Housing Alliance Targeting Slow Recovery Areas for Loss Mitigation Outreach Events

first_img Housing Alliance Targeting Slow Recovery Areas for Loss Mitigation Outreach Events  Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea April 27, 2015 1,635 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Areas of the country that have been slow to recover from the recession will be the focus of HOPE NOW’s outreach efforts to offer loss mitigation options to struggling homeowners in 2015, according to an announcement from HOPE NOW.HOPE NOW is an alliance between counselors, mortgage companies, investors, and other mortgage market participants, formed in 2007. The alliance’s outreach events put homeowners face to face with servicers and counselors to work out a loss mitigation solution and avoid foreclosure. These outreach events are also an opportunity to learn more about local housing task force efforts and state programs that offer assistance. The next HOPE NOW outreach event will be May 27 in Chicago.”Our industry members comprehensively review all at-risk families for multiple options, when going through the loss mitigation process, and attempt to apply the most viable solution for each situation,” said Eric Selk, Executive Director of HOPE NOW. “Although the housing market has made a recovery on a national level, there are still pockets of the country experiencing a slower recovery and that has been the focus of HOPE NOW’s efforts in 2015.”Selk said they have seen a great deal of repair in many of the markets HOPE NOW has visited in the past, such as San Bernardino in Southern California. A HOPE NOW outreach event in San Bernardino in 2010 brought out about 700 families; by comparison, an outreach event in San Bernardino in March 2015 drew only about 300.”The reason for lower attendance is twofold – lower delinquency numbers across the board and more homeowners already in some stage of the loss mitigation process,” Selk said. “Despite the shifting dynamic of outreach events, our members are still committed to the face to face component as part of their overall outreach strategy.”HOPE NOW is also planning an outreach event in June in St. Louis, though no date is set yet.”There are plans to bring servicers together with non-profit partners in several other cities in 2015 as well,” Selk said. “HOPE NOW also continues to work with members on initiatives related to mortgage originations, abandoned properties and neighborhood stabilization.”HOPE NOW reported 147,000 non-foreclosure solutions offered by the industry to struggling homeowners in February 2015, including permanent loan modifications, short sales, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. February’s total of non-foreclosure solutions was more than five times the number of completed foreclosures for the month (28,000). Since HOPE NOW began reporting the data in 2007, the number of non-foreclosure solutions offered by the industry total approximately 23.5 million. 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: HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutions Outreach Events Share Save Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutions Outreach Events 2015-04-27 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Monday 4/27/2015 Next: Analyst Says Buying a Home Now Is a Solid Investment Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Home / Daily Dose / Housing Alliance Targeting Slow Recovery Areas for Loss Mitigation Outreach Events Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Female pitching star leads all-male team to Little League World Series

first_imgIn this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania pitcher Mo’Ne Davis follows through on a throw prior to facing the District of Columbia in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn., Davis and New Jersey’s Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girls’ team may have to knock off the other’s team. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware.Mo’Ne struck out six in the six-inning game in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game.The 13-year-old will become only the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years. It starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.It was her second win over Delaware-Newark National Little League in the regional. She struck out 10 in the previous victory.Taney’s Jahli Hendricks, left, Scott Bandura, in the background, Mo’ne Davis, right, leap for joy after securing the last two outs on a doubleplay to end the sixth inning and win the Eastern Division Championship over the Newark Nationals Sunday Aug. 10, 2014 in Bristol., Conn. Taney will go on to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Bryant)Clutch has the story:Davis is an honor roll 8th grader and has played for a travel baseball team since she was 7. In a climate that pressures girls to switch over to softball teams before they become teenagers, Davis has held strong and shown her teammates that baseball is the only game for her. It’s often mistakenly assumed that softball is essentially the same as baseball, and while softball has plenty of merits (including its own Little League World Series), the two sports are hardly identical.Girls who love baseball rarely have female leagues to join and often have to fight their way onto all-male teams. Even after being allowed to play, these young women may frequently have to justify their presence on the team.Davis and March stand as awesome public proof that girls can play right alongside the boys — and excel at it. While it’s not fair that Davis carries the pressure of representing all young women in baseball, a lot of sports fans seem to see her that way. The good news is that she’s an awesome role model and totally cut out for the job.Hopefully, in a more equal future, a token trailblazing female on a sports team won’t be the big news that it is today. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, it might be worth switching on ESPN to see these two ladies take the field this weekend! Read more.In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania’s Mo’Ne Davis steps on first as she beats the throw on a single against the District of Columbia during a baseball game in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey’s Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)last_img read more

Apple Announces the iPad: WiFi, 3G, iWorks and an E-Book Store ($499 and Up)

first_imgTags:#Apple#Features#news#web frederic lardinois SoftwareAll the standard apps like the calendar and email apps have been redesigned for the larger screen. The new interface, from what we have seen so far, looks extremely crisp and has been greatly simplified to accommodate the multi-touch interface.Runs iPhone Apps (With Really Large text) According to Apple, almost every current iPhone application will run – unmodified – on the iPad. Judging from the images we have seen so far, however, the iPad just scaled these apps up to the large screen, which doesn’t necessarily look that well. Games, though, seem to look extremely well on the large screen. Apple simply scales the graphics up.Apple plans to release a new SDK today that will make it easy for developers to make use of the large screen.Native Apps: NYTimes and Electronic ArtsAmong the apps Apple demoed today was a newspaper application from the New York Times, which has already developed a native application for the iPad. Electronic Arts, too, demoed a racing game on the iPad that makes use of the iPad’s accelerometer. Major League Baseball also announced a native app today. iWork: Office Apps for the iPadBesides the new e-book store, Apple is also launching a version of iWork for the iPad, which features a new version of KeyNote, Numbers and Pages. All the apps have been redesigned for the smaller screen and the multi-touch interface. Slides, for example, can now be rearranged with just a few simple gestures, and images can be rotated by simply using the same gestures users are already familiar with from the iPhone.The iWork apps will sell for $9.99 each. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Image credit: GDGT3G ConnectivitySome versions of the iPad in the U.S. will come with 3G connectivity over AT&T’s network.One plan, which will come with 250 MB of data will cost $14.99 per month; the unlimited plan will cost $29.99 per month. These plans will come without contracts and can be activated right from the device.For the rest of the world, Apple is still working on making deals. The iPad, however, will come unlocked and users will be able to just put in their own SIM cards.Hardware The iPad will weigh 1.5 pounds and feature a 9.7-inch IPS display (the same size as a Kindle). The device will feature all the standard wireless networking features like 802.11n, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. The device will be powered by a 1 GHz Apple A4 chip and come with anywhere between 16GB and 64GB of flash storage.Other hardware features include an accelerometer, compass, a speaker, microphone and a 30-pin connector.The battery, according to Apple, will last for about 10 hours and the device will be able to remain in standby mode for one month.Unsurprisingly, the iPad will sync with iTunes over a standard Apple 30-pin USB connection.Just like the iPod touch and the iPhone, the iPad features volume control on the side and a home button.Apple is also making a keyboard dock and a stand. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting MapsDuring the presentation, Jobs also highlighted the maps application, which, thanks to the large interface, looks very nice, and also features Google’s StreetView imagery. Before the event, there were quite a few rumors that Apple was going to announce its own mapping service, but judging from this, Apple will continue to use Google’s maps. Image credit: GDGTiBooks App and iBooks StoreAs rumored, Apple also launched its own e-book reader today. This new application, named iBook, includes a built-in iTunes-like e-book store. Apple already has deals with five publishers, including HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Penguin.Books can include images and video. Apple hasn’t announced any standard prices for these books yet, though some of the ones that appeared on screen were priced around $14.99. E-books will come in the ePub format, which could mean that the app could theoretically be able to read files from the Sony and B&N e-book stores, too. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Photos, Music and VideosThe iPad will also feature an iPhoto-like application with integrated maps and advanced slideshows.Unsurprisingly, the iPad will also feature an iPod, which can display iTunes LP album art and videos. Image credit: GDGTMac, iPhone and App StoreSteve Jobs opened today’s presentation by talking about the iPod ecosystem. According to Apple, the company just sold its 250 millionth iPod. Jobs also announced that Apple now has 284 retail stores that had 50 million people come through their doors last year.Developers have now created over 140,000 applications for the iPhone platform and consumers have downloaded over 3 billion apps.Regarding the Mac platform, Apple announced that it ended its holiday quarter with $15.6 billion in revenue from the Mac platform. Most of the computers Apple now sells are laptops. Jobs stressed that Apple is now the world’s largest mobile devices company.Before talking about the tablet, Jobs also recapped Apple’s history in the laptop business. Specifically, Jobs wondered if there was space in the market for devices that fit between a laptop and a smartphone – a device you could use for watching videos, enjoying music, playing games and reading e-books.Jobs also took a jab at netbooks, which, according to him, aren’t really good at doing anything.See also: Our follow-up analysis of this news on our iPad topic page. Plus 5 Reasons to Wait for iPad 2.0. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Apple just announced the launch of the iPad, Apple’s rumored tablet computer. Judging from what we have seen so far, the iPad is basically a very large iPod touch with a modified interface. According to Steve Jobs, the device will be far better than an iPhone or netbook for browsing the web. The iPad will also feature most of the standard apps we have become used to on the iPhone platform, including maps, contacts and a calendar. Apple also announced a new e-book store and a version of iWork for the iPad.Price and AvailabilityThe lowest-end version of the iPad with 16GB of storage will retail for $499. The 32GB will cost $599 and the 64GB version will sell for $699. The higher-end versions with 3G connectivity will cost $130 more.The Wi-Fi versions of the iPad will go on sale in 60 days, and the 3G models will go on sale in about 90 days.last_img read more

2017 Open Trans Tasman Teams and Referees Announced

first_imgCongratulations to the following athletes and referees who have been selected to represent Australia in the Open Divisions at the 2017 Trans Tasman.Men’s OpenDaniel Barton NSW – Parramatta District Touch AssociationStuart Brierty WA – Southern District Touch Association Sam Brisby NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Scott Buckley NSW – Penrith Touch AssociationScott Bundy NSW –  Doyalson Touch Association Shaun Francis QLD – Townsville Castle Hill Touch Association Nick Good NSW – Penrith Touch Association Cody Green QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association Dylan Hennessey NSW – Hornsby Touch Association Cormac Hoch QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch Association Jordan Marshall NSW – Paramatta District Touch Association Ben Moylan NSW – Penrith Touch Association Peter Norman QLD – Gold Coast Touch Association Jonathan Palau NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Matt Prowse NSW – Canterbury Touch Association Ciaran Toner NSW – Hornsby Touch Association Coach: Tony TradAssistant Coach: Paul SfeirAssistant Coach: Phil GyemoreWomen’s OpenElizabeth Campbell QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association Tayla Clifford NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Madison Crowe NSW – Central Coast Touch Association Danielle Davis NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Rachelle Davis NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Hannah Dyball NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Emily Hennessey QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association Ashleigh Kearney QLD – Ipswich Touch Association Hayley Maddick QLD – Caboolture Touch Association Patricia Michaelopoulos NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football Association Laura Peattie NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Samantha Rodgers NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Catherine Sargent QLD – Caboolture Touch Association Kimberley Sue See QLD – Caboolture Touch Association Tamika Upton QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch Association Marikki Watego QLD – Gold Coast Touch Association Coach: Swain RovelliAssistant Coach: Craig MorrowManager: Kim SolmanMixed OpenJayden Benbow QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch Association James Blackwood NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football Association Justin Costello NT – Darwin Touch Association Tim Glazebrook SA – City Touch Touch Association Simon Lang NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Jackson Mills NSW – Parramatta District Touch Association Cameron Nicholls NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football Association Adam Pryde QLD – Redlands Touch Association Michael Singh QLD – Labrador Touch Association Jared Townson QLD – Townsville Castle Hill Touch Association Elin Mortimer NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationZara Nicholas NSW – Manly Warringah Touch Association Leah Opie NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football Association Paige Parker QLD – Caboolture Touch Association Leah Percy VIC – Melbourne City Lions Touch Association Katherine Stevens QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association Coach: Mick LovettAssistant Coach: Justin CreightonAssistant Coach: Dave NolanManager: Mark HarringtonReferee Contingent Dave Baggio NSW – Wagga Wagga Touch AssociationRob Bowen NSW – Berkley Vale Touch AssociationBrett Freshwater QLD – Redcliffe Touch Association Luke McKenzie QLD – Wagga Wagga Touch Association Kim Skelly NSW – Central Coast Touch AssociationRelated Files2017_open_trans_tasman_teams_and_referees-pdfRelated Links2017 Trans Tasmanlast_img read more

a month agoCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour

first_imgCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmourby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on youngster Billy Gilmour.Monaco ace Fabregas hailed Gilmour after his starring role in Chelsea’s 7-1 Carabao Cup win over Grimsby Town.Fabregas tweeted: “He played amazing tonight. “Personality is the most important at this age and he’s got it all right. “Now time to keep learning and taking advantage of these games to prove the coach he’s good enough.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

14 days agoEverton standing by Marco Silva

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton standing by Marco Silvaby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton do not plan on sacking Marco Silva at this stage of the season, according to reports.The Portuguese is under immense pressure with the Toffees sitting second bottom after eight games.The Toffees have failed to register a point since their 3-2 win over Wolves on September 1.Silva was booed by a section of the away support after last weekend’s loss to Burnley.But Sky Sports says the club have no plans to part ways with the former Watford man. last_img read more

NAFTA US says auto irritant nearly solved other snags remain

first_imgWASHINGTON – The United States has confirmed a breakthrough in the NAFTA negotiations unlocking a major irritant involving automobiles, while stressing that a few remaining disagreements need to be settled before a deal is concluded.A sense of optimism that the unofficial No. 1 issue in the NAFTA talks might be close to resolution lifted the Canadian dollar more than a cent Wednesday, while the U.S. trade czar confirmed the positive developments on autos.“We’re finally starting to converge,” Robert Lighthizer said, while delivering a progress report to the U.S. Congress.“I think we’re in a pretty good place.”The U.S. is pushing for a deal within weeks. Otherwise, the process risks being punted into 2019. By mid-spring, it will be too late to complete the legal steps that would allow a ratification vote in the U.S. before midterm elections usher in a new Congress.Lighthizer summarized the state of the talks this way: “I believe that we have made a great deal of progress — but we still have a ways to go. I have urged our trading partners to recognize that time is short if we are to complete a deal in time for consideration by this Congress.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he believes that a deal is “eminently possible.”“There seems to be a certain momentum around the table now that I certainly take as positive,” he said at a Toronto news conference.That said, serious irritants remain.The blunt-spoken Lighthizer minced no words while listing several of them — he referred specifically to Canadian policies on dairy, culture, wine, and intellectual property. Dispute settlement rules and Buy American issues are also sticking points.— Of Canada’s intellectual-property rules, Lighthizer said: “Canada has Third World intellectual property protection. Getting them to accept First World is not easy.” In its annual report on the topic, the U.S. lists its main concerns as Canada’s enforcement of counterfeit crimes, and its looser rules for educational exemptions.— On cultural protections: A lawmaker complained that Canada has abused the exemption on cultural products. He referred to Canada’s blocking the QVC shopping network on cultural grounds. Lighthizer replied: “There’s a legitimate case for some cultural exceptions. But it’s not for this kind of thing. … The cultural exemption is very often just cultural protectionism.” Trudeau, though, tied culture to bilingualism, “which highlights just how incredibly important it is for us to protect our culture, our languages, our creative sectors, our artists.”— Online shopping: The U.S. wants more online purchases of American goods. Lighthizer ridiculed the disparity between what the U.S. allows citizens to import duty-free versus what Canada allows — US$800, versus $20 in Canada: “(That’s) just ridiculous… There’s no one that can argue that.”— On wine sales, the U.S. is already fighting Canada at the WTO for discriminatory rules on store shelves. Lighthizer said: “It’s just rank protectionism at the provincial level in Canada.”— Dairy remains a major problem. Lawmaker Devin Nunes, a third-generation dairy farmer, lamented Canada’s limits on imports under supply management. “Canada has been getting away with murder in their dairy industry,” he said. “It’s causing tremendous problems for farmers here in the United States.”Lighthizer concurred. He said it’s also a problem in other supply-managed sectors, poultry and eggs. He expressed some sympathy for Canada’s challenges in dismantling the system, but he said he hopes to negotiate reforms.“It’s difficult for them to change their policies in these areas,” Lighthizer said.“Having said that it’s a very high priority to make changes in the Canadian dairy programs. … I’m hopeful that when we put the final deal together it’s something we will make real headway on.”Trudeau suggested that will mean a fight: “We’re going to continue to defend supply management, because it works.”Lighthizer predicted how the final hours of bargaining will unfold: he said the last issues to be sorted out will include sensitive agricultural areas, such as dairy and wine, as well as intellectual property.But he said he envisions a new NAFTA with 33 chapters — up from the current 22 — that benefits every country.He said his primary goal is to steer back some manufacturing from Mexico, through several means: driving up wages in Mexico, new auto rules and weakening the investor-state protections that allow companies to sue foreign governments under Chapter 11.“The Canadians, to be honest, have a similar objective,” Lighthizer said.He said he wants guarantees that Mexican workers will get to vote by secret ballot on collective bargaining agreements. On dispute resolution, he was pressed by 103 Republican lawmakers who released a letter demanding that he maintain the investor-state system.Lighthizer pushed back.If an American company wants to move a plant from Texas to Mexico, and is frightened that, for example, socialist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador might win the presidential election and discriminate against foreign companies, why, Lighthizer asked, should U.S. trade policy help provide reassurance?last_img read more

Boeing buying stake in Embraer operations for 42B

first_imgCHICAGO — Boeing is buying a majority stake in Embraer’s commercial aircraft and services operations for $4.2 billion.The joint venture, announced Monday, gives Boeing 80 per cent ownership of those operations, with Embraer owning the remaining stake.Boeing will have operational and management control of the company. Embraer will keep consent rights for some decisions, such as the transfer of operations from Brazil.The deal still needs approval from the Brazilian government, as well as shareholders and regulators.The companies also agreed to another joint venture to promote and develop new markets for the multi-mission medium airlift KC-390. Embraer will own a 51 per cent stake in the joint venture, with Boeing owning the remaining 49 per cent. The transaction is targeted to close by the end of next year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

CDN Controls bringing Canadian Forces Bold Eagle program to present at NPSS

first_img“The intent of the program is not to have people join the army after, or to go on to some sort of law enforcement career,” said Fanni. “You get light training and you get confidence, and you get all those good things. It’s like cadets.”Fanni explained that Bold Eagle doesn’t have a big presence in Northeast B.C., and that this week’s presentation at NPSS will be the first time that the program will be partnering with industry to do outreach to students.Bold Eagle’s presentation to NPSS students is taking place Thursday, March 8th. For more information about the Canadian Forces Bold Eagle program, visit: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/jobs-caf-aboriginal/bold-eagle-index.page FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — CDN Controls in Fort St. John are once again helping to bring opportunities to First Nations students at North Peace Secondary School, though this year’s event will be expanding on last year’s focus on trades training.CDN’s Community Relations Coordinator Alex Fanni said that last year, his company hosted a group of First Nations students from the North Peace at the Fort St. John office to learn about what it takes to embark on a career in the electrical and instrumentation trades. CDN entered into a partnership with the Halfway River First Nation to help area First Nations students in opening doors to those career paths.Fanni, who is a veteran of Afghanistan and served with the Canadian Forces for five years, said that he wanted to do something slightly different this year, and got in touch with a friend of his that runs the Forces’ Bold Eagle program. The program, which runs through the summer, is open to First Nations youth living in western Canada and combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training.last_img read more

Trinamool’s Arjun Singh to join BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: Trinamool Congress strongman and Bhatpara MLA Arjun Singh is all set to join the BJP here in the presence of senior party leaders, party sources said on Thursday. The legislator was miffed with the Trinamool leadership as he was denied a Lok Sabha ticket from Barrackpore parliamentary constituency, presently represented by Dinesh Trivedi. Singh on Thursday reached here and met Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy, in whose presence he will join the saffron party on Thursday afternoon. He is also likely to be fielded from Barrackpore parliamentary constituency.last_img read more