Standard wisdom is that big city homes are expensive and generally induce sticker shock. In Mid Iowa, housing is both affordable and available. Here is just one example: Mark Debner, a 15-year employee as a bus driver in an Arizona city, moved last month to work in Mid Iowa and is buying a home. He’s picking up 850 more square feet of house, doubling the size of his yard and paying 30 percent less than what he thought.

In Mid Iowa, available housing prices average around $76,000, new construction costs are lower than both the state and national average and you’ll be able to afford a home.

Median Housing Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units (Dollars):

Iowa $121,300
U.S. $186,200
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey

Calhoun County

Calhoun County offers an array of affordable housing options from rentals to home ownership to senior living in many different styles and price ranges. Our communities provide peaceful living at an affordable price.

Hamilton County

Hamilton County has both affordable and move up housing, and homeownership can be assisted by a number of community programs and foundations. For more information, please contact the local economic developers for Hamilton County and Webster City.

Hardin County

The average median home value in Hardin County is $88,800. In Iowa Falls, 65% of the homes are valued between $50,000 and $149,999 with another 16% valued between $150,000 and $200,000. Significant-sized areas are available within Iowa Falls for future housing developments from multi-family to single family homes. 

Humboldt County

Humboldt is home to several new housing additions and housing options that are sure to meet almost any need. From existing homes to new construction, Humboldt is a community that stretches your housing dollar and is sure to provide a high value for low cost.

Kossuth County

Kossuth County offers Midwestern living at its best with tree-lined streets, green spaces, city parks and affordable homes of all types and sizes. Different styles of homes abound-quaint bungalows, traditional ranch-style family homes, historic Victorian residences and growing developments featuring the best in new construction. Apartments, condominiums and assisted living quarters are also available.

Palo Alto County

Palo Alto County offers Midwestern living at its best with tree-lined streets, green spaces, city parks and affordable homes of all types and sizes. the median home cost in Palo Alto County is $74,500. Different styles of homes abound-quaint bungalows, traditional ranch-style family homes, historic Victorian residences and growing developments featuring the best in new construction. Apartments, condominiums and assisted living quarters are also available.

Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County has housing available at many price levels as well as housing development lots for individuals looking to build their dream home. Available home listings are located here.

Webster County

The housing market in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area provide affordable choices to meet a wide range of needs, from apartments, starter homes to larger single-family dwellings, upscale executive options to retirement residences.  Diverse neighborhoods, varied architectural styles, new subdivisions or wide open country spaces and prices significantly lower than the national average, this region is the perfect place to call home.  In addition, the City of Fort Dodge offers citywide tax abatement on the first $75,000 of added value for new and rehabilitated housing.

Wright County

Median housing value in Wright County at the last census was $75,434 up from $54,800 in 2000. Average rents are $375 to $650 per month. New construction costs are lower than both the state and national averages.