Category Archives: Real estate trends

Madison/Dane County distressed property index dips below 24% in June

The Dane County Distressed Property Index was 23.9% in June. June was the sixth month in a row with a reading below 30% and the second straight month below 25%. Here’s how the distressed property index has been trending since 2006. … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County home and condo sales surge in June

Here’s a review of June Dane County home sales from a historical perspective. The Dane County single family home market continued to improve in June. The 646 Dane County home sales recorded in June were 28.7% higher than the 502 home … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County housing starts on the rise

Dane County housing starts increased from 56 in June of 2011 to 80 this June, a jump of 42.9%. As the graph below shows, housing starts this June were the highest for any June in the last 5 years. We believe housing starts will … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County foreclosures continue to increase

Dane County foreclosures increased again in June, for the fifth time in the last six months. June foreclosure filings increased by 5.7% from the number of filings registered in June of 2011, according to data maintained by the Wisconsin Circuit Court. … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County pending condo sales up 32% in June

Dane County condo sales (excluding houses) are ahead of last year’s pace by more than 11% through the month of May, but our latest Dane County pending condo sales report predicts the sales pace will increase by a larger amount in the month … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County pending home sales up 33% in June

Dane County home sales are up 19% this year through the month of May. Our latest Dane County pending home sales report shows the rise in sales will continue in July. As the graph below shows, the number of listings with accepted offers … Continue reading

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Madison home sellers, here’s why your sense of urgency should by high.

We are just getting started with the summer, but for this year’s real estate market we are already well into the second half of buying season. This graph paints a good picture of how buyer activity changes from month-to-month. As … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County distressed property index dips below 25%

The Dane County Distressed Property Index was 24.8% in May. May was the fifth month in a row with a reading below 30%. Here’s how the distressed property index has been trending since 2006. This is a positive sign for our market, … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County home sales increase again in May

Here’s a review of May Dane County home sales from a historical perspective. The 482 Dane County home sales recorded in May were 18.4% higher than the 407 home sales in May of 2011, representing the second highest total for any May over the last 5 years. … Continue reading

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Madison/Dane County housing starts up over 26% in May

Dane County housing starts increased from 64 in May of 2011 to 81 this May, a jump of 26.6%. As the graph below shows, housing starts this May were the highest for any May in the last 5 years. We believe housing starts will continue … Continue reading

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