Legislative Updates

TIF – A Powerful Economic Development Tool – Updated Brochure

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Many real estate and economic development groups have been working tirelessly to advocate for the improvement and expansion of TIF.  In doing so, the coalition has collected a number of important facts and figures to [...]

Transportation Panel Features National Experts, Local Business Leaders, Legislators

April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Transportation funding is at the top of the priority list for CARW members.  As such, we have engaged in advocacy efforts related to the establishment of a sustainable funding solution for Wisconsin infrastructure needs.  Those [...]

NAR – Analysis of the President’s Budget

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on NAR – Analysis of the President’s Budget

On Mar. 16, 2017, President Trump released his budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins on October 1. Highlights of the budget Proposal that impact real estate: Business Issues Department of Labor: With the Administration’s [...]

Legislative Priorities

Following a successful 2016, the Wisconsin Legislature is back in session with many new faces and new agendas.  The Commercial Association of REALTORS® 2017-18 legislative priorities includes:

  1. Making necessary infrastructure investments
  2. Preserving our environment and water resources
  3. Protecting private property rights
  4. Reducing frivolous lawsuits against REALTORS®
  5. Removing hurdles to successful real estate transactions

For a complete list of specific legislative priorities, Legislative priorities_final 2017.

The REALTORS® accomplished many key items in the last session including:

  • $406M property tax cut
  • Income tax reform
  • Landlord/tenant regulations
  • TIF Decrement
  • Broker experience requirement
  • Out of State Licenses
  • Historic rehabilitation tax credit

For a complete list and detail about the 2014 legislative accomplishments, click here.

Please see the 2014 Legislative Wrap Up for further detail.  If you have questions, please contact Tracy at tracy@carw.com or 414.271.2021