Above, you will see a summary of real estate in Ames, IA. On average, homes in Ames, IA cost $176,500, a value that is 33% higher than the average in Iowa. In general terms, this results in Ames, IA real estate being less affordable than Iowa real estate. On average, people who rent houses in Ames, IA pay $835; this value is 17% higher than the average amount renters pay in Iowa. 40.3% of Ames, IA residents own their own homes and, on average, each of the homes has 2.3 occupants. Ames, IA real estate features a range of homes, which include everthing from large houses to small condos to stacked townhomes. Accessing real estate listings and homes that are up for sale in Ames, IA is easy because in our search area shown above, we categorize real estate and homes based on location, price, and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.