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Housing Data

Housing activity data refers to the number of building, septic and other permits that signal the beginning of a home construction project. Wisconsin Builders Association performs quarterly reporting by county of the data supplied by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Note: Monthly data is collected from sites across Wisconsin that report on a monthly basis - this is NOT all municipalities in the state. The figures reported by WBA represent trends in new home construction in Wisconsin, but do not reflect the total number of all new homes started in the state during the specified time period.

Wisconsin Housing Starts 2017-2018

+1% change 2017-2018

Full Housing Data Report, by county by month:

2019 Single-Family Housing Permits - updated through July 2019
(Note: Information for prior month released at end of current month)

2018 | 2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  
2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006

Historical, 1995-2005 Housing Permit Data

NEW! Building Permit Search - search by county, municipality, custom date ranges. A printable PDF listing all counties/municipalities available here (click “Act 211 2018 Permit Submittals”)

Other Sources

NAHB Housing Starts: Updated monthly and based on a seasonally adjusted annual rate.
Wisconsin Realtors Association: Number of houses sold and median prices.
U.S. Census Bureau Construction Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau Housing Permits by State
NAHB's Housing Market Index (HMI): Based on a monthly survey of NAHB members.
S& P Home Price Indices: Measures the residential housing market, tracking changes in value of residential real estate in 20 metropolitan regions across the U.S.
Characteristics of New Housing: Data on new-home characteristics by the Census Bureau

Housing Impact Studies: Review the impact housing has on the state of Wisconsin.

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