housing market

Construction companies back in business 10 years after Great Recession

May is the busiest month of the year for home building in the state of Wisconsin and many construction companies are ready to go after a long winter. Not only are people building new homes, they're also successfully selling their old homes, which is a big change from how the market was during the Great Recession 10 years ago. 

President proposes housing market reforms

'Optimistic' is one word UW-La Crosse economics professor Adam Hoffer uses to describe the La Crosse area housing market. It's also a word he hopes to continue using after today, when President Obama made the case for reforming the federal mortgage programs known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.