Wisconsin real estate on track for record year. All regions up in number of sales and median sale price.

October 20, 2016

Across the state home sales and median sale prices surged: Home sales are the highest they have been in more than 10 years.  As a whole, Wisconsin home sales are up 6.9% over last September and median prices are up almost 8%.

Demand exceeds supply of homes

As in months past, sales would have been even higher if there were more homes on the market. Interest rates are very low, buyers are out in force and competing for well-kept, well-priced homes.  Last year at this time there was more than 8 months of inventory for sale. This September that number is down to 6.9 months of inventory – and even lower in Milwaukee and Madison. Typically 6 months of inventory is considered a balanced market, not leaning heavily towards buyers or seller. In those major markets though, advantage seller.

It is a great time to sell with this buyer demand. And buyers, even though prices are rising the rates are still incredibly low.

Here is the real estate sales recap comparing September sales and prices in 2016 vs 2015: (Source WRA)

Southeast Wisconsin/Metro Milwaukee real estate statistics

2655 homes sold in Southeast Wisconsin in September 2016, a 6.3% increase over last September .  Median sales price up 10% to $181,500.

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


South Central/Southwestern Wisconsin area real estate statistics

1409  homes sold in South Central Wisconsin  in September 2016, up 6.7% from  last September . Median sales price up 7.4% to $196,500.

(includes Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock and Sauk counties )

Western Wisconsin area real estate statistics

701  homes sold in Western Wisconsin  in September 2016,  up 4.8%% from last September . Median sales price up 8% to $166,250

(includes Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix. Trempealeau and Vernon counties )

Northeast Wisconsin area real estate statistics

1439 homes sold in Northeast Wisconsin  in September 2016,  up 7.7%  from last September . Median sales price up 6% to $142,000.

(includes Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca and Winnebago counties )

Central Wisconsin area real estate statistics

528 homes sold in Central Wisconsin  in September 2016,  up 17.9% from last September . Median sales price up 8.2% to $125,500.

(includes Adams, Clark, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Waushara and Wood counties )

Northwoods Wisconsin real estate statistics

819 homes sold in  Northwoods Wisconsin  in September ,  up 4.1% from last September . Median sales price up 4.5% to 


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


These numbers from The Wisconsin Realtors Association paint a general picture of the state of real estate in Wisconsin.  To see the details of your community or even your neighborhood, connect with a First Weber real estate agent for a free consultation or discussion. They are happy to share local data with you.

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