WAUKESHA — Home
sales were strong the month before Christmas in metro Milwaukee with
an overall sales increase of 5.3 percent, according to data released
Tuesday by the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors. A total of
1,540 homes were sold in November compared to 1,463 in November of
2016. According to GMAR, if the home sales of November 2017 are
compared to the sales of November 2015, they increased 30.3 percent.
During the month
of November 2017, home sales increased the most in Ozaukee County at
12.4 percent, followed by Milwaukee County at 7 percent, Washington
County at 4.7 percent and Waukesha County trailing at 0.5 percent.
listings also were dismal in Waukesha County last month.
reported that listings declined 6.4 percent in Waukesha County and
6.2 percent in Milwaukee County, which are the two main generators
of real estate activity in the metropolitan area. There were only
four months of positive listings in 2017, according to the report.
In November, the only metro-Milwaukee county to see an increase of
listings was Ozaukee County at 6 percent. Washington County’s
listings declined at 1.7 percent.