Median sale price per square foot for retail properties in the metro area is currently in a 15 month downward trend, but the rate of decline has slowed in the last month. At $43.32, sale prices per square foot for retail properties have decreased by 9.5% compared to the end of the prior quarter. Sale prices are also down over the previous 12 months, having declined by 35.5%. The metro area saw its median sale price fall to its three-year low this month. The previous low was $44.18, which was set last month.
Multifamily properties in the Milwaukee Metro Area are staying on the market longer than they did during the same time last year, and the change is greater than that at the state level. They now last 182 days on the market at the metro level, an increase of 10.8% year-over-year. In comparison, these buildings last 148 days at the state level, 13.8% less than last year. From the lowest point, which was set in January 2011, time on market has risen 38.3%.
Compared with a year earlier, office properties in the Milwaukee Metro Area are staying on the market longer, and the gap is greater at the metro level than at the state level. They now last 281 days on the market at the metro level, an increase of 12.5% year-over-year. Meanwhile, they stay on the market 253 days at the state level, down 15.6%. Compared with January 2010, when the time on market was at its lowest, these properties are now on the market 41.3% longer. The time that office properties stay on the market has risen 12.1% over the past three months.