Delinquency Rate Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: CFPB and Justice Department Fine Hudson City Bank $27 Million for Redlining Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 9/25/2015 About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Despite seeing a slight month-over-month increase, the national delinquency rate on residential single-family homes experienced its largest decline in nearly four years, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ “First Look” at Mortgage Data for August 2015 released Friday.The delinquency rate, which includes residential homes that are 30 days or more overdue on mortgage payments but not in foreclosure, tumbled by 18 percent year-over-year in August down to 4.83 percent, the largest over-the-year decline since May 2011, according to Black Knight. This occurred despite a 2.5 percent uptick over-the-month in the delinquency rate for August 2015.That 4.83 percent of properties in delinquency calculates to about 2.45 million mortgages nationwide, and the over-the-year decline represents about 548,000 properties. Non-current inventory, which includes all properties with loans 30 days or more overdue or in foreclosure, was down by 766,000 year-over-year in August, down to 3.14 million properties. All 50 states saw improvements in their non-current inventory over the previous six months, led by Florida with 18 percent. Wyoming, which already had one of the nation’s lowest non-current inventory rate, saw a 0.7 percent improvement, according to Black Knight.The number of residential mortgage loans in some state of foreclosure as of the end of August 2015 (696,000) was the lowest total since November 2007, according to Black Knight. This represented about 1.37 percent of the residential mortgage market, a decline of nearly 24 percent from August 2014.Foreclosure starts rose by 7 percent over-the-month in August up to 80,500, driven by an increase in repeat foreclosures (borrowers who were in active foreclosure, then shifted back to either current or delinquent status, then returned to being in active foreclosure).Click here to see the complete First Look report for August 2015. The month-end mortgage statistics presented (as of August 31, 2015) are derived from Black Knight’s loan-level database representing approximately two-thirds of the nationwide mortgage market. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: August 2015 First Look at Mortgage Data Black Knight Financial Services Delinquency Rate Foreclosure Starts August 2015 First Look at Mortgage Data Black Knight Financial Services Delinquency Rate Foreclosure Starts 2015-09-25 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago September 25, 2015 1,411 Views Delinquency Rate Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Delinquency Rate Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/13/2016

first_imgHome / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/13/2016 Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2016-04-12 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Incentives Remain for Private Investors in Housing Next: Counsel’s Corner: Challenge of CFPB’s Constitutionality Begins The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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. Housing advocates and progressive groups have launched a coalition to change Agency distressed loan sales practices and require them to sell more delinquent loans to non-profits. The advocates tagged HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program a, quote, Wall Street Giveaway, close quote, because the majority of distressed loans sold through the program are bought by Wall Street investors.The coalition’s efforts include a petition to HUD Secretary Julián Castro asking him to cease distressed loan sales through DASP until the program is reformed. HUD has made changes to the program in the last year that include setting aside pools of loans exclusively for purchase by non-profits and extending the foreclosure delay time from six months to a year.A federal judge unsealed depositions related to Fairholme Funds’ lawsuit against the government over the sweeping of GSE profits into Treasury that may be undermining to the government’s position that the profit sweep was in fact a way to protect taxpayers. Testimony from key government officials reveals, however, that the government may have known in 2012 at the time the terms of the bailout agreement were amended that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to remain profitable for many years. Share Save in Featured, Media, Webcastscenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 12, 2016 713 Views 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 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/13/2016 Subscribelast_img read more

Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News January 16, 2018 3,481 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post 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 A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that high home prices limited housing availability are leading more homeowners to stay put and renovate their existing homes. Now Remodeling magazine is providing some hard data about just what those renovations could mean when it comes time to sell those homes.Remodeling has released its 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, which “compares average cost for 21 popular remodeling projects in 149 markets with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets.” Topping the list, with an average of 98.3 percent of cost recouped at resale, is garage door replacement. That job costs an average of $3,470, according to Remodeling, and has an average resale value of $3,411.Rounding out the rest of the top 10 projects that retain the most value at resale are:Manufactured Stone Veneer—97.1 percentEntry Door Replacement (steel)—91.3 percentDeck Addition (wood)—82.8 percentMinor Kitchen Remodel—81.1 percentSiding Replacement—76.7 percentWindow Replacement (vinyl)—74.3 percentUniversal Design Bathroom—70.6 percentBathroom Remodel—70.1 percentWindow Replacement (wood)—69.5 percentThe average payback for 20 of the most common remodeling projects declined year-over-year, dropping from 57.9 percent in 2016 to 56.8 percent in 2017. According to Remodeling, “That’s mainly because the cost of doing those projects went up for all 20, while values rose for only about two-thirds of them.”Remodeling expects prices for building materials to continue trending upwards in 2018, especially given the spate of natural disasters affecting various portions of the country in the last half of 2017, from hurricanes to wildfires to mudslides. Remodeling’s report adds, “Expect, as well, an even greater shortage of skilled workers in disaster-struck markets as those workers struggle to fix up their own homes and employers feel pressure to respond with pay hikes.”For its 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling used construction cost estimates generated by RemodelMAX and Clear Estimates remodeling software. According to Remodeling, “Construction cost figures include labor, material, and subtrade expenses, plus industry-standard overhead and profit. Note that project costs are based on estimates for generic projects. They do not account for personalized design and product choices made by homeowners in connection with actual remodeling projects, nor do they account for local and short-term fluctuations in pricing, supply and demand, and other factors affecting cost.”Resale value data for each project was based on estimates from more than 4,600 real estate professionals, provided via an online survey conducted by Hanley Wood between August and October, 2017. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Cost vs. Value Report home renovation remodeling remodeling magazine resale value 2018-01-16 David Wharton About Author: David Wharton Previous: Mortgage Delinquencies Up, Still Below 15-Year Averages Next: After Delay, Powell and Montgomery Noms Proceed to Full Senate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Cost vs. Value Report home renovation remodeling remodeling magazine resale value Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

CFPB Updates on Dodd-Frank, Qualified Mortgage Patch

first_img CFPB Dodd-Frank Patch Qualified Mortgage Act 2019-05-29 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Updates on Dodd-Frank, Qualified Mortgage Patch The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img CFPB Updates on Dodd-Frank, Qualified Mortgage Patch in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Dodd-Frank Patch Qualified Mortgage Act  Print This Post May 29, 2019 2,596 Views Previous: Britain’s Barclays Returning to U.S. Mortgage-Backed Securities Market Next: Technology Coming to Loan Applications The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released its Spring 2019 rulemaking agenda, part of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.Included in the Bureau’s rulemaking is a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to follow up on an interpretive and procedural rule that it issued in August 2018 to provide clarification regarding Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (EGRRCPA) amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). These created “partial exemptions that allow certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions not to report certain data points for some transactions.”The Bureau also announced several new projects down the line. According to the CFPB, after completing an assessment in October 2018 of its rules to implement Dodd-Frank Act requirements for international remittance transfers:The Bureau issued in April 2019 a request for information to gather information related to the expiration of a statutorily established exception in the Remittance Rule that permits insured banks and insured credit unions to estimate certain required disclosures and other potential remittance transfer issues and related topics. The Bureau also recently completed an assessment of rules implementing Dodd-Frank Act provisions that require mortgage lenders to determine consumers’ ability to repay loans and define certain ‘qualified mortgages’ that are presumed to comply with the statutory requirements.As part of its plan, the CFPB notes that it will be focusing its attention on the Qualified Mortgage “Patch” on loans that are eligible to be purchased or guaranteed by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.In addition, the CFPB will be reviewing existing regulations, such as, “conducting an assessment pursuant to section 1022(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act of its regulations to consolidate various mortgage origination disclosures under the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.”In May 2019, the CFPB published its plan for conducting reviews consistent with section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and also “issued a request for information on the first such review, concerning the impact of certain regulations concerning overdraft services on small banks and credit unions.” Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn September 4, 2019 1,173 Views Tagged with: Economy Federal Reserve market real estate Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, Newscenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: How to Improve the NFIP Next: Detroit Housing’s Ups and Downs The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Economy Federal Reserve market real estate 2019-09-04 Seth Welborn Economic activity increased in the U.S., according to the latest “Beige Book” from the Federal Reserve. The Beige Book is a Federal Reserve System publication about current economic conditions across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. The Book is published eight times per year, and summarizes key economic conditions by each of the Fed districts. An important factor in economic conditions currently is the risk of a recession. The risk of a recession is on everyone’s mind, both in the U.S. and around the world. Realtor.com notes that Germany is already teetering on the brink of recession and the U.K. is facing unrest related to “Brexit”, while in the U.S., a rapidly escalating trade war with China is increasing fears. However, despite these risks, real estate should be safe, unlike in 2008.Eight of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts reported modest to moderate growth. The majority of Districts indicated that manufacturing expanded, but that growth had slowed, particularly in the auto and energy sectors. New home construction and existing home sales were little changed, with several Districts reporting that sales were limited by rising prices and low inventory. Commercial real estate activity was also little changed on balance. Most Districts reported modest to moderate growth in activity in the nonfinancial services sector, though a few Districts noted that growth there had slowed. According to the Book, residential real estate markets saw ongoing price increases and mixed sales results; contacts in a couple of markets cited greater “balance” as local shortages of housing inventory eased somewhat. While retailers (including an auto dealer) and manufacturers said sizable tariff increases would pose significant problems if they occurred and many respondents cited uncertainty, outlooks remained mostly positive. Closed single-family sales were up year-over-year from November 2017 to November 2018 in Rhode Island, Boston, and Maine, and down in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Residential markets in Rhode Island and Boston became more balanced in recent months, with growing supplies of homes for sale and moderation in the pace of home price appreciation. Despite a seller’s market environment, contacts said real estate was a preferred investment choice, given the volatile U.S. stock market. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions Subscribelast_img read more

Report Reflects Steady, Low Level of Forbearance Requests

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Report Reflects Steady, Low Level of Forbearance Requests Report Reflects Steady, Low Level of Forbearance Requests Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Households of Color Expected to Dominate Homeownership Rate Growth Next: Southern Surge Leads Record Home Sales Forecast Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 19 days ago 607 Views 2021-05-10 Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily The rate of mortgage loans in forbearance declined at a relatively swift pace over the final week of April, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), which collects and publishes weekly data on forbearance numbers and requests covering about 74% of the mortgage servicing market.MBA reports the total number of loans in forbearance decreased the week ending May 2 by 11 basis points from 4.47% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 4.36%. The association estimates 2.2 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.Broken down by type of loan, MBA reported:The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased 10 points to 2.32%.Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased 20 basis points to 5.82%.Portfolio and private-label securities (PLS) loans remained unchanged at 8.55%.Independent mortgage bank (IMB) servicers decreased 12 basis points to 4.58%.And the percentage of loans in forbearance for depository servicers declined 15 basis points to 4.47%.”The pace in the declining share of loans in forbearance quickened in the last week of April. This 10th week of decreases reflected a faster rate of exits and a steady, low level of new requests,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s SVP and Chief Economist. “Homeowners who have exited forbearance and been able to take up their original payment again are performing at almost the same rate as the overall mortgage servicing portfolio.”Added Fratantoni, “More than 47% of borrowers in forbearance extensions are past the 12-month mark as of the end of April. Many homeowners continue to struggle and are falling farther behind on their obligations each month. We expect that a robust economic and job market recovery over the next several months will help these families regain their jobs and their incomes.”The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued two reports showing that more work needs to be done to help mortgage borrowers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. The first, “Characteristics of Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” documents that Black and Hispanic mortgage borrowers are far likelier to be delinquent or in a forbearance program than white borrowers. In a second report, the CFPB reports that overall mortgage complaints to the CFPB have risen to their highest level in three years.“More borrowers are behind on their mortgage than at any time since the height of the Great Recession,” CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio said last week. “Communities of color have been hit hard by the pandemic, and the latest data show that many borrowers are still hurting. The CFPB will continue to seek and actively respond to developments in the market, doing everything in our power to help families stay in their homes. As we warned mortgage servicers last month, unprepared is unacceptable.”In order to prevent the windfall of foreclosures that may overwhelm servicers, the CFPB also proposed a number of actions and continues to seek input on new proposed rules. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

No Donegal TD’s show for NoWDOC meeting organised by IMPACT

first_img By News Highland – November 25, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous article‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ Group have their facts wrong – Senator O’DomnhaillNext articleSF to move Dail motion calling for retention of current Child Benefit rates News Highland IMPACT have said that a meeting with Oriechtas members in the County yesterday was a positive one.All Donegal TD’s were invited to a meeting today to discuss the future of the NoWDOC service in County.There are fears that the NoWDOC service could be scaled back in Donegal.Yestertdays meeting was attended by Deputies Charlie McConalogue, Pearse Doherty and Thomas Pringle.Spokesperson for IMPACT in Donegal, Richy Carruthers, says todays meeting was positive, but he was dissapointed no Government TD’s showed up…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/rich530.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img No Donegal TD’s show for NoWDOC meeting organised by IMPACT Pinterest Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ News Google+last_img read more

Deputy Doherty slams government for appointments to state boards

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – November 14, 2011 Facebook Deputy Doherty slams government for appointments to state boards Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Previous articleSoccer – Fanad United Win 14th Ulster Senior LeagueNext articleCouncil discussing planning issues at special meeting News Highland Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson The government is under fire over the appointment of large numbers of Fine Gael and Labour insiders to State boards.Since coming into office, at least 20 past or present members of either government party, or those with close links, have been given jobs.Siobhan McLaughlin, a Labour candidate in Donegal South-West in 2007, has been appointed to the board of Pobal.Donegal South-West Deputy Pearse Doherty has accused the government of engaging in cronyism and failing to end political patronage…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/pearse1.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitterlast_img read more

Rallying should be banned from Donegal forests

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Rallying should be banned from Donegal forests LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Google+ Forestry owners have called on Coilte to ban car rallying in state forests because of the “collateral” damage to private property.Coilte gets annual government grants under the forest road scheme 2008 to construct forestry roads for the extraction of timber.But it allows rally driving on them in return for lucrative fees.Private forest owners say rallying and motorsports should be banned on forest roads. They say that before, during and after legal rallies, illegal joyriding is rampant and spills over onto their land. Wrecked cars are dumped and there is destruction of private property.John Jackson, a forest owner near Stranorlar, says he’s against rallying in forests:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/john1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleRadiotherapy centre still on course for 2015Next articleFive men have lucky escape in Killybegs boat accident News Highland By News Highland – August 10, 2010 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Northwest MEP vows to fight tractor NCT plans

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Previous articleBusy summer for RNLI lifeboats in DonegalNext articlePARC welcomes progress on ‘L’ driver penalty points campaign News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A North West MEP says he will strongly resist proposed changes to legislation that could lead to tractors requiring an NCT.The EU plans to force farmers, who own tractors capable of doing speeds of more than 40km/h to do a Vehicle Test in the same way that Trucks are presently tested.MEP Jim Higgins says statistically tractors are safe snd making them subject an NCT test will mean increased costs and paperwork for farmers:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/higgsNCT530.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – September 19, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Northwest MEP vows to fight tractor NCT plans Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter News WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more