Home prices are on the slide in Eau Claire, and average listing price decreased 8 percent last year. Nonetheless, home values stood at $260,585 this year. At the same time, inventory marginally declined by 10 percent to reach 18 listings in this year. For those that prefer hardwood floors over carpet, quite a few of the homes here will appeal to you because they come with well-polished hardwood flooring. The large lots of land attached to quite a few homes in this location make it an ideal place for anyone wanting a rural lifestyle. Homes in this area usually have family rooms that give your family a space to relax and spend time together, and give the kids a place to play without traipsing through other areas of the house.