HOME SALES: Metro Sales Remain Strong

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The Des Moines Area Association of Realtors says Metro home sales remain strong.

Traditionally, September home sales are slow, as families focus on going back to school.  But that’s not the case this year.

The association says pending sales in September outpaced sales during the same period last year by more than 17-percent.  That’s about 1,055.

Homes are also selling a couple days faster, and buyers closed on more than 1,600 with a purchase price of more than half a million dollars.