in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Print This Post Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention Tagged with: GSE Reform Interest rates inventory shortages Moody’s Moody’s Investors Service Optimism Optimism Survey Survey Home / Daily Dose / Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention Sign up for DS News Daily GSE Reform Interest rates inventory shortages Moody’s Moody’s Investors Service Optimism Optimism Survey Survey 2018-04-13 Alison Rich Today’s rising interest rates have some market participants concerned, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The survey reports that crimped housing supply, coupled with the higher cost to borrow, is chipping away at optimism. Some participants, however, feel that conditions in their housing-related domains are going seriously downhill, Moody’s notes.For the second year in a row, in tandem with its annual U.S. Housing and Housing Finance Conference, Moody’s surveyed debt issuers spanning a variety of industries exposed to the housing space. The company’s survey includes 86 answers from issuers in corporate finance (homebuilders), financial institutions (mortgage lenders and insurers), public finance (housing finance agencies), and structured finance (RMBS issuers and single-family/multifamily REITs).“Tightening housing supply and increasing interest rates will have the biggest effect on issuers as they drive up the cost of homeownership—issuers expect more substantial price increases than last year—and potentially shut out many first-time homebuyers,” Moody’s reported.Besides housing supply (a new category for 2018), the other most pressing concern on industry members’ minds is demographics, Moody’s says.“Market participants expect demographics to become a more significant driver of industry conditions over the short- and long-term as millennials entering the housing market and downsizing baby boomers compete for the same smaller homes and rentals,” Moody’s reported.Amid moderating concerns over tax rates and regulatory issues, the company notes, issuers feel that visibility in their industries is “medium to good.” This is a positive marketplace barometer, indicating issuers feel upbeat about the ability to move their companies in the right direction in the foreseeable future.As for GSE reform, most respondents don’t expect it to happen until the next presidential election. “Ninety-one percent of respondents feel that at least one of the two GSEs—Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac—will survive any reform measures, while 34 percent feel that there will be no government guaranty on conforming mortgages,” the survey reported. Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Alison Rich Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Streamlining Banking Processes Next: Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save April 13, 2018 2,023 Views Subscribe
Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Administrative Department for Communal Affairs and Environmental Protection, in accordance with the Regulation on the quality of bathing sea, sent a statement that on the beaches of Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik and Hotel Plat in Župa dubrovačka there was short-term marine pollution.According to the notification of the Public Health Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, from July 10, 2018, during the fifth examination of sea quality according to the Program for determining the quality of the sea on the beaches of Dubrovnik-Neretva County in 2018, it was found that the results of sea bathing analysis the beaches of the Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik and the Hotel Plat in Župa dubrovačka, sampled on July 09, 2018, exceed the limit values for the microbiological parameter Escherichia coli. In accordance with the Decree on the quality of bathing water, Art. 23 and 24, sampling of the sea will be repeated until the cessation of pollution. The pollution has been notified to the Environmental Protection Inspectorate and other competent inspections.Considering that the sea samples on the beaches of the Hotel Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik and the Hotel Plat in Župa dubrovačka do not meet the requirements of the Regulation due to the pollution of fecal origin, bathing is not recommended until further notice.So much for the strategic development of tourist destinations and luxury tourism. Any comment is redundant…More detailed information is available to the public on the websites of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Public Health Institute.Bathing sea quality assessments in Croatia On the adress http://www.izor.hr/kakvoca/ You can see the sea quality ratings in Croatia shown in colored circular symbols, namely blue (excellent), green (good), yellow (satisfactory) and red (unsatisfactory) on Google maps, as well as numerous accompanying information (eg air and sea temperatures). , salinity, wind direction).
Arsenal respond to Barcelona’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 10:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Arsenal will have to beat Chelsea in Baku to gain entry to the Champions League next season (Picture: EPA)Nevertheless, Lacazette is considered invaluable and the club want to sit down with his representatives once the season finishes to improve his current deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe club are aware of interest from Barcelona but feel the striker is happy at the Emirates and will commit his future to the club.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Gunners will not listen to offers for Lacazette or Aubamaeyang and plan to hold similar talks with the Gabon striker over a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.Both parties can expect to be put on wages closer to top earner Mesut Ozil and around the £250,000-a-week mark.MORE: Manchester United dressing room clash over Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez bonuses Arsenal want Alexandre Lacazette to sign a new deal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal plan to open talks with Alexandre Lacazette over a new long-term deal at the club to thwart interest from Barcelona.The La Liga giants are believed to be keen on signing the Frenchman as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.Lacazette joined the Gunners for a then-club record fee of around £47million in 2017 and he’s formed a formidable partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubamaeyang under Unai Emery.Arsenal must beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to gain entry into the Champions League and a failure to do so will impact Emery’s budget.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
Abdul Majeed Waris has described his first international goal as a ‘great feeling’ after starring in Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.The Black Stars striker, who scored in the 79th minute to make it 3-0 and bring up his first international goal, expressed his delight at the result and his own personal performance.“It [first goal for country] is a great feeling and the victory is good success for the nation,” Waris said after the game at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.The win helped the Black Stars close the gap at the top in Group D, where they are now one point behind with three more matches to go in the second round stage of qualifying.“Everybody knows how important it is for Ghana to qualify for the World Cup. We will keep on working hard and do our best for the nation.”Waris played alongside Asamoah Gyan, who opened the scoring in the first half and the Spartak Moscow player has hailed his partnership with the Ghana captain. “He [Gyan] is a great partner and we talk to each other. Everybody will like to play with him and take part in that,” he said.
The stats tell the big story of Seton Hall’s 81-79 victory over Marquette in the Big East Tournament semifinals. They lay out a gory tale:Three ejections. Nine technical fouls.Fifty-seven total fouls.BIG EAST TOURNAMENT: Schedule, TV times, resultsEighty-five free throws.Tensions were so high during and after the game (including in the handshake line) that both schools took the rare step of keeping their locker rooms closed to reporters after the contest. Only the coaches and Seton Hall leading scorer Myles Powell spoke to the media.Officials James Breeding, Tim Clark and Tim Clougherty doled out the fouls in a regulation game that took two hours and 50 minutes to play. They also had to deal with a second-half scuffle that resulted in Marquette players Sacar Anim and Theo John and Seton Hall player Sandro Mamukelashvili being tossed.The rationale for the ejections is laid out at the 3-minute mark of the video below:3 ejections on one play 😱Things are getting HEATED between Seton Hall and Marquette at the Big East Tournament. pic.twitter.com/kShqDzfa3r— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) March 16, 2019Powell thought he was ejected, too. He even ran into the tunnel at Madison Square Garden. He was summoned back after Breeding told the teams that Powell was still in the game. Confusion over the nature of a first-half foul caused the mixup.Breeding addressed the situation with a pool reporter postgame:THIS JUST IN: Lead official James Breeding’s statement to AP Reporter Mike Fitzpatrick after tonight’s Seton Hall – Marquette Big East Semifinal pic.twitter.com/0D7X8OHqSx— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) March 16, 2019Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski “bit his tongue” when he was asked about the referees’ work (per Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com). “I don’t judge officials. That’s for you guys to decide,” he said.Wojciechowski also said he had “never had anything like that happen in a basketball game before. It’s unexplainable. Unexplainable.”The conference had not released a statement as of early Saturday.
Facebook114Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Capitol Land Trust530 acres in upper Schneider Creek watershed protected… forever Wynne family completes gift to southwest Washington valued at over $2 millionThe Wynne Farm Photo Credit: Greg MennegarThe entire 530-acre Wynne Farm has now been conserved, protecting most of the upper Schneider Creek valley, announced Capitol Land Trust today. The Wynne Farm is one of southwest Washington’s signature working-lands properties, containing a vibrant mix of forests, streams and wetlands. The Wynne family sustainably harvests trees, while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat. Forests on the property protect Schneider Creek, a vital salmon stream that empties to the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve on Totten Inlet, along Puget Sound in Thurston County.Seven years ago, Tom and Charlene Wynne donated a conservation easement to Capitol Land Trust on 355 acres of their sustainably-managed tree farm. Today’s announcement recognizes the signing of a second conservation easement on an additional 175 acres in the incredible Schneider Creek valley. Now, the 530-acre property will never be subdivided or developed.“The family—from Tom’s parents to Tom and me—wanted to ensure the property never got broken up and developed, and wanted to keep the property as wildlife habitat,” said Charlene Wynne.The farm’s forested hillsides rise steeply from the valley floor, where hayfields, flooded in part by beavers, provide habitat for native amphibians. Hawks and other raptors look from overhead for movement in the grass, and elk, cougar and other large mammals feed along the edge of the forests and fields. Streams flow for 3.5 miles through the property, tumbling down from the hills to empty into wetlands along the valley floor. This clean, cool freshwater flows through the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve and estuary, to the benefit of salmon and the health of Puget Sound. Conservation of the upper Schneider Creek—when added to the Kennedy Creek Preserve— effectively protects about 10% percent of the entire stream system’s habitats.Tom and Charlene Wynne Photo Credit: Laurence Reeves“The Wynnes are true heroes in our community. They recognized the value of their lands – for open space, wildlife habitat and protecting our water – and made the ultimate commitment to ensure these values remain for future generations. Completing this conservation agreement also took the help of the County and many Capitol Land Trust members and is a testament that conservation is critical to our community’s well-being,” said Amanda Reed, Capitol Land Trust’s Executive Director.Funding to complete the conservation easement process and to ensure long-term stewardship of the land was provided by Thurston County’s Conservation Futures Program, Capitol Land Trust members and the SteamboatConservation Partnership, a unique collaboration between the Griffin Neighborhood Association and Capitol Land Trust.The Wynne family has owned property in the Schneider Creek Valley since 1916, and Tom and Charlene hold a powerful connection to the land. They lovingly manage the land as a tree farm, giving equal consideration to their family business and to the environment. Harvesting trees in small patches with 75 years between cuttings protects water quality and enables the property’s forests to remain healthy. In 1990, the Wynne Tree Farm was awarded the national “Green Tag” for sustainable forest management — only the fifth in the state to achieve this honor!Learn more about Capitol Land Trust at CapitolLandTrust.org.
The Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament attracted players and teams from throughout the Kootenay and Okanagan regions along with some participants from south of the 49th parallel. Part of the weekend was reserved for players under the age of 12 playing in a Jamboree style event.Host Nelson, with 21-plus players on the roster, entered a pair of teams into the Jamboree.During the Jamboree, there are no scores or points kept, just a lot of determination and skill by all players.The Jamboree event prepares the players for the Rep category, which youth soccer players enter for the next years.Some of the players on the Nelson squad included, Logan Martin, Joey Wall, Chase Colgur, Albie Drysdale, Van Keywood, Ryder Collins, Ethan Knight, Logan Wright, Ilya Sherstobitoff, Markus Rentke, Evan Ouchi, Amani Kaufmann, Yannick Holt-Lachance, Oliver Gyr, Charlie Morrison, Jacob De Zwart, Peyton Wilkinson, Tanner Jackson, Kaden White, Emil Metcalfand Gabriel Makortoff.