Author: Adam Elliott
Home projects for good with Project Home
If you were wondering what kind of help there is out there that’s really making a difference for folks In The 608, look no further. Adam Weisse has spent much of his career in service to others, so it should come as no surprise that he’s managing a program for Project Home, a non-profit that improves the quality and affordability of housing for local folks earning low-to-moderate incomes. Adam helps us understand how investing in homes is an investment in our community. Adam joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott where we also get the inside line on how the housing market is behaving in Madison this year.
Real Estate Predictions for 2023
Liz Lauer of the Lauer Realty group was able to predict last year’s interest rate increases almost perfectly. Because they were right on the nose, we brought Liz back to make some predictions about what’s going to happen in the real estate market this year. Liz joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott where we also get some potentially good news during Phil’s Phone-in.
2022: The Year In Review
In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott wrap up 2022 by counting down our podcasts from the year. We dive into the highest and lowest sales of the year, express our gratitude, and make some predictions for 2023.
WISC TV’s Josh Spreiter shares his secret to avoid buyer’s remorse
It’s been about a year since Ben helped WISC Reporter Josh Spreiter purchase his first home. On WISC, Josh highlights the unique people, places, and events across the Madison area and southern Wisconsin with his “In the 608” feature reports. We got along so well the first time we had Josh on Real Estate In the 608, that we wanted to check in and see what lessons he’s learned, challenges he’s faced, and how he dodged the dreaded buyer’s remorse. Josh is also a personal trainer and joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott when we ask whether it’s ok to skip leg day.
What does it take to build new in today’s real estate market?
New construction tends to catch your eye in a neighborhood and is often signaling economic growth, investment, and progress. With all the new construction we see going on, it’s time we talked to someone whose job it is to make those projects happen, and what they mean to a community. This time on Real Estate in the 608 we talk to Corey Sines, a Project Manager with Ideation Builders. Corey joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott where we talk about what are some of the coolest custom features he’s built into new homes.
How a local lender might make your real estate planning easier
Of all the folks that you’ll come into contact with in the real estate buying process, the lender might be one of the key contacts you’ll need. Knowing that you can easily get a hold of them can make the process that much easier. This time on Real Estate in the 608 we talk to Patrick “Pappy” Johnson, a mortgage field manager with Johnson Bank. Pappy joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott where we talk about how going local pays off.
Are real estate developers like the Monopoly Man?
There’s a perception that real estate developers are similar to the Monopoly Man, sitting on piles of cash, and twisting their mustaches while anticipating the next big deal. That’s not exactly true, and this time on Real Estate in the 608 we talk to Madison area developer Brandon Cook appears to be more of a regular guy who just likes to keep busy. Brandon joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott where we talk about his approach to real estate, and how others might follow his plan.
The one thing a real estate agent should do for you
A real estate agent can do a lot in the buying and selling process, and there’s one way to know if they are really on your side. This time on Real Estate in the 608 we bring on our first second-time guest Chris Mikkelson of Madison’s Best Home Inspection who also shares the most common house fixes that a home inspector looks out for. Chris joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott where we also discuss tree law, and how both Chris and Adam got outbid on a house that Ben was helping sell.
Keeping your cool!
Does your home have the right amount of protection to keep cool when it’s warm, and warm when it’s cool? This time on Real Estate in the 608 we speak to Todd Steege with TNT Insulation who seals up the knowledge gaps when it comes to sealing your home with insulation. Todd joins In The 608 hosts Ben Anton and Adam Elliott where we also discuss the different kinds of ways to insulate your home, and whether spray foam is as fun as it sounds.
How Madison may be setting a carpentry record￼
There may be a record number of women, and people of color who are learning the carpentry trade in Madison and we talk to the person who may be responsible for it. This time on Real Estate in the 608 we speak to Allie Berenyi, Instructor with the Madison College Construction and Remodeling program.