Real estate officials say Wisconsin's housing market
could reach record highs this year.
The Wisconsin Realtors Association says home sales
were up nearly 7 percent in September .
compared to last year.
Through the first nine months of this year .
sales were up by about 5 percent overall.
Here in La Crosse .
numbers are actually down .
but realtors say that's because there isn't as much
housing stock here.
Actual sales are down about 2 point 9 percent, but
that's a direct reflection of the lack of inventory
that we have.
Unfortunately we could sell more homes if we had more
homes for sale.
Realtors say this is the strongest housing market
they've seen statewide in more than 10 years .
due to low unemployment and interest rates.