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Real estate trade group forms ‘Homeowners Alliance’

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The Wisconsin Realtors Association has announced the formation of a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization to represent homeowners and property owners in the state. The mission of this Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance Inc. is "to advance and promote issues of concern to all Wisconsin property owners," according to the trade group's announcement. On its Web site, the Realtor group has prepared short videos that provide information about the new nonprofit group. Bill Malkasian, president of the Wisconsin Realtor group, said in a statement, "The main purpose of the Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance is to protect people's property rights, home values and the real estate market – issue by issue – on a statewide and local basis." "The Alliance will work on behalf of property owners by means of education and advocacy," according to the association announcement. "Through education, the organization will keep the state's property owners informed of state and local regulatory issues that...