Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Proceedings Limited Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 11, 2017 1,092 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Readjusting After the Storms: Fed Rates Next: Index Reveals a Rise In Foreclosure Activity The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Foreclosure Proceedings Limited Print This Post Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Related Articles A Maine supreme court has ruled that foreclosure proceedings are limited to one attempt, according to a report. While foreclosure may be a long and drawn out process, there could be new hurdles to surmount in the future.Recently, Fannie Mae attempted to initiate a second foreclosure proceeding on a family located in Maine. The family first bought the property in 2004 for $127,920, and initial foreclosure proceedings were filed in 2011. According to the report, lawyers representing the GSE failed to respond to the judge’s orders, and in result the judge dismissed the case.The GSE attempted to initiate a second foreclosure proceeding, but the family fought the ruling, stating that the second suit was no different than the first. The court sided with the family.Default in rural Maine is a deep seeded issue due to industrial economies, according to the report. The family’s property value fell by over 70 percent, putting them deep underwater.In response to the decision, the family’s attorney issued this statement, “It reinforces case law that says you really get only one bite of the apple,” said James Cloutier.According to the report, Fannie Mae did not return a call for comment. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure 2017-09-11 Joey Pizzolato in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News About Author: Joey Pizzolato The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure
Suppose you’re opening a restaurant next week, and you need signs for the restrooms. Which would you choose — signs with images that represent men and women, or signs that simply say “Men” and “Women”? Now suppose the restaurant won’t open until next year — would your choice change?A Harvard researcher has answers.In research described earlier this year in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Elinor Amit, a College Fellow in psychology, along with two collaborators, Cheryl Wakslak and Yaacov Trope, showed that people increasingly prefer to communicate verbally (versus visually) with people who are distant (versus close) — socially, geographically, or temporally.“The reason is that language is generally a more abstract form of communication than pictures,” Amit said. “Because words are abstract, they preserve the gist and omit incidental details. For example, the word ‘car’ omits information about the color, the size, the number of doors, and so on. Therefore, words enable shared reality with social partners who exist in different times, remote locations, and are different from the self, and therefore may not have the same access to those incidental details, and thus for whom a concrete picture may not be relevant or understandable. For example, a pictorial message that was sent recently would be more comprehensible than a pictorial message from long ago. In contrast, verbal messages have a better chance of being understood across time periods.”Amit and colleagues performed eight experiments, including the restroom sign test.In one, researchers asked students to help them in designing a generic member profile page that would appear on a dating website, then measured how many pixels of screen area were devoted to images and text. Students who were told the site would launch in six months typically devoted more screen area to text versus images, Amit said, while students told the site would launch in a week designed profiles that gave equal space to both images and text.In another experiment, Amit and colleagues showed a pasta recipe to two groups. For one, each step was illustrated; the other group’s recipe used only text. Some participants were told the recipe was created by a Cambridge-based chef, while others were told the recipe was created by a chef in Los Angeles.Participants were then asked whether they would try the recipe at home. Among those who saw the illustrated recipe, the ones told of the local chef were more likely to answer yes, Amit said. Among those who saw the text recipe, there was no difference.That contrast in how people prefer to communicate with others is related to the way people think about objects and events near and far.“If you’re going to a conference in a year from now, you don’t need to check the number of the bus line that runs from the airport to the hotel, what exactly you will wear, or even what will appear on the third slide of your PowerPoint presentation — that’s too much information,” Amit said. “But if the conference is tomorrow, you do need to know that. This idea is consistent with a theory from social cognition, construal level theory, which suggests that people think more abstractly about distal versus proximal things.”Amit also suggested that the preference for different forms of communication for proximal and distal things mirrors the way language develops, indicating that those preferences are deeply ingrained in the brain.“If you think about the way language develops in children, even before they know how to talk, they can communicate visually,” she said. “One reason for that may be because, early in their life, they only need to communicate with people that are proximal to them — like parents, grandparents, and perhaps a nanny.”As a child’s social sphere expands, and as the need to communicate with more and more people grows, so too does the development of language.While such communication preferences may be unconscious, Amit said, it is possible for people to use various methods of communication as a tool to either shrink or enlarge distances. As an example, she pointed to the way someone might use video-chatting software like Skype to create the illusion of being closer to far-flung family and friends.“We often try to match the communication medium and the distance, and so use relatively more pictures to communicate with proximal than distal others, and relatively more text to communicate with distal than proximal others. But if we have a motivation to change that, we can use the medium in a manipulative way,” Amit said. “It can be a tool to change those distances.”
Williston, VT – Child Care Resource of Williston was recently awarded full accreditation by the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). The Chittenden County agency was recognized at a regional NACCRRA meeting in Albany, NY and again in Washington, DC. QAP is a national, voluntary, quality assurance system for community child care resource and referral programs. The program is designed to ensure that families across the country have access to consistent, high-quality consumer education and referral services. Kathie Mercia, Director of Subsidy, Resource and Referral, headed up the two-year accreditation process.Child Care Resource is a nonprofit agency founded in 1984. It serves the needs of Chittenden County families who need help searching and/or paying for child care, as well as offering workshops and trainings throughout the year for child care professionals. To learn more, visit www.childcareresource.org(link is external).
At the Oakdale Mall, one shop, however, says they don’t have many customers making returns at all. According to the National Retail Federation, 68 percent of shoppers return to stores after Christmas Day, and 55 percent of those shoppers will return their purchased items within a month. For shoppers making those returns, a lot of them won’t be leaving the mall empty-handed. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — ‘Tis the season for long lines and shoppers returning Christmas presents. “We can use the money to do other stuff. New Years is right here, so he can get a new outfit, and I can get some new boots,” said Livingston. In fact, the Shops of 607 hardly ever get returns. According to Lotsman, she sees maybe 10 items returned over the course of a year. “Today, I’ve had one return. I don’t expect a lot of returns, our store doesn’t typically get a lot,” said Judy Lotsman, a co-owner of the Shops of 607. “I returned a pair of sneakers and a holiday outfit that my boyfriend did not get to wear,” said Alisah Livingston, a shopper making several returns.
Hyderabad, Sep 8: Hyderabad FC have confirmed the signing of Spanish midfielder Lluis Sastre as they continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League. The 34-year-old former La Liga medio joins from Cypriot side AEK Larnaca and has penned a one-year deal till the end of the 2020-21 season. “I am very happy and excited to be able to play for Hyderabad FC in this season of the ISL. I have heard a lot of good things and I am already looking forward to starting training and meeting my teammates and the coach and working towards our goals,” said Sastre. IANS
Nicknamed the ‘Japanese Messi’, Kubo was earmarked for a future at the Nou Camp but returned to Japan after Barcelona were found guilty of youth transfer breaches and handed a 14-month transfer ban by FIFA.Real Madrid, under returning boss Zinedine Zidane, are making sweeping changes following a disappointing, trophyless campaign last season.Kubo joins the likes of Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard, Serbian striker Luka Jovic and French defender Ferland Mendy in making moves to the Santiago Bernabeu in recent days. Real Madrid have signed Japanese striker Takefusa Kubo, with the Spanish club hailing the 18-year-old as “one of the most promising youngsters in world football”.Kubo, 18, is expected to have signed a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, and will go straight into Real’s B team, Castilla, in the third tier of Spanish football next season.“A technically gifted and hugely talented attacking midfielder, he possesses wonderful vision, quick feet and has an eye for goal,” the club said.Kubo, who made his Japan debut against El Salvador earlier this month, impressed for table-topping J League side FC Tokyo.He is currently in Brazil with the rest of the Japan squad preparing for the Copa America, where they are competing as a guest team, which begins later on Friday.Kubo’s arrival in Madrid will not be his first taste of Spanish football, having joined Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth academy aged nine. Kubo has been dubbed the ‘Japanese Messi’