HOME SALES: Numbers Up In Des Moines Metro

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A new report shows Des Moines area home sales are up nearly 19-percent from last year and the price of homes also increased.

The Des Moines Association of Realtors says the average sale price in May went up four-percent to $165,000 from a year earlier. That’s the highest it’s been since 2007.

Pending sales in May climbed 23-percent from last year, and closed sales last month went up 28-percent from April.