Strongest 10 months for Wisconsin real estate sales since 2005

November 21, 2016

We are expecting a record year for Wisconsin real estate sales. 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 matched last October’s very strong sales. Prices for the first 10 months of the year are 5.1% higher than the same time frame in 2015!

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.  “Even though sales activity starts to wind down as we get closer to winter, it’s clear we are on pace for a very strong 2016,” said Erik Sjowall, WRA board chairman.

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

2403 homes sold in Southeast Wisconsin in October 2016, a 5.6% increase over last October .  Median sales price up 4.5% to $176,575.

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


South Central/Southwestern Wisconsin area real estate statistics

1263 homes sold in South Central Wisconsin  in October 2016, down 4.3% from  last October . Median sales price up 5.1% to $186,000.

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

Western Wisconsin area real estate statistics

645  homes sold in Western Wisconsin  in October 2016,  down .09% from last October . Median sales price up 6.9% to $170,870

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

Northeast Wisconsin area real estate statistics

1244 homes sold in Northeast Wisconsin  in October 2016,  up 7.7%  from last October . 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

382 homes sold in Central Wisconsin  in October 2016,  down 19.2% from last October . Median sales price down .1% to $129,900.

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

Northwoods Wisconsin real estate statistics

783 homes sold in  Northwoods Wisconsin  in October,  up 7% from last October . Median sales price up 11% 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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