October home sales throughout the four county metro area rose 3.5 percent in October compared with year earlier figures.
The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS says home sales last month were up 16.4 percent.
There is increased movement in the local housing market. While mortgage rates tick upward, more homes are selling in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Realtors Association says sales of existing homes in May increased 18.2 percent, compared to May of 2012.