CNN journalists Scott Bronstein and Taryn Fixel briefly detained

first_img CNN journalists Scott Bronstein and Taryn Fixel were briefly detained while interviewing Nabeel Rajab, the head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, at his home. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation center_img News March 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 CNN journalists Scott Bronstein and Taryn Fixel briefly detainedlast_img

Virtual Event Helps Build Homes for Wounded Vets

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Virtual Event Helps Build Homes for Wounded Vets Related Articles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 2020-10-08 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save October 8, 2020 15,844 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Previous: Chase Devotes $30B to Underserved Communities’ Financial Wellbeing Next: First American Mortgage Solutions Launches Mortgage Forbearance Indicator Tool Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Carrington Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit associated with the Carrington Companies, has their own veteran-focused Signature programs aimed at creating mobility, stability, purpose, and prosperity for those returning from post-9/11 conflicts, according to its mission statement.This year the charity’s annual golf tournament, which benefits the aforementioned project, is going virtual, making it more accessible to all Carrington affiliates, the company said. Tickets for the event are available here.The hour-long virtual fundraiser features both silent and live auctions, addresses from Veterans, and other entertainment: REACT: A CCF Virtual Fundraiser takes place Monday, October 12.CCF representatives say that this year, like many nonprofits, it is “challenged by the environment created by the pandemic.”This event will be its primary fundraiser for 2020.”The veterans we assist through Carrington House and our other signature programs are counting on us to make this event a success, so we can keep our promises to the veteran families we assist,” said Shelly Lawrence, Executive Director, Carrington Charitable Foundation. “Since the program began, Carrington House has helped 24 veterans and their families find their forever homes through remodels, rebuilds, renovations and land purchases. CCF has raised more than $21 million since the foundation’s inception. In 2019, the CCF Golf Classic event raised more than $1.8 million. More than 260 golfers participated; and the event culminated in a dinner and auction attended by more than 500 people—the largest attendance in the event’s nine-year history … Right now, there are three more homes in progress.”Specifically, CCF has broken ground and “made significant progress on the home for U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Matthew Miles and his family. We have also started on the homes for U.S. Marine Corporal Michael Jernigan and U.S. Army Sergeant Matthew Melancon,” Lawrence said.According to the event page, Melancon, now a snowboarder and motivational speaker, was severely injured during his second deployment to the Middle East, when his truck was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He was injured severely enough to be immediately evacuated out of the country. For the next two years, he underwent two dozen intense reconstructive surgeries … That’s just (the beginning of) one of several veterans’ stories.During Monday’s virtual event, participants will hear from three vets who are recipients of Carrington House homes, as well as the CEO of The Honor Foundation, Matt Stevens, a beneficiary of CCF’s Veteran Support program.Even though the full event will not be presented as usual this year, Lawrence says the charity still has important commitments to honor with our Veteran Heroes and their families. “Ongoing donations and support are critical to building our combat wounded veterans the homes they need to heal and return to life post military service.”Please visit this page to purchase (pay-what-you-can/$50) tickets to the event.The silent auction is in progress here, and more general information about the effort is available here. Virtual Event Helps Build Homes for Wounded Vets  Print This Postlast_img read more

Suburban home inventory is depleted, but demand rages

first_imgThe lack of inventory has caused prices to skyrocket. (Getty) For Jim McCarten, January is typically the slowest month — a chance to take a breath before diving into the year ahead.Not this year.“Nonexistent,” McCarten, a New Jersey agent with Triplemint, said of the usual downtime.A year into the pandemic, New Yorkers are continuing to flood into the tri-state area, looking to move into larger residences or scoop up second homes, as remote work continues indefinitely.Read moreLong Island home sales spike in Q4In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor DayTriplemint moves into Westchester with Elliman team Message* Full Name* Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsDouglas Ellimanlong islandThe Hamptonswestchester county Share via Shortlink The pandemic has been a savior for home sales in parts of the region that have lagged the market in recent years. Initially, renters rushed to escape the city. Some became buyers, accelerating their plans to move out of the city or deciding to add a residence, at times in unusual places.“People in New York who bought secondary homes in the tri-state area, some of them quite substantial, are using them as a hybrid,” said Richard Grossman, Brown Harris Stevens New York regional president. “They want to spend more time out there, but they still are going to be working and coming into New York regularly.”Agents have been faced with an impossible task: fulfilling exuberant demand with little to no supply.In Westchester County, listing inventory has fallen 9.2 percent year-over-year. In Greenwich, supply diminished 32 percent, according to Douglas Elliman’s market report.In Long Island, supply plummeted 65 percent.The lack of inventory has resulted in bidding wars and caused prices to skyrocket. Average home costs jumped 18 percent in Westchester, 31 percent in Greenwich and 32 percent on Long Island.“I do have a couple of customers that said, ‘The market’s too hard, we’re gonna wait.’ And I’m like, ‘What are you going to wait for?’” said Yorgos Tsibiridis, a Hamptons broker with Elliman. “It’s driven by supply and demand. And I think the demand is still there.”But with vaccines arriving and a return to normalcy coming into view, will the market simmer down? With mortgage rates hovering near historic lows, agents are hesitant to say yes.“Life is cyclical, and things tend to eventually plateau,” said Deirdre O’Connell, CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “Is it going to turn back overnight? I don’t think so.”In the Hamptons, the pandemic has created a new year-round community. Though that may change if commuting returns, Tyler Whitman, founding agent of Triplemint Hamptons, expects interest to only increase when summer comes.“There’s going to be a whole new audience out there that’s never really gotten to experience it or enjoy it before,” he said. “That’s going to lead to a lot more people wanting places out there.”Others believe an end to the pandemic won’t reverse all the changes.“This has forced people to rethink how they live, and what their relationship is with metropolitan areas,” offered Graham Klemm, president of Klemm Real Estate.“When will it stop? It will stop when interest rates go up.”Contact Sasha Joneslast_img read more