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Marne, Iowa

The Town: A dramatic decline in the number of small, family-owned farms in and around this southwestern Iowa town has left it with just 149 residents. But we're betting Marne will snag a few more residents thanks to its willingness to give away some beautiful grassy lots with plenty of mature shade trees.

The Deal: Right now, there are just a few lots available. Those interested simply have to submit a proposed floor plan for their house—no trailers, please. You might even qualify for down-payment assistance for your home's construction costs.

For more information, call 712-781-2351. Or visit the town's website at
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