Data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows sales of existing homes increased about 17 percent in July, compared to the year before. The median price of a home posted its fifth straight monthly increase.
Association president Rob Keefe says Wisconsin home sales have been outpacing the nation. Six-thousand-23 homes were sold in July with the help of a real estate agent, compared with 5,133 in July of last year.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/96mynpj ) says the median prices of homes sold increased about 2 percent from $140,000 a year ago to $143,000.