April 2012 Housing Sales Statistics in Vilas and Oneida County

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Vilas County Sales Statistics

April was another strong sales month in the Northwoods.  For Vilas County we saw the number of sales reach 39, up from 29 in March 2012 and up from 24 a year ago April.  We also experienced a stronger median home sale price of $150,000, which is flat when compared to March 2012, but up $30,000 from a year ago April 2011.  With our relatively low number of sales, the average prices can easily skew.    


Oneida County Sales Statistics

Home sales in Oneida County were at 37 for April 2012, dropping some from March 2012 when housing unit sales peaked at 44 but still out-paced April 2011 count at 33.  Median homes priceof $126,000 experienced similar trends exceeding the April 2011 median of $105,000, but not reaching the March 2012 figure of $152,500.  Average prices in our area can vary wildly with the unit sales providing for a less statistically significant median.  


State-wide Sales Statistics - Wisconsin

The state as a whole is also reporting stronger sales volume with a median price of $128,500, up just slightly from last month's $123,000 and over April 2011's median price of $125,000.  Number of sales state-wide reached 5,136 for April 2012, exceeding March 2012 volume of 4,879 and April 2011 home sales of 4,366.  


April 2012 Housing Statistics Summary 

 APRIL 2012 /
APRIL 2011
Home Sales # 39 / 24 37 / 33 5136/4366
Home Sales % Change +63% +12% +18%
Median Price $ $150,000 /
$126,000 /
Median Price % Change +25% +20% +3%

Source:  WRA  http://www.wra.org/HousingStatistics/

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