Intrepid statistics sleuth Les Sulgrove has crunched the Greater Des Moines house sales numbers and declared 2013 a stellar year. Sulgrove, a real estate agent for Keller Williams Greater Des Moines, is a reliable source for sales stats, and he has predicted that several records will be broken this year. In his most recent newsletter, Sulgrove reports that so far this year, 10,037 houses have been sold, the most since 2007, when 10,236 were sold. He says that agents are on track to close 10,500 transactions this year.