Month: May 2021

Foreclosure Deed Filings Continue to Drop in Rhode Island

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe December 19, 2014 754 Views Foreclosure deed filings are down in Rhode Island for the third quarter of 2014, according to a report published by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University on Thursday.In all, 364 foreclosure deeds were filed in Rhode Island in Q3, down from the 382 filed in Q2 2014, a decline of 5 percent, according to HousingWorks RI. Year-to-date through the end of Q3 2014, however, residential foreclosure deed filings ticked up by 2 percent in the Ocean State from the same period in 2013 from 1,170 to 1,193.Despite the slight year-over-year increase for the three quarters combined, the 364 foreclosure deed filings in Rhode Island for Q3 2014 are less than half of the total from Q1 2009 (858) at the height of the nation’s housing and financial crisis, according to HousingWorks RI. Fifteen communities (out of 39) and the East Side of Providence reported year-over-year declines in foreclosure deeds filed for the first three quarters of 2014, while four communities reported no change and 20 communities reported an increase.”We’re encouraged to see residential foreclosure deed filings continue to decline in Rhode Island,” said Jessica Cigna, research and policy director for HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University. “We had a large increase in foreclosures during the first quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of 2013, and that is still affecting the cumulative annual numbers. It will be interesting to see how this year plays out in the fourth quarter.”While the state’s Q3 2014’s unemployment rate of 7.6 percent is still way above the national average of 5.8 percent, it is still down from the Q1 2009 rate of 10.1 percent, HousingWorks RI reported.Rhode Island’s percentage of seriously delinquent mortgage loans, which are those more than 90 days overdue or in foreclosure, has been slowly but steadily declining since 2009 and was at 6.1 percent for Q3 2014, according to HousingWorks. The 6.1 percent rate is still higher than the national average of seriously delinquent mortgage loans during Q3, which was 4.65 percent.”We know that many mortgaged homeowners in Rhode Island are still struggling, so we’d like to see our seriously delinquent loans come down below the national level,” Cigna said.Only eight communities in Rhode Island, including the East Side of Providence, posted a foreclosure rate higher than the state average for Q3, which was 0.2 percent, according to HousingWorks RI. 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. Tagged with: Foreclosure Deed Filings HousingWorks RI Rhode Island Seriously Delinquent Mortgage Loans About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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 Foreclosure Deed Filings HousingWorks RI Rhode Island Seriously Delinquent Mortgage Loans 2014-12-19 Brian Honeacenter_img Previous: Global DMS Marketing VP Receives ‘Women of Distinction’ Award Next: OCC Report Shows Improvement in First-Lien Mortgages for Q3 Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Deed Filings Continue to Drop in Rhode Island Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure Deed Filings Continue to Drop in Rhode Islandlast_img read more

Freddie Mac’s Serious Delinquency Rate Plummets Further

Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac’s Serious Delinquency Rate Plummets Further Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Counsel’s Corner: Why Removing MetLife’s ‘SIFI’ Tag Doesn’t Make Sense Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 4/1/2016 Subscribe Freddie Mac Monthly Volume Summary Serious Delinquency Rate 2016-03-31 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Freddie Mac’s Serious Delinquency Rate Plummets Further Tagged with: Freddie Mac Monthly Volume Summary Serious Delinquency Rate Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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 Share Save Following January’s slight uptick in the percentage of seriously delinquent single-family loans in Freddie Mac’s mortgage portfolio, the serious delinquency rate returned in February to doing what it has been doing for most of the last six years—substantially declining.The share of loans in Freddie Mac’s portfolio that are seriously delinquent (90 days or more overdue or in foreclosure) fell by eight basis points from January to February, down to 1.25 percent, after inching up by one basis point from December to January, according to Freddie Mac’s February 2016 Monthly Volume Summary released on Thursday.February’s serious delinquency rate for single-family loans backed by Freddie Mac was only three basis points higher than the rate than in September 2008, when the GSEs were taken into conservatorship by the FHFA. The February 2016 rate is a decline of 56 basis points over-the-year (1.81 percent in February 2015), and the rate has been on the steady decline since peaking in 2010.According to FHFA’s Foreclosure Prevention Report for Q4 2015, the GSEs had a combined total of 408,429 seriously delinquent single-family mortgages in their portfolios, down from 426,112 in the previous quarter.Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio expanded at a compound annualized rate of 1.8 percent in February, marking the 12th time in the last 13 months the portfolio has expanded (the exception was in November, when it contracted at a rate of 0.4 percent). The balance of the total mortgage portfolio was $1.947 trillion at the end of February, having increased by about $39 billion since January 2015, according to Freddie Mac.The aggregate unpaid principal balance (UPB) of Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related investments portfolio contracted at an annualized rate of 10.1 percent in February (computing to a monthly decline of about $3 billion, down to a balance of about $346.6 billion). The mortgage-related investments portfolio has now contracted at an annualized rate of 0.4 percent for the first two months of 2016 after contracting at a rate of 15.1 percent in 2015.Click here to view Freddie Mac’s February 2016 Monthly Volume Summary.  Print This Post March 31, 2016 1,513 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market read more

Economic Fundamentals Remain Positive Despite Q1 Lows

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Consumer Spending Economic Fannie Mae Fed GDP Homeowners HOUSING Inventory Mortgage Rates Outlook 2018-03-19 Radhika Ojha Previous: LenderLive Appoints Chief Information Security Officer Next: Black Knight Announces Common Stock Offering Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 19, 2018 1,776 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The housing market might have had a rough start to the year, but according to Fannie Mae’s Economic and Housing Outlook released on Monday, this quarter seems to be a temporary headwind as a stimulative fiscal policy is expected to boost the economy in 2018. The report comes as the Federal Reserve meets this week with the markets expecting further hikes in rates.Pointing to rising household net worth, upbeat consumer confidence, and a strong labor market that are being buoyed by the legislative stimulus, the report found that the downshift in economic and housing statistics in the first quarter are expected to temporary as the economic fundamentals remain positive. Based on these indicators, Fannie Mae has also raised its full-year GDP growth forecast to 2.8 percent and its full-year GDP forecast for 2019 to 2.5 percent.The fiscal and monetary policy continues to frame the economic landscape the report found. “While we expect the economy to shift temporarily into a lower gear in the first quarter, the pace of growth should accelerate through the remainder of this year and into the next,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “Beyond the obvious downside risks, the economy appears poised to build on a foundation of strong consumer spending and a historically healthy labor market following the recent passage of the discretionary spending bill on top of tax reform.”While the challenges related to the supply of homes will remain during the year, and the Fed is expected to raise rates again, the report forecasts 30-year mortgage rates ranging between 4.4 percent and 4.6 percent in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The five-year ARMs are expected to see greater swings in the rates that are expected in the range of 3.8 percent in 2018 and 4.1 percent in 2019.“On housing, home sales got off to a rough start in 2018, bottle-necked by the persistent challenges of the inventory shortage. Of course, there’s a flipside to the demand-supply imbalance, and strong home price appreciation continues to come as welcome news to existing homeowners,” Duncan said. 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. About Author: Radhika Ojha  Print This Post Tagged with: Consumer Spending Economic Fannie Mae Fed GDP Homeowners HOUSING Inventory Mortgage Rates Outlook Economic Fundamentals Remain Positive Despite Q1 Lowscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Economic Fundamentals Remain Positive Despite Q1 Lows Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Magazine, News Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Two Bills Approved to Reform, Reauthorize NFIP

first_imgSign 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 Maxine WatersThe House Financial Services Committee unanimously approved a markup of eight bills  this week aimed to make homeownership more affordable and sustainable, including two bills to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).Among the bills approved were H.R. 3111,  “The National Flood Insurance Program Administration Reform Act of 2019,” and H.R. 3167, “The Nation Flood Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2019.”H.R. 3111 would bring improvements to the NFIP appeals process, accountability, and transparency of claims process in the aftermath of Hurricane Sand, and H.R. 3167 would reauthorize the NFIP for five years and includes numerous reforms to increase affordability, mapping and modernization.The bill to reauthorize the NFIP was introduced by Rep. Maxine Water, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and passed by a bipartisan vote of 59-0.“The National Association of Mortgage Brokers and its thousands of members are very proud this morning of Chairwoman Waters and Ranking Member McHenry for their tireless work spearheading a long-term solution that protects millions of Americans,” said Rick Bettencourt, NAMB Board President.” “This extension of the NFIP positively impacts many critical levels of the mortgage industry and our entire body stands by this bipartisan legislation that will improve how our industry can and will do business.”At a recent National Flood Conference, Waters discussed the benefits of the NFIP, stating the the program was “at risk.””The NFIP makes flood insurance available to millions of homeowners, renters, and business owners and also helps those policyholders to reduce their risk by providing flood mapping, floodplain management, and mitigation services,” she said. “These activities help local communities and individuals prepare for the financial impact of flooding, whether it is caused by heavy rainfall that affects families living in the Midwest or life-threatening storms that pummel the millions of homes and businesses along the coasts.”The NFIP received a last-minute extension on May 31, just hours before it was set to expire. Two prior attempts to extend the program failed, the Senate had approved two bills to extend the program: the first is part of the disaster relief legislative package that would extend the NFIP through Sept. 30, and the second would provide a two-week extension. About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Maxine Waters nfip 2019-06-13 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News June 13, 2019 3,177 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Tagged with: Maxine Waters nfip Home / Daily Dose / Two Bills Approved to Reform, Reauthorize NFIP Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Share Save Two Bills Approved to Reform, Reauthorize NFIP The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Reperforming Loan Sale: Open for Bids Next: Equifax and FICO Partnership: Industry Impactlast_img read more

Senior Housing Wealth Hits $7.14T

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe June 26, 2019 1,518 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Stanford University Offers $3.4B to Affordable Housing Next: Five Minutes With: LoanCare’s Dave Worrall Senior housing wealth has reached $7.14 trillion, according to data from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). The quarterly NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index reported that homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by 2.7% or $104 billion in Q1 2019, up to $7.14 trillion. The index rose to 257.12 in Q1, an all time high since 2012. The NRMLA reports that the increase was driven mainly by an increase in home values, as seniors saw a $110 billion increase in their home’s values. “Reverse mortgages have become an essential component for addressing a huge problem for many Americans—funding retirement,” said NRMLA President and CEO Peter Bell. “More than 1.12 million families have used a reverse mortgage alongside side their 401(k)s, IRAs, savings, investments, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to cover life’s daily expenses, so they could live more financially secure lives. As with all major financial decisions, a reverse mortgage should be part of an overall strategic plan, with input from knowledgeable professionals, and family members who may be impacted.”As senior housing wealth increases, there may be more incentive to tap into that equity through a home equity conversion mortgage (HECM). Reverse Mortgage Daily reports that HECM endorsements rose 12.7% in April, reaching 2,899 loans, according to Reverse Market Insight (RMI).The report added that retail endorsements grew at 6.5%, and wholesale growth increased by 21.2%.“Strong Wholesale growth outpace[d] slower Retail results,” said RMI President John Lunde. “But both [channels are] contributing to a solid month of volume.”Lunde added that this trend has been ongoing, but may lead to decreases in the near future.“Wholesale has performed better than Retail volume the past four months on this report now, and is at 45% of the market in April,” Lunde said. “That market share is the highest it’s been in a year but seems more likely to recede a bit than continue increasing in the next few months given the prior 11 months were in a range of 36.8-41.8%, making this more of an anomaly so far.”Seven of the top 10 lenders saw gains in April, as they outpaced the overall industry. Liberty increased 66.4% to its highest level since March 2018, Synergy One grew 19.7%, and One Reverse saw a 16% increase. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Values Reverse Mortgage Seniors Home Values Reverse Mortgage Seniors 2019-06-26 Seth Welborncenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Secondary Market Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Senior Housing Wealth Hits $7.14T Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Senior Housing Wealth Hits $7.14T Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Natural Disasters and Mortgage Delinquencies

first_img Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 23, 2019 1,480 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: deliquency Natural Disasters CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft discusses how the increased prevalence of natural disasters are impacting the housing market.Nothaft said stats show serious delinquency rates rise in the months following a natural disaster. “Within three months, there’s a huge spike in serious delinquency rates on mortgages. And it happens even on those properties that didn’t have any damage,” Nothaft said. The serious delinquency rate in Houston, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey was less than 1%. However, serious delinquency rates rose to 2.5% less than six months after the storm. Willmington, North Carolina, saw serious delinquency rates increase from less than 1% before Hurricane Florence to 1.8% just three months after. California towns Chico and Santa Rosa both saw serious delinquency rates rise to 1.7% and 1.5%, respectively, three months after wildfires. Both markets had serious delinquency rates under 1% before the fires. “Residents working in a disaster-damaged area will often find themselves without the income they were expecting to make their bill payments. As a result, even those whose homes are completely undamaged can be at an elevated risk of delinquency,” Nothaft said. CoreLogic’s latest Loan Performance Insight report revealed that 3.8% of home mortgages were in some state of delinquency in July, which is a decline from 4.1% in July 2018—the lowest July number in more than 20 years. The share of delinquent mortgages in July peaked at 11.1% in 2010.CoreLogic also found that home sales in areas affected by natural disasters fell sharply. Paradise, California, saw home sales fall nearly 40-50% from the year prior.  Annual home-price growth in both Butte County and Sonoma County were -2%. However, following wildfires in both areas, annual home-price growth in Sonoma County rose to 3% six months after the disaster. Butte County county reported annual home-price growth of 6% six months after the wildfire. “Residents throughout the area may find themselves earning less and spending more than they had before the catastrophe, even if their own homes were untouched by the disaster,” Nothaft said.  Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: The Industry Pulse: Auction.com Announces New CMO Next: No One Home: Counties With the Most Vacancies Home / Daily Dose / Natural Disasters and Mortgage Delinquencies in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Subscribe Natural Disasters and Mortgage Delinquencies The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago deliquency Natural Disasters 2019-10-23 Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

How Alternative Data Could Improve Access to Mortgage Credit

first_img About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago How Alternative Data Could Improve Access to Mortgage Credit One of the most vital steps along the path to owning a home is access to mortgage credit. Researchers examining the racial gap that exists in homeownership and the wealth that accompanies it recently looked into alternative data used in securing credit, and whether it would promote or impede fair lending goals.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) commissioned a research paper to review three major types of alternative data that could be used to evaluate a consumer’s creditworthiness: credit proxies, banking data, and non-financial personal data.According to NAR, the use of additional data to determine prospective buyers’ creditworthiness will increase opportunities for homeownership among Black and Latino Americans.The paper, Tipping the SCALE: How Alternative Data in Credit Scoring Promote or Impede Fair Lending Goals, authored by industry thought leaders and PhDs Ann B. Schnare and Vanessa Gail Perry, examines how reforms to current credit bureau data and scoring models, which fail to consider many common household expenditures such as rent and utility payments, would provide a more comprehensive view of a household’s credit performance and dramatically increase opportunities for property ownership.”Minorities are far more likely to be unscorable or have relatively weak credit scores using traditional credit bureau data,” Schnare—an erstwhile U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development advisor and President of her own consulting firm specializing in housing and mortgage finance—said during a virtual event hosted by NAR to discuss the findings. “Incorporating additional data into the credit evaluation process can open doors for many deserving borrowers and boost minority homeownership rates.”Perry added that the rise of “big data” exponentially expands credit-scoring options. However, she added, “predictability is not enough to justify the use of certain kinds of data. Their use must also be consistent with broader social and ethical values.”Their findings, discussed in this video presentation by NAR, outline a solid five-factor framework of considerations that could contribute to fair lending:Societal Values: Does it respect social and ethical norms like right to privacyContextual Integrity: Regardless of predictive value, is it relevant to mortgagesAccuracy: Does the data accurately reflect the household’s financial situationLegality: Would the use of the data have a disparate impact on protected classesExpanded Opportunity: Would the use of the data increase the number of qualified borrowersThey call the model “SCALE” for short.It adds to the conversation and calls for action, but, say NAR representatives, “Homeownership rates for Black and Latino Americans have lagged those of White Americans for decades, highlighting the need to review existing tools and identify new credit valuation processes.”This highlights the ongoing need to review existing tools and identify new credit valuation processes, according to NAR President Charlie Oppler.”A borrower’s credit report and credit score are the gateway to a mortgage,” he said. “But for too long, inaccurate credit reporting methods have raised the cost to borrow while limiting access to mortgage credit for prospective borrowers, particularly those from minority populations and rural communities. NAR is eager to apply this new research to help shape our policy positions and advocacy efforts in the future.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 13, 2021 709 Views in D&I, Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / D&I / How Alternative Data Could Improve Access to Mortgage Credit Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Economic Recovery Drives Ongoing Forebearance Drop Next: Delinquencies at Lowest Levels Since Pandemic Start Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe 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. Sign up for DS News Daily 2021-04-13 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Savelast_img read more

Only four people caught drink-driving over Easter Bank Holiday weekend

first_img Previous articleOutbreak of Winter Vomiting Bug at Letterkenny General HospitalNext articleGallagher claims Youth Olympic spot News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Pinterest Facebook Gardai have said that they are pleased that there were no collisions or injuries over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in Donegal.326 people breath-tested at mandatory checkpoints in Donegal over the weekend all passed the tests.However four other motorists were separately caught drinking and driving by other Gardaí on patrol in the county.Head of Traffic Corp in Donegal, Inspector Michael Harrison has welcomed the low detection rate over the weekend:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/harr.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img News Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ By News Highland – April 22, 2014 Only four people caught drink-driving over Easter Bank Holiday weekend RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Communications Minister denies delay in National Broadband Plan

first_img Pinterest Communications Minister denies delay in National Broadband Plan NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson The Communications Minister has denied that the National Broadband Plan has been delayed, again.Denis Naughten says the Government will still deliver on its promise to give everyone in the State access to high-quality, reliable broadband by 2020.This week Comreg will open the bidding for the contract to put the network in place – which would double the current capacity for mobile and wireless broadband services.Denis Naughten says everything is on track:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/broadband9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Previous articleNorth West Consultant says overcrowding issue has been ignored for a decadeNext articleGAA Programme – Donegal Senior Final Special admin News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – October 13, 2016 Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Towns in Donegal neglected following demise of Town Councils – McEniff

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 9, 2016 Facebook Towns in Donegal neglected following demise of Town Councils – McEniff GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Google+ Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDerry City beat Shamrock Rovers 3-0 to go three clear at the topNext articleDonegal chosen as test site for worlds biggest drone company admin center_img Pinterest Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApp A Councillor claims that Buncrana, Letterkenny and Bundoran have been severely neglected by the council since Town Council were scrapped.Sean McEniff was speaking ahead of a meeting with Council staff on the issue at the start of next week.He says that in his own town of Bundoran for example, there is no longer the same level of road cleaning, care of green areas or the supply of items to deal with dog littering.Councillor McEniff says these issues will be raised at Monday’s meeting:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/sean10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more