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Madison selected for stop on advanced technology, innovation tour — Madison for two days next week will host an international delegation featuring nearly 50 foreign trade and innovation ministers from 28 countries as a stop on the third Americas Competitiveness Exchange Tour, a week-long event designed to feature a selection of Midwestern centers of innovation and entrepreneurship. Organized by the U.S.

Dane County home sales see big March boost — For the fourth consecutive month, Dane County's existing home sales rose over the previous year -- this time by a big margin -- while median sales price continued its much longer streak of modest increases.

AmFam handling damage claims from north-central Illinois tornadoes — Madison-based American Family Insurance is handling 20 claims for property damage -- including three reports of homes judged a total loss -- from customers in northern Illinois digging out from last week's tornadoes there. Dollar estimates were to be available in about a week, company spokeswoman Sandra Spann said Monday.

Inventory crunch hits condos — Dane County condominium sales in March were up by 30.3 percent over last year, while single-family home sales rose 11.5 percent, according to early Multiple Listing Service data.

Tight spring inventory pushes home buyers to look beyond listings — In a busy and competitive spring housing market, with the fewest homes for sale in the past three years, the biggest challenge facing many Madison-area residents may be finding a good home to buy in the first place. "In most areas right now, inventory is historically low and demand from buyers is very high," said Dan Miller, a Madison-based Keller Williams agent.

Construction of multi-tenant office building set for mid-April in American Center — Construction will start within a week for a single-story office building on four acres of farmland in the American Center business park on Madison's Far East Side. The 35,440-square-foot building will be the final piece of St.

Property Trax: 10 hot-selling Madison neighborhoods heading into spring market — On the verge of what promises to be another intense, competitive spring and summer housing market -- marked by limited inventory and generally rising prices -- here's an interesting list of some of the hotter selling neighborhoods in Madison and what's driving that.

March new vehicle sales up in south-central Wisconsin — March new vehicle sales in south-central Wisconsin rose 5.27 percent to 3,656, compared with 3,473 sales a year ago, according to Reg-Trak of Waterloo. The increase was driven by truck sales, which were up 13.65 percent to 2,389, overwhelming a 7.59 percent drop in March car sales to 1,267, Reg-Trak said.

Project Home seeks recipients for Dane County program that pays for major home repairs — Having a roof over your head is a good start, but making sure it doesn't fall in on you matters, too. A program offered to Dane County residents living outside the city of Madison can help lower-income families make those kinds of major home repairs.

Executive Q&A: NCI-Roberts Construction partner Robin Roberts leading new way to build area churches — It's not as if Robin Roberts doesn't already know how to build or remodel a church or put an addition on one. He's overseen more than 170 such projects in and around Dane County since 1981, when he formed his commercial building company, Roberts Construction.
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Apr 17, 2015

@MadisonRegion Foreign delegation touring Madison high-tech hot spots next week, aiming for trade deals, partnership

Apr 17, 2015

Foreign delegation touring Madison high-tech hot spots, aiming for new global, regional trade deals, partnerships

Apr 16, 2015

RT @WSJRealEstate: In Japan, many homebuyers opt for bespoke, ephemeral homes—thinking nothing of resale value.

Apr 15, 2015

Dane County March home sales up 18% yr-over-yr, with Q1 total highest since 2006, despite still-tight inventory.

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