From a homeowner perspective and not an agent-
1) Price wise, even though the Des Moines market is on slight incline, but it doesn't seem to be too steep difference after an year or so.
2) BUT the interest rates are super low. No one knows what they will be in next year.
So I would think that this is a good time to buy if you are thinking buying after an year or so and you'll have the use of property now as well (daughter staying).
One important point to consider would be-
While taking the loan, it will be asked whether this will be primary owner occupied property? and I guess you have to occupy the propery in next 6 months....... else the interest rate might be different as an investment property.