The Greater Des Moines housing market is on pace to surpass 9,000 homes sold in 2012, the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors said Tuesday. "We are poised to have a very strong close to 2012 as we enter December," said Ken Clark, the association's president. In 2011, 7,877 homes were sold in Greater Des Moines. The association's latest report shows that 711 contracts were closed in November, which was up 120 from November 2011.