Home / Daily Dose / Strong Housing Market In Urban Areas Drives More Positive Outlook on Local Economies Print This Post Strong Housing Market In Urban Areas Drives More Positive Outlook on Local Economies About Author: Brian Honea June 18, 2015 934 Views Subscribe Housing Market Local Economies NeighborWorks America Rural Areas Urban Areas 2015-06-18 Brian Honea Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily 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 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Market Local Economies NeighborWorks America Rural Areas Urban Areas Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 6/18/2015 Next: What’s a Home Worth? A View From the Other Side of the Table Minorities were found to generally have a more positive outlook toward their local economy and job situation than Whites across all income brackets, according to a survey released this week by NeighborWorks America, a Washington, D.C.-based community development non-profit and grant maker.The differences in attitudes were generally split regionally, with those who live in urban areas responding more positively toward their local economies and job situations and those who live in rural areas responding more negatively, according to NeighborWorks. About 48 percent of those living in suburban areas and 57 percent living in urban areas said they thought their local economy was performing better overall than the national economy, compared to just 33 percent who live in rural areas.”Given the strength of the housing market in most urban and suburban areas, and the connection many make to home prices and a strong economy, it’s not too surprising that people living in those areas have a more positive economic outlook as reported by our survey,” said Doug Robinson of NeighborWorks. “Moreover, job growth is a key driver of home prices, so it also makes sense that people who are seeing strong home price growth also would say that their local job outlook is strong.”Overall, about 50 percent of adults surveyed nationwide said their local economy was doing better than the national economy. About 32 percent said their local economy was doing worse than the national economy, according to NeighborWorks.The survey found that 68 percent of Hispanics and 54 percent of African-Americans said their local economy is performing better than the national economy compared to 45 percent of Whites. NeighborWorks reported that the marked difference in the assessment of the local economy and job situation by region was driving the results. A larger percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics live in urban and suburban areas, where the attitudes are generally more positive toward the local economy and job situation. About 82 percent of rural residents are White, where the attitudes are generally more negative.NeighborWorks also reported that the majority of those in higher income brackets were more positive toward their local economy; 64 percent of Americans with a household income of more than $100,000 per year believed that the local economy was doing better than that of the nation overall. For those with incomes between $75,000 and $100,000, the number dropped to 55 percent; it fell to 45 percent for Americans with a household income below $75,000, according to NeighborWorks.For this survey, Anderson Robbins Research interviewed 1,308 adults living in the United States between April 30 and May 11, 2015. The sample polled included 1,005 adults and 303 interviews with Gulf Coast residents in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re Oct. 30 letter, “Where is oversight on Zombie Zipline?” by Jill Morley: I agree with Jill 100 percent.We live on 25 acres on Waters Road, and we have to close our windows because of the screaming and yelling and the whining of the zipline.I have reported this to the town supervisor every time Michael Cellini has added on, and I have also told the building inspector. No response. It doesn’t seem like anyone wants to be bothered.Mr. Cellini has insulted and lied to the town board, supervisor and the people, and yet it continues. If the course was in their backyard, it would be a different story. I have asked for a copy of the final plot plan from the supervisor that was supposed to be submitted. I’m still waiting. I doubt there is one.This plan was one of the stipulations in getting approval. Our neighbor, who also asked for a copy of the report, also hasn’t received it.One other concern is how can the state issue a recreation permit for an amusement park if it isn’t in an approved area.Our house is only 600 feet from the course. I can actually hear people calling each other by name. Pretty sad.Sandy DeGraffGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
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The UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw results are displayed on the big screen in NyonHolders FC Bayern München have been drawn to play one of the teams they eliminated en route to lifting the UEFA Champions League trophy last season, Arsenal FC, in the round of 16 while 2012 winners Chelsea FC will renew acquaintances with a famed former striker.Round of 16 drawManchester City FC (ENG) v FC Barcelona (ESP)Olympiacos FC (GRE) v Manchester United FC (ENG)AC Milan (ITA) v Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) v Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)Galatasaray AÅž (TUR) v Chelsea FC (ENG)FC Schalke 04 (GER) v Real Madrid CF (ESP)FC Zenit (RUS) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)Arsenal FC (ENG) v FC Bayern München (GER)Full fixtures and datesMonday’s draw in Nyon – conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino, UEFA competitions director Giorgio Marchetti and Luís Figo, ambassador for the final in his home city of Lisbon – means Bayern will travel to England in February for the first leg of their tie. The German champions prevailed on away goals when they met the Gunners at this juncture last term, winning 3-1 at the Arsenal Stadium but losing 2-0 in the return. Bayern also accounted for Arsène Wenger’s men in the last 16 in 2004/05.Chelsea and José Mourinho, meanwhile, will welcome Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge when Galatasaray AÅž visit in March. Drogba struck 157 goals in 341 games for the Londoners between 2004 and 2012, but perhaps his most famous act in a Blue shirt was supplying both the equaliser and the clinching shoot-out penalty for the Premier League side in the 2012 final against Bayern. Chelsea’s domestic rivals Manchester City FC, the sole debutants at this stage, were paired with four-time winners FC Barcelona in a contest to savour for their Spanish internationals Álvaro Negredo, David Silva and Jesús Navas, not to mention ex-Blaugrana midfielder Yaya Touré and the club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain.Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 18/19 and 25/26 February and at home in the return matches on 11/12 and 18/19 March. The draw for the quarter-finals will be held at 12.00CET on 21 March with the semi-final lineup drawn on 11 April, also at 12.00CET. The tournament concludes at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on 24 May.– See more at: http://www.sportscrusaderonline.com/bayern-draw-arsenal-drogba-faces-chelsea-return/#sthash.k8BuSYwo.dpuf
Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey scored a hat-trick as Ghana hammered Congo 5-1 in Brazzaville Tuesday to keep alive their slim 2018 World Cup qualification hopes.Serbia-based Richmond Boakye bagged a brace as the Black Stars achieved their biggest away winning margin in an eliminator since a 4-0 triumph over Cape Verde 12 years ago.Vladis-Emmerson Illoy-Ayyet scored for Congo, who entered the Group E match at Stade Kintele confident of success after holding Ghana 1-1 in Kumasi last Friday.The crucial goal came two minutes into first-half stoppage time when Partey ran on to a pass and rifled a right-foot shot past goalkeeper Barel Mouko from a tight angle.It gave Ghana a 3-1 half-time advantage and the lead was rarely threatened in the second half as Congo slumped to a record home defeat in a World Cup qualifier.Ghana coasted to maximum points despite lacking two injured stalwarts, West Ham United midfielder Andre Ayew and Turkey-based striker Asamoah Gyan. Group BContenders: Nigeria, ZambiaEliminated: Cameroon, AlgeriaGroup CContenders: Ivory Coast, Morocco, Gabon, MaliGroup DContenders: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Senegal, South AfricaGroup EContenders: Egypt, Uganda, GhanaEliminated: Congo BrazzavilleNote: group winners qualify for 2018 World Cup in Russia World Cup Africa zone state of playContenders and eliminated teams after matchday 4 of World Cup qualifying in Africa:Group AContenders: Tunisia, Democratic Republic of CongoEliminated: Guinea, Libya Share on: WhatsApp
Mourinho conceded recently “to play Liverpool has a special meaning” for United, so reserving his stars’ energies for midweek is out of the question.However, he does have a big decision to make over whether to persist with Alexis Sanchez on the left side of United’s attack, with the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in his armoury.The Chilean has scored just once since moving from Arsenal in January.Elsewhere, Chelsea need to bounce back from four defeats in five league games if they are to retain any realistic hope of a top-four finish when they host struggling Palace and Tottenham must pick themselves up after being dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus at Bournemouth.A heavily rotated City side were also beaten for just the fourth time this season by Basel in Europe in midweek, but still progressed to the quarter-finals and can move to within three wins of mathematically sealing the title when they visit Stoke on Monday.Arsenal, trailing fourth-placed Spurs by 13 points, look to have blown their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League but Arsene Wenger will be desperate to reverse an alarming slump when Watford visit the Emirates.Fixtures (1500 GMT unless stated)SaturdayManchester United v Liverpool (1230 GMT), Newcastle v Southampton, West Brom v Leicester, West Ham v Burnley, Everton v Brighton, Huddersfield v Swansea, Chelsea v Crystal Palace (1730 GMT)SundayArsenal v Watford (1330 GMT), Bournemouth v Tottenham (1600 GMT)MondayStoke v Manchester City (2000 GMT)Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has the tough task of keeping Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah quiet as Jurgen Klopp’s entertainers roll into town at the weekend — with second place in the Premier League the prize on offer.With Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City virtually assured of the title, northwest rivals United and Liverpool — the two most successful clubs in the English game — are left fighting for the scraps.United’s impressive fightback from 2-0 down on Monday to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 maintained their slender two-point lead over Liverpool in the battle for the runners-up spot behind runaway leaders City.Nemanja Matic bailed out Mourinho’s men with a stunning stoppage-time strike in London but another three points papered over the cracks in the latest in a series of unconvincing performances from United.“We have to be honest, we have to play better,” Matic admitted once the euphoria of his first United goal died down.“We have to do more if we want to win as Liverpool is a team with great quality.”The onus will be on Mourinho to take the game to the visitors at Old Trafford on Saturday but the Portuguese manager, criticised for keeping his array of attackers firmly on the leash, is unlikely to risk throwing caution to the wind.Liverpool had scored 20 goals in their previous seven games before a much-changed side drew 0-0 with Porto in midweek, a result that sealed a place in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in nine years.With January signing Virgil van Dijk settling in well at the back and Loris Karius impressing in goal, the pieces are falling into place for Klopp’s team, who have lost just once in 20 Premier League games.But it is their forwards, led by the irrepressible Salah alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, who have scored a combined 68 goals this season, that will give Mourinho sleepless nights.There was a palpable sensation around Anfield on Tuesday that Liverpool minds were already focused on United, with the free-scoring front three all rested at different spells of the game.– United v Liverpool ‘special’ –The match against Liverpool is the first of three games in eight days for United at Old Trafford that will define their season.Sevilla visit in the last-16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with the tie delicately balanced at 0-0 after the first leg, before in-form Brighton head north for an FA Cup quarter-final.
Two days after playing to thousands of screaming fans at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, two of the Jonas Brothers and a fellow musician experienced a real hazard as they were playing golf at Turnberry Golf Club in Aventura. A flying bullet whizzed by the musicians while the were teeing off, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.But Turnberry tried to downplay the event, saying it could be someone shooting at ducks with a BB or pellet gun, the source said.Kevin, Nick and McGraw don’t believe they were targeted, but they are concerned for other golfers’ safety No one was hurt, but while filing a police report the musicians were told that a similar incident happened earlier in the day as well as a few weeks ago.Aventura police told the Daily Mail the incidents are being taken seriously and investigators think the pop sound was that of a pellet or BB gun that someone from a nearby condominium was using to shoot at ducks in a pond at the golf course.Jordan McGraw is currently on tour with The Jonas Brothers
A newly married 26-year-old Israeli woman has been arrested on charges alleging that she tried to cash nearly $1 million in checks from her 77-year-old husband’s account.Lin Helena Halfon was arrested December 16 at Tampa International Airport. She faces charges of money laundering, organized fraud and exploitation of an elderly person.Court records allege that she stole $666,666 from her husband, Tampa businessman Richard Rappaport. A bank had refused to cash a $1 million cashier’s check last month, according to The Tampa Bay Times.Halfon told employees at the Tampa Amscot Branch on November 7 that she planned to use the money from a check she was trying to cash to buy a yacht in Miami. The bank refused to cash the check, since Rappaport’s name was also on it.A short time later, Halfon returned to the bank with the same request, but had three separate checks for $333,333 each. Amscot employees again refused, but made copies of her Israeli passport, U.S. visa and the questionable checks, and contacted law enforcement.According to the arrest warrant, Rappaport told investigators he wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt when they informed him of the situation, so that she would not be deported. Investigators later discovered that Halfon was able to have an Orlando business cash two of the checks.Subsequently, Rappaport told authorities on December 10 that he now feels that he was a victim of fraud.A judge set Halfon’s bail at $1 million.
President Trump is going to host the college football national champions Friday.The LSU Tigers will take a tour of the White House and then have a meeting with the President.The team was scheduled to arrive in the nation’s capital Thursday for other activities.LSU beat Clemson on Monday to claim the College Football Playoff title. They finished their season a perfect 15-0.The President and First Lady were greeted warmly with huge cheers at the game when they walked out on the field for the National Anthem.There were chants of “USA” and “four more years.”WATCH LIVE: @realdonaldtrump welcomes champion @LSUfootball Tigers to White House https://t.co/n96eBpw7vo— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 17, 2020 After hosting the LSU Tigers the President and First Lady will board Air Force One and head south to PBIA. They will arrive around 5:15 p.m. and spend the three day weekend at Mar-a-Lago with a fundraiser scheduled for tomorrow.See the President’s schedule here.
The 30-year-old opera singer who was arrested last Friday after crashing through U.S. Secret Service blockades around Mar-a-Lago had been given a written warning two days earlier for trespassing on another Palm Beach property.Hannah Roemhild, who is a Connecticut resident, was issued a warning by the Palm Beach Police Department on January 29 after a building worker called and asked officers to conduct a welfare check on an elderly woman who had a woman living with her, a police report states.The worker called police because no one in the building knew the woman named “Hannah,” who claimed to be the resident’s caretaker.The elderly woman’s family confirmed to authorities that they were not familiar with Roemhild and did not know why she was living in the apartment. The report does not indicate how long she had been staying there.When police questioned the suspect, she told them that she met the victim at church in Connecticut three years ago, and the woman allowed her to stay in the apartment “because they were friends.” However, she denied the worker’s claim that she said she was the woman’s caretaker.The victim told officers she did not remember Roemhild and had met her only two days earlier. The victim’s son then told Roemhild to gather her belongings and leave, which she did.Police searched Roemhild’s property to make sure she did not have any of the victim’s items, according to the police report.Meanwhile, she faces federal and state charges of assault on an officer and of deadly assault on law enforcement stemming from last week’s six-mile chase that began after she drove through two security checkpoints at President Trump’s Palm Beach mansion.Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies opened fire, hitting the woman’s SUV numerous times. She was arrested later that day at a local motel, after picking up her mother from Palm Beach International Airport in the same vehicle involved in the chase and shooting.Roemhild’s attorney, David Roth, said at her first appearance in court that his client has a “well-documented history of mental illness.”She is scheduled to appear in mental health court at 9 a.m. on Friday.