Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs?

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-10-16 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Reports that COVID-19 is causing a migration from urban centers to suburbs abound, but are those stories entirely accurate?First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming recently revealed his insights regarding those rumors about pandemic-driven migration in America. Specifically, Fleming weighed in on whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic has really driven an acceleration in residents moving from the cities to the suburbs in droves.  According to recent media reports, the pandemic has sparked a mass migration from urban areas to the suburbs. While it is a fact that many Americans may indeed be feeling cramped in cities and wanting the increased space that the suburbs offers (especially for those who have now been relegated to working from home due to COVID-related safety measures), Fleming believes that this is not the sole catalyst for the shift toward the suburbs that we are currently experiencing.  In fact, data shows that this shift has been happening for awhile, but has perhaps just been made more pronounced in light of the pandemic. Other factors that have led Americans to literally make a move has been lifestyle considerations that cause the suburbs to be far more attractive than cities, such as having a greater chance at being able to actually purchase a home in these lesser expensive areas. This is especially true among the millennial set. But FirstAm consulted their data to see if it in any way confirmed that the pandemic has possibly accelerated this trend. Fleming summarizes their findings: “While our analysis may not yet confirm the widely discussed pandemic-driven sprint to the burbs, faint signals of a jog are picking up pace.” While FirstAm’s study did not 100% prove that suburban housing markets have strengthened at a disproportionally faster rate when compared with urban markets directly as a result of the pandemic, the increasing house price appreciation in suburban zip codes does seem to reveal that demand is increasing (and is indeed higher than supply) in the suburbs. FirstAM aims to further delve into the nuances of this study and topic on its next episode of its podcast, REconomy.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles October 16, 2020 1,363 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Andy Beth Miller in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: FHFA Releases Mortgage Relief Data for July Next: Tracking the Week’s Forbearance Activity Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Is COVID-19 Really Causing Migration to Suburbs? Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Chamber presents annual awards

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Latest Stories Sponsored Content Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Bentley declares more proration Gov. Robert Bentley declared a 15 percent proration to the general fund budget for the remainder of the fiscal year…. read more Published 8:01 pm Thursday, March 31, 2011 By Jaine Treadwell The Industry of the Year Award was presented to Sikorsky Support Service. The award is presented to an outstanding industry/manufacturer working in or providing service to the manufacturing, extracting or processing sector in Pike County.“The Young Professional of the Year was awarded to Troy Weed, an extraordinary young Pike Countian who has made significant contributions to his profession as well as the community,” Riley said.The Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Brundidge was recognized as the Business or Industry Most Committed to the Community. The award is given for contributions, dedication and exceptional supportive efforts to the Pike County community.The Most Promising New Business recipient was Victorian Spa. The award is given to a new or relocating business that demonstrates excellence and achievement in ownership and/or management. Chamber presents annual awards Book Nook to reopen Renee Dickerson was named the Chamber Board Member of the Year. The award is based on the board member’s commitment, leadership and dedication to the advancement of the Chamber and its policies.“The recipient of the Most Devoted Volunteer Award was Dianna Lee,” Riley said. “This award is given to a volunteer who performs exemplary, selfless volunteer work and contributes to the community and serves as an inspiration to others.”Matt Baker was recognized for his numerous volunteer hours and his professional expertise with the Behind the Scenes Award.Adam Drinkwater, Chamber board chair, congratulated the award winners for their outstanding commitment to the Pike County business community.“The year 2010 was a very successful one for the Chamber but it was not without challenges,” he said. “But those challenges were met with a spirit of cooperation and faith in one another and the support of the community.”Chamber President Kathy Sauer was the featured speaker for the annual meeting and said that with a month of Chamber leadership to her credit, she is in awe of everyone and the experience.“The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant organization and must take ‘active steps’ to reach its goals,” she said. “Those steps might be small at first but they will take the Chamber where it needs to go to be successful.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy Cable was recognized as the Best Service Business of the Year.“The Non-Profit Organization of the Year award was presented to Habitat for Humanity, which is an excellent non-profit organization that solves problems, helps with needs and enriches Pike County through active volunteerism and community endeavors.Troy Regional Medical Center was the recipient of the Outstanding Customer Service Award for constantly and consistently demonstrating the ability to exceed customer expectations, Riley said. Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Pike County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2011 Chamber Awards at noon Thursday at the Troy Country Club and recognized businesses, industries and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the business community during the year.The awards were presented by Bridget Riley, Chamber board second vice chair.The 2011 Business of the Year Award, which is designed to recognize dedication, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, was presented to CGI of Troy. By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Civilian shoots, kills suspect who opened fire at Oklahoma City restaurant

first_imgCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A citizen with a gun fatally shot an armed suspect who opened fire in an Oklahoma City restaurant on Thursday, local officials said.The Oklahoma City Police Department said on Twitter that investigators were on the scene of the shooting at Louie’s Grill & Bar, near Lake Hefner Parkway.Both the suspect and the civilian were armed with a handgun, police said.The “bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him,” OKCPD wrote on Twitter.The suspect was outside when the suspect walked into the restaurant and opened fire around 6:30 p.m. local time, Oklahoma City Police Public Information Officer Bo Matthews said at a press conference Thursday evening.Two female customers are among the injured, Matthews said. The victims are expected to survive, according to Matthews.The conditions of the victims were not disclosed, but at least one was in surgery, Matthews said.“The biggest thing is thankfully the only person that is deceased is the person who went to harm other citizens and it looks like our other citizens are going to survive at this point so that’s the best thing we can hope for and that’s what looks like happened today,” he said.The identities of the suspect, the citizen who shot the suspect and those who were injured have not been released.Matthews said that the citizen who fatally shot the suspect was outside when the shooting started inside the restaurant.When asked about the citizen, Matthews said, “We don’t know anything other than it was a civilian that was outside and he confronted the suspect and he shot and killed him.”Police are looking to interview at least 100 witnesses, Matthews said.The suspect was wearing “some kind of ear protection” and glasses though it is unclear if the glasses were prescription or intended to help protect his eyes during the shooting, Matthews said.“This is so early on in the investigation,” he said.The National Rifle Association tweeted about the shooting, touting it as an example of the idea that “the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” an idea disputed by experts.The gun rights group also used their tweet to send a message to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the requirement for people to have completed a firearms training course in order to carry guns in public. The NRA supported the proposed bill, but the Republican governor, who has supported concealed carry and open carry laws in the past, vetoed it.“I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal, and serve to reassure our citizens that people who are carrying handguns in this state are qualified to do so,” she said in a statement explaining her veto.last_img read more

Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess Step Into The Phantom of the Opera

first_img Audience Choice Award winner Boggess has previously played Christine in Las Vegas and in both the London and Broadway 25th anniversary productions of the show. She also originated the role in Phantom’s London sequel Love Never Dies, for which she received an Oliver Award nomination. She made her Broadway debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Her credits also include Master Class on Broadway and Les Miserables in the West End. The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running show, continues its record-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre. In addition to Lewis and Boggess, the musical currently stars Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur Andre, Tim Jerome as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Ellen Harvey as Madame Giry, Christian Sebek as Piangi and Deanna Doyle as Meg Giry. At certain performances, Sara Jean Ford will play the role of Christine. View Comments from $29.00 Lewis, who received a Tony nomination for Porgy and Bess, has also appeared on Broadway in Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Chicago, Side Show, The Wild Party, Amour, Les Miserables, Sondheim on Sondheim and The Little Mermaid (playing Boggess’ father). His film and TV credits include Scandal, All My Children and Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary. Sierra Boggess Related Shows Let your spirit start to soar! Tony nominee Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess step into The Phantom of the Opera on May 12, with Lewis making Broadway history as the first African-American actor to play the title role on the Great White Way. He replaces Laird Mackintosh, who donned the mask in the interim following Hugh Panaro’s final performance on May 3. Boggess will take over from Mary Michael Patterson as Christine Daae. Star Files The Phantom of the Opera Norm Lewislast_img read more

Gfinity announce Team Endpoint to the Elite Series

first_imgAfter the announcement of the first five teams in Gfinity‘s Elite Series, speculation has been rife as to who the next teams in the series would be. This, alongside the recent oversubscribed pricing to raise funds, led to the tournament being delayed. Now, the sixth team has been announced – Team Endpoint.Team Endpoint are one of the UK’s strongest esports brands at the moment, hosting what many believ is one of the top two UK CS:GO sides. This could be seen most recently when they were in action at the Copenhagen Games, where their CS:GO team came top 32.  The organisation hasn’t been active in many other esport titles in the past. Starting with Overwatch, they signed their current CS:GO team before more recently picking up a team in H1Z1. The entry into the Elite Series means Endpoint will make their first entries into Rocket League and the Fighting Game Community via Street Fighter.Neville Upton, CEO Gfinity PLC said: “The addition of Endpoint to the Gfinity Elite Series is hugely significant as it supports our quest to back UK talent and will make the competition even more exciting for everyone involved. Their expertise and standing, even as a relatively young team in esports shows that we are serious about our intention to take esports in the UK to the next level. We are passionate about investing in home-grown players and teams and the Gfinity Elite Series is a fast-paced and thrilling way for us to do this.”Adam ‘Adz’ Jessop, CEO Endpoint Esports Ltd added: “It’s an honour to be invited to compete within the Gfinity Elite Series. Since returning to the UK esports scene and founding Endpoint, the progression and opportunities within the UK have been rapidly evolving and I believe that the Gfinity Elite Series marks the next big step in that evolution. We have been working hard to position ourselves at the top of the UK scene whilst also embracing the community wherever possible, and we are proud to be able to continue that work as one of the 8 Elite Series franchises. Competing within such a prestigious competition will help us continue our rapid growth, whilst enabling us and our partners to reach a wider audience.”Full announcement can be found on Gfinity’s website.Esports Insider says: After over a month of limited-to-no news on what’s happening next with the Elite Series, finally they announce their sixth team. There’s still two more to be announced and we eagerly await further information.last_img read more

New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

first_imgSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, and catcher Buster Posey celebrate 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of baseball’s World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It’s a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager.Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best skippers of all-time — those Hall of Famers he well could join someday.Bochy doesn’t have to worry about a jinx now. After winning its third championship in five seasons, the new label for his team looks as if it will stick.“Dynasty” blared the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday.The Giants closed it out with a 3-2 win in Game 7 at Kansas City on Wednesday night, sealed by Series MVP Madison Bumgarner’s five shutout innings as a reliever this time.“A lot has to go right. First off, it starts with the talent,” Bochy said. “I mean, you need that, which we have. Then you have to deal with a lot of things maybe during the season. Every manager says, ‘Hey, we’re fine, we have a good chance to get there if we stay healthy.’ But that doesn’t always happen.”San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the World Series trophy after Game 7 of baseball’s World Series Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)In a remarkable every-other-year pattern, San Francisco somehow finds its best form in even years. With new faces and old ones, with castoffs and misfits and some key midseason acquisitions.Few clubs have captured three championships in a five-year span. The last National League team to do it was the St. Louis Cardinals with Stan Musial from 1942-46, so the Giants are the first of the free-agency era.The Oakland Athletics won three straight crowns in the early 1970s, and the New York Yankees captured four in five years from 1996-2000.Still, San Francisco was never considered a favorite or the best team in the regular season any of these times. Twice in this stretch, the Giants missed the playoffs altogether.After a runner-up finish in the NL West to the Dodgers at 88-74, they took the wild-card card route this time.On Wednesday night, Tim Hudson became a champion after a 16-year wait and Michael Morse got there following 10 major league seasons.“It’s the greatest group of guys I ever played with,” Morse said. “It’s a group of guys who believe in each other and the outcome was a World Series victory.”This city has had a football dynasty. So now the storied baseball franchise is doing its best to catch up with the NFL team in town. The Niners ruled in the late ’80s and ’90s, winning five Super Bowls.A unique element for Bochy’s latest winning roster is the talented crop of homegrown players who made it happen.There are the big names — Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval. And the emerging ones — Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik.“You look at most of our team — like Joe, me, Buster, Pablo, Belt, Bum. It’s loaded with a lot of good players and a lot of players who are pretty similar in kind of their approach to the game and they’re pretty even-keel,” said Crawford, the shortstop.“Pablo’s a little bit different but me, Joe, Belt, Bum, Buster, we’re all pretty levelheaded at any point in the game whatever part of the season it is, whether it’s playoffs or midway through the regular season. We don’t really change. That says a lot with how well we’ve done in the playoffs and the postseason in recent years,” he said.“Nothing’s really too big for us,” he added.Eight players have been on all three winning World Series teams: Bumgarner, slugging third baseman Sandoval, Posey and relievers Jeremy Affeldt, Javier Lopez, Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo and Tim Lincecum. Matt Cain, too, but he was hurt this year.General manager Brian Sabean, longest-tenured in baseball, can’t put a finger on why the mix keeps working. He is proud of the core of players who were drafted and came through the system and played such a huge part this time.“It’s a testament to player development and scouting. That’s what we all hope for, that you can plug your holes from within and build your team from within,” Sabean said. “That’s a surefire way to kind of keep things moving forward. It prevents you from having to go into the market, whether it’s free agency or more so the trade market.”The Giants survived skids in June and September before winning the wild-card game at Pittsburgh. They then beat Washington in the Division Series and St. Louis in the NL Championship series.It has started with Bochy and his spot-on decision making, from resting the relievers regularly early in the season so he’d have every one of them for the October run, to going with Bumgarner at every chance.“But you have to play good baseball for six months, whatever, to get there,” Bochy said. “Once you get there, you’ve heard guys say, ‘Well, it’s a crap shoot,’ but you have to play your best ball. You have to have the pitching. That’s obvious. But you’ve got to execute.”For the Giants, it’s about every player doing his part and serving a role, because, as Sabean puts it, “We don’t have a star system here.”“It’s everybody’s got to pull on the same chain and everybody’s got to be ready to play,” he said. “They understand the culture.”Dynasty or not, Affeldt has solved a potential problem at home.The lefty reliever and Game 7 winner has three young sons — and, now, three championships.“My three boys now all get to have rings on their finger,” he said, “And I’m very happy about that.”last_img read more