EPPN: Pray, fast, act for environmental programs

first_img John Miller says: Tom Hurley says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal Public Policy Network] Today, the 21st of August, we pray, fast, and act to protect funding for domestic and international programs that address the health effects of environmental degradation impacting the poorest among us.PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders and for all who struggle with the impacts and effects of environmental degradation that result in hunger, poverty and death.FAST to call attention to the needs and circumstances of those suffering from the impacts of air and water pollution, chemical exposure and natural disasters.Share on social media using #PrayFastAct and @TheEPPN. Post a picture of a dinner place setting with the reason you are fasting this month.ACT by urging your elected representatives to continue funding crucial programs that care for all of creation by addressing environmental degradation and its impact around the world.Urge Congress to protect funding for domestic and international environmental programs! Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA EPPN: Pray, fast, act for environmental programs Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Tags Pjcabbiness says: Comments (4) Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Environment & Climate Change, Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Public Policy Network, Advocacy Peace & Justice, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 August 22, 2017 at 11:24 am The EPPN is funded through our contributions to our local church. If you look at just the Episcopal Migration Ministries staff costs (2016-2018 budget) there are 30 employees at a cost ov over $6M/year. This is just one department. Then there is the Office of Govenment Relations which handles public policy and advocates for the laity to call their congressman for progressive issues like eco-justice, refugees resettlement, immigration and even issues over seas like the Palestinian problem. These people have nothing to do but stick there nose into goverment business and we pay them to do it. If you like it, starve yourself and keep contributing if not then stop or don’t complain about the political activism of the Episcopal Church. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC August 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm I have never understood the effectiveness of fasting. Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 August 21, 2017 at 4:33 pm I will pray for congress to reduce poverty by passing pro growth economic legislation that benefits all Americans. I will pray for them to have the strength to reject politically motivated ecofascist pressure and junk science. Jobs, low taxes and cheap energy are the antidote to poverty, malaise and suffering. August 23, 2017 at 10:21 am We’ve tried that before and found it wanting to say nothing of ignoring the warning of the Bible about greed, stewardship of the earth, and justice. I worry not so much about political correctness but about patriotic correctness like muzzling scientists and doctors.I wonder why the above speaker does trolling here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bill Louis says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Aug 21, 2017 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Faith & Politics Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Guest House in Aira / Plan21

first_imgPhotographs:  Akira Ueda 2016 Houses CopyHouses, Extension•Aira, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901170/guest-house-in-aira-plan21 Clipboard “COPY” Guest House in Aira / Plan21 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePlan21OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAiraJapanPublished on September 05, 2018Cite: “Guest House in Aira / Plan21” 04 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More 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 Architects: Plan21 Area Area of this architecture project Japan Guest House in Aira / Plan21Save this projectSaveGuest House in Aira / Plan21Save this picture!© Akira Ueda+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Akira UedaText description provided by the architects. This house is a pair of architectures where the main house and the guest house face each other across the watercourse. The main house was first built, and five years later the guest house was expanded. The place is located in the city of Aira, south of Japan, Kagoshima prefecture.Save this picture!© Akira UedaRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Akira UedaOriginally Japanese houses were open and liberate. However, in recent years, housing in Japan has changed greatly and is becoming closed. In response to that situation, this house was designed to regain its original liberating housing shape. On extending the guest house, I reuse the two spatial elements that the past Japanese houses had. They are the space under the eaves and the dirt floor.Save this picture!Perspective SketchThe interior floor of the guest house is finished with a dirt floor. The dirt floor extends from indoors to the outdoors, and the outdoor part is covered with large eaves. Beyond the eaves beneath there is a courtyard with plants, and further, beyond that, there is a main house across the watercourse.Save this picture!© Akira UedaIn recent years many Japanese houses have abandoned their spatial elements, shut off from the outside with aluminum sash and air conditioner. As a result, many Japanese houses lose contact with outside nature and become like autism. In this house, we connect indoor and outdoor with the dirt floor, cover it with large eaves, and realizing a living integrated with nature.Save this picture!© Akira UedaProject gallerySee allShow lessSignature House / 100A associatesSelected ProjectsBank of Thailand’s Northeastern Region Office / Plan architectSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901170/guest-house-in-aira-plan21 Clipboard Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Corporate research tools

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. Howard Lake | 30 March 2000 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corporate research tools Advertisement UK Fundraising has added three US Web sites for corporate fundraising researchers to its research page. Corporate Research Net sounded promising, but hadn’t been updated since 1998. The Corporate Dirt Archives at the Corporate Accountability Project looked particularly useful for highlighting companies with whom charities might have ethical concerns co-operating. Corporate Watch is the most comprehensive and most regularly updated.Find them all on UK Fundraising’s research page. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving (Philanthropic & Nonprofit Studies)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving (Philanthropic & Nonprofit Studies)center_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Four journalists beaten and arested in Teheran

first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Security forces beat and arrested at least four journalists who were covering a women’s demonstration in Teheran. Reporters Without Borders calls for their release, pointing out that 12 journalists have been arrested in less than a month. News Help by sharing this information March 18, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran June 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists beaten and arested in Teheran IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more News to go further Reporters Without Borders protested at the arrest and beating of at least four journalists by security forces on 12 June 2006, while covering a demonstration in Teheran of more than 5,000 women.Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee and two women journalists, Jila Baniyaghoob, Taraneh Baniyaghoob, of the daily Sarmayeh, have been imprisoned at an unknown location.“We condemn the level of repression against journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “Twelve journalists have been arrested in less than a month and are still being held in custody.”Jila Baniyaghoob, Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, Taraneh Baniyaghoob and Lila Farahadpour were all picked up at the scene of the demonstration. Farahadpour was released a few hours later while the three others were forcibly taken away.They were covering a demonstration organised by a women’s movement against ‘sexual apartheid’ and to press for an overhaul of laws on women. Demonstrators carried banners proclaiming, “We are women, human beings and citizens, but we have no rights! Women’s rights are human rights”.Police and security forces had already harassed several women journalists last week accusing them of “being the organisers of the demonstration”. They were sent letters and telephone calls and were repeatedly summoned by police. Fariba Davoudi Mohajar, journalist and president of the Association of Young Journalists, was questioned throughout the day of 12 June.Elsewhere a crackdown is continuing in the north of the country. Abolfazel Vesali, editor of the daily Nedai Azarabadeg, was arrested and placed in custody on 7 June. A week earlier the newspaper was suspended by the courts in Azerbaijan province. It has come in for several penalties imposed by the courts since 2000.President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are both on Reporters Without Borders’ list of 38 predators of press freedom drawn up by the organisation each year. Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en last_img read more

Imprisoned cyber-dissident hospitalised after going on hunger strike

first_img Receive email alerts September 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned cyber-dissident hospitalised after going on hunger strike News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the condition of cyber-dissident Zhang Lin (photo), who has been rushed to hospital after beginning a hunger strike at the start of September to protest against his five-year prison sentence and to demand to be allowed to see his lawyer, Mo Shaoping. Detained since 29 January, Zhang was convicted by a court in Benghu, in Anhui province, on 28 July of “jeopardising national security” by posting reports and essays on the Internet that were “contrary to the bases of the constitution.” At the end of the trial, Zhang and his lawyer indicated they intended to appeal.____________________________________________________3.08.2005Cyber-dissident Zhang Lin gets five years in prisonReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the five-year prison sentence imposed by a court in Benghu (in Anhui province, west of Shanghai) on 28 July on cyber-dissident Zhang Lin for “violating national security.” His lawyer was notified only today. Zhang intends to appeal.”The Chinese judges were deaf to Zhang’s plea of not guilty on the basis of the right to free expression because, in their view, expressing oneself on the Internet is a crime that deserves five years in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for his release and the withdrawal of all charges against him.”Coming after Shi Tao’s 10-year prison sentence, this latest heavy sentence confirms that the justice system holds freedom of expression in complete contempt and that the crackdown on pro-democracy intellectuals begun by President Hu Jintao continues,” the press freedom organisation added.After Zhang’s lawyer, Mo Shaoping, was notified today, his wife immediately went to the court to get a copy of the sentence. She said Zhang, who will also be deprived of his political rights for four years after completion of the prison term, was devastated by the severity of the sentence. He and his lawyer were determined to appeal, she added. They have 10 days starting tomorrow to file the appeal.Zhang, who has been imprisoned since 29 January 2005, was convicted of posting reports and essays on the Internet which were “contrary to the bases of the constitution” and which “jeopardised national unity and territorial sovereignty, spread lies and disturbed public order and social stability.” The sentence was imposed under article 105 of the criminal law on “subversion.”The indictment presented at his trial, held behind closed doors on 21 June, quoted one of his essays in which he used the words of a punk song. The prosecutor also made much of the fact that he gave an interview to a foreign news media. News March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Adare, Co Limerick to stage Weekend of Welcomes festival

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook Advertisement Print TAGSAdareAdare ManorDesmond CastlefeaturedMusic LimerickThe GatheringWeekend of Welcomes festivalWoodlands House Hotel Previous articleLimerick Employers urged to be extra vigilant with young workers on summer jobsNext articleLimerick to host major gaming event Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie BEGINNING THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 2013Highlights include medieval banquet at Desmond Castle and Victorian afternoon tea party in the formal gardens at Adare ManorSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Guided village tours, concerts, genealogy workshops, a medieval banquet at Desmond Castle and a Victorian afternoon tea in the formal gardens at Adare Manor are just some of the events planned for the Adare Weekend of Welcomes festival beginning on Thursday 27th June which will see the entire village extend a welcome to people from near and far.The festival programme was unveiled at a village information evening hosted by Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort and features a wide range of family-friendly cultural, musical and sporting events held over the weekend and beyond, with highlights including a medieval banquet taking place on the evening of Saturday 29th June at Desmond Castle – the first event of its type to be held within the castle’s walls for 400 years – and a magnificent Victorian afternoon tea party which will be held on Sunday 30th June in the formal gardens at Adare Manor.  Adare Manor will also be continuing with the theme as they host a Fourth of July barbecue the following Thursday.The Adare Weekend of Welcomes, which has been created under the auspices of The Gathering, is the brainchild of Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel proprietor Mary Fitzgerald who first envisaged it as a small Fitzgerald clan gathering.  Such was the level of interest locally that it was decided to develop it into a much larger event involving the entire village.center_img Adare Manor retain the Michelin Star RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Adare Manor named 5th World’s Most Romantic Hotel 2021 Email Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor NewsCommunityLifestyleLife & LeisureAdare, Co Limerick to stage Weekend of Welcomes festivalBy Guest Writer – June 9, 2013 880 Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

DS News Webcast: Tuesday 9/16/2014

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Tuesday 9/16/2014 in Featured, Media, Webcasts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Join us at the 2014 Five Star Conference, in Dallas, in Texas 2014-09-15 Jordan Funderburk Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago September 15, 2014 708 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Jordan Funderburk Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Tuesday 9/16/2014 Related Articles Subscribe Previous: New Trade Group Launches for REO Professionals in Midwest Next: Compliance Has Made Foreclosure Process Complicated, Experts Saylast_img read more

CFPB, Florida Receive $27.7 Million Judgment Against Firm for Foreclosure Relief Fraud

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB, Florida Receive $27.7 Million Judgment Against Firm for Foreclosure Relief Fraud Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago CFPB, Florida Receive $27.7 Million Judgment Against Firm for Foreclosure Relief Fraud Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Foreclosure Relief Scams State of Florida 2015-05-29 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the State of Florida were granted a final judgment totaling $27.7 million against a Florida law firm and its affiliates for fraud perpetrated against distressed homeowners who were seeking relief or trying to avoid foreclosure, according to a release from the CFPB.The Hoffman Law Group and its operators, Michael Harper and Benn Willcox along with attorney Marc Hoffman, and the firm’s affiliates, Nationwide Management Solutions, Legal Intake Solutions, File Intake Solutions, and BM Marketing Group, all based in North Palm Beach, allegedly deceived consumers into joining frivolous lawsuits that were purported to pressure banks into modifying their mortgage loans to prevent foreclosure. The companies allegedly illegally collected millions of dollars in upfront legal fees from unsuspecting consumers.The court found that the companies were found liable for $11,730,579, the total amount they collected in illegal upfront fees from consumers, and also imposed an additional civil penalty of $10 million to be paid to the state of Florida, according to the CFPB.”These companies preyed on vulnerable consumers who were trying to save their homes from foreclosure,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “The false promises made by these companies lured struggling homeowners into scams that led to greater financial hardship. We are working to protect consumers from illegal predatory practices by holding bad actors accountable for their actions.”According to the CFPB, the Hoffman Law group was set up to give the appearance that it would give specialized legal help to distressed homeowners who were either seeking mortgage loan modifications or trying to avoid foreclosure. Harper and Willcox ran the affiliated companies, which were set up to market the scam. The CFPB and the Attorney General of Florida obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against the companies and against Harper, Hoffman, and Willcox, and a receiver took control of all the assets flowing from the alleged scheme per court order.The lawsuit charged the defendants with violating Regulation O, which was formerly known as the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) rule, and Florida state law. Regulation O requires consumers to be given certain disclosures and prohibits the charging of advance fees for mortgage loan modification services.”Scamming homeowners worried about losing their homes is not only illegal, it is despicable, and thanks to the great work of my consumer protection division and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, these defendants will pay for preying on Florida homeowners facing foreclosure,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said. “Foreclosure rescue scammers cannot evade the law by hiding behind a law firm. It is discouraging that there are attorneys out there that will allow their licenses to be used by shady companies to target people facing foreclosure.”Click here to see the complete text of the court’s judgment. To see the CFPB’s complaint, click here. To see the individual orders, click on their names: Marc Hoffman, Michael Harper, and Benn Willcox. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img May 29, 2015 930 Views About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Foreclosure Relief Scams State of Florida  Print This Post Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 5/29/2015 Next: HELOCs Nearing End-of-Draw Period Are At Risk of Delinquency Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Lenders Optimistic About Diverse Growth Opportunities

first_imgHome / Featured / Lenders Optimistic About Diverse Growth Opportunities The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 3, 2016 1,131 Views About Author: Xhevrije West Despite recent reports surrounding the dismal state of the U.S. economy, the housing market remains strong and unbothered by such news, particularly mortgage lenders.Housing market indicators, like home sale and prices, have shown significant amount of growth as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule passes.After suffering a major drop in November 2015 and recovering with the largest monthly increase ever recorded in December, existing-home sales seem to have found their balance to start the new year.The existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) proves that lenders are well on the path to recovery from TRID delays.  The report found that existing-home sales increased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million in January from a downwardly revised 5.45 million in December. Existing sales are now 11.0 percent higher than a year ago, the highest annual rate in six months and the largest year-over-year gain since 16.3 percent July 2013.In the midst of tight supply, heightened competition for buyers, and unpredictable financial markets, U.S. home prices continued to rise in the fourth quarter.The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA)House Price Index (HPI) shows that home prices rose 5.8 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2015. Prices increased 1.4 percent from the third quarter of 2015, marking the 18 consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index. Home prices were up 0.4 percent month-over-month for December.A survey of 200 mortgage lending professionals from Lenders One showed that lenders are exuding confidence in the real estate market. In addition, lenders say that millennials, Hispanics, and boomerang buyers will lead the expected gains in business.According to the survey, 62 percent of lenders surveyed said that they expect mortgage purchase production to increase by an average of 11 percent in 2016. Another 87 percent indicated that the mortgage purchase market will be extremely active.“The strong confidence levels we’re seeing among lenders highlight the continued bounce back from one of the most challenging real estate and lending environments in U.S. history,” Goldman stated. “In an environment where lenders can once again focus on business growth initiatives, it will be more important than ever for mortgage professionals to have access to the tools and ongoing training they need to capitalize on these emerging trends.”In an effort to prepare for the expected uptick in activity, 60 percent of lenders noted that they their leading strategies for growth are new marketing techniques to reach new demographics. New product offerings received 42 percent of lenders’ votes, hiring staff got 40 percent, and regional expansion got 36 percent.Mortgage lenders in the housing market said that diverse growth opportunities will be the driving force behind the increase in business. Seventy-nine percent of lenders pointed to millennials as their target, as these young prospects enter into the peak age for purchasing a home. Hispanics were named by 71 percent of lenders surveyed, while non-traditional buyers in the rental and vacation home markets were named by 70 percent of lenders. Boomerang buyers, or those that can now qualify for a mortgage after undergoing a short sale, foreclosure, or bankruptcy, will be targeted by 68 percent of lenders. Previous: House Financial Services Committee Approves Regulatory Relief Bills Next: Clayton Holdings Names New Senior Managing Director of Lending Services Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Housing Market Millennials Mortgage Lenders 2016-03-03 Brian Honea Subscribe Lenders Optimistic About Diverse Growth Opportunities Tagged with: Housing Market Millennials Mortgage Lenders Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Featured, News  Print This Post Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more