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WalletHub: Iowa, Minnesota among highest tax burdens

Iowans and Minnesotans face among the top 10 highest tax burdens in the nation, according to a report from WalletHub. The WalletHub report, released March...
Iowa's employers are finding it difficult to hire employees. CREDIT PEXELS

Report: Iowa hiring struggles fifth-worst in the U.S.

Iowa employers’ hiring struggles are the fifth-worst in the nation, according to a report published by WalletHub. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans lost...
Solar energy generating certificates

IUB to reconsider Duane Arnold solar project application

An Alliant Energy subsidiary might still receive the Iowa Utilities Board’s approval for advance ratemaking principles for two utility-scale solar facilities near the former...
Home sales affordabiity declines

Report: U.S. home prices continue to soften in September

Home prices slowed in September as higher mortgage rates continued to weaken demand, according to a leading measure of U.S. single-family home prices. S&P CoreLogic...
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Tentative deal reached to avoid national rail strike

By J.D. Davidson | The Center Square The freight railroad industry reached a tentative deal with rail worker unions Thursday morning, Sept. 15 to avoid...

Iowa Department of Revenue announces changes to property tax rollback

The Iowa Department of Revenue has announced the fiscal year 2023 adjustments in percentage of property valuation that can be taxed. The property taxes will...

Iowa residents among most likely in nation to own their own homes

Homeownership is a longstanding aspiration for millions of Americans. According to a Gallup poll, more than nine in every 10 American investors consider owning...

Iowa’s average mortgage debt among lowest in nation

The COVID-19 pandemic fueled a surge in demand among homebuyers that is only now beginning to show signs of slowing. This historic demand coincided...
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Iowa experiences second-lowest home equity gains in nation

Compared with other states, Iowa experienced the second-smallest gain in home equity from the second quarter of 2020 as of June 2021, CoreLogic reported...

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