Housing in Ames, Iowa

The median home cost in Ames is $177,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 34.4%. It's a good time to buy in Ames. Home Appreciation is up 9.1%. Browse Ames Real Estate

Average Age of Homes
- The median age of Ames real estate is 32 years old
The Rental Market in Ames
- Renters make up 56.3% of the Ames population
- 3.7% of houses and apartments in Ames, are unoccupied (vacancy rate)
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HOUSING BY YEAR BUILT

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  HOUSINGAmes, IowaUnited States
  Median Home Age3237
  Median Home Cost$177,100$216,200
  Home Appr. Last 12 months9.10%6.77%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.27.22%31.12%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.34.44%11.41%
  Property Tax Rate$15.34$11.89
  Homes Owned39.98%56.34%
  Housing Vacant3.74%12.45%
  Homes Rented56.28%31.21%
  AVERAGE RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
  Studio Apartment$610$890
  1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$810$990
  2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,080$1,240
  3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,530$1,660
  4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,960$1,910
  VACANT HOUSING
  Vacant For Rent0.60%2.34%
  Vacant Rented0.25%0.46%
  Vacant For Sale0.40%1.20%
  Vacant Sold0.00%0.46%
  Vacant Vacation0.65%3.97%
  Vacant Other1.85%4.02%
  VALUE OF OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING
  Less Than $20,0004.90%4.57%
  $20,000 to $39,9991.66%3.37%
  $40,000 to $59,9990.40%4.19%
  $60,000 to $79,9990.82%5.74%
  $80,000 to $99,9993.55%6.79%
  $100,000 to $149,99922.80%15.19%
  $150,000 to $199,99929.53%14.69%
  $200,000 to $299,99925.99%18.15%
  $300,000 to $399,9997.47%10.43%
  $400,000 to $499,9991.60%5.70%
  $500,000 to $749,9991.07%6.39%
  $750,000 to $999,9990.09%2.41%
  $1,000,000 or more0.12%2.39%
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    Reviews for Ames    12 Reviews
    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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