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Now is the Time to Buy a House

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If you’re thinking of buying a house in the next few months, you are in luck. Even though home inventories in Des Moines remains low, as the season changes from fall to winter, buyers can take their time in finding their dream home.

According to DMAAR, the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors, at the end of October, the median time on market for area homes was 65 days. While there will always be homes which receive offers on their first day on the market, this time of year, buyers can be a bit more patient in viewing homes and making offers


In the colder months, we typically see a drop in home buyers because not as many people are eager to be out in the cold shopping for a house. Therefore, there is less competition once you do find your dream home.

It is hard to say for sure when the best time to buy a house in Des Moines really is, but from Space Simply’s perspective, the best time to buy a house is when inventory is higher and buyer demand is low: the colder months.

That is what makes right now the perfect time to buy a house. And we are here to help. You can start by checking out the area's available homes right here.

Have Questions? Contact Space Simply!

Space Simply's team of agents are ready to answer your questions about all things Des Moines and to get you prepared to find the home of your dreams. Send us a message or at (515) 423-0899 to discover how we can help you find the home of your dreams all around the Des Moines metro.