4 Jun
2021

All roads lead to City for newly merged local authority in…

first_imgPedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Email Ballyneety Community Development Association (BCDA) ‘Sod turning’ held on June 12 TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyCllr Tom NevillelimerickLimerick City and County Council Facebook NewsPoliticsAll roads lead to City for newly merged local authority in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 797 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleRed Ribbon offers free HIV rapid tests in LimerickNext articleLimerick clamper wants no bonus from Special Olympics Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Council row over funding for Ballingarry and Askeaton Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services Twitter Print WhatsApp Cllr Stephen KearyCOUNCILLORS in the new municipal district of Adare-Rathkeale have proposed that the newly merged Limerick City and County Council reconsider moving its planning, environment and roads departments back to the County Hall in Dooradoyle.Speaking at the first Adare-Rathkeale area meeting this Tuesday, Cllr Stephen Keary (FG) expressed disappointment over the recent “carving up” of the three related services, with the relocation of the planning department to new city offices on Patrick Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Keary called on the Council to reconsider reversing its decision and move all the departments back to County Hall to facilitate people from County Limerick with planning issues.“There was a triangle that worked well between these three departments in Dooradoyle. Planning, roads and environment go hand in hand and now it’s been made more difficult for people from the County by carving them up,” said Cllr Keary.“It’s disgraceful that there isn’t even a public toilet for customers at the new Council office in Patrick Street. Ye talk about putting people first, but ye are putting them last,” he said.The Fine Gael councillor also stated that he had “major difficulty” that promises made by the Council executive 18 months ago, before the merger, to bring all services under the one roof in Rathkeale, had not been honoured.“We were told it would be like a mini County Hall, but the office hasn’t changed,” said Cllr Keary.Cllr Richard O’Donoghue (FF) seconded Cllr Keary’s motion to have the three planning departments reinstated in County Hall. The first-time councillor reminded the Council executive that it was tasked with serving the people of County Limerick and not just the city.“The County has looked after the City long enough. You’ve made it harder now for people in the country to get to ye. The system that was in place in Dooradoyle was perfect and its time to put it back the way it was,” he said.Cllr Ciara McMahon (SF) agreed that all the local authority offices were based in the City and did not serve those living in rural areas.“A return journey from Ballyhahill into the city is 74 miles. What happens if I don’t drive and need to conduct business with the planning department?” she asked.Council director of finance and director of the new municipal district of Adare-Rathkeale, Tom Gilligan told councillors that he was “disappointed” to hear their comments. He said that the newly merged local authority was at the “birth stage” and insisted that “putting people first” was at its core.Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF), told council members that there was nothing said at the historic first meeting that he didn’t disagree with. He also predicted that teething problems within the newly merged local authority would “come right eventually”.Newly elected Cathaoirleach of the Adare-Rathkeale municipal district, Cllr Tom Neville (FG), said it was vitally important that all services were retained in the area. Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale Proposal for Adare affordable housing pilot projectlast_img read more

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31 May
2021

New York Fed: Snapshot of Consumer Housing Expectations

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / New York Fed: Snapshot of Consumer Housing Expectations 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. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey shows that U.S. households expect home prices to rise at a slower price when compared to last year.A large majority of households still view housing as a good financial investment, although the share believing housing is a “very good investment” declined across all regions, according to the survey.“The U.S. economy is still in a very good place,” said John Williams, President and CEO of the New York Federal Reserve. “We’re seeing very strong job growth. Very low unemployment and continued growth into this year.”The survey also concluded that the majority of renters still view obtaining a mortgage is difficult, but the share believing it is easy rose above 21% for the first time since 2014.The survey, which is part of the broader Survey of Consumer Expectations, has been conducted annually since 2014.Williams said one of the biggest reasons the economy has not seen more growth over the past few years is because the housing sector has “lagged relative to its historical patterns.”New York Fed reports there are approximately 10.7 million fewer households in 2016 than there were in 2004.According to the report, the average home-price-change expectation at both the one- and five-year horizons fell when compared to 2018. The average one-year change in home prices in 2019 was 3.6%, down from last year’s 4.6% and the second-lowest level since 2014.Five-year growth expectations average 2% annually, which is approximately 1% lower than last year.The average probability of home prices decreasing at the five-year horizon jumped to 29% in 2019 from 27% in 2018. Younger respondents—under 50-years-old—believe there is more of a risk in housing compared to those over the age of 50.Respondents, however, responded favorably toward housing as a financial investment, with 65% believing buying property in their zip code is a “very good” or “somewhat good’ investment. Nine percent think housing is a bad investment, down from 10.6% in 2018.Reversing a five-year trend, the average reported probability of moving over the next year rose to 17.8% from 17% in 2018. Tagged with: Federal Reserve Bank of New York Home Price Households  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How to Approach the Lien-Release Process Next: Legal Trends, Challenges in the Servicing Industry Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Federal Reserve Bank of New York Home Price Households 2019-05-22 Mike Albanese Sign up for DS News Daily May 22, 2019 1,168 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News New York Fed: Snapshot of Consumer Housing Expectations The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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17 Dec
2020

The best credit union in the country pays 7 times the average interest rate

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr More than 121 million Americans belong to a credit union, and if you’re not in that group, it’s worth asking yourself how come.Membership at these nonprofit financial institutions has been steadily climbing over the past several years, according to data from the Credit Union National Association, thanks to a combination of superior interest rates and minimal fees as compared to the country’s biggest banks.Because credit unions typically restrict membership to a specific geographic area, employer, or community, MONEY focused on credit unions that allow members to join from anywhere in the country, usually through a donation to a specific charitable organization, when picking the winner for our 2019 best credit union rankings.MONEY also weighed whether credit unions offered free checking and savings accounts, competitive ATM fees and interest rates, and robust online and mobile banking tools, using account data provided by our partner MagnifyMoney.com. continue reading »last_img read more

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