Wisconsin home sales and home prices rise in April

Wisconsin home sales continue to improve, with April home sales being up 19% over April 2011, according to the Wisconsin REALTORS Association.  Home prices were also up slightly across the state as a while, with Northeast Wisconsin showing the highest price gains of 11.5%.


“After several years of a stagnate housing market, it is encouraging to see sustained growth in home sales, especially as we enter the summer, which is the prime season for home sales in the state,” said Rob Keefe, Chariman of the WRA board of directors. All areas of Wisconsin have seen great improvement.  Realtors have reported multiple offer situations in some cases where buyers have begun competing for properties.

All encouraging news:

  • New listings are down
  • Closed sales are up
  • Months of inventory is down
  • Housing Affordability is up
  • Median sales price is up



Comparing April 2011 to April 2012 by region

Southeastern Wisconsin (Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties)

Sales up 30.3%, median price down 1.6%


South Central WI (Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk Counties)

Sales up 9.6%, median price up 2.3%
Northeast WI (Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menomonee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawno, Waupaca, Winnebago Counties)

Sales up 14.4%, median price up 11.5%


Central WI (Adams, Clark, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Waushara, Wood counties)

Sales up 16.8%, median price down .9%


Northwoods WI (Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn counties)

Sales up 16.7%, median price up 5.3%


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