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  • HUD Mandates ‘Affordable Housing’ in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into “higher opportunity areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a “landmark” settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to “promote housing mobility” and “address residential segregation.” The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs. …
  • EPA rules on residential wood heaters fuel outcry in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    03/09/2015 6:47:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 82 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-7-15 | David Lieb
    Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country -- and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing. Citing health concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency now is pressing ahead with regulations to significantly limit the pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters. But some of the states with the most wood smoke -- including Minnesota and Wisconsin -- are refusing to go along, claiming that the EPA's new rules could leave low-income residents in the cold. Missouri and...
  • Hey liberals, you're right: The polls are telling us something

    10/07/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT · by GilGil · 2 replies ^ | 10-03-12 | Dean Chambers
    As the polls become less skewed closer to the election, so too will the RCP average. In fact, I predict the RCP average will reflect a Romney lead before election day. When both the RCP average and the average show Romney leading before the election, which is going to happen, we'll know two things. The polls are fairly accurate, because the pollsters care more about their credibility as the election is near, and that Mitt Romney is going to win the election. I stand behind both predictions. Those three polls released yesterday
  • Fannie, Freddie Loans Deemed 'Safe' Under Mortgage Rules

    03/28/2011 4:09:51 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 7 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | March 28, 2011 | Alan Zibel
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Loans sold to government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) will be deemed "safe" under new rules designed to encourage responsible lending practices, according to a summary of a proposal developed by federal regulators.
  • Home prices fall in major US cities (8 hit lowest point since housing bust)

    01/25/2011 7:15:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 44 replies
    AP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/25/2011 | Alex Veiga, AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Home prices are falling across most of America's largest cities, and average prices in eight major markets have hit their lowest point since the housing bust.
  • How to tell where the price of your house is headed

    11/02/2010 11:35:51 AM PDT · by SGW · 15 replies ^ | 11/02/10 | Gil Guignat
    There is an interesting study that has been done back to the 1930’s. It has to do with the median price of a house divided by the price of gold. Whenever that price reaches 100 we reach a bottom. ( SEE GRAPH TOP LEFT. DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURE IF YOU NEED IT LARGER) Since Phoenix has been one of the hardest hit places in terms of housing prices, you’ll find this a very interesting exercise.
  • FR scoop: Live Grenade found in backyard of Austin TX residence!

    03/21/2009 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Kolb · 31 replies · 858+ views
    me ^ | 3-21-09 | me
    Saturday morning a live WWII era hand grenade was found amid piles of debris in the backyard of a central Austin, Texas residence. Area neighbors found the grenade while removing the remnants of a collapsed garage as part of a community outreach/ assistance program for elderly property owners. Local authorities were notified, the area blocked off by police, some nearby residents evacuated and the Austin Police Department bomb squad brought in to identify, contain and dispose of the munition. The grenade was safely detonated by the APD bomb squad in a nearby empty lot at 50th Street and Harmon Avenue...
  • New-home sales plunge 8.3% to seven-year low

    09/27/2007 9:25:39 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 20 replies · 62+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 27 September 2007 | Rex Nutting
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sales of new homes dropped 8.3% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 795,000, the slowest sales pace since June 2000, the Commerce Department estimated Thursday. Sales are now down 21.2% in the past year, with no sign of a bottom in the crippled housing market. Read the full government report. "This is just hideous," wrote Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist for High Frequency Economics. "This is more evidence that it's going to be a long and -- for a lot of people -- a painful process," said Mike Schenk, economist for the Credit Union...
  • Home building sets record in 2005

    01/20/2006 2:07:32 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 459+ views
    Last year was a record for the nation's home building industry . The Commerce Department reported Thursday that construction of single-family homes and apartments totaled 2.065 million units last year. The increase of 5.6 percent over 2004 pushed overall residential construction to the second highest level on record, exceeded only by 2.357 million units built in 1972. Meanwhile, single-family home construction hit an all-time high for the third straight year, rising to 1.714 million units, up 6.4 percent from the previous record of 1.611 million homes built in 2004. The record-setting performance came despite the fact that housing activity dropped...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Lightweight Wood Roof Trusses Pose Hazard For Firefighters

    07/18/2004 2:10:15 PM PDT · by snopercod · 50 replies · 1,107+ views
    Cincinatti Inquirer ^ | July 18, 2004 | Tom McKee
    New houses are being built with more lighter materials these days. However, some fear this is putting firefighters at risk. At issue are lightweight wooden trusses that support the roof. They're engineered to make housing more affordable, but many firefighters have a saying -- "Don't trust a truss." It's a firefighters worst nightmare. Falling through the roof of a blazing building. For Rob Penny, he remembers clearly when it happened to him nine years ago in a Montgomery home. "I had no idea how far I was falling, but I knew it was going to hurt when I landed," said...
  • Growing Pains (Catoosa County’s rampant residential growth)

    07/01/2004 9:53:59 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 432+ views
    Catoosa County News ^ | 7/2/04 | Chris Zelk
    Officials mull ways to stem the tide of Catoosa County’s rampant residential growth. The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners and Catoosa Planning and Zoning Department held a joint meeting at the Courthouse Annex with representatives from several county agencies and businesses for a three-hour brainstorming session. The meeting, attended by about 40, yielded few specific solutions but plenty of dialogue from a number of perspectives. J. Olney Meadows, Catoosa Development Authority director, said that a migration study was conducted last year using Internal Revenue Service data from residence location and family size, concluding that during the 1990s, 1,337 households moved...
  • H2 ECOnomy's fuel cell test station

    10/10/2002 7:13:54 AM PDT · by zx2dragon · 18 replies · 332+ views
    Fuel Cell Today ^ | October 10, 2002
    H2 ECOnomy, an innovator of fuel cell technologies, recently (August 2002) introduced the TS-200 series Fuel Cell Test Station. These test stations are designed to fully test hydrogen PEM fuel cells in the 1W to 1kW range. The TS-200 is a total PEM fuel cell test solution, controlling and monitoring all pertinent system variables. While controlling the pressures of hydrogen and air and their input flows with mass flow controllers, the station monitors the output current, voltage, temperature and internal pressure of the fuel cell under test. The hydrogen and air gas flows are humidified. H2 ECOnomy plans to deliver...