Home sales http://wxpr.org en Home Sales Rise For First Time in 2014 http://wxpr.org/post/home-sales-rise-first-time-2014 <p>Home sales were up last month for the first time this year.&nbsp; According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association, over 4 percent more homes sold in Wisconsin in June than in that month last year.</p><p>In the northern part of the state, that increase is a little higher – with sales up more than five percent.&nbsp;</p><p>Housing sales for the year to date are still behind compared to 2013, thanks to five consecutive months of lower sales.</p><p>Economist Dave Clark says it’s a good time to see a turnaround.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:21:57 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21418 at http://wxpr.org Home Sales Remain Slow, Despite Warmer Temps http://wxpr.org/post/home-sales-remain-slow-despite-warmer-temps <p>For the fifth month in a row Wisconsin’s housing market is looking sluggish compared to last year.</p><p>Numbers from the Wisconsin Realtors Association show statewide sales fell almost seven percent in May, compared to 2013.&nbsp; In the Northern part of the state sales dropped by less than four percent, though the region has seen slower sales for 2014 as a whole.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Marquette University Economist David Clark says the May numbers reveal that the weather hasn’t been the only factor dampening home sales this year.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:38:32 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20134 at http://wxpr.org Winter Hinders Housing Market in April http://wxpr.org/post/winter-hinders-housing-market-april <p>Home sales compared to last year dropped for the fourth straight month in April, with the trend more dramatic in the northern part of the state.</p><p>According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association…northern home sales in April were down more than 17 percent compared to April of last year.&nbsp; Statewide the drop was almost 12 percent.&nbsp;</p><p>CEO of the Wisconsin Realtors Association Mike Theo says even though it’s getting warmer…we’re still feeling the effects of a long cold winter.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:57:24 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18610 at http://wxpr.org January Sales Slow, But Prices Rise for Northern Homes http://wxpr.org/post/january-sales-slow-prices-rise-northern-homes <p>A cold winter may be putting a damper on home sales in Wisconsin.&nbsp; In the northern part of the state January sales were down about four percent, compared to the previous January…according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association.&nbsp; Statewide sales were down almost seven percent.</p><p>But Economist David Clark says the cold weather could result in a spring rebound.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:27:19 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14522 at http://wxpr.org Northern Home Sales Rising Slower Than State http://wxpr.org/post/northern-home-sales-rising-slower-state <p>Home sales were up slightly in November for the Northern part of the state, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association.&nbsp; That bucks the trend for the rest of the state, which saw an overall dip in sales for November.&nbsp; Marquette University economist David Clark says median price increases were also high – at over 8 percent in the north.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:57:34 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12436 at http://wxpr.org Northern Home Sales Rising Slower Than State Home Prices Continue to Climb http://wxpr.org/post/home-prices-continue-climb <p>Home prices went up again last month, but the number of sales remained flat.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wisconsin Realtors Association reports median sale prices are up seven and a half percent so far this year...compared to 2012.&nbsp; Economist David Clark says a high market inventory should keep prices from skyrocketing.</span></p><blockquote><p>“I think those increases will moderate as we go forward.&nbsp; And that ought to keep housing relatively affordable.”</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:02:07 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10911 at http://wxpr.org Home Prices Continue to Climb Up North, Slower Recovery for Some Home Markets http://wxpr.org/post/north-slower-recovery-some-home-markets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Homes prices in some northern counties are not quite keeping pace with the rest of the state. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wisconsin Realtors Association says statewide, median home prices went up almost eight percent in the first three quarters of this year.&nbsp; But in Forest County, prices dropped almost 40 percent.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:34:16 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9591 at http://wxpr.org Up North, Slower Recovery for Some Home Markets Housing Rebound Continues In Most of Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/housing-rebound-continues-most-northwoods <P>Sales of homes in the Northwoods continue to climb, but prices leveled off in July according to a Wisconsin Realtors Association monthly survey.</P> <P>Economist David Clark says July homes sales in the 18-county northern region were up about 300 units from 2012, or 3,314 sold. Average price was $110,000, down about 2 percent from last year.</P> <P>Clark says statewide sales were up 17 percent from a year ago and the median sales prices were up about 9 percent. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:50:26 +0000 Ken Krall 6785 at http://wxpr.org Housing Rebound Continues In Most of Northwoods Northwoods Home Sales Continue Long Climb http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-home-sales-continue-long-climb <P>Another strong sales report from a realtor's group shows that market sector is recovering from the recession.</P> <P>The monthly Wisconsin Realtors Association report shows statewide, the sale of existing homes in May increased 18 percent over May 2012. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:24:34 +0000 Ken Krall 3853 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods Home Sales Continue Long Climb