Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / by Restaino Homes
As the awards continue to pile up, we at Restaino are proud as ever to call the Greater Madison Wisconsin area our home! In a May 2019 study, Madison was ranked the No. 1 city for jobs, social life, and affordable living after college graduation. The study was conducted by Apartment List and reported in the May 22 issue of USA Today. It analyzed the city’s population of young adults, unemployment rates for young adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher, affordability of rent, nightlife and recreational activities, and ease of meeting new people. Apartment List aggregated their data and then compared the numbers for 100 cities with Madison coming out on top. Employment opportunities and housing affordability are the two main reasons that Madison is so attractive to so many.
Need more reasons to love where we live? Also in May, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) ranked Madison, WI the number 1 most popular area in the country where Millennials move and stay. In the ...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / by Restaino Homes
If you've considered a move to Madison, WI you're not alone! Madison consistently ranks high in National reports that evaluate cities for livability - it's a great place for families and recent college grads alike. Recently, it was voted the #1 city for jobs, social life, and affordable living after college graduation. Whether you enjoy the lakes, the free zoo, fab restaurants and microbreweries, the UW scene, or downtown arts and culture, Madison has something to offer everyone.
If you are contemplating a move to our area, we can help! Did you know that Restaino & Associates has a full time relocation department? We know Madison inside and out, plus we have great relationships with local businesses, employers, and other vendors to make your move a smooth one. Some of the services our relocation department provides include:
Personalized Relocation Guidance - Our relocation specialists provide families with support before and after their move. We will get to know you and ...
Sunday, May 19, 2019 / by Restaino Homes
If you’ve lived in the Madison area for any length of time, you’ve probably become familiar with some of the surrounding suburbs. These smaller communities can offer the best of both worlds if you’re willing to take on a small commute to work every day. You can benefit from the close knit community of a small town, while being just a short drive from all of the amenities that a large city offers.
One city that fills this niche is Evansville, WI. Located just a short drive south of Madison, Evansville is one of the fastest growing communities in Rock county. It’s convenient location as a mid-point between Madison and Janesville means that you are close to two large cities, and all that they have to offer. Evansville has also been voted one of the best cities for young families in Wisconsin.
“Evansville is the smallest town in the top 10, but it has a lot of qualities that bigger towns may envy. With its blend of affordability (median home values of $163 ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / by Restaino Homes
Don’t Let The Weather Fool You
Although southern Wisconsin weather seems to have difficulty warming up, our local real estate market is already white hot. Continued favorable interest rates matched with low inventory has buyers scrambling to view new listings the minute they become available. The Federal Reserve meets early in May to consider whether or not interest rates will be raised. Prognosticators believe there is only a 3% chance that will happen in May. Accordingly, we predict no slow down due to rate increases for the foreseeable future.
Nationally, the job market keeps strengthening and wages are increasing at the fastest rate since the Great Recession. This should continue to support housing demand going forward. A quick look around Madison and a count of the number of massive construction cranes provides evidence that more new growth is on the way to our area. This growth will provide jobs and further economic strength to all of Dane and the surrounding counties.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 / by Restaino Homes
With warmer weather, comes the return of outdoor markets in our area. Dane County is home to a number of great farmer's markets, where you can get great local food, grown in its peak season, while supporting local farms - everybody wins! Most markets also feature other local vendors, offering everything from pet treats to jewelry. So, spend your dollars locally and get healthier food and one of a kind products in return!
Here is a list of some of our area's best farmers markets for you to check out:
Dane County Farmers Market
Location: Capitol Square in Madison
Date: Every Saturday from April 13 - November 16
Time: 6:15am - 1:45pm
West Side Community Market
Location: 750 University Row - UW Health Digestive Health Parking Lot
Date: Every Saturday from April 20 - November 9
Time: 7:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday Dane County Farmers Market
Location: 200 Block of MLK Jr. Blvd in downtown Madison
Date: Every Wednesday from ...