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How to Dominate the Scrabble Game and Impress Your Opponent(s)

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Allen BrownAlthough Scrabble is a fun and simple game, it requires focus, attention to detail, and strategy. It’s not about forming just any words with the tiles you get; it is about seizing every opportunity to come up with the highest-scoring words. Scrabble players don’t see it as a mere board game; it is more of a mathematical challenge with statistical probabilities. To master this game, you must have a thorough understanding of the whole board along with your tiles. Your goal is not only forming winning words, but it is also fixated on blocking your opponent’s moves. If your ambition is to dominate this game, take a closer look at the awesome strategies below.Add Prefixes and SuffixesYou can easily earn points by adding a prefix or a suffix to an already existing word without forming a new one. Familiarize yourself with words that can have prefixes and suffixes to piggyback your opponent’s score and boost yours. For example, if the other player formed the word “jump,” adding “er” transforms it to “jumper.” You will rack up the points in your favor using this strategy. When you don’t have other moves, add endings like “ly, and ed” or beginnings like “un, dis, and re.”Use Two-Letter WordsYou want to seize every opportunity to form as many words as you can with only seven tiles, so the best thing to do is to go for two-letter words to increase your score. When used correctly, small words will earn you a lot of points. You can create words from letters you never expect to be put together. Did you know that “ax, ex, ef, and fa” are actual words that can maximize your score? Memorize a few two-letter words to help you in your game using a Scrabble dictionary or an online word finder.Don’t Underestimate the “S”Letter “s” is so powerful. That’s why there are only four “s” tiles in the game, so you want to be careful when to use them. Make sure you use the “s” tile wisely to earn the highest score. The best way to play the “s” is to build it off another word in the same turn and gain points from both words. Add the “s” to your opponent’s word and form a hook. It will gain you points from not only your new word but also the other player’s word as well.Search for HooksIt is not necessary to have the “s” tile to create a hook. It can be formed by adding a letter to an existing word to transform its meaning entirely. When your opponent forms the word “host,” add the letter “g” to make it “ghost.” You can also turn “deal” into “ideal” by adding the letter “i.” Keeping an eye on words like these, will easily boost your score and win the game. A pro tip that will make you earn lots of points is using letters like “q, z, and j” sooner than later as each letter gets you 10 points.Find a BingoForm a seven-letter word using all your tiles to get a bingo and earn 50 points. Even if you never won spelling-bee competitions at school, you can still be a Scrabble champ. Pay close attention to the tiles you have and familiarize yourself with the Scrabble dictionary to use all your seven tiles in one turn. Bingos are considered a shortcut to winning a Scrabble match, yet they cannot be relied upon as it depends on having the right combination of letters. With a couple of bingos, you can easily slaughter your opponent’s score and quickly win the match.Focus on The Hot SpotsPlaying on the bonus squares is one of the most guaranteed ways to dominate the game. You need to have a thorough look at the board before laying a single tile to identify the bonus areas. Make a few defensive moves and ensure that you don’t expose triple-letter or double-word squares to your opponent. When you have a word that hits on two double-word tiles, you get four times the score instead of just double. How cool is that?!Scrabble will remain a classic favorite that requires knowledge, vocabulary, and strategy to master. When you work on improving your skills, the game becomes more enjoyable and fun. Keep all these tips in mind and remember to learn new words every day from the Scrabble dictionary to expand your vocabulary and up your game. Make sure you nail the tricks above and your opponents won’t know what hit them on your next Scrabble game! June 5, 2021 at 2:09 pm Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jkell LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! The points for those letters are almost all wrong… Maybe writing articles requires a little attention to detail too Reply TAGSBoard GameGameOpponentPointsScrabbleStrategytips Previous articleHow to Choose the Right CigarNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

House and Pavilion in Valencia / Juan Marco Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954270/house-and-pavilion-in-valencia-juan-marco-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Diego Opazo+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share Quantity Surveyor:Benjamín CaballerInstallations:Ingenet S.L.Gardening And Landscaping:Beatriz EstebanCity:ValenciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. This house is located in the Horta Sud region, which is close to the city of Valencia and enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Diego OpazoIn the process of urban expansion, the small-area townhouses have been formed in recent years and are still developing. The program requirements are organized in a compact way and towards the street, which is to generate as much exterior space as possible and provide the best orientation at the same time of protecting as much privacy desired by future users. The main body is recessed to receive the maximum light on a narrow plot; where depth will affect the lighting and ventilation.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe house is accessed by ascending an external pedestrian ramp, while the other side extends down to the basement. As a solution, the first floor, where the living room and kitchen are located, is separated from the party wall and integrated with light and breeze from the east. The living room is twice as tall as the glazing of the solarium which allows it to receive more light and is related to the rear terrace and garden.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoSave this picture!© Diego OpazoThe upper body contains the most private areas. The bedroom faces the facade of the Carrer de la Llibertat in the north, with a fully glazed enclosure which is protected by a device of prefabricated pieces of brise-soleil. Between this structure and the glass enclosures, there is a small garden, which creates a more abstract image of the house, leaving the evidence of habitability in the background and behind the vegetation.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoSave this picture!© Diego OpazoThe arrangement of the other rooms, which are antechambers to the bedroom, are more flexible and they are connected to the staircase, the terraces, and the garden.Save this picture!Model 01This organization of the program integrates the specific and qualifying spaces with those spaces that work de-programmatically (opening up possibilities, either as filters or as intermediate spaces). Some of the intricacies in the longitudinal section, as well as the site’s occupation strategy, will contribute to the construction of a bright, wide homescape that is accompanied by nature.Complicity between users and a concept of habitability.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoSave this picture!© Diego OpazoProject gallerySee allShow lessB Bar & Lounge / Wynk CollaborativeSelected ProjectsFortaleza Subway Extension / Fernandes Arquitetos AssociadosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Valencia, Spain Architects: Juan Marco Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project House and Pavilion in Valencia / Juan Marco Arquitectos Photographs:  Diego Opazo Spain Projects House and Pavilion in Valencia / Juan Marco ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse and Pavilion in Valencia / Juan Marco Arquitectos Area:  2798 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Houses Photographs “COPY” Lead Architects: Year:  Guillermo Gómez, Sheila Pérez, Rubén Ortega ArchDaily 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954270/house-and-pavilion-in-valencia-juan-marco-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJuan Marco ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValenciaOn FacebookSpainPublished on January 05, 2021Cite: “House and Pavilion in Valencia / Juan Marco Arquitectos” [Casa y pabellón / Juan Marco Arquitectos] 05 Jan 2021. 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Barnardo’s to use Email Reaction for personalised email campaigns

first_imgBryan Black, managing director of Email Reaction, said: “With each communication, Barnardo’s will enrich its data set, helping to accurately profile its database and send highly personalised content, improving their supporters’ experience with the charity.”  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 2 November 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Children’s charity Barnardo’s has appointed email marketing specialists Email Reaction to provide an email marketing system for managing personalised email campaigns to supporters.Barnardo’s will use the agency to manage the bulk email process, from management of the database, through technical creation of the message, distribution and tracking of the recipient’s response.Rachel Nicholls, new media officer at Barnardo’s, said: “We chose Email Reaction after being particularly impressed by its instant reporting and analysis capabilities. Email Reaction’s hosted service and web interface is easy to use and allows our teams up and down the country to haveinstant access to campaigns and data.” Advertisement Barnardo’s to use Email Reaction for personalised email campaigns AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) Detected in Sierra Madre

first_img Community News 121 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment City staff has been alerted to a number of new tree wounds in public trees in the downtown and Canyon areas. Investigations and consultations with local arborists have concluded that the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) has very likely found a host in the trees on the eastern side of Mary’s Market Parking Lot, and could very possibly be existing in a number of private trees in the area. The downtown trees, however, do not appear to have been infected by the pest at this time, and will continue to be closely monitored. Staff is arranging to conduct laboratory testing on various samples to further confirm the borer and test for its associated and destructive fungus.The PSHB beetle and its associated fungus is a very destructive pest that has recently been found in parts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It is also a very unique pest in the variety of tree species that have been shown to be hosts. At this time, known hosts include Sycamore (detected in Sierra Madre), Box Elder, Castor Bean, Avocado, Black Locust, English Oak, Liquidamber, Coast Live Oak, Persimmon, California Bay Laurel, Mimosa, Goldenrain, White Alder, Big Leaf Maple, Olive, and Wistaria Vine.There are no known treatments for infected trees at this time. Staff is in contact with a number of agencies that are conducting experimental treatments. Containment of the infestation is the priority right now.Species show various signs of the PSHB; in general look for a newer wound and look for a very small hole that would indicate boring activity. In most cases loose bark can be removed to locate the small hole. Avoid movement of any infested wood out of the area. It is very important to purchase firewood where you intend to burn it. Dead infested wood should be chipped and tarped for no less than 1 week before movement. Tree trimming and landscaping equipment should be sterilized after each location with 25% household bleach or 70% ethyl alcohol.Additional information will be provided as often as possible, including possible treatment and containment recommendations as well as locations of infestations.For additional information contact the City of Sierra Madre Public Works Department at (626) 355-7135. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week In the Garden Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) Detected in Sierra Madre From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 11:33 am Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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

Online public consultation opens for west Donegal windfarm

first_imgHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter An online public consultation has opened for Cronalaght Windfarm Limited.The company is planning to repower the Wind Farm in Gweedore.There are currently 13 turbines on the Cronalaght Mountain, the original 8 in operation from 1997 to 2000 and 5 large turbines installed in 2019.The repowering will involve replacing the original 8 turbines, with 3 larger modern turbines increasing the capacity from 5 megawatts to up to 18 megawatts for Cronalaght 1 Wind Farm Repowering.This would result in a total of 8 turbines at Cronalaght overall.As part of the process, Cronalaght Windfarm Ltd are hosting an online Public Information event from today until 9th April.Project information will be available on the website, with an opportunity for feedback to be sent to the Developer via a dedicated form.The Project Information and feedback form is available at www.cronalaght-1-repowering.com Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – March 18, 2021 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Previous articleJim McGuinness launches Naomh Chonaill Centenary DrawNext articleTony McNamee feels this is a strong Harps squad News Highland Online public consultation opens for west Donegal windfarm Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Google+last_img read more

Adam Toledo police shooting: Chicago releases body cam footage of 13-year-old’s death

first_imgChicago Police Dept. (CHICAGO) — Body camera footage of the fatal Chicago police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo was released Thursday by the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability.The March 29 footage shows an unidentified officer chasing Toledo down a street. The officer yells, “Police! Stop. Stop right f—ing now. Hands — show me your f—ing hands now. Drop it!” As the officer tells Toledo to “drop it” again, Toledo puts both of his hands up, and the officer shoots the teen in the chest.Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy initially claimed that Toledo had a gun in his hands, but Cook County State’s Attorney spokesperson Sarah Sinovic later told ABC News that Murphy “failed to fully inform himself before speaking in court” and that “the video speaks for itself.”“When Adam was told the directive by that officer — ‘Hands, show me your hands’ — Adam surrendered, obeyed the directive, turned to the officer with his hands in the air, empty at the time that he was shot,” Adeena Weiss-Ortiz, the family’s attorney, told ABC News in an interview Thursday evening.“Officers cannot point the gun and kill a child who is unarmed and surrenders to that officer,” she added.Earlier at a Thursday press conference about the body camera footage, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot would not say whether Toledo had a gun in his hand, but she did confirm that Toledo did not shoot at any of the officers.Police were dispatched just before 3 a.m. after the department’s ShotSpotter detected gunshots on the city’s West Side in the early hours of the morning. A ShotSpotter is a gun detection system with sensors that can identify and alert officials of potential gunshots.Police then encountered two male subjects: Toledo and a 21-year-old man, Ruben Roman. When the two ran, officers pursued them.Roman was arrested on felony charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and child endangerment.Lightfoot gave a press conference to send condolences to Toledo’s family and promise a change in Chicago policing.“We can’t afford to lose more lives. As mayor, I know that we must do more to help children like Adam before they end up in encounters like this one,” Lightfoot said.She added that she will seek to reform the current police policy on foot pursuits, but did not specify what policy.“Foot pursuits put everyone involved at risk: officers, the person being pursued and bystanders. We have to do better,” Lightfoot said.COPA agreed to hold the release of the video at the request of Toledo’s family, who saw the footage on Tuesday. A statement from the law firm representing the family said the “experience was extremely difficult and heartbreaking for everyone present and especially for Adam’s family.”“As you can imagine, it was extremely difficult for them to view the final moments of their son’s passing at the hands of this officer,” Weiss-Ortiz told ABC News.“When the point in the video came, when the officer shot Adam, mom gasped,” she continued. “She began breaking down, crying, as well as the father, began breaking down, crying, and the eldest son was consoling his father and the eldest daughter was consoling her mother. I think more tragic was watching the life slowly leave Adam’s body during the efforts to revive.”City policy requires that body cam footage be released within 60 days of an incident. COPA also released third-party video of the incident, ShotSpotter recordings, Office of Emergency Management and Communications transmissions, as well as use-of-force and arrest reports.The Toledo family’s lawyers said they are conducting an investigation of their own into his death.“We are continuing to conduct our own investigation as we seek justice for Adam and his family,” the lawyers said in a statement. “We are meeting with representatives of the city of Chicago and will have no further comment on the facts in the case at this time.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Flylogix lands strategic partnership with SeekOps

first_imgThe partnership will accelerate Flylogix’s transformation of remote operations and stand-off sensing, already working with companies including BP, Total and Chrysaor Flylogix lands strategic partnership with SeekOps. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) Flylogix, the full-service unmanned aviation company, has entered into a strategic partnership with SeekOps Inc. for offshore remote methane sensing and data interpretation in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).The partnership with SeekOps, which manufactures gas detection sensors to localize and quantify emissions – will enable offshore beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) emissions measurement surveys to be conducted safely and cost-effectively. This specific application comes at a time when energy companies are increasingly looking to monitor, assess and reduce emissions to meet regulatory requirements and pursue net-zero.The partnership will accelerate Flylogix’s transformation of remote operations and stand-off sensing, already working with companies including BP, Total and Chrysaor.Offshore methane emission measurement is extremely challenging, especially in environments such as the North Sea. Flylogix’s and SeekOps are developing a unique approach which is transforming how it is tackled. Their pioneering use of unmanned aircraft and integrated sensors allows them to fly routinely and deliver an efficient and cost-effective solution with minimal risk and extremely low environmental impact. The enabling technology is the SeekIR gas sensor, manufactured by SeekOps, which provides ultra-sensitive emissions measurements in a custom payload for the Flylogix Fixed-wing aircraft. SeekOps’ data analytics ultimately deliver reliable measurements of emissions from offshore installations.Recent industry testing proved SeekOps’ methane sensing technology to enable the detection of extremely low emission rates. Flylogix have successfully integrated their sensor into its FX2 unmanned aircraft, and alongside its in-house developed software, AI and SatComms it delivers a unique solution to remote, stand-off emissions monitoring.The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is backing the development of this new technology and aligning techniques with the broader UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) community.Charles Tavner, Executive Chairman at Flylogix, said:“This partnership between Flylogix and SeekOps is fantastic news as we continue to pioneer the use of full-service, over-horizon unmanned aviation in support of the energy industry.“Integrating SeekOps’ world class methane sensor with our UAVs offers energy companies the opportunity to transform how they conduct emissions monitoring in remote locations and realise significant benefits to cost, safety and the environment.”SeekOps Senior Vice President, Andrew Aubrey, said:“We recognize the position that Flylogix has secured as a leader in Beyond Visual Line of Sight flight operations offshore in the United Kingdom. SeekOps is excited to expand our applications in partnership with Flylogix to satisfy the needs for offshore emissions measurement using our ultra-sensitive gas sensors and actionable analytics.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Pensioner property wealth hits record high

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Pensioner property wealth hits record high previous nextHousing MarketPensioner property wealth hits record highNew figures show that over-65 homeowners now own property wealth of £861 billion.PROPERTYdrum31st March 20150497 Views Retired homeowners in the UK now collectively own property worth £861 billion with their total property wealth increasing by more than £33 billion in the past six months, the equivalent of around £1,200 a month each.New research from over 55s financial specialist Key Retirement Solutions says that their total property wealth is now at its highest level since the firm started monitoring the housing wealth of the over 65s five years ago, with pensioners who own their homes outright having earned an average of £7,117 each from their homes in the past six months.Since Key started monitoring the housing wealth of the over-65s, in January 2010, total pensioner property wealth has increased by £81.27 billion – the equivalent of £17,323 each.Its Pensioner Property Equity Index shows over-65 homeowners now own property wealth of £861.188 billion outright as a result of higher property prices across most parts of the UK.Retired homeowners in London saw the biggest gains, at an average of over £20,675 each in the past six months, while homeowners in the South East are more than £14,123 better off and pensioners in East Anglia are £13,105 better off.Only retired homeowners in the North East saw a fall in housing wealth with average losses of £581 in the six months.Key’s figures show almost a fifth of all pensioner property equity is owned by over-65s in London with total wealth of £167.731 billion. Nearly two thirds of pensioner property wealth is concentrated in London, the South East, the South West and East Anglia.“Retired homeowners have huge assets in their houses with total property wealth hitting an all-time high of £861 billion,” said Dean Mirfin (left) of Key Retirement. “In the past five years they’ve made an average of more than £17,000 each from their homes.”The table below shows the 11 areas of Great Britain monitored by Key’s index with 10 recording gains.  RegionAverage change in value of home equity for homeowners aged 65+ (between August index and February index) Combined change in value of home equity for homeowners aged 65+ (between August and February index)  London increase of £20,675 +£7.567 billion South East increase of £14,123 +£9.264 billion South west increase of £6,152 +£3.854 billion North west increase of £3,956 +£2.654 billion East Anglia increase of £13,105 +£6.185 billion East Midlands increase of £3,954 +£1.704 billion West Midlands increase of £2,139 +£766.167 million Scotland increase of £3,075 +£867.15 million Yorks/Humbs increase of £709 +£204.671 million Wales increase of £1,823 +£482.365 million North East £581 decrease -£159.77 million Great Britain +£7,117 +£33.392 billionThe table below shows over-65 homeowners in the North West are most likely to own their home outright – Key’s analysis shows 671,000 own their homes without mortgages compared with 656,000 in the South East.Region Estimated property equity in homes owned outright by people aged 65+ (February 2015)Estimated percentage of total value of property equity belonging to people aged 65+ (February 2015) Number of households in the region owned outright by people aged 65+  London £167.731 billion 19.48% 366,000 South East £158.904 billion 18.45% 656,000 South West £117.194 billion 13.61% 626,600 East £94.836 billion 11.01% 472,000 North West £76.400 billion 8.87% 671,100 East Midlands £57.342 billion 6.66% 431,200 West Midlands £49.232 billion 5.72% 358,400 Scotland £46.585 billion 5.41% 282,000 Yorks/Humbs £34.461 billion 4% 288,600 Wales £31.556 billion 3.66% 264,600 North East £26.942 billion 3.13% 275,000 GREAT BRITAIN £861.188 billion 4,691,500 retirement homes pensioner property wealth over-65s over-65 homeowners March 31, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

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