Is Story County, IA a buyer’s or seller’s market?

Housing Market Conditions



Gauge showing Story County is a seller's market


Difference Since February 2022

At the same time last year, Story County was a Neutral Market.

Key Takeaway

Story County is a Sellers Housing Market, which means prices tend to be higher and homes sell faster.

How much do homes in Story County, IA cost?

Median Sold Price



Based on all homes sold in the last 12 months.

Difference Since February 2022


Key Takeaway

Homes in Story County have sold for 3.9% more than they did a year ago.

Median Sold Price By Bedroom Count

# BEDSFeb 2022Feb 2023%
1 $125K$109.5K
2 $165K$180K
3 $221.2K$235K
4 $298.9K$330K
5+ $407.7K$449.9K

Median Sold Price Compared To Nearby Counties

Boone County
Polk County
Story County

How many homes are available in Story County, IA?

Number of Homes For Sale

Jan 2023Feb 2023%

Homes For Sale By Bedroom Count

# BEDSJan 2023Feb 2023%
1 10
2 2214
3 5051
4 4444
5+ 1417

Number of Homes Sold

Jan 2023Feb 2023%

Asking Price vs. Sold Price

14 Homes Were Sold
Under Asking

5 Homes Were Sold
At Asking

4 Homes Were Sold
Over Asking

Asking vs Sold - buyer

Key Takeaway

If you're buying a home in Story County, you may be able to get a good deal. 60.9% of homes here sold below asking price last month.

Average Sale Time

Feb 2022Feb 2023%
27 Days18 Days-34.0%

Breakdown of Home Sale Times

18 Homes Were Sold
Under 30 Days

5 Homes Were Sold
In 30 - 90 Days

0 Homes Were Sold
Over 90 Days

Breakdown of Home Sale Times

Key Takeaway

Many homes in Story County are selling fast, if you're buying plan to act quickly.

Housing Market Reports are calculated by Rocket Homes Real Estate and based on information from the MLS.

About Story County, IA

Story County, IA has 126 homes for sale to choose from. The number of homes for sale in Story County, IA decreased by 3.8% between January 2023 and February 2023. While the average time on the market in February 2023 was 18 days, the median list price was $254,818. Between January 2023 and February 2023, listing prices of homes in this real estate market have seen the following changes: 1 bedroom properties prices decreased by 12.4%, the cost of 2 bedrooms properties went up by 9.1%, 3 bedrooms properties prices increased by 6.2%, 4 bedrooms properties prices increased by 10.4%, 5 bedrooms properties became 10.3% more expensive. The following changes in the number of homes for sale were observed in this housing market: 1 bedroom homes inventory decreased by 100%, number of 2 bedrooms homes decreased by 36.4%, 3 bedrooms homes inventory increased by 2%, 4 bedrooms homes did not move, 5 bedrooms homes became 21.4% more available. While more than 4 listings in Story County, IA in February 2023 were sold above asking price, there were more than 5 listings sold at asking price, and more than 14 were sold below.

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