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COMING SOON IN OREGON! 381 Liberty Park Drive

This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage home boasts quality craftsmanship throughout and has so much to offer. Just wait until you see the kitchen & master bathroom…You’ll fall in love instantly

Jeff & Cathy Talk Welcome Neighbor Oregon WI

Moving to a new town can be tough. Knowing where to shop, who to talk to about activities or services, or where to look for local amenities can be overwhelming when you add it on top of your physical relocation.

Since we love showing off our town of Oregon, WI we thought we should introduce you to our local expert Cathy Grender, the Welcome Neighbor Lady.

Cathy offers a FREE service for people new to town to catch everyone up to speed on all they need to know about our great community.

See what Cathy has to say:

1:20: The visit

2:12: Absolutely FREE

2:38: The more we support Oregon the better Oregon is going to be

3:27: The BEST thing

https://www.WelcomeNeighborOregon.com

February 2019 Newsletter: Market Update | Legacy Academy | March Madness

Is there a market slowdown? Hardly! Dane County finished 2018 with the 3rd most sales of all-time and our team is out to our fastest first quarter we have ever had. Things are moving in our area, and homes are definitely selling. We still have inventory issues with an extremely low number of homes available. While we saw an uptick in inventory this fall we’ve seen the winter put us back in a deep hole. Things look to remain a fairly strong market for home sellers, while smart and well prepared buyers can still do well in this year’s market. Want an update on Oregon’s housing market? See below for this month’s local stats.
 
Legacy Academy client event: The date for our next event is set. Our Legacy Academy event will be Sunday, April 7th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. We would love for you to join us!
 
Madness: March Madness is almost here! That means both spring weather and one of the best times of the year for sports. Join our bracket challenge by tuning in to TheMinterTeam.com/NCAA once brackets are released and you could win a $50 gift card to the Great Dane.
Please join us for an afternoon of fun at Legacy Academy!
 
Space is limited so please RSVP using the link below and then mark your calendars. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

JOIN THE MINTER TEAM TOURNAMENT CHALLENGE!

Join us for this years Tournament Challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Great Dane.

Once brackets have been released, you may enter your bracket by visiting us at: TheMinterTeam.com/NCAA

 

 

Each month we will be featuring a business or person that helps make our community a better place. This month, Jeff talked with Chef Dave Heide at Charlie’s on Main in Oregon.

Since February is the month of love, we thought this would be a great time to introduce you to our favorite date night restaurant and Chef Dave. Charlie’s on Main offers a low key environment, great food, talented bartenders, and a unique speakeasy…if you can find it.
 
See what Dave has to say:
0:43: The inspiration behind Charlie’s on Main
1:15: What sets Charlie’s apart?
1:40: Community support
1:58: $2 cheese curds?!
2:37: Dave makes fun of Jeff’s preparation strategy
2:54: Eminem
 

 

2926 Richardson St, Fitchburg

$375,000

4 Beds | 3 Baths | Tons of Updates!

145 Prairie Grass Rd, Oregon

$219,000

3 Beds | 3.5 Baths | Private Entrance & Garage

116 S Franklin St, Stoughton

$175,000

2 Beds | 1.5 Baths | Original wide woodwork & flooring from 1900

312 W Cook St, Portage

$165,000

3 Beds | 1.5 Baths | Old world charm with modern touches

Jeff & Dave Talk Charlie’s on Main

February is the month of love and with Valentines Day just around the corner we thought this would be a great time to introduce you to our favorite date night restaurant with Chef Dave Heide at Charlie’s On Main.

Charlie’s On Main offers a low key environment, great food, talented bartenders, and a unique speakeasy…if you can find it.

See what Dave has to say:
0:43: The inspiration behind Charlie’s on Main
1:15: What sets Charlie’s apart?
1:40: Community support
1:58: $2 cheese curds?!
2:37: Dave makes fun of Jeff‘s preparation strategy
2:54: Eminem

Oregon WI Real Estate Market Update: February 2019

January was quite the stretch for much of our area with a combination of record low temperatures, heavy snow falls, and no Packer games to keep our minds off it all. 
 
It’s often said that the Super Bowl is the start of the spring market around Dane County and now that we are a week in February we are definitely starting to see things heat up.

Since we love our town we keep the focus on Oregon and the unique aspects of our local market. Here’s the current state of the market in Oregon as we enter the early phases of the 2019 spring market.

1. Sales remain strong. 2018 was the third best year on record for Dane County and January sales in Oregon were the highest since 2015. This shows us that demand for homes is strong in our area and we expect it to remain that way throughout the year. 

2. Oregon had 30 active single family homes at the end of January 2019. This is down over 25% from the same time last year, but up 25% from the end of December. There is little competition for homeowners looking to sell today but this will change quickly as we head deeper into our spring market.

3. Only 2 existing properties are available in the $400,000-$500,000 range. These homes only make up 6% of active inventory while representing 12% of last years home sales. Homeowners looking to sell in this price point should be in a great spot provided their home is still priced appropriately.

For Sellers: Chances are it’s a great time for you to hit the market. However, you still need to do things the right way. Sellers who skip the important steps may get an offer, but they won’t see the real payoff they are probably looking for in today’s market. Smart pricing, effective preparation, and strong marketing are still key to a great sales process.

 
For Buyers: Patience is key, but you must be ready to pounce. Get your pre-approval squared away, connect with a great agent, and you’ll be ready to go when the right home hits the market soon.

January 2019 Newsletter: Market Update | Resolution vs Vision | Save the Dates

“How’s the market?” That’s a question we hear year round, but we certainly hear it more often with the turn of a new year.

Overall most people expect the 2019 market to be similar to the markets of 2018 and 2017. The last two years have been extremely heavy seller’s markets due to high demand and low supply, although we expect to see a small shift this year as inventory begins to rise.

With low interest rates it still makes a lot of sense to buy today instead of waiting for a “better” market in the future. A $300,000 home this year could cost an extra $100/month next year due to rate increases and appreciation. For more information on how rates affect your purchase power check out our old blog post “The Right Time to Sell“.

Key market stats:
-The 8,002 single family and condo sales in Dane County during 2018 make it the 3rd highest sales year ever trailing only 2016 (8,085) and 2017 (8,079)
-Dane County prices are up roughly 5% over the last year
-Rates are higher than they’ve been, but still extremely low. As of January 10th the 4.45% rate on a 30 year fixed mortgage was the lowest since mid-April.

Statistics show that roughly 80% of all New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Despite this low success rate we continue to challenge ourselves each year by banking on that one thing that we want to change.

Each year Jeff takes a different approach to setting resolutions by writing his vision for the year to come. To learn more about his process in creating a successful year click HERE.

 

Each month we will be featuring a business or person that helps make our community a better place. This month, Jeff talks with Coach Jimmy Brooks of Primal Strength & Fitness.

Primal has a culture unlike anything you’ll find in the big box centers while offering opportunities for everyone in your household.
 
See what Jimmy has to say:
0:52: Jimmy comes back to life
1:44: Why “family” is the Primal culture
2:08: Hardcore powerlifting gym?
2:33: “If you can walk, you can lift. Get in here, let’s go”
2:41: Why Jimmy works so well with young athletes
3:15: Primal Power-Kids
3:45: The beard
 
Save the Dates
Mark your calendars…We have two client events coming up and we’d love for you to join us!

**More details to follow as we get closer to the event dates**

2926 Richardson St, Fitchburg

$375,000

4 Beds | 3 Baths | Tons of Updates!

 

145 Prairie Grass Rd, Oregon

$219,000

3 Beds | 3.5 Baths | Private Entrance & Garage

 

Oregon WI Real Estate Market Update: January 2019

How’s the market? Well, that always depends. Are you buying? Selling? Both? Neither? What’s your price point? Where are you looking? These all play into the answer that’s most meaningful for this question.

Since we love our town we keep the focus on Oregon and the unique aspects of our local market. Here’s the current state of the market in Oregon as we begin the 2019 market year.

1. Rates have dropped back to less than 4.5%. We haven’t seen this in the last few months as they recently jumped to over 5%. This is a welcome change for home shoppers and should continue to spur a large buyer pool.

2. Oregon had 24 active single family homes at the end of December 2018. This is down over 40% from both November of this year and the same time last year. There is little competition for homeowners looking to sell today but this will change quickly as we head closer to our spring market.

3. Only 2 properties are available in the $400,000-$500,000 range and both are new construction. Homeowners looking to sell in this price point should be in a great spot provided their home is still priced appropriately.

Remember each situation is unique. This means even though there’s little competition it doesn’t necessarily mean your home will sell quickly. Likewise, just because there are few options to choose from doesn’t mean you won’t see your dream home pop on the market in the next few days so make sure you’re ready.

December 2018 Newsletter: Be the Gift | Website Update | Featured Listings

This time of year we all tend to reflect a little. We try to take in life, to focus on the important things, to spend time with friends and family, and to plan for a more successful and enjoyable future.

But with that a lot of us can become stressed during the holiday season.

We’re stressed because we can’t get all our errands run, we are missing loved ones, or we are frustrated that we didn’t meet the goals we set for ourselves this year.  We can’t find the right gift, enough gifts, the house isn’t clean for guests, and we ran out of sugar for yet another batch of cookies. There’s travel, and parties, and you can’t believe you didn’t lose that weight this year.

The winter itself can be hard, but the expectations of the perfect holiday season combined with the pressures we place on ourselves for performance can definitely add to the struggles.

One thing I’m really trying hard to work on right now is to quit aiming for perfection, and to give myself a break. I’m definitely not perfect, and I never will be. But I can continue to wake up and do my best, to focus on who I want to be, and to keep taking steps in that direction no matter how often I fall.

So this year we encourage you to give yourself a break as well, because you too will not be perfect. We know you want to create the perfect Christmas for the kids, to have the house perfect for your visiting friends and family, or to get the perfect gift because it comes from your heart, but as my wife always says, the real gift is you….you are the gift, and you will always be the gift despite all the struggles you will face.

So give yourself a break and go be the gift this season. Be the gift to strangers, to your friends, family, and most importantly, be the gift to yourself.

Wishing you all the best for a wonderful holiday season in which you find time to recharge, reset, and take in all the wonderful things that truly matter in life.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website!  Not only have we updated the look, navigation, and information, but it is now also mobile friendly with a ton of new features.

Our website now offers everything you need to search for up-to-date home listings.  Interested in being notified of the newest listings that match your criteria?  Then be sure to sign up for email alerts!

For those wondering how much their home is worth, we have added a free home valuation form.

If you have your home listed with us, it will show up right on our homepage under “Featured Listings” to give your home even more exposure!

As former teachers, we know that the only way we can learn and grow is from the people around us. If you check out our website and have any suggestions, feel free to send us a message. We would LOVE to hear your feedback!

3634 Hovde Rd, Madison

$225,000

3 Beds | 3 Baths | Large, Mature Lot

145 Prairie Grass Rd, Oregon

$219,000

3 Beds | 3.5 Baths | Private Entrance & Garage

740 Pleasant Oak Drive, Oregon, WI

Gently nestled amongst mature trees on a semi-wooded lot backing to Foxboro Golf Course this well maintained and pre-inspected classic 2 story home is close enough to walk or bike to multiple schools and restaurants while still offering a private backyard that feels miles from town.

Learn more at: TheMinterTeam.com/740PleasantOak

Just Listed: 810 Longwood Dr, Oregon, WI 53575

Welcome Home! Nestled in the desirable Alpine Meadows neighborhood, this spacious home has a lot to offer!

The large kitchen boasts endless cabinet & counter space, a breakfast bar, tile backsplash & is open to the south-facing dinette.

Enjoy the living room’s gas fireplace during the colder months & the maintenance free deck in the warmer months. For extra living space, the exposed lower level is finished, complete with a family room that is wired for surround sound, a 4th bedroom, & a 3rd full bath.

The master suite features a large walk-in closet and private full bath with a walk-in shower.

Additional features include convenient upper laundry, 2 car garage & plenty of storage space!  Updates include a new AC & dryer in 2016, maintenance free deck in 2010. lower level finished in 2008, and window coverings in 2007.

For more information visit theminterteam.com/810longwood

Love Oregon Part 9 – Headquarters Bar & Restaurant

Happy Monday! ?? We would like to present you with our last, but definitely not least, featured business in our Love Oregon series….. Headquarters Bar and Restaurant​!

? Jamie wanted to open a business where the community could come together & kick back and HQ does exactly that! They offer a ton of different activities and events for all ages year round and they really do care about our community. Listen in to hear what love means to Jamie, what he likes most about the Oregon community, and what project they are currently working on with the village to better our amazing town.

✅ Visit our FB page & find this video to find out how you can be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift card to HQ which was kindly donated by Jamie himself!

Love Oregon Part 8 – The Chocolate Caper

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! If you haven’t already, we recommend stopping into our seventh featured business in our Love Oregon series, The Chocolate Caper, to get some sweet treats for your sweetheart!

Dan talks about some of the great things that the Oregon community has to offer and what love means to him. Tune in to hear more!

For any last minute Valentine’s Day gift shoppers, we will be giving away a $20 gift card to The Chocolate Caper. To enter, visit our FB page(www.facebook.com/theminterteam) and find this video with more information! #loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam

Love Oregon Part 7 – Oregon Bike and Skate

? Even though there is snow on the ground we are thinking SPRING! And when we think of spring, we think of being outdoors and going on bike rides which is why our sixth feature business in our Love Oregon series is Oregon Bike and Skate!

??‍♂️ When you visit Oregon Bike and Skate, you will be welcomed with a friendly smile and helpful, knowledgeable staff! Scott is a huge part of the Oregon Community and you can listen in now to see why he loves it so much and also what love means to him.

To be entered to win a FREE bike tune-up courtesy of Scott at OBS, visit our Facebook page, find this video along with the instructions on how to enter the drawing!

#loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam

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