The median sale price of a home sold in the first quarter of 2019 in Des Moines rose by $4,250 while total sales decreased by 8%, according to BlockShopper.com.
From January through March of 2019, there were 844 homes sold, with a median sale price of $128,250 - a 3.4% increase over the $124,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 917 homes sold in Des Moines in the first quarter of 2018.
The median sales tax in Des Moines for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $2,488, approximately 1.9% of the median home sale price for the first quarter of 2019.
The following table compares Des Moines to other Polk County cities with similar median sales prices in the first quarter of 2019: