Housing in Oelwein

Real Estate


Oelwein has a lot to offer in Real Estate. Professional REALTORS are dedicated to making Oelwein the best it can be and they are ready to be of service to you.

* Wide selection for first time home buyer
* Exclusive design homes and condos
* Traditional homes
* Modern designs
* Selection of rental homes and apartments
* Development land for the investor

See our Member Directory and Choose a Category: Realtors, Rentals, Professionals or Housing.

Northeast Iowa Multiple Listing Service


Fayette County Local Housing Fund


The Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund will assist individuals, community organizations, non-profit and for-profit developers in rehabilitation and repair projects that improve the condition of both rental and owner occupied affordable housing in Fayette County.

Projects and activities funded must serve Fayette County households with incomes less than 80% of the statewide median family income. At least 30% of the distributions will be used to benefit extremely low income households (households with less than 30% of the statewide median family income).

See our brochure for more information and feel free to contact our office for any questions you may have at 1-800-477-5073.



New Housing Incentives


City of Oelwein

To be announced soon.

Fayette County


Click here to find out about the Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund.

Fayette County is a certified Enterprise Zone that allows developers additional benefits to qualified projects. Developers and contractors either building or rehabilitating housing may be eligible to receive:

  • Refund of state sales, service or use taxes paid during construction
  • Investment Tax Credit up to 10% of investment directly related to construction or rehabilitation on the first $140,000 of value for each home or unit. This credit may be carried forward up to seven years.

Projects must meet Eligibility Requirements established by the City of Oelwein and/or Fayette County Enterprise Zone Commission. Prior approval must be determined prior to construction. This is for information use only.

Call 319-283-1105 to find out how to apply for benefits.


The Trees Forever Program


The program will provide two free trees (of your choice) as an added benefit for any new house built within city limits. Contact City Hall at 319-283-5440 for more information.



Lending Institutions


Oelwein has numerous lending institutions that can handle your financing and help you through the application process. The friendly and experienced lending officers can often make local decisions, faster loan approvals and competitive interest rates. Contact a local lending institution of your choice.

See our Member Directory and choose a Category: Banks, Insurance/Investments or Professional.

Oelwein Chamber

Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there.

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