Hot housing market continues

April showed a continuation of an intensely hot real estate market, according to the Wisconsin REALTORS Association.

Statewide, residential sales volume increased 8.8% over April 2015 for the strongest April since 2005. Inventory remained tight, with just 6.7 months of available inventory supply, and the number of listings was also down.

In Dane County, the number of home sales increased by only two, from 762 in April 2015 to 764 this year, while the median price of homes increased 4%, from $229,900 to $239,000.