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the Desk of Ron
We are happy to report that improved consumer confidence combined
with near historic low mortgage interest rates is fueling a residential
real estate market resurgence not only in our area, but in many major
metropolitan areas across the country. This is good for everyone. From
job transferees looking to get to their next city, to retirees looking
to get to a warmer climate, most people on the move are finding the
process much easier than at any time since 2005.
With some homeowners remaining on the sidelines, demand by buyers
trying to take advantage of sub-4% interest rates is outstripping
supply. The result: Prices are reacting to the imbalance. The good news
for those who have been stuck in place for the past six to eight years:
Many previously underwater equity homes no longer are. Many people are
now finding they can sell at a high enough price to get clear of that
old mortgage and even take some equity with them. And if you can do it
now, you can take advantage of super low fixed interest rates on your
new home which will contribute greatly to improving your monthly cash
flow and your ability to save for retirement.
How do you find out if the time is right for you? Call Restaino
& Associates today for a free, up to the minute market valuation on
your current home. We'll not only let you know how much you'll get for
your current home in today's market, but can also show you everything
listed for sale by every member company of the Multiple Listing
Service. No cost – no obligation. It's your move. At Restaino &
Associates, we're here to make sure it's a good one.
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A Leading Global Relocation
Division Assisting Candidates, Transferees and Families Moving
Out of the Madison Area
& Associates Relocation Division is a vital
recruitment and relocation needs. Our dedicated team prides itself on
assisting your recruitment efforts to acquire world class talent to
grow your company.
with you to provide customized and comprehensive relocation services
your candidates, transferee and families moving in and out of the area.
Let us assist your recruitment efforts offering our relocation services
at no charge to you or your candidates.
Free Community Welcome Packets
delighted to mail you a welcome community packet that is filled with
extensive information to familiarize you to Madison and the surrounding
communities. It contains extensive information on cultural events,
recreational activities, maps, biking trails, state parks, magazines,
school information, day-care and other highlights.
packet is filled
with school information and facts, Dane County School comparison
reports, our award-winning Children’s Museum, the local free Henry
Vilas Zoo, fun activities and more!
Comprehensive Relocation Services Include:
Adjusting to a new community takes time. Our relocation professionals
can provide families with answers to their questions before and after
From neighborhood communities, schools, downtown, the arts and
recreational facilities we can set up the best tour to give you a taste
of living in the Madison and surrounding area.
Our community welcome packets contain extensive information on area
schools, daycare, cultural events, recreational activities and other
highlights of Madison and the surrounding areas.
Our website offers the "Schools E-guide" program which provides
thorough reports and comparisons of any and all schools in Wisconsin.
Once you find a fit, our Relocation Team will also assist in setting up
school interviews and tours.
Our Relocation team can help the transition for spouses by offering
tours and connecting them to our innovative Resume Network system which
puts your resume in the hands of key area corporations that we partner
Our dedicated relocation team is here to help you find your home and
assist you through the entire process.
The professionals in our Relocation Division are equipped to find the
best possible rental options, whether apartment, a condominium, a
duplex or a single family home, based on the candidate’s criteria.
On The Move
As seniors begin to start
planning their transition to retirement
living our dedicated relocation team is delighted to assist to reduce
the stress and help orchestrate the entire process at no extra costs.
Moving locally or
state-to-state can be challenging enough, let alone
moving to a different Country. Our professionals will assist with the
coordination of your social security needs, driver’s licensing, banking
options and more.
You sell the job while we sell
Plains-Rosemary Garfoot Pubic Library
Save the Date: Book
2107 Julius St., Cross Plains,
The Rosemary Garfoot Public
Library has an annual book every May. This
year’s sale just recently took place.
5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI
Books sales take place on the
first Monday of every month from 12:00pm-
The upcoming sales are scheduled
for June 3rd, July 1st and August 5th.
Public Library Branches
The Madison Public Library has
many locations around the city. Below is
a list of the book sales scheduled at the different library branches.
and Improved Central Library Branch
201 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI
Madison’s Central Library has
been undergoing a complete renovation for
the past year. Not only is the new design much larger, but it is also
very modern and urban. The new library will also have five times as
many computers as before, a coffee and snack bar, as well as many
meeting spaces and specialized rooms for patrons to utilize. Many more
programs and services will also be offered. The library is expected to
reopen in late 2013.
*Due to the
renovation, the Central Branch does not have any upcoming
2222 S Park St., Madison, WI
Book, Bake and AV Sale
Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:00am -
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
2845 N Sherman Ave., Madison, WI
Friends of Lakeview Book Sale
Sat, 06/15/2013 (All day)
Sat, 09/21/2013 (All day)
5740 Raymond Rd., Madison, WI
Halloween Book and Bake Sale
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
204 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison,
Fun Fall Book Sale
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 6:30pm -
8:30pm (Friends Only Presale)
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 9:00am - 8:30pm
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sun, 11/10/2013 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI
Friends of Sequoya Library Book
Sale (at Westgate Mall)
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 07/06/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 08/03/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 09/07/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 10/05/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI
Book sales are scheduled for the
second Saturday of each month.
Upcoming sales are June 8th 10:00am-3:00pm, July 13th 10:00am-3:00pm,
August 10th 10:00am-3:00pm and September 14th 9:00am-4:00pm.
304 S. Fourth St., Stoughton, WI
Stoughton Public Library has two
book sales every year. The first takes
place in late April or early May, and the second occurs in September.
The date for the September sale has not yet been announced.
Prairie Public Library
1350 Linnerud Dr., Sun Prairie,
The library’s Read Before Book
Store has a collection of used books
available for purchase. Store hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm and
500 Silent Street, Verona, WI
Verona Public Library has an
ongoing book sale where used and discarded
books can be purchased.
710 South Street, Waunakee, WI
This Waunakee Public Library has
used books for sale year round.
Sat | 6AM-2PM
get fresh local vegetables, meats, cheeses, flowers, and specialty
products from the farmers’ market around the capital square. With over
160 vendors attending every Saturday, there is something for everyone
the animals at the zoo! Visit the Tree House; take a ride on
the crown jewel conservation carousel. View the zoo on the electric
train that passes through a tunnel. Fun for all ages.
Annual Cars on State
June 1, 2013| 10am- 3pm
wonderful array of vintage cars will be displayed on State Street!
Come take a stroll and grab some food at the farmers’ market, all while
checking out some great cars.
June 2, 2013| 10am- 3pm
the Drive is a community event that transforms Madison’s main
streets into a public promenade so that residents can enjoy a car- free
street. Come bike, skate, or walk on these safe streets!
Evening with Joan Baez
June 7, 2013 | 8 PM
Songwriter Joan Baez is known for her distinctive vocal style
with a strong vibrato. After performing at the Newport Folk Festival in
1959, Joan rose to fame and on June 7th, she will be performing at the
Kurt: Music and Sports Festival
sports and music festival in memory of Kurt Saupe. The Kurt music
event will feature The Waco Brothers, Yarn and Cannonball. There will
also be a golf and soccer tournament. This festival benefits the
Middleton Outreach Program (MOM), a food pantry and social servicing
agency in Madison. Join the community and buy tickets today!
June 8, 2013 |10 am-3 pm
Rotary Club of Madison and the Madison Children’s Museum are
putting on their first annual SummerPalooza to honor RCM’s centennial.
Come downtown for some family fun! The celebration includes free
admission to the museum along with live entertainment and a parade
around the capital square.
in Bloom: Run for the Roses
June 15, 2013 | 5 - 10 pm
year’s theme for Rhapsody in Bloom is Run for the Roses, a
Kentucky Derby spin off. Dine and dance in the beautiful Olbrich
Botanical gardens. Don’t forget to dress the part in Derby Attire!
June 18| 7:30 PM
over fifty years Ladysmith Black Mambazo has blended the sounds of
their native South African musical traditions with the sounds of
Christian gospel music, creating a unique sound. Come Check out this
group at the Barrymore Theatre.
of Fitchburg Library
book sale on the second floor of the Fitchburg Public Library
For Polar Bears
June 23, 2013
how to stand up paddleboard and raise funds for the Henry Vilas
Zoo’s state of the art Artic Passage exhibit. Come out to the waters of
Lake Wingra in Madison for paddle boarding lessons and become a pro in
25 - July 30 - Tuesdays, 7 pm
out your lawn chairs and blankets for a lovely evening concert on
the lawn at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Different types of music
will be highlighted every Tuesday night. Pack a picnic and listen to
some great music!
out on a nice spring day and check out the Madison Mallards
baseball team. With several home games in June, there is sure to be one
that fits your schedule!
Chambers Orchestra: Concerts on the Square
Wednesday starting June 26th, the Madison Chambers Orchestra will
be putting on concerts on the King Street corner on the Square! Bring
and cooler and a blanket or enjoy some of the great food from their
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