The warmer weather in November was a nice surprise to sales and the number of houses on the market.


Des Moines metro home sales in November rose 7.6 percent from a year ago while home prices increased over 17 percent according to the Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® (DMAAR).


“The market in November was a pleasant surprise with a nice bump in sales and the number of properties on the market held fairly steady from last month. The warmer than usual fall weather likely influenced the activity of our buyers and sellers. Construction crews are still working in December with this fair weather. That will bode well for the future number of properties on the market,” stated DMAAR President Ted Weaver. For more stats on today's market go to: