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Sunday, April 17, 2016

StoneHouse, Foodshed Farms partner for Arkansas-grown menu | Times Record

StoneHouse, Foodshed Farms partner for Arkansas-grown menu | Times Record: By John Lovett
Times Record • jlovett@swtimes.com
StoneHouse at Chaffee Crossing recently became the first Fort Smith restaurant to ink a deal with Foodshed Farms Cooperative for more organic Arkansas grown produce and meats.

Foodshed Farms is a farmer-owned cooperative created to increase access to fresh, local food while supporting the livelihoods of small-scale Arkansas farmers.

Ben Maddox, general manager for Foodshed, said the Little Rock-based cooperative has farmers in Mansfield and Paris, in addition to locations all over the Natural State. StoneHouse executive chef Memo Vaca said they also work with a farm in Rudy.

Chinese investors expected to buy more Canadian real estate in 2016

Chinese investors expected to buy more Canadian real estate in 2016: Chinese investors are getting hungrier for real estate in Canada, where foreign demand has fueled record price gains and made million-dollar homes the norm in cities such as Vancouver.

Inquiries for Canadian homes on�Juwai.com,�a property search engine that lists real estate around the world for Chinese buyers, jumped 134 per cent�in the first quarter from a year earlier, according to the Shanghai-based company. The figure tracks the total number of queries sent to the agent, developer, or seller of a Canadian property listed on the website.

Virtual reality provides real estate tool of the future

Virtual reality provides real estate tool of the future: Realtor Gary Ashton�might have been sitting�in�his office near downtown Nashville, but thanks to the virtual-reality headset strapped to his face, his eyes were telling�him he was walking through�a house....

Could the San Francisco real estate market finally be slowing down? - MarketWatch

Could the San Francisco real estate market finally be slowing down? - MarketWatch: That sound you hear may be some air finally escaping from the inflated San Francisco real estate market.

Home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area fell by 1.8% year-over-year in March, the first such drop in four years, according to Redfin , a Seattle-based real estate brokerage. “For years, San Francisco has been one of — if not the most — competitive markets in the country,” said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “Now we are seeing this white-hot market start to cool and contract,” she said. Richardson noted that the share of Redfin properties facing multiple offers by buyers dropped to 77% in March from 94% compared to a year ago, Richardson added. “This suggests that the price drop is not about inventory, it’s about buyers fed up with high Bay Area prices and crazy competition,” she said.