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Downtown Madison is a great place! When choosing a condo it will be important to know what the rental policy is that has been created by the Association. Rentals are extremely popular and I get at least 5 inquiries each week for a Downtown condo rental. Depending upon the building and the size of the unit you could expect between $1100 for smaller units up to over $3000 for penthouse units.
Feel free to call or e-mail me with specific questions on the building you are interested in and I can help you find the average rental prices and rental policies.
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5 years is a v e r y l o n g time. Five years ago, we were in the midst of a bursting bubble, prices had a ways to fall, rates were significantly higher; in short: a different world. Five years from now.....
Relative to many other states, Wisconsin is not overly tax-friendly, Madison skews higher on property taxes. Throw in some condo fees, ever- tightening rental rules along with the challenges of being a long-distance landlord and this idea is one to approach with caution.
I attached a link to a good site that has compiled a lot of this data on exactly what Gary has brought up. Asking questions like that makes him a great option in IL! Either way the Midwest has a lot to offer. Unlike the gentleman whom obviously works as a competitor to our firm, I assure you most are not that rude or insecure in this area. I believe Madison and WI have a good reputation as a friendly and professional place to live.
We do have 11 offices and 70 agents in Madison and surrounding areas. Please interview one if you have the chance! We certainly don't mislead, the statements I have made about our brand and firm are backed with market data and registered claims! :)
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