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Wisconsin Realtors Association

Jan 29, 2021

Realtors association ‘disappointed’ by Supreme Court zoning decision

The Wisconsin Realtors Association said it's "disappointed" by a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision preventing a northern Wisconsin resident from subdividing his shoreland property.

Aug 20, 2020

Wisconsin’s real estate market picked back up in July with record home sales

The real estate market picked back up in July after months of slumping sales because of the coronavirus pandemic, as Wisconsin recorded a record number of sales of existing homes last month.

Mar 12, 2020

New home construction falls in 2019 in sign of state’s housing crunch

Wisconsin's pace of new home construction and subdivision development dropped in 2019 from the previous year, a sign the state's housing supply is bottoming out amid strong demand last year.

Nov 22, 2019

Evers signs bills cleaning up building-permit laws

Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill meant to clean up a law that has led some local governments to require contractors to file applications for building permits in both paper and electronic forms.

Nov 7, 2019

ON THE LEVEL: UW center director finds construction could be doing more for state’s economy

It probably came as little surprise to readers of a recent University of Wisconsin report on Wisconsin construction and real estate that these two industries are only behind manufacturing in their contributions to the state’s economy.

Jan 18, 2019

WAIT AND SEE: Industry cautiously optimistic about working with Evers administration

Contractors well know that governors can shape the regulations their industry is subject to not only by passing legislation but also re-interpreting laws already on the books.

Sep 3, 2018

How could 4 inches of rain cause so much flooding?

A lot of rain — but maybe not as much as you think — fell Aug. 20 on the shallow, 281-square-mile basin of land that drains into Madison's lakes Mendota and Monona.

Aug 27, 2018

Report: Wisconsin housing inventory up for 2nd month in row

A recent report shows that Wisconsin's tight housing market continues to show signs of improvement with housing inventory increasing for the second consecutive month.

Mar 20, 2018

Wisconsin sees increase in home sales during off-months

A new report shows home sales in Wisconsin hit a record high between December and February, which are typically off-months.

Dec 19, 2017

Home sales on track to set record in 2017

A healthy growth in November home sales puts 2018 in position to easily set a record year in home sales, according to a report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Dec 11, 2017

Code expert: AG opinion on sprinklers could undermine other codes

A building-code expert is warning that a recent attorney general opinion finding the state can’t enforce a fire-sprinkling rule threatens to undermine other code standards for commercial buildings. Attorney General Brad Schimel, […]

Aug 3, 2017

Debate over sprinklers in multi-family dwellings catches fire again

About six months after being doused by Gov. Scott Walker, questions over whether certain types of new apartment buildings should be required to have sprinklers have been rekindled.


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