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Cedar Falls, IA Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Cedar Falls, IA Housing Market Trends

With a population of 40,713, 15,157 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $228,020, Cedar Falls real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Cedar Falls, accounting for 63.07% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Cedar Falls include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.08%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.62%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.60%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Cedar Falls are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.60% owning and 41.40% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Cedar Falls built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Cedar Falls built between 1940-1969 ( 32.25%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 22.21%). There's also some housing in Cedar Falls built before 1939 ( 11.53%).

Cedar Falls Home Appreciation Rates

Some of the lowest real estate appreciation rates in America over the last ten years have been in Cedar Falls, where house values have increased just 23.73%, which is annualized rate of 2.15%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.

Over the last year, Cedar Falls appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Cedar Falls's appreciation rate has been 4.16%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Cedar Falls were at 2.53%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.52%.

Relative to Iowa, our data show that Cedar Falls's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Iowa.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Cedar Falls differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Cedar Falls - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Cedar Falls real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$228,020

Cedar Falls, IA HOME PRICES

> $1,132,000
$849,001 - $1,132,000
$566,001 - $849,000
$453,001 - $566,000
$340,001 - $453,000
$226,001 - $340,000
$113,001 - $226,000
$57,001 - $113,000
$0 - $57,000
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
2.0%
2.0%
2.8%
2.8%
13.2%
13.2%
27.6%
27.6%
46.0%
46.0%
3.8%
3.8%
4.2%
4.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

High for IA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
15,157

Cedar Falls Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
IA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2022 Q1 - 2022 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2021 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2020 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2022 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2022 Q2
61.69% 2.16%
1
1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,407 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
58.6%
58.6%
41.4%
41.4%
6.0%
6.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
22.2%
22.2%
34.0%
34.0%
32.2%
32.2%
11.5%
11.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
63.1%
63.1%
5.6%
5.6%
8.6%
8.6%
19.1%
19.1%
3.6%
3.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
1.9%
1.9%
8.5%
8.5%
26.9%
26.9%
31.7%
31.7%
24.0%
24.0%
6.9%
6.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES