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Sept. 17, 2021

If You Haven’t Considered Downsizing, Here’s Why You Should

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If You Haven’t Considered Downsizing, Here’s Why You Should


Downsizing is a term we often associate with retired people or seniors who are left with an empty nest, but downsizing can benefit homeowners of all ages. Think about it this way: What is something you’d like more of? Time? Money? Well, downsizing can provide you with both, making it a decision you should strongly consider. Read on for some suggestions from The Aaron Weber Group.


More Money to Go Toward Savings

One of the largest expenses homeowners face are mortgage payments; according to CNBC, house payments average 30 percent or more of your gross income. That’s a significant punch to your wallet. By moving into a smaller home, you lower your monthly mortgage payment, which translates into extra cash as well as savings on those dreaded interest payments. Plus, if you plan out the real estate transaction carefully and wait for the right deal, you may be able to use the money from selling your current home to pay for your smaller home in cash. Even if you still have a mortgage payment on your new home, you can enjoy the decrease in real estate taxes.


Utilities are yet another high expense for homeowners. To see just how much you are spending, divide the square footage of your home by your monthly heating/cooling bill. For example, a 2,500-square-foot home with a monthly utility bill of $300 means you are paying .12 cents per square foot to heat and cool your home. Add to this the fact that a large home gives you more room to store stuff (including items you never use), and you are paying to have a comfortable room temp in spaces you never use such as spare bedrooms, closets, and the garage.


More Time for Life

Time is hard to come by these days, but as Tammy Strobel will tell you, downsizing gave her more time. In Strobel’s case, the downsize was drastic, as she and her husband went from a 1,200-square-foot apartment to a 128-square-foot tiny home built just for them. While a move such as this is doable, any sort of downsize could mean that you are able to take a lower-paying job with more flexible hours, start your own business, or have more time to pursue hobbies.


Yet another benefit of smaller living is less maintenance. When you add up the time you spend cleaning, keeping the exterior of your home in order, doing yard work, and performing regular maintenance, it’s no wonder you are grasping for more time. Perhaps you’d like to have more family time, exercise more, hang out with friends, or just stress less about the current state of chaos your home is in. Downsizing requires that you minimize your belongings and your space, so with less to keep up, you earn back that precious time to do with what you’d like.


Quick Moving Tips

If you decide downsizing is the right move for you, or are at least considering it, remember these tips to make moving a breeze:


     The first step in finding the perfect home to fit your current needs is to research homes or apartments in your designated area. Then hire a knowledgeable realtor like Aaron Weber when it’s time to move and sell.


     Declutter. A smaller home means less space for your belongings, so it’s a good idea to spend some time decluttering and paring down items before you move. It might be a little overwhelming, but just imagine how stressful it would be if you arrived at your new home and realized that everything wouldn’t fit.


     U.S. News & World Report advises having a plan. Moving sounds simple enough, but there are more steps than you might think, such as sorting, packing, hiring movers, notifying service providers, etc. Moving day is busy enough without having to be concerned about sorting through items.


     It’s not a race, so create a timeline to stay organized and feel that sense of accomplishment when you check off an item.


     Hire movers. If you're planning to move, opt to hire a professional moving company to ease your stress during the move. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your belongings will arrive safely. Plus, loading up a moving truck requires ensuring nothing shifts in transit, something movers are experts in.


You might not realize it, but downsizing comes with some great benefits. By moving into a smaller home, you’ll save both money and time—two items everyone is searching for more of. If you think downsizing might be right for you, take your time to ensure your next home meets your needs, but on a smaller scale.


Sept. 9, 2021

This Weekend in Wisconsin: September 10 – September 12


South Central

Sep 10, Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project, Madison

Sep 10-11, Chilimania, Edgerton

Sep 10-11, Mississippi Mayhem, West Salem

Sep 10-12, Beloit Heritage Days, Beloit

Sep 10-12, Dairy Days Celebration, Platteville

Sep 11, Apple Dumpling Day Festival/Races, Elroy

Sep 11, Beaver Dam Pepper Festival, Beaver Dam

Sep 11, Kids Building Wisconsin, Fitchburg

Sep 11, La Crosse Pride in the Park, La Crosse

Sep 11, Lazy Beaver Canoe Race, La Valle

Sep 11, Madison Brewery Bike Race, Madison

Sep 11, Pardeeville Watermelon Festival, Pardeeville

Sep 11, Thirsty Troll Brew Fest, Mount Horeb

Sep 12, Schumacher Farm Park Heritage Fest, Waunakee

Sep 12, Heritage Sunday, Beloit

Sep 12, Ironman 70.3, Madison

South East

Sep 10, Sip & Fall in the Schauer – The Acoustix, Hartford

Sep 10-11, Summerfest, Milwaukee

Sep 10-11, Tosafest, Wauwatosa

Sep 10-12, Apple and Sunflower Fest, Colgate

Sep 11, Charlie Berens Live, Slinger

Sep 11, Great Lakes Brew Fest, Kenosha

Sep 11, HAWS Fall Family Fun on the Farm, Delafield

Sep 11, History Hill Music Festival, Sheboygan

Sep 11, Oconomowoc Fall Festival, Oconomowoc

Sep 11, Taste of Mequon, Mequon

Sep 11, Zoo Debut, Racine

Sep 11-12, Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts & Crafts, Greendale

Sep 11-12, Wilde Subaru Frank Mots International Kite Festival, Milwaukee

Sep 12, Clark House Museum Harvest Fest, Pewaukee

Sep 12, East Tory Electric Railroad Sunday Brunch Trains, East Troy

Sep 12, Starving Artists’ Show, Milwaukee


Sep 10-11, Inaugural 2021 Wolfman Dryathalon, White Lake

Sep 10-12, Granton Fall Festival, Granton

Sep 10-12, Pacelli High School Panacea, Stevens Point

Sep 10-12, Stumble Stump Rendezvous, Antigo

Sep 11, Bloody Mary Competition with Gilbert Brown, Stevens Point

Sep 11, Celebrate Amherst Music and Craft Festival, Amherst

Sep 11, Great Taste Festival, Black River Falls

Sep 11, Greenwood Summerfest and Car Show, Greenwood

Sep 11, Historic Point Basse Harvest Fair, Nekoosa

Sep 11, Kruzin for K9s, Wausau

Sep 11, Mini Market, Wausau

Sep 11, Rock the Rink Concert & Cookout, Mosinee

Sep 11, Thorp Harvest Festival, Thorp

Sep 11-12, Artrageous Weekend, Wausau

Sep 12, Fire Department Annual Car Show, Black River Falls

Sep 12, Car and Motorcycle Show, Loyal


Sep 10, Brews, Bistros, & Bonfires featuring Heartache Tonight, Green Bay

Sep 10, Oktoberfest, Waupaca

Sep 10, Wheels on Water Street Car & Cycle Cruise, New London

Sep 10-11, Baby Clydesdale Week Celebration, Ripon

Sep 10-11, Fall Heritage Festival, Menasha

Sep 10-11, North by Northwoods: 3 Lakes Music Crawl, Three Lakes

Sep 11, Art Activity Day – Barn Quilts, Neenah

Sep 11, Chicken Wire Empire, Fond du Lac

Sep 11, Crafty Apple Festival, Chilton

Sep 11, Fall Fest, New London

Sep 11, Fondue Fest, Fond du Lac

Sep 11, Jazz in the Garden, Oshkosh

Sep 11, Market on Main, Little Chute

Sep 11-12, African Violet Show & Sale, Oshkosh

Sep 11-12, Horse and Buggy Days, Weyauwega

Sep 12, Grandparents Day at Mulberry Lane Farm, Sherwood


Sep 10-11, Lake Chippewa Flowage Musky Hunt, Hayward

Sep 10-12, 2021 Annual Classic Boat & Schooner Rendezvous, Bayfield

Sep 10-12, Forest County Fair, Crandon

Sep 10-12, Project North Festival, Rhinelander

Sep 11, 29th Annual Colorama Arts & Crafts Fair, Boulder Junction

Sep 11, Downtown Rhinelander Chalkfest, Rhinelander

Sep 11, Mercer Fall Color Classic Bike Tour, Mercer

Sep 11, Mural Fest & Classic Car Show, Ashland

Sep 11, Namekagon River Cleanup, Hayward

Sep 11, North & South Twin Lakes Musky Tournament, Phelps

Sep 11, Oktoberfest, Rhinelander

Sep 11, Radar Run at the Airport, Land O Lakes

Sep 11, Run for the Taps, Merrill

Sep 11, Saturday Arts in Heritage Park, Hurley

Sep 11, SepTimber Ride, Eagle River

Sep 12, Northwoods Humane Society/OSCA 1K Dog Walk, Hayward



Posted in Community Events
Aug. 10, 2021

Five Basement Renovation Ideas


Are you finally ready to complete your unfinished basement? Well, you’ve come to the right place if you are looking for ideas on how to use your new livable space! There are so many options on what you can create when you decide to finish your basement, so here are five of the best ideas for that unfinished space.

Extra Living Room

An extra living room is probably the most common thing people turn their basement into. It gives your family an extra space to hang out. It’s especially nice for bigger families who want multiple spaces to relax, watch tv, or have an extra space for kids to play.

Additional Bedroom

If your family is growing, then you might want to consider adding an extra bedroom in the basement. Even if you don’t need it for your immediate family, an extra bedroom can serve as a guest room if you have friends or family coming to visit. Adding an extra bedroom is also likely to add value to your home when you’re ready to sell it!

Home Gym

Staying active is important to your health, so why not use some space in your basement for a home gym? Not only will this save you money on a gym membership, but it may also be easier to work up some motivation to get a workout in when you only have to walk down a flight of stairs as opposed to driving to a gym.

Theater / Game Room

Who hasn’t dreamed of having a home movie theater or game room? Sure, this is more of a luxury than a necessity, but if you have the budget and additional space then this is a fun idea. It will also give you a great excuse to have family movie or game nights.



Tired of your kids’ toys cluttering up the main level of your home? You may want to consider adding a dedicated playroom where you can store your children’s toys and free up some much-needed space upstairs. This will help to keep the mess off the main level while giving your kids an area all to themselves.



Posted in Home Tips
Aug. 6, 2021

This Weekend in Wisconsin: August 6 – August 8


South Central

Aug 6-7, Cambridge Maxwell Street Days, Cambridge

Aug 6-7, Downtown Beloit Street Dance & Sidewalk Sales, Beloit

Aug 6-7, Maxwell Street Days, Whitewater

Aug 6-7, Sugar Maple Music Festival, Madison

Aug 6-8, The Sessions at McPike Park 2021, Madison

Aug 7, 4th Annual Next Level Park Street Music Festival, Madison

Aug 7, Art in Motion Parade, Mineral Point

Aug 7, Crazy Daze in Tomah, Tomah

Aug 7, Holla in the Vines, Sauk City

Aug 7, Meet & Greet and Gilbert’s Games, Fort Atkinson

Aug 7, MUTED (Musicians United to End Displacement), Beaver Dam

Aug 7, Music on the Mount, La Crosse

Aug 7, Portage City Flea Market, Portage

Aug 7, Super Saturday Truck & Tractor Pull, Johnson Creek

Aug 7, Waterfest 2021, Mauston

Aug 7-8, La Valle Celebration 2021, La Valle

Aug 8, Cambridge Ribfest, Cambridge

Aug 8, Potosi Area Fireman’s Catfish Festival, Potosi

South East

Aug 6, Mill Street Live Summer Musical Show, Plymouth

Aug 6-7, Delavan Maxwell Street Days, Delavan

Aug 6-7, Johnsonville Brat Days, Sheboygan

Aug 6-7, Lambapalooza 2021, Wauwatosa

Aug 6-7, Peacetree Music Festival, Kenosha

Aug 6-8, 2021 DeerFest, West Bend

Aug 6-8, IMSA Sportscar Weekend, Elkhart Lake

Aug 6-8, Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis

Aug 7, Harbor Fest, Kenosha

Aug 7, Hartford Balloon Rally, Hartford

Aug 7, Music in the Park: Willy Porter, Theinsville

Aug 7, Squad 51 on the Square, Racine

Aug 7, The Pioneer Olympics & Mini Lantern Parade, Sheboygan

Aug 7, Waukesha Art Crawl, Waukesha

Aug 8, Bluegrass at the Village, Saukville

Aug 8, Car Show in the Park, Waukesha

Aug 8, Family Kayaking Adventure, West Bend


Aug 6, Bonduel Lion’s Club Corn Roast, Bonduel

Aug 6, SK Speedway Racing, Bonduel

Aug 6-7, MC Country Fest, Gleason

Aug 6-8, 16th Annual Vintage Snowmobile National Championship Show, Marshfield

Aug 6-8, 59th Annual York Rodeo, Black River Falls

Aug 6-8, Owen Junior Fair, Owen

Aug 6-8, Rib Lake Ice Age Days, Rib Lake

Aug 6-8, Wisconsin Valley Fair, Wausau

Aug 7, Boomtown Truck & Tractor Pulls, Curtiss

Aug 7, Central Wisconsin Car Cruise 2021, Wisconsin Rapids

Aug 7, Chili Freemont Fire Department Street Dance, Chili

Aug 7, Hope Community Farm Benefit Horse Show, Custer

Aug 7, The Oxleys at Main Street Taps, Stevens Point

Aug 8, 1st Annual Sausage Fest, Weston

Aug 8, Annual Brat Fry & Corn Roast, Wausau

Aug 8, The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White, Amherst

Aug 8, Wisconsin Valley Coin Show, Wausau


Aug 6-8, Green Lake County Fair, Green Lake

Aug 6-8, Mile of Music Festival, Appleton

Aug 6-8, Mishicot Riverfest, Mishicot

Aug 6-8, Winnebago County Fair, Oshkosh

Aug 7, Heritage Days & Rail Fest, New London

Aug 7, High Cliff Ultra, Sherwood

Aug 7, Kayak for InCourage, Manitowoc

Aug 7, Packers Family Night, Green Bay

Aug 7, PawPalooza, Malone

Aug 7, Prairie Fest, Fond du Lac

Aug 7, Sand Bar Bash 2021, Winneconne

Aug 7, Scoop the Loop, Ripon

Aug 7, Two Rivers Beer Dash, Two Rivers

Aug 7, Waupun Fine Art & Craft Fair, Waupun

Aug 7-8, Sauerkraut Festival, Bear Creek

Aug 8, 65th Annual Galloway House & Village Ice Cream Social, Fond du Lac

Aug 8, An Evening with the Avett Brothers, Green Bay

Aug 8, Kiwanis Car/Motorcycle/Vintage Camper Show 2021, Manitowoc


Aug 6, Music on Miner, Ladysmith

Aug 6-7, Eagle River Antique Show & Sale, Eagle River

Aug 6-7, Stanley’s City-Wide Thrift Sales, Stanley

Aug 6-8, Iron County Heritage Festival, Hurley

Aug 6-8, Musky Jamboree Weekend, Boulder Junction

Aug 6-8, Plein Air Painting Festival, Port Wing

Aug 7-8, Golat Implement Days, Ladysmith

Aug 7, Annual Car Show, Three Lakes

Aug 7, Ashland Downtown Days, Ashland

Aug 7, Boats N Boards, Boom Lake

Aug 7, Forgotten Fire Concert, Marinette

Aug 7, Land O’ Lakes Community-Wide Garage Sale, Land O’ Lakes

Aug 7, Laona Community Soup Centennial, Laona

Aug 7, Pontoon Boat/Poker Run, Manitowish Waters

Aug 7, Ride with Leinie, Land O’ Lakes

Aug 8, 11th Annual Founding Father’s Golf Outing, Phelps

Aug 8, Wynona Judd & The Big Noise, Bayfield



Posted in Community Events
July 23, 2021

Should You DIY or Hire a Pro?

DIY (do it yourself) home projects are all the rage these days. While this can be a simple, fun, and inexpensive way to spruce up your home, make repairs, and add your personal touch, there are some projects better left to professionals — think anything related to electrical wiring, heights, or structural changes. If you’re looking for a home remodel, that too should likely be hired out. 

Outdoor Projects

Outdoor projects are often done on a DIY basis: building a playhouse or climbing structure, adding a patio or gazebo, upgrading landscaping, or even installing a hot tub and bar surround are often done by homeowners.

However, some outdoor projects need a pro. For example, you can’t make any mistakes if you’re installing a fence around a pool. You can find skilled and reliable contractors online by searching “inexpensive fence companies near me.” Read reviews, ask for estimates in writing, and make sure the company or individual is licensed and insured and has a policy of checking underground utilities before starting work. The average cost of a fence is about $4,500, but that will vary based on size, location, and materials.

Small-Scale DIY

Of course, whatever projects you take on, you should have the skills, materials, and tools to do the job correctly. Simple starter home improvement plans include painting, changing out fixtures, and building and installing shelving or cabinets. These are things that are pretty straightforward, don’t drastically change the value of your home, and you can usually do them inexpensively over the course of a weekend. According to Penny Hoarder, you may even be able to rent some tools to aid you in the process or take a tutorial class from a home improvement center.

Mid-Range DIY

If you’re a bit more ambitious, you might consider projects like building a deck, painting your home’s exterior, or resurfacing your driveway. According to Discover, you might also be comfortable with tasks like replacing a sink, bathtub, or toilet; installing wainscoting or crown molding; or upgrading interior and exterior doors. These projects will require extra work, know-how, and tools, but they’re upgrades that also have the potential to add value to your home — the Aaron Weber Group can help you determine this. Some mid-range projects can benefit from having an extra set of hands, especially projects that require lifting or moving heavy materials.  

Large-Scale DIY

If you’re going big enough to need building permits or specialized tools, hiring a pro may be your best bet. You don’t want to build a casita on your property and then find out it has to be torn down because it doesn’t meet local zoning ordinances and is not up to code. It’s also wise to consider hiring a professional for complex projects, or DIYs that require tools that are difficult to rent and/or operate. If you get halfway through a pricey project and can’t complete it, you may have to hire someone to repair or complete your work, which could cost even more in the long run.

While there are plenty of DIY home improvement projects most families can tackle, use care and caution when deciding what to do yourself and what to hire out. You don’t want to risk life and limb for a new shade structure, and you’ll want to ensure projects are well done to ensure they add to, rather than take away, from your home’s value.

Are you looking to sell and buy a home now or in the future? Learn how the Aaron Weber Group can help. 608-556-4179

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Posted in Home Tips
July 9, 2021

How to Know When It’s Time for a New Home


You did it! You bought your first home and it worked great for you for the first few years. Now you’ve decided to get a pet, have kids, or maybe you now work remotely. Whatever the reason, it is common that we eventually outgrow our first home. Here are some reasons that will have you thinking it is time to upgrade to a home that works better for you.

Growing Family

When you bought your first home, maybe you bought it yourself or with your spouse and there was plenty of space for you. You may have even had too much space that you didn’t even know what to do with it. Like many people, you might decide to start a family. As your family grows that extra space you used to have starts to feel a lot smaller. Maybe you no longer have enough bedrooms for your kids or perhaps you are all sharing one bathroom. Growing families are one of the biggest reasons why people decide to search for a bigger home.

You Find Out What You Want

Sometimes when we buy our first home, we have to compromise on home features we may have wanted. We also might find out there are certain things we now want in a home that we didn’t know we did before. Living in your first home can help you find out what you really want nor need in your next home. Once you figure out what those things are, it may be time to move!

Lifestyle Change

Peoples’ lives are constantly changing and evolving, and most of the time it comes down to more than just a growing family. You may now be able to work from home, which means you need a dedicated office space so you can focus on work without distraction. You could also land a new job which makes your commute to work longer than you would like, so you would have to look for something closer to your new job.

No Reason Needed


There are also plenty of times when people don’t have a major or life-changing reason to move. Maybe you decided you want something bigger or better than your current home. You may have gotten a big raise at work and can now afford the home of your dreams. Maybe you checked or home valuation tool and realized your home value has appreciated and you want to capitalize on the money you can make on your current home. Whatever reason you have or even if you don’t have a reason at all, the Aaron Weber Group can help find you your next home.




Posted in Home Buying
June 29, 2021

4 Simple But Impactful Ways To Revitalize Your Home As the Pandemic Comes to a Close

Aaron Weber Group is your premier real estate source for buying and selling homes in the Dane County and Madison area. Reach out to us today! (608) 556-4179


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4 Simple But Impactful Ways To Revitalize Your Home As the Pandemic Comes to a Close


If you, like so many other people, have spent a great deal of time in your home since COVID-19 began, you no doubt have become a bit disillusioned with the design of your living space. Although your budget or schedule may make you hesitant to do any major remodeling, there are several efficient and affordable ways to significantly improve the look of various rooms throughout your house. Aaron Weber Group gives you a few ideas worthy of consideration.


1. Add New Furnishings


Fresh decorations and furniture can make a big difference to your bedroom, living room, bathroom, or kitchen. Rest assured that you don't need to replace all of your current furnishings; swapping out a handful of the most outdated ones can suffice. Experts like those at HGTV warn against purchasing entire sets of matching furniture. Instead, establish a unifying color in a room while including an interesting variety of pieces. For instance, you could add a new accent chair to your family room and invest in throw pillows of the same color for your couch.


Buying good-quality, larger pieces of furniture can be a strain on your budget, so take advantage of more cost-effective options. Look for good deals on holidays such as Memorial Day or checking used furniture stores.


In addition to swapping out furniture, consider doing the same with hardware. As The Aaron Weber Group notes, “The number of times we open doors and drawers is countless, so give them the update they need. Swapping out door knobs and cabinet, drawer and cupboard handles is a small but great way to update your home.”


2. Refresh Your Walls


Over time, your walls can accumulate smudges and scratches, or they may simply appear old-fashioned. When adding a fresh coat of paint, This Old House recommends carefully considering which colors may best suit your furniture and the structure of your home. Remember that different shades can make a space feel either big and open or small and cozy. Accent walls are a great way to add interest to your space.


Don't forget about the possibility of hanging wallpaper. Wallpaper can often be customized so you can create exactly the design you are looking for. Spoonflower offers more than a million design choices from independent artists, plus a range in options including different fabrics and textures. You can even choose to have a print of your own design, giving you a personalized touch for any wall. On top of that, peel-and-stick wallpaper is temporary, so you can always adjust it if you don't like its original position. These simple updates may even add to the value of your home, as color schemes change in popularity over time.


3. Swap Out Old Bedding and Towels


Though it may require a small investment, purchasing new linens for your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom can change the mood of these spaces. Bath towels, for instance, come in bright, cheery colors or classy traditional hues. Bear in mind that darker shades may fade more quickly, while lighter ones can stain. Similarly, think through the fabrics you choose for tablecloths, napkins, and dish towels. Note that the best-looking towels are not always the most practical. Opt for materials that are absorbent, easy to clean, and comfortable.


4. Get Rid of Clutter


You may be able to improve your environment by simply selling or donating things you don't need. Decluttering various rooms can make your home feel larger and more open. Additionally, your decorations may stand out more boldly when there are fewer knickknacks sitting around them. There are many other advantages of eliminating clutter, such as reducing stress and making it easier to access the things you need from day to day.


Though you may not be spending quite as much time at home as the pandemic ends, this is the perfect time to freshen things up for a new season of life. Once your space is updated to your liking, you are likely to be more in the mood to start hosting guests again.

Posted in Home Tips
June 22, 2021

Wisconsin Real Estate Report – May 2021


2021 is almost halfway over and home sales are still hot! In May 2021 there were 7,452 homes sold, which was an increase of 12.1% compared to May 2020. Statewide listings were down 26.2% to 21,195 while the median single-family home price rose 14.2% to $245,000. Homes continue to sell quicker including this last May. On average, homes are on the market for 73 days, which is 24% less time than May of 2020.

30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 3% in the month of May to 2.96%, keeping demand conditions strong. According to Mary Duff, 2021 Chair of the Board of Directors, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, “Even with supply as razor-thin as it has been this year, REALTORS® have been able to move homes quickly, which has helped to get buyers into homes and has fueled our growth in sales.”

Source data provided by the WRA



Posted in Market Reports
June 18, 2021

This Weekend in Wisconsin: June 18 – June 20


A selection of community happenings across Wisconsin can be found each week here on our blog. We hope you find something fun to do this weekend in Wisconsin!


June 18-19, Bloomfest, Edgar

June 18-19, Central WI Pride, Aniwa

June 18-20, Community Garage Sale Weekend, Kronenwetter

June 18 -20, Cranberry Blossom Festival, Wisconsin Rapids

June 18-20, Dorchester Days, Dorchester

June 19, Amherst Animal Swap and Flea Market, Amherst

June 19, Father’s Day Weekend Fireworks, Wausau

June 19, Juneteenth 2021 Wausau Celebration, Wausau

June 19, Medford Farmers Market, Medford

June 19, Pop-a-Top Annual Car Cruise, Bancroft

June 19, Romp in the Swamp Bike Race, Wausau

June 20, Ice Cream Social, Wausau

June 20, Shawano Wisconsin Flea Market, Shawano


June 18, Badger State Food Truck Fridays, Green Bay

June 18, Casco Fire Department Cookout, Casco

June 18, Jim Counter LIVE @ Primal Eats, Gillett

June 18-19, Billy Strings Live at Ford Park, Oshkosh

June 19, 13th Annual Rock for Wishes, Kimberly

June 19, Bloodys & Mimosas for Charity at Barley & Hops, Oshkosh

June 19, Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market, Fond du Lac

June 19, Future Neenah Farmers Market, Neenah

June 19, Juneteenth Celebration, Fond du Lac

June 19, New London Food Drive, New London

June 19, Oasis’ First Annual Car Show, Hancock

June 19, Sonic Circus at Clear Water Harbor, Waupaca

June 19, Yoga and Wine with the Alpacas, Two Rivers

June 19-20, Strawberry Fest, Waupaca

June 20, Father’s Day Paintball Event, Little Suamico

June 20, Les Stump Ford 40th Annual Car Show, Appleton

June 20, Oconto Falls Flea Market, Oconto Falls

June 20, Waverly Beach Summer Music Series 2021, Menasha


June 18, Min-Aqua Bars Waterski Shows, Minocqua

June 18, Minocqua Farmers Market, Minocqua

June 18, Putting in the Pines, St. Germain

June 19, Mud ‘N Jams 2021, Gleason

June 19, Parking Lot Party, Hurley

June 19, Paws on the Run 5K, Minocqua

June 19, Porterfield Country Music Fest Main Stage, Marinette

June 19, Rusk County Farmers Market, Ladysmith

June 19, Sip and Shop Wine Walk, Eagle River

June 19, St. Croix Customer Appreciation Day, Park Falls

June 19, Summer Porch Music, Iron River

June 19, Washburn City Wide Garage Sale, Washburn

June 19-20, 2021 Manitowish Waters Solstice Festival, Manitowish Waters

June 20, Father’s Day Picnic, Marinette

June 20, Free Fishing Seminars, Boulder Junction

June 20, Gleason Heritage Days, Gleason

June 20, Native American Woodland Arts & Culture Workshop, Lac Du Flambeau

June 20, Sam Ness at Birch Lake’s Resort, Birchwood

South Central

June 18, American Legion Post 501 Brat & Burger Fundraiser, Monona

June 18, Lodi Valley Farmer’s Market, Lodi

June 18-19, Onalaska Community Days, Onalaska’

June 18-20, Madison Jazz Festival, Madison

June 18-20, Reedsburg Butterfest 2021, Reedsburg

June 19, 2nd Annual Father’s Market Event & Car Show, Watertown

June 19, 6th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cause Car Show 2021, Darlington

June 19, 6th Annual Ride to Rock Out the Silence, Mauston

June 19, ArtJune, Baraboo

June 19, Brews & Blues, Lancaster

June 19, Flea Market and Craft Fair, Beaver Dam

June 19, Have a Dog With Your Dog!, Beaver Dam

June 19, Isthmus Paddle & Portage, Madison

June 19, Madison Seltzerland 2021, Madison

June 19, Marc LaMere Live at the Grateful Shed, Wisconsin Dells

June 19, Race Night at Jefferson Speedway, Cambridge

June 19, Taste of Stoughton, Stoughton

June 20, Bingo, Bloodys, Beer and Brunch, Waunakee

June 20, Father’s Day Food Truck Brunch, Lake Mills

June 20, June Days Parade, Orfordville

June 20, Monona Farmers Market, Monona

June 20, Outdoor Summer Craft, Vendor & Flea Market, Sauk City

June 20, Patina at Elmaro Vineyard, Trempealeau

South East

June 18, Waukesha’s Friday Night Live, Waukesha

June 18-20, Babies on the Farm Safari, Kenosha

June 18-20, Live Music at the Tiki Bar, Elkhart Lake

June 18-20, Traveling Beer Garden at Cooper Park, Milwaukee

June 19, Bayshore Sounds of Summer, Glendale

June 19. Brick Street Days, Delevan

June 19, Dousman Beer Garden Event, Dousman

June 19, Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee, Milwaukee

June 19, Hot Rods ‘n Blues, Grafton

June 19, Juneteenth Day Parade & Celebration, Milwaukee

June 19, Kenosha Expo Health and Home Show, Kenosha

June 19, KidsFest Brookfield Village, Brookfield

June 19, Lisbon Community Festival, Lisbon

June 19, Milwaukee Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, Waukesha

June 19, Rhubarb Wine Walk, Hubertus

June 19, Sheboygan County Breakfast on the Farm, Elkhart Lake

June 19, 2021 South Milwaukee Garden Tour, South Milwaukee

June 19, Zoorific Saturday: World Giraffe Day, Racine

June 20, Cars and Coffee Waukesha, Waukesha

June 20, Father’s Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee

June 20, Great Lakes Farmers Market, Racine

June 20, Milwaukee Maker’s Market, Milwaukee

June 20, Sunday Funday at Lake Y-Koda, Sheboygan Falls




Posted in Community Events
June 4, 2021

2021 Top Ten Home Improvement Projects for ROI


Who doesn’t love a good home upgrade?! At some point, trends go out of style, things need to be replaced or you might just be ready to change up the look of your home. If you are looking for upgrades to make that will get you the best ROI, then this is the list for you! Here are the top ten remodeling projects to get the best return on investment according to Remodeling magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report.

Garage Door Replacement

·         Avg. Cost: $3,907

·         Avg. Resale Value: $3,663

·         ROI: 94%


Manufactured Stone Veneer

·         Avg. Cost: $10,386

·         Avg. Resale Value: $9,571

·         ROI: 92%


Minor Kitchen Remodel

·         Avg. Cost: $26,214

·         Avg. Resale Value: $18,927

·         ROI: 72%


Siding Replacement | Fiber-Cement

·         Avg. Cost: $19,626

·         Avg. Resale Value: $13,618

·         ROI: 69%


Window Replacement | Vinyl

·         Avg. Cost: $19,385

·         Avg. Resale Value: $13,297

·         ROI: 69%


Siding Replacement | Vinyl

·         Avg. Cost: $16,576

·         Avg. Resale Value: $11,315

·         ROI: 68%


Window Replacement | Wood

·         Avg. Cost: $23,219

·         Avg. Resale Value: $15,644

·         ROI: 67%


Deck Addition | Wood

·         Avg. Cost: $16,766

·         Avg. Resale Value: $11,038

·         ROI: 66%


Entry Door Replacement | Steel

·         Avg. Cost: $2,082

·         Avg. Resale Value: $1,353

·         ROI: 65%


Deck Addition | Composite

·         Avg. Cost: $22,426

·         Avg. Resale Value: $14,169

·         ROI: 63%