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He healed and revitalized the Diocese of Massachusetts and is a holy and blessed man of God. 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Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE Jan. 15 announced his call for the election of a bishop coadjutor to succeed him upon his retirement. The proposed date for the electing convention is April 5, 2014.“I love being your bishop and it is an honor to serve you,” Shaw said in a letter announcing his decision, sent Jan. 15 to diocesan clergy and leadership. “These years have been some of the richest years of my life. All of you and this work have taught me much about myself and the nature of our loving God for which I will always be grateful. I am full of gratitude for all that God has given us to do: the challenges God has offered us, the opportunities and all the experiences of God’s abundance which we have experienced in our life together.”Oversight of the election process is the responsibility of the diocesan Standing Committee, with the leadership of its president, the Rev. Zenetta Armstrong, rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan, and its vice president, David Bergquist of Christ Church in South Hamilton.The Standing Committee will meet on Feb. 11 with the Rt. Rev. Clay Matthews, the Episcopal Church’s bishop for pastoral development, to begin its work, which will include appointing nominating and transition committees.It is anticipated that the consecration of the new bishop will take place in the fall of 2014.Following that, Shaw and the new bishop will work together for a period of time before Shaw’s retirement, the date of which is still to be determined.In his letter, Shaw outlined his priorities for the ongoing work of the diocese in the meantime. Those include implementing the mission projects funded by the diocese’s nearly complete $20-million Together Now fundraising campaign. “I also am committed to the work of our newly established task force on nonviolence in memory of Jorge Fuentes, our research initiative on church growth and continuing in teaching and outreach through our communications media—all of this in addition to the ongoing work of the diocese. I am full of energy and enthusiasm to do this work with you,” he said. “As always I ask for your prayers and I assure you of mine as we begin this new chapter together.”Shaw, who will be 68 in August 2013, was consecrated a bishop on Sept. 24, 1994, and became the 15th bishop of Massachusetts on Jan. 15, 1995. He is a life-professed member of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a religious order of priests and lay brothers in the Episcopal Church.Established in 1784 and comprising 185 congregations across the eastern third of the state, the Diocese of Massachusetts is among the Episcopal Church’s oldest and largest, in terms of membership. In addition to Shaw, the Diocese of Massachusetts is served by a bishop suffragan (an assisting bishop), the Rt. Rev. Gayle Elizabeth Harris. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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CopyHouses•Tarragona, Spain Architects: Aguilera | Guerrero Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Pepo SeguraSave this picture!© Pepo SeguraRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The house is considered from an abstract conception of shape, a subjective act that structures the program with shape criteria.Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraAt that first moment of this conception, and consequently, we did not have in mind functional criteria which give us the pattern to home’s project, but what fed our “projective discipline” was the tectonics shape, able to bring an order to the material (mass) prior to the architectural. (sculpture – painting) it is constructed, then, a structure of relations (visual, sensory, etc.) that synthesize reasons and projective values.Save this picture!SectionThe presence of plastic material – color, texture, brightness, vibrancy, transparency – are attributes of construction elements and the ones which give visual quality at the architectural object. Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraAt this early stage we do not want or need show the plastic presence of the material, but rather let the conceived object becomes only a frozen form Save this picture!This term “frozen form” gives us the clue about the projective arguments and reasoning have discoursed. Under these circumstances; the programme, the place, the environment, the views, the orientation, purely functional issues of architectonics become here in mere contents implicit subsequently.Project gallerySee allShow lessMickey Jacob, FAIA, Inaugurated as 2013 AIA PresidentArticlesInternational Art Residence First Prize Winning Design / Team ShishkaArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/305098/ch-v-house-aguilera-guerrero Clipboard ArchDaily Ch_V House / Aguilera GuerreroSave this projectSaveCh_V House / Aguilera Guerrero 2005 Ch_V House / Aguilera Guerrero Houses Projects Spain Save this picture!© Pepo Segura+ 15 Share Year: Area: 440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/305098/ch-v-house-aguilera-guerrero Clipboard Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAguilera | Guerrero ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTarragonaSpainPublished on December 15, 2012Cite: “Ch_V House / Aguilera Guerrero” [Casa Ch_V / Aguilera Guerrero] 15 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Structural Engineer: Luker House in Barnes / Jamie Fobert ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLuker House in Barnes / Jamie Fobert Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520339/luker-house-in-barnes-jamie-fobert-architects Clipboard ArchDaily REM Projects Ltd Contractor: Save this picture!Courtesy of Jamie Fobert Architects+ 10 Share Houses “COPY” United Kingdom Projects Pole Associates 2014 Architects: Jamie Fobert Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Jamie Fobert Architects Luker House in Barnes / Jamie Fobert Architects Year: Joinery Contractor:Dickinson JoineryCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Services Engineer, Henry Luker, commissioned a generously-sized family home in the village of Barnes in South West London. The site had severe constraints, including flood risk, privacy and daylight issues, so the form of the new house is heavily dictated by its context.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jamie Fobert ArchitectsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoThe house is subtly detailed. A British stock brick mimics the facing material of neighbouring houses. The use of concrete, both at sunken ground floor level and in the form of an in-situ stair, makes reference to the previous industrial nature of the site. Complementing the brick and concrete, bronze is used sparingly throughout the house.Save this picture!ElevationA two-storey mass hugs the rear boundary while single-storey ‘pavilion’ elements extend into the site, enveloping a courtyard. The ground floor living spaces, all of which open onto the courtyard, are sunken to ensure privacy and to enhance the sense of journey through a sequence of spaces, culminating in a generously proportioned living room.Project gallerySee allShow lessCopenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & MoreArchitecture NewsBarcelona Commemorates 300 Years of Catalan Spirit With 7 Public InstallationsArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520339/luker-house-in-barnes-jamie-fobert-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJamie Fobert ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonHousesUnited KingdomPublished on June 30, 2014Cite: “Luker House in Barnes / Jamie Fobert Architects” 30 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Ronaldo Rizzutti, Jefferson Fabrício Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Brazil Save this picture!© Ronaldo Rizzutti+ 27Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934130/genesis-house-otta-albernaz-arquitetura Clipboard CopyHouses•Brazil Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Eternit, Roca, Andorra Madeiras, Breton, Casa e Lazer, Deca, Durafloor, Eduardo Albernaz, Eliane, Filhas do Sol Tapetes, Google, Iwata Esquadrias, Joarez Filho, Light Concept, Moble, Portari, Portobello, Proprietários da construtora, SABBIA, +3Spazio, Tramontina, Tsuji-3Architects In Charge:Eduardo Albernaz, Tatiana Otta, Guilherme CiceroneClients:Oses Construtora Engineering:Roberto BoaventuraLandscape:Santa Flora Garden Country:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. This residence represents a new architectural paradigm for the construction company and the neighborhood it is located.Save this picture!Ground floor planRecommended ProductsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARADoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodEGGERLaminatesSave this picture!© Ronaldo RizzuttiExploring a contemporary rereading of modern designs, the house has apparent concrete on the stair structure and ground floor pillars. Living, TV and fireplace rooms all communicate with the kitchen, spontaneously and barrier-free, which, in turn, houses a supporting countertop and the cooking space. It can also be used for a quick meal, and service, when receiving in the dining room, in constant interaction.Save this picture!© Ronaldo RizzuttiComplementing the use of large rooms, the gourmet area and the balcony are an extension of the social area, with the continuity of the main and supporting countertops. This incorporation of diverse environments into an unique, fully integrated, highly functional and welcoming living space invites entry, reception and interaction between the inhabitants and their visitors.Save this picture!© Ronaldo RizzuttiDue to the restrictions on land use, such as the delimitation of space by the obligatory minimum setbacks, on the sides and at the back, floor-to-ceiling glass frames were used on virtually the entire perimeter of the floor. When fully opened, they hide in the walls, fully integrating the entire environment and bringing fluidity, which ensures adequate insolation and constant cross ventilation, characteristic of the project. They also promote a sense of spaciousness and total occupation of the land, where the boundaries of the residence are that of the plot. There is no distinction between interior and exterior: the glass walls make the limits disappear, unnoticed, allowing full visual communication and abundant natural lighting. When needed, the use of curtains ensures residents’ privacy.One of the residence’s implantation characteristic is also due to the existence of a green and accessible corridor for pedestrian crossing, on the right side of the lot. Despite the impossibility of direct opening the house to that space, which allowed, therefore, greater privacy, the existence of this “emptiness” provided a better exploration of this facade, in continuity with the front one.Brise soleil has a contemporary use and is a trademark of the architecture, as well as ensuring more adequate protection against intense insolation. With its many independent openings, it modifies the house continuously, which breathes and renews itself along with its residents, as it’s used, opened and closed randomly.Save this picture!© Ronaldo RizzuttiSave this picture!3dSave this picture!© Jefferson FabrícioAs all the rooms dialogue with each other, materials that communicate harmoniously and bring comfort and warmth to the residents were used: concrete, predominant on the ground floor; wood and its textures, in the entrance, brises, stairs and flooring of the intimate space; and the wide use of glass, which delimits and, simultaneously, provides visual permeability.Save this picture!© Ronaldo RizzuttiIn the intimate area, located on the upper floor, the master suite shower room reinforces the refinement of finishes and elegance required in the project. A reversible suite can also be transformed into an intimate TV room or office. Two other suites (rooms with private closet and bathroom) complete the program.Project gallerySee allShow lessCasa Carmela / Fae + NOMADASelected ProjectsOpen Call for Visioning: On HousingCall for Submissions Share Gênesis House / Otta Albernaz Arquitetura Architects: Otta Albernaz Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOtta Albernaz ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on February 28, 2020Cite: “Gênesis House / Otta Albernaz Arquitetura” [Casa Gênesis / Otta Albernaz Arquitetura] 28 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
The Guide to UK Company Giving Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: BBC Children in Need Research / statistics BBC Children in Need has announced that the final total for its 2014 fundraising campaign is £49.1 million. On the night in November 2014 it raised £32.6 million.Although that was higher than the 2013 on-the-night figure of £31.1 million, 2013’s final total of £49.6 million remains the highest raised to date.In a message to supporters this afternoon, the charity wrote:“Thanks to your support, last year alone the charity has been able to make a positive difference to 480,000 young lives, supporting projects from Shetland to the Channel Islands”.Chief Executive for BBC Children in Need David Ramsden added: Advertisement BBC Children in Need 2014 raises a total of £49.1m 67 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “Once again the Great British public have done themselves proud. This is a tremendous result and will allow us to continue our vital work to help benefit disadvantaged young lives. Last year alone we helped change the lives of some 480,000 children and young people, and couldn’t have done so without your support.”Projects to receive the new funding from the 2014 Appeal include the Hideaway Youth Project in Manchester. This has been awarded a grant of £84,600 to provide youth activities in Moss Side for 100 disadvantaged young people, to help them avoid gang culture and sexual exploitation. The project aims to raise self-esteem and aspirations, whilst giving the young people greater inclusion in society.Sir Terry Wogan, Life President of BBC Children in Need, said:“It’s been another fantastic year, with another fantastic total. On behalf of everyone at the Charity and the projects we support, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you. Your generosity makes it all possible.”Find out about BBC Children in Need’s two grant programmes and the next application deadlines. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 July 2015 | News
People of African descent inside the U.S. have been fighting for the right to reparations, beginning when 4 million people were freed as chattel following the Civil War. The first call for reparations was for 40 acres and a mule — 40 acres of land for a free farmer and a mule to pull the plow.For over 150 years, every atrocity and crime suffered by Black people — from police terror to disproportionate poverty to lack of political representation — has cried out for some form of reparations or justice. The long-term solution will only come about when all class relations, including white supremacy, are uprooted by a revolutionary transformation of society to bring about socialism. One of the most egregious atrocities that cries out for immediate reparations took place 100 years ago in Tulsa, Okla. For two days, May 31 and June 1, racist vigilante whites went on a rampage in the African American Greenwood District, known as “Black Wall Street,” destroying homes, churches, schools and businesses owned by Black people. Greenwood had become economically prosperous due to the oil boom. But the Ku Klux Klan had gained strength in numbers throughout the country, and Tulsa was no exception. Original reports claimed the death count of Black people to be 36, but according to some historians, the death count could have been as high as 300. Ten thousand Black people became homeless, and 40 blocks of the District were obliterated. For decades this massacre was hidden from the history books. What sparked the “Tulsa Race Massacre” was the May 30, 1921, arrest of a young Black man, Dick Rowland, who was accused of assaulting a white elevator operator, Sarah Page. When a white mob of 1,500, with backing of city officials, tried to lynch a jailed Rowland, an armed group of 75 Black brave men, many of them World War I veterans, confronted them but were forced to retreat to segregated Greenwood. Rowland was eventually exonerated. According to the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, “Tulsa was likely the first city to be bombed from the air” in the U.S., with kerosene bombs dropped by white men from airplanes. Sixty-four years later on May 13, 1985, the City of Philadelphia dropped a bomb on the predominantly Black Osage Avenue destroying 60 homes in an attack on the MOVE family. Lessie Benningfield “Mother” Randle, a 105-year-old survivor of the Tulsa massacre, filed a 2020 lawsuit saying that $100 million worth of property was destroyed in 1921, with no compensation from the mainly white ruling-class oil barons. The lawsuit goes on to say, “Greenwood and North Tulsa Community residents continue to face racially disparate treatment and City-created barriers to basic human needs, including jobs, financial security, education, housing, justice and health.” (CNN, Sept. 2, 2020)The lawsuit calls for establishing “a victim compensation fund, mental health and education programs for residents of Greenwood and North Tulsa and a college fund for descendants of massacre victims. It seeks construction of a hospital in the community and asks that Black residents from the Greenwood and North Tulsa communities have priority consideration for city contracts.”The Black people of Tulsa are long overdue for these reparations on behalf of the pain and suffering endured by their ancestors in 1921 — passed down as the present-day racist inequities they face. In general, the U.S. descendants of enslaved African people, forced to work unwaged labor for hundreds of years under unspeakably inhumane conditions, deserve reparations — now! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Facebook Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printCan’t make it to the game on Saturday but want to know what is happening?Text “signup” to 669-33-FROGS (66-333-7647) and we will keep you updated on the score.Kickoff will be at 6 p.m against Arkansas in Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ ReddIt Previous articleSizzle Reel (Ep. 01 – DCEU, Harry Potter and more)Next articleTCU student recalls 9/11 attack on the Pentagon Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” + posts Linkedin Kramer claims 100th career win Facebook TCU in their 2016 season opener against SDSU. (Photo courtesy: gofrogs.com) Support for seniors on Senior Day Kacey Bowen TAGStext only Linkedin Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl ReddIt Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks
“We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan November 25, 2015 – Updated on May 24, 2016 Sticking to the script, appeal court upholds Ismayilova’s jail sentence Organisation News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Azerbaijan to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Although it was expected, Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Baku appeal court’s “disgraceful” decision today to uphold well-known journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s seven-and-a-half-year jail sentence and calls on the international community to do everything possible to obtain her release.Release Khadija IsmayilovaPETITIonThe supreme court has still to examine the case but Ismayilova will now be transferred to a women’s prison to begin serving the sentence she received on 1 September on trumped-up charges of tax evasion, abuse of authority, embezzlement and illegal commercial activity.“With a script written long ago by President Ilham Aliyev, this tragicomedy continues to play out in the Azerbaijani courts,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“It was a political case from the outset so we call on Azerbaijan’s international partners to turn to the highest government level to demand Ismayilova’s release. Everyone in Azerbaijan knows that she is in prison because of her journalistic work and her human rights activism.”Azerbaijan’s leading investigative reporter, Ismayilova covered corruption at the highest level. The authorities finally arrested her in December 2014 after their many attempts to intimidate her into silence failed.After suppressing all media pluralism, the Aliyev government has been orchestrating an unprecedented crackdown on its remaining critics for the past two years. Eleven other journalists and bloggers are currently detained in connection with their reporting. They include Rauf Mirkadyrov, whose trial began behind closed doors on 4 November, a year and a half after his arrest. The next hearing in his trial is scheduled for 2 December.Azerbaijan is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : Azadliq Radiosu (RFE/RL) Help by sharing this information April 9, 2021 Find out more
Home Prices Home Sales Housing Inventory inventory shortages NAR National Association of Realtors 2018-05-25 David Wharton 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 Tagged with: Home Prices Home Sales Housing Inventory inventory shortages NAR National Association of Realtors Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / A Look Ahead at the 2018/2019 Housing Market May 25, 2018 5,204 Views Print This Post Previous: Dodd-Frank Reform and Tenant Protections in Foreclosure Next: Guaranteed Rate Partners with DocMagic to Cut Closing Time About Author: Scott Morgan With the economy on cruise control and a solid labor market, it would seem like ideal conditions for brisk home sales. The fly in that ointment is that there just aren’t enough homes for sale to drive sales totals higher.That, however, could change by the end of this year. Such is the perspective of Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors. Yun presented his 2018 midyear forecast during the 2018 REALTORS Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, where he said that, despite headwinds, a moderate and multiyear increase in home sales is likely ahead. Home sales rates cooled noticeably last year. According to NAR, after accelerating 3.8 percent in 2016, existing home sales rose only 1.1 percent to 5.5 million in 2017. Yun said he expects that rate to bump to almost 2 percent this year and then turn into 5.7 million home sales next year.“Overall fundamentals remain solid, driven by a growing economy and steady job creation, which will sustain home sales in 2018 slightly above last year’s pace,” Yun said. “The worsening housing shortage means home prices are primed to rise further this year too, hindering affordability conditions for homebuyers in markets across the country.”Until then, the widespread shortage of homes for sale is the major factor limiting sales, Yun said. Home sales have risen modestly since the start of the year, but without more supply to satisfy demand and alleviate the upward pressure on prices, contract activity is likely to remain flat and will more or less continue sideways through the end of the year. According to NAR, total housing inventory at the end of March was 1.67 million existing homes available for sale. That’s 7.2 percent lower than a year ago when there were 1.8 million. Inventory has trended steadily downwards for the past five years, Yun said, and the country is “experiencing the lowest inventory levels in a generation.” Unsold inventory, he said, is at a 3.6-month supply, which is down from 3.8 months a year ago.Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com, who also spoke at the expo, said there are 250,000 fewer starter homes (those priced under $200,000) now than there were two years ago. The shortage has pitted millennials, boomers, and inventors against each other for a smaller pool of affordable inventory.“There is reason for optimism ahead though,” Hale said. “We are starting to see new listings grow in recent months; the inventory shortage isn’t over, it took us years to get into an inventory rut, so it’s going to take us years to get out of it, but we do see signs of a turnaround.”While consumer optimism for finding a home is waning, Hale said buyers aren’t giving up their dreams. “Buyers know it’s tough,” she said. “Thirty-five percent of shoppers anticipate a lot of competition, but they remain optimistic, and more than 70 percent expect to close in 2018.” Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily A Look Ahead at the 2018/2019 Housing Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Subscribe