Karen Rivedal

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Karen Rivedal is the education beat reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.

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@RichardSRussell That's in addition to Horizon. Difference would be free tuition requirement in charter-school version.

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Razor, for Nakoma right now, there are 2.4 months of inventory, with 49 listings sold in the last year with an average price of just over $431,000. Still working on what its sales price as a percent of original list was, and the days on the market. Should have that later today.

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Billie, If you mean that the MLS data doesn't include For Sale By Owner properties, you're right about that, and those numbers are not available as far as I know. The majority of listings out there still are agent-represented and so are on the MLS, though.
OR, if you mean what are the fi…

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Oh yes, razor, I'm sure Nakoma would have similar numbers. I'll try to find out tomorrow and put the new information in the comments.

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Karen Rivedal commented on Low-down-payment mortgages are back

None of this is so terribly "new," however hysterical the reaction to it. FHA has been offering 3.5 percent down loans for a long time. The size of the down payment doesn't predict the success of a loan -- a person's ability to make the payments does. Low down-payment loans work fi…

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Karen Rivedal commented on Know Your Madisonian: Marshall Flax

@koolkats3,
Just added that information you wanted at the end of the story.
Thanks for your contact,
Karen R.

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@firefightn15,
AmFam is studying different types of asphalt composite shingles, but other partners in the study will test other kinds of materials. You can find out more about that in the link the full study in the story.

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Just FYI: the story notes that the park would be paid for through already collected developer park fees, not tax dollars.

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@davea
Just FYI, company says 95 percent or more of the jobs will be filled locally or from Wisconsin. But as you say, need to watch to see if it happens like that.

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@ShadeeScooter
Care to elaborate? Call 252-6106 or send me an email: krivedal@madison.com.