JPMorgan Chase to Undergo Leadership Changes

first_img JPMorgan Chase COO Matthew Zames will be stepping down from his role after 13 years, the bank announced on Thursday.“While I am sad to see him leave, I respect his decision and all he has done for JPMorgan Chase,” JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said in a memo.According to the New York Times, Zames is leaving to start his own business. “I have been in this business almost 25 years. I spent the vast majority of my time running businesses, driving things forward, facing off against clients, taking business risk. But at its core, look: I’ll be 47 in October. I want to get back to running the railroad — running my railroad, running my business. So it’s just a natural point,” Zames said in an interview.Zames, 46, had a crucial role in guiding the bank during the financial crisis and is credited with raising suspicion over Bernie Madoff a year before his eventual arrest. Zames has long been assumed as a potential successor to Dimon, and the news of his stepping down has led to much speculation of who else may be in the running. A clue as to the frontrunners may be found in who will be taking over his duties during the transition. According to a report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zames’ responsibilities will be split between Marianne Lake, CFO; Daniel Pinto, CEO of Corporate & Investment Banking; Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer & Community Banking, Mary Erdoes, CEO of Asset Management; and Doug Petno, CEO of the Commercial Bank, as follows:Marianne Lake: Assuming responsibility for the Chief Investment Office/Treasury, the Office of Regulatory Affairs, the Global Director of Regulatory Relations, Oversight and Controls, and Corporate FinanceDaniel Pinto and Gordon Smith: Assuming responsibility for Global Technology, the Intelligent Solutions group, and Mortgage Capital MarketsMary Erdoes and Doug Petno: Assuming responsibility of COO Global Operations unit, Global Real Estate, Global Security & Investigations, Military Affairs, Events Planning, Procurement, and other general services.In addition to these restructurings, Corporate Strategy and Private Investments will now report directly to Dimon. Home / Daily Dose / JPMorgan Chase to Undergo Leadership Changes JPMorgan Chase to Undergo Leadership Changes in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Subscribe Related Articles Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase Matthew Zames 2017-06-08 Staff Writer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase Matthew Zames Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Previous: House Votes to Drastically Change CFPB Next: Choosing a Tech-Savvy Insurance Vendor Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post June 8, 2017 2,047 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Repairing for Returns: Attracting Homebuyers to Investments

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Previous: Fed’s Jerome Powell Says Economy Will Continue to Grow Next: October’s Foreclosure Volume High Point Home / Daily Dose / Repairing for Returns: Attracting Homebuyers to Investments Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News, Print Features In a market where the value for homes has increased dramatically and mortgage rates are low, it is important as an investor to make repairs to a home that will not only give a high return on investment, but also create a home that catches a buyer’s eye. Many renovated homes give the same “cookie-cutter” feel when everything in a home is replaced for a renovation. It is worth creating a unique home that appeals to that also includes energy efficient and salvaged materials. Every market may be different, and it could be valuable to consult with a real estate agent who knows the area well to assist with the local buyer demand in current trends. Renovation can be costly, so it is important to appeal to all sellers to be the last house on the market and the first one off and find the repairs that give the best return on investment.Starting With a Blank SlateInterior paint is a simple renovation that gives the home a clean blank slate for the new homeowner. Painting the home over in a neutral color that compliments the fixtures, cabinets, and flooring can brighten a home to appeal to more buyers. Paint colors can differ from buyer to buyer, while some may even make a home feel smaller and push away potentially interested buyers. With the interior paint, if the home has popcorn or textured ceilings, it may be worth the labor-intensive feat of scraping these popcorn ceilings. Many buyers in the current market believe popcorn ceilings make a home feel dated and removing these could be the push between buying and walking away if other homes in the market have been updated to flat ceilings.While interior paint is a minor repair, an investor or homeowner could add unique-ness to the home by using cost-friendly, salvaged materials to create interesting feature walls. An example could be using old barnwood for an accent wall in a dining or living room, or even using the old barnwood material for interesting casings throughout the home. Using repurposed wood for a new fireplace mantle or even giving brick fireplaces a German smear, or whitewash, can help give the home a facelift at a lower cost.Paying Attention to DetailThe easiest and most cost-effective improvements can be the minor repairs a home typically needs after it has been lived in for a while. Even if the home is only a few years old, a deep clean on all appliances, cabinets, and countertops can be conducive to making buyers feel this home is theirs from the moment they walk in. These items can be as simple as new toilets (or just toilet seats) with clean, matching bathroom fixtures, or even grouting and re-caulking all wet areas for a newer feel. Adding a few dimmer switches throughout have a low cost while adding an upscale ambience. These small repairs combined with matching outlets, switches, and cover plates or caulking the windows throughout, shows the buyer the house is fully move-in ready and they do not have to worry about these before they even unload their furniture. Additionally, updating the doorknobs and hinges to match throughout the property gives the home a finished and polished feel, especially when using desired finishes such as brushed nickel.When replacing light fixtures, use energy efficient products that have “provable” cost values are important to buyers in today’s market. These items would include LED light bulbs and water saving shower heads. Making properties green through renovation can be key in marketing while also updating the home to feel light and bright.Looking Long-termBuyers are also interested in seeing the repairs completed for items that are long-term. This includes appliances, roofing, HVAC, and potentially old fixtures throughout. If a roof or HVAC unit is within a year of its useful life, it may be worth replacing even if that is the only repair completed prior to selling the home. These are a few major repair items the buyer will not want to dish money out for only a year after purchasing the home. These also tend to be the repairs buyers are less capable of following on HGTV and completing a DIY project, so the reduced maintenance could be a big seller on an older home with bigger ticket items. If these items need to be replaced and are not, the buyer will usually want a credit to be able to complete these repairs once they own the property.The largest focus in most home renovations is the kitchen, and almost any homeowner will tell you they spend an incredible amount of time in this space, so having it be functional, beautiful, and cost-effective is a high priority for many home buyers. Kitchens are typically the most expensive room in the home to renovate with high ticket items such as cabinetry, countertops, and appliances. With the high cost of buying a home in the current market, most buyers are looking for a brand new, sleek kitchen to include white shaker style cabinets and a complimentary granite. However, if the cabinets are in good condition and only outdated, sanding and painting the cabinetry to the desired white color cuts huge costs as opposed to just replacing the cabinets. While this option is more labor-intensive, the price still comes in much lower than that of a complete new set. Continue refreshing the kitchen with new hardware for a finished look to the newly painted cabinets. If it is necessary to replace the cabinetry, consider adding a subway tile backsplash and floating shelves to save on the cost of upper cabinets. Homeowners can tastefully display their matching dinner sets on these shelves, while also adding personal touches to make the home their own.For the countertops, granite may be expected, but renovators could surprise buyers with a quartz or synthetic stone material. More great options include using a “butcher block” or a concrete countertop—even if just for the kitchen island to give the home a more unique feel. Replacing these worn out surfaces is typically very appealing to a buyer for the home to feel brand new.Flooring can easily make or break a living space. While the flooring doesn’t have to be unique, most homes with regular linoleum or sheet vinyl flooring have a feel of being older, and carpet areas can appear to be dirty and dated. Simply switching out old carpet for new carpet can be a breath of fresh air for buyers since carpet can hold much more dirt than hard surfaces. Consider removing the carpet on the stairs, refinishing the treads and painting the risers. Real hardwood flooring can be sanded and refinished for a new look while keeping the desired original hardwoods throughout the home. High traffic areas such as kitchens and all entertainment spaces can benefit well from replacing old flooring with a luxury plank vinyl (LVP) that can be inexpensive to install, while also making the home feel larger and cleaner. This LVP flooring is also highly desired in homes right now, as it can give a hardwood floor feeling without the high cost of installing hardwood floors. LVP stands up to high traffic and moisture, making it a fantastic all-around flooring product. Savvy renovators could also look for concrete flooring on the first level of a home, and they can acid stain and finish the concrete flooring for a more desired, modern industrial look.Attracting Buyers Through Curb AppealLast to mention, and frequently overlooked, is the importance of curb appeal and minor exterior repairs such as a quick pressure wash. Laying mulch and planting a few colorful flowers can give the front landscape a fresh look. Simply sprucing up the yard and repairing any cracks in the sidewalk can make the home look like the best home on the block while adding low costs to the repair budget. With the landscaping, creating a welcoming front view overall is important, so consider putting a fresh coat of paint on the front door or shutters to add a splash of color to a potentially bland color scheme–after checking for any HOA regulations, of course. A colorful lawn and front door can entice buyers to step inside and fall in love. A fresh coat of paint and ensuring your house number is visible on your mailbox makes the listing easier to find for potential buyers. This is the first and last part of the home the buyer typically sees, and first impressions count.Finding the repairs to create a unique, completed home renovation on a budget takes creativity and a focus on the repairs that will truly bring value to the home. Using the pre-existing materials in the home can be a large cost-saver, while also modernizing the home and giving it a “new home” feel. Each home will have unique required repairs, but the use of salvaged materials and the idea of repairing for value can make full use of a renovator’s budget—no matter how big or small. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Renovation Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Alyssa Sprague Foreclosure Renovation 2019-11-13 Seth Welborn November 13, 2019 1,742 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Alyssa Sprague is Senior Account Executive at Property Masters, Inc. where she assists in the daily management and organization of home renovations for Property Masters’ single-family investor and REO clientele. She also holds the role of President of the inaugural Think Tank council at Property Masters. She strongly believes that in a group effort, ideas can be exponentially expanded with positive encouragement to produce the best possible outcomes. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Repairing for Returns: Attracting Homebuyers to Investments Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Will Housing Lead Post-Pandemic Recovery?

first_img Share Save Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Servicers to Advance $3.6B to Mortgage-Backed Securities Next: The Week Ahead: Will Forbearance Volumes Continue to Flatten? May 29, 2020 1,659 Views Subscribe Coronavirus Economic Recovery housing market 2020 2020-05-29 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus Economic Recovery housing market 2020  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Will Housing Lead Post-Pandemic Recovery? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Will Housing Lead Post-Pandemic Recovery? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News Unlike the role it played in the Great Recession that started in 2008, the housing industry may help lead us out of today’s pandemic-induced economic recession, according to Daniel McCue, Senior Research Associate at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. While housing was more of a barrier than a balm in the last economic recovery, it is more typical for the housing industry to serve as a source of strength during an economic recovery. In fact, this has been the case in nearly every recession over the past five decades, according to McCue. In most economic recessions, declining interest rates lead to homebuying and homebuilding, which then lead to spending on consumer goods. In a typical year, residential construction makes up 4% of GDP. However, construction contributed an average of 18% growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) in each year following a recession from 1970 until the Great Recession. After the Great Recession, home construction made up more than its typical share, rising 2 percentage points.One of the main points of difference between the housing market leading into the Great Recession and the market heading into today’s economic downturn is that the housing market prior to 2008 had a “substantial overhang of distressed and foreclosed properties,” which “needed to be absorbed before housing construction could be a driver of recovery,” McCue said. The housing market early this year, however, had tight supply and low vacancies. Vacancy rates and for-sale inventory rates lower than they had been in years. The total housing vacancy rate is 11.4%—2.4 percentage points lower than in 2007. The share of vacant homes for sale is 58% lower than in 2007 and the share of vacant rental properties available is 21% lower. “Hopefully, what these vacancy numbers do suggest is that, in terms of supply, housing construction is not likely to be a barrier to recovery and instead may once again be a source of strength that helps the economy turn around once the worst is over,” McCue said. Two unknowns, however, are the short-term outlook for residential construction and the future of mortgage loan delinquencies. In many places, non-essential residential construction was halted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which could tighten supply even further. Some restrictions are already being lifted, it remains to be seen how many restrictions persist or whether some will have to be reinstated. Delinquency rates picked up during Q1 2020. April witnessed mortgage delinquencies experience their largest monthly increase in history. However, many of these mortgages are in forbearance plans with their lenders. last_img read more

‘Echo Wave’ of Forbearance Expirations Predicted

first_img August 7, 2020 1,044 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Andy Beth Miller Related Articles Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Black Knight reveals the number of active forbearance plans fell this last week, with more than 75% of loans that are currently in active forbearance facing extension plans.Black Knight, Inc., a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions, has released the latest findings from the McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker.Indicators point to good news regarding forbearances following a marked decline last week. Specifically, the number of active forbearance plans fell an impressive 101,000 versus last week. Experts attribute this decline in great part to the estimated near half a million plans that were set to expire the last week of July.According to the data, over 75% of loans that are currently in active forbearance had their plans extended. The majority of these extensions were for a time period of three more months, which has led to what experts have dubbed an “echo wave” of forbearance expirations. In order to offer some insight for comparison of how things stood just one month ago, as June launched into its first week, there were almost 2.5 million plans that were due to expire within the next 30 days. Now, when factoring in the usual extensions of three months, that means that there are currently 2.2 million plans which are set to expire come autumn (September). This will cause yet another influx, or “wave,” of forbearance extensions. As such, there is a high probability that removals may be seen as September ends and the market enters into the month of October.Regarding the number of forbearances across investor classes during this past week, those declined in every niche, with the greatest decline being in GSE loans (both by volume and percentage)—the exact statistics of which were -56,0000 and 4%, respectively.As for FHA/VA loans, these experienced their first dip in an entire month, plummeting by 32,000 (-2%). Fast on their heels were portfolio-held and private labeled security loans, which experienced a slightly smaller dip of 13,000 (-1%).With new cases of COVID-19 still on the rise, coupled with the recent expiration of expanded unemployment benefits, uncertainty abounds. Previous: Carson Announces HUD Will Resume Physical Inspections Next: Household Debt Decrease Reflects Pandemic-Related Spending Decline Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ‘Echo Wave’ of Forbearance Expirations Predicted Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Black Knight Forbearance 2020-08-07 Christina Hughes Babb Tagged with: Black Knight Forbearance Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago ‘Echo Wave’ of Forbearance Expirations Predicted Subscribelast_img read more

Last Spring’s Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Borrowers Current

first_img September 7, 2020 1,079 Views 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 About Author: Andy Beth Miller in Daily Dose, Featured, News As Congress debates a new stimulus package, and Americans anticipate the possibility of a second government stimulus check, a new survey showed that stimulus checks last spring went mostly to cover rent and mortgage payments, as well as other “household expenses.”Credello, a personal finance tool, recently released these findings.This past April, all U.S. residents who were eligible received a stimulus check (officially known as an Economic Impact Payment) thanks to Uncle Sam (officially known as the federal government). These funds (each check was worth up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 per married couple, plus an additional $500 for each child under 17) are meant to help Americans navigating the devastating economic impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  It is anticipated that yet one more round (at least) payments could go out (most likely even before the November elections). However, it is reported that negotiations have stalled in Congress. It is believed that all those who received a stimulus check the first round would also receive one this next round as well. So the question is posed: What Will Do With Your Funds Received? Before answering this question, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed recipients, asking them what they spent their first round of federal funds on. According to the survey, the majority of adults in American households either did— or planned to—use most of the money toward some kind of household expense. Broken down below are just some of the most popular responses for how stimulus checks were spent: 80% used the money for food 78% spent the money on rent/mortgage and/or utilities 58% used the money for household supplies and personal care products 20% spent the money on clothing 10% planned to spend the money on household or recreational goods 33% planned to use the money to pay off debt or add to savings As they anticipate a possible second round of stimulus checks, experts advise all Americans who are able to do so (read: those who have their survival necessities met) should continue to focus on paying down their debts.  Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Last Spring’s Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Borrowers Current Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-09-07 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad.  Print This Post Previous: Why Investing in Single-Family Rentals is ‘A Good Bet’ Next: No Relief For Three Million-Plus Borrowers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Last Spring’s Stimulus Checks Helped Keep Borrowers Current Subscribelast_img read more

Economic Analysis Points to Recovery

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago As the economy continues toward recovery, albeit at a slower pace, the housing market will continue to display vibrancy amid an increase in residential construction spending, according to the latest Economic & Housing Weekly Note published by Fannie Mae.“Data in September showed that the economic recovery is still ongoing, though there were more signs that the pace of recovery is slowing,” wrote Ricky Goyette, Associate with Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Team. “Job growth continued in September, though once again the pace slowed from the prior month. Total nonfarm payroll employment remains 7.0% below the level seen in February.”Goyette pointed out that while personal income levels were down in August, “this was entirely attributable to a decrease in unemployment insurance benefits” and was counterbalanced by “sharp increases in both consumer confidence and light vehicle sales in September.” As a result, Goyette theorized a continuation of consumer spending, although at a slower pace than seen during the summer.On the housing front, Goyette noted Fannie Mae remained bullish on this market.“In housing, data released this week continued to show strength in the housing market, with an increase in pending sales to record levels,” he continued. “The increase in September private residential construction spending supports our outlook for a strong rebound in residential fixed investment in the third quarter.”The data cited by Goyette included the latest Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors, which spiked by 8.8% from August to September, reaching a record high of 132.8; the year-over-year pending sales soared by 24.2%. On the construction side, the data was culled from the U.S. Census Bureau’s findings that private residential construction spending rose 3.7% in September while new single-family housing spending increased 5.5%, the largest monthly increase since July 2009. Compared to one year earlier, new single-family spending was up by 2.22%. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Previous: Targeted Training for Brokers Announced Next: Mortgage Contracting Services Announces New Ownership About Author: Phil Hall Related Articles October 5, 2020 764 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-10-05 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Economic Analysis Points to Recovery The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Economic Analysis Points to Recovery  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

Water charges will be final straw for struggling families – Joe Murphy

first_imgNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest By News Highland – May 7, 2014 Previous articleQuigley to make pro debut in Las VegasNext articleUpdate – Road reopens after fatal crash at Barnesmore Gap News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp  A local election candidate has said the introduction of water charges will be the last straw for many struggling families in County Donegal.It was confirmed yesterday that households will pay an average of 240 euro per year for their water.There will be a free allowance for all households, with an extra allowance for children, and a social welfare allowance for households with an inability to pay.Joe Murphy says water charges should never have been introduced until the issue of leakage was addressed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/joeraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Water charges will be final straw for struggling families – Joe Murphy Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Significant turnout for NowDoc protest

first_img Previous articleRNLI launches campaign to halve the number of drowningsNext articleRory Gallagher makes two changes for Mayo duel admin Twitter By admin – August 7, 2015 Google+ Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Hundreds of people gathered in Letterkenny for a protest against the possible scaling back of the NoWDOC service in Donegal earlier this afternoonAs part of a restructuring process which is underway, the HSE is ‘live testing’ the proposed scrapping of the Midnight to 8am services in Derrybeg and Carndonagh, to be replaced by one extra driver and doctor in Letterkenny to cover the whole area.Councillor Michéal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig was at the protest, he says their campaign will continue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/mehal530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Significant turnout for NowDoc protest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 17th December

first_img Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 17th December Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By admin – December 17, 2015 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleTrevor Gordon gives update on Finn Harps InfrastructureNext articleDavid McGinley replaces Maxi Curran at St.Eunans admin Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/FarmDec17th2015.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ NewsPlaybacklast_img read more

Donegal rents static but students may face difficulty getting accomodation in cities

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Twitter By News Highland – August 19, 2014 Twitter Pinterest News WhatsApp Previous articleRepair works at Sliabh Liag will have no effect on visitor numbersNext articleGardai launch appeal after woman dies in South Donegal crash News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img Donegal rents static but students may face difficulty getting accomodation in cities Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also New figures from Daft.ie show that Donegal was the only county in Ireland not to record an increase in rents over the last year.And the study shows that Donegal students heading back to college are finding it difficult to find affordable properties due to a shortage of homes for rent and a lack of affordable properties in cities.There are almost 40% fewer properties available to rent compared to this time last year according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie.Nationally, rents have risen by over 10% in the space of twelve months with the national average rent now €915 compared to €825 a year previously.Rents rose in every county, bar Donegal, and all city centres experienced rises of between 3% in Waterford and 17% in Dublin.In Donegal, rents are largely stable, falling by just 0.2% in the 12 months to June 2014. The average advertised rent is now €501, a fall of 22% from the 2007 peak.There are now 6,800 properties available to rent across the country, down from 11,000 in August 2013.Economist with Trinity College Ronan Lyons compiled the DAFT rental report – he says students may find it difficult finding accommodation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/08rwlyons.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more