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The median home value in Ames, Iowa, is $187,250. Home appreciation is 14.40% over the last 10 years. The median age of Ames, Iowa, real estate is 32 years.

Ames, Iowa Apartments and Rentals

Renters make up 56.28% of the Ames, Iowa, population. 3.74% of houses and apartments in Ames, Iowa, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

  HOUSINGAmes, IowaUnited States
  Median Home Age  3237
  Median Home Cost  $187,250$185,800
  Home Appr. Last 12 months  3.46%3.74%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.  12.27%16.02%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.  14.40%-0.68%
  Property Tax Rate  $15.06$11.80
  Homes Owned  39.98%56.34%
  Housing Vacant  3.74%12.45%
  Homes Rented  56.28%31.21%
  Studio Apartment  $515$712
  1 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $643$825
  2 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $783$1,027
  3 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,095$1,379
  4 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,303$1,601
  Vacant For Rent  0.60%2.34%
  Vacant Rented  0.25%0.46%
  Vacant For Sale  0.40%1.20%
  Vacant Sold  0.00%0.46%
  Vacant Vacation  0.65%3.97%
  Vacant Other  1.85%4.02%
  Less Than $20,000  4.90%4.57%
  $20,000 to $39,999  1.66%3.37%
  $40,000 to $59,999  0.40%4.19%
  $60,000 to $79,999  0.82%5.74%
  $80,000 to $99,999  3.55%6.79%
  $100,000 to $149,999  22.80%15.19%
  $150,000 to $199,999  29.53%14.69%
  $200,000 to $299,999  25.99%18.15%
  $300,000 to $399,999  7.47%10.43%
  $400,000 to $499,999  1.60%5.70%
  $500,000 to $749,999  1.07%6.39%
  $750,000 to $999,999  0.09%2.41%
  $1,000,000 or more  0.12%2.39%

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From California to Iowa - 9/30/2012
Hello, I am in San Jose Ca, but am seriously thinking of moving somewhere much slower for a better quality of living. I've just turned 59, so I'm kinda preparing for... (Read More)

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Good and Bad - 2/5/2012
Like every other city Ames has both good and bad points. The good points are: low cost of living, very friendly people, lots of outdoor activities and quite a few events... (Read More)

Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa - 12/18/2010
Ames enjoys a high quality of life at a very affordable cost, substantially lower than many other communities. The presence of Iowa State University, a large (28,000... (Read More)

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