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    Clive, Iowa 50325
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Leading Economic Indicators for Des Moines, IA

Posted by adamvanlin on October 17, 2011

Predicting the future is impossible, but we can at least take an educated guess with the right information.  If I were to predict where housing prices are headed (and I do!) I would pay most attention to Iowa’s Leading Economic Indicator Index.  It has proven to have a direct relationship with employment and housing prices.

The index recorded a reading of 104.5 for August, down 0.3 from July.  More importantly, the yearly growth turned negative, if by only -0.01%!!!  The trend is definitively down, which doesn’t bode well for employment and housing prices.  GREAT NEWS… for buyers 🙂

If you are thinking of selling, you need to give me a call and we’ll talk about timing your sale in this market.  A matter of months could make a difference of up to 10% in the sale of your home!


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