Strong Seller’s Market

first_img  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Weighs in on Housing Sentiment Next: The Week Ahead: Eye on U.S. Mortgage Performance Trends Tagged with: Housing Market Inventory Minneapolis Minnesota Pro Teck Sevices Housing Market Inventory Minneapolis Minnesota Pro Teck Sevices 2018-12-07 Donna Joseph Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save December 7, 2018 985 Views 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 Home / Daily Dose / Strong Seller’s Market Strong Seller’s Marketcenter_img About Author: Donna Joseph in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Wisconsin featured in the top 10 list of hottest markets in Pro Teck Sevices’ Housing Market Report for the first time. In its monthly housing value forecast, Pro Teck took a closer look at some of the activities in the single-family home markets in the top 200 metropolitan areas in the U.S.Quoting other sources, the report stated that Minnesota was ranked at 3 and 5 best state to live in by CNBC and 24/7 Wall Street, respectively. The rankings are based on key indicators such as poverty rates, life expectancy, population growth, unemployment rates, education, crime rates and quality of life. Factoring in these indicators, the report revealed that Minnesota recorded the highest high school graduation rate at 93.1 percent. The state also reflected the largest share of the population with post-secondary education at 74.4 percent.According to the report, Minnesota has added 37,000 jobs over the last year and recorded employment rates at 2.8 percent. It also pointed out a steady growth in the state’s population at 7.3 percent. The reports noted significant improvements in the Twin Cities’ markets over the past two years. The home prices in Minneapolis/St. Paul is up by 16 percent from pre-recession levels, the report found. Minneapolis metro is a strong seller’s market with more and more people looking to put down roots in such a favorable location. The month’s remaining inventory is at a mere 2.47. The active days on market for the metro is at just 50 days—the lowest number recorded by Pro Teck in its top 10 rankings. The number of listings saw a decline by 16 percent this month and is projected to continue, the report said.  Read the full report here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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‘Question Of Saving Lives Of Critical Patients’: P & H HC Asks Centre To Reconsider Ban On Import Of Used Ventilators [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Question Of Saving Lives Of Critical Patients’: P & H HC Asks Centre To Reconsider Ban On Import Of Used Ventilators [Read Order] Mehal Jain5 Aug 2020 8:19 PMShare This – xAmidst the COVID pandemic, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday asked the Centre to examine whether the use of imported refurbished ventilators can be permitted, suggesting a reconsideration of the ban on import of used ventilators.”We prima facie feel that in case, the aforesaid ventilators are put to use, it may be of help to some serious patients”, opined Justices Rajan Gupta…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAmidst the COVID pandemic, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday asked the Centre to examine whether the use of imported refurbished ventilators can be permitted, suggesting a reconsideration of the ban on import of used ventilators.”We prima facie feel that in case, the aforesaid ventilators are put to use, it may be of help to some serious patients”, opined Justices Rajan Gupta and Karamjit Singh. At the previous hearing, the bench was informed that the import of used critical care equipment has been prohibited inter alia due to the following reasons:-a. Ensuring quality control: Used critical care equipment can be sold as refurbished without being actually assessed in terms of quality, safety and effectiveness. Moreover, there could also be issues regarding repair, maintenance, availability of spare parts and compatibility with older versions of equipment.b. Major risk to patients: Considering that critical care equipment are mainly used in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), there is a legitimate risk that the equipment could endanger the lives of patients in critical conditions who require intensive care. The used critical care equipment could also act as a possible source of hospital acquired infection which may come along with the equipment.Further wear and tear or in-orderly functioning of such equipment could be life threatening to patients in the ICUs.c. Discourage local manufacturing and use of locally produced used equipment: It may be noted that medical electronics is one of the nine sub sector working groups under the electronic system sector in ‘Make in India’. Importing critical care equipment can disincentivize local manufacturers of critical care equipment and can also cause competition with usage of domestic used critical care equipment in the health industry.d. Generation of E-waste at a faster pace: Since the working life of second hand/used equipment will certainly be lesser than new equipment, the used equipment will reach end-of-life at a faster pace contributing to the electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) generation in the country. Ensuring environmentally sound management of e-waste is already a major concern which could get exacerbated if imports of used critical care equipment are allowed.However, the division bench had sought the independent opinion of an expert to ascertain whether the ventilators imported from another country would be hazardous for use in the hospitals in India.On Tuesday, the bench took note of the report that ventilators of reputed brands and found to be in working condition may be put to use subject to clarification of disinfection, effectiveness and assured maintenance by the refurbishing company.Accordingly, the bench required a copy of the report be supplied to the ASG for the UOI to enable him to seek instructions, particularly, “keeping in view the matter involves the question of saving lives of critical patients”. The bench also called for details as to which authority can certify regarding disinfection and effectiveness. Meanwhile, the bench also asked the refurbishing company to submit a certificate of disinfection, their effectiveness and assured maintenance as regards the 32 ventilators imported by the petitioner-firm, to the Director, Department of Medical Education and Research, Government of Punjab.Click here to download the Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Countrywide will soon face a takeover attempt, predicts industry watcher

first_imgJohn Bodinham, an industry watcher, minior Countrywide investor and former agent, says his gut feeling is that the company is very likely to face a takeover attempt sooner or later.The 64-year-old, who is based in Wales and has a substantial track record in the residential and commercial property sectors, says his research into Countrywide points to a takeover attempt by Robin Paterson soon.As The Negotiator recently reported, Paterson has been buying up Countrywide shares in recent weeks and now owns just over 10% of its stock.Bodinham reckons Paterson is a bit too ‘long in the tooth’ to hang around and would have no difficulty getting some investors on board to join him ‘as he is a performer’.Successful career“Paterson has enjoyed a long and successful career so this could be a last roll of the dice – therefore why bother making a move unless you are going to go the whole hog,” says Bodinham.He says an offer of £2.75 a share ‘would win the races’ which would value the company at approximately £95 million.“Add on the estimated £75 million debt the company is carrying and you have £170 million for a clean slate – I think this is a really exciting opportunity.”Bodinham’s research, shown to The Negotiator, reveals that many of Countrywide’s brands and branches are in reality doing very well outside of London with some branches having 70% of their stock SSTC, and that he is baffled that the current management continue to struggle to turn the company around – as Paterson documented at length last week.john bodinham Robin Paterson Countrywide August 25, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 25th August 2020 at 8:48 amA Countrywide shake up is very imminent, I think the debt analysis is closer to 90M, off the top of my head I think 7.5M alone, a year is set aside to cover non profit making offices alone, where the strategy is to keep the lights on rather than pay huge rents on empty units. And i think they spent 2M recently looking at expert ways to save money, but none of this was implemented.Hopefully, and Patterson is correct, some asset stripping, and the application of a cohesive proptech utilisation, as set out in his brilliant open letter to the embattled chair at Countrywide, will result in a trim, profitable and formidable agency, much like the Countrywide I was proud to work for in the 1980’s.For me, in six weeks you can turn a loss making agency business around, with 690 physical branches, trimmed to 400, within 6 months, you could have a business that duplicates the profitability of the Skipton Building society model. Which is based upon strong management from the top, with a shared, driven core objective, high levels of service, equals profit.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Countrywide will soon face a takeover attempt, predicts industry watcher previous nextAgencies & PeopleCountrywide will soon face a takeover attempt, predicts industry watcherJohn Bodinham says Robin Paterson is well placed to lead a takeover attempt, which ‘cannot come soon enough’.Nigel Lewis25th August 20201 Comment1,931 Viewslast_img read more

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Multichoice wins 2017 Standard Chartered Trophy Tournament

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, hosted the local tournament of the Standard Chartered Trophy 2017 Tournament at the Lizzy Sports Complex, on 25th February 2017. Multichoice Ghana Limited emerged winners after an entertaining round of soccer, beating Latex Foam 2 – 1 in extra time to clinch this year’s local trophy. 16 teams made up of clients of the Bank and some media houses competed in the tournament.Team Multichoice will represent Ghana at the Standard Chartered Trophy West Africa Regional tornament, competing against the winning teams from Nigeria and Cameroon on 11th March, 2017 at the Lizzy Sports Complex.  Jason McAteer – Liverpool legend will join the Regional tournament in Ghana and provide tips to the finalists. Whiles in Ghana, he will also host a soccer clinic for children and engage clients.The winner of the West Africa Regional tournament wins the ultimate prize of participating in the Standard Chartered Trophy Final in Anfield. This is a four-day all expense paid trip to the UK.  In addition, the team  will receive a professional training session with LFC legends and coaches to help them prepare for the “Final’ tournament.The Standard Chartered Trophy 2017 Tournament is an international 5-aside football tournament that provides local markets with a platform to actively engage its clients, staff and stakeholders. It is hinged on the the Bank’s sponsorship of Liverpool FC. Winners of competitions in the various markets receive an all expenses paid trip to Anfied, the home of Liverpool FC to join other winners to play in a Finals tournament to determine The Standard Chartered Trophy Winner in a particular year.Speaking at the local tournament, Mansa Mettey, incoming CEO of Standard Chartered Ghana Limited  said, “Since 2010, the partnership between Standard Chartered and Liverpool FC has generated great excitement around our brand and provided outstanding opportunites for our clients in all markets especially Ghana. Being a brand that is passionate about what resonates with our clients, we have leveraged on our sponsorship with Liverpool to make the dreams of many Ghananian football fans come true.”MultiChoice has been charged to win the West African regional competiton and proceed to Anfield, representing Ghana and the region. Standard Chartered has been the main sponsors of Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League since 2010.last_img read more

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Taparia launches Steel Files

first_imgTaparia on Tuesday  launched a new product naming it Steel File. While launching the new file it issued certain guidelines for its customers. The gudelines said that, the file should be used with light pressure in the beginning, preferably on a surface which has been filed earlier.In case of clogging of file teeth, clean the teeth with a soft metal wire brush. Use the files for cutting in the forward stroke only. Filing jobs should be held rigidly. Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis pointsThe guidelines further said that, mostly all Saw Files are single cut and are used for sharpening and edging applications. eg. sharpening of saws where the work piece is hard, point of contact is less and finish is required.   For double cut it instructed that, double cut files need less effort for filing and also give good surface finish. Bastard Cut – For stock removal and coarse finish. Second Cut – For moderate stock removal and medium to coarse finish. Smooth Cut – For smooth surface finish. Rasp Cut – Special cut formation for rapid stock removal from surface or softer materials like wood or leather.     It also instructed that metal rod hinges for higher load bearing capacity. Latch type locks for firm locking.last_img read more

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