Strong fall real estate market continues in Metro Milwaukee area: Sales up 4.6% over last October, 11.7% year-to-date

Rising Sales

Metro Milwaukee area home sales in September are up 4.6 over last year at this time. This marks the ninth month of positive sales this year.  1555 homes were sold last month compared to 1487 last October.


From GMAR release:

“The market is running smoothly but not overheating. Buyers are active this fall, many homes in move in condition are receiving multiple offers, inventory is very tight and there is some upward price pressure.”

We are enjoying a busy fall, where sales typically start to slow down. Because of the limited inventory situations seen in many local markets, buyers need to be in contact with their agent and be ready to move forward quickly when they find “the one.”

Here’s a look at sales by County in the Milwaukee area (source Metro MLS and GMAR)

Milwaukee County home sales

833 Milwaukee County home sales this October compared to last October ’s 803.  An increase of 3.7%.

Year-to-date sales are up 7.7%.

Waukesha County home sales

484 Waukesha County home sales this October compared to last October ’s 461. An increase of 5%

Year-to-date sales are up 15.4%.

Ozaukee County home sales

83 Ozaukee County home sales this October compared to last October ’s  86.  A decrease of 3.5%

Year-to-date sales are up 15.4%.

Washington County home sales

155 Washington County home sales this October compared to last October ’s  137. An increase of 13.1%

Year-to-date sales are up 20.4%.

 Racine County home sales

226 Racine County home sales this October compared to last October ’s  218.An increase of 3.7%

Year-to-date sales are up 17.9%.


If you are thinking of selling your home, check out your competition – the current homes for sale – at

This is a great time to move up to a better home with low interest rates. While not ideal, remember you can always rent for a month or two if your home sells before finding your next perfect home. You can even end up renting your own house back while your new home is in the closing process. This can be negotiated and is an option to think about if you want to sell but are concerned about finding your next place. Contact a First Weber agent today to talk.


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