California Neighborhoods Endangered As Wildfires Approach


first_imgSign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn California Neighborhoods Endangered As Wildfires Approach Related Articles October 29, 2019 1,311 Views The Kincade Fire and the Tick Fire are bearing down on high-value homes in the Los Angeles area, CNN reports.“This is a very dynamic fire and all residents west of the 405 Freeway and south of Sunset need to be vigilant and stay informed following LAFD,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said.According to Jonathan Cox, a spokesman for California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has scorched more than 74,000 acres and destroyed more than 100 structures. It has been 15% contained on Monday as of Monday.Meanwhile, the Tick Fire, near Santa Clarita in the southern portion of the state, had destroyed 24 residences and damaged another 40, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. That blaze was 82% contained on Monday. In response to the winds, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) shut off power to about 965,000 customers in northern portions of the state.According to CoreLogic, California and Texas lead the United States in the number of residences and RCV in the high- and extreme-risk categories, but California cannot be topped when it comes to wildfire devastation over the past two years. In 2017, California’s wildfires, including the Tubbs Fire and the Thomas Fire dwarfed previous records for both the size of the fires and the amount of destruction. In 2018, new records were set again for both categories, along with the number of deaths for a single wildfire event, the Camp Fire.“When considering the future of wildfire risk in the Western United States, it will likely expand to more homes and result in the greater property losses than we have seen in the past,” said CoreLogic. “As unfortunate as it sounds, there are other communities similar to Paradise where fuels are present and homes are at risk. It only requires the right weather conditions and an errant spark to create the next unwanted record.” Disaster Fire Preperation 2019-10-29 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Tagged with: Disaster Fire Preperation Previous: Where Homeowners Are ‘Overstretched’ Next: Counsel’s Corner: Implementing Technology and Compliance Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / California Neighborhoods Endangered As Wildfires Approach Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Divided NCUA Board approves new appraisal rule


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A divided NCUA board on Thursday approved a final rule that increases the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate-related transactions from $250,000 to $1 million.For the second month in a row, board member Todd Harper voted against a major rule, while Chairman Rodney Hood and board member J. Mark McWatters voted for it.Last month the board divided the same way in approving a proposal to seek comment on a possible delay to the agency’s Risk-Based Capital rule.Harper said the magnitude of the appraisal increase was too large, noting that banking agencies increased their threshold from $250,000 to $500,000.“We’re not just running before we walk, we’re leapfrogging over the other banking regulators,” he said. NCUA headquarterscenter_img continue reading »last_img read more

Local Libertarian launches Congressional campaign


first_imgBatesville, In. — Tom Ferkinhoff is the Libertarian candidate for Congress the 6th District of Indiana. Ferkinhoff is running against Democrat Jeanine Lee Lake and Republican Greg Pence.Ferkinhoff was born and raised in Ripley County and is a life-long resident of the 6th Congressional District. Ferkinhoff has worked as a CPA for the last 20 years in southeastern Indiana. For the past six years he has worked for a Cincinnati-based accounting firm performing the role of a contract CFO for several large companies.He is a pro-life candidate in favor of term limits, a revised tax code, a workable plan to get people off federal benefits and affordable healthcare.Click here for more information about Tom Ferkinhoff.last_img read more

Euro 2020: Madrid Officials Blast Bale’s Wales Celebrations


first_img​Real Madrid officials have labeled Gareth Bale’s Euro 2020 qualification celebrations as ‘a joke in very bad taste’ after the Welshman held aloft a flag which ranked the Spanish club as less important than Wales and golf.Bale overcame recent injury issues to help his nation secure a 2-0 victory over Hungary on Tuesday evening, and he and his teammates were pictured with a banner that read ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order,’ referring to comments made regarding the 30-year-old’s priorities.Former Madrid star Predrag Mijatovic recently raised concerns over Bale’s lack of commitment to los Merengues, and his words were the catalyst for a new chant amongst Wales fans, which in turn inspired the controversial banner. The ​ex-Tottenham Hotspur star’s actions made the front page of Spanish newspapers, and a source within Madrid described the banner as a ‘joke in very bad taste’ and it has sparked ‘anger, but also indifference’ from club officials, as reported by ​ESPN .Sources suggest that some of ​Bale’s teammates found the banner amusing, but they are worried about the fans’ reaction upon his return from international duty.There has been a lot of friction between ​Madrid supporters and the Welshman in recent years, and Tuesday’s actions will only put more strain on their already fractured relationship.Bale has not featured for his club since October, but he managed to put in key performances in both international fixtures for his country during the break.Los Blancos’ coach Zinedine Zidane was very open in his desire to sell the ​ex-Southampton man over the summer, but a move never materialised and Bale worked his way back into los Merengues’ side.Bale recently admitted that ​he prefers playing for his country rather than the Spanish giants, and his passion shone through on Tuesday evening, as the forward assisted the opening goal to take Wales to Euro 2020.The Dragons went into their crunch match with Hungary knowing that they had to win to qualify for the summer tournament, and a brace from ​ex-Arsenal man ​Aaron Ramsey carried Ryan Giggs’ men to a deserved victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gareth Bale (centre) and his teammates celebrating Wales’ qualification for Euro 2020 on Tuesday nightlast_img read more

Volleyball club ‘‘Jedinstvo’’ is the winner of BiH tournament


first_imgFinal volleyball tournament of BiH Cup for men and women was held this weekend in Brčko and the home club ”Jedinstvo” won the title in both categories ( men and women).In women’s category, Jedinstvo defeated HE na Drini with 3:0 in semi-finals, while Gacko defeated OK Jahorina with 3:0. In finals Jedinstvo defeated Gacko with 3:0, and thus won the title of the champion.In men’s category, Jedinstvo defeated Kakanj with 3:1 in semi-finals, while Bosna Kalesija defeated Napredak with 3:0. In finals Jedinstvo defeated Bosna from Kalesija with 3:0 and secured the title of the champion.last_img read more