5/23/17 – Wisconsin Realtors sold almost eleven percent fewer existing houses in April than the year before — and they blame it on a continued drop in the numbers of buildings for sale. The state Realtors Association says its members sold 66-hundred houses in April, down from 74-hundred in the same month of 2016. The Realtors’ group says the numbers of houses on the market dropped from 50-thousand two years ago to 36-thousand last month — a drop of 28-percent in the past 24 months. And the lack of supply has driven up prices to a statewide average of 171-thousand dollars — almost seven-percent more than last April. In Dodge County, there were 95 homes sales last month, seven more than April of last year. The median sales price in Dodge County increased by just less than one percent to $136-thousand dollars. For the year as a whole, there have been 274 homes sales in Dodge County, up from 256 by this time last year. Realtors’ C-E-O Mike Theo says tight inventories are hitting lots of U-S regions’ hard, with only four-point-one months of housing supply in March while Wisconsin’s supply was five-point-three months in April.