Want to put down roots in a different city in Iowa and earn some extra cash?

Technically you'll need to buy a house there too, but this is a pretty sweet incentive.

City leaders in Marshalltown, Iowa say they'll pay you to move there and buy a new home. The Chamber of Commerce in Marshalltown is calling the incentive the 'Make Marshalltown Home' program.

According to KCCI in Des Moines, if you take the deal you'll get $10,000 to buy a newly built home in the city if the home has a construction value of at least $180,000.

The incentive starts on July 1.

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Marshalltown is only 150 miles west of the Quad Cities, so you're not very far from friends and family if you choose to move there. The city has a population of about 27,000 and according to their Wikipedia page, they have an abundance of parks and trails.

I think the town must have a good sense of humor too because one of the FAQs on the city webpage addresses the question, "Can horses eat fire hydrants?" to which the reply is, 'Absolutely not. I would fear the horse that could." You have to love a city who doesn't take itself too seriously. 

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