Hot homes: An elegant treehouse and a perfect summer spot

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Des Moines' housing market is still as hot as ever, even as prices continue to rise, according to Des Moines Area Association of Realtors.

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By the numbers: Despite historically low inventory, April's home sales still increased by 13% in comparison to April 2020, according to DMAAR.

  • Median home sale price: $244,358 — up from $215,000 last year.

  • Inventory: 1,755 homes were available last month — nearly 50% fewer than in April 2020.

If you're searching or just like looking, check out these properties.

33078 Fox Creek Dr., Waukee — $575,000

Why we love it: Live in your own extravagant treehouse right in the metro. Designed by famous Chicago architects Booth & Nagle — this home is nestled away on a 3-acre wooded property.

  • Neighborhood: 10 minutes away from Jordan Creek Town Center

  • Specs: 3 beds, 4 baths, 3,088 square feet

  • Features: Mid-century modern design and huge windows with gorgeous views

  • Realtor: Suzana Dobrosavljevic, RE/MAX Concepts

A sitting room at 33078 Fox Creek Dr, Waukee. Photo courtesy of Suzana Dobrosavljevic.

The interior of 33078 Fox Creek Dr, Waukee. Photo courtesy of Suzana Dobrosavljevic.

7113 Douglas Ave, Urbandale — $330,000

Why we love it: It's the home of our dreams this summer. There's a huge pool, large pergola and the inside is spacious and perfect for hosting friends.

  • Neighborhood: 5 minute drive from Merle Hay Mall

  • Specs: 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,730 square feet

  • Features: Master bedroom with a fireplace, large bay windows and your very own sauna

  • Realtor: Joe Carroll, Pennie Carroll & Associates

The exterior of 7113 Douglas Ave, Urbandale. Photo courtesy of Joe Carroll.

The backyard of 7113 Douglas Ave, Urbandale. Photo courtesy of Joe Carroll.

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