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Most indicators point to substandard housing performance in 2015. Many variables such as affordability, foreclosure trends, demographics, among others, will play a role nationally and regionally in presenting opportunities and pitfalls.
Joining the broadcast today to discuss the 2015 housing market is Daren Bloomquist with RealtyTrac.
Daren joined RealtyTrac in 2001 and has been instrumental in many facets of the company’s business as it transformed into the industry leader it is today. Daren is RealtyTrac’s primary media spokesperson and resident go-to expert on housing and foreclosure statistics and trends.
Daren is also managing editor of RealtyTrac’s Foreclosure News Report, which was named the “Nation’s Best Newsletter” by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and is directly responsible for the creation of the company’s U.S. foreclosure market and sales reports. The report is cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY.
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Guest Randy Rhoads is an Architect with more than 28 years of experience in the design of residential, commercial/retail, educational, and governmental/ institutional projects.
Randy is a Vice President / Project Architect at McCormack Baron Salazar where his main responsibility is to guide the physical plan from initial master plan conception through construction in order to guarantee a solution of a high-functioning, high-quality, well-designed, safe, connected community.
Randy was the lead architect on a number of notable projects including:
6 North in St. Louis, MO, the first multi-family, mixed-income building in the U.S. to incorporate universal design features into every unit. He was the lead project architect
Tremont Pointe in Cleveland, OH, which was one of the first affordable housing developments to be awarded the Green Communities Criteria Certification
University Place Homes in Memphis, TN, which achieved LEED for Homes Certification in 2009 and LEED-ND certification in 2010.
Most recently, Mr. Rhoads led the design work on Legends Park West in Memphis, TN, which was awarded funding in 2009 under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s competitive ARRA 2009 Green Communities Program. Legends Park West has received Enterprise Green Community Criteria Certification and has earned Energy Star for Homes Certification.
For mor information visit www.mccormackbaron.com
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On this episode of Community Investor, Host Larry Muck sits down with Jay Mason, President of Classic Carriage Development, discussing solutions to providing excellent housing alternatives for baby boomers. Learn about his plan to end the trend of reliance on reverse mortgages and an improved lifestyle.
To ask a question or to learn more drop Larry a note. Send your email to Larry@larrymuck.com
Listen to Living Education eFair Housing Today Radio , with host Michel Davis Robinson, Founder and CEO of Forest Of The Rain Productions on May 28, 2014 from 11:00am-12:00pm as she discusses "The Importance of Equal Housing Opportunity and Access to a Qualtiy Education. Ms. Davis Robinson's guest will be Stella Adams.
Stella Adams is a civil rights professional with over 20 years experience with civil rights enforcement. She has worked tirelessly to provide equal access and equal opportunity to all. Her specialties include:Fair Housing Investigations, Fair Lending Investigations, Fair Housing Policy, Fair Lending Policy, Mortgage Fraud Investigations, Analysis of Impediment studies, Foreclosure Prevention/Loss Mitigation, Civil Rights Education and Advocacy.
Stella Adams, is the Founder and CEO of SJ Adams Consulting; a full service civil rights research and consulting firm located in Durham, NC. S J Adams Consulting provides a broad range of services to non-profit community based organizations, government and industry to assist them in meeting their fair housing, fair lending, diversity or environmental justice goals. These services include Fair Housing/Lending audits, Fair Housing Planning, Research, Mystery Shopping, Civil Rights Investigations, Mortgage Fraud Investigations, Compliance Programs, Training Programs, and Independent Assessments.
S J Adams Consulting is dedicated to the creation of equal housing opportunity and equal access to financial services for all citizens regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability or source of income.
Teach the Children Well: The Battle for Public Education featuring Diane Ravitch, one of the foremost authorities on education in the U.S.,former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, whistle-blower etraordinaire, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error:The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools and other notable books on education history and policy " incisive, comprehensive looks at today s American public school system that argue against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.
NYS Governor Cuomo manipulated the state budget, holding up its passage, until it included the hugely unpopular and anti-worker practice of pegging teachers tenure and evaluations to standardized tests grade results. While dropped from inclusion in the budget the Governors desire to see the proliferation of charter schools remains a mainstay on his educational agenda. These issues have been been heating up ever since Pres. Bush s No Child Left Behind plan, but especially since the roll out of Race to The Top and the Common Core State Standards so Building Bridges decided to tackle these issues with with Diane Ravitch, who infuses research, about the recent history of education policy reform, the strategies used for fighting back against these policies, and who proposes solutions that work to create sustainable, equitable, anti-racist, democratic and meaningful public education. Our conversation with Diane Ravitch is for anyone interested in an insider s look and leading a resistance or forming an organization towards reclaiming our public schools and reclaiming the public narrative around education policy.
Jed and Tim talk to NPE's Anthony Cody about the Network for Public Education's conference in Chicago this weekend.
This past week, Vice President Joe Biden and Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development were out promoting homeownership for low income families and encouraging lenders to loosen credit standards. After watching David Lykken appeared as a guest on FOX Business discussing this topic ( http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4159595330001 ), many mortgage lenders wrote him saying they are FOR the loosening credit standards. David asked and we will be discussing, "Wasn't it the loosening of credit standards that got us into the last housing crisis and resulted in the U.S. getting into the 'Great Reccession'?"
To put this all in perspective, Logan Mohtashami will be returning to the broadcast sharing his thoughts on this important topic. You can read his latest blog on this topic at http://loganmohtashami.com/ (Logan Mohtashami | Financial Truth ). He has recently been challenging the assumptions and assertions of many housing experts. Tune in to today's broadcast to hear Logan's latest housing market predictions, things you won't hear from other housing experts.
Created BY mortgage professional FOR mortgage professionals, Lykken on Lending is a weekly 60-minute radio program hosted by mortgage veteran, David Lykken and joined by Alice Alvey, Andy Schell, Joe Farr, Paul Muolo and Sam Garcia all discussing the latest industry news.
Tonight, on RAP UP LIVE with Pastor A.F. Riggins, we will be discussing Respect...Law Enforcement and the Public. We want to hear your views and opinions. Join in the discussion and let your voice be heard at (347) 855-8118 on Blog Talk USA.
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Doing the right thing and helping others is something that comes easily to best selling author, LJ Sellers. Tonight LJ will share her path in life in serving her local community in the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon.
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Housing Help is devoted to keeping families from being homeless. We offer assistance to people with temporary housing crises. With the support of small public donations, we pool our resources and make a huge difference in the lives of individuals. Our primary focus is Lane County, Oregon, but we are not limited in our scope.
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In the last half of the show, Celebrity Chef, Bernie Guzman shares his January Facebook Challenge:
Be a better person in 2015! Through the end of January, I will bake any personal dessert request, even Macaroni & Cheese. Simply make a donation to my "AIDS LIFE CYCLE" or "HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER" charities. Your donation helps service homeless young people including meals, laundry, access to a clothing closet, emergency phone, transportation tokens and a bed to sleep in a loving environment.
Last week the majority in the state legislature, under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback passed a new controversial law providing "block grant" funding to our public schools. The agenda has many critics, and may force a constitutional crisis in the supreme court. Later this week from March 28 - 30 people will be walking from Johnson County (NE Kansas) to the Topeka statehouse to raise awareness and promote participation of the public.
Information about this event is at Game on for Kansas Schools. Stay tuned to RFK for updates.
Today we will broadcast a special program on the corporate attempt to take over and privatize our public schools with Charter Schools. The show will expose how the "reform" movement under Obama's "Race to the Top" is being used as a guise to bring about this privatization of our public schools. You'll learn how they're doing it, who's behind it and what you can do about it.
The Assault on Public Education is produced in the studio of WWUH 91.3 FM at the University of Hartford and airs on the last Monday of every month from 12- 1:00 PM.. at WWUH 91.3 FM (www.wwuh.org)
A complete listing of free downloads in this series is linked at The A-Info Radio Project.
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Last Tuesday, eight Atlanta Public Schools employees were sentenced to prison in one of the largest school cheating scandals in American history. The educators were convicted of racketeering — a felony typically reserved for mob bosses, drug kingpins and terrorists.
While similar scandals have occurred in 39 different states and Washington, D.C., the offenders have rarely been prosecuted as criminals. Yet in an unprecedented move, the prosecutors in Atlanta charged the educators under Georgia's "Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act" — a law passed in 1980 specifically to combat the scourge of organized crime. RICO laws, which EXIST at the federal level and in 33 states, empower prosecutors to go after the leaders of organized crime who order but do not personally commit crimes such as robbery, money laundering and murder. Individuals convicted under such laws can face up to 20 years in prison.
Did the charges fit the crime? Was this organized crime? or simply unethical? Are we so familiar with justice not being served that when it is we think its unjust or even racism. Is this a prime example of overciminization in America? And most importantly What about the CHILDREN?
Call in and let's discuss this case and the educational system in America today. How can we improve or change the systemic and blatant disregard for education and justice for the real victims in this case. Come Get on the COUCH and let's talk about this and much more!!!!
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