Apr 9, 2021 - News
Hot homes: 3 houses for sale in Des Moines starting at 230k
A cottage-style home in Beaverdale.
A Beaverdale home up for sale at 2614 30th St., in Des Moines. Photo courtesy of Mariah Klemp.

Despite historically low inventory, home sales in Des Moines are still skyrocketing.

February snapshot: Sales increased 10.4% in comparison to 2020 in the Des Moines metro — and prices rose 16.6%, according to stats by DMAAR.

  • The median sale price in Des Moines was $226,000 in comparison to $193,300 last year.
  • Meanwhile, available inventory was only half of last year's offerings — 1,787 homes compared to 3,487.

Here's what's out there:

2614 30th St., Des Moines — $230,000

Why we love it: This cottage-style home makes a statement as soon as you see it. The original lion head door knocker is a one-of-a-kind piece and there's loads of old-school charm throughout the house, including the antique fireplace.

Neighborhood: Beaverdale

Realtor: Mariah Klemp at RE/MAX Concepts

Specs: 3 bed, 1 bath, 1,605 square-feet

Notable features: The two-car garage, which can be hard to find in Beaverdale, and a partially finished lower-level that can serve as an extra hangout space.

A Beaverdale cottage brick home
Photo courtesy of Mariah Klemp.
A Beaverdale cottage home.
Photo courtesy of Mariah Klemp.
230 62nd Ct, West Des Moines — $749,900

Why we love it: If you love to entertain, this beautiful home has everything you need and more. Plus: It's near West Des Moines' hot spots (and a short drive to Trader Joe's).

Neighborhood: Jordan Creek-area

Realtor: Aly Williams at Realty ONE Group

Specs: 6 bed, 5 bath, 4,293 square-feet

Notable features: This huge home has a theater room, double-island kitchen and gorgeous covered patio with an outdoor kitchen for all your summertime parties.

A large home near Jordan Creek mall.
A West Des Moines home up for sale at 230 62nd Ct. Photo courtesy of Aly Williams
A West Des Moines home up for sale at 230 62nd Ct. Photo courtesy of Aly Williams.
Photo courtesy of Aly Williams
A West Des Moines home up for sale at 230 62nd Ct. Photo courtesy of Aly Williams.
Photo courtesy of Aly Williams
4795 Windsor Cir., Pleasant Hill — $692,900

Why we love it: This lush home has tons of windows and natural lighting to see the greenery outside, plus the location is any golfer's dream.

Neighborhood: Copper Creek

Realtor: Aly Williams at Realty ONE Group

Specs: 4 bed, 4 bath, 2,941 square-feet

Notable features: Heated floors, a wine refrigerator and the huge theater room makes it easy to never leave your home again.

A home in Pleasant Hill that's up for sale.
A home up for sale at 4795 Windsor Cir. in Pleasant Hill. Photo courtesy of Aly Williams
The living room of a Pleasant Hill home up for sale.
Photo courtesy of Aly Williams
The lower level of a Pleasant Hill home up for sale.
Photo courtesy of Aly Williams

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