State home sales up 19 percent in May

Home sales in Wisconsin increased 18.9 percent in May, compared to May of 2011, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association. In southeastern Wisconsin, home sales were up 21 percent.

In addition, the average price for homes sold in the state rose 1.5 percent in May to $138,000.

In southeastern Wisconsin, prices were up 2.3 percent to $147,250. By county, home prices in May:

  • Racine, $110,950, up 16.9 percent
  • Sheboygan, $115,000, up 15.3 percent
  • Walworth, $150,000, up 6.4 percent
  • Milwaukee, $115,000, up 4.5 percent
  • Waukesha, $220,000, up 1.4 percent
  • Ozaukee, $214,250, down 0.2 percent
  • Kenosha, $121,000, down 1.2 percent
  • Washington, $165,000, down 2.1 percent

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