Market Updates

Articles about the Dane County and Madison Real Estate Market

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Dane County home prices continued to appreciate in March, as listings decreased. Here's our latest update on the Madison area single family home market. 

Dane County home prices 

The price per square foot increased from $218 in March of 2023 to $240 in March of 2024. That's a 10 percent increase year-over-year. Note the price per square foot is up 10 percent through the first quarter of the year, too. 

The median and average price were also higher in the month of March:

  • The median price jumped from $426,500 in March of 2023 to $467,700 in March of 2024 -- an increase of 10 percent. 
  • The average price moved from $483,519 in March of 2023 to $510,584 in March of 2024 -- an increase of 6 percent. 

Madison WI Home Prices March 2024


New listings


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Dane County condo prices rose from $200 per square foot in March of 2023 to $223 in March of 2024. That's a 12 percent year-over-year increase. Note the price per square foot is up 13 percent through the first 3 months of the year. 

Prices were up by other measure, too: 

  • The average price grew from $295,361 in March of 2023 to $332,689 in March of 2024 -- up 13 percent. 
  • The median price grew from $276,500 to $311,000 -- moving 12 percent higher. 


Madison WI Condo Prices March 2024

New condo listings

Condo listings increased for the second straight month. This is an encouraging sign, but it's important to note that buyer demand still far exceeds the supply of available condos. A total of 179 Dane County condominiums were listed for sale in March, compared to

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New single family home listings decreased in the month of March after starting the year off stronger in January and February. 

Madison March 2024 Single Family Listings


While condo listings moved higher each of the last two months. 

Madison March 2024 Condo Listings


We continue to see heavy competition and rising prices in this year's spring market. Stay tuned for our full reports on the Madison area home and condo markets, which we'll be releasing real soon. 

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We're beginning to see signs that more people may end up choosing to sell this year, based on our latest review of the Dane County real estate market. As the chart below shows, listings for existing single family homes are up noticeably during the first two months of the year, which is encouraging news for buyers. 

Madison WI Existing Home Listings by Month

If you're someone who is aspiring to buy a home in 2024, this is a great reason for you to stay focused and committed to your search. You just never know when the right opportunity will present itself, and when a little good fortune will come your way. 

Contact us to discuss your homeownership goals. We would love to help you. 

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Local home prices continued to move higher in the month of February. Here's our latest update on the Dane County single family home market.  

Dane County home prices 

Madison WI home prices Feb 2024

Home prices in the month of February:

  • The price per square foot increased from $216 to $242 (12 percent).
  • The average price increased from $449,298 to $494,752 (10 percent). 
  • The median price increased from $420,000 to $452,678 (8 percent).


New listings

New listings rose for the fourth straight month (an encouraging trend), but still remained well below what our market is demanding. A total of of 459 single family homes were listed for sale on the MLS in the month of February, which was the third lowest total for any month of February this century. 

Madison WI MLS Listings Feb 2024

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Madison area condo prices rose from $202 per square foot in February of 2023 to $235 in February of 2024. That's a 16 percent year-over-year increase. Note these numbers are based on a low number of sales in the month of February. We'll gain a clearer picture of price growth as we accumulate more data throughout the year. 

Dane County condo prices

Madison Condo Prices Feb 2024

New condo listings

A total of 153 Dane County condominiums were listed for sale in February, compared to 100 the year before. Listing activity remains light, but this is a step in the right direction. 

Madison WI Condo Listings Feb 2024

Active condominium listings

"Active" or "available" listings are those that don't have an accepted offer. Although Madison area condo inventory remains tight (with only one month of supply),

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We continue to see encouraging signs in the trends for new MLS listings: 

For the 4th straight month, Dane County single family home listings increased year-over-year. 

Madison WI New MLS Listings Feb 2024

While condo listings increased significantly in the month of February. 

Madison WI New Condo Listings Feb 2024

It's true, the supply of new listings remains low by historical standards, and the market remains very competitive for buyers. But if these trends do keep up, buyers will find more opportunities to purchase in the months ahead. 

Stay tuned for our full reports on the February real estate market, which we'll be releasing real soon. For more recent market updates, check out our market blog. 

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Our review of the MLS home and condo database shows the average Dane County listing sold for .2 percent above the original list price in 2023, while our clients sold for 2.1 percent above the original list.

Mad City Dream Homes Sold to List Price  

Put another way, for the typical $450,000 listing, our sellers net more than $8,500 more toward their bottom line. This is more clear evidence that hiring a professional matters. How your agent prices, stages, markets and negotiates -- all of it matters. Contact us for more info. 

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Our numbers from the South Central Wisconsin MLS database show 24% of all Dane County home and condo listings closed with cash offers in 2023, while our team's performance was 44%.

Mad City Dream Homes Cash Offers

It's more clear proof that the fundamentals -- the pricing, staging, marketing, and negotiation -- matter. Here's more info about our home-selling results. 

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