Ames, Iowa 

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Housing in Ames, Iowa

The median home cost in Ames is $177,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 30.8%. Home Appreciation in Ames is up 2.3%. 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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Local Listings in Ames, IA
 $149,900 
415 11th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1010 SqFt
 $149,900 
415 11th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1010 SqFt
 $167,500 
1321 Wheeler St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 845 SqFt
 $184,900 
719 Garden Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 902 SqFt

HOUSING BY YEAR BUILT

  HOUSINGAmes, IowaUnited States
  Median Home Age3440
  Median Home Cost$186,700$219,700
  Home Appr. Last 12 months2.33%7.66%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.21.93%36.98%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.30.81%28.20%
  Property Tax Rate$15.30$11.78
  Property Taxes Paid$2,861$2,279
  Homes Owned37.59%56.01%
  Housing Vacant4.39%12.24%
  Homes Rented58.02%31.75%
  AVERAGE RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
  Average Rent$1,259$1,391
  Studio Apartment$673$821
  1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$763$930
  2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$923$1,148
  3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,255$1,537
  4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,538$1,791
  VACANT HOUSING
  Vacant For Rent1.09%2.10%
  Vacant Rented0.94%0.46%
  Vacant For Sale0.30%0.99%
  Vacant Sold0.14%0.48%
  Vacant Vacation0.49%4.03%
  Vacant Other1.45%4.17%
  VALUE OF OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING
  Less Than $20,0003.43%3.52%
  $20,000 to $39,9992.57%3.08%
  $40,000 to $59,9990.59%3.89%
  $60,000 to $79,9990.78%5.41%
  $80,000 to $99,9992.20%6.34%
  $100,000 to $149,99920.50%14.71%
  $150,000 to $199,99925.32%14.63%
  $200,000 to $299,99927.25%18.73%
  $300,000 to $399,99911.95%11.05%
  $400,000 to $499,9992.94%6.22%
  $500,000 to $749,9992.20%7.00%
  $750,000 to $999,9990.23%2.70%
  $1,000,000 to $1,499,9990.00%1.46%
  $1,500,000 to $1,999,9990.00%0.53%
  $2,000,000 and over0.05%0.75%
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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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    NEW LISTINGS IN AMES IA
    $149,900
    415 11th St
    Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

    $167,500
    1321 Wheeler St
    Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

    $184,900
    719 Garden Rd
    Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

    $184,900
    612 Jewel Dr
    Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

    $199,999
    1201 Curtiss Ave
    Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

    $175,900
    1309 Glendale Ave
    Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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