Polk, WI Real Estate

Nestled in Washington County, the Town of Polk is home to nearly 4,000 residents. It also houses rippling, crystal clear creeks and lakes. It has expansive hardwood forests, rolling landscapes and kettled land formations carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. The Town’s magnificent natural features beautifully offset its modern developments.

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Polk has an ideal location for business and trade, providing easy access to State Highway 60, US Highway 45 and US Highway 41. Although the Town has a large farming community, its industrial developments have been steadfast. Its primary industries are manufacturing, construction and retail.

The Town of Polk has much to do for recreation. Its many woodland areas provide a great venue for hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, golfing, skiing and snowmobiling. Also, the world-renowned Ice Age Trail passes through the Town and provides wonderful scenery for locals and visitors to enjoy. The thousand-mile footpath highlights the remnants of the continental glaciations that occurred in the area over 12,0000 years ago.
One of the main yearly attractions is the Washington County Fair, which features fireworks, a rodeo and much more.

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The Town of Polk’s original boundaries were established in 1830. It was named after President James K. Polk who was then in office. The Town was officially incorporated in 1846.

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Polk properties for sale

Market Conditions

Market Conditions for Polk

August 2017

Median Sale Price
$298,000

 DOWN -0.66%
vs. Month Ago
Homes for Sale
16

 DOWN -5.88%
vs. Month Ago
Homes Sold
3

  0.00%
vs. Month Ago
Avg Days on Market
12

 UP 140.00%
vs. Month Ago

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in August was $298,000. The median sales price for homes in August fell by ($2,000) compared to last month. This represents a 0.66% decrease from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes fell by ($42,000) representing a -12.35% year-over-year change.

The median sales price is the middle value of all sales occurring in the market during the past thirty days when you arrange these sales prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of a few unusually low or high sales prices.

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 1 in August to 16. This represents 5.88% decrease from July when 17 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 19 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 3 representing a -15.78% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 1 in August to 16. This represents 5.88% decrease from July when 17 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 19 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 3 representing a -15.78% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in August (12) increased by 7 days compared to July. This represents a 140% increase in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold decreased by 123, a -91.11% year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 96.11% in August fell by 5.73% compared to July and increased 3.55% compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes

The number of homes listed in August (6) rose by 2 compared to July, a 50% change. Compared to August 2016, the number of new listings increased by 3, a 100% year-over-year change.

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Homes

The median list price in August was $294,900. The median list price for homes in August fell by ($342,550) compared to last month. This represents a 53.73% decrease from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes decreased ($55,100) representing a -15.74% year-over-year decrease.

The median list price is the middle value of all currently active listings as reported in the MLS systems in the market area when you arrange these list prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of the existence of a few unusually low or high list prices.




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