November Was Hot for Housing Prices

first_img Previous: Maryland Case Puts the Brakes on Foreclosures Next: Reviewing the Biggest Legal Landmarks of 2017 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The housing market continued to grow, with house prices leading the way through most of 2017. According to the latest Housing Price Index data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), home prices across the U.S. rose 0.4 percent in November 2017. The previously reported 0.5 percent increase in October was revised upward to 0.6 percent, the report said.The monthly data is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report indicated that house prices increased slightly to 6.5 percent between November 2016 to November 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year that recorded an increase of 6.4 percent.In terms of 12-month changes for regions, the Mountain region, consisting of states like Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico recorded the maximum price change registering a growth of 8.9 percent compared to 7.2 percent in the previous year. Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California that make up the Pacific coast states also registered  growth along similar lines with home prices rising 8.6 percent, compared to 7.7 percent in the previous year. The Middle Atlantic region consisting of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania registered the least growth of all regions at 4.2 percent showing a downward trend from its growth of 5.4 percent in the year-ago period.The  seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from October 2017 to November 2017 ranged from -1.1 percent in the East South Central region to +0.9 percent in the West North Central region according to the report. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FHFA Home Prices HOUSING Housing Price Index 2018-01-24 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November Was Hot for Housing Prices Tagged with: FHFA Home Prices HOUSING Housing Price Index Home / Daily Dose / November Was Hot for Housing Prices  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles January 24, 2018 1,472 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

‘Ansu Fati is impressing everyone at Barcelona’

first_img“It was important to win, and keep up the pace in the title race,” the Croatian international told a post match interview with Marca. “I am so happy for him. He is doing an impressive job, but he must be patient.” Fati has enjoyed an excellent breakthrough campaign with La Blaugrana, following his La Liga debut against Real Betis in August 2019. The Spanish U21 has five goals in all competitions in 2019-20, including vital winners in the Champions League against Inter Milan, and home and away against Leganes in domestic action. Read Also: Cheer us to the title from home, Klopp urges Liverpool fans Setien will rotate his side for their clash with Sevilla this weekend, with Jordi Alba back from suspension. Nelson Semedo, Frenkie De Jong, Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez are in line to start, with Fati competing with Luis Suarez and Martin Braithwaite to keep his place in the starting XI. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 17-year old opened the scoring against Javier Aguirre’s side with an accomplished 20-yard finish. Quique Setien opted to recall the teenager to the starting line up, and he is expected to play a key role in Barcelona’s title defence in the coming weeks. “We were patient until Ansu’s goal, and from there, it was easier.Advertisement Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has hailed teenager Ansu Fati, after his goal scoring return to action against Leganes. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can ExplainThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rushlast_img read more

Annenberg U.S.-China Institute hosts discussion on climate change

first_imgFinamore, the senior strategic director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council, led the panel, which focused on  China’s role in fighting against climate change. The event was held at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Xinruihe Wang, a freshman majoring in communication, said she was shocked to learn all the things China has done to fight climate change. She said China, which has the world’s second largest economy and the world’s largest emitter of carbon gas, is leading a global clean energy revolution. “It’s very clear that every country, every city, every state, every province, every investor, every business, every person needs to jump into the battle, step up their level of ambition and accelerate their effort,” Finamore said. “China has [been] doing more than anybody else to move this new technology a lot,” Finamore said. “I never saw the vehicle industry move so fast. Within weeks, every major automaker had announced new investments, new production facilities, new modelized electric vehicles.” Finamore said that only requiring people to stop burning coal without offering detailed planning is not an effective policy, so NRDC focuses on four provinces in China to help them implement the clean energy locally. “As a Chinese [person], I never paid close attention to this kind of issue, and it’s pretty interesting to hear [Finamore saying] that China actually plays a really important role in saving the planet,” Wang said. “I’m really proud of that.” “China was widely blamed for the failure of the global community to reach a comprehensive climate treaty,” Finamore said. “Yet only a few years later, China was instrumental, along with the United States, in building the momentum of the Paris Agreement.” “It was like living in an airport smoking lounge [when] living in Beijing,” Finamore said. “The public concern soured, and the government realized that something had to be done. So by the end of that year, it had invested $1.7 trillion in air pollution control.” According to Finamore, when China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, its coal-related emissions began to increase dramatically. In 2006, China became the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide. However, China’s coal emissions started to decrease in 2010 when the government realized that industrial exports with high coal emission came at the expense of citizens’ lives, she said. “A little more than 10 years ago, China was already the leading exporter of solar panels, and today nine out of 10 of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world are Chinese,” Finamore said. “By next year, China will have the four times the solar energy capacity of the United States.” Finamore said that at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, developed countries were tasked with the majority of the responsibility in addressing climate change. But since then, China — considered a developing country — has gradually led the worldwide fight against climate change.center_img “The type of project that China funds is going to play a really important role in determining whether these recipient countries will make their Paris agreements,” Finamore said. “China, in fact, is financing more renewable energy in these countries than anyone else.” Finamore said China took advantage of the opportunity to harness renewable energy in the fight against climate change, and in 2013, China became the world’s largest investor in renewable energy. Environmental expert Barbara Finamore, who has spent nearly 40 years working with global climate policies, spoke about China’s efforts to combat climate change at the Geoffrey Cowan Forum Thursday. (Shaylee Navarro/Daily Trojan) Chengcheng Mei, a first-year graduate student majoring in public policy, asked how students and NGOs like NRDC can make up for the lack of policy analysts and bring attention to policy making. From severe wildfires to rising sea levels, climate change is increasingly impacting the daily lives of people around the world, environmental expert Barbara Finamore told a crowd of about 40 Thursday during an event led by the U.S.-China Institute. Finamore also discussed the importance of China’s role in the electric vehicle market. She said China owns 40% of the world’s electric vehicles and 99% of the world’s electric buses. Finamore has spent nearly 40 years working with environmental policies. She is the founder of NRDC’s China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an international non-governmental organizations. She is also the co-founder and president of the China-U.S. Energy Innovation Alliance. Finamore said the NRDC in Beijing has tried to propose mandatory cuts on coal consumption, along with 20 other Chinese institutions. She emphasized the importance of cooperation in the fight against climate change. Finamore said China has also tried to develop green finance — the use of financial instruments to incentivize green initiatives — through Belt and Road Initiative, which was proposed in 2013 by President Xi Jinping. The initiative aims to connect finance and transportation among 70 countries, which comprise 60% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. She also spoke about China’s contributions to the goals listed in the 2015 Paris Agreement for mitigating the effects of climate change as an example.last_img read more

Web3.0 : Weaving the Semantic Web

first_imgWhile most companies haven’t even begun to come to grips with Web 2.0 and its corporate equivalent called Enterprise 2.0, people are beginning to talk about the next generation of web-based technologies, Web 3.0.Web 3.0 is beginning to align around something called the Semantic Web.  This is an idea that was first proposed by Tim Berners-Lee back in 2001 in a Scientific American article.  The differentiator of Web 3.0 is that web content can presented in a way that will easily allow software agents to easily find data, read and understand it, and then be able to share and aggregate it.Web 1.0 was a world of read-only web pages.  Web 2.0 created a read-write world of greater collaboration.  And Web 3.0’s world will be one of read-write-execute where software applications and agents play an important role.Central to the Semantic Web are tags that can be applied to data at a very fine-detailed level.  Next-generation search engines will be able to interpret the tags and perform highly accurate data searches.  Web 2.0 emphasized a grass-roots populist approach to tagging, but Web 3.0 is based on a more structured approach where tags provide detailed context to the information.  Companies like Adobe, Google, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard are investigating the possibilities of the technology.Business Week cites a report by Mills Davis, founder of the consulting firm Project10X, that finds that Semantic Web technologies could surge to more than $50 billion in 2010 from just $2.2 billion in 2006.Sramana Mitra proposed the following formula for Web 3.0:Web 3.0 = 4C [content, commerce, community, context] + P [personalization] + VS [vertical search].last_img read more

Chelsea can still qualify for Champions League – Hazard

first_imgChelsea winger Eden Hazard has shared his hopes that the Blues can still end the season in the top four in the Premier League, but only if they won all of their remaining fixtures.Their extremely poor performance throughout the whole season has helped them to the fifth place in the Premier League standings, trailing after the Spurs with 10 points. However, considering the fact that they have six games prior to the end of the campaign, if they were to get all of the 18 points available, they would most likely take at least the fourth spot.“It is difficult, very difficult, but it is possible. In football anything can happen. So we need it believe, we need to trust in each other and try to win every game. That’s it,” Eden Hazard shared, according to SportsMole.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We have six games to play in the league, and if we win the six games but don’t finish in the top four, at least we did everything. So no regrets, let’s play one month.”“We know we are playing for Chelsea, when you are playing for Chelsea, you need to give everything to the end of the season, that’s it. If you achieve something, that’s good, but if not you will try for the next year,” Hazard went on to add.last_img read more

United not giving up on top four hopes Valencia

first_imgManchester United captain Antonio Valencia has echoed the sentiments at the club stating that nobody is giving up on the chase for a top-four place in the League.United’s next game is at home against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day, and the former Wigan man urged the squad to develop a consistent run in the bid to secure a top-four spot.”Absolutely,” he replied when asked by MUTV if the top-four scrap remains alive, prior to Saturday’s 5-1 win over Cardiff City.“Nobody is giving up at all. You know there is half a season left to play so it’s all about working hard, battling and playing well.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.”We know we have got the quality within the squad to be able to do that. It is all about being focused and the aim is still to get into those top four places. We also want to go as far as we can in the Champions League – why not get to the final? Why not try to win the two cup competitions we are still involved in?”Wagner’s men are on a relegation fight but the fact the festive fixture is at home is of a benefit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.”I think it is good,” explained Valencia. “The main thing is to get everyone together at Old Trafford after Christmas and it is a great fact we don’t have to travel as it’s on our doorstep. Playing in front of our fans is always a special occasion.”We are getting the chance to make them happy and hopefully put any recent bad results behind us to get into good form again. We need to start putting a string of wins together and putting in a good performance to make the fans happy.”last_img read more

Kenai Fire Training Facility To Be Rented Out To Red Cross

first_imgThe Fire Training Facility has a number of vacant office spaces which the city has rented out to non-profits in the past such as the United Way and the Arctic Winter Games under one dollar-per-year Special Use Permits. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council has approved an agreement between the city and the American Red Cross to rent out the Kenai Fire Training Facility for roughly three years. Councilmember Tim Navarre: “It is a useful service in every community especially in an emergency or time of crisis. I encourage all of you to make donations if you can.” Cindy Romuach, a volunteer with Kenai Peninsula Red Cross spoke to the Kenai City Council at their meeting on Wednesday: “We certainly appreciate the consideration because there is certainly a need for us to have office space.”  The office will be primarily 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. However, there will occasionally be a need for after hours access for emergency responses. This will include use during the weekend, according to Romauch.last_img read more