Home / Daily Dose / Real Estate Taxes by City Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago LendingTree Metroes taxes 2019-04-01 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago April 1, 2019 1,209 Views Subscribe Tagged with: LendingTree Metroes taxes Share Save Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Real estate taxes vary from city to city, and in a report from LendingTree, LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze looks at the average amount of real estate taxes, mortgage interest, and mortgage insurance premiums that were paid by homeowners in a given metro, ranking the 50 largest metros to show where people paid the lowest taxes on their homes.“The purpose of our study is not only to show where real estate taxes are the lowest, but also to help familiarize the average person with a few key elements present in the 2017 Trump tax bill,” said Kapfidze. “That way, homeowners will not only have a better understanding of what their tax burden is like, compared to other people from around the country, but they will also have a better idea of the kinds of steps they need to take to maximize their tax refund.”According to the study, people in rural states pay less in real estate taxes on average than those in more urban areas. LendingTree states that Birmingham, Alabama; Louisville, Kentucky; and Salt Lake City pay an average of $2,600 on real estate taxes, which is the lowest out of the nation’s 50 largest metros. Urban areas, such as New York, San Jose, California, and San Francisco paid an average of $9,400 in real estate taxes, double the average amount of the 50 largest metroes.Kapfidze notes the importance of homeowners to itemize in order to get a deduction based on things like their real estate taxes, or the amount of money they pay in mortgage interest.“While higher refunds issued under the Trump tax bill can help people who are struggling to pay for real estate taxes or mortgage interest costs, there are better ways to manage these kinds of costs,” Kapfidze said. “Ultimately, people who feel as though they are chronically overburdened by high real estate taxes or mortgage interest fees are better off looking at alternative ways of ease this burden, as opposed to solely relying on their federal tax refund. For example, moving to a less expensive area like Birmingham, Alabama, can help alleviate costs associated with owning a home.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Real Estate Taxes by City Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. Previous: Protecting Homeowners from Harassment Next: EXOS, Tavant in Strategic Digital Partnership Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Lloyd’s of London is scaling back its exposure to coal and oil sands, the commercial insurance market said in its first sustainability report on Wednesday, in a reversal of its traditional hands-off approach to climate change strategy.Lloyd’s acts as regulator for around 100 syndicate members, and leaves decisions on underwriting and investment strategy to them. But other regulatory bodies, such as the Bank of England, have stressed the risks of climate change for financial institutions.Lloyd’s has come under fire from activists because its members have insured controversial projects such as Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine in Australia and the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline.European insurers like AXA and Zurich have already pulled back from underwriting fossil fuels such as coal and oil sands, though U.S. and Asian insurers have mainly retained their exposure.The Lloyd’s Corporation and its members will end new investment in thermal coal-fired power plants, thermal coal mines, oil sands and new Arctic energy exploration activities from Jan. 1, 2022, Lloyd’s said in a statement.It would phase out existing investment in companies which derive 30% or more of their revenues from those sectors by the end of 2025. Lloyd’s also said it was asking members to stop providing new insurance cover for thermal coal, oil sands, or new Arctic energy exploration from Jan. 1, 2022, with a target date of Jan. 1, 2030 to phase out the renewal of existing cover.[Carolyn Cohn]More: Lloyd’s of London steps back from coal in first climate change policy Lloyd’s of London to stop issuing new insurance for coal projects, oil sands and Arctic energy exploration
By Myriam Ortega/Diálogo December 12, 2018 In late October, the Colombian Navy dealt a strong blow against narcotrafficking in two combined operations with the Peruvian and Ecuadorean navies. The operations started in the south of Colombia on the Putumayo river, which extends more than 1,000 kilometers and marks the border between Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Authorities seized more than a ton of marijuana and cocaine in the operations. They also captured four Colombian nationals and seized two speedboats used to transport the drugs. “We are perfectly coordinated on the borders with Peru and Ecuador,” Colombian Navy Rear Admiral José Ricardo Hurtado, commander of the Southern Naval Force, told Diálogo. “We conduct joint and combined work with each country’s authorities, so these criminals can’t elude us anymore. If they go to the Ecuadorean side, troops will be there; and if they come to the Colombian side, we expect them, so it gets more and more difficult for them.” By the river According to the Colombian Navy, the first riverine operation was conducted on the third week of October, in a section of the Putumayo river about 24 kilometers northeast of the Peruvian town of Soplín Vargas. The operation was carried out in coordination with Peru, which deployed units of the Peruvian Navy’s riverine gunboat BAP Castilla, the 1st Amazon Marine Corps Battalion, and the National Police. Authorities identified a house on the river bank where three people prepared a drug shipment. “There were speedboats loaded with marijuana,” Colombian Marine Colonel Carlos Andrés Téllez, commander of the 3rd Marine Riverine Brigade, told Diálogo. “We supported the Peruvian Navy with logistics, transport, and information. They arrived and found two speedboats with false bottoms and a metal parasitic device.” The parasitic device contained 400 kilograms of genetically modified marijuana, a variety known as creepy, packed in waterproof bags. Near the house, the deployed forces found another 900 kg of drugs. The marijuana seized is estimated to be worth about $5 million in the international market. In addition to the drugs, authorities arrested three Colombian nationals and seized two speedboats, the parasitic device, and weapons. According to the Colombian Navy, the drugs belonged to alias Sinaloa, leader of Front 48, a dissident group of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that dominates narcotrafficking in Putumayo. The drugs that came from the Colombian municipality of Puerto Leguízamo, Putumayo, were destined for the Brazilian Amazon. Drug monitoring A few days after the operation in Peru, units of the Colombian Navy provided support to their Ecuadorean counterparts in an operation that took them from the Putumayo region to the port city of Guayaquil, in the Pacific coast of Ecuador. The information exchange made it possible to monitor drugs transported from southern Colombia to Ecuador, destined for Europe. “We know there’s a transnational narcotrafficking ring that transports drugs through international airports to Europe,” said Rear Adm. Hurtado. “Based on this, many lessons were passed down to our Ecuadorean counterparts, such as the use and training of canines that can detect even the slightest trace of drugs. These can be implemented at immigration checkpoints to neutralize criminal action.” With information from the Colombian Navy, the Ecuadorean Navy, together with the Ecuadorean National Police and the Office of the Attorney General, managed to capture a Colombian national in Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. The criminal attempted to carry more than 30 kg of cocaine hydrochloride to southern Europe. The operations are the result of sustained information exchanges between the neighboring navies. Together, the naval units of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru spearhead the fight against drugs in the hard-to-reach jungle they share in the Amazon region of Putumayo, which criminals use to conduct their illegal activities. “We have to keep up with coordinated work and maintain the bonds of friendship and cooperation among our countries,” said Col. Téllez. “We have to keep up the coordinated fight with the different navies, the police, and the attorney general offices supporting each other to be able to create these strategies that enable us to counter narcotrafficking forcefully.”
Read also: Asian airlines turn to ‘flights to nowhere’ to get travellers back in the skiesThe aviation industry has taken major financial blows as governments around the globe have imposed travel restrictions and bans to control the spread of COVID-19.In a bid to devise an alternative revenue stream amid the coronavirus-induced economic downturn, a number of airlines in the Asia-Pacific region plan to start flights to nowhere.Singapore Airlines, for instance, is due to offer no-destination flights starting in late October, as reported by The Straits Times. The flights will depart from and land at Changi Airport.A no-destination flight recently offered by Australia’s Qantas Airways sold out within 10 minutes, according to the airline, reflecting a public urge to fly to temporarily escape the pressure of the health crisis. (rfa) Topics : Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is set to accommodate no-destination flights as many airlines seek to recoup some of the major losses suffered as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Soekarno-Hatta executive general manager Agus Haryadi said the airport would be ready to facilitate airlines that planned to offer “flights to nowhere”.“We will certainly support [the initiative]. At the very least, this program can inspire the public to fly again,” Agus said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com. However, as of the time of writing, no airlines operating from the airport were offering no-destination flights, he added.A no-destination flight – the type of flight that departs from and arrives at the point of origin – is not a novel concept in the aviation industry, according to him. The program is typically reserved for non-commercial purposes, such as test flights for new types of aircraft, he said.Agus added that the notion of flying for the sake of it was expected to appeal to those who missed the flying experience following months of stringent travel restrictions.“I think flying with no specific destination during the pandemic is a good idea to warm up the plane engine,” he said.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has reported an 18.4 percent increase in wind power generation in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier, mainly due to the addition of new capacity.During the last twelve months, Vattenfall has commissioned the 97MW Aberdeen Bay (EOWDC) offshore wind farm in Scotland, the 29MW Slufterdam onshore wind farm, and 373MW out of a total of 407MW on the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in Denmark.The new capacity helped Vattenfall generate 4.5TWh of electricity at its wind farms in the first half of 2019, compared to 3.8TWh generated in the same period in 2018.The increase in generation was partially offset by negative price effects, particularly in the UK.”Altogether, underlying operating profit for Vattenfall’s wind power operations increased by SEK 200 million during the first half of 2019, to SEK 1.9 billion, owing to the contribution from the new capacity,” Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, said.
Also taking place tomorrow is the West Senior football final between Arravale Rovers and Galtee Rovers, which throws in iat 3 o’clock in Annacarty.Tomorrow evening at 5.30 Killenaule meet Carrick Swans in the South Senior Hurling Final.Meanwhile, on Sunday County champions Thurles Sarsfields face Upperchurch Drombane in the Mid Senior hurling decider at 6 o’clock in the Ragg. The North Senior hurling final is one of the big games, which throws in at 6pm in Nenagh tomorrow evening.It sees Nenagh Eire Óg face Borrisoleigh.Borris manager Johnny Kelly says they’re looking forward to the game. Photo © Tipperary GAA