The 2 best FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I think your best chance to beat a market trending sideways is to buy the best FTSE 100 shares as cheaply as you possibly can. Then simply wait for regular dividends and reinvest to compound your gains. No fuss, no muss.Both of these highly-popular FTSE 100 companies shocked the market by halting or cutting dividends in the depths of the Covid crisis. But I think investors can be reasonably confident that dividends will return in full force by Q4 2020.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…At current share prices, the yields would be a tidy 8% to 9%.So I’d say these two are the best FTSE 100 shares that I’d buy now to achieve more wealth.Playing favouritesAviva (LSE:AV) is a low-debt, well-managed multinational savings and insurance company. So why is this on my list of the best FTSE 100 shares to buy?Firstly, it’s undervalued by any metric: a P/E ratio of 4.5, price-to-book value of 0.6 and super-cheap price-to-sales ratio of 0.15.Secondly, it is still winning very large contracts even in the midst of all this chaos.Take for example a £95m bulk annuity deal with the British Bankers Association in late May. This will be a large and ongoing revenue generator.Trustee director Sean Burnard said the deal with Aviva “represents excellent value” and is “a real lesson in positive collaboration.” That’s the kind of service I like to hear about.Lastly, when sentiment turned more positive from early May to early June, the Aviva share price gathered steam for a 30% rise up to 296p.While Aviva CEO Maurice Tulloch decided to halt the 2019 dividend on 8 April, I think it’s a prudent cash saving measure. And he will revisit the decision in Q4 2020. I’m happy to hold until then.Second-best FTSE 100 share?The same sort of thing has happened with Royal Dutch Shell (LSE:RDSB). When oil prices bombed in February, the Shell share price dived as low as 982p. It has reclaimed 1,335p at time of writing.That’s a 30% rise from the depths of the first-wave Covid crash. And a P/E of 6.8 is nothing for what I believe is one of the best FTSE 100 shares.Since April’s shock headlines about negative oil prices, the US WTI benchmark has climbed to $38 a barrel while Brent crude has recovered to $40 a barrel. So Shell won’t be losing money for every barrel it pumps.But when CEO Ben van Beurden cut the company’s dividend for the first time since the Second World War, it still came as a shock.Chair of the board Chad Holliday then reminded his colleagues that “shareholder returns are a fundamental part of Shell’s financial framework”. He’s not wrong.Shell has been paying ever-growing dividends like clockwork for decades. This regularity earned the oil supermajor an army of keen income investors. And I’d expect bosses to revisit the decision by the end of this year, at least.Like Aviva, Shell has been making big deals to ensure its cost-cutting measures are not for nought. That’s what makes it one of the best FTSE 100 shares.Just last week it announced a major renewable energy project under its drive to become carbon neutral by 2050. It joins BP to build two utility-scale solar panel projects across Trinidad & Tobago.In my opinion, these are the best FTSE 100 shares that should top your buying list. The 2 best FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tom Rodgers owns shares in Aviva and Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Tom Rodgers | Friday, 26th June, 2020 | More on: AV RDSB See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

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Bishops condemn abuse of police power in state attacks on…

first_imgBishops condemn abuse of police power in state attacks on universities in Brazil Posted Dec 12, 2017 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Latin America Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops from the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (IEAB) – the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – have spoken out against state and police attacks on universities. In one case, the rector of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, professor Luiz Carlos Cancellier de Olivo, killed himself after he was arrested and barred from his university campus in what one senator told the National Congress was “a clear abuse of power.” The primate of the IEAB, Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva of South Western Brazil, is the lead signatory on a statement calling for an end to what they call “a dangerous process of intimidation” by “the illegitimate government.”Read the entire article here. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Servicecenter_img Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Communion, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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House in Monchique / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

first_img 2018 House in Monchique / Pereira Miguel ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Monchique / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931142/house-in-monchique-pereira-miguel-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Pereira Miguel Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Collaborator:Mafalda MenaContractor:Paviana ConstruçõesCity:MonchiqueCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsQuay Tower Curtainwall SystemFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. House for a Buddhist – Monchique. In the hills of Monchique, between ups and downs, taking advantage of an extraordinary situation is this single-storey house. Set in a southern slope, with access by small and winding tar road, lies over one of several existing terraces that tear the steep slope into small cultivable levels. It is in this scenario that one arrives to contemplate all the open view towards the Algarve coast and sea. The small hills are diluted as the distance increases and the entire path of the sun is visible from the edge of the pool.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFrom the curve of the road one can access the house through a funnel ramp that grabs the main and defining lines of the project: the line of the concrete support wall, similar to the stone terraces; and the line of the house, also made of concrete, which stands straight between the terraces. Beyond the main volume is a small house, further away, under a cork oak tree, with independent access and clinging to the concrete wall. It is intended for the special guest, the master, who appreciates silence, meditation, and transcendental experience.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe project is then defined by the landscape, the relationship between the two built volumes, the endless pool that mirrors everything into the various spaces that make up the house. The rest is simple, transparent materiality, with the concrete reproducing the fossilized woods in their walls, the finest aluminum possible, and the softened or diced granite stone that goes in and out the house, playing with the confines of things. If Yoga is the architecture of peace, then here we have everything to meditate on this teaching.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Will Future Generations Respond to Modern-Day Memorial Architecture?ArticlesCity Dreamers Documentary Highlights Four Women Architects Who Rethought the CityArchitecture News Share House in Monchique / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos ArchDaily Manufacturers: Fabri, Gryrofocus, Jofebar, Waterworks by Sanibano CopyAbout this officePereira Miguel ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureMonchiquePortugalPublished on January 01, 2020Cite: “House in Monchique / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos” 01 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 32Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Monchique, Portugal “COPY” Portugal Luís Pereira Miguel, Filipe Martins Correia Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931142/house-in-monchique-pereira-miguel-arquitectos Clipboard Year: last_img read more

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Charities to earn income from promoting contract mobile phones

first_img  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Mobiles is a new initiative that allows charities to earn £25 for each contract mobile phone that they persuade supporters to sign up for.Charities are being encouraged to promote the initiative by linking from their websites to the Charity Mobiles site.CharityMobiles.co.uk is a sister site to Mobiles.co.uk, which has been trading online since 1995 and which won the Best Small Retailer 2006 award in the annual mobile phone industry awards at the Hilton London hotel in Park Lane. Advertisement Charities to earn income from promoting contract mobile phones Howard Lake | 4 May 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lisa Green, Development Manager for Charity Mobiles, said: “Throughout its ten year history Mobiles.co.uk has always donated generously to charities. CharityMobiles.co.uk is designed to allow commerce and charity to work together in harmony, and bring great consumer benefits as well. We are offering this fundraising opportunity to all UK registered charities, no matter how big or small they are.” 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.last_img read more

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Libel suit by mayor results in nearly four-year ban on newspaper columnist

first_img New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News VenezuelaAmericas A court in Valencia, the capital of the northern state of Carabobo, has banned columnist Francisco Pérez of the local daily El Carabobeño from working as journalist for three years and nine months. In its ruling, issued in a libel case on 11 June, the court also ordered Pérez to pay 1,250 ‘‘Tax Units‘‘ (15,500 euros) in damages.The suit, accusing Pérez of insulting a public official, was brought by Valencia mayor Edgardo Parra in response to claims that he gave key positions to members of his family. Pérez made the allegations on 30 March 2009 in his regular column ‘‘En Secreto’’ (“In Secret”), which he has been writing for more than 30 years. Pérez described the court’s ruling as “absurd” and said he would appeal. He had not defamed either the mayor or his family because everyone knew that members of the mayor’s family were working in the city hall, he said. “The mayor never asked me if he could use his right of reply in the newspaper,” Pérez said as he left the court. “I will not retract what I wrote because I have confidence in my sources.” “We condemn the archaic and dangerous nature of the court’s decision,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The ban on working as a journalist is disgraceful and out of all proportion to the alleged offence. Under what principle can journalists be denied the ability to express their views? The ruling is an extraordinary violation of press freedom and, if upheld, could incite journalists to censor themselves.”The ruling was issued the same day that a warrant was issued for the arrest of Guillermo Zuloaga, the head of the privately-owned TV station Globovisión, on charges unrelated to his activities as a media-owner. Zuloaga is separately facing charges of insulting the president in comments made last March. News News June 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Libel suit by mayor results in nearly four-year ban on newspaper columnist Help by sharing this information VenezuelaAmericas January 13, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation RSF_en Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela August 25, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Venezuela Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Court had 640 cases listed in one day

first_imgFacebook LAST FRIDAY, Limerick District Court heard 640 cases relating to parking fines, social welfare fraud and unpaid TV licences.  Judge Eugene O’Kelly heard the cases relating to unpaid parking tickets as issued by An Garda Siochana dating back to the start of this year through to May. Many were for illegal parking or out of date display documents. Cases of social welfare fraud where persons claimed benefits that they were not entitled to or attempted to continually claim benefits while in prison were also heard. One man in his 40s was jailed for six months after claiming welfare benefits in excess of €8,000 that he was not entitled to.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court heard that the man was paying back €5 per week and Judge Eugene O’Kelly said that at that rate, he would be paying it back forever. Penalty, the judge added, would have to be met in some other manner and the accused man from Limerick City was jailed for six months. Linkedin Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Email Print NewsLocal NewsCourt had 640 cases listed in one dayBy admin – December 10, 2012 686 Previous articleMunster defeat Saracens at Thomond ParkNext articleADAPT and Munster Rugby join forces adminlast_img read more

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DisposeRx Applauds Drug Education and Disposal Requirements in Medicare Advantage and Part D Final…

first_img DisposeRx Applauds Drug Education and Disposal Requirements in Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook WhatsApp SANFORD, N.C., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DisposeRx, the product leader in at-home medication disposal solutions, released a statement in support of a Final Rule drafted to promote the prevention of opioid misuse, which was recently published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is moving forward in implementing Section 6103 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act ( SUPPORT Act ), requiring Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans (Part D) to provide information on the safe disposal of prescription drugs—including in-home solutions—to certain enrollees. “We appreciate the bipartisan leadership of Congress and CMS to educate beneficiaries about the importance of prompt and proper disposal of medications, especially controlled substances,” said William Simpson, DisposeRx president. “We know that most older adults take multiple prescriptions, which can often be confusing for patients and even caregivers. When those prescriptions include opioids or other controlled substances, the results can be particularly dangerous. Congress recognized those vulnerabilities when they passed the SUPPORT Act in 2018, and we appreciate CMS moving forward with the Final Rule to educate and protect beneficiaries.” In Section 6103, Congress required Medicare Advantage plans to provide enrollees with information about safe disposal of prescription drugs that are controlled substances when providing an in-home health risk assessment. The legislation also includes a similar requirement for Part D plans to provide education to enrollees in their Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs. CMS and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) published the Final Rule implementing this provision last week, providing detailed information to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans about the requirements. The proposed changes were due to take effect on January 1, 2021; however, CMS deferred the effective date to January 1, 2022, citing the COVID-19 public health emergency. About DisposeRx Packets DisposeRx at-home medication disposal packets are comprised of materials that are FDA-approved for oral medications and provide a simple, convenient and effective solution for the disposal of unused or expired medications. The active ingredient in the medication is chemically and physically sequestered in a polymer gel when water and the DisposeRx powder are added to a prescription vial and shaken. Patients can use the patented product with pills, tablets, capsules, liquids and powders and can then throw away the vial in the household trash. About DisposeRx, Inc. DisposeRx, Inc., a North Carolina-based company, is dedicated to decreasing the risks of drug diversion, overdoses, suicides, accidental poisonings and antibiotic resistance by facilitating medication management behavior change and eradicating the misuse of leftover medications. DisposeRx’s market-leading, patented drug disposal packets and education programs are currently available at 60% of retail pharmacies and through 90% of the wholesale pharmacy and medical distributors across the nation. For more information, visit DisposeRx.com. View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/disposerx-applauds-drug-education-and-disposal-requirements-in-medicare-advantage-and-part-d-final-rule-301217316.html SOURCE DisposeRx, Inc. Pinterest Facebookcenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleEXPLAINER: Why it’s hard to make vaccines and boost suppliesNext articleThe Worldwide Content Delivery Network Industry is Projected to Grow to $27.9 Billion by 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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New and Existing Home Sales Trending Upward Despite Monthly Declines

first_img Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / New and Existing Home Sales Trending Upward Despite Monthly Declines Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Existing Home Sales Housing Market NAHB National Association of Home Builders New Home Sales 2015-08-05 Brian Honea Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Housing Market NAHB National Association of Home Builders New Home Salescenter_img Previous: Ask the Economist: Why the Low Homeownership Rate Despite Signs of Recovery? Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 8/6/2015 August 5, 2015 1,027 Views Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago New home sales have been trending up for the last three years and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) expects that to continue on into next year as job gains drive up demand for housing, according to the NAHB’s biweekly survey, Eye of the Economy, on Wednesday.Sales of new single-family homes rose 18 percent year-over-year in June at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000 compared to June 2014’s pace of 408,000, according to the survey. This yearly increase occurred even with a month-over-month decline from May to June of 517,000 down to 482,000, a drop of 6.8 percent.”Rising builder confidence, housing starts and low interest rates all point to continuing recovery in the housing sector, even as industry headwinds, including access to lots and labor, will produce bumps along the road,” NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe wrote.Existing home sales also showed the same trend – month-over-month decline despite climbing year-over-year, according to the June National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index. The index showed an increase of 8.2 percent from a year earlier, the 10th straight year of year-over-year gains, despite dropping down by 1.8 percent from the previous month.The increasing number of households who both rent or own has been growing, which is positive news for the housing market, according to Crowe. According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey, the total number of households in Q2 was approximately 117.3 million, a gain of 1.6 million households from the same quarter a year earlier. Other factors that point to continuing recovery in housing are rising builder confidence, housing starts, and low interest rates even as industry headwinds (such as access to lots and labor) attempt to slow things down a bit, Crowe said.A stronger economy will also help the housing market, according to Crowe; the advance estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis last week showed real GDP grew at a rate of 2.3 percent, up from the first quarter’s paltry 0.6 percent.”NAHB expects growth for the third and fourth quarters of GDP to be stronger than the second quarter, which should further promote job creation, household formations, and housing demand,” Crowe said. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago New and Existing Home Sales Trending Upward Despite Monthly Declines Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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How Parents Feel About the Homes They Lead

first_imgSubscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 24 days ago 541 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Homeownership, for many, is a significant component of achieving the whole American Dream. But some who attain it later regret it. Why? And who is most likely to face such a quandary? A survey from LendingTree, published just before Mother’s Day, revealed that moms are twice as likely as dads to regret buying their current home.LendingTree’s Crissinda Ponder penned the article summarizing the research in which analysts examined “the relationship between parents and how they feel about the homes they lead.”About one in four, 27% of mothers said they wished they had purchased a different home. Only 14% of fathers felt the same. Altogether, almost one in five or 19% of parents said that knowing what they know now that would have opted for another property.The following are reasons parents gave for disappointment in their existing abode:23% want a larger kitchen14% wish for more outdoor space11% are dissatisfied with the location of their home9% desire more storage and closet space9% believe the overall layout of their home could be better.Well, what do dissatisfied homeowners plan to do about it?According to LendingTree, a majority of homeowners with children are considering listing their homes. This, of course, has much to do with today’s housing market conditions, which highly favor the seller.”Many homeowners with children 18 and under are thinking about relocating. Today’s housing market is prompting nearly two-thirds (64%) of parents to consider selling their home to find their dream home,” noted Ponder. “Perhaps parents’ level of frustration determines how motivated they are to move. More than one in five (22%) moms and dads feel frustrated about their home almost daily. Another 17% report feeling frustrated about it once a week.” Previous: Despite Pandemic, Fewer Homeowners Missing Payments Next: Supply Concerns Add to Inventory Woes Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2021-05-06 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago How Parents Feel About the Homes They Lead Home / Daily Dose / How Parents Feel About the Homes They Lead The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily In many a case, the stress caused by the aforementioned house shortcomings could be alleviated by hiring professional designers, organizers, remodelers and the like.”Nearly two-thirds (64%) of survey respondents say they would experience a less stressful life if they could remove the pain points their home causes. When broken down by parents, 72% of dads and 54% of moms feel this way,” Ponder said. “Some professional help could alleviate pain points for some homeowners. More than 4 in 10 (42%) say they’ve considered and used a design service or expert organizer for their home. Another 1 in 4 (25%) mulled over hiring a design or organization expert, but haven’t yet taken any action.”In the past year, about half of all homeowning parents have spent more on home decor than usual. Two-thirds have hidden the purchase, or its cost, from their spouse, LendingTree reported. It’s not surprising that social media influences homeowners’ desires for different home accessories and attributes, but some might be surprised to know that dads are more heavily influenced by social media than moms.”Our survey found that 90% of dads have purchased an item for their home that they saw on social media, compared with 73% of moms,” Ponder said.last_img read more

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