WPR News
10:23 am
Tue April 29, 2008

Wyoming Home Vacancy Rate Increases

Cheyenne, WY – The number of vacant homes for sale in Wyoming remains much lower than the regional and national averages.

Census figures out yesterday show that Wyoming tied with Hawaii and Oklahoma for the nation's ninth-lowest supply of vacant homes for sale over the first three months of the year.

State economist Wenlin Liu says many people who moved to Wyoming to work in the energy industry in recent years have bought homes, helping offset a surge in home construction.

Liu says real estate sales have held steady in places like Gillette, Rock Springs, Cheyenne and Laramie but remain robust in other parts of the state, such as Sheridan.