Pending Home Sales Surge in May

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Pending home sales surged in May, spurred by lower interest rates and increased inventory, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Monday.The group’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which measures contract signings as an indicator of future sales figures, jumped 6.1 percent month-over-month to 103.9. It was the largest one-month increase since April 2010, when the index spiked 9.6 percent as first-time buyers moved to sign purchase contracts to qualify for the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.With both new and existing-home sales showing promise in May, the association expects the momentum to continue.”Sales should exceed an annual pace of five million homes in some of the upcoming months behind favorable mortgage rates, more inventory and improved job creation,” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “However, second-half sales growth won’t be enough to compensate for the sluggish first quarter and will likely fall below last year’s total.”All four regions of the country posted increases in pending sales numbers, with the Northeast leading with an 8.8 percent month-over-month gain to an index of 86.3. The Northeast was also the only region where pending sales increased year-over-year, rising 0.2 percent.In the Midwest, NAR reports pending home sales were up 6.3 percent to an index of 105.4, while pending sales in the West rose 7.6 percent to 95.4. Pending home sales in the South, meanwhile, increased 4.4 percent to 117.0.Still, Yun says waning affordability and tight credit access are still major obstacles for first-time homebuyers, who only accounted for 27 percent of May’s existing-home sales. With pending home sales still down 5.2 percent compared to a year ago, the market is feeling that group’s absence.As most first-time buyers—Millennials especially—battle challenges with debt, “[s]olid income growth and a slight easing in underwriting standards are needed to encourage first-time buyer participation, especially as renting becomes less affordable,” Yun said.Overall, NAR anticipates existing-home sales will finish 2014 totaling 4.95 million, down 2.8 percent from 2013. Home / Daily Dose / Pending Home Sales Surge in May Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Previous: Millennials are Heading to Suburbia Next: U.S. Bank Settles Claims of FHA Lending Violations Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Existing Home Sales Mortgage Rates National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Pending Home Sales Surge in May June 30, 2014 1,216 Views  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Existing Home Sales Mortgage Rates National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales 2014-06-30 Tory Barringer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

Spay and neuter program begins May 1

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next Up“The primary benefit of the spay/neuter program is overpopulation control,” Brockman said. “There are way too many unwanted animals in Pike County and not enough people to love them. Other important benefits are that animals that have been spayed/neutered tend to live longer and healthier lives. Those are three excellent and humane reasons to have animals participate in the program.”Brockmann said it is sad that so many dogs and cats are abandoned, neglected and abused.“By spaying and neutering dogs and cats, we have fewer unwanted animals,” she said. “Those rather simple procedures greatly reduce the number of animals that are left to suffer.”The Humane Society of Pike County’s annual Pet Photo Contest provides the primary financial support for the spay/neuter program. “Be sure your animal(s) participate.” May Day is a holiday that is celebrated on May 1 with maypole dancing, singing and other rites of spring. May 1 is also a red-letter day in Pike County because that’s the first day of the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2018 spay/neuter program, which is of benefit to all county residents who own dogs and cats that have not been spayed or neutered.“Beginning May 1, the Humane Society of Pike County will once again allocate funds for its spay/neuter program,” said Donna Brockmann, humane society president. “This spring we will allocate $20,000 to the program. That’s $4,000 to each of the five veterinary practices in the county so pet owners may take their animals to any of the veterinarians and receive the same monetary benefits.”Brockmann said the Humane Society of Pike County will pay the first $50 of any procedure during the program time or until the clinic’s funds are depleted.“The funds that our humane society has allocated will pay for procedures for about 400 animals,” she said. “Citizens of Pike County and students at Troy University are encouraged to make use of the spay/neuter program if needed. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Spay and neuter program begins May 1 By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Print Article Latest Stories HONORED: 1947 Miss Brundidge celebrated Juanita Holmes Bush vaguely remembers the night she was crowned Miss Brundidge. “That was 70 years ago,” Bush said with… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “The Pet Photo Contest will get kick off in June and we would like to encourage more participation in the contest,” Brockmann said. “It’s a great way for pet owners to show love for their pets while helping raise funds for the Human Society of Pike County’s spay/neuter program. And, the contest is a lot of fun.”Spring is a good time for great outdoor pet photos, so Brockmann said get out those cameras and iPhones and get that special photo for the Pet Photo contest.The Pet Photo Contest also provides funding for the humane society’s feral cat and Friends in Need programs. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Report: Elkhart County saw 350% increase in COVID-19 cases in May

first_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Health Department) As of Tuesday, June 9, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Joseph County is at 1,430.Elkhart County saw a 350% increase in cases during the month of May, whereas St. Joseph County saw a 100% increase in cases during the same time period.The Public Health Order that went into effect in May, requiring mandatory face masks while in indoor spaces where social distancing can’t be maintained is likely contributing to decreased transmission of COVID 19 in St. Joseph County compared to similar counties that have not adopted the order, according to the St. Joseph County Health Department.For all COVID-19 testing sites in St. Joseph County, you can view an interactive map.The St. Joseph County Department of Health urges the continuation of the following actions:Practice extreme physical distancing.Maintain at least 6 foot between individuals.Wearing a mask does NOT eliminate the need for physical distancing.Practice frequent and proper hand hygiene & cough etiquette.Wash hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap & water; coughing and sneezing into your sleeve.Stay home if ill.Abide by the current Public Health Order, requiring face coverings when going into an enclosed public space or business and when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained within the enclosed public space or business. Report: Elkhart County saw 350% increase in COVID-19 cases in May By Carl Stutsman – June 10, 2020 1 358 IndianaLocal WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Previous articleIndiana Beach pushing to hire those with disabilitiesNext articleThousands of I&M customers without power after effects from Tropical Depression Cristobal Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

Rob Meyer, AIA named Regional Chair of NECARB

first_imgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Robert MeyerRob Meyer, AIA named Regional Chair of NECARBManchester VT: December 28, 2005–Robert Meyer, the President of Meyer Architecture and Planning, P.C. of Manchester, Vermont has been named the Chair of The New England Conference of Architectural Registration Boards, the Northeastern representative of NCARB, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, a national organization of 55 Member Boards that regulates the Architectural profession. NCARB’s mission is to work as a council of member boards to safeguard the heath, safety, and welfare of the public and to assist member boards in carrying out their duties. NCARB develops and recommends standards to be required of applicants for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides a certification process and architect registration requirements to member boards; and represents the interests of member boards before public and private agencies. Architects who have met the education, training, and exam requirements as set forth by the NCARB are eligible to qualify for NCARB certification, which enables interstate reciprocity and practice in all jurisdictions.Passing the nine-division Architects Registration Exam (ARE) is often the final step toward earning registration in all U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions. Individuals, who pass the rigorous examination developed and administered by the organization after having met the education and internship requirements, qualify for the NCARB Certificate that demonstrates their competence to practice nation-wide. NCARB is therefore charged with protecting the public health, safety and welfare. Meyer is directly involved in the development and the creation of the ARE examination which includes sections on Site Planning, Building Planning, Building Technology, Pre-Design, Structural Systems, Mechanical Systems, Building Design – Materials and Methods, and Construction Documents and Services.Meyer, has been working in the Manchester area since the early 1980’s, is known for his public projects including the Winhall Public Library, the American Museum of Fly Fishing, Factory Point National Bank of Rutland, The Killington Medical Center, and the re-development of the Royal Square Shopping Center in Brattleboro. He has been an active member of the Vermont Board of Architects (VBOA) since 2000. He was first appointed by Gov. Howard Dean, and reappointed for a second term by Gov. Jim Douglas, has served as Secretary of the board since 2002, and was named chair in October of 2005. Meyer is also a trustee of the Regional Affordable Housing Corporation, which creates and provides affordable housing in Southern Vermont and is an active member of the Israel Congregation of Manchester where he has served as Treasurer, and is currently on the Board of Directors.A graduate of Duke University, Meyer earned his Master of Architecture from The University of Pennsylvania, is NCARB certified, a member of AIA, and licensed in VT, NH, CT and NY.For More Information:NCARB: www.ncarb.org(link is external)VBOA: www.vtprofessionals.org(link is external)Meyer Architecture and Planning: www.Meyer-AP.com(link is external)Contact: [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more