Rock County seeing uptick in home sales
JANESVILLE--Rock County’s real estate market continues to improve, clawing its way out of an economic pit created by the Great Recession and the loss of the area’s once-powerful automotive industry.
From April through June, the number of local homes sold was slightly more than those sold for the second quarter of 2012, according to The Gazette’s most recent Economic Dashboard.
More important—at least to buyers and sellers—is the average price of those sales.
Rock County homes sold in the second quarter of 2013 averaged $121,517, a 5.5 percent increase over the average price paid during the second quarter of 2012.
In fact, the most recent quarterly average is the highest of any in the 13 quarters The Gazette has been producing its Dashboard.
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