Trees clean the air we breathe and help keep the ground we live on from washing away beneath our feet and homes. They also minimize the “urban heat island effect” by preventing rooftops and concrete walks and roads from heating up entire neighborhoods.
The number of vacant homes in Iowa's Polk County was nearly 1,800 in the third quarter of 2018, a one-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.
Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.