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Flour Mills Nigeria PLC ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgFlour Mills Nigeria PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fincorp Investment Ltd ( Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgFincorp Investment Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Fincorp Investment Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fincorp Investment Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fincorp Investment Ltd (  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFincorp Investment Limited operates solely as an investment company that is fully owned by the Mauritius Commercial Bank. The company offers services in funds management, property investment, and specialised services in mortgaging, property investment products and property development. Fincorp Investment Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

I called the Scottish Mortgage share price completely wrong! Should I now buy?

first_imgI called the Scottish Mortgage share price completely wrong! Should I now buy? Nobody gets every investment call right. One I’ve got spectacularly wrong is FTSE 100 stock Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT). I’ll tell you exactly how wrong shortly. For the moment, it’s enough to say that the Scottish Mortgage share price recently hit a new all-time high, making a mockery of my past negative views at much lower levels!Here, I’ll discuss SMT’s performance, review the reasons I was negative on it, and give you my current view.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The soaring Scottish Mortgage share priceSMT’s shares made a new high of £10.85 earlier this month, and remain above the 10 quid mark today. At the time of my most recent bearish article (June), the shares were £7.55.Worse still, when I first wrote negatively about the stock (last December), the shares were just £5.22. With the price having precisely doubled at yesterday’s close of £10.44, you could say my call was literally 100% wrong!Furthermore, the strong performance of SMT’s shares is no flash in the pan. They’ve gained 294% over five years and 707% over 10 years. In fact, SMT is the top-performing investment trust in the global sector.Dangerously overvalued?SMT’s portfolio is dominated by ‘disruptive’ businesses built on digital and other new technologies. Its top four holdings are Tesla (12% weighting), Amazon (7.9%), Alibaba (6.1%) and Tencent (5.5%). Elsewhere in the portfolio, there’s a number of familiar disruptive names, including Netflix, Spotify and Zoom.My issue with SMT has been less about the businesses it holds, more about the valuations the market has pushed them up to.I’ve previously noted SMT holds “some of the most richly-rated companies in what is — by historical standards — a richly-rated market.” For example, the average price/sales ratio of SMT’s top holdings was more than double that of the NASDAQ index — itself one of the world’s most expensively-valued markets.I also noted no investment trust in the history of the FTSE 100 had reached a ranking anywhere near as high as SMT’s. And I saw this as another indication that its underlying holdings could be dangerously overvalued.The Scottish Mortgage share price todaySince my last article, SMT’s share price has advanced a further 38%. This reflects further increases in the valuation of its underlying holdings.We’ve also had the trust’s half-year report. During the six months to 30 September, SMT exited its position in Facebook. It also said it “made the first reduction to our Amazon holding that was not driven by diversification concerns.” The managers believe Amazon’s current valuation “makes the path to large future returns more challenging.”I find it encouraging SMT is recycling some of the cash from its highly-valued heavyweight winners into “the growing number of opportunities we have to invest in digital businesses of scale beyond the giant western platforms.” However, I think many of these businesses also have gravity-defying valuations.It’s one of the features of investing that even if you’re right about the overvaluation of certain assets, the price the market’s willing to pay for them can keep rising for a considerable time. As respected British economist John Maynard Keynes said: “Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.”However, with many of SMT’s underlying holdings hideously overvalued (in my view), I’m sticking to my fundamental value principles. As such, I remain inclined to avoid the stock. No sniggering, please, from growth and momentum investors sitting on big gains! G A Chester | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: SMT I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla, and Zoom Video Communications and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

The woman who inspired Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Black History Month Feature: Mahalia JacksonFrom Without Mahalia Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech might never have happened.Jackson, known as the Queen of Gospel, was a musical legend who helped bring gospel from church to mass audiences. She mentored Aretha Franklin and Della Reese, and in 1961 was the first gospel singer to win a Grammy. She was also instrumental to the civil rights movement, especially as a good friend of King’s.Shortly after meeting King at the National Baptist Convention in 1956, Jackson agreed to sing at a fundraising rally for the Montgomery bus boycott. After that, she frequently accompanied King to perform at rallies and events. Her voice became “the soundtrack of the civil rights movement,” as NPR’s Sonari Glinton put it.Jackson was devoted to King and accompanied him into the most hostile parts of the segregated South for rallies and demonstrations. Even in moments when King felt discouraged, he would call Jackson on the phone just to hear her sing.This bond of mutual inspiration and respect between King and Jackson came at a pivotal moment during the 1963 March on Washington.TELL THEM ABOUT THE DREAM, MARTIN! TELL THEM ABOUT THE DREAM!King had struggled with his speech, which was supposed to be kept to five minutes. His advisers argued over which themes he should include. King himself was torn between two metaphors he liked, figuring he only had time for one.There was the image of a “bad check,” representing America’s failure to deliver on her promises of freedom to her black citizens. And then there was the idea of King’s “dream” for a nation undivided by racial tensions, which he had used in speeches throughout the previous year in cities like Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama. Check out the Detroit version of the speech here — it has a lot in common with the much more famous March on Washington version, but the rhetoric is a bit less soaring and the grievances a bit more specific.King originally thought the speech should be lower key since he was speaking to a broad audience about controversial themes. So the “bad check” image won out — at least in the original printed version of the speech, which doesn’t even mention the word “dream.” (Can you imagine generations of schoolchildren being taught about MLK’s “Insufficient Funds” speech?)Mahalia JacksonBut during delivery, King started improvising a bit when he reached a sentence that felt clunky. Instead of calling on the crowd to “go back to our communities as members of the international association for the advancement of creative dissatisfaction,” he went with: “Go back to Mississippi; go back to Alabama; go back to South Carolina; go back to Georgia; go back to Louisiana; go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.”It was at that moment, says King’s adviser Clarence Jones, that Mahalia Jackson cried out: “Tell them about the dream, Martin! Tell them about the dream!”It was, Jones said, “one of the world’s greatest gospel singers shouting out to one of the world’s greatest Baptist preachers.” Jones, who was standing about 50 feet away from King during the speech, recalled that King looked over at Jackson briefly after she shouted. “Then he takes the text of the written speech that’s been prepared, and he slides it to the left side of the lectern, grabs the lectern, looks out on more than 250,000 people there assembled.” Jones remembers turning to the person next to him and saying, “These people out there, they don’t know it, but they’re about ready to go to church.”Then King started speaking completely off the cuff. That ad-lib became “I Have a Dream.”Jones isn’t sure, but he thinks Jackson must have heard one of King’s earlier versions of the “dream” speech, and that she knew the moment called for it. Jones said when Jackson called out to King it was like a “mandate to respond,” and King’s body language transformed from lecturer to preacher. “I have never seen him speak the way I saw him on that day,” Jones said. “It was as if some cosmic transcendental force came down and occupied his body. It was the same body, the same voice, but the voice had something I had never heard before.”It’s no wonder Jackson was King’s favorite gospel singer, and that he would be so inspired by her at just the right time. Here’s Jackson singing “I Been ‘Buked and I Been Scorned” at the March on Washington right before King spoke. She would have had her place in civil rights history with this performance even without what came next. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSBlack History MonthMahalia JacksonMartin Luther King Jr. Previous articlePublic Records: What’s Confidential and What’s NotNext articleIs your teenager ready for their own car? 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Children in Need raises £1 million online

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BBC Children in Need last month raised £1 million online, its highest total online income to date.According to Computing magazine, over 50,000 people made online donations to the charity. The online payment handling system was provided by BT. Howard Lake | 1 December 2002 | Newscenter_img Advertisement Children in Need raises £1 million online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Cats Protection to test telemarketing for first time

first_imgCats Protection to test telemarketing for first time  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Telephone operators will call supporters to thank them for their previous contributions,” said Debbie Pearce, Head of Operations at Cats Protection. “They will go on to ask if they would consider committing to a small regular gift rather than more occasional cash donations. Direct marketing has delivered some great results for Cats Protection and we are ready to test outbound telemarketing as well.”“Direct Mail has helped Cats Protection recruit thousands of valuable regular givers,” said Dylan Aplvor, Account Director at TDA. “We are hopeful that telemarketing will prompt many more people to commit toregular support.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual givingcenter_img Cats Protection will test telemarketing as a fundraising tool for the first time this month following its ongoing success with direct marketing.The campaign will target up to 10,000 supporters and involve two separate tests. The objective of the first is to upgrade cashcontributors to regular givers. The second will aim to reactivate donors who gave a one-off contribution two years ago.Cats Protection and its direct marketing agency TDA have appointed charity telemarketing specialists Personal Telephone Fundraising to carry out the calling. Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 June 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Harvest Forecast: Slight Hiccup Early in the Week Before Harvest Window…

first_img Facebook Twitter By Ryan Martin – Oct 9, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Harvest Forecast: Slight Hiccup Early in the Week Before Harvest Window Opens Wide Home Indiana Agriculture News Harvest Forecast: Slight Hiccup Early in the Week Before Harvest Window Opens… Dry to start this harvest forecast period on Saturday. Temps remain above normal, evaporation high and humidity values low. Sunshine dominates. We expect more clouds statewide on Sunday, as the remains of Hurricane Delta pass by to the south. The low tracks over TN and KY, but the footprint of this storm is large…so getting clouds thrown up into IN is likely. Showers are less likely, but if you are in far southern tier counties, keep an eye out for some scattered showers potentially Sunday midday. We really think moisture is not a big story out of the remains though over most of the state.Monday our next cold front arrives form the west and north. Clouds thicken up quickly in the morning and by midday to early afternoon we will see scattered showers moving over areas from I-70 north. The chance of precipitation runs up to midnight and then is done. Rain totals will be from a few hundredths to .4” max from I-70 north, and only a few hundredths south of I-70. Coverage will be around 75%.Partly to mostly sunny conditions in for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps stay normal to slightly above normal and we should see good evaporation. Harvest should be able to ramp back up in that window in many areas. Thursday starts with sun, but clouds will increase in the afternoon.Our second front for the week comes through Thursday night. This front sagging more north to southeast. There is little moisture with it now…only a few hundredths to a tenth or two with 60% coverage. However, the bigger story is the change in air mass that comes behind it. Temps will be significantly cooler. We expect below normal temps for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In fact, we could see an end to the growing season overnight next Saturday night with a frost and freeze over parts of the state, at least in central and northern Indiana. The map below shows combined rain totals for the 10 day window…nothing here that screams “long term delay.”Extended Period:The extended 11-16 day forecast period is cool for the first 4-5 days. WE expect below normal temps to continue through at least Friday the 23rd. We should see mostly dry weather in that window though, with satisfactory drying. Skies will be at least partly sunny for most of that week of the 19th. A minor disturbance lifts north into the state overnight Friday night (23rd) into Saturday the 24th. This will bring a few hundredths to .3”to central and northern Indiana with 70% coverage. But it will also bring warmer air in too, as temps climb to above normal levels for that weekend of the 245h-25th. But the cold front circulates through for the afternoon of the 25th, bringing potential for .5”-1.5” rains over 90% of the state.Weeks 3 & 4:After several weeks of the far extended period looking warm and dry, we are seeing temps break just a bit and seeing a bit more moisture potential. For week three, temps pull back to near normal, likely on the cold air that dominates our 11-16 day window running forward into the following week. We also see near normal moisture, thanks to a strong front right there at the start of the week three period (coming out of the extended forecast period above). For week 4, we stay near normal on precip, but see warming temps for the first week of November.Week 3Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)Week 4Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above) Previous articleRecommendations for Harvesting Lodged SoybeansNext articleHoosier Ag This Week – The Week in Review Podcast for October 10th Ryan Martin SHARElast_img read more

Seven years in jail and 600 lashes for cyber-activist

first_img News Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS June 8, 2021 Find out more News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Help by sharing this information Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance center_img Follow the news on Saudi Arabia to go further Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the sentence of seven years in prison and 600 lashes that a Jeddah criminal court has passed on the cyber-activist Raef Badawi for allegedly offending Islam and violating articles 6 and 7 of the 2007 Anti-Cyber-Crime Law.Badawi’s lawyer, Waleed Abu Al-Khair said his client, held since June 2012, will have 30 days to appeal against sentence from today when his law office is to receive written notification of the verdict, which was handed down on 29 July. “We are appalled by this extremely harsh and unfair sentence, for which there is absolutely no justification,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Saudi authorities to overturn this conviction and to repeal all the 2007 Anti-Cyber-Crime Law’s repressive provisions. Saudi citizens must no longer be threatened for using their right to free speech and freedom of information.“This verdict is symptomatic of the tension between the Saudi authorities and Internet users. The government is relentless in its censorship of the Internet, the only space where a degree of freedom of expression and information has developed in recent years.”The founder of Saudi Liberals, a website for political and social debate that has been censored ever since its creation in 2008, Badawi was been held in Jeddah’s Briman prison since his arrest on 17 June 2012.He was accused of creating and moderating a website that insulted religion and religious officials, including the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, and violated the Sharia’s basic rules. Judge Faris Al-Harbi added three months to his sentence for “parental disobedience.”The verdict issued on 29 July also accused Badawi of posting an article on St. Valentine that denigrated the religious police, and failing to withdraw blasphemous third party comments from the website – charges covered by articles 6 and 7 of the Anti-Cyber-Crime LawAccording to paragraph 1 of article 6, “production, preparation, transmission, or storage of material impinging on public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy, through the information network or computers” is punishable by imprisonment, a fine or both.As the website’s founder and moderator, Badawi was required by the law to act as a public decency enforcer and to remove any offensive material posted by visitors to the site.This is not the first time the Saudi authorities have gone after Badawi. He was previously arrested in May 2008 and charged with creating a website that insults Islam. As a result, he left the country and returned only after the charges were dropped.The charges brought against him after his second arrest in June 2012 initially including “apostasy” because of a comment on the site saying “that Muslims, Jews, Christians, and atheists are all equal.” The apostasy charge was dropped after he agreed to recite the Muslim profession of faith.Saudi Arabia is on the list of countries regarded as “Enemies of the Internet” that Reporters Without Borders published in March 2012. April 28, 2021 Find out more August 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven years in jail and 600 lashes for cyber-activist March 9, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Call for fully civilian government that respects basic freedoms

first_img February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa July 4, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for fully civilian government that respects basic freedoms Help by sharing this information Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egypt News After six days of demonstrations, President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the armed forces last night in what was a military coup with civilian trappings. In a televised address after the coup, armed forces chief of staff Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was flanked by opposition leader Mohamed El-Baradei and Egypt’s two leading clerics, Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb of Al-Azhar, the country’s leading Sunni authority, and the head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II.President for a year and four days, Morsi has been replaced by Adly Mansour, the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, who is to be sworn in as acting president today.Reporters Without Borders calls on the acting president to quickly implement the road map announced by Gen. Sisi so that Egypt does not have undergo a repeat of the authoritarian rule by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces that it endured from Hosni Mubarak’s ouster until Morsi’s election.“Even if the constitution has been suspended, Egypt is a signatory of many international treaties that guarantee fundamental freedoms,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The new civilian-military authorities must respect these international obligations.”A new constitution that fully respects human rights, including freedom of information, must be adopted as soon as possible. Some of the provisions of the constitution drafted by the Muslim Brotherhood at the end of 2012 must be amended without at the same time giving, either directly or indirectly, excessive powers to the armed forces.Free and democratic presidential and parliamentary elections must be held amid respect for pluralism.Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to see that the first measures taken by the new authorities included the closure of three TV stations. One was Misr25, a station run by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Freedom party. The other two, Al-Hafiz and Al-Nas, are pro-Salafist and openly supported Morsi.Police occupied the three TV stations on the official grounds of preventing them from broadcasting messages inciting hatred and violence. The news agency MENA said the heads of the three stations were arrested shortly after the announcement of Morsi’s removal and, with the exception of Ahmed Abdel Gawad, were released a few hours later.“Inaugurating a new era that is supposed to be democratic with such an act of censorship is disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Under the rule of law, a court order should be needed to close a news outlet. We call for the reopening of these three TV stations.”Reporters Without Borders also condemns at last night’s police raid on the premises of Al-Jazeera’s Egyptian news channel, Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, in which some of its journalists were briefly arrested. Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Organisation center_img Receive email alerts to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News January 22, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en last_img read more

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