August 2018 Des Moines area luxury home sales report

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Concepts

Agust closings of luxury homes priced over $700,000 on the Des Moines MLS turned in their best performance of the year with 11 closed vs. 9 closed in July. Pendings rose also from 18 in July to 20 in August. August is traditionally not the best month for home sales locally but sales in this category bucked the trend of the overall market for the second month in a row jumping 22% from the previous month.  Active listings were unchanged at approximately 103. Overall the category added 26 listings in the month either newly active or coming back on the market. 

With 103 units active at the end of the month there was a 10.7 months supply at August's sales pace which would indicate the buyer's market for luxury homes in the Des Moines area persisted for the 8th month in 2018.

Clive and Des Moines West led the metro in closed sales with three units each. West Des Moines remained the metro inventory leader yet again for the third straight month with the largest number of listings at 18 active and 5 pending, followed by Urbandale with 14 actives and 3 pending, Waukee with 13 active and 2 lending, Ankeny with 10 actives and 2 pendings.

The highest priced home sold was 34450 Red Oak Ln in Cumming which sold after only 2 days on market and settled for $1,645,000, down from list of $1,745,000 working out to $347 a square foot. The second highest sale was 3719 NW 167th st in Clive which was a new build home show home that closed at list $1,000,000 and was a 24 hour sale.

The highest pending was 14803 Brookview Dr in Urbandale at $1,800,000 and $563 a sqft, followed by the 7,5438 sqft manse at 1738 S 40th Ct in West Des Moines at $1,636,000 and $220 a sqft and going pending after only 4 days on market. The $700,000 to $800,000 category was the most active again with 10 sold and 8 pending.

Average days on market were Active: 169, Pending: 81, and Sold: 85, indiciating an overall continued shortening of market times in this category.

The dollar value of inventory remianed almost unchanged from $103,067,259 in July to $105,202,346 in August. Nineteen Des Moines MLS areas saw no sales over $700,000 for the month. Inventory stabilized from building out slightly all year slightly as we work through the third quarter of the year but August brought the 2nd best month for sales all year. New contruction  listings made up an even 40% of pending sales and appx. and about 12.6% of all current actives, which was the same as July. Recent data also show that for the past year new construction builds have pretty consistently been about 30-40% of all MLS sales.

If you need your home to stand out in this market or if you're planning to buy a luxury home this year I can help. Please call or text me at 515-988-3726 for a consultation today.

Des Moines Area High Priced Home Report August 2018

*Actives as of 08/31/18

Homes, Condos-Townhomes, Acreages Priced $700,000 and up

City

# Active

# Pending

# Sold

Altoona

1

 

 

Ankeny

10

2

1

Bondurant

 

 

 

Booneville

 

 

 

Carlisle

 

 

 

Clive

8

3

3

Cumming

4

 

1

Dallas Center

 

 

 

Des Moines E

 

 

 

Des Moines NE

1

 

 

Des Moines NW

 

 

 

Des Moines SE

 

 

 

Des Moines SW

1

 

 

Des Moines West

6

2

1

Downtown

 

 

 

Grimes

 

1

 

Indianola

3

 

 

Johnston

10

 

 

Norwalk

7

1

1

Runnells

 

 

 

Pleasant Hill

3

 

 

Polk City

1

1

 

Urbandale

14

3

 

Van Meter

2

 

 

Waukee

13

2

1

West Des Moines

18

5

3

Windsor Heights

 

 

 

TOTAL

103

20

11

 

Total Value Actives

Average Price

Average DOM

Highest Priced

Months Supply

$105,202,346

$1,021,382

169

$3,500,000

10.7

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Joyce Marsh
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Good morning Matt. Thanks for updating us about your real estate market. It’s interesting to see how the market differs in various parts of the country. 

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Thanks for stopping by Joyce!

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