Market Updates

Articles about the Dane County and Madison Real Estate Market

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January was another strong month for the Dane County single family home market. Here's our latest update from the South Central Wisconsin MLS:

Dane County single family home sales

January home sales reached the second highest total on record and were up 14% from the sales levels in January of 2019. 

Madison WI Home Sales January 2020

Dane County home prices

The price per square foot reached a record high in January, setting the stage for more strong price growth in 2020. Prices were up 5% year-over-year in January. 

Madison WI Home Prices January 2020

Dane County accepted offers

Accepted offers were down from each of the last 2 years, but were still strong compared to most other years dating back to the year 2000. 

Madison WI Single Family Accepted Offers Jan 2020

New MLS listings

New listings continue to enter the market at a slow pace.

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December was another solid month for Madison area real estate. Here's our latest summary of the single family and condo markets in Dane County. 

December home and condo sales

A record 464 single family homes sold in the month of December, an increase of 32% from the 352 homes sold in December of 2019. 

 Madison Area Home Sales December 2020

Condo sales were just below the sales levels from 2018 and 2017. 

Madison WI Condo Sale Dec 2019 

December accepted offers

Single family home accepted offers were a tad lower compared to the prior December. 

Madison WI Accepted Offers Dec 2020 

Condo accepted offers were consistent with the levels from each of the last two Decembers. 

Madison WI Condo Accepted Offers Dec 2019 

January months of supply

As of January 11th, only 1.4 months of single family home inventory are available for sale in Dane County. Supply is

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The market is off to a fast start!

mad city dream homes real estate agents

Even though it’s early in the year, our real estate team is very busy assisting our buying and selling clients. The market is definitely off to a faster start this year compared to 2019. In fact, we helped four of our clients receive accepted offers during the first week of January. One of those offers was accepted during the Rose Bowl!

If you know someone who’s planning to sell this year, please let them know right now is a great time to get started with their planning and preparation. Mortgage rates are low, inventory is low, buyers are buying, and the spring market is right around the corner. It’s shaping up to be another solid year for sellers in 2020. As always, all of us on the team are well-prepared to

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November was another solid month for the Dane County real estate market, with single family home prices and accepted offers reaching a new high. Here's our short review of the latest real estate trends impacting buyers and sellers in the Madison area. 

Accepted offers

A total of 377 single family home listings received accepted offers in November, which was a new high for the month. A high number of accepted offers in November means home sales will be solid in December and January. 

 Madison WI Accepted Offers November 2019

Ninety-eight condos received accepted offers in November, which was the 6th highest total over the last 20 years. 

Madison WI Condo Accepted Offers Nov 2019 

Sold listings

In November, 473 single family home listings sold to new owners. This was the second-highest total on record for the

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The month of December has arrived, which means it's time for our annual real estate predictions. Below we've identified 8 key market trends for the coming year. For a look back at our 2019 predictions, check out this article which we published at the end of last year.

2020 Dane County Real Estate Predictions 

Our 2020 Madison real estate predictions

#1: Mortgage rates will remain well below 5 percent.

We're not economists and we're not experts in the mortgage market, but we do know 2020 is an election year. Because of this we expect mortgage rates will remain near historically low levels throughout all of 2020. 

#2: Inventory will remain low.

Dane County's growing population needs housing, but the pipeline of new listings and new construction homes isn't sufficient to meet the

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Most of the real estate reports put out by the media focus on active listings (inventory) and sold listings (number of sales, median price, and days on market). Expired listings are another key part of the market that often get overlooked. You might be asking, so what is an expired listing, anyway? An expired listing represents a listing contract between a seller and real estate brokerage which does not result in a successful closing. In other words, a listing that runs its course and "expires" without selling. 

when do real estate listings expire in Dane County

More about expired listings 

In a buyer's market, a large number of listings expire because there are more sellers than buyers. In a seller's market, a low number of listings expire, because there are more buyers than sellers. The 2

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There are many reasons why Dane County property owners can feel good about their investment. Here are 5 big reasons why the greater Madison area is one of the best places in the country to own a home, condo, or investment property. 

Madison WI - A Great Place to Own Real Estate

5 reasons why Madison is a great place to own real estate

Strong local employers

The greater Madison area is blessed with many thriving businesses and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Innovative companies like Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, and others are fueling growth by adding a variety of new, high-paying jobs to our economy. 

A high quality of life

The Madison area has a strong reputation throughout the country for being a great place to live and work. The University of Wisconsin, a

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The Dane County real estate market is always changing, but one dynamic we can continue to count on is low inventory. Here are a few reasons why the supply of Madison area homes and condos will remain low for the foreseeable future. 

Madison WI Real Estate Inventory

Why Madison area housing supply will remain low next year

1) A low supply of new construction homes and condos

Although it may seem like there are a ton of new construction homes and condos being built in Dane County, much of the new construction growth in the area has been for commercial space and apartments. New home construction has been running well below historical highs for the last 14 years (see graph below). New condo construction has been very scarce and insufficient to meet the demand in the

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The Dane County real estate market set several new records in the month of October. Here's our short review of the numbers for both the single family home and condo markets. 

Price per square foot

Dane county home prices established a new high for the month of October. The price per square foot increased by 3% year-over-year and 3% year-to-date. 

Madison Area Home Prices Oct 2019

Condo prices also reached a new record high in October. The condo price per square foot increased by 9% year-over-year and by 4% year-to-date. 

 Madison WI Condo prices October 2019

Accepted offers

Single family home accepted offers established a new high in the month of October, increasing by 3% year-over-year and decreasing by 1% year-to-date. We expect solid sales totals in November and December based on the number of

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Here's our latest summary of the Dane County real estate market. For more information on the market in your particular neighborhood or condo association, please reach out to your favorite Mad City Dream Homes agent. 

Accepted offers 

Mortgage rates dropped in August and Madison area home buyers responded. September of 2019 was the third most active month of September on record. A total of 438 Dane County single family home listings received accepted offers, which was up 9% year-over-year.  

Madison Area Single Family Accepted Offers Sept 2019

Condo accepted offers decreased, but still came in at the 6th highest level on record for the month of September. Inventory is especially tight in the Madison area condo market, and is limiting buyer activity in 2019. We cover condo supply a little later

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