Home / Daily Dose / Is the Balance of Power Swinging Back Toward Homebuyers? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Sign up for DS News Daily February 1, 2019 1,365 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago According to a new Zillow report, the share of homes sold above asking price declined each month in the second half of 2018. December recorded the biggest month-over-month drop since 2012, indicating another sign of the slowing housing market. The report also noted that 19 percent of home sales in the U.S. went for above asking price in December, down from 21 percent in November, and a peak of 24 percent in May. “Last year marked an inflection point in the housing market. The first half of 2018 looked a lot like the previous three years with sellers firmly in control of the market and buyers outbidding each other for scarce inventory, pushing up prices,” said Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow. However, something shifted mid-summer, he noted. As sellers on the sidelines joined in, inventory rose and the balance of power began to swing marginally back toward buyers, particularly in higher-priced communities during the second half of the year. The downward trend in December was widespread with eight of the 10 largest markets in the U.S. recording a drop from November levels with the exception of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Twenty-seven markets out of 35 saw a decline in the share of homes that sold above list, with Indianapolis recording the largest drop, where homes selling above list fell by nearly 13 percentage points. This was followed by San Francisco, down by 5.4 percentage points, still recording the second-highest share of homes sold above list price in December at 42.6 percent, exceeded by San Antonio at 44.3 percent. San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley remained the hottest housing region in the country in 2018, according to Zillow. Despite a steady slowdown since the beginning of 2018, San Jose, California (64.1 percent) and San Francisco (61.6 percent) had the highest share of home sales above asking price. Miami, Tampa Bay, and Pittsburgh were 2018’s coolest markets, the report found. Nearly 84 percent of homes in Miami sold for below their asking price last year, which was the highest share among top-35 markets since 2014.Despite the slowdown during the back half of the year, the annual share of homes sold above list price still reflected an upward spike for the fourth consecutive year, though the pace is slowing. Nationally, 23.5 percent of homes sold above list price in 2018 compared to 22.7 percent in 2017. The median amount above asking that sellers realized fell from $7,000 to $6,830.“With mortgage rates now back down, early data from the first month of 2019 suggest that it is still premature to call it a buyer’s market. But more than any time in recent memory, it is important for sellers to be thoughtful in their listing strategy. Buyers are out there, but they’re no longer fighting each other tooth and nail to get in the door,” Terrazas said. Read the full report here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Aaron Terrazas Home Prices Home Sales Inventory Zillow 2019-02-01 Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Looking for Solutions Next: Maxine Waters Remains Critical of HUD in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Aaron Terrazas Home Prices Home Sales Inventory Zillow About Author: Donna Joseph Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Is the Balance of Power Swinging Back Toward Homebuyers? Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
An extraordinary powering of the magnetosphere by the solar wind occurred in a 3-hour burst early on May 4 when the IMF was very intense and pointed south (≈-35 nT; “erosion phase”). Examining solar wind streams over 3 months, we found that May 4 represented a very fast, hot, non-corotating stream overtaking an interplanetary coronal mass ejection (ICME), thus forming a compound stream. By integrating the “epsilon” parameter over time, we find that the energy deposited in the magnetosphere during the erosion phase on May 4 (of order 7.5 J m−2) was higher to that deposited during the previous 3-day period, itself a very geoeffective interval. We compare the energy and power supply to the magnetosphere on May 4 with 13 other events, mainly ICMEs and magnetic clouds, during the period 1995–2000. Specifically, we examine (a) the total energy input over 3 days, and (b) the average power over a 3-hour period near maximum power of the respective configurations. As regards (a), we find the energy of the May 4 stream to be comparable to that of the strong events observed during the 6-year period. As regards (b), we find May 4 to represent a large fluctuation from the norm, exceeded only by the Bastille Day event (July 15, 2000). The ability to predict a concentration of electromagnetic power and energy such as that in the May 4 fast stream poses a challenge to our ability to predict space weather.
By Shannon Collins, DoD News, Defense Media Activity December 13, 2016 Trust, collaboration and innovation are necessary in fighting threat networks and their finances, the commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said on December 7th in opening remarks for the 15th Caribbean Nations Security Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt W.Tidd, addressed some 120 leaders and delegates from 22 nations –representatives of five nations attended as observers — who met to examinethreats to Caribbean stability and evaluate ideas to improve collaboration insupport of regional security. The two-day event featureddiscussions about transnational threat networks, informational sharing,regional security strategies, security synchronization, U.S. support tosecurity in the Caribbean, disaster relief and multinational capacity-buildingexercises. Threat Networks “Threat networks – and thegrowing illegal economies that support them – undercut the interests of manyacross multiple countries and continents,” Adm. Tidd said. Many threat networks preyon citizens who are disadvantaged and disaffected, the admiral noted. “Manyglamorize violence and use it as a tool to intimidate local populations andinspire legions,” Adm. Tidd said. “And from criminal gangs to extremist groupslike [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant], many networks exploit socialmedia and popular culture using slick, high-quality videos and music thatpromote killing, intimidation and a code of silence. Many more have local‘franchises’ that spread like viruses through our communities.” These networks are woveninto the fabric of the collective environments of the nations participating inthe conference and pose a challenge to collective security, the SOUTHCOMcommander said. Combating them requires collaboration in law enforcement,diplomacy intelligence and with military partners across the region. Combating Threats Defeating the threatnetworks requires out-adapting them and seeking out new technology andinnovation, Adm. Tidd told the conferees. “We must exploit newtechnologies and not be afraid to challenge old ways of doing business,” hesaid. “We must seek out and leverage the expertise of civil society, academia,and the private sector, who can bring fresh perspective, unique skill sets andinnovative solutions to bear on complex challenges. And we must hone the skillsand capabilities our forces need to succeed in a transformed securityenvironment.” The conference took place less than two months after the region’s governments signed a joint action statement on security cooperation following a dialogue on Caribbean-U.S. security cooperation in Washington. Since 2010, the United States has partnered with Caribbean nations to support the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, part of an integrated regional effort to reduce illicit trafficking, increase public safety and security, and promote social justice. The United States has committed $437 million in funding to the initiative since its inception. The Caribbean NationsSecurity Conference is sponsored annually by SOUTHCOM, the U.S. Department ofDefense’s unified command responsible for U.S. military operations and securitycooperation in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
VERSAILLES, Ind. — Rodney Matthews, 25, of Versailles, pled guilty to Dissemination of Matter Harmful to Minors, a Level 6 Felony, just days prior to the start of his trial, which was scheduled to begin on March 21, according to a release sent out by Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, Ric Hertal.During his plea hearing, Matthews admitted that from July, 2014 through August, 2015, he had sent nude pictures of himself to a 16-year-old female through Snapchat.Matthews’ original charges stemmed from a relationship he was having with the female while he was a volunteer teacher for the Versailles Church of Christ Youth Group.Judge Ryan King accepted Matthews guilty plea and sentenced him to 1.5 years probation, and was ordered to have no contact with his victim.
After conceding to a rare defeat to AHIP on Tuesday morning First Deepwater bounced back to winning ways yesterday at the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League in Asaba. First Deepwater defeated Immigration Basketball Club 44-33 to leave the fourth day of the series in the Delta State capital with smiles.Custom also defeated Zamfara Babes 70-50 while the IGP Queens crushed FCT Angels 69-39. Coal City Queens lost 28-45 to Benue Princess.Coach Peter Ahmedu of First Bank Basketball Club who watched most of the games played yesterday commended the standard of the Second Phase of the Zenith Bank Basketball League, “From proceeding here, I believe that most teams have improved greatly since the first phase in Abuja. The games are closely-fought and we have recorded an upset already with GT 2000 beating Customs.“In the game involving Dolphins and Customs, the Border Girls gave a good fight despite losing to the defending champions. With developments like this, the competitiveness, which was lacking in the league, is gradually returning,” reasoned Ahmedu.The Elephant Girls coach said his team has been able to maintain high standard and win with wide margin because it got to Asaba about two weeks before the league dunked off, which gave his players the opportunity to train and get used to the court, which he termed as substandard.“With what I have seen here, I am happy that we got Asaba early to acclimatise and get use to the court and the environment. I am happy that the owners of the team, First Bank PLC have always supported ideas that will put the team in a good position to excel. I hope our performance will propel us to the title,” he added.He however blamed the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) for opting for Asaba for the second phase of the women’s league.“I must chide the NBBF for bring the league to Asaba. The upright board is made of wood as against fibre, which is approved by FIBA. There are other venues that have fibre uprights where they could have taken this phase of the league to. This is taking us back after we enjoyed tremendous time in Abuja,” reasoned Ahmedu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still on the wet side. We have had about five inches for the month so far, but I think the lack of heat rather than too much water is holding us back at this point. I would hope we could maybe get started late this week.We did get some burndown snuck in between rains. We’d really like to get that full rate of 2,4-D on this bean ground. The colder temperatures have held the weeds in check so far.Our tile project has started. That is a 40-year dream come true. That has been one of our wettest farms but the landlord never wanted to spend the money. Now we own the farm and it could be one of our best pieces of dirt once we get it drained.We have seen very little activity the past week and virtually nothing has been done. I have seen just a few guys here and there working down tile lines or out picking up rocks. There is still a lot of ground that has been untouched in this area. There are still some guys that haven’t topdressed wheat. There are a couple of pieces of wheat around here that look really outstanding, but there are some that look rough, either from ponding over the winter or just getting beat up.I know that everybody gets pretty busy this time of year. I encourage everyone to think about the toll this takes on your body. I just found out that I am a candidate for knee replacement in the next five to eight years. I would consider myself pretty young for that. While we are jumping off trucks and tractors because we are in a hurry trying to make things happen, it can cost you in the long term.
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You need to do your best work.But the best work you are capable of producing isn’t always the same level of work. Sometimes you are tired and lack the energy, so your work suffers. Sometimes you are physically ill and not capable of producing any better work than you can squeeze out while you are suffering. You did your best under the conditions, but it wasn’t your best work.But most of the time you can exercise control over the two interrelated factors that allow you to do your best work. Those two factors are your energy level and your attention level.Your Energy LevelSome work simply requires more energy to do well. You have to be at your very best, your peak state, in order to do your best work at these tasks.As you energy level changes throughout the day, you are better suited for some work. You can plan your work to take advantage of the way your energy level changes. You do the work that takes the most energy to do well when you have the energy (like prospecting), and you do the work that you can do well without much energy when you don’t have it (like paperwork).I have more energy early in the morning. I try to do the most important work I have to do early each day, while I have the physical energy and the psychic RAM to do that work. I write early in the morning, and I handle all of my most difficult calls or meetings early in the day. As the day progresses, I plan tasks, activities, and meetings that don’t require as much energy.I like mornings, but your mileage may vary.Your Attention LevelYour attention level is tied up with your energy level. There are some tasks that demand your full attention, your full focus. But there are other tasks that you can do that don’t require your full attention. There are some tasks and activities that you can do while doing something else at the same time.You can plan your tasks around your attention levels too.I have an easier time focusing my attention early in the morning and later in the evening.I listen to content I want to hear and read late in the evening. If I need to read something to gain a deep understanding, I can give it my full attention after I have done all of my heavy lifting work in the morning, after I accomplish what I want to accomplish.But there some things I have to do that don’t require any real focus, and I can do more than one thing at a time. I can listen to a webinar and scan all my paperwork into Evernote at the same time. I can get the value of listening to the webinar without giving it 100% of my attention, as long as it’s not content that requires me to take notes.You do your best work when you give it the energy and attention it needs. Not every task or activity is worth your best energy and your full attention. You need to give your energy and your full attention to your most important outcomes. Build your model sales week around your energy and attention. Plan to work on the tasks and activities that don’t require your best energy or full attention for the times when your energy is lowest.QuestionsWhen is your energy level the highest throughout the day?When is your energy too low for you to do your best work?When do you have the ability to give something your full attention—with no distractions?What tasks can you do when your energy is low or your attention is split?
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 20, 2017 – A WEAK FRONTAL SYSTEM IN THE VICINITY OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEASTWARDS AND EXIT THE AREA TODAY.NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, MOSTLY SUNNY AND MILD TODAY. FAIR AND COOL TONIGHT. CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS VARIABLE CLOUDINESS AND BREEZY WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONT. MOSTLY FAIR AND MILD TONIGHT.Today’s high is forecast at 81°, the low 68°.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
Pep Guardiola has revealed that Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker are likely to start in Manchester City’s Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk on TuesdayDe Bruyne made a cameo appearance in City’s 5-0 mauling of Burnley after a lengthy layoff on the sidelines while Walker missed out due to a groin problem. However, Pep confirmed the duo are fit to play against Shakhtar.“If they are here it is because they are ready to play,” said Guardiola of the duo’s availability.The former Bayern boss also encouraged two of his senior players David Silva and Fernandinho, to extend their playing days for as long as possible.Mourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“They [Silva and Fernandinho] have two more years contract but they have to think day by day, month by month and then ask themselves at the end of the season if they are still ready to play. My advice then is to play, you have to play,” he told Sky.Guardiola equally spoke about City’s poor start to the competition against Lyon urging his lads to learn from the experience and raise their game.“Learn from that [defeat]. When you play an entire season the Champions League level is higher. So work. It looks easy, it is not,” he said.“When you win games with a big result it is not easy. So learn, you have 15 points still to play for and to compete in the competition you have to live it. All we can do is learn and try to avoid it in the future.”