Wisconsin Real Estate Market: Forecasts + Trends

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By Clever Real Estate Updated February 17, 2023

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Wisconsin real estate trends

Real estate trends in Wisconsin | Sellers | Buyers | Investors | The best and worst of Wisconsin | Wisconsin resources

Nestled next to the Great Lakes, Wisconsin is known across the nation for its famous cheese industry. Though the state is known as America's Dairyland, its farmers also produce the nation's largest supply of cranberries and ginseng in rural agricultural communities throughout the state.

Beyond agriculture, Wisconsin's biggest industries include healthcare and manufacturing. Its biggest cities include Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay, to name a few.

Lakes, forests, valleys, and rolling hills interrupt Wisconsin's sprawling farmlands and provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

If you're thinking of buying or selling in Wisconsin, these Wisconsin housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.

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Selling a home in Wisconsin

Wisconsin real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 5 days faster than the annual average 💰 Homes are selling for $12,206 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.66% 💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.49%
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How to sell a home in Wisconsin

Cost to sell a home in Wisconsin

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Buying a home in Wisconsin

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Milwaukee: 1,456 sq ft 🏡 Green Bay: 1,370 sq ft
🏡 Madison: 1,271 sq ft 🏠 Appleton: 1,364 sq ft
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Investing in Wisconsin real estate

Best of Wisconsin

💡 Did you know…

Milwaukee, Wisconsin was ranked the #1 city for coffee in the U.S. in 2022?

With an expanding coffee scene and unbeatable prices, Milwaukee is ideal for any coffee fanatic who needs their daily caffeine fix.

» Thirsty for more info? ☕ Read our full study here: The Best Coffee Cities in America

The Clever Data Center ranked Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the fifth best brunch city in the country?

According to Google Trends, Milwaukee ranks #1 in overall interest in brunch cocktails. The city also offers cheap eats, with the average meal only costing $12.75 compared to the national average of $14.71 per plate.

» Hungry for more info? 🍳 Read our full study here: The Best Brunch Cities in America

Each month, we compare locations in Wisconsin based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.

Happiest Counties in Wisconsin
1. Dane County
2. Waukesha County
3. Washington County
4. Calumet County
5. Sheboygan County
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Worst of Wisconsin

Each month, we compare locations in Wisconsin based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at levels of happiness data. These are the counties that ranked the worst in the state.

Least Happy Counties in Wisconsin
1. Menominee County
2. Adams County
3. Iron County
4. Juneau County
5. Rusk County
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Wisconsin resources

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Frequently asked questions about Wisconsin real estate

Is it a buyer's or seller's market in Wisconsin?

Currently, it is a seller’s market in Wisconsin. Demand in the state is strong, and homes are selling for more than their value. Although this is the general state of the market, each city and town is different, which is why it’s best to check in with a real estate agent to understand your local trends.

Is Wisconsin a good state to invest in real estate?

Investing in Wisconsin real estate is a good idea, especially in bigger cities like Milwaukee and Madison, where people are always looking for housing. But to maximize your investment be sure to do the proper research and preparation like planning your finances and creating a property management strategy. Find out more in our guide to investing in real estate.

Is it a good time to buy a house in Wisconsin?

For most people, now might not be the best time to buy a house in Wisconsin, as listing prices are a bit higher than normal. However, mortgage rates are lower than in other states, meaning that you can save some money over time with a locked-in low rate. To know all your options, work with a reliable real estate agent.

Methodology

Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, Bankrate, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.

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