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By Joseph Roraff | Agent in Onalaska, WI

La Crosse, WI Housing Market on the Rise!

The La Crosse, WI area housing market is doing great and is on the rise. Check out part of this article from the La Crosse Tribune.

Realty experts credited burgeoning consumer confidence with the 20 percent growth in sales of existing homes. Combined with fewer houses on the market, it helped push the median price to $133,500, up about 1 percent from 2011, according to data released Monday by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

It was a particularly good year in La Crosse County, where sales were up nearly a third from the previous year and the median sale price climbed to $145,500, an increase of about 4 percent and higher than even 2008, when the economy went into recession.

“It was a great year,” said Mike Pietrek, president of the La Crosse Area Realtors Association. 
The county’s lower unemployment rate and generally strong economy buoyed consumer confidence, pushing more buyers into the market for homes in every price range, Pietrek said. 

“I think people have come to the realization that the bottom is behind us,” Pietrek said. “We’re seeing it across the board. There isn’t any one place in the market you can put your finger on and say, ‘This is it, this is driving it.’”

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