Current Mortgage Rates in Ames, Iowa

Compare mortgage rates and fees for leading lenders in Ames, IA. Review free, personalized mortgage rates based on your specifc loan amount, program and other factors. Easily compare APRs, closing costs and monthly payments to find the lender offering the best mortgage rates in Ames.

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Mortgage Rates in Ames, IA as of August 5, 2020
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How Do Today's Ames, IA Mortgage Rates Compare?

August 5, 2020

The current average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage in Ames is A.AAA%, the rate for a 15 year fixed rate mortgage is B.BBB% and the rate for a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is C.CCC%

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How Affordable is Housing in Ames, Iowa?

Below we provide helpful information on the real estate market, home prices and housing affordability in Ames. Understand how much you need to earn to afford a home in Ames, including the mortgage you need to qualify for. Review the monthy payment so you can determine if owning a house in Ames fits your budget. This information is based on proprietary analysis you can only find on FREEandCLEAR and we offer it to help you decide if living in Ames is right for you.

The median home value for Ames, IA (Story County) is $217,661

Based on current mortgage rates and a 10% down payment, you need to make $39,173 per year to buy the median priced home in Ames

With this income, you could qualify for a $195,895 mortgage, assuming your monthly debt expense is reasonable

Based on this loan amount, the monthly mortgage payment required to buy the median priced home in Ames is $907

The median household income for Ames, IA (Story County) is $55,549

Based on this income, you can afford a home valued at approximately $308,650

The home price you can afford to buy based on household income in Ames is 142% of the median home value which means housing prices are average. Ames (Story County) ranks 98 out of 99 counties in Iowa and 2,642 out of 3,142 counties in the United States for housing affordability.

According to the FREEandCLEAR Housing Affordability Index, the housing market in Ames, IA is average


Loan Limits for Ames, Iowa

Mortgage limits affect your loan terms, mortgage program eligibility and what price home you can afford. Review the loan limits for Ames (Story County) below.

Conforming loan limits for Ames, IA

1 unit: $510,400
2 units: $653,550
3 units: $789,950
4 units: $981,700

FHA loan limits for Ames, IA

1 unit: $331,760
2 units: $424,800
3 units: $513,450
4 units: $638,100

VA loan limits for Ames, IA

1 unit: $510,400

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