West Des Moines (Polk County) home prices rise in October 2020

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The median sale price of a home sold in October 2020 in West Des Moines in Polk County rose by $20,200 while total sales increased by 6.4%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In October 2020, there were 83 homes sold, with a median sale price of $229,900 - a 9.6% increase over the $209,700 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 78 homes sold in West Des Moines in October 2019.

The median sales tax in West Des Moines for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $3,530, approximately 1.5% of the median home sale price for October 2020.

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

CityOct. 2020 Home SalesOct. 2019 Home Sales% change (Total Home Sales)Oct. 2020 Median Sales PriceOct. 2019 Median Sales Price% change (Median Sales Price)
Grimes513450%$250,000$245,0002%
Urbandale746121.3%$240,000$211,50013.5%
Ankeny146150-2.7%$239,500$239,4500%
Altoona43414.9%$239,300$198,00020.9%
Bondurant211540%$234,000$217,0007.8%
West Des Moines83786.4%$229,900$209,7009.6%
Saylorville48-50%$225,500$352,450-36%
Pleasant Hill322060%$206,250$213,950-3.6%
Windsor Heights166166.7%$165,950$180,950-8.3%
Des Moines416462-10%$158,000$138,25014.3%
Mitchellville6450%$127,450$159,900-20.3%
* This story only considers sales data for the part of West Des Moines that is in Polk County.

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