Duluth, MN (KDAL) - There’s some good news to pass along with regards to the housing sector in northwest Wisconsin. The state realtor’s association says home sales were up last month from last year in Bayfield, Ashland, Sawyer and Douglas Counties. While median prices fell in Douglas, Sawyer and Bayfield Counties, they were higher year-over-year in Ashland, Burnett and Washburn Counties. Statewide sales were down close to seven-percent however median prices rose by more than three-percent. Association president Michael Theo says while median prices have risen in 22 of the last 23 months Wisconsin housing remains very affordable especially by national standards.