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The median home value in Des Moines, Iowa, is $119,400. Home appreciation is 0.95% over the last year. The median age of Des Moines, Iowa, real estate is 56 years.

Des Moines, Iowa Apartments and Rentals

Renters make up 35.04% of the Des Moines, Iowa, population. 8.53% of houses and apartments in Des Moines, Iowa, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

  HOUSINGDes Moines, IowaUnited States
  Median Home Age  5637
  Median Home Cost  $119,400$185,800
  Home Appr. Last 12 months  4.06%3.74%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.  2.10%16.02%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.  0.95%-0.68%
  Property Tax Rate  $18.43$11.80
  Homes Owned  56.43%56.34%
  Housing Vacant  8.53%12.45%
  Homes Rented  35.04%31.21%
  Studio Apartment  $557$712
  1 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $655$825
  2 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $808$1,027
  3 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,096$1,379
  4 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,193$1,601
  Vacant For Rent  1.78%2.34%
  Vacant Rented  0.53%0.46%
  Vacant For Sale  1.52%1.20%
  Vacant Sold  0.38%0.46%
  Vacant Vacation  0.33%3.97%
  Vacant Other  4.00%4.02%
  Less Than $20,000  5.22%4.57%
  $20,000 to $39,999  1.89%3.37%
  $40,000 to $59,999  2.37%4.19%
  $60,000 to $79,999  11.55%5.74%
  $80,000 to $99,999  13.92%6.79%
  $100,000 to $149,999  37.73%15.19%
  $150,000 to $199,999  16.90%14.69%
  $200,000 to $299,999  6.27%18.15%
  $300,000 to $399,999  2.02%10.43%
  $400,000 to $499,999  1.37%5.70%
  $500,000 to $749,999  0.54%6.39%
  $750,000 to $999,999  0.21%2.41%
  $1,000,000 or more  0.00%2.39%
  2010 and newer  0.70%2.03%
  2000 to 2009  8.18%14.63%
  1990 to 1999  7.37%14.01%
  1980 to 1989  6.45%13.70%
  1970 to 1979  13.71%15.66%
  1960 to 1969  7.37%14.01%
  1950 to 1959  16.83%10.63%
  1940 to 1949  8.28%5.25%
  1939 or Earlier  29.71%13.09%


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Not a city for renters
I will be moving to Des Moines due to a job offer. Little did I know that it is extremely expensive to live here. It's a little deceiving since everything you read... (read more)
Good housing value for most
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DSM rocks!!!
I used to live in park slope in Brooklyn, have been in DSM since 2003now and I love it here I pay in mortgage and for a 2011 vehicle what I paid there in rent for a... (read more)
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re: HATE THIS STATE - 3/31/2013
Wow, you must be immortal, invulnerable and eternally young! I'm so glad you'll never suffer old age, infirmity, weight problems or the heartless ignorant comments of... (read more)
re: Des Moines: Bad Place. - 3/22/2007
Des Moines people lie about the truth. To deny wont change anything. Lived here half my life and far outside of Iowa the other. More than 500 miles. Was born here and... (read more)
Life in Iowa
Des Moines is a surprisingly interesting city. Metro area has a population nearing 600,000. Lots of things to see and do in DSM. Well-educated populace. People are... (read more)
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