Brooklyn sales jumped 82% in the fourth quarter

first_imgThe average sales price in Brooklyn in the fourth quarter was just over $1 million. (Getty) In the before times, New York’s residential sales market functioned on a natural rhythm of seasonality. Spring was good; fall was less good; and winter was the worst.But the pandemic has changed things. Take Brooklyn: Between 2003 and 2019, the number of sales in the fourth quarter traditionally fell by an average of 13 percent from the previous quarter.In 2020, however, fourth-quarter sales shot up 82 percent from the third quarter to a total of 2,695. The number was also nearly 6 percent higher than the same period last year.“The fourth quarter tends to have the lowest sales total of any quarter of the year and this year it has the highest,” said Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel, author of the latest Douglas Elliman market report for Brooklyn and Queens home sales. “This is the clawback; this is the recovery and activity from the lockdown.”Miller said he had seen the spike coming by looking at Brooklyn contract numbers, which had steadily ticked up last year as buyers left Manhattan in search of more spacious homes. (Sales reports do not take into consideration when contracts were signed, meaning there is a lag in the data.)“The last two months, new signed contracts for Brooklyn were the most signed contracts for their respective months since the financial crisis,” Miller said.According to his market report, the average sales price in Brooklyn in the fourth quarter was just over $1 million, up from $972,873 in the same period last year.Condos in new developments did particularly well, accounting for 300 deals last quarter — a huge jump from the 56 new development deals done in the same period last year.In Queens, meanwhile, fourth-quarter sales shot up 56 percent from the previous quarter, although they were down 8.3 percent from the same period last year.The median sales price in that borough, $668,000, and the average sales price, $705,636, both rose year-over-year to reach new records.Miller said Queens has been setting price records since 2015.“A lot of the growth in Queens has been attributed to what I have been calling for years the ‘Brooklyn spillover,’” he said. “Brooklyn was the machine that was attracting a lot of demand and people that were priced out looked at Queens as a more affordable alternative — and that’s continuing.”Contact Sylvia Varnham O’Regan Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* TagsBrooklyn sales marketDatajonathan millerQueens sales market Email Address* Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

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WWE star Roman Reigns says his cancer is in remission

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Hours after making a huge announcement on WWE’s Raw, wrestling star Roman Reigns appeared on ABC News’ Good Morning America to talk about the amazing news that his cancer is in remission. Reigns told the millions of WWE fans Monday night that the “Big Dog” was back and that he got the good news from his doctors. He had revealed his leukemia had returned late last year after having been in remission for more than a decade. On GMA Tuesday, the wrestling champ, birth name Leati Anoa’i, said Monday night was “one of those things I thought about over and over.” He added, “This journey not going to be complete until I step back in that ring … I was so nervous last night.” The champ added that the love and support he’s received this year from people from all walks of life has been “really overwhelming.” “Everybody was thinking about me,” he told ABC’s Robin Roberts. “I feel so blessed to receive that type of attention, that type of love.” He also touched on how sometimes families suffer the most when someone is sick. “They are the ones worrying to death, my mom bless her heart, she is the biggest worry wart in the world,” he said with a laugh, then telling his mother he loved her. “The first time it felt like I was on an island. This time it just felt like I was surrounded by guardian angels.” Reigns now wants to use his cancer battle to “create awareness” and be “a symbol of hope.” After telling his fans Monday night about his good news, Reigns told WWE he had thought about for a long time how his return would go and what he would say. He admitted how nervous and choked up he was that “I just hope it came off well.” “I hope they can tell, ‘Yeah, he is much better. He’s doing better, he’s moving better, he is better,’” he added. Reigns is a four-time world champion and has been a star in the WWE since the early 2010’s.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. February 26, 2019 /Sports News – National WWE star Roman Reigns says his cancer is in remission Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Rising revenues at EweMove help TPFG boost profits by 29% this year

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Rising revenues at EweMove help TPFG boost profits by 29% this year previous nextAgencies & PeopleRising revenues at EweMove help TPFG boost profits by 29% this yearProfitable hybrid arm of TPFG now has 114 ‘offices’ although the rate of franchisee recruitment has slowed significantly compared to last year.Nigel Lewis12th September 201802,674 Views While many large estate agency firms are licking their wounds as the property market softens, Martin & Co parent company The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has today released an extraordinarily upbeat set of figures including profits up by 29% to £2.3 million.This includes increased market share for the company’s hybrid agency EweMove which now has 114 territory franchisee holders, is the 5th largest in its sector and unlike many competitors is trading profitably.Ewemove’s franchisee income increase to £920,000 from £500,000 last year although the hybrid has been struggling to recruit new franchisees so far this year, signing up 12 compared to 18 during the first six months of 2017.Hybrid agencyFigures from the hybrid agency also suggest why; experienced estate agents pay £2,000 to join while non-industry applicants are charge £20,000. EweMove has recruited fewer of the former so far this year.At TPFG, all the dials have been rising including both revenue and service fees from its franchisees, operating margin, profits, number of franchisees and lettings book.This includes turnover up by 17% to £5.5 million, franchisee royalties by 15% and the number of rental properties managed by 6% to 53,000.TPFG operates six property brands including CJ Hole, Parkers, Ellis & Co, Whitegates, Martin & Co and EweMove.The only blot on the landscape for TPFG is that it closed 11 branches during the first half of the year, offset by 15 new branches being opened, taking its total to 377.“We are pleased to have delivered another strong set of results, with all of our brands, including our “challenger” online brand, EweMove, improving revenue over the same period last year,” says TPFG CEO Ian Wilson (left).“Historically, the Group has experienced stronger trading in the second half year, associated with heightened lettings activity in the period from June to September. We are seeing early indicators that this pattern will be maintained in 2018.”Martin & Co Parkers CJ Hole The Property Franchise Group TPFG Ellis & Co EweMove Whitegates September 12, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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One Night Only: Started A Fire

first_imgIt’s difficult to pin down exactly what it is about Yorkshire teens One Night Only that has led them to receive some quite considerable recommendations. Tipped by Jo Whiley as ones to watch in 2008, the band must be disappointed with reviews of Started a Fire, featuring such epithets as ‘rather boring’ and ‘harmless.’ Such critiques form a damning verdict for any young band in the face of much cooler competition from their peers, the likes of nu-rave wannabes Good Shoes and Pull Tiger Tail! However, whilst flagship track ‘Just for Tonight’ is not quite the ‘epic, balls-out indie rock’ that its promoters would have us believe, its opening bars are undoubtedly catchy and you can begin to understand the low-level hype that still surrounds them. Chris Moyles’ comparison between this and ‘Ashes’ by Embrace is probably the best I can think of, with the anthemic ‘Just for Tonight’ and ‘He’s There’ being the best examples of the album’s characteristic indie pop. Debut single ‘You and Me’ shows a quirkier, jauntier side that is echoed in ‘He’s There’ and just about discernable in ‘It’s About Time’, but doesn’t quite go far enough. Unfortunately, the record then plods through a couple of bog-standard indie ballads; ‘Time’ and ‘Sweet Sugar’ (‘you are my C6H12O6’), which exist only as poorly-written filler. Started a Fire contains a couple of interesting, catchy tracks that do a good job of putting keys and synths into the mix and will set a few feet tapping. George Craig undoubtedly has a good voice and his band some degree of talent, but it’s not quite come together in this repetitive and on the whole indifferent debut. Yet there remains a potential that may be worth watching.by Benjamin Iveslast_img read more

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Monday Beach Update: Project Going Full Speed at 55th and 56th

first_imgCheck OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Monday, August 31An excavator is at work shaping dunes between 56th Street and 57th Street.PROGRESS: As of Monday at dusk, the beaches at 55th Street and 56th Street remain closed as the south end beach replenishment project moves into its final phase.Beaches between 37th Street and 54th Street are now complete, and the pipeline feeding that part of the project has been removed.The main pipeline feeding sand to the beaches is split into three, so a wider area of the beach can be covered.WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area between 55th Street and 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Sand-pumping is expected to be complete within three weeks. Dune crossover work will follow. And the planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for free Three separate outlets are feeding the beach replenishment project at 56th Street in Ocean City on Monday, Aug. 31.last_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report for Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

first_imgDecember 29, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 62Motor Vehicle Stops: 20Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 15Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 0 EMS callsTheft, 200 block Ocean Ave., at 8:40pmTheft, 600 block Wesley Ave., two in custody, at 3:51pm January 1, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 96Motor Vehicle Stops: 34Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 24Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 13 fire and 13 EMS callsHarassment, 4300 block Asbury Ave., at 2:42amBurglary, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 4:25amTheft, 900 block Ocean Ave., at 1:02pm December 28, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 68Motor Vehicle Stops: 22Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 18Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 5 EMS call January 2, 2016: Saturday Calls for service: 87Motor Vehicle Stops: 29Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 31Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 3 EMS callsFraud, 1300 block Bay Ave., at 7:47amWarrant, 300 block 7th St., one in custody, at 12:45pm December 30, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 82Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 30Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 800 Plymouth Pl., at 1:20amDWI, Corsons Inlet, one in custody, at 1:59pm December 27, 2015 – January 2, 2016Calls for Service: 575Daily Average: 82center_img OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES December 31, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 86Motor Vehicle Stops: 44Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 14Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 9 EMS callsBurglary, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 9:07amThreats, 300 block North St., at 8:34amDomestic violence, 4300 block Asbury Ave., at 11:31pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.Happy New Years to all from the Ocean City Police Department. Ocean City Police Department December 27, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 89Motor Vehicle Stops: 34Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 36Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 5 EMS callsWarrant, 600 block 10th St., one in custody, at 9:04pmlast_img read more

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Walter Reed Doctor: President Trump appears to be on road to recovery

first_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSuspect arrested after deadly shooting in SturgisNext articleGrace College mourns passing of former President Dr. Homer Kent, Jr. Network Indiana Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp (“Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0) President Donald Trump was flown to Walter Reed Medical Center Friday night, after testing positive for coronavirus on Thursday.Saturday morning, Dr. Sean Conley, Physician to the president, says Trump has been fever free for 24 hours, and is not on oxygen.“At this time the team and I are extremely happy with the progress the President has made,” said Dr. Conley. “Thursday, he had a mild cough and some nasal congestion, and fatigue all of which are now resolving and improving.”Dr. Conley did not say when Trump would be discharged, but that days 7 to 10 were the most critical in determining the course of the illness.Dr. Conley said that Trump had been given Remdesivir, and an received an experimental treatment, Regeneron’s REGN-COV2, which is an experimental coronavirus drug.“Given that we provided some of these advanced therapies so early in the course, a little bit earlier than most of the patients we know and follow, it’s hard to tell where he is on that course,” said Dr. Conley. “So, everyday we are evaluating, ‘Does he need to be here?’ ‘What does he need?’ and ‘Where is he going?’”Dr. Sean Dooley, who’s part of the medical team overseeing the president, said that Trump seems to be in good spirits.“The quote he left us with was, ‘I feel like I could walk out of here today,” and that was a very encouraging comment from the president.”Conley said Trump has plenty of work to get done and he is doing it.Former Indiana Governor, Vice President Mike Pence tested negative and has continued his campaign schedule. Indiana’s Amy Coney Barrett, US Supreme Court Judge nominee, also tested negative, but she did have a mild case of coronavirus earlier this year and recovered. By Network Indiana – October 3, 2020 0 304 Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNational Google+ Facebook Walter Reed Doctor: President Trump appears to be on road to recovery Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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Press release: Leader of the Commons to Chair Ministerial Group on Family Support from Conception to the Age of Two

first_imgThe review will build on recent government policy in this area including NHS England’s Maternity Transformation Programme, expanding provision for perinatal mental health care, building parents’ confidence to begin the learning process from the home, and supporting thousands of families with access to free childcare.This includes: I am delighted the Prime Minister has asked me to explore what more the government can do to ensure we act early to help every child get the best possible start in life. The vital importance of supporting the first 1,001 days from conception to the age of two has been a long-standing passion of mine. A baby’s earliest experiences determine their lifelong emotional health, so a secure early start can protect young people from later mental health problems and contribute significantly to reducing major social harms. I am greatly looking forward to exploring with ministerial colleagues what more the government can do to improve the cradle-to-grave effects that result from better outcomes in this critical period of our lives. Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP (Lord President of the Council, Leader of the House of Commons) Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP (Chief Secretary to the Treasury) Justin Tomlinson MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance) Nadhim Zahawi MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families) Jackie Doyle-Price MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities) Rishi Sunak MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Local Government) Notes to editorsThe membership of the cross-party working group will be: The Prime Minister has asked Andrea Leadsom MP to chair a cross-government ministerial group, which will seek to identify gaps in available provision and make recommendations on how coordination across departments can be improved.Rt Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP said: record investment in early years education and childcare support of around £6 billion by 2020 £365 million investment to enable 30,000 more women to access appropriate, high-quality specialist perinatal mental health care by 2020/21 15 hours per week of free early education for disadvantaged two-year-olds – nearly 750,000 children have benefited from this support ensuring parents in this critical period can benefit from up to £39 million being invested to reduce parental conflict through evidence-based intervention For media enquiries, please contact [email protected]last_img read more

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News story: New measures announced to combat forced marriage

first_imgAs part of this, a public consultation will be launched to determine whether there should be a mandatory requirement for professionals to report a forced marriage case to the authorities. This will help identify: Further measures announced today to crack down on forced marriage include plans to: which professionals the duty would apply to the specific circumstances where a case would have to be reported potential sanctions for failure to comply with the duty This work will progress over the coming months and follows previous action taken by the government to strengthen the law including the introduction of a specific criminal offence of forced marriage, lifelong anonymity for victims, and criminalising breach of a Forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO). consult on including an explicit reference to forced marriage in the immigration rules to demonstrate that forced marriage is unacceptable in the UK launch a communications campaign to raise awareness of the issue work with the judiciary to examine whether anonymous evidence of forced marriage can be admissible as closed evidence in the appeals process consult on updated multi-agency statutory guidance on forced marriage to help ensure professionals understand forced marriage and their responsibilitieslast_img read more

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News story: New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Wick

first_imgThe UK Government has today, Thursday 7 January, opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Riverside Car Park in Wick (KW1 4EA). The centre is easily accessible for people without a car.The test centre is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history. In Scotland, this comprises of six drive through sites, 23 walk-through sites, 23 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working round the clock to process samples.In Scotland, the UK Government is providing all Covid testing and test processing outside of the NHS. Around two thirds of all daily tests are provided by the UK Government, in support of Scotland’s health services.Tests must be booked in advance at NHS Inform or by calling 0800 028 2816. People should only book at test if they have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste).Health Minister Lord Bethell said: Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the UK Government with this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other frontline heroes in Wick, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe. Baroness Dido Harding, Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection, said: Walk through sites offer communities better access to coronavirus testing, so everyone with symptoms can get a test. This new site is part of our ongoing work to expand our testing network across the UK which now has the capacity to process more than 700,000 tests a day. We will continue to expand capacity to improve test turnaround times and push forward testing innovations to make sure anyone who needs a test can get one. Please book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss or change in sense of smell or taste, and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted. Simon Venn, Mitie Chief Government & Strategy Officer, said: The UK Government is doing everything it can to support people in all parts of the UK through the pandemic. Testing continues to play an important role how we manage the virus alongside the roll out of vaccines, helping to identify local outbreaks, slow down the rate of transmission and protect communities. I would like to thank the public for continuing to do the right thing and come forward to be tested when they display symptoms. The UK Government continues to provide the bulk of testing in Scotland, with this new walk-through centre in Wick just the latest in our extensive network. We have also secured and paid for millions of doses of the Pfizer and Oxford vaccines for all parts of the UK. Hope is on the horizon, but we can’t let up on our efforts to contain the virus.center_img Pam Dudek, NHS Highland’s Chief Executive, said: To respond to the coronavirus, we have built a major testing and tracing system from scratch. We are constantly working to expand and improve it with new technologies and innovations so everyone with symptoms can get a test. New walk-in sites like this one makes it even easier to get a test no matter where you live. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted to protect others and stop the spread of the virus. UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart said This new facility will make it even easier for people in Caithness to get a test. I want to thank all of the staff for their hard work in ensuring the service up and running and I would encourage anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 to book a test immediately.last_img read more

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