August Home Prices Up 13.3%, Sales Sales Down

August’s home prices were up 13.3 percent and sales decreased 23.3 percent according to the Housing Trends by the Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR). 

3,802 homes sold in August 2022. In August 2021, 4,956 properties were sold. For the first eight months of 2022, Iowa has experienced a 10.4 percent decline in sales compared to the same period in 2021. 

The median sales price for August 2022 was $229,900 compared to $203,000 in August of last year. 

The number of homes available for sale continue to increase after record low numbers this Spring. Our inventory of homes was 20.3 percent lower than in August 2021 with 7,510 homes on the market statewide.  

Homes continue to sell quickly. August saw an average of 27 days on the market. That is almost 13 percent faster than August of last year. 

“Home sales typically start to slow in August with families finishing up vacations, so many Iowans attending the state fair and school starting up. After a summer of inflation and higher interest rates, many experts, including NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, believe the worst of inflation may be over. Price growth is expected to moderate in the future as the market shifts in a more buyer-friendly direction,” stated IAR President Byron Menke.

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The information used to create the IAR August Housing Trends Report was current as of September 15. The information is subject to change due to the dynamic nature of the IAR’s housing statistics system, which is based on data from the local participating MLS (multiple listing service) systems.

The term Realtor® is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who follow a strict Code of Ethics as members of the National Association of REALTORS®.

The Iowa Association of Realtors® is the state’s largest real estate professional organization representing over 8,000 members and affiliates. The IAR releases a Housing Trends Report each month.

For more information, please contact Mark Gavin, Director of Communications at the Iowa Association of REALTORS® - or 515-309-9345.

Sources: National Association of REALTORS®, Iowa Association of REALTORS®, Data from Multiple Listing Services in Iowa, and ShowingTime.

Iowa Association of REALTORS

This article was written as a collaboration of IAR Staff members or invited subject matter experts.

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