Median prices declined in West Des Moines over last year, and are up 24.7 percent over 10 years, adjusted for inflation, according to fourth quarter sales data collected by BlockShopper.com.
From October to December, 279 homes sold in West Des Moines for a median price of $233,500. That's 0.4 percent lower than median home sale prices for the fourth quarter of 2017.
In the fourth quarter, there were no foreclosures in West Des Moines.
Median property tax for homeowners in West Des Moines was $3,478.20 in 2017 according to tax data from that year. That means homeowners pay 1.5 percent of their home's value in taxes.
Statewide, Iowa homeowners pay an effective property tax rate of 1.5 percent, according to a 2017 property tax analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, ranking it 13th among U.S. states and the District of Columbia.