Dane County Foreclosure Trends:
This report summarizes the latest foreclosure trends in Dane County, Wisconsin. All data is sourced from the Wisconsin Circuit Court and is current through the month of October, 2019.
View all local foreclosures for sale here.
Dane County Foreclosures - October, 2019
A total of 34 Dane County foreclosures were filed in the month of October, which was one of the lowest October totals in the last 20 years.
A total of 265 Dane County foreclosures were filed year-to-date through the month of October, which was down 12% from the year before.
A total of 329 Dane County foreclosures were filed in 2018, a slight increase from the year before, but still very low by historical standards. Filings in 2018 were down 82% from the peak year of 2010, when a total of 1,768 foreclosures were filed in Dane County.
Dane County Foreclosure Statistics: January, 2000 - October, 2019
This table shows the monthly, year-to-date and annual Dane County foreclosure totals for each time period dating back to January, 2000. As the table below shows, Dane County foreclosures have decreased 7 of 10 months in 2019.
The table below shows the monthly, year-to-date and annual change in foreclosures for each time period dating back to January, 2000.
The table below shows the monthly, year-to-date and annual percent change in foreclosures for each time period dating back to January, 2000.
Data Source - Wisconsin Circuit Court Database
All of our foreclosure statistics come from the Wisconsin Circuit Court public records database. Searching the database is easy to do. Below, we show you how to search the database using a simple example.
Example: How to Search for Wisconsin Foreclosures
Below are the steps for identifying all Wisconsin foreclosure filings for the month of April, 2015:
- Go to the Circuit Court website.
- Click I agree.
- Select Advanced from the Search menu in the upper left corner of the website.
- Select Statewide from the County filter.
- Select Civil as the Case Type.
- Enter 04/01/2015 as the first day in the Filing Date range.
- Select a Period of 30 Days.
- Enter 30404 as the Class Code.
- Verify your search criteria match the selections circled in the screen shot below. Then click Search.
Once you've completed your search, the database will present you with the total number of foreclosures for the month. The database will also allow you to view the details of each foreclosure case.
How to Search for Foreclosure Listings
You can use our website to search for bank-owned and short sale properties listed on the South Central Wisconsin MLS. This blog post offers a few tips. Note all listings on our site are updated every 15 minutes. The listings on our website also provide a transparent view of each property's accepted offer status.
About the Author
Dan Miller has been a licensed Wisconsin real estate agent since 2007. Dan enjoys tracking various aspects of the real estate market and sharing his reports with the public. More reports on our local real estate market will be published to this website very soon.