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There has been a nervousness in the American stock market caused by movements by the Federal Reserve to inch interest rates up to keep inflation in check.

Rising interest rates also affect mortgages and home affordability. Even with slightly higher consumer borrowing rates, a spokesperson for Wisconsin Realtors Association says housing loans are still a bargain compared to past years and decades. Economist David Clark...


Though January often is the slowest month of the year for realtors, the surge in home sales continued says a spokesperson for Wisconsin Realtors Association. The Northwoods followed the trend. The reported existing home sales rose 2.8 percent in January compared to a year ago,  and the median home price increased 6.8 percent over that same period to $168,500.

Economist David Clark says in the Northwoods, sales were up more than six percent from a year ago and the median price was up five percent to $133,000.


The Northwoods continues to have some of the best property deals in the state according to an economist from Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Economist David Clark says early fall sales volume, statewide, was slightly down from September of 2016. He says compared to a year ago, prices are up about 4.8 percent. He says for the year, sales are up about half a percentage point compared to 2016 and prices are up about 6 percent.

Clark says last year was a record year for state realtors...


State realtors are seeing a bit of a flattening rate when it comes to home sales, but prices continue to inch up as inventories in urban areas are very tight. In rural areas like the Northwoods, more homes are available.

Wisconsin Realtors Association economist David Clark says sales statewide for May compared to last year saw an uptick. But for the first five months Clark says the rate of growth was leveling off....


January usually isn't a stellar sales month for Wisconsin's realtors, but overall, a spokesperson says the trend upward continues.

David Clark is an economist for the state's realtors. He says January only accounts for about 5 percent of the year's sales. Clark says home sales were strong in January...


The term 'record-setting' applies to Wisconsin's housing sales, according to a realtors association.

Wisconsin's housing market ended a record-setting year and the Northwoods led the way in terms of growth of sales. The Wisconsin Realtors Association numbers are detailed by economist David Clark.

He says for the first time they past 80,000 home sales in the year....

"....What's really remarkable about that is that the inventory levels have been shrinking...and we're still getting solid sales figures...."


The housing market is heating up even in these cold months which means in some parts of the state, the number of homes for sale has dropped. This is causing prices to rise, though that trend is less intense in rural areas. Those are the conclusions of an economist working with Wisconsin Realtors Association looking at November sales and price data.

David Clark says 2015 was a strong year, that is being topped by 2016....


Most parts of Wisconsin continue to show a rebound in home sales and prices. That assessment from the Wisconsin Association of Realtors monthly report.

Sales in the 18-county northern region for November saw the median price up 6 percent from one year ago to $132,000 with the volume of sales up 10 percent to more than 6,500 units sold. Realtor's economist David Clark thinks this year will likely be the best sales year in a decade...

"....we'll probably sell statewide a little more than 75,000 homes. Last time we surpassed that level was 2005...."


An economist says the state's economy is showing mixed signals...slow job growth yet relatively low unemployment in some areas.

David Clark is an economist for the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says job growth has been slow...

"....job growth has been pretty minimal  in some months compared to the previous year they've actually seen a slight decline...."

Housing Sales, Prices Continue To Climb In Northwoods

Jul 22, 2015

Wisconsin Realtors sold six-percent fewer houses in November than in the same month a year ago and the Northwoods followed the trend.  

Statewide, the Realtors Association said the median sales price was 136-thousand dollars, about six-thousand more than the year before.    Median prices jumped seven-and-a-half percent for the first 11 months of the year, to 144-thousand dollars -- 10-thousand more than the same period of 2012.

Northern Wisconsin Home Sales Double State Average

Jun 23, 2015

Housing sales are up for the third straight month in Wisconsin--and in Northern Wisconsin in particular. According to analysis by the Wisconsin Realtors Association, home sales were up nearly 8% state-wide in May, and median prices of homes rose nearly 7%. Sales in Northern Wisconsin were nearly double the state average at 15%.


Wisconsin realtors are reporting a  rise in both home sales and the prices buyers paid.

Wisconsin Realtors Association President Michael Theo says in March, home sales jumped 16.1 percent over one year ago and median prices rose  more than 8 percent from March of 2014 to $149,000.

Theo says the benchmarks they use show the market is returning...

Home Sales Remain Slow, Despite Warmer Temps

Jun 23, 2014

For the fifth month in a row Wisconsin’s housing market is looking sluggish compared to last year.

Numbers from the Wisconsin Realtors Association show statewide sales fell almost seven percent in May, compared to 2013.  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.    

Marquette University Economist David Clark says the May numbers reveal that the weather hasn’t been the only factor dampening home sales this year. 

Winter Hinders Housing Market in April

May 20, 2014

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.

According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association…northern home sales in April were down more than 17 percent compared to April of last year.  Statewide the drop was almost 12 percent. 

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.


The intense winter weather hurt Northwoods home sales in March, but prices continue to rise. An economist thinks it shows the housing market is recovering.

The Wisconsin Realtors Association monthly sales and price report shows a price rise of 14 percent in the Northwoods from a year ago, but sales were off about 100 units in the 18-county area from a year ago.

Economist David Clark noted the above average price rise here, but said statewide, it was just about 2 percent....