Home Sales At Their Highest In Nearly Ten Years

4/26/17 – Wisconsin Realtors report their biggest home sales since at least 2005 for the first quarter of this year. The Realtors Association says its members sold almost 13-thousand-400 existing houses from January through March, a three-point-two-percent increase from the same time last year. The figure is largest for the year’s first quarter since the association recalibrated its method for keeping track of home sales in 2005. Realtors’ board chairman Erik Sjowall says the increase comes despite tight inventories for existing homes — and the median selling price was almost 160-thousand dollars, up six-point-four-percent from last year. In Dodge County, there have been 179 homes sales so far this year, ten more than the first quarter of 2016. The median selling price in Dodge County was up around one-percent to $121-thousand dollars. For March, about 59-hundred homes were sold statewide, about 400 more than the year before.