Des Moines Real Estate Overview



Average Listing Price

  • $131,280
  • for week ending Apr 09
  • -$2,589
  • -1.9%
  • w-o-w

Median Sales Price

  • $106,000
  • Jan '14 - Apr '14
  • $10,000
  • -8.6%
  • y-o-y

Most popular neighborhoods Avg. listing Price
Week ending Apr 9
w-o-w
Beaverdale $138,829 +1.7%
Merle Hay $125,748 +3.5%
Waveland Park $145,515 -6.1%
Southwestern Hills $310,341 0.0%
Drake $120,843 +0.7%
Movers & Shakers Avg. listing price
Week ending Apr 9
w-o-w
Westwood $139,900 -66.7%
Laurel Hill $58,500 +23.2%
Douglas Acres $105,900 -21.7%
Ingersoll Park $156,267 -21.2%
McKinley School/Columbus Park $36,670 -16.7%
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Summary for Des Moines


Average price per square foot for Des Moines IA was $106, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Des Moines IA for Jan 14 to Apr 14 was $106,000 based on 310 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 8.6%, or $10,000, and the number of home sales decreased 2.2%. There are currently 1,289 resale and new homes in Des Moines on Trulia, including 11 open houses, as well as 1,022 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Des Moines IA was $131,280 for the week ending Apr 09, which represents a decrease of 1.9%, or $2,589, compared to the prior week. Popular neighborhoods in Des Moines include Beaverdale and Merle Hay, with average listing prices of $138,829 and $125,748.


District Type Grades Schools Students
Des Moines Independent Comm School District Public PK - 12 62 33,538
Saydel Comm School District Public PK - 12 4 1,419
School Name School Type Grades Parent Rating
Grandview Park Baptist School Private PK - 12
Holy Family School Catholic PK - 8
St. Augustine Catholic School Catholic PK - 8
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