Wisconsin’s Real Estate Market Grew by 13% in 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) released its annual Equalized Values Report. The report shows Wisconsin’s total statewide equalized property value as of January 1, 2023, was $842 billion, a 13% increase over the prior year. This is the second consecutive year showing a double-digit statewide increase. Growth occurred in all property classes and was led by residential and manufacturing property. Equalized values are based on data from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.

Report highlights:

o $83.1 billion due to market value increases (11%)
o $13.1 billion due to new construction (2%)

Equalized values are calculated annually and used to ensure statewide equity in property tax distribution. The equalized value represents an estimate of a taxation district’s total taxable value and provides for the fair apportionment of school district and county levies to each municipality. Changes in equalized value do not necessarily translate into a change in property taxes.