Author: Adam Elliott
The first person to talk to before starting your next home project
Kevin O’Brien, a residential designer, sits with Ben and Adam to talk about the importance of good design and how making that a separate and mindful step in advance of other work can lead to great results. We learn how his varied and long history in construction and design is helping him on his journey to designing and building his own new home.
How used appliances might be just as good as new
Used as good as new? New to you? We talk about used appliances but also delve into when to replace versus repair. We sit with a third-generation appliance man and heir apparent to the Kirch Appliance fortune, Josh Gavol.
Will better photos get you a better price when selling your home?
Kristin knows it’s all about the angles. She’ll pull back the curtain a bit and expose some of the magic that she employs when photographing homes. With a start in big city apartment management and a tech-geek partner, you’ll learn how these early adopters have turned a good idea into a great way to help people sell homes, rent apartments, and more.
What is considered a luxury in Madison?
Straight from the trenches, (of the service industry, of the social justice movement, of Girl Scout Troop 49) this landlord, accountant, and WORT producer joins us for a time where nothing is off-limits. We get uncomfortable and touch on all the hot buttons; gentrification, landlords, developers, luxury housing, did we even start to approach reparations?
Are Mother-In-Law suites a solution to our housing needs?
We sit with Matt Tucker, Zoning Administrator for the City of Madison, to talk about what any think is an easy answer to the housing affordability problem here in Maidson, the Accessory Dwelling Unit! ADU’s are more than just carriage houses. They include basement apartments as well as accessory buildings. Why have they not yet been super popular and what hurdles remain before they become commonplace? We talk about zoning, restrictions, financing, and the myriad of benefits they offer to current homeowners.
What does that assessment postcard really mean?
We get our toes wet in the pool of municipal funding. We’ll chat about real estate taxes, city budgets, and social assessments. Think of it as how your city is funded 101. We also touch on some of the issues related to recent zoning amendments designed to make it easier for small and medium-sized developers to build small and medium-sized apartments. What’s Marsha’s rub?
Common law marriage myths and partner pre-nups
Juscha Robinson joined us in Season 3 Episode two to talk about title and how to best protect your interest in real estate. We’ll talk with her and dig deeper into estate planning, buying, and selling real estate with and without a Realtor. We also talk about many of the common issues she helps her clients face in life and in death.
Home ownership and the LGBTQ+ community: the title matters
Asher joins the podcast as we talk about LOVE in all of its forms. We’ll talk about issues as challenges that people of the LGBTQ+ community may face as they enter homeownership. We’ll also discuss how some of the same legal topics and an understanding of them can help ALL people as they exit real estate partnerships, marriages, or couplings.
Can a healer make your house feel like home?
In season three we first align our actions with our intentions. What a better way to get 2021 off to a fresh start than a conversation with a woman who can help clear out bad energy and help start anew? Jessica Riphenburg talks about “house Cleansing” and much more. She can help make 2021 the “FRESH, NEW” experience we all hope it can be.
The 2020 Holiday Show
We re-cap “The 12 episodes of Christmas”. You might be surprised how many of our most recent episodes are in the top 12 of ALL-TIME. There’s a special visit from Liz Lauer of Lauer Realty Group.