As a key part of our business, we collect and analyze trends in real estate values. Our data covers nearly two-thirds of Iowa and includes land that is at a minimum 75% tillable. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported land values rose 22% in the second quarter of 2022, adding to double digit gains in the previous two quarters. In Iowa land values were up 36% from July 1, Continue Reading about Drivers of Real Estate Values
Will we relive the stagflation of the 1970s?
The world economy is facing slowing growth and rising inflation, raising concerns of a return to the stagflation of the 1970s, when steep interest rate hikes were made to fight inflation, leading to debt crises in some emerging and developing economies. The global economy is in the midst of a steep growth slowdown accompanied by multi-decade high inflation. Inflation forecasts have been sharply Continue Reading about Will we relive the stagflation of the 1970s?
Rebranding – Why we are changing to Growthland
Branding is critical to a business. It is your identity, sets you apart from the competition and presents a memorable impression. Successful branding stems from a strong coherence between what the company’s top management seeks to accomplish, what the company’s employees know and believe, and how external stakeholders perceive the company. This recognition increases company value, provides Continue Reading about Rebranding – Why we are changing to Growthland
Financial system under stress
The financial system is changing so quickly that making sense of it is treacherous. Within a few months, the United States has gone from no jobs and depressed costs to widespread labor shortages and uncomfortable inflation levels. Labor One of the most common concerns we are hearing from business owners is that they would like to expand, or merely recover, but can’t find labor to get back up Continue Reading about Financial system under stress
Iowa Farmland Values Continue Strong
Midwest farmland values increased 6 percent in 2020 – the largest gain since 2012 according to the Chicago Federal Reserve. The value of farmland classified as “good” increased by 4 percent in the 4th quarter alone. Iowa farmland reflected these gains and expectations are that this trend will continue. We can identify specific causes and developments to watch for in Continue Reading about Iowa Farmland Values Continue Strong