Eliminating the Personal Property Tax

Eliminating the Personal Property Tax

Most property owners receive one property tax bill annually. However, many business owners, receive two tax bills — one tax bill for their real property and a second for their personal property, including furniture, fixtures, tools, and other business-related...

No More Chasing Sales, Fair Assessments for All

No More Chasing Sales, Fair Assessments for All

Wisconsin’s constitution requires all property tax assessments to be assessed uniformly. Specifically, Article VIII, Section 1 states, “The rule of taxation shall be uniform ….” This language, known as the “uniformity clause,” was inserted in the constitution in the 1800s to prevent state and local lawmakers from giving preferential treatment to some property owners over others.

DSPS Education Efficiencies

DSPS Education Efficiencies

The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) regulates and licenses more than 208 different types of credentials, including real estate licensees. As the fourth largest license holder at DSPS, the WRA and its members are highly invested in making sure the...

Right to Rent Law

Right to Rent Law

LEGISLATION66.1014 - Limits on residential dwelling rental prohibitedWisconsin’s right to rent law balances the rights of property owners to rent their homes and the rights of their neighbors to use and enjoy their property. The law was passed in response to a growing...

Homeowners Associations

Homeowners Associations

LEGISLATION2021 Wisconsin Act 199A homeowners’ association (HOA) is a subdivision organization that creates and enforces rules relating to properties within its control. Typically, when a property is purchased within an HOA, the property owner automatically becomes a...

Equity Theft In Real Estate Foreclosure Sales

Equity Theft In Real Estate Foreclosure Sales

LEGISLATION2021 Wisconsin Act 216Wisconsin property owners work hard to own their home and land. Unfortunately, because of difficult times and other unforeseen circumstances, some end up losing their property due to foreclosure. Under Wisconsin’s property tax...

Addressing the 40-year Easement Expiration

Addressing the 40-year Easement Expiration

LEGISLATION2022 Wisconsin Act 174Most property owners had no idea their joint driveway access, or the ability to cross over another’s land to gain access to the private pier, or ability to use another’s land to allow access for their farm equipment, or ability to...

Grow Broadband Accessibility

Grow Broadband Accessibility

HELP PROVIDE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACROSS THE STATE

Broadband internet is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. The term “broadband” is used to describe high-speed internet access through various technology platforms such as cable, telephone wires, and wireless technologies. It gives users the ability to send and receive data at volumes and speeds much greater than “dial-up” internet access provided by traditional telephone lines.

Home Inspectors Accountability

Home Inspectors Accountability

PROVIDING CLARITY AND COMFORT FOR HOMEBUYERS

Home Inspectors provide an invaluable service to prospective buyers and sellers. They create an atmosphere of comfort for both ends of a real estate transaction by allowing both buyers and sellers to be aware of any and all issues with a potential property.