MADISON - Wisconsin property values have reached a
The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance analyzed taxable
property value data that was finalized Tuesday by the state
Department of Revenue. The $526 billion in property value is a new
peak and the 4.1 percent increase over 2016 is the biggest jump
The previous high was $514 billion reached in 2008,
just before the Great Recession hit.
Values have been steadily increasing since bottoming
out at nearly $468 billion in 2013.
Still, the Taxpayers Alliance report shows that
property values have not recovered from the recession in 29 of
Wisconsinís 72 counties. Most of those are in southeast and central
But in 18 counties property values are 10 percent or
more about the 2008 values.