Focusing on Home Prices

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first_img Tagged with: Home Prices S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected]  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Will the Fed Raise Rates? Next: A Tug-of-War on Affordable Housing in California Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Focusing on Home Prices Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The latest installment of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index will be released on Tuesday, January 29. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices measures U.S. residential real estate prices and tracks changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions.The December 2018 Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.5 percent annual gain in October, remaining the same from the previous month. The 10-city composite annual increase came in at 4.7 percent, down from 4.9 percent in the previous month. The 20-city composite posted a 5.0 percent year-over-year gain, down from 5.2 percent in the previous month. Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead:AEI Housing Market Indicators Briefing, Monday, 11 a.m. ESTFirst American Real House Price Index, Monday 10 a.m. ESTCensus Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership report, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7:00 AM ETNAR Pending Home Sales Index, Wednesday, 10:00 AM ETFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 PM ETFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday 10 a.m. ESTFOMC Meeting Announcement, Wednesday, 2:00 PM ET Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home Prices S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index 2019-01-25 Donna Joseph About Author: Donna Joseph January 25, 2019 1,214 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Focusing on Home Prices Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Kenny rejects calls to reverse home help cuts

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first_img The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil has told TDs they can’t behave like ‘gurriers shouting on a street at each other’.The intervention from Seán Barrett came after a rowdy morning in the Dáil – with deputies heckling over home help cuts, the pensions of former bankers and homelessness.The exchange came shortly after Taoiseach Enda Kenny rejected calls for cuts in home help hours to be reversed.Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin highlighted a number of cases where people have had home help services stopped altogether, but the Taoiseach responded that reversing the cuts just isn’t an option…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/enda1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter By News Highland – November 7, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMc Conalogue raises grant delays in the DailNext articleGardai discover body washed up on rocks in Bundoran News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Facebook Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal News WhatsApp Kenny rejects calls to reverse home help cuts Google+ Pinterest Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order To Support Seniors, Assist Restaurants

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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBNAY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an Executive Order providing additional support for two groups strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: vulnerable homeowners and the restaurant industry.Cuomo says under the order, local governments can continue to provide property tax exemptions for low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities who own property through 2021 by lifting an in-person renewal requirement.Additionally, the sales tax deadline for restaurants in orange zones, which have been required to suspend indoor dining, will be extended until March.“COVID has tested our collective strength and put a strain on finances for so many New Yorkers,” said Cuomo. “We’re taking measures that will provide much needed tax relief for some of those hardest hit by this pandemic – New Yorkers over 65 and our restaurant industry. With the finish line in sight, we will continue to support New Yorkers wherever possible and fight to get the federal government to deliver real relief for those who are struggling.” He says thousands of low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities rely on property tax exemptions annually to remain in their homes. To claim or renew benefits, eligible seniors and disabled New Yorkers typically line up at town halls across the state to file the required documentation. This raises obvious concerns amid COVID-19 since those eligible to receive benefits are potentially susceptible to the virus. This modification will decrease density in assessor’s offices to limit the spread of COVID and ensure tax relief.Under the Order, local governments can automatically renew 2021 benefits for all property owners who received the benefit in 2020 unless the locality has reason to believe an individual has changed their primary address, added another owner to the deed, transferred the property to a new owner, or passed away.In addition to the flexibility provided for these benefits, the Executive Order provides a three-month extension to the deadline for restaurants in orange zones, including New York City, to turn over sales taxes to the state. Restaurants in impacted areas were required to suspend indoor dining temporarily.Extending the sales tax deadline from Dec. 21 to March 2021 will ease tax burdens for restaurants and bars in communities where COVID-19 restrictions have strongly affected them. This action also provides a degree of temporary relief as New York continues to fight to ensure the federal government provides fiscal relief for small businesses. Affected restaurants should follow guidance from the Tax Department to request this relief.last_img read more

RBC2 out for comment, NAFCU still has concerns

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first_imgThe NCUA Board on Thursday released for a 90-day comment period its revised risk-based capital proposal, but NAFCU maintains the proposal still would be too costly for credit unions and could threaten some institutions.The new proposal retains some elements of last year’s RBC proposal. For example, there would remain two separate classifications for “well-capitalized” and “adequately capitalized” credit unions, and concentration risk is unchanged. As strongly urged by NAFCU, the individual minimum capital requirement has been removed; NCUA says it will rely on other supervisory authorities to address deficiencies in capital levels.NAFCU also urged a lengthy implementation period. Under today’s draft rule, the new requirements would take effect Jan. 1, 2019. This is more than twice the amount of implementation time provided in last year’s proposal.In another NAFCU-sought change, NCUA has removed interest-rate risk from its proposed asset risk weights. The proposed risk weight for investments in credit union service organizations is now 150 percent, down from last year’s proposed 250 percent. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

US health chief to visit Taiwan, likely angering China

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first_imgUS Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a US official in four decades in a move likely to anger China, which claims the island as its own.During his visit, Azar will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said in a separate statement.China describes Taiwan as the most sensitive issue in Sino-US ties, and Azar’s visit will probably further inflame already poor Beijing-Washington relations. “Taiwan has been a model of transparency and cooperation in global health during the COVID-19 pandemic and long before it,” Azar said in a statement. “I look forward to conveying President Trump’s support for Taiwan’s global health leadership and underscoring our shared belief that free and democratic societies are the best model for protecting and promoting health.”His department, describing the trip as “historic”, said Azar would be accompanied by Mitchell Wolfe, chief medical officer of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other members of the administration.Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said the visit showed the firm US support for Taiwan and the closeness of their relationship.Taiwan has been especially grateful for US support for its requests to get meaningful access to the World Health Organization during the pandemic. Taiwan is not a member because of Chinese objections; Beijing considers the island merely one of China’s provinces.The United States, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, having ditched Taipei in favor of Beijing in 1979, but is its main arms supplier and strongest backer on the international stage.Gina McCarthy, then-head of the Environmental Protection Agency, was the last US Cabinet-level official to visit the island, in 2014. Her position is technically lower-ranking than Azar’s.Taiwan has won praise for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, having kept its case numbers low due to effective and early prevention steps.The United States has more coronavirus cases and deaths than any other country.In April, Azar held a teleconference with Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, whom he will also meet on his trip.US President Donald Trump signed a new law in March requiring increased support for Taiwan’s international role. China threatened unspecified retaliation in response. Topics :last_img read more

The Jockey Club names Delia Bushell as group chief executive

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first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020 GVS targets ‘equine support’ with new finance service August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles Share The Jockey Club has confirmed that former-BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell will join the organisation as its new group chief executive, replacing outgoing chief executive Simon Bazalgette. Bushell will join the Jockey Club in September, with a handover period of one month, before taking over from Bazalgette when he stands down in October. It is understood that Bushell will be responsible for overseeing the development of the company in terms of audience growth, as well as finding new revenue streams to counteract declines in media revenues.Bushell commented: “The years to come will be critical for the sport, as we embrace the opportunities and challenges of innovating for fans and racegoers, appealing to new and more diverse audiences, broadening revenue streams, and driving inward investment.”Prior to her new role, Bushell gained significant experience across the media, business management and technology sectors. Having held a three-year tenure as the managing director of BT Group’s £1bn TV and Sport division, Bushell oversaw the takeover of premium sports rights, including the English Premier League, Uefa Champions League, Premiership Rugby and the Ashes.In addition to this, Bushell currently holds a non-executive director position on the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Commonwealth Games England and is on the Advisory Board of The Telegraph Media Group.Sandy Dudgeon, senior steward of The Jockey Club, celebrated Bushell’s appointment: “His leadership helped us to grow commercial revenues significantly, enabling us to return record sums back to British Racing. “We have improved our facilities considerably, none more so than our flagship £45 million development at Cheltenham. His vision was pivotal to a range of achievements by the industry, including the growth of media rights value, our terrestrial broadcast relationship with ITV, Levy Reform and the creation of QIPCO British Champions Day.”last_img read more

Froch dismisses Groves’ plan as ‘laughable, ridiculous and stupid’

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first_imgCarl Froch dismisses George Groves’ pre-fight claim that he intends to take the fight to the champion in Saturday’s world super-middleweight title fight.Hammersmith’s Groves is the underdog but insists pre-fight predictions that he will box on the back foot are wide of the mark.Video courtesy of iFL TV. See also:Groves stays cool at tense weigh-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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chiefs beat Manchester United

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first_img24 July 2006South African glamour club Kaizer Chiefs got their season off to a title-winning start when they edged visiting English club Manchester United 4-3 on penalties to win the Vodacom Challenge at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Sunday.Earlier in the competition, the Amakhosi had fallen one-nil to the Red Devils, but then booked their place in the final with a two-nil win over arch-rivals Orlando Pirates. United, meanwhile, thumped the Buccaneers four-nil in their meeting.Chiefs’ coach Ernst Middendorp, who had come in for some criticism after his side failed to defend the PSL title they had won two seasons in succession, ultimately finishing third, was happy with the victory, but cautioned against fans becoming over-optimistic about the prospects for the club.Look at the results realisticallyHe said people had to look at the result realistically: Manchester United fielded a young team, devoid of their World Cup stars, and the contests proved to be a valuable learning experience for Chiefs.Frankly, neither Chiefs nor Pirates really extended the Red Devils’ defence, proof of this being in the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit didn’t concede a goal in three games. Saturday’s final ended with the teams tied at nil-nil before going to penalties.Middendorp reckoned the Amakhosi have shown good improvement over the last month, and the team has shown better cohesion with the passage of time. He says it is his intention to turn Chiefs from a flashy outfit into a winning side.Ferguson: Chiefs better than PiratesManchester United’s veteran manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, said that, in his opinion, Chiefs were a better team than Pirates, demonstrating a better structure and team performance. His comments are backed up by the Amakhosi’s three wins over the Sea Robbers last season.Looking back on his club’s visit to South Africa, Ferguson said his players had got out of the experience what he had been hoping for. He also said the fact that no one was injured was a huge bonus.In an unusually positive testimonial, Ferguson said: “We’ve enjoyed the tournament and found everything superb for us. The security has been top notch, the grounds have been great, the fans superb.”The finalFocusing on the final itself, Manchester United enjoyed the better of the first half, but their finishing wasn’t up to scratch as they squandered the chances they created.Fangzhuo Dong had a number of chances to score, but he failed to beat goalkeeper Rowan Fernandez, including when he had a one-on-one situation against the Chiefs’ net-minder in the tenth minute.Shaun Bartlett, who in the past had netted a number of times for Charlton against the Red Devils, had a decent opportunity to notch one for Chiefs against his one-time English Premier League foes, but his first-time touch after a defence-splitting ball from Siyabonga Nkosi let him down.ChangesAt halftime, both coaches made a number of changes, with Middendorp bringing on Arthur Zwane for David Obua, Thabo Mooki for Nkosi and Tenashe Nengomashe for Ditheko Mototo. Ferguson, meanwhile, changed four players.Despite the change in personnel, neither side could find a way through the other’s defence, which meant the contest progressed to penalties.Fernandez in the Chiefs’ goal then made sure he grabbed the headlines when he stopped Chris Eagles’ penalty and beat Ben Foster, in the United goal, from the spot.His success, along with those of Bartlett, Mooki, and Kaizer Motaung Junior, won the Amakhosi the title. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Samsung: Galaxy Gear Will Eventually Play Nice With Rival Smartphones

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first_imgSamsung’s Galaxy Gear is the first of the major smartwatches expected this year, but it has a big problem. It can’t possibly be a hit consumer gadget—not while it’s tethered to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 “phablet.” (Or worse, its newest Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.)Fortunately for users, Samsung says it plans to open up the Gear to other Samsung phones, and even those made by other companies. For now, though, would-be Gear users face some very limited options. Related Posts dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Samsung says the Gear won’t always be exclusive to the Note 3, nor will it always tied exclusively to Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The company plans to eventually allow other smartphones to pair with the Gear, making it a much more universal and appealing device. Want to be able to pair your cool new HTC One or Moto X to the Gear? Maybe even the iPhone? Samsung says that’s in the works.Why can’t Galaxy Gear connect to other smartphones right now? It’s not necessarily some sinister plot from Samsung to make you buy more of its gadgets (though that’s likely part of it). The more straightforward answer lies in Bluetooth.Samsung uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart) to pair the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. The specific functionality that makes this particular Bluetooth connection work is found both in the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean 4.3) and in unique application programming interfaces that Samsung uses to launch apps from the Note 3 to Galaxy Gear.According to Samsung director of product marketing Ryan Bidan, it’s only a matter of time before Galaxy Gear is compatible with other devices. Samsung’s Ryan Bidan shows off the Galaxy Note 3“Right now the specific APIs and functionality are tied to the Galaxy Note 3. For obvious reasons we are looking for additional devices to support it,” Bidan said. “We will announce those when they come, but right now it is Galaxy Note 3 specific.”Bidan said that it is only a matter of time before the Galaxy Gear is compatible with other smartphones as the engineers hurry to build interoperability with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 and other Android devices, including those from rival manufacturers. (I was waving a Moto X at Bidan when I asked him about this.)His response at greater length:[I]t is just the timetable of bringing that software to other devices. It is nothing other than engineering work to do it…. Part of that functionality is tied to some updates in Android 4.3. So we are working to bring 4.3 to all those devices as well and so that is definitely one of the factors influencing adoption.[…]We were working to make sure that we had the right engineering to do it on the Galaxy Note 3. So, here we are at the launch of the Galaxy Note 3 and here is Galaxy Gear. There is more to come, for sure.Lead image by Dan Rowinski for ReadWrite Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why? Because the Note 3 is a smartphone so big that it defies normal definition. It has a 5.7-inch screen, comes with its own stylus (called the S Pen) and is generally awkward to handle. To put it as politely as possible, the Note 3 is not for everybody.But to use the Gear, you currently have to pair it with the Note 3 to access cellular data, transfer messages and launch apps. Without a paired smartphone, the Gear isn’t much more than a watch that can take pictures, track your exercise and run apps that don’t require a data connection.So why limit the Gear to working with a huge phablet? Samsung didn’t really have a good answer to that question, though it says it’s working on a solution.Not The Note! Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Galaxy Gear#Samsung#smartwatch last_img read more

South Africa 52/2 at close on Day 3 in Cape Town

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first_imgSouth Africa were batting on 52/2 in their second essay against India at close on Day 3 of the third and final Test in Cape Town on Tuesday. SCOREHarbhajan Singh accounted for skipper Graeme Smith and then sent back night watchman Paul Harris on zero.Earlier, India put on 364 on board in response to South Africa’s first innings total of 362.The day belonged to Sachin Tendulkar even though South African Dale Styen finished with a five-wicket haul.The batting maestro spanned his innings across three sessions to put an impressive 146 on board. On the way he scored his 51st Test century as the rest of the batting line-up revolved around him.First he farmed a 176-run third-wicket partnership with Gautam Gambhir – the highest in the match and towards the end got busy with another stand with Harbhajan Singh (40) putting 76 runs for the seventh wicket.Gambhir, who was batting with gumption, fell seven runs short of a century when left-arm spinner Paul Harris bowling intelligently pitched the ball on the rough to get the desired result. An edge of Gambhir’s bat was snapped up by Mark Boucher behind the stumps.Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is usually high on confidence. And post his back-to-back centuries against the New Zealanders last year, it has risen a notch higher in terms of batting. He tried to live up to his reputation and even managed a fine 40 board.The end result – India crossed South Africa’s first innings total of 362 by two runs, a namesake lead, but for some a psychological edge.advertisementDrawing a comparison, Sachin Tendulkar did for India what Jacques Kallis had done for South Africa in their innings. Cultivate partnerships even as the bowlers went for the kill.In India’s case it was S. Sreesanth, who probed Kallis and today it was Steyn who played the part. They both finished with five-wicket hauls but failed to nail their men.While Zaheer Khan accounted for Kallis, Morne Morkel took the Indian maestro’s wicket.A tired Sachin fell to Morkel’s express pace. A delayed response saw him witness Morkel’s killer brush past his bat and crash into his off stump.No sooner did that happened that, the India’s tail emerged.But Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth ensured India cross the Proteas total. Zaheer scored 23 hitting two sixes and a four before falling to Morkel.last_img read more