Busy bank holiday in Boher

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin THE village of Boher was buzzing over the June bank holiday, with the local community development association organising a series of events across a busy weekend.The festivities began on Friday May 31 with the opening of the refurbished community centre by Carmel Fox, CEO of Ballyhoura Development, with the blessing of Murroe parish priest Canon Tom Ryan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the opening, Ms Fox said: “Boher Community Development Association and this current project is an example to other communities of how a key project can be developed in an area through a combination of a strong structure in the Development Association and through community support in terms of fundraising.“I am delighted to see that the centre is now in full use. I wish Boher Community Development Association and its members and the wider community in Boher continued success with the community centre.”The reopening of the community centre preceded a celebration of the 40-year anniversary of Boher’s 1973 junior county hurling success, with the players, management and officer involved being commemorated.On Saturday June 1, more than 130 people took part in a 33km cycle to raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation in memory of Ciara McCarthy, with funds in excess of €5,000 pledged to this worthy cause.The festivities concluded on Sunday 2 with the annual family fun day at Boher GAA pitch. Activities such as the fancy dress competition, obstacle race and tug of war proved very popular with the large crowd that had gathered to cap an enjoyable weekend in the community of Boher. Email WhatsApp Print Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articlePig ‘n’ Porter returns to LimerickNext articleOut & About – Hermitage Green Gig at Dolans Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible NewsCommunityBusy bank holiday in BoherBy Liam Togher – June 13, 2013 746 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSBoherCommunity Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee?last_img read more

The Housing Market in the Year Ahead

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordability amazon Home Values Homeownership Median Income Mortgage Rates 2018-12-03 Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 3, 2018 4,882 Views Zillow’s 2019 predictions indicated that rising mortgage rates and an increasing demand for rentals set the stage for the 2019 housing market, as even current homeowners start to feel locked into their mortgage rates.Despite steady rise during the past two years, mortgage rates remained lower than they were during the recession and below average, given the current level of economic growth. The report stated this trend will change in 2019 as the 30-year fixed rate mortgage reaches 5.8 percent. It also noted that affordability will take a hit, making homeownership difficult for many. Currently, rising mortgage payments outpace the home-value gains—a phenomenon that may encourage homeowners to stay put as they hold on to low mortgage rates and discourage first-time homebuyers— according to Zillow.As higher rates hinder affordability, aspiring homeowners will continue renting, as a result of which the slight drops in rent, in the recent past, will reverse and turn positive again, the report revealed. However, the continued steady investment in apartment construction will prevent rents from drastically surging above income growth. The report also noted that in the third quarter of 2018, the U.S. median rent cost 28.2 percent of the U.S. median income – considerably higher than the 25.8 percent renters paid historically.Zillow expects an increase in the disconnect between urban jobs and suburban residents to continue in 2019, and contribute to longer, more crowded commutes. This will affect those who have long commutes to live within their means as most jobs are confined to urban areas, and affording a home in urban markets. For example, a home in Boston is valued 303 percent more per square foot than a typical outlying home, while the premium for homes in central Washington, D.C., compared to outlying areas is 218 percent per square foot, the report noted. Pointing out the areas that lost Amazon’s headquarters bids to suburban New York and Washington, D.C., the report said that Atlanta, a former Amazon HQ2 contender, has seen some action despite it being passed over by the prime vendor. A smaller Seattle-based company named Convoy is expected to open its East Coast office in the metro. There is also a possibility that Norfolk Southern may relocate its headquarters there.In the wake of deadly fires that tore into California, builders and developers will focus on preventative and/or protected building materials and designs, according to Zillow. Building costs are surging, and insurers are apprehensive offering policies in danger zones leading to slower and costlier rebuilding. Zillow’s projections for homes inundated by rising sea levels and storm surges over the course of a typical 30-year mortgage begun in 2020 are not encouraging.In October, home values were up 7.7 percent from a year earlier, to a U.S. median of $221,500. One mitigating effect to rising mortgage rates will be slower home value growth, Zillow indicated. Forecasting a growth of 6.4 percent from October 2018 to October 2019; a Zillow survey of housing experts and economists anticipates a 3.79 percent increase in home values for 2019. Both forecasts indicate cooling from red-hot growth of 8 percent in March of this year. Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Housing Market in the Year Ahead Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Share Save Previous: RMBS in 2019 Next: Where do Americans Feel Safe? The Housing Market in the Year Ahead About Author: Donna Joseph The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability amazon Home Values Homeownership Median Income Mortgage Rates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Fitting In

first_imgOne of the things child psychologists spend a lot of time talking about is how hard it is for teenagers to find their “niche” in school.  In the old days, a lot of individuals did not come out for sports because they went to small rural elementaries and they believed they didn’t have a chance to make the team.  They did not know anybody from the “big” schools and were intimidated by this situation.Today, this problem occurs because of a much more mobile society.  Changing schools is a reality more than an oddity because their parents are more likely to change jobs than they were years ago.  Finding their niche is much easier if the student is willing to participate in sports or any school activity.  This is how you make new friends, and thus, you become accepted much faster.  You will be in a class with people you know because of your willingness to get involved.Fitting in wasn’t easy 60 years ago and it seems to be much harder today.last_img read more