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Real Estate Bites – April 2024

By April 16, 2024No Comments

Welcome to Real Estate Bites!

This monthly blog will give you quick tidbits on Madison area “bites” or restaurant recommendations, paired with quick “bites” of real estate knowledge!

Must Try Local Eats – Patio Edition

Dane Co. is full of great local eats, and with weather getting better by the day we are itching at the opportunity to get outside and enjoy some fresh food and drinks! Here are some of our must try local eats where you can enjoy both the outdoors and an old fashioned 🙂

Cafe Hollander European-inspired grand café that offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and an amazing selection of craft and Belgian biers – not to mention a happy hour every Mon-Thurs from 3-5 with ½ priced drinks!

Riley Tavern Awarded Best of Madison Gold for best outdoor patio in 2022, Riley Tavern has been open since 1884! Located along the Military Ridge State Trail, this local establishment is loved by cyclists, bikers, day trippers, and locals! Be sure to try the pizza and check out live music – Dogs Welcome!

Good Co. Brunch, indoor/outdoor bar & patio, indoor golf simulators, and an outdoor 13-hole par 3 golf course? Say no more! Whether you’re a golfer or simply looking to enjoy the outdoor patio Good Co.’s ambiance may only be beat by their fantastic food and craft cocktails!

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

  • You will need to describe your credit, debt, income, and assets.
  • Can be done over the phone, in person, or online.
  • Gives you an idea of what you can afford.
  • Getting pre-qualified can give you a sense of your financial readiness and introduce you to various mortgage options. It’s often a good step for first-time home buyers who are just testing the waters and aren’t ready to jump in.
  • Requires a credit pull.
  • Takes your approval process to the next level.
  • You will need to provide proof of your financial in the form of an in-depth application.
  • Can be done online or in person.
  • Tells you exactly what you can afford.
  • You will receive a “pre-approval letter” which in today’s market is needed to purchase a home.