Carson Filling Out Advisory Team

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: RBS Settlement Delayed Thanks to DoJ Shakeup Next: EU Execs Warn Against Dodd-Frank Changes Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Carson Filling Out Advisory Team Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Phil Banker  Print This Post 2017-02-06 Phil Banker Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 6, 2017 1,455 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. Long-time Trump family associate Lynne Patton accepted a key role with the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently.Patton, who previously served as Vice President of Eric Trump’s charity foundation and spent eight years working closely with the Trump family, will join Dr. Ben Carson as a senior advisor and director of the Office of Public Liaison at HUD, according to a story posted on The Daily Mail.Patton will serve as a close advisor to HUD Secretary nominee Carson, were he to be confirmed by the Senate. It is as of yet unknown when the Senate will have its full vote on Carson, following his approval by the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.She said in a statement she chose the HUD post because she believes that she can make an immediate difference in minority lives alongside Dr. Carson.“I chose HUD because not only has our President and his Administration made promises to the African-American, hispanic & Native American communities during the campaign, but I have too and I know that Dr. Carson has,” she said. “I believe that at HUD, we can make a more immediate and significant impact in bringing those promises to fruition.”As a public liaison, Patton wouldn’t have control over grants, regulations, or low-income subsidies, but would travel with Carson and serve as a senior advisor.Senators pressed Carson during his confirmation hearing about the possibilities that President Donald Trump’s business organization could benefit from HUD decisions.’Can you assure me that not a single taxpayer dollar that you give out will financially benefit the president-elect or his family?’ asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) during Carson’s Banking Committee confirmation hearing.’I can assure you that the things that I do are driven by a sense of morals and values, and therefore I will absolutely not play favorites for anyone,’ Carson said.Patton spoke at the Republican National Convention on behalf of Trump.’The Trump family that I know is, without question, one of the most generous, compassionate and philanthropic families I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing and the honor to call friends,’ Patton says in a video played at the convention.’They have been incredibly loyal to me and to the countless dedicated people they employ around the world-hiring more minority and female executives than any other company for which I’ve ever worked,’ she said. Home / Daily Dose / Carson Filling Out Advisory Team Subscribelast_img read more

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Zoopla claims 700 branches have now returned from OTM

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Zoopla claims 700 branches have now returned from OTM previous nextMarketingZoopla claims 700 branches have now returned from OTMParent company ZPG says 100 branches have left OTM since OctoberNigel Lewis25th January 201701,198 Views Zoopla parent company ZPG has today claimed that over 100 branches who initially left for OnTheMarket have returned to it since October, bringing the total number of returnees to 700.The company says recent returnees have included a clutch of multi-branch agents (see list below) and that the number of total property listings on its two sites (Zoopla and Primelocation) has increased by 10% compared to a year ago.Bacon & Co, (West Sussex) – 5 branchesJeanes Holland Burnell (mid-Somerset) – 3 branchesBelvoir (Central London) – 1 branchPorter Glenny (Barking) – 4 branchesDixon & Co. (Stafford) – 2 branchesReid & Roberts (North Wales) – 3 branchesRoberts & Co. (South East Wales) – 11 branchesSheens (Essex) – 2 branchesHodders (Surrey) – 4 branchesCorrie & Co. (Cumbria) – 3 branchesLoveitts (Midlands) – 5 branchesIan Odam of Somerset agency Jeanes Holland Burnell (pictured, left), says that in January 2015 he decided to join OnTheMarket after leaving ZPG.“After two years of supporting the OTM project we felt unable to sustain the membership with them any longer as we believed we were missing out by not listing our stock with ZPG,” he says.“In December 2016, we re-listed with ZPG and such has been the response, our offices have received as many leads in the first few weeks than we received in the previous six months with OTM and on par with the number we receive from Rightmove.“In this short time of being back with ZPG we have also received and won valuation leads that we wouldn’t have received had we not been with them.”A spokesperson for OnTheMarket.com said:“It is well documented that thousands of agent offices have moved their properties and their listing revenue from ZPG to OnTheMarket.com since our launch. In September 2014, ZPG claimed to have 16,373 UK agency partners. In September 2016, it was claiming ‘continued growth’ with 13,373 UK agency partners.“While we are naturally disappointed that any individual firm chooses to withdraw its support from OnTheMarket.com, the fact that Zoopla Property Group attracted a total of 100 new offices over the past three months is hardly spectacular. It represents between 1% and 2% of our total UK agent numbers.“OnTheMarket.com continues to grow both its agent office numbers and its consumer traffic year-on-year. The overwhelming majority of our members remain strongly supportive of our shared goal of building over time a market-leading alternative portal in the interests of consumers and agents alike.”OnTheMarket Zoopla January 25, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Seven bedroom Brisbane family home tops list of the biggest sales in Queensland: CoreLogic

first_imgThis property at 5067 Emerald Island Drive, Emerald Lakes, has sold for $2.4 million. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The preliminary clearance rate in Brisbane this week fell to 30.7 per cent — down from 46.4 per cent over the previous week. Auction volumes were lower this week with 129 auctions held, down from 151 last week. Across the Gold Coast, 31.8 per cent of the 22 reported auctions were successful. This home at 39 Ray St, Wilston, was the biggest sale in Queensland in the past week, according to CoreLogic.IT was a dud weekend for auctions in Brisbane, but that didn’t stop a massive seven-bedroom home on a quarter acre block from selling under the hammer for $3.851 million. The home at 39 Ray Street, Wilston was the biggest sale in Queensland in the past week, according to CoreLogic — and it’s not hard to see why. The rooftop deck at 39 Ray St, Wilston, which was the biggest sale in Queensland in the past week, according to CoreLogic.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe Gold Coast had the second biggest sale of the week with a six-bedroom, five-bathroom house changing hands for $2.4 million.An aquarium separates the formal living area from the kitchen and dining areas in this luxurious home at 5067 Emerald Island Drive, Carrara. The sale of this home at 5067 Emerald Island Drive, Carrara, was one of the biggest in Queensland in the past week, according to CoreLogic.And if that’s not enough to boast about, the waterfront haven also features four living areas, a media room, pool room and 12m pool.The sale was negotiated by Genc & Co Bundall. The pool at 39 Ray St, Wilston, which was the biggest sale in Queensland in the past week, according to CoreLogic.The renovated, four-level Queenslander has it all — seven bathrooms, a rooftop entertaining deck with city views, a custom designed pool, a spa, a tennis court and a cabana with a barbecue, separate shower and powder room.The property was marketed by Douglas Tonkin and Stephen Weber of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.last_img read more

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Losing his wife to a drunk driver, Jared Estes speaks to Wellington’s youth of the dangers of underage drinking

first_imgJared Estes was the motivation speaker at Wednesday’s Townhall Meeting.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Jared Estes lost the love of his life when a drunk driver decided to get behind the wheel of his Porsche and drive over 120 miles per hour.Jared and his wife Paige were high school sweethearts, having met at a basketball game, where he played ball and she was a cheerleader. After attending the Homecoming dance together, they were inseparable from there, even attending Wichita State University together, when Estes popped the question.“I hid a diamond ring in her favorite candy, Fun Dip, and sealed it back up,” Estes said.Estes told his story of defying medical odds and tragic emotional loss during the Town Hall meeting on underage drinking held at Memorial Auditorium Wednesday evening. The event was sponsored by the Sumner County Community Drug Action Team, along with local and area law enforcement, who were also in attendance.A free dinner of hotdogs, chips and water were served to the crowd in attendance. Law enforcement had drunk and drug goggles for attendees to try on to see perspective of why drunk driving is dangerous.In 2005, Jared and Paige Estes were newlyweds, at age 25 years, coming home from a hockey game with two friends when life as they knew it tragically changed. Estes’ life was changed in ways he never could have imagined. He barely escaped death and suffered second and third degree burns on 50 percent of his body.“Someone passing by saw the accident, stopped and dragged me out of the car,” Estes said. “When they stood me up, I noticed that my fingers looked weird.”One of their friends was ejected, broke both of her hips, but healed. The other friend was badly burned, but also survived. Estes’ wife, Paige, didn’t survive, as the car was engulfed in flames.“I knew I was in trouble and I was in terrible pain, but I was just worried about my wife and our friends,” Estes said.His face was severely burned and scarred, and his body was burned beyond belief.Shortly after this, Estes was in a coma for two weeks, and didn’t know that his new bride hadn’t survived the deadly crash. Upon waking from a coma, he asked for Paige, and was told the devastating news by his father.“I was pretty doped up in the hospital,” Estes said. “All the drugs in the world couldn’t get rid of that pain.”Paige’s funeral occurred while Estes was in a coma, making it impossible for him to grieve like he should have been able to. He wanted to give up. He prayed to God to let him die, and eventually endured over 50 surgeries, including numerous skin grafts, and receiving a prosthetic ear. For the rest of his life, he will have to wear a sleeve on his right arm due to the burns received.Estes explained his surgeries, and showed graphic pictures of what he looked like beforehand. As a lot of his hair had burned off, surgeons had to place banders in to pull his hairline back together.“The material used in the banders is the same material used in breast implants, so the big joke was that I was having boobs implanted on my head,” Estes joked.One time, he got an infection in the banders, and the gauze wasn’t doing the job of absorbing all of the blood.“The nurse left, and came back with some maxi pads,” Estes laughed. “I said, you’re going to put maxi pads on the boobs on my head?”While in the hospital, he made himself a goal to visit his late wife’s grave as soon as he was able to. He finally traveled back to Bucklin, Kan. and did just that.“I was miserable at first, I couldn’t grieve the way I wanted to,” Estes said. “I imagined that when I visited her grave, I’d grab handfuls of dirt and throw the into the air and scream. I didn’t even have the strength to kneel, so I sat in a lawn chair.”For awhile, he sunk into a deep, dark depression, thinking he was a burden to his friends and family, and even wanted to give up for awhile. Then, he realized that if the situation were reversed, he would want Paige to find happiness.After about three years, and 50 surgeries, Estes was able to come to grips with what had happened and eventually, learned to let go of the hate toward the man who caused the accident. After a few court trials, the drunk driver was finally sentenced to 23 years in prison.Estes has a good outlook on life, and two years ago, quit his job in the arena business to become a motivational speaker full time. He also does resiliance training with soldiers, and has run four marathons.“I believe that’s what I’m meant to do,” Estes said. “Paige would want me to move on with my life and be happy.”Estes explained to the crowd that he had learned lessons that could also be used as weapons: grace, teamwork, goals, control, fear, attitude, perspective, no pity, gratefulness and letting go.“Once I learned gratefulness, I now think of all the blessings I have in life,” Estes said. “You don’t have to be a victim of circumstance.”Throughout the evening, prizes of restaurant gift cards, Walmart gift cards, Chromebooks and a hover board were awarded to random names drawn.Following his motivational speech, Estes was met with a standing ovation and loud applause from a crowd of both adults and young adults alike. Estes was available in the lobby for photo opportunities and visiting following his speech.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 226 weeks ago Just remember, 83% of accidents are caused by sober drivers, well thats if you add people that are on medications that make you drowsy that are out there driving. If you don’t know, people can be arrested for impaired driving. “Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. Driving while impaired can refer to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both.” So the next time you climb into a car after popping a few pills the doc gave ya, don’t be cuzzing the drunks drivers. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Jeff d. · 225 weeks ago And it is not just an underage problem. It is largely an over teenage problem and that includes Wellington. There are people drive under the influence here every single day and we need them taught “the lesson,” no matter who they are. Alcohol and cars do not mix. Metal and flesh do not mix. Please don’t do this, anyone. Thank you. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Jeremy · 225 weeks ago I think it would be easier to start at home. Teens having access to alcohol is how the problem starts. I trust the establishments around town wouldn’t sell to a minor. So that only leaves home and young people who are of drinking age will by it for them. Those penalties should be more severe. (Admittedly I’m not sure what the penalty is.) The punishment in my opinion should be way more harsh for those caught drinking and driving. I personally know a person whose had 7 D.U.Is’. Still driving. He’s a nice guy and all wouldn’t harm a fly. Hasn’t learned his lesson though. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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