Polk County, IA Home Values & Market Trends

The median home price in Polk County, IA is $254,528.11. There were 8,338 home sales in Polk County, IA over the past 12 months. The median residential Polk County, IA home value for transactions over the previous year is $246,731.666. The number of current listings in Polk County, IA is 1,422, and the percentage of properties for sale is 1422.00%. The county has 142 foreclosures, 18 bank owned properties, 94 headed for auction, and 1,422 properties for sale.

Polk County, IA Real Estate Market Overview

CityMedian Est. ValueCityMedian Est. Value
Des Moines

$ 204,000

$ 181/sqft

Bondurant

$ 313,803

$ 208/sqft

Ankeny

$ 305,000

$ 200/sqft

Polk City

$ 417,500

$ 260/sqft

Urbandale

$ 360,000

$ 219/sqft

Windsor Heights

$ 280,000

$ 186/sqft

West Des Moines

$ 324,870

$ 189/sqft

Mitchellville

$ 211,000

$ 139/sqft

Johnston

$ 311,993

$ 185/sqft

Runnells

$ 515,000

$ 283/sqft

Clive

$ 478,764

$ 212/sqft

Elkhart

$ 307,450

$ 250/sqft

Altoona

$ 283,966

$ 203/sqft

Sheldahl

$ 265,000

$ 137/sqft

Grimes

$ 358,023

$ 217/sqft

Alleman

$ --

$ --

Pleasant Hill

$ 285,000

$ 192/sqft

Berwick

$ --

$ --

See More

Housing Market Summary for Polk County, IA

Feb 2023January 2024Change
Median Listing Price$259.2K$253.4K-2.24%
Median Sold Price$244K$253.4K3.86%
Homes For Sale1,2021,36113.23%
Homes Sold4,3384,4221.94%
Price
$/Sqft
Homes For Sale
0
0

Price Per Square Foot

On an average, Single Family homes cost $33 more per sqft than Condos. In comparison with sales price/sqft last week, list price/sqft of Single Family homes increased by 1.93% whereas, list price/sqft of Condos increased by 9.38%.

0
0

Browse Homes in Polk County, IA

Polk County, IA home values range from $18,988 to $32,624,784. Clive is the priciest city with a median listing home price of $561,717.5, and Des Moines is most affordable with average house prices of around $210,000.

Foreclosure
There are 18 cities within Polk County, IA; within these cities, the median estimated home value for homes in foreclosure ranges from $365,503 in Des Moines to the lowest value of $55,153 in Des Moines. Foreclosure homes account for 0.00% of properties in Polk County, IA with Des Moines containing 104 foreclosures, the highest number of foreclosure properties in a single city.
  • Pre-Foreclosure
    Pre-foreclosure homes account for 0.02% of all residential properties in Polk County, IA with Des Moines containing 22 pre-foreclosures, the highest number of pre-foreclosure properties in a single city. There are 18 cities within Polk County, IA; of those cities, the estimated home value for pre-foreclosure homes ranges from $289,463 in Clive to the lowest home value of $59,208 in Des Moines.
  • Bank Owned
    The median estimated home value of bank owned homes (REO properties) in Polk County, IA ranges from the highest value of $249,900 in West Des Moines to the lowest value of $55,153 in Des Moines. Bank owned homes and properties account for 0.01% of properties in Polk County, IA. There are 18 cities within Polk County, IA; Des Moines containing 17 REO properties, has the highest number of bank owned properties in a single city.
  • Auctions
    Des Moines has 65 auction properties, the highest number of properties going to auction in a single city in the state of Polk County, IA. Auction homes and other auction properties account for 0.06% of all properties in Polk County, IA. There are 18 cities within Polk County, IA; of those cities, the median estimated home value for homes going to auction ranges from $526,750 in Bondurant to the lowest value of $75,063 in Bondurant.
Homes for Sale
Homes and properties that are actively listed for sale account for 0.88% of residential properties in Polk County, IA with Des Moines containing 550 homes for sale, the highest number of listed properties in a single city. There are 18 cities within Polk County, IA; homes for sale in those cities, have a range of median values from $650,000 in Runnells to the lowest value of $24,435 in Des Moines.
    Sold Homes
    The median value for recently sold homes ranges from $782,451 in Pleasant Hill to the lowest price of $21,002 in Pleasant Hill. There are 18 cities within Polk County, IA. Des Moines has 1761 recently sold homes, the highest number of recently sold properties in a single city. Recently sold homes and properties account for 2.57% of properties in Polk County, IA.

      Compare Nearby Cities

      Price
      $/Sqft
      Homes For Sale
      0
      0
      Polk County, IA
      $
      $

      Guide for Polk County, IA

      Foreclosure
      Iowa Foreclosure Laws
      Beautiful house in the country
      Foreclosure
      The 5 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Foreclosed Home
      Market Reports
      Moderate Fluctuations but Steady Property Sales Mark Tulsa’s Real Estate Scene
      Market Reports
      The State of Washington DC’s Real Estate Market in 2023-2024
      See More Articles
      Iowa Foreclosure Laws
      Foreclosure|posted 6 June 2013

      Iowa Foreclosure Laws

      Beautiful house in the country
      The 5 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Foreclosed Home
      Foreclosure|posted 16 February 2024

      Buying foreclosure homes can be tricky – here are the most common pitfalls to avoid

      Moderate Fluctuations but Steady Property Sales Mark Tulsa’s Real Estate Scene
      Market Reports|posted 16 February 2024

      The Tulsa real estate market showcases modest fluctuations in property values, with notable seasonal influences. Sold price per square foot remains fairly stable, and neighboring cities generally exhibit higher property values. While factors like economic conditions and local developments play a role, understanding this market requires deeper investigation.

      The State of Washington DC’s Real Estate Market in 2023-2024
      Market Reports|posted 16 February 2024

      The Washington DC real estate market from 2023-2024 underwent alternating trends with volatility in average property values and prices per square foot. Yet, an ascending movement in average sold prices and average sold prices per square foot emerged, along with a steady rise in the sales count, indicating a thriving market scenario.