Johnston home prices fall in January 2020

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The median sale price of a home sold in January 2020 in Johnston fell by $10,050 while total sales increased by 8.3%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In January 2020, there were 26 homes sold, with a median sale price of $251,500 - a 3.8% decrease over the $261,550 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 24 homes sold in Johnston in January 2019.

The median sales tax in Johnston for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $4,698, approximately 1.9% of the median home sale price for January 2020.

The following table compares Johnston 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)
Saylorville
4
2
100%
$304,520
$233,750
30.3%
Polk City
16
12
33.3%
$282,750
$212,500
33.1%
Alleman
1
0
-
$270,000
$0
-
Granger
5
2
150%
$265,920
$310,000
-14.2%
Grimes
19
15
26.7%
$259,900
$275,000
-5.5%
Johnston
26
24
8.3%
$251,500
$261,550
-3.8%
Clive
12
9
33.3%
$251,000
$215,000
16.7%
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%

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