Lending Update from SBCP
As we head closer to wrapping up 2019, it’s only natural to start thinking about what 2020 is going to have in store for us. All signs are pointing to a very favorable interest rate environment heading into 2020. This is great news if you have been looking for a home or are thinking 2020 is the year you will buy. It’s anticipated that interest rates will stay in the same range as they have been for the past couple of months heading into the New Year. Trying to predict further into the year gets harder as markets like to know what’s happening with the economy. This time of year…
Market Update – December 2019
Home Sales Home sales for the month of November maintained the slower pace that we expect from our fall market, but are up ever so slightly from last month. There were 359 new homes listed for sale over the last 30 days. Of those new homes listed, 161 of them were 3 bedroom single family homes – typically the most sought after homes in our market. The average days on market for a sold home is 48, so homes are still moving relatively quickly. Inventory Inventory in Dane County remains tight, favoring sellers, but has increased slightly over this time last year. There were 359 new homes added to our…
Moving Tips for Seniors
Making a move at any age can be difficult and stressful. After 30, 40, or even 50 years in a home, the process of rightsizing and relocating to a new home can be overwhelming. Having attained the National Association of Senior Move Managers’ highest achievement, A+Accreditation, Moving Forward is a highly-qualified Senior Move Manager who specializes in helping older adults and their families through the daunting process of transitioning to a new residence. We’ve seen it all and are here to help. Over the next few weeks, we will explain the Top 10 Reasons Seniors Decide It’s Time to Move: 10. Home Is No Longer a Safe Place to Live—According to the CDC, in 2015 alone,…
Restaino & Associates ERA Powered Attends DMI Dinner
Michael and Suzanne Restaino, Heidi Kopras and Miki Smith attended the Downtown Madison, Inc. (DMI) Annual Dinner on October 28, 2019, at the Monona Terrace. Over 600 DMI members, friends and downtown stakeholders celebrated another year with DMI over dinner, networking, a national speaker, and the presentation of the 23rd annual Community Asset Awards! The Keynote Speaker was Bryan C. Lee Jr., an architect, educator, writer, and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Design Director at Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity. For additional information on DMI, please visit downtownmadison.org.
A Leading Global Relocation Division
A Leading Global Relocation Division Assisting Candidates, Transferees and Families Moving In and Out of the Madison Area Restaino & Associates Relocation Division is a vital resource for your recruitment and relocation needs. Our dedicated team prides itself on enhancing your recruitment efforts to acquire world class talent to join your company. We assist candidates and families by navigating them through the entire process as they explore a move to the Madison area. Here is a glance at the assistance we provide customized to the needs of your candidates https://www.restainohomes.com/area-orientation-tours.php
What’s Happening in December
Olbrich’s Holiday Express December 7-24. Closed on December 25. Open from 10am – 4pm daily. Large scale model trains wind through an enchanted land of colorful poinsettias and holiday trees. Fun for all ages. http://www.olbrich.org/events/holidayexpress.cfm Zoo Lights Henry Vilas Zoo Now – December 29, 2019 Hours Thursday- Sundays: 5:30pm-9:00pm Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with one of the most unique events in Madison! This is one-of-a-kind festival of lights! Sip on hot chocolate and stroll through the zoo at night while seeing over 800,000 holiday lights! Come see the zoo like you’ve never seen it before! https://www.henryvilaszoo.gov/event/lights/ Holiday Fantasy Lights The lights go on each evening at…
Madison: A Great Place to Live!
Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, play, and rise a family. We’re also recognized as a premier meeting and convention destination. Check our which lists we’ve topped and why here: Madison Rankings and Awards
Restaino Relocation Attends WI SHRM 33rd Annual State Conference
The event hosted over 1,500 HR professionals and professionals in the industry. During the conference, Gail Johnson, Susan Thompson with Action Coach, and Nadya Nahirniak-Hansen spoke on the subjects of Mobility and Recruiting Talent. Attendees were presented with learning how to approach recruiting to attract, hire and retain top talent. The talk included best practices to enhance recruiting which included relocation assistance when interviewing candidates and families from outside the area. The Restaino Relocation Division was also an exhibitor during the conference. The conference was a great opportunity to talk with clients and introduced attendees to comprehensive relocation assistance solutions enhancing the recruitment process. Restaino & Associates has been a…
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Spotlight: What’s Happening in Madison in November
November Events! Henry Vilas Zoo – Painting for Penguins Friday, Nov. 1 from 6pm-9pm Enjoy light refreshments as you stroll around the zoo after hours and view art created by local artists and some of our resident animals. Art is for sale. Tickets are on sale. https://www.henryvilaszoo.gov/event/paintings-for-penguins/ Monona Terrace Hosts: Winter Art Fair Off The Square Sat. Nov. 9 & Sun. Nov. 10 Featuring over 135 Wisconsin exhibitors and a wonderful selection of art. http://www.artcraftwis.org/winter-art-fair-off-the- square.html Zoo Lights Begins Nov. 29 – Dec. 29 from 5:30pm-9:00pm Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with one of Madison’s most unique events. Over 800,000 holiday lights throughout the zoo. Sip on…