UL students donate €16,000 to Limerick charities

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list Print Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous article1000 waiting for speech and language therapy in LimerickNext articleMurray fit to face Benetton after neck injury scare Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Lucy O’Hara (Limerick Suicide Watch); Dr Lucy Smith(Rape Crisis Mid-West); Danielle McCarthy (Clare’s Wish Foundation); Ciara Jo Hanlon, Matthew Murphy, Yvonne Cook (Limerick Suicide Watch) and Lorcan O’Donnell at UL Student Life Charity cheque presenatation.Photo: Don MoloneyAN opportunity to give something back, is how students from the University of Limerick described their donation of €16,000 raised by a series of events organised in conjunction with UL Charity Week.Limerick Suicide Watch, Clare’s Wish Foundation, Rape Crisis Mid-West and the Peter McVerry Trust were the four Limerick-based charities who were presented with €4,000 each by student representative group UL Student Life.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up President Ciara Jo Hanlon said it gave them the opportunity to give back to the wider Limerick community by handing over the money raised by UL students to our four very deserving charities”.This year’s charity week events included bucket collections, chocolate egg eating competitions, shave or die, egg and spoon races and leg waxing.Welfare officer Lorcan O’Donnell said that they had concentrated on “bringing the values and focus back to what Charity Week is all about.“For students, the week is always a major event in their social calendar, we encouraged our students to have fun, be safe but most importantly, not to forget what the week is really about”.An additional €1,000 was donated by UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald to Limerick Suicide Watch after students selected the charity through an online poll.The student body announced that Pieta House and Limerick Marine Search and Rescue would be the charity partners for next year.center_img Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp NewsCommunityEducationUL students donate €16,000 to Limerick charitiesBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2019 1124 TAGScharity weekCommunityeducationFundraiserLimerick City and CountyNews Advertisement Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

Freddie Mac Economist Expects Best Year for Housing Since ’07

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Castro: HUD Budget Increase Will Help More Americans Achieve Homeownership Next: Fed Requests Changes in Bank of America’s Capital Plan Freddie Mac Homeownership Housing Market U.S. Economy 2015-03-11 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Len Kiefer, who will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Five Star Government Forum in Washington, D.C., on March 18, predicted in Freddie Mac’s March 2015 Economic and Housing Market Outlook that the coming year would be the best for housing since 2007, immediately prior to the crash.A big reason for the bright outlook for the housing market is improved job prospects for those ages 25 to 34, commonly known as millennials. Analysts agree that housing recovery largely depends on this group finding sufficient enough employment to leave the nest and form new households. Last year at this time, 75.9 percent of millennials were employed; that number has increased by almost a full percentage point in a year, up to 76.8 percent, its highest level since 2008.”This month kicks off the spring homebuying season,” Kiefer said. “Between now and the end of June, we’ll see about 40 percent of all home sales for the year. So these next few months will essentially tell us whether or not 2015 will be a good or bad year for housing markets. Overall, we’re feeling good about housing and we expect this year to be the best year for home sales and new home construction since 2007 when we saw total home sales about 5.8 million for the year.”Steadily rising rents are also expected to drive more buyers to the home market in 2015. Rents have risen by almost 11 percent over the last three years and jumped by an average of about 3.6 percent in 2014 alone. Also, the 30-year-fixed mortgage rate prediction was revised slightly higher to 4.0 percent for 2015 due to recent upward pressure on Treasury bond yields; the rate is predicted to be 4.9 percent in 2016. Home price appreciation is also expected to slow in 2016 (3.9 percent) compared to 2015 (3.4 percent).”With demand rising rapidly given the improved job prospects for younger households and vacancy rates at low levels, we expect to see rents rise at or above the rate of inflation this year as well,” Kiefer wrote in the report. “This may be the tipping point. Many current renters may decide to strike while the iron is hot (mortgage rates are low and home prices not too high) and purchase a home this year.”The good news of Freddie Mac’s report fell right in line with Fannie Mae’s February 2015 Housing Survey, released Monday, March 9. That report found consumer sentiment to be at an all-time high since the survey’s inception almost five years ago, with 47 percent of respondents saying they believe the economy is on the right track. The percentage of survey respondents who said they believe it is easier to get a mortgage today (54 percent) was also at an all-time survey high, according to Fannie Mae.(Editors’ note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com) March 11, 2015 2,318 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Economist Expects Best Year for Housing Since ’07 About Author: Brian Honea Freddie Mac Economist Expects Best Year for Housing Since ’07 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac Homeownership Housing Market U.S. Economylast_img read more