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    25 Best places for affordable homes

    Des Moines #2

    I'd like to know where those $105K homes are located.....



    25 best places for affordable homes - Des Moines, IA (2) - Money Magazine



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Des Moines #2

    I'd like to know where those $105K homes are located.....



    25 best places for affordable homes - Des Moines, IA (2) - Money Magazine

    The East Side!



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Valley Junction, Southside, eastside and Windser Heights.


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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    East and southside have 105k homes. The east side you can even turn it into a business by letting fair goers park in your lot.



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Umm. My house cost exactly 105K. And I live in WDM not far from Valley.

    Maybe some people are just better negotiators than the "experts" here.



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Yeah, this shouldn't be taken so literal. I'm sure they consider the suburbs in this as well and if you want to see plenty of $105k (town)homes, just turn your head and look west as you drive by Ankeny on I-35.



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    I actually doubt if they do count the suburbs. This shows $156,000.

    Home prices have fallen 7.6% over the past 12 months - Aug. 14, 2008



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    They dont count suburbs. You can see this as they only count the population of Des Moines to be 193,800.


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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I actually doubt if they do count the suburbs. This shows $156,000.

    Home prices have fallen 7.6% over the past 12 months - Aug. 14, 2008
    Sales my be down in DM but prices are up. In your link, DM ranked 8th in % increase this year out of the entire list.



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    They dont count suburbs. You can see this as they only count the population of Des Moines to be 193,800.
    You're right. My bad.



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'd like to know where those $105K homes are located.....
    On top of $50k lots all over town.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Umm. My house cost exactly 105K. And I live in WDM not far from Valley.

    Maybe some people are just better negotiators than the "experts" here.
    Did you buy it in 1979 or something?


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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    I know someone who bought a new 3 bedroom in Ankeny for $125,000

    Not surprised some of the older, smaller houses in DSM would be in the $105-115k range. There is less of a demand in live in Des Moines compared to WDSM and other suburbs. Population size in DSM is decreasing



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Did you buy it in 1979 or something?
    I just did a real estate search for DSM-only (not suburbs). When putting the max value at 110k, there are 512 homes that pop up for sale....



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    Re: 25 Best places for affordable homes

    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    I just did a real estate search for DSM-only (not suburbs). When putting the max value at 110k, there are 512 homes that pop up for sale....
    I just did the same thing but this time I added Grimes, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, Clive and West Des Moines and it only added 7 houses.



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