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Friday, November 13, 2015

Is U.S. Real Estate In A Bubble? - Bloomberg Business

Is U.S. Real Estate In A Bubble? - Bloomberg Business: Investor and Philanthropist Jeff Greene examines the presidential candidates and the U.S. real estate market. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu, Joe Weisenthal and Alix Steel on “What’d You Miss?” (Source: Bloomberg)

Community Centers Revolutionize Healthcare Real Estate - Commercial Real Estate

Community Centers Revolutionize Healthcare Real Estate - Commercial Real Estate: Imagine you go to the beach, get tossed around in the waves and end up with a shoulder that’s out of whack. Medical help in the past meant lots of appointments with various doctors and radiologists and waiting around for a diagnosis. But this type of health problem is now solved in one health facility, within a few hours, down the street from your home or office, says Saint Agnes Hospital SVP Bill Greskovich�(holding the mic). Healthcare is largely being driven by consumer demand to have convenience and urgency, as well as amenities like being able to�control the music in the exam room and Internet stations, says CallisonRTKL senior associate VP Eric Dinges (left). Saint Agnes modernized its campus to include 40k SF of tightly standardized clinical space and wraparound services like imaging and lab work.�

Anticipate Minor Acreage Shifts | Agweb.com

Anticipate Minor Acreage Shifts | Agweb.com: For a second year, tight margins could delay planting decisions

Planted acreage informs your marketing decisions. It gives you a read on relative supply to potential demand. It tips the market’s hand to reveal what you might do to be more competitive.�

Yet unless fundamentals for major row crops such as corn and soybeans change—which experts acknowledge could happen—acreage might not shift as much in 2016 as it has in the recent past. That means producers will need to pay even more attention than in 2015 to issues such as agronomy, input purchasing, commodity futures and global production to decide what to plant.

Fed Banks Report Weaker Farmland Demand Declines in Credit Conditions | Agweb.com

Fed Banks Report Weaker Farmland Demand Declines in Credit Conditions | Agweb.com: Cropland values are weaker as credit conditions decline, report the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and St. Louis. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reports a more mixed view on farmland values with "good" agriculture farmland rated as steady with a year ago. The Kansas City bank reports the value of nonirrigated cropland across its district rose a scant 0.4% through the end of September compared to a year year while the value of irrigated cropland dipped nearly 1%. The value of ranchland, however, rose about 7.5% on an annual basis.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mixed with soybean futures leading the decline. Overnight volume was very light. Outside markets quiet before the storm of reports at 7:30.

Strong end-user buying continues to provide good support on breaks and farmer selling is at a standstill at these levels. This stand-off is keeping the grain markets in a trading range with light volume. Processors and end-users continue to raise basis bids to entice sellers, however, a futures rally is needed to move grain. With harvest complete in most areas, farmers have found storage for the crop and yearend tax adjusting will determine further sales pace over the next few weeks.

The Friendly El Niño - The Weather Whisperer

If you are going to have a friend on your side, it’s nice to have a big, strong one. With more than 19 million square miles of heated water, the El Niño is the American farmer’s biggest friend. With temperatures averaging 3°F (1.7°C) warmer than average – this year’s event is strong. As the harvest reports pour in, it is obvious that this big, strong friend has been an enormous help to this year’s corn and soy crop.