Altoona home prices fall in January 2020

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The median sale price of a home sold in January 2020 in Altoona fell by $9,000 while total sales increased by 43.8%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In January 2020, there were 23 homes sold, with a median sale price of $212,000 - a 4.1% decrease over the $221,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 16 homes sold in Altoona in January 2019.

The median sales tax in Altoona for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $3,448, approximately 1.6% of the median home sale price for January 2020.

The following table compares Altoona 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)
Urbandale
34
34
0%
$233,000
$215,000
8.4%
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%

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