Tuesday, August 11th

The median price of a home in Jackson County rose 6.7 percent in May from the same month a year ago.

For May 2018, the median price jumped to $133,250 from $124,900 in May 2017, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

For the first five months of 2018, the median price increased just four-tenths of 1 percent from the same period a year ago, to $124,500.

Housing sales continue to drop, reflecting the statewide trend of strong demand and weak supply.

For May 2018, 18 houses were sold in Jackson County, compared to 29 in May 2017. That’s a decrease of 37.9 percent.

For the first five months of 2018, the Wisconsin Realtors Association reported 64 houses sold in Jackson County, compared to 83 for the same period in 2017 — a drop of 22.9 percent.

Statewide, the Realtors Association reports that home sales fell 5 percent in May 2018 compared to May 2017, and the median price increased 8 percent to $188,000 over that same period, which represents the third straight month where home sales have failed to increase from their levels in the previous year.