1. "Home sales in the metro Milwaukee area
increased 30.1% in May
compared with the same month of 2011, marking 11 consecutive months of
homes sales increasing at least 10%. The May sales numbers join a string of positive data in the residential industry, including a 39.8% increase
in the Milwaukee area in April."
2. According to the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS
, 994 homes sold at a median price of $200,000 in May. Sales
volume last reached this level in June 2010, when the homebuyer tax
credit was in place; the last time this happened in a non-incentivized
market was August 2007. May home sales were 24% above the same month last year, and the median home price in May was up by 11% in May year-over-year.
That brings the number of metro area markets reporting double-digit sales gains in May to 14, see the full list here