DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines continues to prove itself as a wonderful place to live. As a result, the metro has become a booming real estate market. “We see homes selling in a record amount of time, 24 hours on the market, some selling for over ask price,” said Amanda Nagle, a Century 21 realtor. Nagle said the Des Moines metro real estate market is on fire right now and anyone not ready for it will get left behind in this fast-moving market. “If your buyers aren’t prequalified and ready to move, they’re going to miss out on an opportunity,” she said. Homes priced in the low $100,000 range all the way up to the $600,000 range are going in a quicker amount of time than usual, Nagle said. According to the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors, there were 939 homes sold in March, and pending sales were up 20 percent over the previous month. The median sale price was also up over last year. Data over the past few months shows the housing market continuing to rise.
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