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Analysis: Iowa's Linn County has 81st highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Iowa's Linn County was nearly 1,800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 43-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Cedar Rapids area has 46th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Cedar Rapids area was nearly 2,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a 181-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Iowa ranked No. 43 in average charitable giving

Iowa residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $4,818 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Iowa has 30th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Iowa posted the 30th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Iowa’s population rose 0.4% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Iowa’s population increased by 12,508, or 0.4 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Des Moines 70% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Des Moines is $170.43, 70 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Analysis: Home affordability in Polk County tanks

Polk County had the lowest home affordability index in Iowa in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Woodbury County has lowest home affordability in state

Woodbury County posted the lowest home affordability index in Iowa, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Woodbury among counties with worst home affordability

Woodbury County ranked No. 342 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Local Financial Services Professional Earns National Certification

Lynne Hager, First Vice President at American Trust & Savings Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) certification from the American Bankers Association.

NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Free Start Smart Workshop to be offered in Mason City

The NIACC Pappajohn Center and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business.

Q&A With Boone County Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director

Kurt Phillips believe that Boone County is poised for economic growth due to its proximity to transportation, agricultural, and educational resources.

Iowa farmers need open markets, not aid packages, anti-tariff coalition leader argues

President Donald Trump's administration's aid to farmers suffering in its trade war with much of the rest of the world is a fine gesture but not the right one, a long time Des Moines farmer said this week as a farming coalition announced a campaign to call attention to the pain that war is causing.

Omaha-Council Bluffs has top ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Iowa's largest MSAs

Among Iowa's most populous urban centers, Omaha-Council Bluffs posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

Des Moines area has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Iowa’s largest MSAs

Among Iowa’s most populous urban centers, the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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