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? 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 Subscribe
In October 2018, the senator unveiledthe architectural design of the two-structure green building. The site of the two projects, locatedin the southern part of the city, is part of the 8.8-hectare property donatedby the Yanson family to the city government. The two structures will include amultipurpose museum and an 800-seater amphitheater. Zubiri has tapped architect LeoniloRamon Lichauco of the Manila-based LG+V Architect/Planners to design what heconsidered as a “legacy project.” The facade of the P163-million Bacolod museum-auditorium. The two-structure green building will rise alongside the MassKara coliseum on a donated property in the southern part of the city. DESIGN PERSPECTIVE COURTESY OF LG+V ARCHITECT/PLANNERS “It’s air-conditioned and will seatmore or less 10,000 people,” he added. The project has been granted with anEnvironmental Compliance Certificate by the Department of Environment andNatural Resources-Environment Management Bureau. Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced thedevelopment before thousands of Bacolodnons who flocked to the GovernmentCenter grounds to welcome the New Year. “In the coming weeks, at the mostwithin the first quarter, we will start the construction of the P163-millionBacolod museum through the efforts of Sen. (Juan Miguel) Zubiri,” he said. The coliseum is among the fourbig-ticket projects being funded by the city government’s P1.7-billion loanfrom the Development Bank of the Philippines. Leonardia said the city will also seethe construction of the P800-million Bacolod MassKara Coliseum in the comingmonths. In January last year, the mayor signedthe two contracts of donation for the parcels of land that will not only be thesite of the museum and the coliseum, but also of the future southboundterminal.(With a report from PNA/PN) “I’m sure with our coliseum and museumalready there, in a new growth area, Bacolod will never be the same again,”Leonardia said. BACOLOD City – The construction of thecity’s museum-auditorium and multipurpose coliseum on a donated property inBarangay Tangub is set to start this year.
Ballintubber are Mayo champions for the third time, deposing Castlebar Mitchels with a 2-9 to 1-9 win. St. Brigid’s have won the Roscommon title with a 3-12 to 0-7 win over St. Faithleach’s.For a record eighth straight year, Portlaoise are Laois champions, having beaten Arles-Killeen 2-14 to 0-9Navan O’Mahoney’s have secured a 19th Meath football title with a narrow 2-11 to 2-9 win over Donaghmore/AshbourneSt. Gall’s dominance in Antrim continues, with a 1-11 to 0-10 victory over Cargin, sealing their eighth straight title. Slaughtneil have won the Derry football championship, beating Ballinderry 1-8 to 0-9. Kilmallock beat last year’s All Ireland semi finalists Na Piarsaigh 1-15 to 0-14 to claim an 11th Limerick hurling championship. Kilcormac-Killoughey are Offaly hurling champions for the third straight year following their 2-18 to 1-9 win over St. Rynagh’s.In the Wexford Hurling final it finished St. Anne’s 1-10 Shelmaliers 0-13 – a draw.Raharney claimed the Westmeath hurling title with a 2-12 to 1-9 win over Castlepollard at Cusack Park. St. Mullin’s were 0-9 to 0-7 winners over Naomh Eoin to claim the Carlow hurling title. Carrick are Leitrim champions following a 3-20 to 0-7 win over Gortletteragh. Monaghan’s Clontibret have beaten Kilcoo of Down in the Ulster Football championship first round, 1-9 to 0-11 the final score. Ballincollig are Cork football champions for the first time following their 1-13 to 1-10 win over Carberry Rangers at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. For the seventh time, The Nire are Waterford champions following a 0-11 to 0-6 win over Stradbally.
TV3’s Ciara Doherty form Donegal.Letterkenny’s well-known TV3 reporter, Ciara Doherty, will join her colleagues to help break a Guinness World Record today.Every day this year in Ireland at least two families lost their home and became homeless. To help combat the crisis, TV3 and Focus Ireland are teaming up for a major fundraising campaign to raise awareness and funds.TV3 presenters and well-known faces are getting behind the campaign in order to raise money and achieve a potential Guinness World Record! The campaign also encourages people to show their ‘Hand4Homelessness’ along with a text donation of €2 to Focus Ireland.Some of TV3’s most popular stars, including Xposè’s Glenda Gilson, Karen Koster, Peter O’Riordan, Lisa Cannon and the cast of TV3’s hit soap Red Rock, including Denise McCormack, Cathy Belton, David Crowley, Pandora McCormick, Valerie O’Connor, Adam Weafer, India Mullen, Jack Nolan, Darren Cahill, Roisin O’Donovan and Andrea Irvine will all be at Bank Of Ireland, College Green this Monday (21st December) to attempt to break a Guinness World Record and lend their support for TV3 and Focus Ireland’s ‘#Hand4Homelessness’ campaign.TV3 is also inviting the general public to take part in this major fundraising initiative, which will be broadcast on all TV3 live shows throughout the day, kicking off with Ireland AM and followed by Midday, The 12:30, The 5:30, Xposé and The Seven O’Clock Show. From 9.45am to 5.45pm on Monday, a giant mural will be erected outside the piazza in front of Bank of Ireland on College Green in Dublin.People are invited to come along and leave a handprint on the giant mural to show their hand of support for homelessness. If TV3 succeed in collecting over 3,000 handprints, it will mean a guaranteed €6,000 (€2 per handprint) in donations to Focus Ireland and a new Guinness World Record! An adjudicator from Guinness World Records UK will be present at the event. Other familiar faces who will be showing up to, quite literally, lend a hand at the initiative throughout the day include Irish rugby legend Shane Byrne, retired Irish footballer Paddy Mulligan, model Teodora Sutra, Cocoa Brown’s Marissa Carter, Ireland AM’s Ciara Doherty, Deric Hartigan and a host of Midday and Ireland AM contributors.Over an eight hour period TV3 will attempt to break the current Guinness Record of 3,000 hand prints on a canvas. The image that we will be recreating will be a familiar one to most of us, the Dublin Skyline. Artist Holly Keating is designing the picture.For those who can’t make it into College Green for the fundraising initiative, you can show your hand of support by taking a short video or picture showing your unique ‘Hand4Homelessness’ and texting “HAND” to 50300 to donate €2.Family homelessness is now at a crisis not seen in recent times in Ireland. More than 1500 children and their 800 families are currently homeless living in unsuitable emergency accommodation in B&B’s and hotel rooms, with whole families often confined to a single room without adequate cooking facilities or somewhere safe for children to play. Living in these circumstances puts a lot of stress on any family. Often it impacts on children the most. It can cause anxiety, health and nutrition problems. It also sees some children falling behind in school and makes it almost impossible for the wider family to continue as normal in daily life.Focus Ireland’s family team works to provide vital support for families and children who are homeless in these terrible situations, and this work helps up to 20 families who are homeless to secure a home each month and move on. However, at the same time 70 to 80 new families are still becoming homeless every month along with many single people and Focus Ireland need public support to make sure their services can meet this rising need. For more information on how you can take part simply log onto www.TV3.ie/hand4homelessness, or join the campaign socially by texting “HAND”, alongside a pic of you or someone you love showing your ‘hand of support’ to 50300. Each text will automatically donate €2 to Focus Ireland.*Remember to pass your nomination on to your friends and family to encourage them to also show their ‘Hand4Homelessness’ by taking a video or pic and texting “HAND” to 50300 to donate €2 to Focus Ireland.DONEGAL REPORTER TO TAKE PART IN TV3 WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Johannesburg, Monday 07 January 2019 – Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s improvement in the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom. In terms of economic freedom, the Heritage Foundation indicates that with a world rank of 77/180, South Africa is 4th in the African region. The country’s over-all economic freedom score improved with 0.7 on 2017.General Manager for Research for Brand South Africa, Dr Petrus de Kock said: “The index provides some insight into dimensions of the South African economic environment as the country continues to grapple with historical challenges, and the need to spur on entrepreneurship and innovation. Notable improvements for South Africa in 2018 include the improvement in the area of investment freedom, and judicial effectiveness. The latter is significant coming in a year where the administration of President Ramaphosa made investment a key focal area of its work.”South Africa’s improvement in the rankings comes as a result of advancements in the areas of property rights which is up from 67.6 in 2017 to 67.7 for 2018; judicial effectiveness increased from 59.7 in 2017 to 65.9; fiscal health sees an improvement of +4.6 from 70.7 in 2017; business freedom advanced by +3.1 points from 62.0 in 2017; labour freedom improved by +1.2 in 2018 from 58.9 in 2017; and investment freedom significantly improved by +10.0 from 40.0 in 2017. Notable is South Africa ranks higher than two European nations, being – Italy (79/180), and Greece (115/180).“We are pleased with the upward trend of the nation’s competitive performance, particularly since 2018 saw a declining global competiveness of the economy, and South Africa also slipped into a technical recession during the first half of the year which it moved out of after the economy saw a 2.2% rebound in the third quarter. It is therefore promising that South Africa, according to the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom, is ‘moderately free’ in terms of its economic activity. Economic freedom is about much more than a business environment where business flourishes, it has a far reaching impact on other aspects such as human development and the power of choice. Consequently, it remains imperative for South Africa to continue safeguarding openness to its market, government size and rule of law,” added Dr de Kock.On the global front based on the measurements of this index, the Heritage Foundation finds that the global average economic freedom score is 61.1, the highest score since inception of the index 24 years ago. At an aggregate level, of the 180 economies measured by the index in 2018 – 102 scored better, while the economic freedom scores of 75 got worse. In the case of South Africa it can be noted that the country is one of the 102 that improved its economic freedom score.Released on an annual basis by the Heritage Foundation, the Index of Economic Freedom provides insight into the extent to which governments enable an open and unrestricted economic environment for citizens and businesses to operate in.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.com