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115 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA

Last updated November 15 at 12:22pm UTC
Station 121
121 Southeast 12th Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 12:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
Cityville on 9th
550 Southwest 9th Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 12:14pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,555
The Vue
922 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 12:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
The Maxwell
915 Mulberry St
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 12:03pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
Velocity
200 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 6:02am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
Weston Park Apartments
4200 Park Ave
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 4:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
The Ridges on 5th St
7201 Southeast 5th Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 4:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$726
Willow Park
6514 Chaffee Rd
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 4:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$725
Broadway Heights
4216 NE 50th St
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 12:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$945
Broadway Heights
4218 East 50th Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 15 at 6:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$945
Somerset Apartments
6620 Southeast 5th Street
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 14 at 10:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$775
Sutton Hill
2100 King Ave
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 14 at 10:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
Rosemont Place
2202 E Rose Ave
Des Moines, IA
Updated November 14 at 10:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$725

November 2018 Des Moines Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Des Moines Rent Report. Des Moines rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Des Moines rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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November 2018 Des Moines Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Des Moines Rent Report. Des Moines rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Des Moines rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Des Moines rents increased slightly over the past month

Des Moines rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, but are down slightly by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Des Moines stand at $650 for a one-bedroom apartment and $810 for a two-bedroom. Des Moines' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.1%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

Des Moines rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen slightly in Des Moines, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Des Moines is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Des Moines' median two-bedroom rent of $810 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 0.5% decline in Des Moines.
  • While rents in Des Moines fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.0%), Atlanta (+1.5%), and New York (+1.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Des Moines than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Des Moines.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.