MOSINEE, Wis. (WSAW) – Housing prices in Wisconsin doubled in a year’s time and buyers are still paying the prices.

Luke Butzler closed on a new-build home Friday, but it took a long time for him to get to this day.

“For the last, I would say, year and a half to two years I’ve really been keeping my eyes on the market, and then obviously, COVID last year really threw things for a loop.”

Butzler moved from Eau Claire to start a new job in the Wausau area. He has been renting an apartment until he could find the perfect fit.

“Started, you know, looking at multiple houses per week, going to a couple of open houses,” he said. “You know, running into different scenarios with offers, multiple offers the same day of open houses and accepted offers on those same days.”

He looked at about 30 homes, about half of them were serious contenders for him. Most of them were existing homes. He ultimately landed on a new build, cutting out…

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