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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Kids Raised on Farms Are Healthier in Two Important Ways

Kids Raised on Farms Are Healthier in Two Important Ways: Scientists have long speculated that the “dirtier” the environment we grow up in—with lots of germs from different people and even animals—the better off our immune system and physical health ultimately will be. A new study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science provides early evidence that a dirty world might even be better for our mental health, too.

Strong Income and Appreciation Boost Farmland Returns | Pork Business

Strong Income and Appreciation Boost Farmland Returns | Pork Business: The total return from farmland owned by pension funds rose during the first quarter of 2018, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). The NCREIF index shows the total return for the first quarter was 1.32%, down from 2.93% last quarter, but up from 0.49% in the first quarter of 2017. The quarterly total return was composed of a 0.51% income return and appreciation of 0.81%.

No surprises: Seattle one of best cities to be a real estate agent - seattlepi.com

No surprises: Seattle one of best cities to be a real estate agent - seattlepi.com: Photo: Noel Hendrickson, Getty/Blend Images
IMAGE 2 OF 2015. Boston, Massachusetts'Job opportunity and competition' rank: 7
Market health rank: 91IMAGE 1 OF 20 WalletHub found that Seattle ranked among the top cities for real estate agents. Click through to see the top 15 cities.
If the unending boom of Seattle's real estate market has made you think more than once about becoming an agent yourself, you're probably wise.

A new ranking from financial data site WalletHub put Seattle near the top of the heap among the best places to be a real estate agent.

For anyone who's bought or sold a house in the area recently, that should be a surprise. Seattle's median sale price rose to more than $736,000 in March, according to data from Zillow. And demand for housing remained stunningly high.

Indeed.com put the average annual salary for agents in Seattle at more than $92,000, about 22 percent higher than the national average.

Commercial real estate evolving on a daily basis | Real Estate | clevelandjewishnews.com

Commercial real estate evolving on a daily basis | Real Estate | clevelandjewishnews.com: The commercial real estate market changes almost on a daily basis and many reasons exist to why.

According to David Leb, sales associate at Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate in Independence, and Scott Simon, president of North Pointe Realty in Mayfield Heights, the market can change for a number of reasons.

Going Global With Real Estate ETFs | Benzinga

Going Global With Real Estate ETFs | Benzinga: Domestic real estate stocks and related exchange traded funds are struggling this year. For example, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF
VNQ 0.71%
, the largest fund in this category and the largest sector ETF of any stripe, is lower by more than 6 percent year-to-date.

Global real estate funds have been significantly better. Just look at the FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund
GQRE 0.05%
, which sports only a modest year-to-date loss.