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So, You Want to Live in the Suburbs?

Current Des Moines Housing Trends

Over the past decade, buying a home in cities like Johnston, Waukee, Urbandale, Clive, and West Des Moines has increasingly been the popular choice for families -- new and growing.

Just as it was in 2015, the housing market all around Des Moines is hot. Homes are staying on the market for less than three months.

When looking for houses to purchase, here are some things that will be helpful to you in your search.

First, it is important to remember that any of the western suburbs are tough for anyone looking to purchase in the lower price range.

Single Family Homes > $225,000

If you’re looking for a single family home in this price range with an attached garage (any size) there are currently less than 50 on the market. If you find one that is perfect for you, be prepared to move quickly.

Median Price in the Suburbs

Currently, the median price of a single-family home in places like Waukee and Urbandale is a staggering $369,000, with only three homes listed under $100,000.

Finding Your Dream Home

There are currently 132 properties listed over $500,000 in across suburban Des Moines. These properties obviously don’t sell as quickly; only 91 in that price range so far this year.

The key thing to remember when shopping for a house -- especially ones in the Des Moines suburbs -- is to follow the keys steps of knowing your budget, have an understanding of your must-haves and wants, and planning ahead.

Oh, and don’t forget to schedule a meeting with your real estate agent (contact us today!) to talk about your search so they can help you find your perfect space!

Have Questions? Contact Space Simply!

Space Simply's agents are ready to answer your questions about all things Des Moines, and help guide you through any real estate questions you have! Connect with us or call us at (515) 423-0899 to discover how you can list your home with Space Simply and avoid the expensive fees and commissions associated with traditional real estate agents.