El Gobernador Wolf anuncia protecciones contra ejecuciones hipotecarias y desalojos hasta el 31 de agosto

first_img July 09, 2020 Economy,  Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó un nuevo decreto que protege a los propietarios e inquilinos de desalojos o ejecuciones hipotecarias hasta el 31 de agosto si no han recibido asistencia por parte de un nuevo programa administrado por la Agencia de Financiación de Vivienda de Pennsylvania (PHFA, por sus siglas en inglés) o si aún no han recibido ninguna medida de alivio a través de uno de los varios programas federales de moratoria de ejecuciones hipotecarias u órdenes judiciales. Los prestamistas y los propietarios que reciben fondos a través del programa de la PHFA aceptan no llevar adelante medidas de ejecuciones hipotecarias o desalojos como condición para participar en el programa.“Tomo esta medida para ayudar a que las familias sepan que tendrán un techo y un lugar para vivir mientras todos luchamos contra la pandemia de COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Quita una carga más a las personas que están luchando y tiene el fin de garantizar que las familias puedan permanecer en sus hogares para que puedan proteger su salud y bienestar”.El Gobernador firmó una ley en mayo que otorga $150 millones para asistencia de alquileres y $25 millones para asistencia hipotecaria a través de la Agencia de Financiación de Vivienda de Pennsylvania (PHFA) con fondos de la Ley CARES. La PHFA comenzó a aceptar solicitudes el 6 de julio.La información acerca de la elegibilidad y las solicitudes para inquilinos y propietarios están disponibles en el sitio de Internet de la PHFA.El Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos de Estados Unidos, la Agencia Federal de Financiamiento de Vivienda, que incluye a Fannie Mae y Freddie Mac y el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos han extendido las protecciones contra desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias de viviendas bajo su autoridad hasta el 31 de agosto.Bajo casi todas las circunstancias, los inquilinos y los propietarios tienen la obligación de seguir efectuando los pagos mensuales si pueden hacerlo. Los residentes de Pennsylvania que están teniendo problemas para efectuar sus pagos mensuales deben comunicarse con su arrendador o prestador hipotecario de inmediato. El decreto del Gobernador no se aplica a los procedimientos relacionados con daños a la propiedad o actividades ilegales.Anteriormente, el Gobernador firmó un decreto que suspende los desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias, que vence el viernes. Esa medida obedeció a una orden de la Corte Suprema de Pennsylvania que detuvo los procedimientos de desalojo judicial hasta el 11 de mayo.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img El Gobernador Wolf anuncia protecciones contra ejecuciones hipotecarias y desalojos hasta el 31 de agostolast_img read more

The QLD suburbs where house prices outperform in a downturn

first_imgBrisbane’s recession-proof suburbs have been revealed. Picture: Darren England.BRISBANE’S recession-proof suburbs have been revealed, with some of the city’s most overlooked middle and outer areas poised to lead a housing market recovery in the wake of COVID-19.Suburbs such as Macgregor, Mount Gravatt East and Moorooka could rebound faster from the present downturn than the traditionally bulletproof blue-chip suburbs.Data provided by CoreLogic showed the performance of capital city and regional housing markets three years after the global financial crisis (GFC) and identified the suburbs that outperformed despite the economic shock.This house at 153 Splendour Rd, Rochedale, is for sale. Rochedale home values rose 14 per cent post-GFC.Property Investment Professionals of Australia chairman Peter Koulizos said the best-performing suburbs post-GFC in Brisbane were mostly located in outer suburbs.Home values in Rochedale, 17km southeast of Brisbane’s CBD, rose more than 14 per cent in the three years between December 2008 and December 2011 — the best performing housing market in the city post-GFC.The housing market in the neighbouring suburb of Macgregor was also resilient during the period, with home values rising more than 9 per cent at the end of 2011.Interestingly, home values in the south Brisbane suburb are also tipped to recover strongly from the COVID crisis.This house at 500 Mains Rd, Macgregor, is for sale. Home values in Macgregor rose 9 per cent post-GFC.Alderley, 7km north of Brisbane’s CBD, was an exception to the outer suburb trend, recording a 9 per cent rise in median house prices during the downturn.Mr Koulizos said the suburbs likely to recover fastest from the current downturn were likely to be middle-ring suburbs that offered more affordable property prices than their inner-city counterparts, but with a similar standard of facilities.Those suburbs could include Kenmore, Macgregor, Moorooka, Mount Gravatt East and Stafford, he said.This house at 70 Mornington St, Alderley, is for sale. Alderley home values rose 9 per cent post-GFC.“Across Greater Brisbane, with the potential increase in people who work from home, the outer regions will also be on the radar of buyers and investors,” he said.“This will partly be due to affordability considerations, but also lifestyle factors such as being closer to the water in the Redcliffe or Redlands regions or the chance to live on acreage in parts of Logan or Ipswich.“The Gold and Sunshine coasts are also set to strengthen from local and interstate buyers who decide to prioritise lifestyle and opt to make a sea or tree-change sooner rather than later.”This house at 6 Robinson Rd, Moorooka, has just gone under contract.But Mr Koulizos said it was “impossible” to forecast exactly which suburbs would fare better than others post-pandemic.“It’s vital to always consider the underlying fundamentals of a location when investing in property for the long-term, such as infrastructure and access to schools and amenities,” he said.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless also believes suburbs within Brisbane’s middle and outer ring, at the lower end of the price spectrum, are likely to rebound the strongest after the pandemic — particularly those close to main arterial roads and train stations.This house at 19 Shannan Plc, Kenmore, just sold for $1.9 million.Mr Lawless said transport options in a suburb was often a driver of stronger capital gains.“As a legacy of COVID, it may be the case that more people are seeking lower-density housing options,” Mr Lawless said.“Many of the areas with a relatively affordable price tag are located further from the city where transport into the city centre may take some time, although commuting times may be less of a priority if there is lasting willingness from employers to allow staff to work remotely.”This five-bedroom house at 90 Carrara St, Mt Gravatt East, is for sale. Mt Gravatt East has been tipped to bounce back from the current recession.Mr Lawless said Queensland’s housing market recovery post-COVID would be slightly different to the GFC.“After the GFC, interest rates were coming down from higher levels, but we can’t do that now, so we won’t see the stimulating factor of interest rates falling because they are already super low,” he said.“The economy at the time was also benefiting from the mining boom. There was strong demand from China for resources and that had a substantial postive impact on regional Queensland in particular.“Where the similarity is much more appropriate is that it was a time when there was a lot of stimulus in the market, particularly for first-home buyers, and that’s something we should expect going forward.”CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless.Mr Lawless said it was likely more housing incentives would be announced in the upcoming federal budget, which would apply to newly constructed homes and first-home buyers.“With that in mind, areas that will probably show a better performance coming in to next year are those popular with first-home buyers and those benefiting from people looking to build new properties,” he said.The best Queensland regional performer in the wake of the GFC was Moranbah, which recorded a 33 per cent surge in home values between December 2008 and December 2011.“Areas such as mining towns, where economic conditions are dependent on a single industry, are much more likely to experience bursts of price rises or falls because of the strength or weakness of their dominant industries,” Mr Lawless said.“While many of these mining regions recorded spectacular capital gains post-GFC, a few years later many of these same regions recorded a crash in home values.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoFIVE BRISBANE SUBURBS SET TO LEAD THE RECOVERY POST COVID-19Suburb Median home valueKenmore $731,648Macgregor $764,910Moorooka $671,281Mount Gravatt East $666,321Stafford $643,843(Source: PIPA/CoreLogic)BRISBANE’S TOP 5 RECESSION-PROOF SUBURBS POST-GFCSuburb % change in home values Dec 2008 to Dec 2011 Dec 2011 Median ValueRochedale 14.1% $1,006,729Macgregor 9.4% $521,145Alderley 9.2% $528,021Shorncliffe 8.8% $589,049McDowall 8.5% $543,464(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

Tyson Fury edges out Otto Wallin in bloody battle

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me A bloodied Tyson Fury beat the previously undefeated Otto Wallin on an unanimous points decision after overcoming a significant early double-cut above his eye in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old, who finished the fight with his white shorts stained pink, sustained a large gash above his eyebrow and a smaller one in his eyelid in the third round and a constant trickle of blood troubled him for the remainder of the bout. It was also a concern for referee Tony Week who, on several occasions, asked the Mancunian’s corner to tend to the cut and called in the doctor towards the end of the sixth round with genuine concerns the fight could be stopped. However, Fury battled through and – as his opponent tired – he began to take control, despite still being hampered by the injury. This was intended as a stop-gap fight ahead of an expected rematch with Deontay Wilder in February but if Fury was hoping to make a statement this was not it. With the eye causing him a problem and no idea how long he would be allowed to continue, he tried to step up the attack after the doctor’s inspection and landed two big right-handers in the seventh round, one which rocked Wallin back onto the ropes, and a few more punches found their target in the eighth and ninth. Although the Swede, unbeaten in his first 20 fights but stepping up a level here, looked to be tiring he managed to grind it out to the final round where, sensing his one final opportunity, landed a big left early and Fury was more than happy to cling onto his opponent in an attempt to avoid further trouble. But despite Wallin thinking he had done enough the win was a unanimous one for Fury, 116-112, 117-111, 118-110. Fury said: “I know Otto’s father (who died earlier this year) would be very proud of his son. “It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight. For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again. “I hit him with some good shots, some big body shots. “A good 12 rounds, he was tough. Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum. That’s my fourth fight, it has put me in good stead for the big dosser, February 22nd. Let the cut heal, have some time to relax with the family. “I haven’t seen the cut, it feels quite bad, but I’m the Gypsy Warrior. It’s all heart and determination. If I can keep going, I will keep going. He was 20-0 didn’t know how to lose but he does now.”Tags: Otto WallinTony WeekTyson Furylast_img read more

Test pitches in India are boring and Favour Batsmen: Michael Vaughan

first_imgNew Delhi: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has slammed the cricket pitches in India, saying the tracks are “boring” and are more in favour of the batsmen. “Test match cricket pitches in India are boring…The first 3/4 days the contest is far too in favour of the bat…needs more action for the bowler…My thought of the day …,” Vaughan tweeted on Friday.His comments came during the ongoing second Test between India and South Africa being played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune where the Indian batters have dominated the proceedings. Skipper Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal scored brilliant hundreds and have taken the hosts to a commanding position.Even in the first Test, the Indian batsmen had a great time at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam. While Mayank scored a double hundred, Rohit Sharma — in his debut match as an opener in red-ball cricket — scored hundreds in both the innings in the game which India won by 203 runs. IANSAlso Read: Jasprit Bumrah shares motivational post on social mediaAlso Watch:All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation in Biswanath demands error-free NRClast_img read more

Photo of the Day for Monday, May 20

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisToday’s ‘Photo of the Day’ was sent in by Linda Smith. Linda captured this photo of a few birds hanging out. She said they must have our 20 different species by them. If you have a photo that you would like to send us, email [email protected] Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Birds, Photo of the Day, SpeciesContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle County woman dies in house fireNext Early Monday morning car crash in Alcona Countylast_img