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Business Beat: New Record Housing Prices In Northern Nevada, Dog Training Demand Up

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Here’s the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

Carson Valley, Sparks Home Prices Reach Record Highs In July

Another month, another round of record home prices, this time in Sparks and the Carson Valley.

In the East Fork Township, the median sales price last month was more than $577,000, and in Sparks, median home prices reached $500,000 for the first time ever. That’s an increase of more than 20% from this time last year, according to the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors.

The group attributes low mortgage interest rates as one way people are able to keep up with rising costs.

Read more about the record housing prices in Sparks at nnbw.com.

Reno-Based Firm Helping Local Governments Track Emissions

There’s an old saying in the business world: what gets measured gets managed. One of the challenges in managing the greenhouse gas emissions warming the atmosphere is that they aren’t measured very well or quickly. A Reno-based startup is aiming to change that.

Ledger8760 measures real-time energy, emissions and utility information from hundreds of sources. The firm has been contracted by the state of Nevada, Washoe County and the City of Reno. Over the next three years, it will receive $6,500 a month from the county and city, plus an additional $1,500 a month from the state.

The goal is to monitor and reduce emissions outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Learn more about this agreement at nnbw.com.

Northern Nevada Dog Trainers Busier Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted many homebound workers to give rescue dogs a new home, and now, Northern Nevada dog trainers are seeing a boost in demand. For Reno-based Dog Gone Amazing, private lessons are booked solid for three to four months.

Read more about the booming demand for dog trainers at nnbw.com.

Kaleb Roedel is a KUNR contributor and reporter with the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. For more business news, check out the Northern Nevada Business Weekly at nnbw.com or in print on Wednesdays.

Kaleb is an award-winning journalist and KUNR’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter. His reporting covers issues related to the environment, wildlife and water in Nevada and the region.
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