HouseReward.com is proud to present this very well-maintained home with MANY updates. Four bedrooms and two full baths. Spacious, updated kitchen and dining area opens to patio and nicely landscaped backyard. Main level has two large bedrooms and full bath. Lower level has two additional bedrooms, full bath and great second living space. Close to schools, shopping and minutes from Madison. This home will go quickly.

For a showing, please call Lori Morrissey, Listing Broker at (608) 381-4804 or email: Lori@HouseReward.com.

Can you believe this home is in downtown Middleton, WI?  Walk to Middleton High School, Kromney Middleton School, the  aquatic center, shopping and restaurants.  Back to the Pheasant Branch Conservancy with miles of trail!  Priced at $329,900.   

No showings until open house on Sunday, March 29th.  

Call Lori Morrissey, Listing Broker at (608) 381-4804 or email Lori@HouseReward.com for more information.


What is mold, and is it really a health concern?

Molds are forms of fungus (mildew, yeast and mushrooms are some of the types of fungus) that grow indoors and outdoors. People are exposed to mold spores (i.e. airborne "seeds") daily in the air that they breathe. However, sometimes molds can grow excessively in certain areas called "amplification sites," and can cause different types of illnesses. Some molds are more hazardous than others, and different people have different responses to mold exposure. Those with allergies, existing respiratory conditions or suppressed immune systems are especially susceptible to health problems from mold exposure.

Additionally, infants and children, pregnant women, and the elderly can be sensitive to the effects of mold exposure. Some people that have been exposed to mold experience symptoms that can last longer than their usual time periods, such as allergic reactions with symptoms similar to hay fever and the common cold, while others can experience aggravation to asthma. Researchers have identified that some fungi in indoor environments can induce allergic and irritant responses, infectious diseases, respiratory problems, hypersensitivity reactions, and organ toxicity. In addition, some molds produce chemicals called mycotoxins, which can cause flu-like symptoms. It should be noted that the causes and effects of mold exposure on people are not very well understood. In some cases, health problems that are attributable to mold are temporary and can be controlled by limiting exposure to molds.

In order to achieve the goal of 0.3 air changes per hour, balanced ventilation equipment such as a heat recovery ventilation system (HRVS) are installed. In cases where humidity control is also a concern, energy recovery ventilation systems (ERNS) are installed.

What factors affect mold growth?

Nutrient Availability
Nutrients absorb moisture to maintain a favorable environment for mold growth. They can be found on many surfaces, including soil, dirt, wood, cellulose (paper, ceiling tile, jute carpet backing, cork, pipe, wrap), and some forms of insulation, such as fabric, oil, etc.

Moisture Content

The amount of moisture in a material influences how an organism can support growth. Moisture sources include condensation in humid rooms, on windows, walls, unheated closets, dampness under carpets, shower curtains, and periodic wet sections in ductwork of air-conditioned ventilation.

Temperature is also a factor that affects mold growth. Molds typically require temperatures between 5°C and 38°C to grow.

What is an amplification site?
As mentioned above, buildings are not often sterile, which means the presence of mold spores is very common in most buildings. It is interesting to note that the mere presence of mold spores in a building is not a concern. The concern arises when mold areas have grown in a building. When areas in a building have suitable nutrient and moisture content that fosters mold growth, the area is called an amplification site.

Can mold be easily identified in homes by a visual inspection?

Mold cannot be easily identified in homes by a visual inspection. Past studies have indicated that up to 90% of mold growth is not visible on the surface. Certain guidelines state that an invasive inspection is necessary to make a complete assessment of the extent of mold contamination in a building.

Helpful Tips
Moisture is one of the key factors that affect mold growth. There is very little time after a flood to prevent the development of an amplification site. Buildings are not sterile and pre-existing mold spores will begin to develop rapidly with the proper nutrient, moisture, and temperature combinations. It is considered good practice to remove water very quickly (within 24 to 48 hours) after flooding. Also, surface moisture should be reduced to below 70% relative humidity as soon as possible to reduce the potential for mold growth.

(Information provided by AmericSpec Inspection Services).

LIKE NEW!  This condo home feels like a single family residence with none of the exterior responsibilities. Backs to nature preserve and walking path.  Cathedral ceilings, extra large kitchen and open concept living space. 2 large bedrooms/2 full baths plus plenty of space in lower level to finish for a large rec room with window, 3rd bedroom (large egress window already installed). Rough-in for LL bath.  Move right in and enjoy easy living.  Walk to Prairie Elem and three nearby parks.

For a showing, please call Lori Morrissey, listing broker at (608) 381-4804 or email Lori@HouseReward.com.

Don't miss this 4bd/2.5 bath home in DeForest School District. On cul-de-sac with nice backyard. Tiled entry, kitchen and baths. Nice flow to kitchen and family room, living room, dining room and dinette. Don't miss the wood burning fireplace in family room with patio doors to backyard. Stainless appliances and moveable work island. Newer full-length bay window in living room. Newer items include vinyl siding, gutters, windows, dishwasher, water heater. Price includes washer, dryer and freezer in basement. New roof 12/11.

Please call Lori Morrissey, listing broker at (608) 381-4804 or email Lori@HouseReward.com for more information or to set up a showing.

Very well-maintained home on quiet cul-de-sac in Northlake subdivision of Middleton. Original owner. 4 large bedrooms, 3 full baths upstairs and full bath in LL. 1/2 bath and laundry on main level. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Large kitchen opens to family room with gas fireplace. Nicely finished, light-filled lower level with additional full bath. New roof in 2012. Enjoy entertaining on huge deck in beautiful backyard full of fruit trees and evergreens. Highly-acclaimed Middleton schools.  

Please call Lori Morrissey, Listing Broker at (608) 381-4804 or email Lori@HouseReward.com for more information or to set up a showing.

This is a special very find! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL & TASTEFULLY DONE. The floor plan is open & spacious. Beautiful wood floors, vaulted ceilings, a gorgeous kitchen with granite counters, beautiful baths w/ the master bath having an incredible jetted shower. Updated windows & doors, new water heater, new poured patio, large fenced yard, 2+ detached car garage and shed on nearly an acre. You must see to appreciate this home!  Located at 8908 S. Creek Road, Beloit (Town of Turtle), WI.  Priced at $159,900

For a showing, please call Lori Morrissey, HouseReward.com at 608-381-4804 or email: Lori@HouseReward.com

HouseReward.com is proud to present this wonderful with stunning views! 10 min. from EPIC! Peaceful and private, spacious ranch home on 1 acre. Main level w/open, eat-in kitchen w/island, Amish-crafted hickory cabinets, walk-in pantry. Soaring floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace flanked by new windows in vaulted living room. Walk out to large 36x12 ft deck w/great view. HUGE screened porch. Solid 6-panel doors. LL has great room, bar area, 4th BR. Storage & 2nd walk out to concrete patio and fire pit. Many trees and landscaping make it a wonderful, wooded retreat.

For a showing, please call Lori Morrissey, listing broker at (608) 381-4804 or Lori@HouseReward.com.