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    Burnett Realty
    10200 Hickman Rd. #100
    Clive, Iowa 50325
    Cell 515.344.1068
    Fax 515.331.3401
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Foreclosure & Delinquency Rates Remain Elevated in Des Moines

Posted by adamvanlin on October 19, 2011

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Housing Prices in Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines…

Posted by adamvanlin on October 13, 2011

Here are the updated housing prices for Des Moines & surrounding areas.  As expected, prices topped out in August and have started their seasonal decline.  Not great news if you are selling your property, but with prices expected to decline over the next 6 months, you still have a window of opportunity to get a good price.  Especially with this warm weather we’re having in central Iowa!  Let’s hope for that to last as long as possible.

To the details… median prices dropped about $5,000 to $142,917 in September.  The yearly growth rate is still positive, so we are in better shape now than we were last year.  However, prices are only growing at 1/2% on a yearly basis.  Not much to get excited about, unless you are a buying waiting to get into this market.  Months of supply came in at 7.3 month, which would imply slight (very slight) downward pressure on prices.

If you are a buyer and you’d like to know the best time to buy, give me a call and we can go over the facts.

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Employment in Des Moines, IA

Posted by adamvanlin on October 11, 2011

The Des Moines (and surrounding areas such as West Des Moines, Urbandale, Waukee, etc…) unemployment rate rose to 5.9 in August.  Total employment, much like housing prices, has started its seasonal decline.  We look at the yearly numbers to get a better idea of the general direction of employment, and future housing prices.  Yearly growth in employment is still negative, so we are slowly losing jobs over the long run.  Not a great sign for prices.

Want to know how economical data can influence future housing prices?  Call me today and we can sit down and discuss.

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