Month: May 2021

Survey: 87 Percent of U.S. Homes are Occupied

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: DocMagic Acquires eSignSystems Next: Morgan Stanley Reports Substantial Gains in Q3 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save About 87 percent of the 133 million total residential housing units in the U.S. in 2013 were reported to be occupied, according to the findings of the 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS) released earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.The number of occupied housing units for 2013 represented an increase of 413,000 since 2011, when the previous American Housing Survey was released. At that time, 65 percent of housing units were reported to be occupied by their owners, while 35 percent were occupied by renters.In 2013, the AHS indicated that the median size of all single-family detached housing units was 1,800 square feet, with a median lot size of .25 acres. The lot size in 2013 represented a substantial decrease in size from 1973, the first year the AHS was sponsored by HUD and conducted by the Census Bureau, when the median lot size of a single-family detached housing unit was reported to be .36 acres.The latest AHS reported a decline in median monthly costs from $927 to $896 from 2011 to 2013 for all occupied housing units. However, the owners’ costs fell while the renters’ costs increased. Owners’ median monthly costs dropped from $1,008 to $934 while the costs for renters took a slight upward turn from $845 to $850.The number of homes experiencing moderate to severe physical problems (such as heating, plumbing, or electrical) declined slightly from 2011 to 2013, according to the latest AHS. In 2013, about two million homes were reported to have severe physical problems, while about four million homes reported having moderate physical problems.About two-thirds of housing units in the U.S. used warm-air furnaces for heating in 2013, according to the latest AHS. About 12 percent of housing units used an electric heat pump for heating, while 10.4 percent of houses used steam/radiant heating. Survey: 87 Percent of U.S. Homes are Occupiedcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 17, 2014 1,235 Views Tagged with: American Housing Survey HUD Single-Family Homes U.S. Census Bureau Home / Daily Dose / Survey: 87 Percent of U.S. Homes are Occupied American Housing Survey HUD Single-Family Homes U.S. Census Bureau 2014-10-17 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribelast_img read more

Freddie Mac Lays Out Importance of a Consumer’s Credit Score in Homebuying

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Freddie Mac Lays Out Importance of a Consumer’s Credit Score in Homebuying Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Credit Score Freddie Mac Homebuying Process 2015-06-15 Brian Honea Previous: Fresh Off RMBS Deal of the Year Award, Fifth STACR of 2015 Priced at $950 Million Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 6/16/2015 June 15, 2015 1,495 Views Tagged with: Credit Score Freddie Mac Homebuying Process Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Since a borrower’s credit score influences a lender’s decision on whether or not to give that borrower a single family mortgage loan, the importance of having a good credit score when buying a home cannot be underestimated, according to Freddie Mac’s blog on Monday.According to Freddie Mac, the best way to earn a high credit score is to pay debts on time that include credit cards, car payments, or student loan payments. Since a recent survey by TransUnion found that three out four consumers know their credit score is important but are unaware of the critical role the score plays when they are seeking a mortgage loan, on Monday Freddie Mac published a list of helpful hints (as reported by financial-education company Financial Finesse) to consider for consumers who are trying to build a solid credit score or consumers who may not know of its importance.A credit score between 661 and 780 is generally considered good, with 700 being the “sweet spot,” according to Freddie Mac; a credit score between 781 and 850 is considered excellent. Those with lower credit scores who do get accepted for mortgage loans (and other types of loans) will almost certainly pay higher interest rates than those with higher credit scores; therefore, those with higher credit scores pay less over the life of the loan due to paying less interest.Freddie Mac encourages borrowers not just to stop at getting one credit score, but to obtain credit scores from all three of the main credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Different actions that affect a consumer’s credit are sometimes scored differently between the bureaus, which might cause a great deal of variation in that consumer’s overall credit score.Contrary to popular belief, Freddie Mac said transferring credit card balances to a card with a lower interest rate will not help, and could in fact hurt a consumer’s credit. Freddie Mac encourages consumers to pay their existing accounts rather than opening new ones. Consumers are encouraged to track their scores regularly so that they might catch and correct any issues early, according to Freddie Mac. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Lays Out Importance of a Consumer’s Credit Score in Homebuying Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Xome CEO Kal Raman Resigns

first_img Home / Daily Dose / Xome CEO Kal Raman Resigns The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 1, 2015 3,085 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Xome CEO Kal Raman Resigns Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Kal RamanKal Raman has resigned his position as President and CEO of Xome Holdings, LLC, and its subsidiaries, according to an 8K filing by Xome’s parent company, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Xome and its subsidiaries are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Lewisville, Texas-based Nationstar Mortgage Holdings. Raman originally joined Nationstar Mortgage as the CEO of another one of its subsidiaries, Solutionstar, in November 2014. In June 2015 when Nationstar launched Xome, an end-to-end real estate platform meant to simplify the home buying and selling process, Raman was named CEO of Xome.According to the SEC filing, Raman will as part of the separation agreement a cash severance payment of $600,000 spread out over 52 weeks beginning 30 days after the date the resignation became effective, which was November 23.Before joining Nationstar Mortgage, Raman spent more than two decades as a leading technology executive. He served as COO for Groupon in addition to serving as CEO of the company’s Asia Pacific region. His other past positions include VP of Global Fulfillment at eBay, CEO of GlobalScholar, a leader in enterprise software for public schools; SVP at Amazon in charge of the company’s retail technology and marketing units; CEO of drugstore.com; and multiple management positions with Wal-Mart.Nationstar did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Raman’s departure.In the third quarter this year, Nationstar reported adjusted earnings of $32 million and a quarterly net loss (for GAAP purposes) of $66 million. Nationstar reported a quarterly net income of $75 million in Q2, which followed a quarterly net loss of $48 million in Q1. The Xome segment of Nationstar’s business performed well in the third quarter, however, selling more than 4,900 properties and ended the quarter with about 8,000 in its inventory, increasing third-party revenues to 34 percent, and continuing to diversify its revenue streams and client base, according to Nationstar. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Kal Raman Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Xome 2015-12-01 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Tagged with: Kal Raman Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Xome The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Portfolio Continues Rapid Contraction Next: DOJ Settles With Bank Over Alleged Discriminatory Lending About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

In a Tough Buyer’s Market, Ownership is Still Rising

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Hispanics Homeowners Homeownership Rates Millennials Renters Zillow The first three months of 2018 marked the seventh straight quarter in which homeownership has not lost ground—and it’s young buyers and Hispanic buyers who are largely responsible for that, according to Zillow.While for seven quarters now, homeownership has either increased or remained flat, the past three quarters have shown a steady rise in homeownership rates—64.2 in Q1—nationally, Zillow reported this week. At the same time, the number of renter households is slightly down since the end of the year. While homeownership rate is up 0.2 percent since Q4, it has risen 0.6 percent from a year ago. There are currently 1.35 million (1.8 percent) more homeowner households and 286,000 (0.7 percent) fewer renter households compared to Q1 2017, Zillow reported. The Q1 rate is the highest since Q3 2014, Zillow reported, and the current seven-quarter streak is the longest since the 15-month streak that ended in 2002.The more notable factor in the bump, however, is that over the past year, the homeownership rate has increased most among young adults and Hispanics. According to the report, the homeownership rate is up 1 percentage point (to 35.3) for those under 35 over the past year. That compares to a 0.8 percent increase for those aged 35 to 44, a 0.6 percent uptick for those 45 to 54, a 0.2 percent increase for those 55 to 64, and a 0.1 percent increase for those 65 and older.Those numbers, however, largely reflect the influence of white buyers, according to Zillow. Homeownership rates in Q1 fell for all non-white groups except Hispanics, who saw a 0.8 percent rise in the quarter. Much of the reason for higher Hispanic household numbers lies in their youth.“On average, Hispanics tend to be younger than other racial and ethnic groups, so some of the rising homeownership rates among Hispanics is tied to the rising homeownership rate among young adults nationwide,” the report stated.As for geography over the past year, the homeownership rate has increased most in Columbus, Ohio. There, Zillow reported, rates went up 9 percent, to 64.1 overall. Nearby Pittsburgh saw a 5 percent uptick in homeownership, to 75.4 percent.Homeownership rates dropped most on opposite ends of the country. Rates in San Diego were down 5.3 percentage points, to 52.6 percent since last year. Meanwhile, rates in Baltimore dropped 5.2 percent, to 65.2. Denver’s rates also sunk, by 3.8 percent, to 53). Sign up for DS News Daily May 4, 2018 1,899 Views In a Tough Buyer’s Market, Ownership is Still Rising Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Housing Market Heats Up Next: Robert Klein, In Memoriam: The Industry Remembers an Icon The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / In a Tough Buyer’s Market, Ownership is Still Rising Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. center_img Share Save Hispanics Homeowners Homeownership Rates Millennials Renters Zillow 2018-05-04 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Achieving Sustainable Homeownership

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Achieving Sustainable Homeownership  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Homeownership—one of the core components of the American dream—is in trouble. Akin to speeding towards a cliff without brakes, America is facing some of the lowest rates of homeownership in 50 years. Meanwhile, the federal government continues to maintain the status quo regarding the credit scoring models that are permitted to usher consumers to the “doorstep” of underwriting approval. The homeowner demographics are changing significantly, but the credit scoring models have not, resulting in the disenfranchisement of potentially millions of Americans.The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, own or guarantee more than half of the conventional mortgages in the United States. They are currently required to use only scoring models from a single credit scoring entity—FICO—when it comes to screening applicants for eligibility and pricing. Those credit scoring models have remained largely static for nearly 20 years, failing to incorporate modern credit scoring data that works to provide a fuller and more accurate picture of a consumer’s creditworthiness. This excludes millions of consumers from accessing homeownership. New entrants, such as VantageScore, have campaigned for years to compete, arguing that more modernized credit models are critical, but the GSEs’ policy continues to uphold a government-sanctioned monopoly for FICO.The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has taken a step in the right direction, recently concluding an RFI event on mortgage credit scoring standards to determine whether to use an updated FICO model (FICO 9), the VantageScore 3.0 model, or a combination of the two. One thing is for certain, however: one of the most effective ways to guarantee a rebound in American homeownership is to nurture credit scoring competition, a solution that is right at our fingertips.Providing lenders with the option of deciding which brand to use (with practical constraints to avoid “score shopping”) would give credit scoring companies a reason to continue innovating while ensuring scores accurately reflect the ever-changing needs and demographics of America’s future homebuying population. This is especially critical because the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies has forecast that approximately 75 percent of new household formations in the period 2015-2035 will be undertaken by minorities, who are often disadvantaged by current scoring models.America was constructed by those who were given the opportunity to reap the bounties of their hard work, building equity in a home and wealth for their families. Just as competition works as a positive force in nearly every other element of our economy, it should also work to remove the barriers that are holding back the next generation of prospective homeowners from achieving what is core to all Americans: the opportunity for sustainable homeownership. Tagged with: Contributed Pieces Credit Scoring FICO VantageScore The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How Widespread Is Negative Equity? Next: Hail to the Chief: Nationstar COO Tony Ebers About Author: Phil Bracken Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Phillip W. Bracken is Managing Director of Government and Industry Relations at VantageScore Solutions, LLC, working with mortgage industry stakeholders to build a consensus on stronger credit scoring standards and solutions for lenders and consumers. A senior financial services executive, Bracken holds more than 40 years of experience in leading large financial institutions and managing complex government and industry relations programs. Joining VantageScore in February 2018, Bracken was most recently Chief Policy Officer & Head of Government & Industry Relations at Radian Guaranty, where he developed policy and managed relations between government regulators, consumer groups, and trade associations. Bracken earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management at Eastern Illinois University. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 4, 2018 2,087 Views Achieving Sustainable Homeownership The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Contributed Pieces Credit Scoring FICO VantageScore 2018-06-04 David Whartonlast_img read more

HUD, White House Pen Op-Ed on ‘Defending Suburbs’

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage-Loan Delinquency Rates: Q2 2020 Snapshot Next: Best Homes Title Agency Expands Midwest Footprint Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago President Donald Trump and HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson co-authored an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, addressing housing-industry talking points such as affordability, single-family zoning, opportunity zones, and the President’s recent campaign press to “defend the suburbs.”This topic has become a recent talking point for President Trump’s campaign. The resulting op-ed skews sharply along partisan lines, with the text defending American suburbs as “thriving” and asserting that Democratic lawmakers “oppose us on rebuilding the economy, on law and order, and on school choice.” It also blames alleged crime rates in cities on the push to allow more multifamily and low-income housing in areas traditionally zoned only for single-family homes.As one example, the authors note that HUD, under the previous administration “pressured Westchester County, New York, to change its zoning rules. Although Westchester was never found to have discriminated against anyone, HUD used the threat of withholding federal money to pressure it to raise property taxes and build nearly 11,000 low-income, high-density apartments.”The op-ed also criticizes similar pushback against single-family zoning in areas such as Minneapolis, Oregon, and California.In Minneapolis last year, city leaders were first to eradicate single-family zoning, while Oregon became the first state to preempt single-family zoning. It did so by requiring localities with a minimum of 10 residents to open the gates to duplexes and, in some instances, fourplexes, on each lot.Critics of single-family zoning argue that revisiting these regulations is necessary in order to supplement the supply of affordable housing. This was a hot topic even before the pandemic, and all the more so amid the ongoing health and economic crisis. Proponents of single-family zoning argue that allowing higher-density zoning in previously single-family areas can contribute to crime and lower property values, among other issues.According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 10 million low-income households are severely cost burden and spend more than 50% of earning on housing.Speaking to MReport for a recent cover story on the topic of single-family zoning, Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist for LendingTree, said that, despite worries expressed by critics, removing single-family zoning does not restrict single-family homes.“The zoning restriction creates affordability problems in many of the most desired metro areas and removing it should be a priority for cities that want to be competitive in the future,” he said. He also added that April’s data found the average existing single-family home price was $288,700, while the median condo price was $267,200. Kapfidze added “the difference is even greater for homes in the same market as condos are more often in more expensive locations.”You can read our full coverage of the debate over single-family housing in our July 2020 MReport cover story. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Ben Carson Commentary Trump 2020-08-17 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles HUD, White House Pen Op-Ed on ‘Defending Suburbs’  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 17, 2020 1,205 Views Home / Daily Dose / HUD, White House Pen Op-Ed on ‘Defending Suburbs’  Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Ben Carson Commentary Trump About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Postlast_img read more

FHA’s Response to a National Health Crisis

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago This year’s National Property Preservation Conference featured keynote speaker Dror Oppenheimer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Dana Wade. Oppenheimer, in the words of the conference moderators, “Provides expert advice… on the management of the FHA’s $1.3 trillion insurance portfolio of single-family mortgages, including asset management strategies, process improvement and technology implementation … “Oppenheimer began his address by outlining some of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) initial responses to the COVID-19 crisis:The FHA immediately put in place temporary provisions to minimize in-person contact between servicers and borrowers; it implemented the provisions of the CARES Act and it implemented functionality in its FHA Catalyst platform,  the new FHA tech outlined in DS News’ October cover story.“With widespread support from the industry we’ve used appropriations from Congress to build out the [Catalyst] platform,” he said. “It allowed us to quickly deploy new technology solutions to meet the constraints of doing new business during COVID-19.”He said that the agency has continued to expand FHA Catalyst’s claims module for servicers.“It started last year with capabilities to electronically submit supplemental claims. And  it’s since evolved into other claim times, particularly our loss mitigation home retention claim types like our COVID-19 standalone partial claim.”The COVID-19 Standalone Partial Claim is specifically designed to help homeowners with FHA insured mortgages to bring their mortgage payments current and come back to sustainable homeownership post forbearance. It, along with all other FHA home retention options, does not require the borrower to make a lump sum payment.Other technological advancements are being implemented, he said, and the FHA has a “vision” of further improvement for the “near future.”“We’re committed to continuing this work because it is the cornerstone upon which we can achieve,” he added. “So many of our goals to help FHA continue to serve low- and moderate-income and first-time homebuyers, to ensure that we operate FHA in a safe and sound manner, and to make it efficient for lenders and servicers to do business with us.”He continued to forecast a better future, despite the industry unknowns discussed throughout the conference. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago November 10, 2020 1,594 Views Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post 2020-11-10 Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / FHA’s Response to a National Health Crisis  in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Previous: ‘Stunning’ Delinquency Spike Could Mean ‘Bumpy Waters Ahead’ Next: Homeownership’s Essential Ties to Wealth-Building Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FHA’s Response to a National Health Crisis  Subscribelast_img read more

Bloody Sunday families devastated by cuts to investigation

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Bloody Sunday families devastated by cuts to investigation By News Highland – October 3, 2014 Previous articleConvoy Orange Hall burnt down in overnight fireNext articleNorth West Simon Community’s “Street Sleep” in Letterkenny this evening News Highland Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twittercenter_img Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Relatives of civil rights protesters shot dead by soldiers on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 have said they are devastated after learning most police investigators are to be laid off.It is a result of major cuts in funding for the force due to political gridlock which is threatening powersharing institutions at Stormont.A PSNI spokesman admitted the move would have a substantial impact on the investigation and blamed it on severe financial pressures.Gerry Duddy, whose brother Jackie was among 14 who died after British paratroopers opened fire, said justice had been sacrificed for the sake of cost-cutting….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/gerry.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Bundoran RNLI called out after reports of surfer in trouble

first_img Google+ By News Highland – February 12, 2012 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Bundoran RNLI called out after reports of surfer in trouble Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter News Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img An SOS went out to Bundoran lifeboat to rescue a surfer in difficulties in the sea yesterday.Malin Head coastguard was alerted by a member of the public shortly before six o’clock.The lifeboat was at the scene within minutes but the surfer had already made it to the shore safely.Press Officer with Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Shane Smyth said the caller was absolutely right to call the Coast Guard if he believed someone to be in trouble in the water…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/shane.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleTighter border controls needed after Buncrana murderNext articleNational award for Council’s ‘Road Safety Road Show’ News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Strabane will not be swallowed up by Derry city – Cllr Kelly

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ By admin – April 6, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Pinterest Pinterest Following the assumption of local government responsibilities by the new Derry City and Strabane District Council, a Strabane based councillor says the town will not be swallowed up by Derry City.During the transition period, Cllr Patsy Kelly co-chaired a committee overseeing how the services offered by the two council would be converged.He says a priority for him continues to be ensuring that Strabane does not lose its identity, and receives the level of service and investment to which it is entitled.Cllr Kelly acknowledges that the SDLP’s preference would have been to remain in Tyrone and link with Omagh District Council.However, he says now that the new council is in place, his focus will be on representing Strabane:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/patsymon.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleCouncillor McGowan believes application for wind farm will be rejectedNext articleDerry beat Sligo in cup but Cockhill lose in Galway admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Strabane will not be swallowed up by Derry city – Cllr Kelly Twitter Facebook Cllr Patsy Kelly Facebook Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more