Clark County housing market shrinks in September

first_imgClark County’s housing market cooled a bit in September, with fewer sales and more homes left on the market, according to real estate data released Monday.Home sale prices also fell slightly in September, but remained higher when comparing the month with the same time last year, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s monthly Market Action report.New listings, pending sales and closings fell in September compared to August, and they came in below levels in September 2017. Average and median sale prices also fell from August, although they came in higher than the prices reported in September 2017, continuing an overall trend of higher prices in 2018 compared to the previous year.Mike Lamb, a local real estate broker at Windermere Stellar, said that the market still saw its fourth best September for new sales since 2005 despite the declines in sales and listings.“Whatever the causes, whether it was the teacher strikes, interest rate increases, the weather or something else, the September market was still good by historic standards,” Lamb wrote in his monthly report analyzing the Clark County data.last_img read more

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ASAAP Meeting Focuses on Trade Soybean Oil

first_imgASAAP members listen to Under Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse at the annual Celebration of Ag Day Dinner.Members of the ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP) met Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to discuss pursuing and protecting the interest of U.S. soybean grower’s, with a focus on trade in Cuba and the status of soybean oil.ASAAP comprises representatives from multiple partner companies, including technology providers, equipment manufacturers and others, combined with soybean organizations at the state, regional and national levels. Through collaboration, ASAAP works to  identify challenges facing the soy industry and develop strategies to address these issues.During the meeting on Wednesday, Martha Scott Poindexter, of Bunge, USACC; Idira Groero Martinez, third secretary, and Sergio Vazquez, first secretary of the Cuban interests section, discussed opening the Cuban market and its implication on the soybean industry.The market status and trends in soybean oil was also a topic of discussion at the meeting. Members heard from Shannon Herzfeld, vice president of Archer Daniels Midland Co.; Erik Heggen, vice president North American r Refined Oils, Archer Daniels Midland Co.; and Beth Holzman, director of government relations, Archer Daniels Midland Co.ASAAP members concluded the evening by paricipatiing in the a Celebration of National Ag Day Dinner, featuring special guest speaker Under Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse.last_img read more

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