DS5: Forecasting the Future of Housing

first_img  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / DS5: Forecasting the Future of Housing DS5: Forecasting the Future of Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: ‘Disproportionately Affected’: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Next: The Changing Landscape for Real Estate Agents <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> The latest episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features an interview with Rob Dietz, Chief Economist, the National Association of Homebuilders.Dietz will discuss how the residential construction industry has been impacted by the pandemic and what the outlook for housing looks like moving forward.You can watch the video at the embed below or at the following link. in Daily Dose, Featured, News 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. Tagged with: DS5 Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 4, 2020 1,273 Views DS5 2020-07-04 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Selection of election organizers needs overhaul to ensure independence: Experts

first_imgExperts have called for an overhaul in the assessment process for General Election Commission (KPU) commissioners to ensure their independence as election organizers.Constitutional law expert Feri Amsari of Andalas University has questioned the current selection mechanism for KPU members, in which the selection committee only chooses a shortlist of candidates while the House of Representatives holds the final say on who will be selected. In 2017, the selection committee submitted a shortlist of 14 names to the House, which picked seven candidates for the roles of KPU chairman and commissioners. “The selection committee should have picked several candidates to fit the amount required to fill the seats in the KPU, with the House only confirming whether or not they will be accepted,” Feri said on Tuesday during a discussion hosted by the Indonesia Election Portal (Rumah Pemilu).“[This is] to prevent opportunities for political transactions between organizers and prospective election participants [and] conflicts of interest.”Read also: KPU presses on with December elections despite turnout concernsHe said that recent bribery cases involving KPU members should be a wake-up call to increase independence among election organizers. Most notable is the case of Wahyu Setiawan, who is currently standing trial for allegedly accepting a bribe from Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku. In addition to revamping the selection process, Feri said that KPU members should be guaranteed a salary and benefits until they retire to reduce the potential for graft. “Because they oversee money politics and political endowments, which can be tempting. So, it would be hard for them to maintain independence if they are not well compensated.”He also suggested that the terms for KPU chairs and members should be extended to seven to 10 years to reduce political tension. In the current regulation, the chair and members serve for five years, with the selection process being held two years prior to the general election. Network for Democracy and Electoral Integrity (Netgrit) researcher Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah also pointed out some problems plaguing the selection of members in rural areas, with unscheduled recruitments spanning several waves and “last-minute additions” being common occurrences.Read also: KPU commissioner Evi Novida dismissed for manipulating vote results in West KalimantanFor example, the KPU announced seven new members for its West Java provincial representative office in October 2018, around five months before the 2019 general election. In comparison, the commission selected seven members for its Lampung provincial office in October 2019.“Selection for [KPU commissioners] should be conducted at least two years before an election,” he said during the discussion, adding that the commission should create a more orderly schedule for selecting members in rural provinces, cities and regencies.He added that knowledge about politics, law and the election mechanism should be key considerations in choosing KPU commissioners to ensure the commission’s integrity and professionalism.Topics :last_img read more