Wisconsin RE Pulse – April 26 2024

Wisconsin RE Pulse

News items that real estate agents see...



National Elections/Politics

Trump is funneling campaign money into cash-strapped business. Experts say it looks bad

Trump’s immunity arguments and the experiences of the justices who might support it


State Elections/Politics

Wisconsin is the last state that may prosecute Trump’s fake electors, but AG Josh Kaul is mum

Eric Hovde’s brother spends $1M on super PAC attacking Tammy Baldwin

A look at who said they plan to run for Fox Valley area state Senate and Assembly races in 2024

“Wreak havoc’: New GOP head urged staffer to inundate Black group with Trump calls in 2020

A look at who has said they plan to run in the GB area for state senate and Assembly in 2024

Redistricting in Waupaca County


Market Trends

HomeServices of America agrees to pay $250M to settle lawsuits

Are hopes of a Federal Reserve rate cute fading away?

Homebuilders use infill development to meet demand

Wisconsin home prices jump double digit percentages

New home sales inch higher despite 7% mortgage rates; ‘There’s more opportunity,’ economist says

Here’s why FEMA has spent about $4 billion to help destroy flood-prone homes

Court Grants Preliminary Approval of NAR Settlement

New-Home Sales Climb as Builder Incentives Pay Off

A new class war: A wealth gap between millennials



With homelessness on the rise, the Supreme Court will weigh bans on sleeping outdoors

Fed’s preferred inflation gauge shows price pressures stayed elevated last month

10 years after Flint, the fight to replace lead pipes across the U.S. continues

President Biden signs law to ban TikTok nationwide unless it is sold

Airlines are ordered to give full refunds instead of vouchers and to stop hiding fees

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon hopes for soft landing for U.S. economy but says stagflation is possible



In a seminal development for Wisconsin’s economy, manufacturing has begun returning home

Wisconsin abandoned rules on nitrates pollution. Now, solutions seem far off

WI has received a $62.4 million solar energy grant for low-income households

Unemployment claims in Wisconsin declined last week



Anduzzi’s will not move forward with planned venue after Ashwaubenon denies TIF funding

Green Bay leaders prepare for next year’s draft


Fox Valley

No Mow May rescinded in Fox Crossing due to retracted scientific study

Appleton Downtown Incorporated is looking to make the city more dog-friendly

Appleton’s idea for dog exercise area generates blowback

Racial graduation gap persists in Appleton Area School District

Appleton leans toward cutting ties with Bird electric scooters after three-year run

As homelessness surges 70% in Appleton, local groups are inviting people to discuss the issue

Not every place in the Fox Cities regulates Airbnbs the same way. Here’s a local guide.



Oshkosh Arena listed for sale after years of local controversies

Oshkosh Area School District adopting new equity plan

EAA is looking to fill more than 750 temporary positions for AirVenture. Here’s how to apply.

Council members reflect on service

UW-Oshkosh academic remodel looks to increase efficiency and save money


Fond du Lac

New Aurora Fond du Lac hospital looks to expand essential health care services in the area



Parents frustrated about school bus route change

School district seeks to fill board vacancy

Feedback shows limited info impacted referendum

DNR announces drawdown for Navarino Wildlife Area

USDA Grants Fund Clean Energy Projects in Shawano County



NL Council Approves Parking Restrictions

Bumpy Ride For Manawa Road Work