Stat Insight: Home Prices Lead in the West

first_img 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 Previous: Trustees Triumph Next: Montgomery the Right Choice For FHA Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Stat Insight: Home Prices Lead in the West Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA Freddie Mac House Price Index HPI Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Dean Terrell According to August data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index released Wednesday, U.S. home prices rose 0.7 percent compared to last month. The 0.2 percent increased previously reported in July was changed upward to 0.4 percent. Seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from July 2017 to August 2017 for the nine census divisions ranged from -0.1 percent in the New England Division to +1.4 percent in the Pacific division. The Mountain and West North Central regions both experienced a 0.5 percent increase while the East North Central, East South Central, and Middle Atlantic regions had an increase of 0.6 percent. The South Atlantic’s house prices grew 0.4 percent compared to July 2017.Over a 12-month period, changes were all positive, ranging from +5.0 percent in the Middle Atlantic divisions to +9.3 percent in the Pacific Division.The HPI from the FHFA covers single-family housing data from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The index is derived from transactions involving conforming conventional mortgages purchased or securitized by the GSEs. The sample is limited by the ceiling amount for conforming loans purchased and mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), VA, or other federal entities are excluded for not being considered “conventional.” FHFA provides a complete historical and HPI release dates for 2017 and 2018 as well as states included in each region. The monthly index values and appreciation estimates from FHFA are also available in tables and graphs which can be found here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 25, 2017 1,675 Views  Print This Post Stat Insight: Home Prices Lead in the West The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA Freddie Mac House Price Index HPI 2017-10-25 Dean Terrell in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studieslast_img read more

SMC discusses Ferguson in Justice Fridays Series

first_imgSaint Mary’s students and the College’s Justice Department gathered Oct. 17, to reflect on the events in Ferguson, Missouri. The discussion was introduced and facilitated by associate professor of religious studies Stacy Davis as part of the Justice Fridays series held in the Saint Mary’s Student Center.Davis said responses regarding Ferguson can be divided into four sources: residents of the cities of Ferguson and St. Louis, the police shift between Ferguson and St. Louis County, the Department of Justice and social justice groups.Davis said the circumstances in Ferguson raise the question: “What does it mean when police act like military?”Ferguson began to pique to public’s interest when the police “left the uncovered body” of Michael Brown in the streets and began to “cover their nametags with black tape” to conceal their identities, Davis said.She said the public was surprised and appalled by “nonviolent protesters getting gassed in this country.”Davis said the Pentagon should reconsider the consequences before it distributes extra military equipment to police officers.“They are not soldiers,” she said.Davis discussed the significance of the Ferguson and St. Louis County police representations in the media.“The police response to the shootings, in many ways, has been bigger than the shootings itself,” she said.Davis said the issues highlighted during the protests should not wane the same way passing trends do.“We want to keep this in the forefront,” Davis said. “We don’t want people to forget. Last month, colleges across the country have had panels and peaceful protests. [Saint Mary’s] did the same. On our first day of classes, Aug. 25th, there was a nationally renown #handsupwalkout campaign to raise awareness of police brutality and cruelty.”Davis said supporters of the peaceful protest gathered in Ferguson and St. Louis between October 9 and 13 to raise awareness about police brutality.“What happened there affects all of us no matter where our political interests stand,” Davis said.Tags: Ferguson, handsupwalkout, Justice Fridays, militant police force, Stacy Davislast_img read more

Rohr Raises the Alarm over Eagles’ Fullbacks

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, admitted Monday night in Port Harcourt that he’s yet to have the type of fullbacks he desires ahead of the World Cup in Russia starting in barely two weeks from today.Speaking shortly after Eagles were forced to a 1-1 draw at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, the Franco-German coach admitted his fullbacks struggled against DR Congo and that he will need to work on this problem. After central defender, William Troost-Ekong had fired Eagles into lead from a loose ball in the Congolese box and Nigeria hanged on the lead till the end of the first half, Eagles came back from break struggling to contain the visitors with the fullbacks the most troubled spots.Tyronne Ebuehi manned the right back with Elderson Echiejile on the left. And on several occasions, the Leopards from Congo had easy penetrations, most especially from the left where Echiejile was on duty.Even when Ola Aina came in as substitute for Echiejile and Ebuehi later give way to Shehu Abdullahi , the problems persisted with either Leon Balogun or Ekong falling back for support. Ola Aina was culpable for the penalty, which led to the DR Congo equaliser.“We have some problems with our fullbacks, but we will work on this. We have a few days to be ready,” Rohr revealed as he fielded questions on the sideline on Monday night.The other fullback on the squad is Russia-based Brian Idowu.Rohr further said he will only take four fullbacks to Russia. “We have five fullbacks, we can only take four to World Cup,” he said.Despite the problems with the fullbacks and the draw with Congo, the Eagles supremo praised his wards for the quality they displayed in their last match in the country before heading out to England this afternoon.“It was a very good match because we played against a very good Congolese team that came with good players. It wasn’t easy game for us as we had to rest some top players and use the match to try out some of our new players. We really didn’t want to take the risk of playing some of our key players for fear of injuries. True we didn’t win the match but it was good for everybody in the team,” stressed the gaffer.Rohr singled out Simeon Nwankwo as displaying the quality of a centre forward that has been lacking in the team. “Until now, we didn’t have a centre forward in the real sense until we found one in him.”He however assured Nigerian football followers that the friendly against England will be a better match as he was going to have full complement of players like Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, etc who did not take part in the Monday clash with Congo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more