Sheldon Real Estate News
Thursday Mar 26 | via WEAU-TV Eau Claire
Wisconsin's chamber of commerce is backing a Republican plan in the state Legislature to repeal the personal property tax on business equipment. The proposal is meeting resistance because homeowners would have to make up for the lost revenue, which comes to about $80 a year for the owner of a typical home. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Crooks and Liars
My guess is that the same Very Serious bobbleheads who have pronounced Scott Walker a "formidable contender" will delicately avoid talking about this study. Because FREEDOM: Wisconsin ranks worst among the 50 states in terms of a shrinking middle class, with real median household incomes here falling 14.7 percent since 2000, according to a new report. Comment?
Friday Feb 27 | via WTAQ-AM Green Bay
A money changer inspects U.S. dollar bills at a currency exchange in Manila January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco UNDATED If you're looking for a cheap place to live in Wisconsin, you might want to head north. Comment?
Feb 24, 2015 | via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
Altogether, the 250 banks based in Wisconsin had net income of $937 million last year, compared with $1.02 billion in 2013, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. It marked the first decline in annual net income for Wisconsin's banks in four years. Total loans and leases for the state banks rose 5.1%, to $70.7 billion from about $67.2 billion in 2013, and deposits increased 2.8% to $81.5 billion from $79.3 billion. Comment?
Feb 23, 2015 | via WAOW
Two Mosinee students and a bus driver were injured when the school bus they were in slid into a ditch Monday morning, according to a post on the Marathon County Sheriff's Department Facebook page. Two Mosinee students and a bus driver were injured when the school bus they were in slid into a ditch Monday morning, according to a post on the Marathon County Sheriff's Department Facebook page. Comment?
3 min ago | via KMIR 6
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index climbed 3.1 percent to 106.9 last month, the highest reading since June 2013. Comment?
4 min ago | via Patch.com
Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the Toms River office was recognized for outstanding performance in February. The office led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, in new home dollar volume and resale listings. Comment?
7 min ago | via Palm Beach Post
A Florida man who used a phone technique called "spoofing" and pretended to be a federal official to convince homeowners to send their mortgage payments to him was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday. Jonathan L. Herbert, 36, of Lighthouse Point scammed an estimated $750,000 from homeowners in a loan modification scheme where he called borrowers, sometimes pretending to be a government official, and told them they were eligible for a loan modification. Comment?
7 min ago | via Patch.com
Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Donna Warters of the East Brunswick office was individually recognized for her exceptional industry success during the month of February. A top producer, Warters led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, in resale listings. Comment?
59 min ago | via Castanet.net
On the commodity markets, the May crude oil contract was down three cents at US$48.84 a barrel while the April gold bullion contract was down $14.40 at US$1,186.30 an ounce. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 208.20 points at 17,920.86, while the Nasdaq rose 37.74 points to 4,928.96. Comment?
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