Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Nation’s Capital Experiencing Record Housing Growth Sign up for DS News Daily November 10, 2017 1,486 Views Housing market updates released Friday by Bright MLS report that the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas reached record highs in median sales prices at $260,000 for Baltimore and $413,125 for Washington, D.C.Both areas’ October 2017 price levels were the highest price levels for October in the last decade. In the case of Washington, D.C., the median sales price marked the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year price increases, according to Bright MLS.In the home prices arena, prices also rose compared to last year, with Baltimore townhomes and condominiums up 5.6 percent to $190,000 and 2.1 percent to $219,500. The respective growth numbers for the D.C. area were up 3.8 percent to $410,000 for townhomes and up 3 percent to $307,000 for condos. Single-family detached home prices were also up 3.1 percent to $324,000 in Baltimore and 3.7 percent to $508,180 in D.C. Additionally, both Baltimore and D.C. numbers are over their five and ten-year averages, according to Bright MLS.Closed sales for both areas were also up, with 3,097 in Baltimore and 4,320 in D.C. at rates of +1.2 percent and +8.8 percent, respectively. As with the home prices, both these numbers are well above the five and ten-year averages for the respective regions.New pending sales for both areas showed growth, with 3,677 up 7.3 percent for Baltimore and 4,969 up 2.2 percent for D.C. Bright MLS states that pending sales activity numbers for the regions of both areas were mostly up, as well.The Baltimore housing market had 4,677 new listings in October while D.C. had 5,770. Those numbers are up 8.1 percent from last year but down 2.1 percent from last month and up 6.9 percent from last year and down 17.2 percent from last month, respectively. Baltimore did not list any decreases in listings, but Falls Church City of the D.C. region saw a percentage decrease in new listings.However, Bright MLS also reports that both month’s end inventories and days-on-market (DOM) were down for both markets. Baltimore had a growth of -11.3 percent for an active inventory of 10,612 while D.C. was down 2.8 percent for 10,105 active listings. The DOM for Baltimore also dropped by 8 to 32 days compared to last year while D.C. dropped 6 to reach a median of 17 days from last year.Finally, in average sales price to original list price ratio (SP to OLP), Baltimore was at 95.4 percent and D.C. was at 98 percent. According to the report, the Baltimore number was the highest October level in a decade for the market. Baltimore Bright MLS Growth Housing Market Washington D.C. 2017-11-10 Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Is Peer-to-Peer Lending the New Subprime Mortgage? Next: FDIC Continues a Complaint Against Banks’ RMBS Practices Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Nation’s Capital Experiencing Record Housing Growth Share Save Tagged with: Baltimore Bright MLS Growth Housing Market Washington D.C. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
A local family bought the 1927 home for $1.615m, seen here from the Hillside Crescent side of Hamilton.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoWHAT NEXT FOR BRISBANE HOME PRICES? 2018’S BEST QUEENSLAND HOMES Given the condition of the historic home, it’s expected the new owners would be looking at a further $300,000 to fix up the property in line with heritage conditions.Mr Rowland said around 25 people a week inspected the triple-storey home at 19 Hillside Crescent.“The majority weren’t local. Most of them were out of town like Eatons Hills, Bridgeman Downs, looking for an entry level property in Hamilton. What was interesting was I thought it would be a young couple, but the majority were people above 60 looking to retire riverside.” The pool has stunning views over the river Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSummer Dream Home: Currumbin01:4519 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton, has been sold by receivers.RECEIVERS have sold off the luxury riverside mansion of one of Brisbane’s most prominent families for $1.615m in a “once in a generation sale”.The Hamilton home of bankrupt whisky and cattle baron Keith Batt and his wife Margaret was sold for $185,000 more than they had paid five years ago — just two years before the founder of Nant Distilling Company went bankrupt owing millions to creditors.El Nido was considered the earliest Spanish mission style home in Brisbane by the Queensland Heritage Register, sitting in a coveted spot overlooking the river, Bulimba, Newstead and the CBD. Sydney to Hobart winning yachtRagamuffin, akaBumblebee IV, hit the market following the collapse of Nant Whisky. Picture: Claudia BaxterThe Batt’s problems have escalated in recent weeks, with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission obtaining orders from the Supreme Court of Queensland three weeks ago to appoint Richard Hughes and David Orr of Deloitte as provisional liquidators of three companies linked to them.The action over Nangus Holdings Group, Nangus Holdings and Nangus Grazing Company came as part of an ongoing investigation into the Nangus Group of companies.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStep inside this Melbourne mansion00:40“The orders were sought by ASIC due to concerns about the solvency and lack of management of the companies. In particular, ASIC has concerns about a herd of approximately 261 head of cattle abandoned by company management,” an ASIC statement said.“Keith Batt and Margaret Letizia, the individuals responsible for the creation and management of the companies, are now both personally bankrupt, disqualifying them from managing a corporation.”FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Margaret and Keith Batt at the 2012 VIP launch of The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar at Brisbane’s Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley.Agent Tristan Rowland of Place Aspley said the 91-year-old home could have fetched almost five times as much had there not been major development restrictions over the site.“Had it not had heritage listing, it would have sold for up to $10m,” he told The Courier-Mail. “But the receiver was happy. It was a great outcome considering the nature of the property.”Just the day before the El Nido deal, a three bedroom Hamilton home with river views and demolition approval sold for $1.7m. Mrs Batt had made a last-ditch attempt to sell El Nido in December without success. The receiver sale comes one year after the Batts sold their Clayfield home for $200,000 less than they had paid 24 months earlier — a sale that occurred within months of Mr Batt declaring himself bankrupt in late 2015.Among Keith Batt and Nant assets that were recently sold off was the 27-ton Maxi Ragamuffin — winner of three Sydney-Hobart yacht races between 1979 and 1990 including when it was owned by one of Australia’s richest men John Kahlbetzer and racing under its original name Bumblebee IV. The maxi sold “for a song” mid last year.
Portis and Mirotic got into an altercation during practice on Oct. 17. Mirotic suffered broken bones in his face as well as a concussion. He likely will need surgery.Portis publicly apologized to Mirotic last Saturday. He said at the time that he had reached out to Mirotic, but had not received a response. It’s unclear if the two will be able to play together again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization and most importantly my teammates down,” Portis said last weekend. “This is not who Bobby Portis is.”Portis, Dunn, Valentine, Grant and Payne are former first-round picks. Portis and Valentine were selected by the Bulls, while Dunn, Grant and Payne were acquired via trade. Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES Dunn came over in the draft-night deal that moved Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. He could make his Bulls debut Saturday against Oklahoma City after he missed the start of the season to rehab a dislocated left index finger.Valentine, who turns 24 on Nov. 16, is averaging 10 points through four games this season. He was the 14th pick in last year’s draft out of Michigan State.Portis, who went No. 22 overall out of Arkansas in 2015, is averaging 6.9 points and five rebounds over 126 games with the Bulls. He is allowed to practice with the team while he is suspended.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine celebrates his three-point play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Chicago. The Bulls won 91-86. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls have exercised their fourth-year option on Bobby Portis after the forward was suspended for eight games for injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic during a fight at practice.The Bulls also picked up third-year options on guards Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine and fourth-year options on guards Jerian Grant and Cameron Payne. The moves were announced on Friday, meaning the players are under contract for the 2018-19 season.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101
Martinez: Man Utd don’t understand Lukaku; he’s among the bestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium coach Roberto Martinez has hit out at critics of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.The 25-year-old has only managed six goals in all competitions in 2018-19 and was not always guaranteed a regular starting spot during former manager José Mourinho’s final few weeks in charge.”There is a negative way of assessing Romelu’s performance for Manchester United,” Martinez told The Sunday Times.”When Rom scores, everyone expects him to score, and when he doesn’t, he is almost directly the reason United haven’t won.”But Rom is ready for that challenge. He will never hide away. He understands what is expected of him. “For Belgium, he has shown he’s one of the best number nines in the world and I don’t understand why he’s being treated in a manner which he doesn’t deserve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Villarreal coach Luis Garcia: Cazorla is a phenomenonby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVillarreal coach Luis Garcia hailed two goal Santi Cazorla after their 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.They were the first goals scored by the former Arsenal star since 2012.Garcia said, “Santi is a phenomenon, the first two games he did not play with me, but he is an example, I think he’s going to get more, he’s starting to find things better.”He’s an example not only for what he’s done today.”The good work of Santi Cazorla is a good example for players to see that the important thing is not individual work and that one player or another stands out more or less, what is important now is Villarreal.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Several vendors, who have sold their produce in the Redemption Market downtown Kingston for many years, were overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement when they saw the newly refurbished facility that was handed over to the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) by the Digicel Foundation on December 14, 2012 The facility has been repurposed from a ground provision market to a haberdashery and is now called the Redemption Arcade. The project was implemented by the Digicel Foundation in partnership with the KSAC and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), through US$500,000 in funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A walk through the arcade reveals over 130 spanking new stalls made of metal mesh partitions with electrical outlets, a new roof and improved water, sanitation and waste management facilities. While most of the work has been done, the facility will not be ready for occupation by the vendors until January, as electrical work has to be completed to ensure the safety of vendors and shoppers. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown-Burke, thanked the partners in the renovation exercise, noting that the project was a dream come true. “Today is really a very, very, good day because we have seen coming to fruition, a dream that we have long had. It’s something we have spoken about for so long and then we saw that glimmer of hope when we had the project approved, and it grew when we came and saw that work had started. Here we are today, almost at the finishing line… we are not quite ready for opening but I am proud of where we are today,” the Mayor said. Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Thorburn, spoke of his company’s commitment to the regeneration of the downtown Kingston area and noted that the renovation of the markets was only one of several activities that the company is involved in to make this happen. “Historically, the downtown Kingston market area has been an essential part of the life of Jamaica. Everyone is here trading and excitedly doing so, and today, we are part of the ceremony to formally open this new facility, where 130 plus vendors will be involved in being successful day-to-day. Digicel and the Digicel Foundation are delighted to be part of this and are looking forward to visiting when the vendors have moved in and also spending some money down here,” Mr. Thorburn said. United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater, speaking on behalf of USAID, said the renovation of the market represents a significant and positive step in the urban renewal of downtown Kingston. She noted that the vibrancy of the community is something to be proud of and expressed hope that the partnership between government, private sector and community, which led to the success of the project, will be encouraged and replicated elsewhere. Vendor, Jennifer Ford, who has been selling in the market for 33 years, expressed pleasure at the newly renovated facility. She is looking forward to moving in and has already chosen her stall. “I feel good about it (the market). We will be taking good care of it because I use to take care of it before and I will continue to take care of it,” she said. Councillor of the area, Donovan Samuels, in giving the vote of thanks, urged the vendors and members of the community to protect the facility.
Kundan Lal Saigal once strode like a collosus over the Hindi and Bangla music worlds, jovial and good-humoured but never sharing his personal tribulations – here’s why; next, explore a new world where changes in technology make one wonder what the next generation will turn into; and finally, learn how gravitas not only inspires you but also inspires greatness in others. Here are a few new releases, which you can add in your collection:’Kundan – Saigal’s Life and Music’ by Sharad Dutt (translated by Jyoti SabharwalHis unique voice and singing style, coupled with an acting prowess, has not possibly been emulated – and for good reason. “The litmus test of any artistic endeavour lies in the fact that even with a classical base, it invades the realm of popularity and enchants the masses. That was the warp and weft of Saigal’s craft that immortalised his songs,” writes National Award-winning author Sharad Dutt, a former DDG of public broadcaster Doordarshn. In a film career that spanned 15 years – 1932-46 – Saigal performed in some 36 films in varied genres of songs, ghazals and bhajans each of which tug at the heart even when heard to this day. “It is often stated that a musical rendition makes a mark when it emanates from a wounded heart…At what point Saigal was grievously hurt could not be established but the anguish in his voice remained unextricable, be it in his acting prowess or his skilled singing,” Dutt writes. ‘Where Will Man Take Us?’ by Atul JalanWill the perfect partner need to be charged before bed? Will we soon be taking happiness pills before breakfast? Will the screen that we peer into soon be within us? Has the first person who will live to be 150, been already born? It’s a new world we are walking into and the man who began this journey is not the man who will end it. In this debut novel, Atul Jalan, a science storyteller and futurist, the founder-CEO of pioneering AI venture Manthan, explores how the technology man has built is transforming him and the institutions he has created. “I like to call ours a Gutenburg moment. As Johannes Gutenburg looked at his first proofs, did he for a moment think that he was flagging off one of the golden ages of mankind?…We are witness to a similar moment in history when mankind takes another giant leap. One that will elevate man again – as a species infintely more sapient,” Jalan writes. ‘Authentic Gravitas – Who Stands Out and Why’ by Dr Rebecca Newton Authentic gravitas means you are respected and trusted, your words carry weight, your ideas are taken seriously and your contributions valued. This also requires you to bring out these qualities in others. Thus, you are not only inspiring but also inspire greatness in others. “Throughout this book, you will meet some truly inspiring leaders and professionals who built true gravitas and you will learn how they did it. We’ll look at what gravitas is, what it isn’t, and debunk gravitas myths to discover the surprising truth about who stands out and why,” writes Newton, an Organisational Psychologist and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the Department of Management.
Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi on Tuesday apologised for sharing a meme on actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s personal life and deleted the controversial tweet after being severely criticised on social media. Oberoi, who reportedly dated the former Miss World in early 2000s, on Monday posted a meme on Twitter with three panels, one featuring him, another with Salman Khan and a third with Aishwarya’s husband Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya. The meme, a take on the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the results of which will be declared on Thursday, was called “crass” and “distasteful”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “Sometimes what appears to be funny and harmless at first glance to one, may not be so to others. I have spent the last 10 years empowering more than 2000 underprivileged girls. I cant even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever,” he tweeted. “Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies.. tweet deleted,” the actor added. On Monday night, responding to the controversy Oberoi told reporters that he had shared the meme because he found it funny and did not understand “why people are making a big deal about this.” Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports “Someone sent me a creative meme where I was being made fun of. I just wrote, ‘Ha ha,’ and appreciated the other person. When someone makes fun of you, you should laugh and not take it so seriously. “I even wrote there that there’s nothing political about it. It’s life and such things happen in life that you are with someone and then you move on in life,” he said. Social media was quick to blast the actor, who is currently promoting his upcoming film “PM Narendra Modi”, over his “distasteful” tweet. Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor called the meme “disgusting and classless”‘ in a tweet while Urmila Matondkar, who is the Congress candidate from Mumbai North, called out Oberoi for not having the courtesy of pulling down the tweet despite criticism. The National Commission for Women sent a notice to Oberoi, asking him to give an explanation for sharing the “insulting” and “misogynist” tweet.