Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market

first_img Although a study last fall showed the coronavirus pandemic hitting working women harder than their male counterparts—a “she-cession,” the phenomenon has been called—a newer report by Redfin shows single women purchased 9% more homes in the fourth quarter than a year ago, compared with a 4.5% increase for single men.Redfin’s researchers had previously reported that the pandemic-driven recession forced women out of the workforce at a greater rate than men,  especially women of color.“This is another illustration of America’s uneven financial recovery,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “While millions of women have lost their jobs during this recession, the impact has largely been on lower-income women. Meanwhile, most women who were able to afford homes before the pandemic are likely still able to afford homes, and low mortgage rates—especially at the end of 2020—have been incentivizing them to buy.”Women tend to buy less expensive homes than men. The typical home purchased by single women in Q4 sold for $294,000, up 15% year over year. Single men averaged $310,000, a 17% year over year increase. Couples paid an average of $430,000, which is a 15% uptick.For single women, the median monthly mortgage payment was $1,052 in the fourth quarter, compared with $1,125 for single men and $1,535 for couples.Boston tops the list of U.S. metropolitan areas in which home purchases by women are growing, reports Redfin’s Dana Anderson.In Boston, single women made up 25.4% of home purchases in the fourth quarter, compared with 23.3% for single men.A new homeowner in Los Angeles spoke with Redfin about her experience:“I was originally saving for a down payment with a goal of buying my own home in 2021, but interest rates dropped so much with the pandemic that I was able to buy a condo over the summer,” said Sarah Stecker, who bought a two-bedroom condo in Los Angeles in July. “The down payment was the biggest hurdle, but now my monthly mortgage, including HOA fees and property taxes, is just slightly more than I was paying in rent on an apartment in the same neighborhood, and my condo is twice the size. Now, instead of paying my landlord’s mortgage, I’m building equity for my own bank account. I hope to eventually use some of the equity to buy a bigger home for myself and hold onto the condo as a rental property.”The entire report, along with the methodology and a breakdown by metro area is available at Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2021-03-03 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks Next: Metros With the Highest Credit Scores Sign up for DS News Daily March 3, 2021 10,812 Views last_img read more

Pool – Shuttle Bus Driver/Transit Service Operator (Hourly / Casual)

first_imgPosition Summary Under the direction of the Parking & Transportation Manager,provides safe, reliable, courteous, and efficient bustransportation service to all members of the PCC community.Monitors traffic for road safety while being aware of the overallenvironment on the shuttle bus. Work requires daily interactionwith the public in a variety of situations. May functionindependently with minimal direct supervision while out onroute.This Hourly Hiring Pool represents non-benefitted job openings thatmay become available in the future. There is no guarantee ofinterview or employment from this recruitment. Jobs may be locatedin any of several campuses and centers throughout the PCC district.Hours and schedules vary.Compensation category:Service – Casual Employment. Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaininga diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, makingdecisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or anyother protected class.Portland Community College will hire only United Statescitizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work inthe United States. All new employees will be required to completethe designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9form. Requisition IDreq14 Employment TypeCasual Employee Pool – Shuttle Bus Driver/Transit Service Operator (Hourly /Casual) Basic Qualifications involve the ability to perform the duties atLevel II:Level II – Duties involve labor that may require specializedtraining or licenses. Work is done under general supervision andmay require incumbent to draw on experience and use ofjudgment.- Must possess and maintain a valid “Class B” Commercial Driver’slicense for operation of motor vehicle and have an acceptabledriving record including five years of accident free driving, withno recent moving violations.- Must possess passenger and air brake endorsements.- Must be able to pass a personal and criminal history backgroundcheck.- Must pass a physical examination and submit to periodic drugtesting. Physical RequirementsMust be able to operate a motor vehicle sitting for longperiods of time; safely assist people using personal mobilitydevices on and off the bus and work in all types of weather. Basic Qualifications Veterans: DD214Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Departmentof VA Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans’Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifyingveterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.You will be given instructions during the application processto claim Veterans’ Preference in the recruitment of this position,and to provide the documents required for verification ofeligibility. Please do not send your documentation to thehiring manager directly.For verification of eligibility, please submit the followingdocumentation:last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Syria question

first_img Loading … Should Congress adopt President Obama’s request for military intervention in Syria? Yes. No. Obama should act on his own, regardless what Congress thinks. I’m still undecided. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 362 weeks ago We humans are the ones who created the term humane. We have all kinds of conscious feelings and emotions. Although what I have previously said is true there is still a concept called the theory of natural selection. We have been trying to alter science, destiny and overall control the world at the cost of our soldiers lives and our tax money. Enough is enough. We need to worry about our own children and our own citizens because after all that is what defending our freedom is about. We have no business going to Syria. If we do it is inevitable for some of our soldiers to die. What is the point? Report Reply 0 replies · active 362 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down OBAMAGOTTAGO · 362 weeks ago If Obama goes at it with Syria he should be IMPEACHED. Report Reply 0 replies · active 362 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Roy Rogers · 362 weeks ago Let’s see since 1945: Korea, Vietnam, Dominon Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Libya, Somalia, Lebanon, Iraq, Afganistan, Grenada, Cambodia, Laos, probably missed one or two others, but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! No more bullying the world, let’s take care of our country and people. Report Reply 0 replies · active 362 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Birdfan · 362 weeks ago Exactly why and to what effect? Obama says its not for regime change, but all agree killing will continue until Assad is out of office. It’s not for national interest, heck can’t even use the ” it’s only for the oil ” excuse. It’s not for humanitarian reasons see 1st line. The only reason to go in is to get Assad out of office and he should be. We will not be able to control who gets the leftover chemical weapons by launching a few missiles and whoever it is will not be our friend. And Obama still is having a hisses fit saying that’s the only reason Bush went into Iraq was to get Hussain out. If that’s good enough reason then he should first have all his current and former cabinet apologize for their past statements then apologize himself. At that point he could then ask congress for permission on the grounds Assad should be out of office. Report Reply 0 replies · active 362 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 10, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Much colder air settles over the state today and we are in for 3 days of back to back to back colder than normal temps. The coldest days will be today and tomorrow as a large part of the state struggles to break out of the mid 2os. Southern Ohio likely makes a run into the lower 30s, but generally the theme of the next few days is significantly colder. There still is a threat of some lake effect snows in far NE Ohio tomorrow, but otherwise, precipitation is not going to be a big concern. Overnight lows the next couple of nights will be in the teens and low 20s, meaning that we see a pretty homogeneous air mass in here that does not warm much during the day, or fall off much at night. Our temperature ranges will be pretty tight. Daytime highs do turn out to be not as cold for Thursday.The pattern starts to turn a little more active as we finish the week and go through early next week. For Friday we see clouds and some sunshine, but also have to allow for some afternoon and evening precipitation crossing the state into Saturday. This is the first of 3 waves that cross Ohio between Friday and next Tuesday. That first wave brings liquid equivalent precipitation totals of .25″-.5″ with 70% coverage. Precipitation type can be rain and snow, with better rain chances central and south, snow potential over the northern third. After a quick break for Saturday midday and afternoon, moisture is back with wave number 2 overnight Saturday night through Sunday. This batch looks to be mostly snow, but with liquid equivalent moisture totals at only a tenth to four tenths, the action looks pretty light. Still, we cant keep the forecast dry, even though it wont be a big event.Mostly sunny skies develop or Monday, but it will be a brief stay for the sun. Clouds are back Tuesday and our third wave for the cycle comes through the state. Ohio can pick up anywhere from a few hundredths to .3″ of moisture, and again, there is potential for either rain or snow at this point. We do start to move to a drier pattern behind that event, with partly sunny skies next Wednesday and fully sunny skies for Thursday. Next Thursday also looks much, much warmer, with above normal temps. However, usually when we see that kind of warming at this time of year, it is thanks to strong south flow ahead of a potentially impressive front. WE think that is the case here and look for another strong system to arrive closer to the end of next week or the weekend, bringing rain and snow to Ohio.  Precipitation totals for the next 10 days (in liquid equivalent) are shown on the map at right. These totals come predominately from a 5 day period that stretches from Friday through next Tuesday.last_img read more

Concussion- what to ask your doctor- adult

first_imgDefinitionYou have had a concussion. This isa mild brain injury. It can affect how your brain works for a while.Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your concussion.Alternate NamesWhat to ask your doctor about concussion – adult; Brain injury – mild – what to ask your doctor – adultQuestionsWhat types of symptoms or problems will I have?Will I have problems thinking or remembering?Will I have a headache?How long will the symptoms last?Will all the symptoms and problems go away?Does someone need to stay with me?For how long?Is it okay for me to go to sleep?If I go to sleep, does someone need to wake me up and check on me?What type of activity can I do?Do I need to stay in bed or lie down?Can I do housework? How about yard work?When can I begin to exercise? When can I start contact sports, such as football or soccer? When can I begin skiing or snowboarding?When can I go back to work?What should I tell my boss about my concussion?Can I work a full day?Will I need to rest during the day?Whatmedications can I use for any pain or headache? Can I use aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or other similar medications?Is it okay to eat? Will I feel sick to my stomach?advertisementWhen can I drink any alcohol?Do I need a follow-up appointment?When should I call the doctor?Review Date:11/6/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more