soldIn the latest sign that Iowa’s economy is beginning to recover, homes sales in Iowa surged 4% last quarter over the beginning of the year.  The report, which was produced by the National Association of Realtors, also said the Quad Cities area (Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island & Moline) led the nation with a 30% increase in the median price of homes sold.

Iowa is one of just nine states that have increased home sales over last year, at 1.6%.