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DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit www.gmtoday.com MARK BELLING Milwaukee bosses blame GOP for murder spree Page 8 Are city leaders nuts in Milwaukee? • Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men. • When you walk down a steep hill, the pressure on your knees is equal to three times your body weight. – Source: Hookedonfacts.com MILWAUKEE REPRESENTATIVE INTRODUCES JULIE'S LAW – PAGE 3 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Things go from bad to worse for the Brewers Page 11 Injury, errors, pitching mount on losses, lousy hitting Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MilwaukeePost Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MilwaukeePost Home prices rise 8.8% in March statewide By KATHERINE MICHALETS Conley News Service MADISON — The Wisconsin housing market continued on its upward trajectory in March with home sales increasing 16.1 percent and median home prices rising 8.8 percent compared with March 2014, according to data released Monday by the Wisconsin Realtors Association. For the first quarter of 2015, exist- ing home sales were 6.7 percent ahead of the first three months of 2014, with median prices in the first quarter up 7.6 percent compared with the first quarter last year. "The economic fundamentals of the housing market have been good for the last several months, and we were expecting solid growth this spring, but double-digit sales growth is impressive," said Dan Kruse, WRA board chairman, in a statement. The WRA credits the drop in the statewide unemployment rate to 4.6 percent in March and 30-year con- ventional fixed-rate mortgage remaining at 3.77 percent as reasons for the movement in the market. Median prices increased to $149,000 in March, which is 8.8 per- cent higher than that same month See HOME SALES on Page 6 MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER APRIL 24, 2015 In Milwaukee County, median price increases 12%; home sales up 18.1% Median home prices in Wisconsin, metro Milwaukee Median home prices, up 8.8 percent statewide in March, were also up in Milwaukee, Washington, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties com- pared with March 2014. Source: Wisconsin Realtors Association 414-615-7356 Remodel Move-In Special! Receive half off of your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th month's rent and a deposit of only $1,000 down! When you move in by March 31, 2014 7 Levels of Care ALL UNDER ONE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY MEADOWMERE WEST ALLIS • MITCHELL MANOR "REMEMBERING THE PAST, LIVING THE PRESENT, PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE" Meadowmere makes it easy to plan for changing needs. We're also perfect for couples with different needs who want to enjoy life together. ADULT DAY PROGRAMS: Offering nutritious, flavorful lunches, inspiring activities and care more than 10 hours a day. SHORT STAYS: Let us take care of Mom or Dad while you're away. ASSISTED LIVING: Beautiful apartment homes surrounded by friends. COMMUNITY BASED RESIDENCE MITCHELL MANOR: Enhanced Assisted Living. SKILLED NURSING: For residents with complex health challenges. REHAB TO HOME: State of the art rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery, illness or injury. MEMORY CARE: Featuring our award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery™ program. Join us for lunch, a personal tour and let us answer your questions. Hurry, these apartments are going fast! Restrictions may apply. 243900061 on a select number of apartments, only for a limited amount of time Up to 20% OFF Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414-744-9868 With coupon. Expires 5/8/15. BRAKES most cars $ 89 95 per axle.