Month: May 2021

DS News Webcast: Thursday 3/21/2013

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Thursday 3/21/2013 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Coverage:- Trulia: Cost of Buying Still Less than Renting- FOMC Votes to Maintain Economic PoliciesFor More Information, Check Out Dsnews.com About Author: DSNews 2013-03-21 DSNews Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: MSR Trading is Heating Up, Is Wells The Next Big Seller? – Mar 21,2013 Next: First-Time Jobless Claims Edge Up; Trend Stays Positive The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts  Print This Post Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Thursday 3/21/2013 March 21, 2013 596 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agolast_img read more

Ad Campaign Targeted at Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams

first_img New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced a targeted advertising campaign and consumer education initiative to assist homeowners in his state avoid foreclosure rescue scams.The ads will appear in billboards and on Facebook in the areas that have reported foreclosure rescue scams most frequently. Typically, a scammer will promise the distressed homeowner a lifeline out of foreclosure but then take the homeowners money while not providing the help that was promised.The series of ads promotes homeowners to visit AGScamHelp.com, which gives homeowners access to the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), a network of nearly 90 housing counseling and legal service agencies funded by Schneiderman’s office. HOPP provides free services to distressed homeowners who are facing foreclosure.”The most powerful tools to stop mortgage rescue scams are educated, vigilant homeowners,” Schneiderman said. “These scams are particularly pernicious because they take victims of the housing crash and make them victims again. My office will do all we can to ensure homeowners have the tools they need to protect themselves and we will continue to vigorously pursue scammers who target vulnerable homeowners.””The most powerful tools to stop mortgage rescue scams are educated, vigilant homeowners.”AGScamHelp.com is a web-based app launched by Schneiderman’s office in December 2014 in response to complaints about the prevalence of foreclosure rescue scams in New York. According to the Lawyer Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, New York homeowners have submitted more than 2,700 complaints about foreclosure rescue scams documenting at least $8.25 million in losses. That computes to an average of about $4,183 for victim of a foreclosure rescue scam, about $900 more than the national average. Among states, only California and Florida have logged more complaints than New York in the Loan Modification Scam Database. Homeowners can often lose more beyond was directly stolen from them in the scam if their home subsequently goes into foreclosure as a result.Foreclosure rescue scammers have stolen about $100 million from more than 42,000 homeowners, according to a report by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in December 2014.The ad campaign aims to direct information to New York homeowners who are most at risk of being victimized by a foreclosure rescue scam on how to avoid such scams and were they can go for assistance.On AGScamHelp.com, homeowners can do the following:Search government-vetted companies. Consumers can search a company’s name to determine if that company is “government-vetted,” (either a member of the HOPP network or a HUD-certified counseling agency).Locate nearby counseling partners. Homeowners can find the nearest HOPP grantee by using an interactive map.Report scams: Homeowners who are working with a company they suspect of operating a scam have the option to file a complaint with the AG’s office.Get tips. AGScamHelp offers homeowners information on how to recognize a foreclosure scam, including sample scam letters.Funds from the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement, a $25 billion agreement between 49 state attorneys general (all but Oklahoma) and the nation’s five largest servicers, are supporting the AGScamHelp.com site and the new advertising campaign. Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Ad Campaign Targeted at Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams August 24, 2015 2,916 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Foreclosure Rescue Scams New York AG Eric Schneiderman 2015-08-24 Brian Honea Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Similar Consumer Debt Patterns Found in Borrower-Lender Data Comparison Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 8/25/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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  Print This Post Tagged with: Foreclosure Rescue Scams New York AG Eric Schneiderman Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ad Campaign Targeted at Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Freddie Mac Offering Pool of JPMorgan-Serviced NPLs

first_img  Print This Post Previous: Watchdog Says Controls for CFPB Complaint Database Can Be Enhanced Next: Bill to Cap Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs’ Pay Passes in U.S. Senate Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Freddie Mac Offering Pool of JPMorgan-Serviced NPLs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac JPMorgan Chase Non-Performing Loans 2015-09-15 Brian Honeacenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Freddie Mac announced on Tuesday a Standard Pool Offering (SPO) of deeply delinquent, non-performing residential single-family mortgage loans with approximately $327 million in unpaid principal balance (UPB).The NPLs in this sale are currently being serviced by JPMorgan Chase, according to Freddie Mac. The loans are deeply delinquent, which means in many cases they are delinquent by two years or more and are likely either in foreclosure or some stage of loss mitigation. This will be Freddie Mac’s seventh NPL transaction of 2015. The last one, which was completed on July 28, was comprised of 3,577 deeply delinquent loans with $591 million in UPB. Freddie Mac announced an SPO of Ocwen Financial-serviced NPLs with $1.2 billion in UPB on August 13.According to Freddie Mac, the SPO of JPMorgan-serviced loans are being marketed as two geographically diversified pools that are offered via auction, with bids due from qualified bidders on October 6. Freddie Mac said the sale is expected to settle in December 2015.Freddie Mac encourages all eligible bidders are encouraged to bid, including private investors, minority and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), non-profits, and neighborhood advocacy funds. Freddie Mac must approve bidders in order for them to access the data room containing secure information about the NPLs and to bid in the auction. Winners will be determined on the basis of economics, subject to meeting Freddie Mac’s internal reserve levels, according to Freddie Mac. The advisors for this transaction are JPMorgan Securities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and First Financial Network, Inc., which is a women-owned business.Click here for more information on Freddie Mac’s NPL sales. Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 15, 2015 902 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac JPMorgan Chase Non-Performing Loans Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Offering Pool of JPMorgan-Serviced NPLslast_img read more

NRES Welcomes Two New Managers to Operations Team

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago National Real Estate Solutions (NRES), a Southern California-based nationwide field service company providing property inspections, preservation, maintenance, rehab/repair and other property services for lenders, servicers, money center banks, investors and hedge funds, has announced that two senior level managers, Brian O’Toole and Christine Pillow, have joined the company’s Operations team to support current and future growth.O’Toole has joined NRES as the Director of Operations and is based out of Jacksonville, Florida. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the default servicing industry to NRES. His most recent position was with Residential Credit Solutions managing that company’s default servicing department. He has also served in management positions for Saxon Mortgage, Washington Mutual, and ABN AMRO Mortgage. At the latter company, O’Toole worked with property preservation and default claims which included portfolios for government agencies such as Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Veterans Affairs, Federal Housing Administration, and the Department of Agriculture.Pillow joins NRES as the Director of Field Operations and is based in Jacksonville, Florida. She has more than 30 years of experience in finance, consumer and commercial banking, and default servicing at Wells Fargo. Her extensive experience includes in default servicing includes working closely with vendor management companies regarding pre-foreclosure and REO properties.“We are excited to have two seasoned default operational professionals on our staff,” stated Brian Mingham, CEO of NRES. “With their experience and leadership, the NRES office in Jacksonville has grown and our service levels have improved for our clients and vendors.” National Real Estate Solutions 2016-06-17 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago NRES Welcomes Two New Managers to Operations Team Tagged with: National Real Estate Solutions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, News Previous: What Crisis? Government Drops Case Against Mozilo Next: The Week Ahead: It’s Stress Test Time Again for Banks Home / Featured / NRES Welcomes Two New Managers to Operations Team  Print This Post Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily June 17, 2016 1,412 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

CoreVest Announces Inaugural Deal with Freddie Mac

first_img Tagged with: corevest Freddie Mac HOUSING mortgage Single Family Rental The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Leaders Named in “Most Powerful” List Next: Title Company Owners Launch Guaranteed Fraud Protection Platform The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 10, 2017 2,705 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save CoreVest, the lender to residential real estate investors, announced that it has recently been approved under a pilot program with Freddie Mac to provide enhanced liquidity in the single-family rental (SFR) market.  The pilot is expected to expand financing options for investors in SFR rentals for the workforce and affordable housing. About Author: Nicole Casperson CoreVest Announces Inaugural Deal with Freddie Mac in Featured, News, Secondary Market, Technology Home / Featured / CoreVest Announces Inaugural Deal with Freddie Mac corevest Freddie Mac HOUSING mortgage Single Family Rental 2017-12-10 Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Beth O’Brien, CEO at CoreVest said, “We are excited to partner with Freddie Mac in multiple ways to provide liquidity to a very important part of the US housing market.  Providing investors with low-cost options to finance affordable housing increases the opportunity for families to find places to live in the communities they want to be in.”In the first transaction, Freddie Mac has guaranteed approximately 80 percent of the certificates issued by CoreVest in a recently announced $202 million structured transaction, CAFL 2017-2.  These certificates will be issued through the FRESR 2017-SR01 offering as part of Freddie Mac’s previously announced program focusing on affordable housing in the SFR market. This is the inaugural structured transaction for Freddie Mac in the SFR space and the fifth SFR structured transaction for CoreVest.”The benefit of Freddie Mac’s involvement in the SFR structured finance market will ultimately inure to our borrowers, who will realize a lower cost of capital,” said Christopher Hoeffel, CFO of CoreVest. “We look forward to helping our clients to provide affordable long-term housing to a wide range of American households.”In addition, CoreVest received the Freddie Mac National Single Family Rental Seller/Servicer designation and will commence lending under the Freddie Mac SFR pilot in the first quarter. CoreVest is the first non-Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer approved as an SFR Seller under this program.Ryan McBride, CoreVest’s COO said, “We are committed to financing SFR investors across the market. We offer flexible loan products to address almost every SFR financing scenario.  These products have helped us become the leading lender to residential real estate investors and close over $3 billion in loans.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

DACA Borrowers: FHA Eligible Again?

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: CFPB Report: Loss Mit Problems and Servicer Solutions Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Sagent, ComplianceEase, and More  Print This Post About Author: Tim Rood Sign up for DS News Daily DACA Borrowers: FHA Eligible Again? Tagged with: Borrower eligibility DACA FHA Borrower eligibility DACA FHA 2019-03-13 Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The debate about DACA borrower eligibility for FHA loans heated up this week following reports that FHA is not, as previously reported, denying mortgages to DACA recipients. In a recent letter from HUD to Senator Robert Menendez, HUD asserts that it has made no policy changes with respect to DACA recipients. HUD’s letter was in response to concerns raised by Senators Menendez, Booker, and others, following a number of news stories that suggested HUD had made a change in policy, barring DACA recipients from getting FHA loans.FHA’s letter restates the position FHA has taken over the last year: longstanding FHA policy prohibits financing to individuals without legal residency status, and therefore there has been no policy change. The question FHA did not answer: are DACA recipients eligible borrowers? That is, do they have lawful residence in the United States? While the underlying policy may not have changed, FHA’s answer evidently has.In the early years of the DACA program, FHA’s enforcement stance was that it was up to the lender to determine whether DACA represents a legal residency status. However, early last summer, they appear to have made an internal determination, based on language from USCIS, that DACA does not provide legal residency. Important to note: the USCIS language does lend itself to other interpretations. While USCIS consistently notes that DACA is not a legal residency status, and does not provide a path to such status, they also state that DACA recipients are “legally present.””Deferred action under DACA does not confer legal status upon an individual and may be terminated at any time, with or without a Notice of Intent to Terminate.” (February 2018) “[…A]lthough deferred action does not confer a lawful immigration status…you are considered to be lawfully present in the United States during that time.” (June 2016)Is legally present the same as lawfully resident? FHA evidently thinks not, and on that basis began advising lenders that DACA recipients are ineligible, and enforcing that interpretation in loan reviews, requesting indemnification on loans where the borrower’s EAD card shows “C33” (indicating a DACA recipient).Lenders who make FHA loans to DACA borrowers should be prepared to make a strong legal case that FHA’s interpretation is wrong and that DACA does provide lawful residence.Editor’s note: The Collingwood Group is a client of the Five Star Institute, the parent company of DS News. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 13, 2019 7,285 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Commentary / DACA Borrowers: FHA Eligible Again? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Tim Rood is the Chairman of The Collingwood Group, which he co-founded in 2009. Rood was co-founder and managing director of the firm’s predecessor company, Capital Financial Solutions. The Collingwood Group’s primary focus is in the financial services sector, and the firm offers advisory and consultative services combined with access to decision makers, financial sponsors, corporate boards, and senior industry executives. Rood has over two decades of mortgage industry and entrepreneurial experience. He advises organizations to optimize the business opportunities and to mitigate and manage the risks in and around Washington, DC. Rood is a sought after and regular contributor to various national media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, FOX Business News, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the American Banker.last_img read more

Shifting Housing Hotspots

first_imgA new decade will usher in a new generation of homebuyers. Millennials are set to overtake the market and they bring with them new ideals, wants, and desires for homeownership. According to realtor.com, one of those ideals is ditching the high-priced metros and moving into the suburbs.A new study from realtor.com revealed the top real estate markets for 2020 will be those focused on affordability, relative to nearby pricey metros.”The cities that we expect to do best in 2020 are not necessarily big, fancy, coastal cities, but secondary markets where the job market is still pretty good but housing is affordable,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist of realtor.com.The city poised to be the top market next year is Boise, Idaho. Boise is home to median-home prices of $295,000, and a local realtor described the housing market as “absolute craziness.”“I don’t think you can stand and do a 360-degree turn in this town without seeing construction,” said Robert Inman, real estate agent at Boise’s Best Real Estate.CoreLogic’s October Home Price Index (HPI) noted home prices rose 3.5% and are projected to increase by 5.4% over the next year. The increase in the October 2019 HPI gain, however, was down from October 2018’s rise of 5.2%.Idaho continued its streak of leading the nation in appreciation, which it had done for more than a year, reporting an annual appreciation of 10.9% in October. The next closest state was Maine with an appreciation rate of 8%. Connecticut’s home prices were unchanged from October 2018.Following Boise is McAllen, Texas, which has a median-home price of $152,000.”We have a growing population, and they need houses,” said Rene Galvan, owner of the local brokerage RGV Realty.Other markets making up the top-10 were: Tucson, Arizona; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Columbia, South Carolina; Rochester, New York; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Memphis, Tennessee. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Shifting Housing Hotspots Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Commentary, Featured, News  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Commentary / Shifting Housing Hotspots Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: How States are Combating Foreclosure with Legislation Next: Low-End Rentals Propping Up Investment Growth The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. 2019-12-17 Mike Albanese Share Save About Author: Mike Albanese Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago December 17, 2019 12,411 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Home Renovations Rise in Wake of the New Norm

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Home Renovations Rise in Wake of the New Norm in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home Renovations Rise in Wake of the New Norm Share 2Save BuildFax Jonathan Kanarek remodeling renovations solar power 2021-03-16 Eric C. Peck Tagged with: BuildFax Jonathan Kanarek remodeling renovations solar power 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: What a $15k Tax Credit Could Mean for Homeownership Next: Industry Prepares for Increased Foreclosure and Loss Mitigation Activity Americans are spending a considerable more amount of time at home over the past year due to the pandemic and adapting to this new norm, increasingly renovating their living spaces accordingly. Buildfax’s latest Housing Health Report has found that as more time is spent at home, homeowners have turned to exterior home renovations, including secondary structures, solar panels, decking, and pools.Buildfax found that single-family housing authorizations increased 9.08% year-over-year and 2.57% month-over-month in February 2021. Meanwhile, the trailing three-month outlook (December 2020-February 2021) increased 10.98%—the sixth-consecutive month of upward activity.Much of the nation’s workforce has adapted to a remote work situation, with more time spent at home and many seeking larger and more spacious homes. More time at home has resulted in the construction of pools, secondary structures, solar panels, and decking amid the pandemic. The highest year-over-year growth was seen in the construction of pools, with 35.39% growth over 2020, as secondary structures to accommodate things like home offices experiencing 24.39% year-over-year growth.“As we approached one year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw some clear trends emerging related to homeowner behaviors that may be here to stay,” said Jonathan Kanarek, Managing Director of BuildFax. “Increasingly, homeowners have turned to projects outside of the home, as they look to improve or expand their livable spaces—like installing a pool or backyard office space. These projects reflect shifts in how Americans use their homes following adjustments to remote work and less travel amid the pandemic. As a whole, investment in the existing housing stock has seen remarkable growth, as Americans continue to spend time at home and prioritize home improvements, rather than re-enter the competitive housing market.”More time at home has also resulted in increased energy costs, as homeowners have turned their attention to energy efficiency and cost-cutting measures, with the installation of solar panels seeing a year-over-year rise of 14.62% over 2020.Click here to access Buildfax’s February 2021 Housing Health Report.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Related Articles March 16, 2021 1,017 Views last_img read more

Community Allotments to be provided in Letterkenny from next year

first_img Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Previous articleCouncillors want to name and shame litterersNext articleMan extradited from Donegal on sex charges appears at Derry Court News Highland WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Google+ Lettekenny Town Council has committed to providing community allotments next year.The issue has been raised on numerous occasion at Letterkenny Town Council in recent years and last evening councillors agreed that every effort would be made to provide the allotments.A motion on the issue was moved by Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh, he says yesterday’s decision is a major breakthrough in a long running campaign in the town:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/kavj.mp3[/podcast] Facebook News Community Allotments to be provided in Letterkenny from next yearcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ By News Highland – April 13, 2010 Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

Young Derry boy found freezing in snow

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Young Derry boy found freezing in snow Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers An investigation’s been launched in the north after an 8 year old boy was found alone and freezing on a Derry street.The youngster was discovered by a taxi driver outside a shop in the Ballymagroarty area at half past six this morning, when the temperature was minus 1 degrees.The man wrapped the child in a blanket and called an ambulance which took him to Altnagelvin hospital.The PSNI and the north’s child protection sevvices are investigating. Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – January 6, 2010 Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleCourt judgement challenged in Matchmaker caseNext articleQuads being driven on lakes despite garda warning News Highland center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+last_img read more