Impressive Year of Home Sales Amidst Limited Inventory

Posted: 12.18.18

Eau Claire, WI - Home sales in the northwestern counties in Wisconsin increased as much as 86.7% in November of 2018 compared to November of 2017, despite limited homes for sale.

“Several of the counties in Northwestern Wisconsin have seen impressive home sales in 2018, even though inventory has been tight all year,” said REALTORS® Association of Northwest Wisconsin, Executive Vice President Brenda Barnhardt.

The most recent analysis of the existing home market by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association showed in Dunn County home sales were up 86.7% overall compared to November of last year, Chippewa County home sales were up 15.2% compared to last year, and Eau Claire home sales increased 6.9% since last year. Northwestern Wisconsin continues to be ahead of the statewide average of home sales, which dropped 1.7% when compared to November of last year.

While inventory has been tight for most of 2018, statewide, new listings were up 5.2% in November, and pricing for homes tends to so en in the winter months. 

“With the seasons changing, the winter months are the perfect time to team up with a professional REALTOR® to help guide you through the buying process,” added Stacey McKinney, RANWW board president.

The REALTORS® Association of Northwestern Wisconsin is the professional trade association that all professional REALTORS® residing within the association jurisdiction belong to. The association provides educational opportunities for its members, is active in local, state and national advocacy efforts, engages in community outreach through charitable giving, operates its own private foundation to help homeowners in need and remains a positive force for the members they serve.

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