And the Appraisal Survey Says …

first_img  Print This Post Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Computershare desktop appraisal home appraisal Homeownership HOUSING mortgage Nick Oldfield Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago And the Appraisal Survey Says … Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Computershare desktop appraisal home appraisal Homeownership HOUSING mortgage Nick Oldfield 2018-10-24 Rachel Williamscenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Road Ahead for Women-Owned Small Businesses Next: How Much Longer Will Home Prices Climb? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 24, 2018 2,178 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / And the Appraisal Survey Says … About Author: Rachel Williams Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seventy percent of appraisers plan to utilize desktop technology in the next two-three years to streamline their work, according to a new survey by Computershare Loan Services. Full survey results can be found in the company’s white paper, “Property Appraisers in 2020—Embracing New Technology to Reinvigorate the Industry.”Of the 400+ answers received from Computershare’s current network of appraisers, 35 percent responded that they are already utilizing desktop technology for a least a quarter of their appraisers.Overall, Computershare found that their survey results point to the fact that “U.S. appraisers believe their industry is on the brink of significant change.” Despite only 12 percent of respondents reporting that desktop appraisals make up half their work, 37 percent said they expect to join this number by 2020 or 2021.Desktop appraisals differ from the standard appraisal method where an appraiser will visit the property to personally evaluate the interior and exterior. With desktop appraisers, appraisers instead utilize public records and online tools to make their assessment. Some appraisers choose to employ a hybrid method of the standard and desktop appraisal.Among the challenges appraisers face is the issue of supply and demand, according to Computershare. Citing data from a 2017 Appraisal Subcommittee report by the Federal Financial Institution Examinations Council, appraisers are outnumbered by real estate agents 25-to-1.Time and cost is also a factor for today’s appraisers, according to Computershare. Citing Property Solutions data, the company revealed that an appraisal in some parts of Washington state took nearly four weeks to complete at a cost of $1,800—while in suburban Illinois this was decreased to less than a week and $450.“Like many professions, property appraising currently faces some interesting challenges as well as the emergence of significant technological changes,” Nick Oldfield, CEO of Computershare said.  “However, our white paper shows that, by embracing new methods, whether desktop appraisals, cloud computing or the use of drones, the industry can dramatically increase its efficiency and overcome other issues, such as declining numbers and a shortage of new appraisers entering the industry. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Olympic hopeful trades sneakers for Army fatigues, all in the name of country and giving back

first_img Written by September 24, 2018 /Sports News – National Olympic hopeful trades sneakers for Army fatigues, all in the name of country and giving back FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Sam Chelanga did not want to be a runner; it just happens to be his life story.“When I’m running, I feel relaxed and I feel appreciative of where I’ve gone so far and it’s a way for me to remind myself to not forget how far I have come,” he said.Sam Chelanga said that life was tough and that he wanted to get out of his poor, rural village in Kenya. His mother passed away when he was young and then his father fell ill. One of 12 children, Sam Chelanga said he had to look for ways to survive. Opportunity was scarce and he wanted to go to college.“I thought maybe I could get like a law degree and then go back and help my family,” he said.But, college seemed out of reach. Then, he met a friend through his brother who told him about running and getting a scholarship in the U.S. Sam Chelanga’s older brother Josh Chelanga was a marathoner. His friend was professional Kenyan runner Paul Tergat. Tergat saw something special in Sam Chelanga and offered him the chance of a lifetime.“I looked at him and I said, ‘I don’t think I can run. I’ve never run. And, I’m not even good,’” Sam Chelanga said. He didn’t want to follow in his brother’s footsteps. He didn’t enjoy running. Yet, Tergat persuaded him to come to Nairobi for a camp with world-class runners.So, off Sam Chelanga went to the running camp, where he trained for about a year and a half. He won a scholarship and a one-way plane ticket to the U.S. He boarded the plane determined, he said, to use his good fortune to help his community.For a year, he attended and ran track for Fairleigh Dickinson, a private and nonsectarian university in Teaneck, New Jersey.“I did very well,” Sam Chelanga said, “(but) I just wasn’t true to myself because I never went to church. I wanted to go to Christian school.”In the fall of 2007, he transferred to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia; however, because he’d left Fairleigh Dickinson before his scholarship allowed — to the university’s distaste — he had to sit out a year at Liberty before he could run on its team.“It was the first decision I ever made by myself in my life and the best one,” he said. “My life took off at Liberty. … I started getting better in running. That’s when I started winning like NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) nationals.”At Liberty, he quickly became a legend, holding the NCAA record in the 10,000 meter. He won several national titles and was responsible for Liberty’s winning four of its six national titles in its history of track and field.“I definitely felt like he had a chance to be an Olympian someday,” said Liberty coach Brant Tolsma.Sam Chelanga said he wanted to race in the Olympics for the U.S. but learned that he’d need a green card, making him a permanent resident. He started the process for U.S. citizenship but, before he could get a green card, he found love with college sweetheart Marybeth Carlson, a member of his cross-country team. The two eventually married. Marybeth Chelanga said she’d grown up in love with Africa, plastering her walls with maps and pictures of people in remote villages.“She was really nice and she wanted to know about my village,” Sam Chelanga said.Marybeth Chelanga helped him stay the course with running and giving back. In 2011, he graduated from Liberty and soon afterward was offered a contract and salary from Nike. The company paid for his travel and training.“Everybody in the track and field world realizes that Sam signing with Nike was, was a big deal,” said Liberty coach Clendon Henderson.“There (were) moments that I looked at myself and I said, ‘There must be a reason why I’m being blessed like this,’” Sam Chelanga said. Sam Chelanga said that every Christmas, he’d pick 10 struggling families to sponsor but felt inspired and motivated to do more. Marybeth Chelanga said that people in his village were getting sick, specifically from typhoid because of the water, so they started brainstorming ways to help.“We wanted to drill a well. … It’s a lotta money,” Sam Chelanga said.So instead, with the help of Marybeth Chelanga’s father, he came up with different plan: water filters.“It’s like a giant Brita filter and it works,” Sam Chelanga said.“Each one serves three to four families. And, right now, we have about 100 filters,” Marybeth Chelanga said. “We’ve heard reports that typhoid is no longer in their community.”Marybeth Chelanga said becoming a U.S. citizen was always in view for her husband.“I knew how hard I worked in Kenya and how hard I worked here,” he said. “It’s not that I was special or anything. It’s just the U.S. system worked really well to nurture my talents. … That’s why I wanted to become a part of it.”In 2015, Sam Chelanga crossed a different type of finish line: He was approved to become a U.S. citizen. When the Olympic trials came along, he ran and finished sixth in the 10,000 meter.But an Olympic uniform wasn’t the only uniform that Sam Chelanga had in mind.“I said, ‘You know, I wanna go to the Olympics but if I didn’t do the running, I would go to the Army. I really wanna go to the Army,’” Sam Chelanga said that he’d told his wife. “And she was like, ‘Wow. Really?’ I say, ‘I do.’”Marybeth Chelanga said the two planned for him to run two more races before he joined the Army.“It literally all happened this summer,” she said. “Now, he’s in basic training.”  After seven years at Nike and at the height of his career — and some of his best years still ahead of him — Sam Chelanga reported to Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. He was met with a lot of blank stares, he said.“People thought it was crazy,” he said.“What he’s giving up is, you know, a lotta fame and glory and money and success and comfort. And to give up all of that is pretty hard to understand,” Henderson said.Sam Chelanga said Nike had even offered to renew his contract and a friend had offered him a job.“I just really wanted to do this (join the Army),” he said.So at the age of 33 — more than a decade older than the average trainee — Sam Chelanga started basic training at Fort Jackson.“Age is just a number. If you wanna do something, (you) just have to do it. I don’t even think about (it) every day. I don’t even know how young those guys (are). … Nothing really with basic training comes easy,” he said. “It’s just like running. It’s not supposed to be fun.” Sam Chelanga said the only hard part was missing his family.Marybeth Chelanga, who moved in with her parents temporarily for extra support in Georgia, said their oldest son misses Sam Chelanga a lot. She is now expecting their third son.“I think, in the long run, that’s the whole point of sacrifice,” she said. “I’m willing to miss him, even though it’s super painful. … My parents are super helpful. It’s nice having grandparents around.”The family will be reuniting soon after Sam Chelanga completes basic training. He will begin officer school in Georgia in October.Sam Chelanga said without the U.S., he would not be where he is today. And as thankful as he is to be an American, he said he still cherishes his homeland. He hopes to serve both countries as well as he can.“The reason Sam wanted to go to a university, or then become a runner, was always to help his family,” his wife said. “So the more he’s (been) given, the more he tries to find ways to give to others.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Shares tipster gives Purplebricks tepid review ahead of its full-year results.

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Shares tipster gives Purplebricks tepid review ahead of its full-year results. previous nextAgencies & PeopleShares tipster gives Purplebricks tepid review ahead of its full-year results.Times writer says company faces many headwinds despite recently selling its Canadian operation for £35 million.Nigel Lewis23rd July 20201 Comment2,380 Views A leading shares tipster at The Times newspaper has given Purplebricks a ‘hold’ rating, recommending that investors neither sell nor buy the company’s stock.This less than ringing endorsement for the company from the newspaper is based on tipster Louisa Clarence-Smith’s view that the hybrid agency may struggle to increase its revenue and market share in the present Covid-infected climate.Her influential advice column follows last week’s announcement that the company had offloaded its Canadian business for £35 million, helping boost its cash at the bank to £66 million.“The sale of the Canadian business has strengthened the company’s foundations,” she says. “However, it is difficult to see how it will grow from there.”Shares dipAfter being published, the column helped drive down the company’s share price by 15% yesterday before it rallied towards the end of trading on the FTSE.The reasons given by Clarence-Smith’s downbeat assessment of the company include the uncertain staying power of the current mini-boom within the property sales market and tightening mortgage ability among Purplebricks’ key younger home buying demographic.She also suggests that many vendors are likely to pick traditional agents when the market is more volatile and, later this year, homes might become more difficult to sell.But Purplebricks’ biggest test is due on August 3rd when the company is due to reveal its full-year results for its 2019/2020 financial year.Louisa clarence-smith Purplebricks Purplebricks shares The Times July 23, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 23rd July 2020 at 10:06 amContinuous cash burn, over 2M a month, by Jan 2020 over 363M had flowed through the company, with 117M of losses and cost of running the UK and other businesses was 481M over the past five years.Last year I predicted that by March they would have about 31M in the kitty, that seems true, the Canadian top up of 35M looks a great cushion, but in one year 2018 to 2019, they burnt through over 90M, with cash at bank 152M down to 41M by April 2019.Re-trenching to the UK should keep the cash burn down, but at 2M a month, and a slowing market next Spring, their runway is two and a half years at best, maybe much shorter. And with more agile models rolling out and Boomin perhaps the next generation of agency being developed, it might be time for this experiment.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Slovak Hockey praises Tipsport’s vital support

first_imgShare EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share Submit TIPOS Slovakia chairman arrested on money laundering charges November 28, 2019 StumbleUpon Hosting a press conference in Bratislava, Richard Lintner, Director General of Hockey Slovakia, has personally thanked bookmaker Tipsport for its support of the ‘pro-league’ during a crucial transitional period for the sport in Slovakia.Leading Slovak pro-hockey, Lintner announced that Hockey Slovakia had secured its most important commercial partnerships to date. Tipsport would remain as title sponsor of its ‘Slovenská Extraliga’, supported by national broadcaster RTVS as lead media partner.Tipsport, the largest betting operator within Czech Rep and Slovakian markets, maintains its position as ‘Tipsport Extraliga’ title sponsor for a further three seasons.The Czech bookmaker has held the title partnership since 2015, taking over from petrochemicals firm Slovnaft Group.Richard Lintner, former defenceman for NHL teams the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators, praised Tipsport’s support, stating that the bookmaker had been a vital partner during a period in which the ‘league was standing on the on the brink of a divide’.Hockey Slovakia’s director detailed that without Tipsport funding and support, the Extraliga would have been unable to undertake crucial reforms revitalising Ice Hockey in Slovakia.With the support of Tipsport, a revamped Extraliga has been able to secure its largest media broadcast deal, with RTVS paying a minimum of €300,000 per season combined with a 10% increase in TV rights per season.“In four years, we have gone a tremendous journey, resulting in two lucrative contracts today,” said Lintner. “In 2015, as a league standing on the brink of a divide, we began to build trust first inside the clubs and in the hockey movement, and then, of course, towards our partners and our fans.“Today is a declaration that the journey that we have managed to complete together has been successful. The most important link is that today will be the road to continue so that we can move Tipsport League forward. Both contracts earmark us for a minimum of three seasons.” IMG strengthens its global network with NHL US rights February 18, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more