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Madison is land banking, but will developers take it to the bank

By Tom Fetters

copy editor

The city of Madison seems to be getting serious about building up its land banking portfolio, announcing its intention this week to buy a second parcel. But if replays of the Edgewater Hotel saga are on the horizon, the city could wind up sitting on a lot of desirable real estate no developer will touch.

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Let the market figure out the foreclosure mess (with some help)

By Joe Lanane

staff writer

The temporary suspension on home foreclosures by many of the nation’s largest financial institutions last week was met with mixed reactions across the nation. Some Wisconsin homebuilders and developers said they were cautiously optimistic the moratorium will not negatively impact the state’s housing market.

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