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Remote Ozarks County Sees Real Estate Rush

So much property in Newton County has sold during the pandemic, that once-affordable land prices have soared. Buyers include couples and familes relocating from crowded urban centers and climate catastrophe zones to carve out new lives on the Ozarks. But others are investors buying up land to develop or market as short-term vacation rentals. We query officials, businesses, locals and newcomers about what the changes portend.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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