Opinion Matters

With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Housing market looking up

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Greg Peck
January 25, 2013

As Jim Leute reported in last Sunday’s Gazette, local real estate agents sold more homes at a higher average price last year than in 2011. The South Central Wisconsin Multiple Listing Service reported sales of 1,774 Rock County homes last year, up 17 percent compared to 2011. The average sale price last year was $110,180—up 16 percent.

Will the growth continue? What does this growth in sales and average selling price mean for families in Rock County, the local tax base and our economy in general?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Sunday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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