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Where It’s Happening in the Midwest

January 4, 2011 6:51 PM

Madison was just rated one of the top ten places in America to buy a home. You can read the article here www.walletpop.com/2010/12/31/10-best-places-to-buy-a-home-in-2011/2.

The article, on a site called Wallet Pop, says this about us:


Madison, Wisconsin: Best College Town
Population: 562,000
Median home price: $209,400
Why here: A gem of a city located between two lakes, Madison is where it's happening in the Midwest. Home of the state's capital, it's got a top-rated, Big 10 university (with all the sports and cultural events that come with it); affordable housing; tons of eateries and shopping; smart people; friendly atmosphere. You don't have to be a student or the parent of one to buy a home here. A never-ending supply of renters keeps your investment solid. You may end up living here yourself.


While most of us, including me, are seeing their home values remain stable, that's good news in this environment. There are few other communities in the country who have retained their home and business values as well as Madison.



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