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Wisconsin home sales riseSubmitted: 10/22/2013
Wisconsin home sales rise
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Wisconsin home sales increased nearly 16 percent in September compared the same time last year.

The median price of a home in Wisconsin also increased.

The price rose 6 point 7 percent to 144-thousand dollars.

In northern Wisconsin, home sales were up nearly 20 percent in September compared to a year ago.

The median price in the north rose 7 point 4 percent, to 134 thousand dollars.

Homes sales have risen for 27 consecutive months in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Realtors Association Board Chairman Steve Lane says the state has experienced steady growth, even though mortgage rates have increased.

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