Johnston median home prices rose by 17.7% in August 2021

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The median sale price of a home sold in August 2021 in Johnston rose by $48,500 while total sales increased by 16%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In August 2021, there were 58 homes sold, with a median sale price of $322,500 - a 17.7% increase over the $274,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 50 homes sold in Johnston in August 2020.

The median sales tax in Johnston for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $4,698, approximately 1.5% of the median home sale price for August 2021.

The following table compares Johnston to other Polk County cities with similar median sale prices in August 2021:

CityAug. 2021 Home SalesAug. 2020 Home Sales% change (Total Home Sales)Aug. 2021 Median Sales PriceAug. 2020 Median Sales Price% change (Median Sales Price)
Elkhart52150%$480,000$166,500188.3%
Runnells47-42.9%$463,575$380,00022%
Granger220%$392,235$399,950-1.9%
Polk City1315-13.3%$355,000$322,00010.2%
Clive2128-25%$325,000$295,00010.2%
Johnston585016%$322,500$274,00017.7%
Saylorville1011-9.1%$304,000$386,000-21.2%
Grimes2852-46.2%$281,750$267,0005.5%
Bondurant2225-12%$267,000$240,00011.3%
Altoona39375.4%$265,000$243,5608.8%
Ankeny186214-13.1%$264,500$250,0005.8%

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