May 27, 2021 - News
Iowa hot homes: An elegant treehouse and a perfect summer spot
The exterior of a home in Waukee, Iowa, that's up for sale for $575,000.
33078 Fox Creek Dr. in Waukee. This home is up for sale for $575,000. Photo courtesy of Suzana Dobrosavljevic.

Des Moines' housing market is still as hot as ever, even as prices continue to rise, according to Des Moines Area Association of Realtors.

By the numbers: Despite historically low inventory, April's home sales still increased by 13% in comparison to April 2020, according to DMAAR.

  • Median home sale price: $244,358 — up from $215,000 last year.
  • Inventory: 1,755 homes were available last month — nearly 50% fewer than in April 2020.

If you're searching or just like looking, check out these properties.

33078 Fox Creek Dr., Waukee — $575,000

Why we love it: Live in your own extravagant treehouse right in the metro. Designed by famous Chicago architects Booth & Nagle — this home is nestled away on a 3-acre wooded property.

  • Neighborhood: 10 minutes away from Jordan Creek Town Center
  • Specs: 3 beds, 4 baths, 3,088 square feet
  • Features: Mid-century modern design and huge windows with gorgeous views
  • Realtor: Suzana Dobrosavljevic, RE/MAX Concepts
A sitting room at a home for sale in Waukee, Iowa.
A sitting room at 33078 Fox Creek Dr, Waukee. Photo courtesy of Suzana Dobrosavljevic.
The interior of a home of a home for sale in Waukee, Iowa, with a spiral staircase.
The interior of 33078 Fox Creek Dr, Waukee. Photo courtesy of Suzana Dobrosavljevic.
7113 Douglas Ave, Urbandale — $330,000

Why we love it: It's the home of our dreams this summer. There's a huge pool, large pergola and the inside is spacious and perfect for hosting friends.

  • Neighborhood: 5 minute drive from Merle Hay Mall
  • Specs: 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,730 square feet
  • Features: Master bedroom with a fireplace, large bay windows and your very own sauna
  • Realtor: Joe Carroll, Pennie Carroll & Associates
The exterior of a home for sale in Iowa.
The exterior of 7113 Douglas Ave, Urbandale. Photo courtesy of Joe Carroll.
A pool outside a home for sale in Iowa, during sunset.
The backyard of 7113 Douglas Ave, Urbandale. Photo courtesy of Joe Carroll.
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