Foreclosure Filings Fall in May by 5%

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Foreclosure Filings Fall in May by 5% Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Auctions Foreclosure RealtyTrac REO 2014-06-10 Colin Robins June 10, 2014 1,209 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Filings Fall in May by 5% Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Auctions Foreclosure RealtyTrac REO Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News Subscribe Foreclosure filings were reported on roughly 110,000 U.S. properties in May, a 5 percent decrease from April, according to RealtyTrac’s latest U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. Foreclosure filings, which include default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions, were down 26 percent year-over-year in May to the lowest level since December 2006.The report found that one in every 1,199 U.S. housing units had a foreclosure filing during the month.However, individual states saw monthly increases despite the overall national decline. Statewide, 21 states posted monthly increases in overall activity, with 11 states posting annual increases in foreclosure activity.”It’s not surprising that some of the states with the longest foreclosure timelines are those with markets still dealing with increasing foreclosure activity even as the country as a whole continues to hit new lows,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac. “On the other hand, the increase in bank repossessions in some states with shorter foreclosure timelines like California and Oregon demonstrates there is still some pent-up foreclosure activity in those states as well.”Bank repossessions also fell in May, hitting the lowest level seen since July 2007—an 82-month low. Lenders repossessed 28,373 U.S. properties in May, down 6 percent month-over-month and down 27 percent yearly.REO’s increased from the previous month in 25 states, including New York (117 percent), New Jersey (96 percent), Connecticut (85 percent), Maryland (40 percent), and Oregon (29 percent).Auctions fell as well, with RealtyTrac reporting that foreclosure auctions were scheduled for 47,085 U.S. properties in May, down 4 percent from April and down 22 percent from May 2013. Foreclosure auctions were at their lowest level since December 2006—an 89-month low.Auctions had a similar trend as REO properties, increasing from the previous month in 27 states. Auctions saw the largest gains in Utah (199 percent), Oregon (157 percent), New Jersey (70 percent), and Massachusetts (43 percent).Foreclosure starts declined in May as well, down 10 percent from the previous month and down 32 percent year-over-year to the lowest level since December 2005—a 101-month low. Foreclosure starts increased in 17 states, including Massachusetts (178 percent), Indiana (67 percent), Delaware (26 percent), New Jersey (15 percent), and New York (14 percent). Previous: Survey: Consumers Expect Home Prices to Increase Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 6/10/2014 Colin Robins is the online editor for He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Justice Ramana Influencing AP Judiciary In Politically Sensitive Matters, Andhra CM Alleges In Complaint To CJI

first_imgTop StoriesJustice Ramana Influencing AP Judiciary In Politically Sensitive Matters, Andhra CM Alleges In Complaint To CJI LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Oct 2020 10:11 PMShare This – xThe State of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing an unprecedented constitutional crisis with the State Government openly declaring no-confidence in some of the High Court judges.Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has written a complaint to the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, alleging that some High Court judges are attempting to protect the interests of the major…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe State of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing an unprecedented constitutional crisis with the State Government openly declaring no-confidence in some of the High Court judges.Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has written a complaint to the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, alleging that some High Court judges are attempting to protect the interests of the major opposition party, Telugu Desom Party, in politically sensitive matters.Complaining that there was bias in the State Judiciary towards the TDP, the CM urged the CJI to take steps to ensure that the “State Judiciary’s neutrality is maintained”.This could probably be the first instance where a Chief Minister is openly complaining against judges of the higher judiciary.A striking feature of the complaint – details of which were revealed to the media in a presser by Ajaya Kellam, the advisor of the CM, on Saturday evening – is that it accuses senior Supreme Court judge, Justice N V Ramana, who is next in line to be the Chief Justice of India, of influencing the administration of justice in the High Court.The explosive complaint alleges that Justice Ramana has been influencing the sittings of the High Court including the roster of a few judges in matters that are important to the TDP.The Chief Minister narrated a series of cases in which the HC passed adverse orders against major decisions taken by his government, such as the move to enquire into corruption allegations behind major land deals during the TDP-regime, the three capital bills etc.The Chief Justice of High Court, J K Maheshwari, had recently passed a gag order against the media reporting on the FIR registered against a few prominent personalities alleging involvement in a land scam. The proceedings on the FIR registered by the State Anti-Corruption Bureau were also stayed. The HC has also stayed further proceedings on the report of the cabinet sub-committee which was constituted by the Jagan-government to inquire into various deals and policies of the previous government.Citing these orders, which were stated to be benefiting politicians belonging to TDP, the Andhra CM claimed that there was bias in the State Judiciary towards the TDP.After his government came into power in 2019, there was a trend of filing PILs questioning various government decisions, impleading the Chief Minister as a party respondent with the choicest of abuses, the CM alleged. He complained that most of the PILs were admitted by the High Court ignoring the threshold set by the judiciary on entertaining writ petitions on policy matters.”Since the new Government undertook the enquiry into the actions of Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu in his regime between 2014-2019, it is now clear, that Sri Justice N. V. Ramana, started influencing the course of administration of justice in the State, through the Chief Justice Sri Jitendra Kumar Maheswari”, Jagan Mohan Reddy alleged.The Chief Minister alleged that matters involving the interests of TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu were posted before a few judges – Justice A.V. Sesha Sai, Justice M. Satyanarayana Murthy, Justice D.V. S.S. Somayyajulu, Justice D. Ramesh.He said that Justice Ramana’s proximity to TDP was well-known and that he had served as legal advisor and Additional Advocate General in the past advising the government-run by TDP.”In my respectful view, the subject matter may be looked into by your esteemed goodselves to consider initiating such steps as may be considered fit and proper, to ensure that the State Judiciary’s neutrality is maintained. Further material if any, corroborative of the above contents and the enclosed annexures, shall be made available by me to your esteemed institution to substantiate the above”, the CM urged the CJI in the letter which enclosed with it the controversial orders passed by the HC, details of land holdings and assets of Justice Ramana etc.Jagan himself is facing 31 criminal cases, including 11 cases registered by the CBI and 7 cases registered by the Enforcement Directorate over allegations of corruption and amassing disproportionate wealth.A bench headed by Justice Ramana had recently passed directions urging High Courts to take steps to expedite the trial of criminal cases against MPs/MLAs. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Writes to Chief Justice SA Bobde alleging that Justice N. V. Ramana is trying to influence the course of administration of justice in the State— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 10, 2020 Next Storylast_img read more

Brazilian Air Force Conducts Unprecedented Irregular Warfare Training Exercise

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo June 22, 2018 The irregular warfare exercise consisted of fighting against insurgent groups, paramilitary organizations, and resistance movements. The Brazilian Air Force’s (FAB, in Portuguese) Operational Exercise (EXOP, in Portuguese) Tápio, which included scenarios similar to peacekeeping missions of the United Nations. The unprecedented 16-day exercise took place between April and May 2018, involving about 700 service members from 21 air force squadrons. FAB used 42 aircraft from its different branches in the training exercise: fighters, rotary-wing, transport, search and rescue (SAR), and reconnaissance aircraft. Those included the C-130 Hercules; C-105 Amazonas; SC-105 Amazonas SAR; C-95 Bandeirante; E-99; A-1 AMX; A-29 Super Tucano; H-36 Caracal; MI-35 AH-2 Sabre; and H-60L Black Hawk helicopters. In all, aircraft logged in around 1,200 flight hours. The 5th Wing’s base in Campo Grande, in the mid-western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, served as the backdrop for the exercise. FAB Colonel André Luiz Alves Ferreira, co-director of the exercise and head of the Operational Preparation Control Division of the Preparation Command (COMPREP, in Portuguese), said the choice for the first edition of Tápio was far from random. “The 5th Wing is very versatile and encompasses organizations capable of undertaking search and rescue operations, air defense, tactical transport missions, and special operations,” Col. André Luiz told Diálogo. “In addition, the surrounding region has very favorable climatic conditions at this time of year and a geographical area with appropriate characteristics to conduct the exercise.” The objective of the activities, Col. André Luiz said, was to train aerial squadrons and infantry units in combined operations. “The focus was on a wide-ranging and rational training exercise, based on a realistic and up-to-date operational scenario. If, in the future, FAB becomes engaged in UN peacekeeping missions, this training will be very useful,” he explained.. In addition to FAB service members, four members of the Brazilian Army and four from the Brazilian Navy participated in EXOP Tápio. Service members acted as forward air controllers, coordinating aerial attack missions on targets within a defined area. “It was an excellent opportunity to undertake joint missions in an exercise under FAB’s control,” said Col. André Luiz. Composite aerial missions Air squadrons and infantry units took part in the Air Force’s most important missions. The missions included close air support, forward air control, escort, aerial reconnaissance, aerial infiltration and exfiltration, combat SAR, aerial medevac, air assault, and counter-air defense, among others. “We started with some doctrinal guidelines to disseminate important operational concepts about the flights themselves. Aerial activities began on the second day and, according to design, their complexity evolved gradually, until we executed composite air operations (COMAO),” said Col. André Luiz. FAB Major General Augusto Cesar Abreu dos Santos, exercise director and commander of 5th Wing, said the greatest benefit of Tápio was COMAO. “They involve around 20 aircraft which take off together and fulfill certain objectives; coordination is essential and very complex. We were successful in more than 90 percent of the simulated training scenarios,” he told the Air Force Press Agency. Quality of training benefits squadrons “An exercise involving 26 squadrons operating together is no routine event; therefore, the exchange of experience and the lessons learned during these missions allow us to grow operationally,” said FAB Lieutenant Colonel Luciano Antônio Marchiorato Dobignies, commander of the Second Squadron of the 10th Aviation Group. “The Tápio exercise provided participating units with valuable doctrinal and operational lessons,” he added. The Pelican Squadron, part of the 5th Wing, took part in EXOP Tápio with 100 of its 130 service members. The team flew 384 missions, mostly combat SAR and close air support, the unit’s specialties. Of these, 17 missions fell under the SC-105, an aircraft configured for SAR missions. “We also took part in the general coordination of the exercise, especially in planning combat SAR missions and providing tactical pre-hospital care,” Lt. Col. Marchiorato told Diálogo. The role of the Pelican Squadron during Tápio was to assist in the rescue of a crew-member brought down in hostile territory. Two helicopters and their crew extracted and provided medical care to the victim and two to four helicopters (AH-2 Sabre) or fixed-wing aircraft (A-29) escorted the SAR rotary-wing aircraft. “The aircraft took off in a coordinated manner so that the helicopters were continuously covered against ground-based threats. The SC-105 flew high, outside the range of any ground-based threats and provided updates on the overall situation on the battlefield and the condition of the evading service member using electro-optical, radar, and personnel locator systems. The mission was considered a success when the evading service member was rescued and all aircraft returned to safety,” explained Lt. Col. Marchiorato. Objectives attained Col. André Luiz believes that the first edition of the training exercise fulfilled its objectives. “We standardized the doctrine conceived, trained the crews in all planned air force missions, and learned a number of lessons that will be important for future exercises.” In addition to Tápio, COMPREP planned two major conventional warfare exercises: Tínia, a land-based exercise, and Caríbidis, to take place in a tactical maritime environment. “Our idea is to hold two of these three EXOP every year, to be defined in accordance with command aspirations and prior analysis for priority and need for training,” Col. André Luiz said.last_img read more

GPL Review: Players, coaches react to matchday 2

first_imgWe brought you the review of all the Premier League matches on matchday two now we bring you the reactions from the protagonists themselves. Player and coaches have reacted to their side’s game….ANTHONY COMMEY DELIGHTED AFTER FIRST WIN”We were determined to win after our defeat to Hearts. We got the breakthrough goal in the second half thankfully. This year will be very interesting by the look of things. We are prepared to do something better this season. Some of the players are now building experience. They will come good as the season goes on. We will be solid.”BUT J.E SARPONG SMELLS SABOTAGE FROM HIS BOYS”The way forward is staying on or deciding to quit because guiding the team to this level with the goal king of the competition in the team, he has not scored a goal or made an impact in the game. Having lost at home, we thought we could make amends here. It was a difficult terrain but we could have plucked at least a point. I don’t know if the boys were ready to play or something is happening somewhere. Mourinho type of things whether the players are not happy. I have put myself in the position whether to stay or not. At the appropriate time, you will hear from me.” GEORGE LAMPTEY WINS BUT CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENT”We played well in the first half but lost direction at the latter part of the half and we looked tired. At the break, we spoke to them but they still looked tired but they managed to hold Inter Allies. We have to improve on our fitness so that we play better in our third game. Our major aim is to be in the top four. This season won’t be easy. Everyone is taking a cue from last season so players and coaches are taking off early.”BUT HERBERT ADDO BLAMES INJURIES AND INEXPERIENCE “Unfortunately for Inter Allies, we were battling with a lot of injuries. Some had to go the hospital so we had six injuries. As far as I’m concerned, once you are registered you should be able to play for the team. Lack of experience gave us the unfortunate task of defending in the first half. Second half we made changes and we changed the pattern and managed to score one goal. Once again lack of experience, we had chances but failed to take them. This is the game of football so hopefully next week we will come back to our winning ways.”KENICHI IS STILL EYEING IMPROVEMENT”It is all about Hearts of Oak .Our players do the job it has nothing to do with me. We will make sure our players do better in the next game. Our players have much potential than they showed today so we have to make sure they improve next game. We are improving every day we are improving every match so next game we will be better.” AND ROBIN GNAGNE IS SHARING HIS COACH’S THOUGHTS”We were determined to win this game and by God’s grace we won. We are very happy but we are going to forget this win and think about our next game.”TOM STRAND CONGRATULATES HEARTS”I am very proud of my boys I think they did a perfect match today. I am grieving with them. I congratulate Hearts of Oak. The game plan worked and I congratulate them for the three points. Still I am very happy with my performance. This was one of our best games.” AND BEKOE IS TALKING BIG AFTER BRACE”I spoke that today was the day I was opening my pipe for scoring. I know with the help of my colleagues, this is just the beginning. We are now blending we haven’t known each other for long and we couldn’t get much time in the preseason. But with time, the sky will be the limit. The coach decided to change my role because of the game in Wa where I was heckled and it worked wonders today.”‘ –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

Have a great fundraising idea? Prototype it.

first_imgJono Smith at Event360 asked me to share the following contest with you. Since I imagine the readership of this blog has thousands of big fundraising ideas, I’m inviting you to participate!By Jono SmithIt’s been said that “prototyping is the language of innovation.”A video of the human experience of your proposed new event concept is a prototype. Used correctly, an Excel spreadsheet is a prototyping tool. Google’s Gmail started out as a prototype. A temporary pop-up shop is a prototype. So how do you prototype fundraising ideas?Last week, The Jimmy Fund launched its “Big Ideas Contest,” a competition that encourages community involvement in the prototyping of new fundraising ideas on a large scale. Not only does this initiative “engage the public in creating the Jimmy Fund’s next great fundraising initiative to help conquer cancer,” it also inspired a judging panel filled with CEOs from such prominent companies and organizations as Legal Sea Foods, Stop & Shop, The Kraft Group, the Boston Red Sox, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and others. What a great idea to engage both the business community and the public in a collective effort to help conquer cancer.The contest is open to anyone with creative fundraising ideas and people are encouraged to think big. Nothing is off limits — events, apps, products, promotions — anything that is a feasible and viable fundraising idea will be considered. And, as if helping advance the Jimmy Fund’s mission isn’t enough incentive, there are prizes, including Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots tickets (a great tie-in for this iconic New England-based charity). For more on how to enter, visit the Big Ideas Contest site. The campaign’s tagline is “YOUR IDEA can change the course of cancer.” So what’s keeping you from making your next big fundraising idea real?Jono Smith is vice president of marketing at Event 360.last_img read more

Must see: Fabulous guide to visual storytelling

first_imgResource Media has a fantastic and free guide to visual storytelling. It’s a MUST read (see) for your cause.The guide has great tips like:1. Always test visuals2. Pair visuals with words to increase retention of your message3. Shun bad stock photosThere are great examples, checklists and templates. Get the guide here.(Thanks to Mark Rovner (read his blog) for tipping me off to the guide. I feel the way he does – I wish I’d written it myself!)last_img

Get more out of your nonprofit’s Facebook page

first_imgJohn Haydon, our favorite Facebook guru, has created a useful video tutorial on how to use the new Facebook Insights reports to understand how your nonprofit’s Facebook outreach is faring. If you’re not regularly tracking your results on Facebook, you’re missing out on a real opportunity to better understand your social media audience and optimize how you interact with your supporters. Facebook Insights can tell you:Which posts have the highest levels of engagementWhen people liked — and “unliked” — your pageWhich sites refer the most traffic to your Facebook pageCheck out John’s tutorial on the new Facebook Insights reports, then let us know if you’ve seen the new Insights options and how your Facebook outreach is doing.last_img

Where to Find NFG at The Nonprofit Technology Conference

first_imgWe can’t wait to get #15NTC started—and I hope to see you there! New product testing: We’re looking for nonprofit staff to give us some feedback on a new online fundraising platform we’re working on. If you’re interested in talking to our tech team, please email [email protected] to find out more. To show our appreciation for lending us 60 minutes of your time, we’ll make a donation to your organization! Friday, March 6th at 1:30pm CST: In this session Matthew Mielcarek of Charity Dynamics will join Caryn for a presentation all about online fundraising and digital tools: Your Guide to 2015 Digital Opportunity and Finding Tools to Get You There – #15NTCdigtools (this session will be available to view on demand when the conference is over} Social: Follow us on Twitter @Network4Good and on [email protected] to see where we are and what we’re up to at #15NTC. Breakout sessions: Caryn Stein, VP of Communications and Content, will be presenting two breakout sessions this week: Thursday, March 5th at 10:30am CST: Caryn will join Jamie McDonald, founder of Generosity Inc, to give you inside info on how to launch a successful giving day: The Secret Formula to Successful Giving Days. #15NTCGivingdayscenter_img This morning five of my colleagues and I are flying to Austin, Texas for the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)! We’re looking forward to learning, networking, and enjoying all that Austin has to offer. If you will be in Austin, or if you’re attending NTC virtually, we’d love to meet you! Here are some ways to get in touch with the Network for Good team at NTC: If you’re not registered for NTC, you can come to the Science Fair on Wednesday March 4th from 1:30-3:30pm CST at the Austin Convention Center. NTC Science Fair: Come say hi to us at booth 813! Pick up some swag, spin our prize wheel, and learn how Network for Good can help you raise more money online with our software and coaching!last_img read more

How to Optimize Your #GivingTuesday Experience

first_imgOf course, all fundraisers think their fundraising campaigns are special, but some campaigns are more special than others.A campaign for a giving day like #GivingTuesday is no exception.This is because your campaign and all of the outreach associated with it should have a specific focus, incentive, or goal that makes it different from your annual fund drive or an evergreen donation appeal. Just as your nonprofit’s message and branding should be unique to your organization, the same holds true for these types of special campaigns. When your fundraising campaign has a special focus, your donation page should follow suit.For best results, you should customize your nonprofit’s donation page for your #GivingTuesday campaign. You can opt to update your existing donation page or add an extra page dedicated to your special campaign. Another great reason for having multiple donation pages on hand? Better donor targeting and options for testing. Smarter fundraising for the win! (Need a smarter donation page that gives you the flexibility to customize for special campaigns? We can help.)When a donor lands on a page that has options and prompts that match your campaign criteria, they won’t wonder if they landed in the wrong spot.Optimize Your Donation Page for #GivingTuesdayAs you create or update your donation page for #GivingTuesday, keep in mind your goal is to achieve maximum message match. That is, your images, language, and giving options should be consistent with your appeals and campaign type. If your #GivingTuesday appeal focuses on supporting one particular program in your organization, don’t make donors hunt to find how to designate their gift.Copy:If your campaign is all about the #GivingTuesday Mega Match, when you send supporters to your donation page to join the #GivingTuesday Mega Match, your page better has a big headline that says something like “Double Your Gift with the #GivingTuesday Mega Match today to save.” Imagine the disappointment of a donor ready to give to the #GivingTuesday Mega Match and there’s no mention of the #GivingTuesday Mega Match to be found. In addition to your headline, it’s a good idea to include a few short (and I mean short) lines to describe and reiterate the goal of your #GivingTuesday campaign and what will happen as a result of the gift.Images:Does your #GivingTuesday campaign have a special logo or signature image? Then it needs to be on your donation page to let donors know that they’ve arrived at the correct destination. Remember: Your donation page should visually match not only your nonprofit’s brand but the campaign materials that likely brought them to the page in the first place.Donation Options:I think you can guess what I’m going to say here. If your #GivingTuesday appeal is all about recurring gifts or specific giving levels, don’t offer a bunch of unrelated options. The idea is that you shouldn’t have to do much explaining to allow your donor to successfully complete their donation. Create a clear and easy path and let them do their thing. Tip: To ensure maximum message match, use our Donation Page Checklist to keep you on track.Remember:  your goal here is to remove any friction that might slow donors down or make it difficult for them to make a donation on #GivingTuesday. When a donor has to stop and reconcile discrepancies or sift through unrelated options to give, they’re more likely to be eyeing the door instead of your donation page.To-do: Write down three things that make your #GivingTuesday campaign unique. Now, make sure these three items are prominently featured on your donation page.last_img read more