4 Jun

House unfit for human habitation claims Southill resident

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print Facebook Previous articleTreacy and co in court for keeping horsesNext articleEuro-5 engines for new Golf Estate admin NewsLocal NewsHouse unfit for human habitation claims Southill residentBy admin – June 25, 2009 598 center_img Email Twitter A Southill resident, who wished not to be identified, says his home of 40 years is no longer fit for human habitation.The 62-year-old who has lived in O’Malley Park since the house was built in 1969, said, “I want to be rehoused somewhere decent”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the years, he has watched the Corporation board up and demolish the houses that surround his own.He told the Limerick Post these derelict properties adjacent to his are now being used to dump rubbish.This has created what he described as a, “vermin infestation”.He also claims that he cannot open any windows because disease-carrying flies that have gathered at the rubbish outside will enter his home.He is now surrounded by these empty houses and has few close neighbours.His own home has now fallen into disrepair and he sees little point in maintaining it as the dwellings around him are covered with overgrowth and litter.As he does not own the house, he feels he is being neglected by Limerick City Council.“If it was my house, I would have been rehoused somewhere comfortable now, but because it’s not, they don’t want to know”.He says he has been trying desperately to be relocated along with his two sons, “I have been up and down to City Hall and I’m getting nowhere”.This frustration led him to stop paying his rent three months ago. He argues: “Nobody should have to live in the environment that I do”.The housing department at City Hall was not available for comment. WhatsApplast_img read more

31 May

Women Less Confident About the State of Housing

first_imgSubscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Confidence First-Time Homebuyers Gender Gap Homebuyers homesellers housing confidence Millennial Homebuyers Modern Homebuyer Survey valueinsured women homebuyers 2018-03-29 David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Tagged with: Confidence First-Time Homebuyers Gender Gap Homebuyers homesellers housing confidence Millennial Homebuyers Modern Homebuyer Survey valueinsured women homebuyers Previous: Talking About Housing With Paul Bishop Next: Perry Hilzendeger to Lead Wells Fargo’s Home Lending Servicing March 29, 2018 2,700 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Women Less Confident About the State of Housing The latest installment of the ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey finds strong disparities between men and women when it comes to their levels of confidence in the state of the housing market.According to the report, only 44 percent of all women believe the housing market is heading in a good direction “for people like me.” That percentage is based on “all interested homebuyers including homeowners who plan to sell and buy another home.” For comparison’s sake, male homebuyers reported a much higher confidence at 59 percent. When it comes to non-homeowners interested in buying, only 32 percent of women expressed confidence in the direction of the housing market.While the housing market is currently strong, women surveyed for the ValueInsured report are less confidence that that trend will last. Only 54 percent of women said they were confidence that a home they buy now would be worth more by the end of next year, as compared to 67 percent of male respondents. Similarly, only 52 percent of women surveyed said that now is a good time to purchase a home, whereas men came in at 68 percent.Forty-four percent of men surveyed said they were confident that they would not see another housing crisis within their lifetimes. That’s not a great percentage to begin with, but it’s much worse on the other side of the gender gap, with the percentage of confidence dropping to 28 percent among women.Nor does this pessimism about the state of housing affairs diminish among women who already own homes. ValueInsured reports that 41 percent of women believe the American housing market is currently “unhealthy,” with 20 percent of men believing the same. The numbers are better when it comes to belief that now is a good time to sell a home (72 percent of female homeowners and 84 percent of male homeowners agree), but both surveyed women and men expressed concerns that they would end up “buying high” after a successful sale. Seventy-one percent of female potential sellers and 66 percent of male potential sellers said they were worried about how much they would have to spend to land a new home.Among first-time millennial homebuyers, 38 percent of women believe buying a home today would be a “secure and smart financial decision,” whereas 52 percent of millennial men agree with that statement. Women Less Confident About the State of Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more