Are we building enough homes in Dane County?

Posted by Dan Miller, REALTOR on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 at 4:46am.

Let's have a quick look at the numbers: Last year, Dane County's population grew by almost 8,000 people, and yet we built just under 1,300 homes. This is a very familiar pattern in Dane County. As the chart below shows, new home construction has been subdued for the last 18 years, even though our county has consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing regions in the state. 

madison area housing starts 2000 to 2023

What does the future hold for Dane County?

While many counties in Wisconsin are experiencing population declines, it's important to note that Dane County's population is projected to grow by another 200,000 people over the next 30 years. For this and a host of other reasons, we fully expect local home values will continue to appreciate for the foreseeable future. 

Please feel free to reach out to us whenever you have any questions about the market. We're always available to share what we know, and never with any sales pressure or spin. 

This article is published courtesy of:
Dan Miller, REALTOR
Mad City Dream Homes & RE/MAX Preferred
1619 Monroe Street #1, Madison, WI, 53711

Leave a Comment

Format example:
Format example:

Sign up for email updates