Des Moines home prices rise in January 2020

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The median sale price of a home sold in January 2020 in Des Moines rose by $8,750 while total sales decreased by 5.1%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In January 2020, there were 279 homes sold, with a median sale price of $131,500 - a 7.1% increase over the $122,750 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 294 homes sold in Des Moines in January 2019.

The median sales tax in Des Moines for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $2,488, approximately 1.9% of the median home sale price for January 2020.

The following table compares Des Moines to other Polk County cities with similar median sales prices in January 2020:

City
Jan. 2020 Home Sales
Jan. 2019 Home Sales
% change (Total Home Sales)
Jan. 2020 Median Sales Price
Jan. 2019 Median Sales Price
% change (Median Sales Price)
Ankeny
61
86
-29.1%
$223,500
$231,045
-3.3%
Pleasant Hill
14
11
27.3%
$222,000
$220,000
0.9%
West Des Moines
50
37
35.1%
$220,500
$210,000
5%
Runnells
4
3
33.3%
$213,500
$207,000
3.1%
Altoona
23
16
43.8%
$212,000
$221,000
-4.1%
Bondurant
10
11
-9.1%
$193,000
$175,000
10.3%
Windsor Heights
3
11
-72.7%
$192,500
$219,000
-12.1%
Mitchellville
3
2
50%
$168,000
$161,250
4.2%
Elkhart
1
1
0%
$159,900
$163,000
-1.9%
Des Moines
279
294
-5.1%
$131,500
$122,750
7.1%
Carlisle
3
1
200%
$44,550
$56,000
-20.4%

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