenter-Ridgeway Map/Guide here)


House Facts $225,000 / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / 1.5 car garage / 1964 finished square feet

Swing by our open house on 6/18 from 11-1! Showings also begin on 6/18.

Parade of Homes!

WIN tickets to the Parade of Homes! We’re giving away 10 tickets for the Parade of Homes, which begins this weekend.

All you need to do is head over to our Facebook page and reply to the Parade of Homes ticket giveaway contest post with a movie that was either filmed in Dane County or references a place in Dane County. Go!

The Community of Bishops Bay lot for sale
The Community of Bishops Bay lot for sale

Calling all design junkies & open house addicts! (You know who you are..) The Parade of Homes begins this Saturday, June 11, and it's not to be missed. The theme of this year's Parade of Homes has be described as vintage, farmhouse and rustic (some of my personal faves!)

The Community of Bishops Bay lot for sale
The Community of Bishops Bay lot for sale

As you may know, I recently toured all of the available homes in The Community of Bishops Bay, then I told you all about that exciting new development here and shared a video interview with one of the residents. As a lover of charming old houses, I was a little surprised at how much I was digging so many of these brand spanking new homes! Their vintage, farmhouse charm was definitely speaking my language. I love the distressed wood, mismatch cabinetry & furnishings, painted cabinets, barn doors, beamed ceilings plus bead board & wood flooring on the ceiling??! So cool. These homes are a beautiful marriage of old and new; I think just about anyone will appreciate the design and decor. So what are you waiting for? Come get inspired!

While you're out and about, check out our lot listings at 5020 & 5028 Augusta Dr in Middleton! Nestled in The Community of Bishops Bay (where you'll find a handful of parade homes!) these large lots are in incredible VALUE! Priced at less than $11 a sq ft (!), it's hard to believe that this prime real estate offers up views of the Bishops Bay Golf Course AND slopes for rear exposure. The brand new pool/clubhouse/fitness center has broken ground *just* down the street. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the EXCITING Community of Bishops Bay, where 7 distinctly different neighborhoods will satisfy the nature lover, urbanite, & everyone in between. Seller is offering a $10,000 lot incentive if you choose to build with the reputable Design Shelters, but you are welcome to bring your builder.

Buying a House: Madison WI Real Estate

  Buying a House - Outside SidewalkThinking about buying a house next year? If so, doing a little homework now will give you a huge advantage over your competition come spring (especially if you have a home to sell!) Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Make Your Wish List. What are your top 5 “Must Have’s”? What 5 things would you really like to have? This can be anything from physical features of the home, to it’s location or neighborhood “vibe”.

2. Take the Windshield Tour! Start driving past the homes that have caught your interest online. Better yet- get to know some new neighborhoods. If you’ve only lived lived on the east side, ask around or read up on west side neighborhoods. There are many wonderful places in the Madison metro area- why not discover something new before you commit to your next home?

3. Have a home to sell? Position yourself best by getting a professional opinion well before you list- read on here to understand why.

4. Are school districts on your mind? There are many more ways to get a feel for a certain school besides relying on websites. Ideas: connect with principals, teachers or volunteers at the actual schools, ask friends & family if they know any current or recent students of the school you’re curious about (and/or parents of students) that may be willing to share their first hand experiences, or get out and talk to people in the school district’s neighborhood. We’ve had many buyers glean great insight from people they bump into while walking their dogs or taking their kids to the park.Buying a House - Living Space

5. Select Your Realtor (aka Agent). If you choose to interview agents, you’ll definitely want a week or two for this process. Bring your questions along with your Wish List to your meetings. You may find someone great that you connect with instantly, but if you don’t, no sweat, ask the Realtor(s) that you are considering if they can show you a home or two outside of Procuring Cause guidelines. If they are agreeable, get it in writing.

6. Choose Your Lender. You may want to meet with a couple lenders to find out what products each one offers. You’ll most likely have a handful of loan options to choose from, so taking the time to fully compare and understand what each entails is crucial.

In today’s market, submitting a pre-approval letter with your offer can make or break your deal, so be sure to get your pre-approval early in the game. These are typically good for a few months, and can easily be extended. Having the pre-approval letter on hand early on will allow you to act swiftly once that perfect property hits the market. This is something your lender can provide you with for free.

Listing a home? Net more with Roost Realty! We’ll market your home with style, vision and boundless energy. Buying a house? Let us be your property matchmakers! We’ll get you in the community, lifestyle and home of your dreams – because we know a home is so much more than a house.