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

Man charged in Woodlawn Avenue murder

first_imgJERSEY CITY — Dominique Green, age 23, of Jersey City, was charged with the May 9 murder of Rasheed Raysor.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez  said that on May 12 at approximately 1:40 p.m., detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office arrested Green in connection with Tuesday’s shooting death of Rasheed Raysor on Woodlawn Avenue in Jersey City. × Green was arrested on Bramhall Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. Green has been charged with murder, Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a FirearmOn May 9, Jersey City Police Officers responded to Woodlawn Avenue on multiple 911 calls of shots being fired in the area. Upon arrival, the responding police officers found a lifeless body at 95 Woodlawn Ave. in Jersey City. The deceased man was identified as Raysor, age 19, of Jersey City, who suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body during the incident. Raysor was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 3:50 p.m. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death as gunshot wounds and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Obafemi dreams of emulating Bale,Oxlade-Chamberlain

first_img Loading… ‘He likes sailing,’ the young forward begins. ‘So we went sailing as a team.’ Staff versus players, it was an attempt by Southampton’s manager to build morale and unity among his squad. The staff won, and on this day the prankster gets his way, too. Obafemi’s concentration drifts as outside Nathan Redmond distracts his team-mate with comedic gestures. ‘I’m laughing at him, sorry,’ Obafemi says. In the 19-year-old’s short senior career, Redmond has become something of a mentor and older brother. He advises the Republic of Ireland international on ‘simple stuff,’ such as where he should be on the pitch and what he should eat off it. On Boxing Day they combined to down Chelsea, netting either side of half-time to secure a valuable three points at Stamford Bridge. ‘It was a sweet feeling, for sure,’ Obafemi tells Sportsmail. ‘To get such an important goal for the team was incredible. It was a huge win for us. I was so happy for Nathan, too, as he has been a big influence for me.’ It was Obafemi’s second Premier League goal — and his first for more than a year. Now the forward, who stopped playing for a year after being released by Watford, stands among them. ‘I want to carry on going, make my family proud and do as much as I can.’ Obafemi, who is not 20 until July, has always been in a hurry. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Southampton’s rising star, Michael Obafemi is dreaming  of emulating Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana: ‘If they can do it, why not me?’ ‘I remember when I was at nursery all the other kids used to ride bicycles around, but I just sprinted round in circles,’ he says. ‘I think that’s when I knew I was fast.’ By secondary school, other students were at least trying to join in. ‘We used to do little 100m races and I remember on my sports day, we had like an announcer,’ he recalls before impersonating her high-pitch voice. ‘When I was sprinting, she was like: “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Michael Obafemi!”‘ In his mid-teens he was crowned the fastest boy in his borough with a time of 10.8 seconds. For context, when Dina Asher-Smith broke her own British Championship record back in August, she ran 10.96sec. ‘I never trained. I used to just turn up,’ admits Obafemi. That was until football became his sole focus. Hasenhuttl has given Obafemi and other young players crucial game time even as the club battle to stay in the Premier League. Now, after an injury-ravaged year, he is firmly back in the manager’s plans. Read Also:Southampton confirm Obafemi’s blackout against Crystal Palace ‘He’s been a big influence on my career. He’s believed in me, he thinks I’m a “cool guy” as he said to the media,’ Obafemi says. So would he return the compliment? ‘Yeah,’ Obafemi laughs. ‘I’d say so, we have a good relationship!’ Last month, however, the Saints boss warned his young charge that the road remains long. ‘He still has a lack of professionalism in his whole life,’ Hasenhuttl said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Another 11 IMCA rookie feature winners get Speedway Motors award packages

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Eleven more IMCA rookie drivers have received $100 gift cards and prize packages from Speedway Motors after winning career-first features.By division, those drivers include:IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified – Chris Heim at WaKeeney Speedway on May 4; Jake Strayer at Quad City Speedway on May 25; Brenten DeYoung at Crystal Motor Speedway on May 25; and Kenny Baumann at Billings Motorsports Park on June 7.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car – Tony Dowd at Kennedale Speedway Park on May 17. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod – Jorddon Braaten at Southern Oregon Speedway on May 17; and Rich Pavlicek at Buffalo River Race Park on June 8. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod – Garett Rawls at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on May 30.Mach-1 Sport Compact – Austin Maxwell at Aztec Speedway on May 3; Jacob Kofoot at Hancock County Speedway on May 16; and Colton Florea at Algona Raceway on May 31.last_img read more

Bale’s in Europe elite – Casillas

first_img Casillas spent the latter half of last season on the sidelines after injuring his hand and then slipping below Diego Lopez in the pecking order. He declared his determination to get back in the first team next season, but insisted he was not taking his place in the side for granted. “I have to compete. I would love to play, but I have to start from scratch. I am very excited now I am here, but my team-mates aren’t going to make it easy for me,” he added. “It’s good there is competition, because the coach and the whole team benefit from that. But there is a lot of competition for every position and my aim is to get back to my best and compete.” Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano also holds Bale in high esteem and despite the fact his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu would threaten Barca’s dominance in Spain, he feels the winger would bring “quality” to the league. He told Fox Sports Asia: “Always when players with quality come it is very good for the league. Bale is a player that has shown in the last three years that he is one of the best in his position.” Madrid have earmarked the 24-year-old Wales international as their major summer target although they have so far not persuaded Spurs to sell. Madrid-based newspaper Marca’s front page suggested Spurs were holding out for a fee of 145 million euros (£126m), which would far exceed the world record £80m the club shelled out on Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has described Gareth Bale as “one of the top three or four players in Europe” as the Spanish giants continue their pursuit of the Tottenham winger. Whether president Florentino Perez is willing to go to those lengths remains to be seen but Casillas, speaking on the club’s tour of the United States, said: “We are talking about one of the top three or four best players in Europe and it’s normal that his name is being discussed because he has all the qualities a footballer needs. “Every transfer is controversial in its own way, for better or worse, but we are speaking about a very good, decisive player. “I’m sure we’ll make another signing before the transfer window shuts.” Casillas also gave his seal of approval to new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, who took over from Jose Mourinho last month. “I had the chance to meet Ancelotti during the summer holidays in Madrid and I’m excited about working with him,” said Casillas, who hopes the Italian can right the wrongs of last season’s trophyless campaign. “I spoke to him for just five minutes and I came to the conclusion he is a winner. He makes that clear to you from the start. “Whenever a new coach comes in it’s a new challenge and I’m happy about starting a new era. “Madrid need to start winning games and trophies after last season and fight for all three competitions.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Miele’s clever oven shows how sensor tech will heat the food of the future

first_imgCate Lawrence Related Posts Anyone above a certain age will remember when household microwaves first came out. Cooking would often involve burn-inducing steaming or painting whole chickens with brown liquid so it would resemble a roasted version of itself at the dinner table. Rest assured, those days are long behind us, thanks to a “revolutionary” new cooking appliance, the Dialog oven by German company Miele.See also: What renters who want a smart home should considerLaunched at IFA 2017 this week, it’s the product of 6 years of research, including research into industrial and medical heating and cooling. Its precision cooking ability means that it can cook fish embedded in the center of a block of ice – without the ice melting. Or a tray of disparate ingredients for an entire meal, such as a leg of lamb, green asparagus, and potato wedges can enter the oven and finish cooking, done to perfection, at precisely the same time.The Dialog oven features a modular unit which generates electromagnetic waves in a specific frequency range and distributes these in the oven via two high-performance sensors.Better tasting food?As the molecules in food are arranged in different ways and even rearrange during the course of cooking, continuous adjustment of the frequency supports the cooking process. The result is better tasting food that cooks faster. The same sensors also provide the Dialog oven with feedback on the amount of energy which has been absorbed by food.The company believes that the new cooking functionalities may require some training for home cooks. Predictably, the oven comes with an accompanying app that includes food preparation videos and shopping lists and the transference of recipe times from the app to the oven. Yet it’s a notable departure from most smart kitchen tech of late that aims to make devices connected rather than improve their actual cooking ability.Let’s face it, we’ve seen some ridiculous creations over the last year including tortilla makers, juicers and stovetop. Maybe now we can get back to the science of cooking? The market launch of the Dialog oven is planned for April 2018 in Germany and Austria. It retails for about $9,500. Sure it’s a price point beyond the vast majority, but if it the technology is good, we can expect a gradual trickle down effect. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#connected home#cooking#IFA 2017#Miele#sensor tech#smart appliances#smart kitchen#smart oven Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Featured Program: Building Healthy Military Communities, Oklahoma

first_img3. Who has the most to gain from the BHMC program in your state?Service members and families have the most to gain from the BHMC program. The goal of our program is to improve readiness of our service members to complete the mission; they are the focus of our efforts. However, as we all know, military families also impact readiness. It’s difficult for service members to concentrate on the mission if they are worried about family members back home. Families are also critical to the BHMC mission. The BHMC target area of improvement is service members and their families. 1. Can you briefly talk about what Building Healthy Military Communities program is working on in Oklahoma? What can we expect to see in the next year?The Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC) a multi-year pilot that aims to better understand unique challenges faced by geographically dispersed Service members and their families that may impact their readiness, resiliency, and well-being. BHMC hopes to better understand resource challenges and develop a comprehensive strategy to support the Chairman’s objective of Total Force Fitness (TFF), which is DoD’s framework for improving health, readiness, and resiliency of its population through eight domains of fitness (physical, environmental, medical/dental, nutritional, spiritual, psychological, behavioral, and social). The program kicked off at the end of 2016 and has been working hard to positively impact Service members and families lives.Oklahoma’s BHMC program has gotten off to a good start over the past year. Since initiation, the Oklahoma State Coordinator has attended and led 77 meetings with local community service organizations and military leaders, building relationships and partnerships. BHMC has also partnered with the Tulsa Mayors Veterans Advisory Council, Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma, Oklahoma Veterans Connections, and the Oklahoma Veterans Family Wellness Alliance to bolster outreach efforts. In partnership with these organizations, the Oklahoma BHMC State Coordinator has attended speed sharing events across Oklahoma, publicizing the BHMC program and making connections with service providers and identifying resources for Service members and families.Utilizing the connections and partnerships made across Oklahoma, BHMC has built a robust database of Service Providers who can meet the needs of Service members and families. These resources were vetted and posted on the Joint Service Support website via the Service Provider Network. The Service Provider Network is a database of resources that Service members and families can search based on location anytime, with any device that has Internet connectivity.  Oklahoma’s Service Provider Network provides links and contact information for over 400 organizations who provide services for Service members and families in need. Oklahoma is proud of the efforts of many organizations that have helped build this network from the ground up during the past few months.During the next year, Oklahoma BHMC aims to work with organizations across the state to educate Service members and families on available resources utilizing a strategic communication plan to collaborate with the many different offices who provide support for our Service Members. Our goal is to work in concert with the many family service resources that already exist in Oklahoma to help build readiness and resilience resources for our Service members and families. Oklahoma’s Community Capacity Inventory identified that service members and families lacked awareness of community resources and family services. Working with military leaders and family service agencies, BHMC aims to better educate Service members and families on available resources in Oklahoma for service members.Later this year, the BHMC pilot will also conduct a  a Rapid Needs Assessment in Oklahoma, where a team, composed of representatives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Guard Bureau, the Uniformed Services  University of the Health Sciences, and the Reserve Component Services, will evaluate programs that impact Service members and families across the state, while identifying any gaps that exist.  The team is currently waiting for approvals from the Office of Information Management to conduct these assessments. Today we had the opportunity to talk to Lonnie Bacon, Oklahoma State Coordinator for Building Healthy Military Communities. We asked Lonnie some questions about the success and challenges of the pilot program to date.Lonnie Bacon served on active duty in the United States Air Force for 27 years in the Civil Engineer functional area culminating in the promotion to the highest Air Force enlisted rank, Chief Master Sergeant. He is highly decorated for his service to his country during multiple combat campaigns. He deployed 10 times supporting operations Southern Watch, Inherent Resolve, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. While serving his country, Lonnie also obtained a MBA in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University. After leaving the Air Force, Lonnie continues to support military personnel by serving as the Oklahoma BHMC Coordinator. 4. What type of collaboration is taking place between the Cooperative Extension System and Building Healthy Military Communities in Oklahoma? How do you see this partnership developing in the future?Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service has child and youth, financial and nutritional resources. Since Oklahoma identified “fitness” and “financial” as areas of concern in the initial draft of the Oklahoma BHMC state action plan, Cooperative Extension can be an excellent resource for SMs in Oklahoma. Cooperative Extension works well with BHMC’s motivation to reach geographically dispersed service members. The service has offices located in each of the 77 Oklahoma counties that provide financial counseling, financial referrals, and nutritional counseling. Oklahoma BHMC has partnered with OSU extension service and has all of their offices listed as a resource on the Service Provider Network. In the future, Oklahoma can increase awareness of extension services during its strategic communications and outreach to Service members and families. 5. How can military family service professionals, non-profits, or other local organizations get involved with BHMC?There are numerous ways for family service professionals, non-profits, or other local organizations to get involved with BHMC. BHMC is a conduit of information on resources for SMVFs in Oklahoma. The first step for an organization to get involved is contacting your State Coordinator and becoming a resource on the Service Provider Network. The network is excellent website that can give organizations access to service members with particular needs. The Service Provider Network is also a resource used by military family service professionals to provide service members and families with referrals to non-profits, or other local organizations that can provide helpful resources. 2. Can you talk about some of the challenges facing BHMC in Oklahoma?Oklahoma has some challenges based on the resources available in many of the areas where service members live. 68 of the 77 counties in Oklahoma are considered rural counties. In Oklahoma, in the active component, 10% of Service members live in counties not supported by installations and in the reserve component, 56% of Service members live in counties not supported by installations. Oklahoma BHMC aims to identify resources available in these local communities and connect them with geographically dispersed SMVFs in order to improve readiness and resilience across the community. Rural areas away from installations can be a challenge due to limited resources and more difficult outreach efforts. 6. Is there anything else you’d like our audience to know?Service members and their families need your support. Sometimes we might think that all of the Service member’s needs are taken care of by the government or military installations. However, this is not always the case. Not all service members are covered by Tricare, not all service members are meeting their financial responsibilities due to problems with member or spouse employment, and the list can go on and on. We need community resources to help our service members and families reach optimal readiness and resilience. Partnering with BHMC can help our military improve overall total force fitness and the readiness and resilience of our forces.last_img read more

Trump has a tweet for everything, but none yet for Olympics

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018The United States had won four medals as of Monday, including gold in men’s and ladies’ slopestyle.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday congratulated the U.S. Olympic team on a “great start.”“We especially look forward to snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Red Gerard bringing their gold medals back home with them very soon,” she said.Vice President Mike Pence returned to Washington late Saturday after leading the U.S. delegation to Friday’s opening ceremony. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who serves in the White House as an unpaid adviser to her father, will lead a delegation to the closing ceremony.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Missing from the series? Any mention of Team USA or words of encouragement for the athletes competing in the games that opened Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Trump did send a pair of tweets last week complimenting the host country for the games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Best wishes to the Republic of Korea on hosting the @Olympics! What a wonderful opportunity to show everyone that you are a truly GREAT NATION!” he tweeted last Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. He followed up with: “Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration!”Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration! pic.twitter.com/giN2B1h6Ph Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH President Donald Trump is greeted by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, left, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, as he arrives for an infrastructure meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has a tweet for just about everything, but he’s got nothing so far for Team USA a few days into the 2018 Olympic Games.Since the competition began on Friday, Trump has tweeted about the massive budget deal he signed into law, his desire to have more Republican legislators in Congress and offered condolences for two Ohio police officers who were killed in the line of duty. He tweeted about jobless claims dropping, his decision to block release of a Democratic memo on the Russia investigation and the downfall of a top aide accused of domestic abuse.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s silence on the Pyeongchang Games mirrors his relative lack of comment during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.He sent one tweet that August. “Good luck #TeamUSA #OpeningCeremony #Rio2016,” Trump wrote as a caption to a photo of himself, with both thumbs up, standing in front of an American flag. Superimposed on the photo was the phrase “Big League Good Luck Team USA.”And that was it. North Korea leader impressed with South’s delegation welcome MOST READ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more