Category Archives: Blight

Initial Thoughts on Licensing Wausau Landlords

If you have read this Sunday’s Wausau Daily Herald or watched the news last night on Channel 9, you are aware that the City of Wausau, yet again, is starting to make some noise about licensing rental properties. The Wausau … Continue reading

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Free Political Speech in Wausau – Only If Properly Zoned

I received an interesting call from Wausau’s inspections department yesterday.  Apparantly, we are violating Wausau’s zoning codes and someone complained about this violation and now the City is following up. So.. what did we do?  Trash can out too early? … Continue reading

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Landlord Won’t Fix It, Tenant Pays Reduced Rent (Rent Abatement Coming to Wausau?)

In what seems like a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Mayor Tipple started a Housing Task Force, tasked to come up with ways to better address blight that was gaining ground in some of the City’s … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Rental Licensing in Wausau

  Another week has gone by, and it has been a pretty good one.  Although the Woodchucks dropped a couple of games early in the week (as well as having a bench-clearing brawl inWisconsin Rapids, which there truly is no … Continue reading

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Starting an East Side Neighborhood Group

After a very stressful end of the week, the weekend helped regain some of my sanity.  On Saturday, for the first time ever, I used my workshop that I have been building for the past few years as a real … Continue reading

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Defining Blight – Thoughts of Wausau Landlords

HAPPY NEW YEARS!! It will be the last Dr Rent Radio Show of the year.  I have not really had any questions come up in the last week, so the show will be our main topic of taxes and landlords.  … Continue reading

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Federal Building Apartment Thoughts (Rob from the Poor – Give to the Middle Class)

On Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 the Wausau City Council as a whole officially took up the issue of accepting the proposal for the Federal Building submitted by Metro Plains. (Metro Plans is the same Minnesota developer that has been approved … Continue reading

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