— Home sales in the Milwaukee area rose in August after a
dip in July.
to report Monday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of
Realtors, sales of existing homes rose 9.5 percent in August
compared with the same month last year.
says 2,117 homes were sold last month in Milwaukee, Ozaukee,
Washington and Waukesha counties. August sales rose in all
in the Milwaukee metro dipped in July amid a shortage of
inventory. The report says Milwaukee and Waukesha counties
saw "solid increases in listings" to help boost
sales but inventory "is still chronically low for the
) reports for the first eight months of 2016, sales were up
6.8 percent in the metro compared with the same period last