Grimes (Polk County) home prices rise in the first half of 2020

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The median sale price of a home sold in the first half of 2020 in Grimes in Polk County rose by $10,000 while total sales decreased by 6.5%, according to

From January through June of 2020, there were 172 homes sold, with a median sale price of $250,000 - a 4.2% increase over the $240,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 184 homes sold in Grimes in the first half of 2019.

The median sales tax in Grimes for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $3,754, approximately 1.5% of the median home sale price for the first half of 2020.

The following table compares Grimes to other Polk County cities with similar median sales prices in the first half of 2020:

CityJan. - June 2020 Home SalesJan. - June 2019 Home Sales% change (Total Home Sales)Jan. - June 2020 Median Sales PriceJan. - June 2019 Median Sales Price% change (Median Sales Price)
Polk City937622.4%$250,000$207,25020.6%
West Des Moines3923900.5%$220,000$215,0002.3%
Pleasant Hill108111-2.7%$219,340$219,0000.2%
* This story only considers sales data for the part of Grimes that is in Polk County.

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