Home / Daily Dose / How Will Policy Changes Impact Housing? January 21, 2019 1,148 Views How Will Policy Changes Impact Housing? FHFA Fitch Ratings Homes HOUSING mortgage Outlook U.S. Housing Market 2019-01-21 Radhika Ojha Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fitch Ratings has given a stable housing and mortgage outlook for the US in 2019. However, the ratings agency has said that slower home price appreciation, subdued mortgage lending growth, and U.S. policy and administrative changes at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) are likely to present challenges.In this video that compared the U.S. housing market with 24 other global housing markets, Fitch said that relatively solid sector fundamentals and macroeconomic conditions that support a stable housing and mortgage market would keep the market stable despite other countries seeing much slower growth. Despite this, higher mortgage rates were causing price gains to moderate.Though limited housing supply fueled the price growth in some U.S. cities, affordability constraints would temper housing demand and help cool overheated markets. “We project U.S. home price growth will slow to 3 percent to 4 percent from 5 percent average in recent years,” Fitch said.Here’s how the U.S. housing market compares to other global markets: Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Maxine Waters Sets the Agenda Next: Why Are Home Sellers Willing to Negotiate? Tagged with: FHFA Fitch Ratings Homes HOUSING mortgage Outlook U.S. Housing Market Subscribe Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Share Save
“Madamo nga chemicals ang dala sang bunker fuel that will affect the health sang aton pumuluyo. Kun ara na gid man ini sa aton shorelines, we will handle this carefully. Dapat may PPE (personal protective equipment) kita,” Gumarin explained. The effect of the oil spill on the marine resources and the livelihood of the people in the island province is like “fighting another battle amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to Gumarin. She said barangays immediately deployed spill booms and initiated cleanup operations. Buenavista mayor Eugenio Reyes, said they conducted an inspection to verify how many affected families are to be evacuated. Gov. Samuel Gumarin cautioned residents of the affected barangays about the health hazards brought by the bunker fuel. The oil spill was triggered by an explosion from Power Barge 102 docked in the Barangay Bo. Obrero. The explosion tore a one-foot-wide hole in the hull of the power barge and caused 251,000 liters of bunker fuel to spill into the Iloilo River and neighboring Iloilo towns of Dumangas and the barangay of Sto. Niño Norte in Arevalo district. “The bulk of oil spill entering our ports depends on the sea current. Minsan nandiyan sa ports, maya-maya nababalik ulit sa gitna ng Iloilo Strait. After we finish our improvised boom, we will try to contain the oil,” Jacinto said. Gumarin said the provincial government is coordinating with the Office of the Civil Defense and the Philippine Coast Guard for the cleanup operations./PN ILOILO City – Twenty coastal villages in the island province of Guimaras are affected by the oil spill from a power barge in Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City following an explosion Friday last week. He advised and assisted the affected barangays on the deployment of improvised oil spill booms. The power barge is estimated to be carrying 320,000 liters of bunker fuel. IT’S SPREADING Spilled bunker fuel (right photo) is seen floating on the waters of Guimaras province following an explosion on AC Energy’s Power Barge No. 102 in Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City. (left photo) A resident’s hands in Jordan, Guimaras are stained with fuel oil. Local authorities say the bunker fuel from a barge damaged by an explosion has already reached 20 coastal villages of the island province. GUIMARAS PIO The oil spill is among the biggest since 2006 when 2.1 million liters of bunker fuel spilled in the water of Guimaras when the tanker MT Solar 1 sank on Aug. 11, 2006. Barangays affected by the oil spill in Jordan town were Rizal, Hoskyn, Balcon Milleza, and Morobuan. “May pandemya kita, nagasaka man ang numero sang dengue fever, naglupok pa gid ini. Aside sang tawo, ang aton naman coastal areas – ang source na naman sang aton mga sud-an ang naigo,” he added. In Buenavista, barangays that also reported traces of bunker fuel in their waters were Montpiller, Rizal, Sto. Rosario, Magsaysay, Zaldivar, Sawang, Taminla, Dagsaan, Tacay, Getulio, San Miguel, Navalas, Bacjao, Tanag, Umilig, and Avila. Commander Jose Jacinto Jr. of the Philippine Coast Guard-Guimaras station said they conducted coastline patrol to identify areas affected by the oil spill. Bunker fuel spilled from the power barge and littered the shores of the towns of Jordan and Buenavista, a report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Guimaras showed. Guimaras PDRRM officer Teresita Siason said municipalities and coastal barangays of the province were immediately alerted of the oil spill.
Loading… Colombia, who have qualified for two Women’s World Cups in 2011 and 2015, are bidding to become the first South American nation to host the competition. The Brazilians have been to every edition of the Women’s world cup since inception in 1991, but the Canaries as the team is fondly called are yet to win the tournament. Goal monger Martha with 17 world cup goals to her credit They recorded their worst performances in 1991 and 1995 crashing out in the group stage while the best has been runners up finish at the 2007 edition in China where they lost 2-0 to eventual champions Germany. The South American country had hoped but for financial constraints and Covid-19 palaver hoped to host the tournament and possibly win it for the first time. Read Also CAF considers postponing 2021 AFCON – Report The country evergreen player Martha however remains one of the best players of the championship with 17 world cup goals including a record 7 goals in China. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Football power house Brazil has withdrawn its candidacy to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, citing financial fears in the wake of the corona virus pandemic. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) says the government did not consider it wise to offer financial guarantees asked for by FIFA. Brazil has hosted a string of international sporting competitions in recent years including the World Cup in 2014, the Olympic Games in 2016 and the Copa America in 2019 – and the CBF also felt they were outsiders to host yet another major event. Brazil will instead join the other South American nations and support Colombia’s bid to stage the tournament. Brazil’s withdrawal means Colombia, Japan and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand are the remaining contenders to host the 32-team tournament. USA and Netherlands were finalists of the 2019 world cup in France with the Americans emerging championsAdvertisement
USC’s Zeta Phi Rho fraternity attempted to beat the world record for the most sandwiches made in one minute for its 14th annual Zeta Phi ‘Skid’ Rho event Thursday in McCarthy Quad.The goal of the event is to make sandwiches that are then donated to the homeless living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Eric Liang, philanthropy chair at Zeta Phi Rho, supports his brothers’ development of leadership and teamwork through serving the community with events like “Skid” Rho.“The idea [for “Skid” Rho] came from brothers wanting to solve the homeless problem in Los Angeles by feeding them and spreading awareness of various ongoing issues,” Liang said.Zeta Phi Rho previously broke the world record for making the most sandwiches in one hour at the 12th Annual Zeta Phi “Skid” Rho at USC by making 17,341 sandwiches in 2014.Immediately after the event, the sandwiches were delivered to Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row. Liang estimated that they made around 400 sandwiches per minute, short of the 700-per-minute sandwich goal.“We didn’t beat the record unfortunately.” Liang said.Several participants donning plastic gloves gathered at McCarthy Quad to assemble sandwiches and partake in attempting to beat the world record. A handful of students from other schools, including members from Zeta Phi Rho’s UCLA chapter, also attended to help attempt to set the world record at USC.Thursday’s event began with several sandwich-making games that prepped participants for breaking the record. Brothers from Zeta Phi Rho informed participants about the event’s purpose and the target sandwich number they needed to beat.During the event, participants split up into tables and teams to start the sandwich-making process. The participants constantly bumped arms with each other in an effort to accelerate their sandwich production.Most groups split up the work putting peanut butter and jelly on the sandwich and opening the jars and packages in a bid to fill any vacant space. Other teams had more efficient ways at getting the job done.In addition, retailers such as 7-Eleven, ONO Hawaiian BBQ, Coca Cola and Frito-Lay sponsored the event, supplying the event with snacks, gift cards and prizes to ensure that the participants were full of energy and motivation to participate and assemble sandwiches.After the event, Zeta Phi Rho encouraged participants to sign a petition to improve mental health facilities in downtown Los Angeles. With the signatures from the petition, Zeta Phi Rho plans on drafting a deliverable that will be addressed to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to request for more of the city’s budget to be allocated to mental health facilities.“We want Trojans to read more about the link between mental health and homelessness and to reach out to the L.A. governor to express their voice,” Liang said.