DSM’s housing market

October 28, 2008 —

Yesterday the Today Show had a piece on the top 5 housing markets in the U.S. and that list included Des Moines. Yay! Go us!

The analyst picked great cities where you can make money in the housing market. They called it a friendly city great for young families with a housing market up 6%. That should be re-assuring if you’re thinking of applying at DMU and would want to buy a house here. Our rental market is also quite healthy and diverse so buying isn’t your only option, of course.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.