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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Michelle Yoo answered:
Craigslist is often the best place to find rentals but you have to be careful of scams. If anyone asks you to send money somewhere, don't.
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Lauer Realty Group answered:
Hi Liane,

The answer to this question is based on perspective and where you're coming from, so "good" or "excellent" depends on your experience... But doing your homework always helps.

The Madison Metro bus system has smart phone apps for planning your route on the go and tracking your bus. Their website will have the information you need :

The City of Madison website allows you to sign up for Metro and Transit updates so you will know immediately if a bus is canceled due to snow, or rerouted due to special events.

The Commuting Options link gives you even more options such as Ride Sharing, Carpooling and Park & Rides :

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Wed Jun 4, 2014
Emily Maruszewski answered:
Hi Kim,
I live in this area! The answer to your question is yes there are rentals available in this area. It's a great area we love it here. I have a young son as well.
If you have more questions regarding this area give me a call. I will be happy to inform you about our neighborhood! ... more
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Mon Jun 2, 2014
Emily Maruszewski answered:

Madison is the home of University of Wisconsin Madison!! There is a wonderful Student area as well as lots of diversity!!!

Madison is growing everyday! It's a beautiful city with much to do for everyone. Beautiful lakes, beaches you name it Madison has it!

If there is a certain type of feel your looking for you will certainly find it here!!
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Michelle Yoo answered:
The other nice thing about our libraries is that they're linked to the suburban ones as well through the SCWPL system.
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Michelle Yoo answered:
Hi there
Another good resource to utilize is to sign up for the monthly email newsletter sent out by the Madison Police's East District. Lots of good information in there to give you a good "feel" of the area. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Kelda Roys answered:
How can I help you with this listing? Would you like to make an appointment to view this home?
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Dennis Evans answered:
Safty is a very common question on trulia no matter where people are moving and it is a top concern... But the answer... the RIGHT answer is always the same... PLEASE call local law enforcement... they know the area and are always very good at telling you the truth...
Just my humble opinion... but you should be happy and comfortable when you move!
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Victoria Murray answered:
Linesetter - there are FHA approved condos for sale on the west side of Madison/Middleton, but they can be tricky to find (they're not always listed properly on the MLS). Having an agent to help you sift through all available units to find the perfect home would be the best thing to do. Do you have a REALTOR working exclusively on your behalf?

I agree with the other comments that a good mortgage lender is willing to assist an association to get their project FHA approved. I have a few great lenders who I'd recommend that will give you the best interest rates & closing costs along with handling FHA approvals.

I'd love to be of assistance to you with buying your condo. Please let me know how I can help!

Victoria Murray, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty -
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
RealEstateGuy3 answered:
We're actually the real estate team that helped list this property. Other than a link to the trulia listing, am I missing the question?

If you are still looking for answers on this property, please contact us at any time. We'd be glad to help you out.

The Real Estate Guy Team
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Eric Reusch answered:
Madison Metro on the City's web site has your answer They could change routes so bookmark their page.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Mary Whitcomb answered:
As a former teacher, I'd like to add that there is no such thing as the perfect teacher, classroom or school. A child can flourish in most environments as long as there is good parenting going on at home. Be a classroom volunteer for more input in your child's classroom and school day. ... more
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Bill E answered:
615 W Randolph Chicago IL 60661

Is this a trick question?
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
Paul answered:
Madison Buyer Agency. I work with Buyers and Buyers ONLY. We can tour as many of these houses as it takes to see which one is the best match for your needs and budget. We can research comparable sales, last price sold,approximate mortgage payoff, pending divorce , etc.

When we have gathered all the available information, we can intelligently structure an Offer that will give you the best possible chance of owning a house at the best possible terms. Due diligence and a game plan will improve your position and help you make a good purchase decision.

Like a previous posting stated: Price is not the only thing to negotiate.

Google me: "Madison Buyer Agency" , see my reviews on Zillow.
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Grace Foemmel answered:
If you consider the school district, it's not so good: Sherman Middle School and East High School, compared to Hamilton Middle School and West High School.

But for retirees, it's older neighborhood, older and smaller homes means more affordable. Close to Woodman Grocery Store, Gas station, Walmart, Metro bus transit and O'Brick Botanical Garden, minutes away from Hwy 51 and Hwy 30 li'nk to I's pretty good.

Minwei Li, Agent, Madison, WI
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Jon and Donna Birschbach answered:
Hi Cristina,

Wow, I almost feel like that is a loaded really have to tour the areas because they are all so different. It all comes down to what you enjoy doing.....gardening, children, rec sports, travel, big yards, front porches.....I would encourage you to hook up with a realtor and travel in and around the area. The schools are all a little different but very much incredible and each neighborhood has a different dynamic feel.....seriously, take a walk down the sidewalk and talk to some people - get a feel for the culture. May take a few evenings and eat up some weekend time but you will learn a lot. I would love to help you out - drop me a line if you have additional questions.

All my best,

Donna Birschbach
The Birschbach Team - #1 Sales Volume 2009
Keller Williams-West
3 Point Place ; Madison, WI
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Jon and Donna Birschbach answered:
Hi Stephen,

My husband and I have a 12 and 10 year old........schools are very good, however, you have to remember you get out what you put in......lots of homework required. If you want the grade you have to work hard.....of late there has been a large emphasis on writing. Secondly, there is a good amount of support for gifted and challenged children. We also have a handful of private applications in and around the area. Many of the schools have exceptional music programs and work hand in hand with the University of Wisconsin to offer extra curricular opportunities for children. Biased or not Madison is a wonderful community with many many opportunites. I encourage you to come for a visit. My husband and I assist a lot of couples with relocation needs and many times set up school interviews for our really helps to see the school in action. We map out a city tour and offer some fun fact about the city......and, yes, we show you the good and bad. Drop me an email if you need more details. Seriously, you will love it here!.......don't forget your boots and warm clothes for winter - we do get that lovely White Suff!

All my best,

Donna Birschbach
The Birschbach Team - #1 Sales Volume 2009
Keller Williams West
Madison, WI 53719
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Mon May 31, 2010
Greentree Resident answered:
The burglaries of fall 2009 have all ended in 2010 since the arrest of the primary suspect. Read more at ... more
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Mon Jul 13, 2009
Chris Bennett answered:
Do you have any size requirements or a preference of House or Apartment? You can give me a call if you would like to discuss this.
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Sat Jan 31, 2009
Margaret Dugan answered:
Jason, I have two properites for rent in Madison, GA. One is in town in the historic district and the other is just south of town on Hwy 441 in Madison Lakes, a swim, tennis, golf, equestrian community. Call me at 706-752-1999. Bill Dugan. Madison Realty. ... more
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