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1215 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50314


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4 Bedrooms
2 Full Baths
1,788 SqFt
Schools Nearby


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1215 Forest Ave, Des Moines$245,000

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Property Highlights

Home TypeOther
Year Built1920
HeatingForced Air, Natural Gas
CoolingWindow Unit(s)
MLS #695334
Lot Size0.15 Acres

About 1215 Forest Ave

Come see this good investments duplex, with 2 big size bedrooms, 1bath, kitchen and living room on each unit. there are a lot of updates on this house. Clean Basement and Painted, with enough space to store your stuff, New roof, paint inside and outside, new floors, new lights, new shared Parking for more then 10 cars with the tenants at 1217 forest ave they are new because they were done in 2022. gross income at the moment is $1900, but normal rent can be $2200 gross, $1200 per unit. This property can also be negotiated together in one price with the lot at 1221 Forest Ave. Send your offers and seller will take a look at it.. Please allow 2hr notice when requesting for a showing. Currently has a rental Certificate for about 2years. Listing Agent has interest in the Property. Please send all your offers to penuelinvestments@gmail.com

Property Details

Property Features

Property Information:

  • Architectural Style: Two Story
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Stories: 2
  • Living Area: 1,788 SqFt

Listing Office:

  • Office Name: Realty ONE Group Impact
  • Office Phone: (515) 822-6866
  • Listing Agent: Patrick Pena

Interior Features

Interior Information:

  • Appliances: Refrigerator, Stove
  • Basement: Yes
  • Flooring Type: Carpet, Vinyl

Bedroom and Bathroom Information:

  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Total Bedroom Count: 4

Lot Features

Lot Information:

  • Lot Size: 0.15 Acres


Utilities Information:

  • Heating: Forced Air, Natural Gas
  • Cooling: Window Unit(s)

School Info

Assigned Schools Information:

  • North High School, Public District Grades 9-12
  • Moulton Elementary School, Public District Grades PK-8
  • Harding Middle School, Public District Grades 6-8
  • Cowles Elementary School, Public District Grades PK-8


Directions Information:

  • Directions: Going East on University, turn left on 13th St go down to forest ave and the house will be on your left side

Price Information

Listing Price Info

Price Summary:

  • List Price: $245,000
  • Price Per SqFt: $137/SqFt

Tax Information:

  • Annual Amount: $1,952
  • Tax Year: 2021
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1215 Forest Ave vs Des Moines


-21 Days


+$35K More


-$49 Less


This property is $35K more than the Median Sold Price and $49/SqFt less than other homes in Des Moines, IA.

Based on homes sold in the last 12 months

MLS Details

MLS Information:

  • MLS Name: DMAAR
  • MLS Number: #695334

Listing Office:

  • Office Name: Realty ONE Group Impact
  • Office Phone: (515) 822-6866
  • Listing Agent: Patrick Pena

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Property Sales & Tax

Listing History

Aug 28, 2020Home Sold
Sep 27, 2018Home Sold

Tax History


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Schools Nearby

The school rating is a score out of 10, where 10 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. Assigned schools have a bold outline.

Middle School

  • Moulton Elementary School

  • 1541 8th St

  • 0.38 miles

  • Public District Grades PK-8

  • Harding Middle School

  • 203 E Euclid Ave

  • 1.83 miles

  • Public District Grades 6-8

  • Cowles Elementary School

  • 6401 College Ave

  • 3.70 miles

  • Public District Grades PK-8

High School

  • North High School

  • 501 Holcomb Ave

  • 1.08 miles

  • Public District Grades 9-12


What Are The Neighbors Like?

The neighbors living near this home have an average income of $24,222. The most common annual income of people living in Des Moines, IA is less than $35k. Typical family type is single, no kids. Typical level of education for residents in this area is high school diploma.

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Frequently Asked Questions About 1215 Forest Ave

What is the listing price of this property?

The listing price of 1215 Forest Ave property is $245,000.

What type of property is this?

The property 1215 Forest Ave is a house located in Des Moines, Iowa, 50314.

Is this property for sale now?

Active Listing: 1215 Forest Ave is For Sale (Active/New) which means the seller is accepting offers.

What are the assigned schools for this property?

The assigned schools for 1215 Forest Ave are:
Moulton Elementary School: GreatSchools Rating 3/10
Harding Middle School: GreatSchools Rating 1/10
Cowles Elementary School: GreatSchools Rating 9/10
North High School: GreatSchools Rating 3/10

What is the annual property tax for this property?

According to the records, the last property tax for 2021 is $1,952 (source: MLS/based on county public records data).

When was this property sold last time and for how much?

The last sale was on August 28, 2020 for $233,000. (source: MLS/tax record).

How many bedrooms and bathrooms does this property have?

The property at 1215 Forest Ave has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

What is the square footage of this property?

The property 1215 Forest Ave is 1,788 SqFt (source: MLS/tax record).

Which year was this property built?

The year of construction for 1215 Forest Ave is 1920.

Rocket HomesIowaPolk CountyDes Moines503141215 Forest Ave

This home is located at 1215 Forest Ave in Des Moines, IA and zip code 50314 in the King Irving neighborhood. This 1,788 square foot home, which was built in 1920, sits on a 0.15 acre lot. Features: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. It has been listed on Rocket Homes since May 16, 2024 and is currently priced at $245,000.

Over 55 listings were sold over their listed price in April 2024 in Des Moines, IA. In the same period over 124 listings were sold below the listed price and 76 listings were sold for the listed price. The inventory of homes for sale in Des Moines, IA between March 2024 and April 2024 increased by 0.1%. While the average time on the market in April 2024 was 32 days, the median list price was $209,944.

From Rocket Homes Real Estate and based on county public records data.

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