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State home sales fall in November while median sales price rises again

host.madison.com — Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin fell 6 percent year-over-year in November, as median price rose by almost the same factor -- at 6.6 percent to $145,000, according to the latest Wisconsin Realtors Association report. Sales also fell year-over-year in every region of Wisconsin, records showed, while median price was up in five out of six regions in Wisconsin compared with last year.

Executive Q&A: Georgia Roeming's Geo Group translates for some of Wisconsin's biggest companies

host.madison.com — Probably the most high-stakes, with a hint of cloak-and-dagger, interpreting assignment that Georgia Roeming's Madison-based translation services company ever received took place a year ago in March, when Roeming took a call one Friday from an executive at BP Amoco.

Madison's SAA Design Group to grow, be acquired by Eau Claire-based Ayres Associates

host.madison.com — SAA Design Group, a long-time Madison-based planning and design firm specializing in urban renewal, has made a deal to be acquired in early 2015 by Ayres Associates, an engineering and architecture firm in Eau Claire. SAA's office at 101 E.

State companies invited to join WEDC trade trip to Mexico

host.madison.com — Wisconsin companies looking to do business with the state's second largest export destination can get help with practical details and meet potential partners on a trade venture to Mexico from March 1-7 sponsored by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Credit Union National Association names new deputy chief of staff

host.madison.com — Jill Tomalin has been promoted to deputy chief of staff for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in Madison. The newly created role is in addition to her job as CUNA's chief operating officer, a post she was promoted to in 2013, after 13 years with the association, starting as CUNA's director of educational resources.

Dane County November home sales rise for first time this year, remain down overall

host.madison.com — For the first time this year, Dane County's existing home sales rose year-over-year, even as median sales price continued to increase for the month and year-to-date. There were 415 sales of single-family houses and condos in Dane County in November, compared with 408 in November 2013, for a 1.7 percent increase, according to the latest South Central Wisconsin MLS report.

Growing need for senior care prompts $18M Wynwood of Madison West expansion

host.madison.com — A 20-year-old senior housing facility on Madison's West Side will change its name and undergo an $18 million renovation over two years to add assisted-living beds and open two dementia care programs on-site. Wynwood of Madison West is a two-story building at 413 S. Yellowstone Drive offering 48 apartments with assisted-living services for seniors.

New vehicle sales down slightly in November in Dane County, south-central region

host.madison.com — November new vehicle sales in south-central Wisconsin decreased 1.47 percent to 3078, compared with 3,124 sales a year ago, according to Reg-Trak of Waterloo. A drop in car sales of 9.51 percent to 1,075 drove the year-over-year decrease, overcoming a 3.46 percent rise in truck sales, from 1,936 in November 2013 to 2,003.

Redfin brings lower-commission real estate sales to Madison, Milwaukee

host.madison.com — In a potential boon for cash-conscious consumers, the growing Seattle, Washington-based real estate firm Redfin has plunged into the Madison and Milwaukee housing markets, promising lower agent fees and improved technology for local home buyers and sellers.

Affiliated Engineers designs building systems to meet 'central challenges' of society

host.madison.com — For the third time in four years, Madison-based Affiliated Engineers, Inc., has taken one of the industry's top awards for building systems engineering - this time for its share of a project aimed at speeding the integration of renewable energy into the nation's power grid. A $135 million advanced research building for the U.S.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @AHFMag: Richman Raises $474 Million for Affordable Housing in Three Funds fw.to/oqbs0Tm #lihtc

Dec 22, 2014

November state home sales down 6% yr-over-yr -- reversing result from October -- but median price rise strong, at 6.6%bit.ly/1AzdxkK

Dec 21, 2014

From business cards to global oil deals, Georgia Roeming's Geo Group in Madison translates for all. bit.ly/1raHbL8

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Forbes: Buying a home? How to find an affordable neighborhood on the rise: onforb.es/1qWloH0

Dec 19, 2014

Madison's SAA Design Group to keep its deep roots after purchase by Ayres; Badger Road office to stay, w/more hires. bit.ly/1zG1jFr

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