The survey of 500 residents by the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows 40-percent are optimistic about what's going to happen in the next year. Thirty-eight-percent say things should be about the same, 12-percent expect things to get worse.
As for the quality of life? About 27-percent say it's improved over the past five years, 53-percent say it's about the same and 18-percent say it's worse.
The statewide survey has a four percentage point margin of error.