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Homeowners Content With Pandemic Purchases

first_img About Author: Eric C. Peck The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago 4 days ago 321 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, Newscenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Importance of Assessing Weather-Related Risk Next: Widespread Desire to Relocate Could be Waning Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Homeowners Content With Pandemic Purchases Subscribe Homeowners Content With Pandemic Purchases Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago According to a new Realtor.com survey, nearly three-quarters of people who bought homes during the pandemic are content with their purchase, with many stating they should have made the move sooner.Among the 1,000 surveyed who made a home purchase over the past 12 months during the pandemic, 71% felt buying was a good decision, and 75% said their new home meets their needs.”Most of us spent more time at home during the pandemic than ever before, so it’s no surprise that it changed what many people want from their homes and neighborhoods, and created a greater sense of urgency to find a home that satisfied those needs,” said George Ratiu, Senior Economist for Realtor.com. “With the number of available homes for sale in short supply, buyers didn’t have many choices over the past year, or a lot of time to consider their options in a very competitive market. However, as our survey shows, pandemic buyers generally feel good about the choices they made, and while the homebuying process itself is stressful, new homeowners feel their new homes meet their needs and do not regret the choices they made.”With the increase in remote work opportunities over the past year, more home seekers looked to expand their living space to accommodate their new work situation and their children’s remote schooling needs. More than half (55%) of those surveyed found a new home that is exactly what they need for working or schooling from home.When asked how they felt about their new surroundings, more than 70% of new homeowners were “happy,” while 45% of new homeowners wish they had moved sooner, and only 19% say they should have waited.The survey found that three-quarters of those surveyed were planning to buy prior to the onset of COVID, while the remaining 25% decided to purchase because of the pandemic.“With pandemic buyers in many regions having to do more of their home search virtually and the need to make quick decisions, buyer’s remorse could have been a common outcome,” said the study.Less than one-third of respondents said they wished they’d spent more time on their home search before buying, and nearly half (48%) did not feel rushed or pressured into making a homebuying decision. They also didn’t feel as if they overpaid, with 61% of those surveyed reporting that the purchase price of their new home was either at or under their original budget.”Buying a home is the biggest financial decision most people make and, while there’s pressure to move more quickly, especially today, it’s not a decision you want to make lightly,” said Lexie Holbert, home and living expert at Realtor.com.Click here for more on Realtor.com’s “Pandemic Homebuyers Are Happy With Their Homes.” George Ratiu Lexie Holbert pandemic Realtor.com short supply 2021-05-26 Eric C. Peck Tagged with: George Ratiu Lexie Holbert pandemic Realtor.com short supplylast_img read more

Vinkovci Autumns have proudly preserved and nurtured Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 54 years

first_imgVinkovci Autumns are a stage of original traditional Croatian folklore, where about 8000 participants will perform. The theme of this year’s Vinkovci Autumns is “Three Dear Words to Us”, referring to Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. Pride and pride of Slavonia Children’s Vinkovci Autumn is a guarantee of the survival of the event, as well as traditional culture and heritage. From an early age, children live, appreciate and respect the tradition of their parents, grandparents, and thus lay the foundations for the survival of the entire event in the future. A link that is extremely important. This year, 14 children will perform at the Children’s Vinkovci Autumns (September 15 and 3.000) “shocks and shocks ”, with over 60 children’s folklore groups. The Vinkovci Autumn event has been successfully preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 54 years, and this year, from 13 to 22 September, they bring the best display of Slavonian tradition that they keep from oblivion. This prestigious and well-known folklore, tourist, economic and cultural event in the town on Bosut attracts about 100 thousand visitors. In order to show what they have learned and practiced during the year, and how worthy heirs of older guardians of traditional heritage, young folklorists from all counties of Croatia, but also the diaspora, come to Vinkovci Autumn where two days are dedicated only to them. Small Vinkovci Autumns, as this two-day event of small folklorists is called, are held on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, and are the largest such event and are similar to those “big” Vinkovci Autumns because children’s folklore groups perform at stage in the Main Tent, and like the older folklorists, all participants dressed in festive folk costumes of their place will parade on Sunday morning through the streets of Vinkovci – everything is like in the “big” parade except that there are small folklorists, small folk costumes, small horsemen and carriages, little majorettes, little daughters-in-law who poke as well as the older ones and the little Shocks with a dandy crooked shocking cap who look up to their grandparents. Since 1970 as part of the event Vinkovci Autumn, small folklorists also have their place, who in cultural and artistic societies, learning from the elderly, nurture and preserve from oblivion, most often, the very rich heritage of their place.center_img Children’s Vinkovci Autumns as a guarantee of the survival of the event Photo: Vinkovci Autumns The most spectacular event will follow on the last day when 75 KUDs and folklore groups from the country and the diaspora, 30 horse-drawn carriages and about 50 riders, or almost 4500 participants in the parade, will pass through the city streets in a ceremonial parade of participants and a horse-drawn carriage show. Find out more about Vinkovci Autumns HERE In addition to the rich traditional and cultural program that is the backbone of this event, there is a rich gastronomic program: from a rich gastronomic offer of Slavonian specialties, souvenirs, various accompanying program, wine town, craft beer festival, conferences to various concerts every day. last_img read more

Palace assures Congress: Rody won’t abuse special powers to fight COVID-19

first_img Both chambers of Congress have received a draft bill from Malacañang on Sunday seeking to allow Duterte to lead COVID-19 responses through certain special powers while the Philippines is under a state of calamity. “Our legislators would note that the powers we have requested today have their own expiry date as they will last only as long as the COVID-19 crisis would last and Congress itself will be able to closely monitor the actions of the Executive through the oversight committee to be created by the proposed law,” he added. Medialdea also said that the Congress must take cue from the martial law declaration in Mindanao by Duterte before where the administration did not do away with democracy in the south, after fighters from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups laid siege to Marawi in 2017. The House version of the measure seeks to declare a national emergency arising from the COVID-19 crisis, and authorizes the President to exercise powers necessary to carry out the declared national policy on the issue. “When this administration declared martial law in Mindanao, there were similar speculations that we were about to do away with our democratic institutions but martial law in Mindanao came and went peacefully without the abuse prevalent in martial law,” Medialdea said. The Duterte administration will not abuse the additional powers sought from Congress to curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. PCOO “The intent of the proposal was simply to grant to government a standby power–a power which we do not consider necessary to be exercised at all times,” Medialdea said.center_img Among the controversial provisions of the measure is the proposal to allow the Chief Executive to take over businesses, hospitals, and public utilities to maximize necessary resources, but Medialdea clarified this as a “standby power.” MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will not abuse the additional powers sought from Congress to curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. “We assure Congress and our countrymen that this administration has no intent to abuse the powers we are asking of you today,” said Medialdea. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea made the assurance on Monday when he addressed the House Committee of the Whole during the deliberation of the lower chamber on House Bill 6616. The Philippines now has total number to 396 confirmed cases, with 33 deaths and 18 recovered patients./PNlast_img read more