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Bruce Green says: By Lynette WilsonPosted Feb 27, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Presiding Bishop preaches at St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong Lent an opportunity to work on ‘restoring and healing’ relationships Comments (1) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC February 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm Amen, sister, amen. 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ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] A video stream of the presiding bishop’s sermon is available here. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached to a full house on the first Sunday of Lent during a service at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong Feb. 26.“This season called Lent is an opportunity to work on healing and restoring relationships of all sorts,” said the presiding bishop.“Lent began as a time of solidarity with those who were preparing for baptism at Easter. It marks the beginning of a special relationship with new members of the body of Christ. When they are baptized, the community promises to stay in relationship. Those ancient Lenten exercises of prayer, study, fasting, and alms-giving are ways of reminding and training ourselves to be better stewards of our relationships with each other and with God.”The presiding bishop preached and Archbishop Paul Kwong of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, or the Anglican Church in Hong Kong, presided at the 9 a.m. service Feb. 26. The service was one of six held that day, including others in Mandarin and Filipino.Jefferts Schori is visiting Hong Kong as part of a three-week visit to Anglican Communion provincial churches in Asia, including the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, China, and Taiwan.The presiding bishop is joined in Hong Kong by Peter Ng, the Episcopal Church’s global partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific; Alex Baumgarten, the Episcopal Church’s director of government relations; the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop, and Richard Schori, the presiding bishop’s husband.“All kinds of relationships are meant to be grounded in the kind of love God has for us, and we have a powerful vision in the story of Jesus’ baptism. When he comes up out of the water, the voice from heaven proclaims, ‘you are my beloved, and in you I am well pleased.’ This happens before Jesus has even begun his ministry, before anybody around him has recognized who he is or what he is about, and before he has done a single memorable thing,” the presiding bishop said in her sermon.“It is an echo of the first creation story in Genesis, when God creates light and waters, sun and moon, plants and planets, the birds of the air, fish of the sea, and animals of the land, and finally the human species. At each stage in creation, God pronounces it good. Human beings are blessed and called very good. A second creation story follows, as Adam and Eve are created in God’s image and begin to exercise their ability to choose, whether for good or ill.”The full text of the presiding bishop’s sermon is available here.In addition to preaching at the 9 a.m. service, Jefferts Schori Feb. 26 visited Macau Protestant Church, which is believed to be the first Protestant church in Asia, and a gambling and counseling and family center operated in Macau by the Anglican Church in Hong Kong.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906692/spiral-suite-house-in-tel-aviv-anat-gay-architects Clipboard Architects: Anat Gay Architects Area Area of this architecture project Iron Work:Israel Uzer, Atai AharonsonManagement:G.R projects – Ronen RazonCarpentary:Label carpentary, Alex inter-etzGarden:34.5 mBalcony:40.0 mCity:Tel Aviv-YafoCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoav GurinRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Those two separate buildings combined into one complex which inspired as a small, spiral, village, in the middle of the beautiful area of Neve Tzedek at the heart of Tel-Aviv.Save this picture!© Yoav GurinThrough a separate entrance, the parents enter to a glass covered patio. This part contain the kitchen, a small dining, a nice living and a private balcony, embraced by a grumping white roses pergola.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe adult children have a separate entrance, into the garden. Each has its own suite, one facing the inner garden, one has a privet roof terrace,Save this picture!© Yoav GurinThe center of those two buildings is the plant-full interior courtyard that can be seen and sensed from every corner of the house.Save this picture!© Yoav GurinThe rooms designed as a separate unit for each of the family members, including a living room, bedroom, kitchen and private bathroom.Save this picture!© Yoav GurinFrom each room there is an exit to the inner courtyard or a balcony and to those who doesn’t importance was given to vegetation and natural light inside the house.Save this picture!1st floor planThe black front windows at the facade are made of burnt wooden beams and emphasize the contrast between the city and the nature.Save this picture!© Yoav GurinProject gallerySee allShow lessMenchuks Apartment / Hrystia Koliasa ArchitectureSelected ProjectsR&D Headquarters, TOYO Electric / JJP Architects & PlannersSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: B&B Italia, Duravit, Merlo Srl, Arik Ben Simhon, KERLITE, Kinorigo Lead Architects: Projects Year: Israel Anat Gay Spiral Suite House in Tel Aviv / Anat Gay ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSpiral Suite House in Tel Aviv / Anat Gay Architects “COPY” Save this picture!© Yoav Gurin+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share 2018 Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906692/spiral-suite-house-in-tel-aviv-anat-gay-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAnat Gay ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationTel Aviv-YafoIsraelPublished on November 29, 2018Cite: “Spiral Suite House in Tel Aviv / Anat Gay Architects” 28 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CCA-run Idaho Correctional Center, located in Boise, Idaho.The U.S. prison system is more and more becoming a profit center for big private corporations. The detention of undocumented immigrants fleeing persecution has become a special source of “profit from misery.”A new study from “Grassroots Leadership” documents how the largest private prison corporations in the country, the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group, have spent millions of dollars lobbying the Department of Homeland Security committee in the Senate for harsh immigrant detention laws. Together, they run 90 percent of the DHS detention centers.These harsh laws ratchet up detentions, which then ratchet up the profits of the CCA and GEO.The report was timed to coincide with a renewed hunger strike by women and children at the infamous Karnes County detention center for women and children in southern Texas, run by GEO. The hunger strike was launched to protest poor conditions, mistreatment and the unjust detention of families fleeing for their lives. During a previous hunger strike at Karnes this year, 78 mothers signed a letter demanding release for themselves and their children.Thousands of women and children have been held in detention camps, many of them unable to pay bail of from $4,000 to $7,500. Many have no legal council at deportation hearings. People are held not knowing when their cases will be heard and whether they will be sent back to their home countries to face repression.Prison lobby spends millions for detentionsIn 2009, at a time when detentions were in a multi-year decline, Sen. Robert Byrd, then chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, inserted in an appropriations bill that “funding made available … shall maintain a level of not less than 33,400 detention beds.” The number was raised to 34,000 in 2013.The DHS interpreted this language as meaning that this number of beds would be filled on a daily basis. This became known as the “immigrant detention quota” or the “bed mandate.” The quota became the driver of an increasingly aggressive immigration enforcement policy.The CCA spent $10,560,000 between 2008 and 2014 lobbying for tougher immigration enforcement, according to the Grassroots Leadership study. The GEO spent half a million dollars on lobbying between 2011 and 2014.The coauthor of the report, Bethany Carson, said in a press statement: “The immigrant quota is taxpayer-financed insurance for private prison corporations that the government will maintain their bottom line at all costs. Now we are seeing these same corporations invest millions in the Congressional committee that created that insurance policy for them.” (Common Dreams, April 16)Prison rule by violenceThe DHS gave the CCA the right to run a 50-acre compound in Dilley, Texas, that will ultimately house 2,400 women and children. But this corporation has a history of fostering inmate violence as a method of running its prisons. In 2008, the CCA was charged with having four times as many violent incidents in its Idaho Correctional Center as all the other seven state prisons combined. It was called “the gladiator school” by inmates. (Newsweek, Dec. 20, 2014)The CCA runs the Dawson State jail for nonviolent offenders in Dallas, called “the worst state jail in Texas” by the Texas Observer. In 2010, 45-year-old Pamela Weatherby died because the prison replaced her diabetes medicine with a cheaper variety of insulin. In 2004, 30-year-old Ashleigh Parker died of pneumonia when the prison authorities denied her life-saving antibiotics.Rebellions against mistreatment broke out in two CCA-run facilities in Mississippi. Two inmates at the Eloy Detention Center run by the CCA outside Phoenix, Ariz., committed suicide three days apart. Claims of rape and other sexual abuse have been lodged at CCA-run facilities, as well as throughout the detention center system.The CCA contributed funds to 30 of the 36 legislators in the Arizona state Legislature who drafted SB 1070, which required police to detain people if there is “a reasonable suspicion” that they are undocumented. The legislation was drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing think tank, while the CCA was present. (Newsweek)The two private prison corporations, CCA and GEO, whose only product is the misery of the prisoners and detainees in their custody, enjoyed $48 million in government-guaranteed profits in 2014 and more than $250 million over the last several years. This money comes from taxpayers, mostly workers and the middle class.The Grassroots Leadership study uncovers the collaboration between the capitalist state and the corporations in its raw form. As the capitalist class finds it more and more difficult to find profitable investment in the stagnating economy, it resorts more and more to parasitic, unproductive ways of milking the state for profits. Hundreds of millions of dollars that could and should be used for schools, health care, child care, funding of jobs and more is being forked over to private prisons.That is capitalism. That is the profit system. And that is why it must be done away with.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Linkedin ReddIt Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Linkedin Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ printA baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020:Expansive, positive and well-liked, you think big. This year, you optimistically hatch a work project that will bring you many riches. Your confidence protects you from pitfalls, but it’s still best to hire a financial adviser. If single, you’ve many to choose from and you must exercise more discernment, as you definitely will commit this year. If attached, you’re in heaven with your romantic partner. LIBRA loves the finer touches.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today brings you greater visibility at work. Your communication skills are an asset to your professional situation. You might multitask or travel in connection with your work. Friends offer valuable new ideas during the course of casual conversations. Tonight: Accept and issue invitations.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Your energy level is particularly high today and puts you in tune with your own potentials. It’s a wonderful influence for taking on a challenge. Consider anything to do with higher education. Tonight: Romantic feelings develop toward those who stimulate your curiosity and intellect.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★You’ll discover new aptitudes and personal potentials today. Acquaintances inspire you. Facts come to light. Old business is concluded. Prepare to move forward. All that is ultramodern impresses you. Tonight: Past life memories may arise from dream analysis and meditation.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★A partner has expectations. A competitive mood prevails. Adapt and keep the peace. Follow directions and keep records and receipts. Questions of fairness and legality might have to be addressed. Tonight: Others are involved in their own needs for the time being.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Your body and health conditions are in flux today. Network with new health care professionals. Health consultants you’ve seen previously might not be available. Weather and other environmental factors affect your health. Tonight: Focus on keeping your surroundings wholesome and comfortable.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★A change of heart and loyalties is brewing. You’ll be aware of the healing power of love. Soul mates are technically those we’ve encountered in previous incarnations. A transformative connection with a soul mate occurs. Tonight: The encounter will speak to your deepest heartfelt yearnings.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Your workload is lighter. Today offers extra time for recreation. Work out issues with family members. Compromise is the solution to domestic conflicts. Your residence wants to be rid of its clutter, so clear and sage away. Tonight: You cultivate a more lighthearted approach.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Today affects your travel sector. New methods of transportation can be helpful. Mobility is especially important to your happiness right now. Your vitality is good, and you can overcome competition or other obstacles with aplomb. Tonight: Financial obligations to others can be resolved.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Others might offer advice or funding that will help you financially. Conversations revolve around business. Watch habits regarding spending and cash flow. Home decorating, improvements and entertaining are on your agenda. Tonight: Prepare for a change regarding memories of a past love.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★You are the responsible achiever. Make both personal and business decisions today. Exciting individuals make plans for you. Cooperate. Make no demands. It’s a time of revision and second chances. Reflect upon what has been traditional. Old patterns reveal future truths. Tonight: Further reflection.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★Share your time and resources with those in need. You can make a real difference. Charity work brings deep happiness today. A close companion repeats old patterns. Detach if you feel a relationship is draining you. Tonight: Reclaiming your independence means salvation.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Your nature is compassionate and visionary. Today, manifest a vision of yours. Expect some interesting conversations. New ideas are suggested, and business combines gracefully with pleasure. Romantic urges are pronounced, and you express your love. Tonight: Magic works in your relationship.Born today: Designer Ray Eames (1912), writer Edna O’Brien (1930), director Julie Taymor (1952) Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Twitter Facebook + posts Previous articleHoroscope: December 14, 2020Next articleWomen’s Basketball falls to Texas Tech on the road Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleCo-located hospital approved planningNext articleNAMA totally dishonest – UL economist admin Twitter THE second phase of the winding down of the Dell plant at Raheen will see upwards of 400 workers laid off this week, bringing the total to 850 over the last eight weeks. One non national employee, who did not wish to be identified, told the Post that morale at the plant was very low at the moment. “There is a lot of talk about the task force which was recently set up, but if one is to be honest about it, there is little likelihood of jobs being found in the immediate future for those of us who have been made redundant”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There are over 1,100 still employed at Dell, but the vast majority will be on the dole by the end of the year.A Limerick businessman maintains the impact has yet to be felt.“It is only from now on that people will realise the full implications of what is happening at Dell. Remember, suppliers are also affected but because numbers are not as high, the same attention is not paid to them”.Dell is to transfer its Limerick operation to Lodz in Poland over the next few months, with production lines gradually closing down.Over the last two years, Polish workers were sent to Raheen to become familiar with the operation here and have since transferred back home.The Lodz plant is believed to be twice that of the Raheen facility.The task force, set up by the Government, is headed by Denis Brosnan, former head of the Kerry Group.It could be some time yet before their report is submitted. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsAnother 400 jobs losses at DellBy admin – May 26, 2009 612 Print Facebook
NewsHealth600 no-shows for Covid tests in a single weekBy Bernie English – November 5, 2020 484 Previous articleTalent Boost for Pharma and Medtech Sectors in Mid-West – New Course in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Operations announcedNext articleTop hotel award comes after 300 staff laid off at Adare Manor Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Twitter 600 people who were either symptomatic or a close contact of a confirmed Covid-19 case, failed to turn up for a test in the Mid West in the last week alone.Of the missed appointments, 376 were recorded at the St Joseph’s Test Centre in Musgrave Street and this figure will likely be higher when the first returns from the new drive through testing centre at East Point are confirmed.The HSE has confirmed to the Limerick Post that appointments made by family doctors for suspected cases have been missed 600 times in the month up to October 25.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This equates to almost one in ten people referred for a test not showing up for their appointment.The new testing centre at East Point on the Ballysimon Road has speeded up testing and handled 160 tests in its first three days of operation.Anyone who has had a test from a doctor’s referral is being told they have to self-isolate for fourteen days or until they get a clear resultBut despite the pandemic still claiming lives in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, people are failing to turn up in droves to be tested.Many may be concerned at not being able to work for two weeks, but the HSE has stressed the importance of taking the test, even if it proves negative.However some members of the public say they are being given more than one appointment for testing.Sinn Féin TD Violet-Anne Wynne, has expressed deep concern abut the trend of people staying away.“I am deeply concerned about the continued trend of no shows to Covid tests across Clare, Limerick and Tipperary in recent days,” she told the Limerick Post.“The HSE have said that up to late last week there have been around 600 missed appointments for Covid testing.“It would appear that this trend has continued into this week.This equates to around ten per cent of tests not being carried out. It is deeply concerning.“I have also been informed of a number of people from West Clare bring referred for testing in Limerick City and even North Tipperary.“I have again written to the Minister asking for this trend to be stopped and calling for a pop-up centre in West Clare to ensure rapid access to testing, similar to the centre that was opened in County Limerick at the start of September.“I would again encourage all people offered tests to attend their appointment. The only way we can fight this is by keeping a track on the virus in our communities.“We must ensure we do this to make sure we can re-emerge from Level Five at the start of December as planned,” she said. WhatsApp Email Linkedin Print Advertisement
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: Due Diligence and Florida Procedural Requirements Next: Homeownership: Through the Eyes of Black America Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordable Housing HOUSING Investment Microsoft seattle 2019-01-18 Radhika Ojha Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post About Author: Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 18, 2019 1,391 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing HOUSING Investment Microsoft seattle Tech giant Microsoft recently announced an investment of $500 million in affordable housing in the Seattle area. Making the announcement, Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft said that as a company Microsoft, which is headquartered in the neighboring city of Redmond, was very focused for the past 15 years on the health of the region and had “pursued this by focusing on two issues above all else—education and transportation.”Smith said that the changing times have made the company think about expanding their focus to include “the affordability of housing.”To understand the problem of affordable housing in the region, Microsoft partnered with Zillow and the Boston Consulting Group to analyze the need to preserve existing and create new affordable housing units for low- and middle-income households in the Puget Sound region that is comprised of Seattle and nine other surrounding cities, including Redmond.The analysis found that nurses, police, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and teachers were among the many people who were challenged to afford a home in the Puget Sound region. Watch the video below to see what this group of people had to say about affordable housing options:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> What Led Microsoft to Invest $500M in Seattle Housing? Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / What Led Microsoft to Invest $500M in Seattle Housing?
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-01-11 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Expect the housing market in 2021 to “settle somewhere in between where we were before COVID and where we were during COVID,” says Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for Realtor.com’s recent article entitled, “How the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines Could Help, and Hurt, the U.S. Housing Market.”More homes will be on the market in the coming year, wrote Clare Trepasso for Realtor.com.”So desperate buyers won’t need to put in offers and waive contingencies before they’ve even finished touring the properties,” she said.But inventory can only increase gradually.”Some people will feel comfortable listing their home during the first half of 2021,” says Ali Wolf, Chief Economist for Zonda, a real estate consultancy. “Others will want to wait until the vaccines are widely distributed. This suggests more inventory will be for sale in late 2021 and into the spring selling season in 2022.”Realtor.com also predicts prices will not dip, but they also will not continue escalating so rapidly.Increased new-construction starts of late will take some of the pressure off the market, Realtor.com reports. There are likely to be fewer bidding wars as buyers have more homes to choose from, they say, citing CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft. “The very rapid home price growth that we have seen over the last few months should start to moderate,” he said. “I expect price growth to slow.”With the rollout of a vaccine, pandemic-induced trends—such as very low interest rates and suburban migration, to name a couple—could begin to reverse.”Rates hit record lows as a response to the wounded economy,” noted Trepasso for Realtor.com. “As hiring begins again in earnest and people begin spending again, the economy will improve and rates will likely tick up.”As for the suburban shift, “Don’t write off city living”—that’s advice from Zonda’s Wolf to Realtor.com. “The return to a non-socially distanced life brings with it the draw to be around other people again, especially as restaurants, bars, sporting events, and concerts fully open. As the appeal of cities returns, so will strong demand for townhomes and condos near downtowns.”That said, other real estate trends may prove more permanent.Bigger families who have found contentment in the suburbs won’t likely give up their new lifestyles, for one, say the experts.”They can get more square footage for their money in the burbs, perfect for a home office or a spot to home-school the kids in, a yard for the children to play in, and a good school district,” Trepasso reported. “That’s why the suburbs became the place to be during the pandemic. Thanks to Zoom and other technology, they’re likely to stay that way, at least for the foreseeable future.”The realization by many homeowners that increased square footage os the key to at-home happiness also isn’t apt to dissipate anytime soon.Realtor.com opines that the “bigger is better” housing-market mantra could replace “location, location, location.””They’ll have lasting memories of the pandemic,” says CoreLogic’s Nothaft. “People will want to have more space between them and their neighbors.” Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Black Book 2021 Profile: Diaz Anselmo Lindberg, P.A. Next: Garden State Considers Program to Mitigate High Foreclosure Rates The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago What Will Housing Trends Look Like After COVID-19 Vaccines? About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 11, 2021 1,426 Views Home / Daily Dose / What Will Housing Trends Look Like After COVID-19 Vaccines? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. Subscribe