Monthly Archive: May 2021

Have Lower Lending Standards Pushed Credit Scores Down?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago It’s been one of the biggest stories to follow in mortgage lending: After years of too-loose and then too-tight credit access, average FICO scores are now slowly floating down, and the market looks a little more open for low-score borrowers.But do these steady declines really indicate a loosening in standards among lenders? “Afraid not,” say researchers at the Urban Institute’s (UI) Housing Finance Policy Center.In a blog post published late last week, UI’s Jun Zhu, Laurie Goodman, and Bing Bai assert, “A market composition change—not lower lending standards—explains the decrease in average credit scores for conventional and FHA [Federal Housing Administration] mortgages.“Despite rising home prices and gradual housing recovery, the mortgage lending rules have remained tight, inhibiting housing demand and economic growth,” they continue.In their post, the researchers examine Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report, which shows average credit scores for conventional purchase loans in March stood at 755, while FHA loans were at an average 684—both down from last year.In their own findings, the UI team found credit scores for conventional mortgages averaged 752, down from 758 a year ago, while scores on FHA purchase loans were down to 686 from 697. The findings echo Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report, which showed average scores for conventional purchase loans at 755 and FHA loans at 684 in March.However, pooling the loans together reveals credit scores were flat: “The average credit score of all purchase loans stayed around 730 during the one-year period—no actual credit easing.”Rather, the researchers say the shifting market is behind the decreases in approved credit scores. With FHA raising its insurance premiums, private mortgage insurance has started to look more attractive to those borrowers whose FICO scores rate high by FHA standards but still fall on the low end of GSE standards.As a result, the group says, FHA is losing business at the higher end of its credit score range, bringing its average score down. (According to the team, the share of borrowers in FHA’s 680–759 and 760+ brackets dropped as of March to 40 percent and 8 percent, respectively—down several percentage points in each bracket.)Meanwhile, the GSEs are taking those same borrowers, in turn seeing their own average scores fall.It’s because of that change—and not declining credit standards—that average scores are on the decline, the researchers conclude: “Most of the buzz about credit score declines in GSE and FHA loans are due to higher FICO score borrowers now choosing GSE lending over FHA—shifting the market share and reducing the credit scores of both.” Credit Scores Ellie Mae FICO The Urban Institute 2014-05-05 Tory Barringer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Personal Income Strong in March Next: Clear Capital: Best Home Deals in ‘Mid-Tier’  Print This Post May 5, 2014 664 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Have Lower Lending Standards Pushed Credit Scores Down? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Have Lower Lending Standards Pushed Credit Scores Down? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Scores Ellie Mae FICO The Urban Institute Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

Starwood Waypoint REIT Reports Highly Successful Q3

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 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. Share Save “With our pending merger with CAH, we can now take our business to the next level by creating a premier SFR REIT of over 30,000 homes with substantial scale and strategic market density.”Doug Brien, CEO of SWAY About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Real Estate Investment Trust Single-Family Rental Market Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust 2015-11-05 Brian Honea Tagged with: Real Estate Investment Trust Single-Family Rental Market Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 11/6/2015 Next: Foreclosures Are Declining, But So Are Foreclosure Prevention Actions Starwood Waypoint REIT Reports Highly Successful Q3 “Our third quarter results reflect continued solid operating performance highlighted by our 64.8 percent stabilized NOI margin,” said Doug Brien, Starwood Waypoint’s CEO. “With our pending merger with CAH, we can now take our business to the next level by creating a premier SFR REIT of over 30,000 homes with substantial scale and strategic market density. We expect the operational and cost of capital advantages from the merger, driven by $40.0 to $50.0 million in annual savings from unique synergies, will put our combined company in a competitive position to generate very attractive returns on shareholder equity.”Chairman of the Board of Trustees Barry Sternlicht noted that Brien intends to resign his position as CEO upon completion of the merger with CAH and thanked the CEO for his leadership at SWAY. Fred Tuomi, currently the chief operating officer with CAH, will assume the CEO role of SWAY once the merger is complete.“We’re pleased to announce that Charles Young, currently SWAY’s Chief Operating Officer, will assume the COO role for Colony Starwood Homes,” Sternlicht said. “Charles and Fred will be the foundation of a tremendous leadership team for the company post-merger.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Starwood Waypoint REIT Reports Highly Successful Q3 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 5, 2015 874 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Oakland, California-based single-family rental real estate investment trust Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (SWAY) announced a successful third quarter with re-performing loan net sale proceeds of $78.2 million and a merger with Colony American Homes to create a combined portfolio of 30,000 SFR homes.As of September 30, 2015, Starwood Waypoint owned approximately 17,100 SFR homes and non-performing loans. The company acquired 496 of those homes during Q3 at a combined purchase price of $94.5 million, which included renovation costs. Starwood Waypoint’s rental revenue generated from those 17,100 homes totaled $49.2 million in Q3, up by 5.4 percent from Q2.The company sold a pool of 461 re-performing loans during Q3 for net sale proceeds totaling $78.2 million, and the net operating income (NOI) margin on the company’s stabilized home portfolio for Q3 was 64.8 percent, according to the company’s announcement.The big news for Starwood Waypoint during Q3 was the announcement of the historic merger with Colony American Homes (CAH), which will give the company an SFR portfolio of more than 30,000 homes. The merger is a stock-for-stock transaction that is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

How Deep Are Your Pockets?

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago To live comfortably in the U.S. doesn’t mean one has to be rich, but if homeowners aspire to live amongst America’s elite ZIP codes, a heavy paycheck is a requirement.A recent report by GOBankingRates used data developed from Zillow to survey monthly living expenses in the most expensive ZIP codes in each state.Expenses including transportation, utilities, health care, and groceries. The 50-30-20-budget rule was used to determine the yearly income necessary to cover necessities, discretionary income, and savings.Is it at all surprising that America’s most expensive ZIP code belongs to the Golden State? Leave it to California’s Bay Area to home the most posh suburb to live in the nation. Atherton, California, ZIP code 94027, requires a total income close to $670,000 a year to cover living expenses, and to have money left to spend and save.The Hamptons are known as the hot spot for New York’s wealthiest inhabitants and high-priced homes. Located on Long Island, one can find the ZIP code 11976 in Water Mill. With costly utilities, median home values close to $4 million, and an average mortgage payment of $16,275 a month, to live comfortably in this area will cost $440,000 total income needed.Alpine, New Jersey has a median home value of over $2.6 million. The cost of living in this ZIP code is close to five times the U.S. average, while its average mortgage payment is almost $12,000 per month, making ZIP code 07620 the third highest in the U.S.ZIP code 98039 cost of living is almost five times greater than the U.S. overall, making Medina, Washington the fourth most expensive ZIP code in the U.S. How much will it cost to call Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who lives with his family in a 66,000-square-foot mansion, your neighbor? A total income of $297,905.With the fifth highest median home value in this study, Greenwich, Connecticut finalizes the top spots for richest ZIP codes in the country, with a total income needed of $222,002. Fun fact, the top three most expensive ZIP codes in Connecticut are all in Greenwich. How Deep Are Your Pockets? Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Home / Daily Dose / How Deep Are Your Pockets?center_img  Print This Post Related Articles Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2017-07-10 Staff Writer July 10, 2017 1,352 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Post Crisis: How Do Banks Continue Servicing Home Loans? Next: Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Foreclosure Trends on the Horizon

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Trends on the Horizon Foreclosure Trends on the Horizon Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Radhika Ojha June 26, 2018 4,221 Views Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: The Best Places to Live, Depending on Your Profession Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Freddie Mac, Ocwen, and More Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Carrington Mortgage Holdings Delinquency Existing Home Sales Foreclosure Home Home Prices Home Sales HOUSING Housing Bubble Interest Mortgage Rates New Home Sales Supply Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A strong economy that drove the housing demand beyond the availability of supply defined the first half of 2018 for the industry, according to a Carrington Mortgage Holdings webinar giving a mid-year snapshot of the housing market in 2018 while delving into the question of whether the market was headed for another bubble and foreclosure crisis.Looking at the foreclosure market, Carrington said that the remnants of the foreclosure crisis were concentrated in a few states and fewer foreclosures were going to REO. Looking at the rest of the year, Sharga said that the market could end the year with historically low levels of mortgage delinquencies. “However we need to make sure that lenders don’t get out over their skis again as it becomes more and more challenging to write loans in a relatively low refi market,” he cautioned. “It’s worth keeping an eye on the FHA portfolio also as their delinquency rates have gone up a bit even though they are at the low end of their historic rates.”Looking at the second half of the year, Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, who presented the webinar said that the balance of 2018 looked like a mixed bag. “The triple problems of limited inventory, home price appreciation, and rising rates are likely to keep existing home sales from being as strong as they should be,” he said. “Prices are going to continue to rise as are interest rates.”Carrington projected the 30-year fixed-rate loan rates to end 2018 at 5 percent and home prices to rise 5-6 percent by the end of the year. While the forecast projected existing home sales to end the year at around 5.5 million, it said that new home sales would end at around 650,000.The webinar also delved into the question of whether the market was heading into an affordability crisis or a housing bubble again. Explaining the characteristics of a housing bubble, Sharga said that prices rise beyond any rational explanation, followed by a plummet were classic symptoms of a housing bubble.Home price appreciation has significantly outpaced wage growth throughout the recovery from the Great Recession and economists are beginning to identify multiple metro areas that have higher-than-average house-price-to-income-ratios according to Carrington. Additionally, lending standards appear to be loosening.And even though market indicators did show signs of heating up, Sharga said that looking at all indicators as a whole, a bubble doesn’t seem to be a likely possibility. “From my perspective, we’re not in a housing bubble,” Sharga said. “Prices can’t continue to outpace wage growth by 2-3 times indefinitely. Although one-third of metros appear to be overpriced, on a national basis, home values are certainly not in bubble territory yet.” Affordability too was better than it looked, though it was weakened. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Carrington Mortgage Holdings Delinquency Existing Home Sales Foreclosure Home Home Prices Home Sales HOUSING Housing Bubble Interest Mortgage Rates New Home Sales Supply 2018-06-26 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

In Case of Emergency

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Andrew Oliverson is currently the SVP, REO Sales at Green River Capital, a Radian company. He joined Green River Capital in 2005 after working several years in collections, loss mitigation, commercial asset management, and mortgage origination. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Utah and currently holds an active Utah broker’s license. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Disaster Homeowners Hurricane Investors Neighborhood Property real estate REO wildfire 2018-12-04 Andrew Oliverson About Author: Andrew Oliverson Previous: Changing the SFR Marketplace Next: Gauging the GSEs’ NPL Performance December 4, 2018 3,937 Views Share Save Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the December issue of DS News, out now.In today’s world, natural disasters can cause serious, widespread damage. Regions across the country are being hit hard by weather events such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and wildfires. With the impending cold weather right around the corner, severe snow storms and historic blizzards are a real possibility. These types of natural events can damage your individual asset or, on the extreme end, leave entire communities destroyed and property owners scrambling to find ways to repair the damage. For real estate owned (REO) managers, the damage could be even more impactful. Without a well thought-out plan, having multiple properties in a disaster-stricken area could leave an REO manager with preventable repair costs.Preparing for a natural disaster and knowing what to look for in its aftermath can help minimize damage and relieve the immediate post-storm anxiety. Planning to prepare prevents poor performance and has more relevance and financial impact with natural disasters than in most situations. Below are some suggestions about what REO owners and managers can do to prepare for a natural disaster, how to assess damages after the fact, and ways to stabilize your inventory after the event occurs.UNDERSTAND THE AREADepending on the location of your property, it can sometimes be difficult to find out if a property is likely to be affected by a natural disaster or not. When it comes to events such as hurricanes or tornadoes, areas prone to these events are fairly obvious. For example, we don’t expect homes in the inland part of the western United States to be damaged by a hurricane or storm surge. Conversely, Florida won’t have a blizzard or two feet of snow anytime soon.Areas with predictable weather events, such as neighborhoods that flood or regions prone to wildfires have typically been identified because of the consistency of such events occurring. Government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide user-friendly tools via their websites to assist users in determining if their property has the potential to be affected. For example, users can type in the address of their property and FEMA will show a map of the property and surrounding area, indicating the areas most likely to be affected by flooding. Other state and federal agencies may also provide details on areas prone to wildfires and post-wildfire flood risk.It’s important to note that your portfolio should be checked annually, as some areas that weren’t impacted in the past could now be considered at risk.After fully understanding the area, REO managers should review all hazard insurance policies to confirm that the property is covered for a likely event. Work proactively to review all “additional insured” and confirm that the owning entity is actually named as an insured party to the policy. The worst time to find out that the property isn’t covered for damage, injury, or both is after the event has passed.DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MOTHER NATUREMany times after a natural disaster, people who chose to stay in their homes are questioned about why they didn’t evacuate. Depending upon how much damage their property sustained, their answers can vary from “We knew it wasn’t going to be that bad” to “We didn’t expect it to be this bad.” In most cases, their answers often have to do with underestimating the severity of the event. They recall that time or two when predictions didn’t match reality and only resulted in negligible damage. This same casual attitude about preparedness can leave an REO manager unprepared to deal with the consequences of a serious natural disaster.Several natural disasters in recent years have broken records for their severity. In 2014, Buffalo, New York, experienced over 72 inches of snow in four days due to two separate storms. Five of the 10 largest California wildfires have occurred in the last 10 years alone. Some areas that weren’t impacted in the past are suddenly experiencing serious damage. It’s important for REO managers to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. When a natural disaster is expected to hit a region where you have properties, be sure to track the weather event closely and keep up-to-date with the latest predictions.MINIMIZE THE DAMAGEPreparing for a natural disaster can mean the difference between an asset being completely destroyed or marginally damaged. No one wants to do costly, unnecessary repairs if they don’t have to. You may not need to stock up on water bottles and batteries, but there are things you can do to protect your property.Knowing what kind of damage your property may or may not be subjected to and preparing to minimize the damage can help save a lot of time, money, and headaches. REO managers should have a checklist of the preventative measures they need to take based on the type(s) of disasters most likely to affect their properties. REO managers should also secure a list of trusted service providers they can rely on when repairs are needed both before and after a weather event.The good news is that many preventative measures are part of standard property maintenance. Keeping trees trimmed, ensuring openings are properly sealed, performing roof maintenance, and even confirming insurance coverage are all things that are typically done regardless of whether a natural disaster is expected.However, other preventative measures will need to be disaster specific. During a hurricane event, things like boarding windows, stacking sandbags, securing objects to prevent them from becoming windborne, and clearing out debris can make the post-event cleanup much easier and safer. Some options can be more costly but may be well worth it, depending on the frequency and severity of natural disasters in the area. For example, hurricane straps help secure the roof to the walls in high winds and can be used for both hurricanes and tornadoes.ASSESS THE AFTERMATHSometimes, even taking the highest of precautions won’t prevent a property from experiencing damage during a natural disaster. Some companies offer on-the-ground inspections of affected areas immediately after a natural disaster and provide their customers with damage assessments. If your asset needs repairs poststorm, that list of trusted professionals will come in handy. Being a thousand miles away from an active repair represents an issue in and of itself. Effective communication is the key to providing assurance that work is progressing as expected. Regular phone calls that ask the right questions and provide immediate direction are essential. In some cases, traveling to the asset or scheduling a third party to inspect the repair process on your behalf may be necessary.Additionally, it’s also important to pay attention to what’s happening “after the storm has passed.” As we saw when Hurricane Michael hit North Carolina recently, most of the damage to the already-devastated properties was not caused by the wind and falling rain but rather by the severe flooding weeks after the storm had passed.SHOWCASE THE NEW FEATURESDespite your best efforts, taking on unexpected costs after a natural disaster can be disappointing and may not be totally preventable. Most disappointing could be damage to recently completed repairs, requiring the same cost to be incurred again. However, after the necessary repairs have been completed, you may also be able to use that to your advantage.Turning a disaster into an opportunity is a savvy move that can help recoup some of the funds lost to repairs. Need new windows? According to an article from the National Association of Realtors, millennial homebuyers are looking to be energy efficient and maintain their privacy with glass that can go from clear to opaque in seconds. Upgrading that window replacement may be well worth the investment. Flood waters ruin your flooring? Installing laminate or wood-look tile offers easy maintenance and resistance to wear and tear. You can also emphasize that newly sealed basement or ease buyers’ minds with the protection from that new roof.Don’t forget about the exterior. It can be hard to think of spending more money on flowers or replacement siding if you’re dealing with other serious, more costly repairs. However, natural disasters can wreak havoc on the curb appeal of a property. Setting the right tone with an attractive look can help make or break a sale.By strategically taking advantage of repairs, you can better appeal to the market by upgrading something you may have had to replace anyway. These things may not have been part of the original plan, but they can certainly become selling features. Whether the buyer is looking for a forever home or plans to flip the property, your repairs are one less thing they have to worry about themselves—and that can help set your property apart and reaffirm their decision to buy.Dealing with a natural disaster can be tough. While we can’t control Mother Nature, we can control how we interact with her. With the right preparation, engaged monitoring throughout the storm, and due diligence in the aftermath, REO managers can put themselves in the best position to come out on top. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / In Case of Emergency in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features, REOcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In Case of Emergency Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Disaster Homeowners Hurricane Investors Neighborhood Property real estate REO wildfire Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Council concerned at rate of youth unemployement

first_img Google+ Google+ Previous articleUp to 25 job losses to be confirmed at MedisizeNext articleProtest at government withdrawal form Greencastle project to escelate News Highland Facebook Council concerned at rate of youth unemployement Facebook Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter By News Highland – February 8, 2010 WhatsAppcenter_img News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal County Council has expressed grave concern at the extent of youth unemployment in the county, with recent figures showing that over a quarter of the people signing on the Live Register are under 25.The issue was raised by Cllr Mick Quinn, who wants the council to coordinate a meeting of all the development agencies to discuss the way forward.He was told this can be done at an Economic Development Worskhop in the chamber later this month.However speaking to Donal Kavanagh in Lifford he says that is not good enough:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/08quinn.mp[/podcast] 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

People with contaminated water could be in line for reductions

first_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson It’s emerged tonight that people whose water is unfit for human consumption could be in line for reductions on their bills.Environment Minister Alan Kelly says the compensating measure is under consideration by the regulator.The Commission for Energy Regulation will announce next week the level of water charges.But for around 36,000 homes around the country where water is unfit for human consumption discounts on the supply charge will apply, though the waste water charge will not be reduced.Those with undrinkable water for up to three months would get a 50% discount on the supply charge, with a 100% reduction for those over three months.Although it is thought the compensation will NOT be in the form of cash payments, but could be a reduction in the timescale or a period of free service after the problem has been fixed.Minister Alan Kelly explained that most people who don’t have drinking water now, will not be paying a supply:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/08kell1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – September 18, 2014 Pinterest People with contaminated water could be in line for reductions Previous articleDonegal local election candidate to run for the SeanadNext article“The Finals” Countdown: Donegal at full strength for final News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

HSE spent 8.4 million euro treating preventable conditions in Donegal

first_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey HSE spent 8.4 million euro treating preventable conditions in Donegal WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleBuncrana decentralisation site cost 10% over estimateNext articleLetterkenny General staff asked to consider taking unpaid leave News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – September 15, 2010 Pinterest Facebook Google+ Google+ Facebook Pinterest Figures released showed that the HSE has spent 8.4 million euro in Donegal over the last four years on conditions associated with Diabetes which the Diabetes’s Action says are preventable.The group says there were 282 hospital admissions for diabetic foot disease in Donegal between 2005-2009, which Diabetes Actions says, would be 70% less with proper investment.They are calling on the HSE to create 20 podiatrist positions nationally to work with people with diabetes and provide a national screening programme.Dr. Ronan Canavan is a Consultant specialist in this area at St. Vincent’s Hospital – he says the relative small investment could save great hardship to patience and significant money:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ronrdiabetes.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

New Mayor highlights need to respect Bloody Sunday families

first_img New Mayor highlights need to respect Bloody Sunday families Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Newsx Advertscenter_img By News Highland – June 8, 2010 Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleDoherty claims government is blind to the extent of unemployment in DonegalNext articleGilmore presents upbeat analysis of Labour’s Donegal prospects News Highland The new mayor of Derry Cllr Colm Eastwood has called for the families of the Bloody Sunday victims to be given space when the Saville Enquiry’s report is published next week.Cllr Eastwood made his comments after his election was confirmed in the Guildhall last night.Referring to next week’s publication of the Saville report, he stressed that whatever about anything else, the 15th is a day for the families. He said they must be given the space and comfort they need to digest the report and to respond in whatever way they see fit.Cllr Eastwood said he formly believes that Derry will be crowned the UK City of Culture for 2013. He said he and the council will play their part to project to the world an image of a positive, vibrant, outward-looking city.He finished by describing Derry as a city getting off its knees, and looking to the future with positivity and confidence. WhatsApplast_img read more

Inishowen crash case put back until July – judge urges parties to ‘expedite matters’

first_imgNews Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleFinal route of “Wild Atlantic Way” unveiled by Tourism MinisterNext articleLiam Adams denies confessing in Donegal to abusing his daughter News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Facebook Inishowen crash case put back until July – judge urges parties to ‘expedite matters’center_img Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – April 23, 2013 Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Letterkenny Circuit Court has been told that the trial of a man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men in July 2010 is not ready to proceed.Shaun Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, is facing trial in relation to the fatal crash between Clonmany and Buncrana.Mr Kelly was in court today with his mother.RTE reports the Mr Kelly’s  barrister Peter Nolan said they were anxious that the case proceed, but said they had not received full disclosure of documents from the State and their engineers cannot proceed without them.Barrister Patricia McLaughlin said the State was making strenuous efforts to proceed with the case.Judge John O’Hagan said this was a case of grave concern to all involved, the accused and those who have been bereaved.He encouraged all parties involved to expedite matters and adjourned the case until July. WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more