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New Medicare Tax Imposed on Real Estate Sales of “High-Income Earners” | Health Care Reform

New Medicare Tax Imposed on Real Estate Sales of “High-Income Earners”.  Many of you have heard about the new Medicare Tax on investment income, including income from real estate.  However, based upon several calls the Wisconsin Realtors Association has recieved, confusion still exists about when the new tax goes into effect, who it applies to, […]

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The Long Slog: The Bureau of Labor Statistics Released… | Wausau, Wisconsin

The Long Slog: The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its anticipated monthly employment report this morning, revealing a modest gain of 83,000 private sector jobs in June and a top-line loss of 125,000 total nonfarm jobs. The Census Bureau laid off 225,000 temporary workers last month who were hired for the 2010 Census, causing the […]

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Halftime Pep Talk | Commercial Real Estate Market | Wausau Wisconsin

Halftime Pep Talk : We are at the midpoint of 2010, and the economy and the commercial real estate markets are trudging ahead. It’s not a V-shaped recovery, unfortunately, nor does a double-dip recession appear likely – see the chart below showing GDP forecasts from economists at three large financial institutions. Real Capital Analytics says that […]

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Bellwethers – FedEx, considered a bellwether for the economy | Grubb & Ellis | Wausau Wisconsin

Bellwethers – FedEx: Bellwethers – FedEx, considered a bellwether for the economy, yesterday reported strong results for its fiscal fourth quarter ending May 31st. The company made a profit of $419 million or $1.33 a share on revenues of $9.43 billion, up by 20 percent from the year-ago quarter. FedEx forecasted earnings for its new […]

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Changes in Lending and Obtaining Commercial Financing | Commercial Real Estate | Wausau WI

The following are notes taken at a presentation by a regional bank to Grubb & Ellis | Pfefferle Commercial Brokers on December 8, 2009 Profile of Banking Past:  Assumption that bank funding will be available Little to no equity Push for limit or no personal guarantee High appraisal values Many banks actively lending – – […]

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Gimme Shelter – Housing Market Grabbed Attention | Commercial Real Estate | Wausau WI

The housing market grabbed attention this week as the latest indicator to suggest the economy is at or near the bottom. The closely watched Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index reported a 0.5 percent gain in the average price of a single-family home from April to May, the first increase in 34 months. Prices […]

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Where the Jobs Are, Part Two

Employers in health care and social assistance, educational services, and government have added a combined 836,800 net payroll jobs since the recession began in December 2007, as discussed in last week’s Good News Friday. What about the geographical distribution of job changes; have any states generated jobs since the recession began? Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, North […]

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