Patrick prepared for legal action in eviction dispute

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPatrick prepared for legal action in eviction disputeBy Alan Jacques – April 4, 2014 800 Patrick Collopy at his home with a photograph of himself and his late mother RitaA YOUNG Limerick man has been told by City Council that he must leave the home he shared with his mother until her death last April.Patrick Collopy (26), was ordered to be out of his home at 5 Bishop Street by March 12 last on the basis of a two-year tenancy rule. Patrick, who works at Dunnes Stores in Henry Street, was threatened with legal action if he doesn’t vacate the house but has vowed to go “all the way” to the courts if necessary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Collopy moved home to take care of his mother Rita who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012. The council was aware of the arrangement as he immediately applied to go on to the rent book and the rent was subsequently increased.Patrick remained in the house after his mother’s death in April 2013. He has been up to date with his rent and never been in trouble with the law. He told the Limerick Post this week that all he wants from the City Council is some “cooperation”.“I’ve been told that I can’t stay in my home because the council says it is too big for one person as it has two bedrooms. You should see the size of the place, it’s tiny. My last memories of my mother are here and no one is taking them from me. It’s my family home as far as I’m concerned.“If I was unemployed and had a child, I’d be left alone but because I’m working I’m supposed to leave my home. This is a heartless way to treat anyone. The Council treat people like scum and they treat scum like Gods. I don’t know why they have to set a precedent at my expense. Being honest goes against me.“I have been going through hell with this battle let alone trying to cope with the loss of my mother. This is a horrible thing the Council are trying to do to me,” he said.An online petition to keep Patrick in his family home has to date attracted over 2,500 signatures. City councillor Maurice Quinlivan has asked the council to show Mr Collopy some compassion and stop trying to evict him .“Patrick is a very decent young man who has suffered the trauma of losing his mother. His family is rooted in the King’s Island community and many people in the local area and across the city are outraged that the council would try and evict him,” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Patrick is a very private person and the last thing he wanted was to make this public but the failure thus far to stop the eviction proceedings against him left him feeling he had no option but to publicise his plight,” he said.City Council refused to comment on the case. TAGSBishop StreetLimerick city councilMaurice QuinlivanMusic LimerickPatrick CollopySinn Fein Linkedin Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleA fast and affordable mental health serviceNext articleFeral cats pose ‘chronic’ problems in Raheen Alan Jacques Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more

‘Troubling Trends’ Could Result in Increased Forbearance Activity

first_img New data published by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has tracked a slight increase in the number of mortgages now in forbearance.According to the MBA’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey, 5.49% of servicers’ portfolio volume, or 2.7 million loans, were in forbearance plans as of Dec. 13, up one basis point from 5.48% in the prior week. By investor type, the share of Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance saw the greatest week-over-week jump, from 7.68% to 7.79%, while the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance dipped over the same period from 3.26% to 3.25%.Among other loan categories, the forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) fell 13 basis points week-over-week to 8.76% while the forbearance share for independent mortgage bank servicers decreased 3 basis points from the previous week to 5.95% and the percentage for depository servicers increased 3 basis points from the previous week to 5.41%.For the week ending Dec. 13, the MBA found 18.78% of total loans in forbearance are in the initial forbearance plan stage, while 78.54% are in a forbearance extension and the remaining 2.69% are forbearance re-entries. Total weekly forbearance requests as a percent of servicing portfolio volume remained unchanged from the prior week at 0.12%.Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s SVP and Chief Economist, noted that forbearance levels were mostly steady since early November, although forbearance requests from Ginnie Mae’s borrowers “reached the highest level since the week ending June 14.” However, he was not optimistic about the near future.“Additional restrictions on businesses and rising COVID-19 cases are causing a renewed increase in layoffs and other signs of slowing economic activity,” Fratantoni said. “These troubling trends will likely result in more homeowners seeking relief.”Fratantoni’s concern on troubling trends was echoed earlier this week by Michael Sklarz, who leads Black Knight Data and Analytics’ Collateral Analytics team. In a blog posting, Sklarz, predicted that many homeowners facing the expiration of their forbearance plans under the CARES Act might put their properties up for sale rather than face mortgage delinquency.“There are millions of homeowners currently in forbearance across the country who will lose those protections throughout next year and—depending upon their ability to return to performing status—who may find themselves facing foreclosure,” Sklarz wrote. “This is of course assuming a Biden administration doesn’t extend the moratoriums currently in place. Regardless, we may very well see a meaningful increase in the number of homes listed for sale as these borrowers choose to sell at what is arguably an intermediate top in the market and downsize to more affordable homes rather than face foreclosure.” About Author: Phil Hall ‘Troubling Trends’ Could Result in Increased Forbearance Activity Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Housing Advocates Applaud Stimulus Deal Next: CFBP Issues Advice on Special Purpose Credit Programs Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. 2020-12-22 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share 1Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 22, 2020 2,085 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ‘Troubling Trends’ Could Result in Increased Forbearance Activity Subscribelast_img read more

Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Jan 2020 3:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly keen to leave Arsenal this summer (Reuters)But instead of paying a fee to keep Aubameyang, Barcelona’s plan is to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt’s claimed that Barcelona’s offer ‘will likely be greeted with an angry response’ by Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners are still hoping to convince Aubameyang to sign a new contract.The 30-year-old will have just one year remaining on his current deal with Arsenal at the end of the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Barcelona are planning an audacious move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)Barcelona will attempt to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports.The Spanish champions are in the market for a new striker following Luis Suarez’s knee injury, which will keep him sidelined for around four months.Aubameyang has already been linked with a move to Spain, while reports have claimed that the striker has asked Mikel Arteta to leave the Gunners.According to Goal, Barcelona have made the signing of Aubameyang this priority before the month is over.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Barca are hoping to convince the Gunners’ hierarchy to accept a loan deal which will run until the end of the season. Barcelona plan to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on loan from Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports say Florida is the No. 1 moving destination in the country

first_imgMove over! It looks like more and more Americans are moving to Florida.The Sunshine State is now the number 1 moving destination according to U-Haul. According to a new report, U-Haul said one-way truck arrivals in Florida increased 1% while one-way departures were down 1%, compared to 2018’s numbers.Texas has held the number 1 spot for at least 4 years, but now Florida bumped them down to the number 2 spot.I guess people love the heat, hurricanes, and alligators!last_img

The quest for the ‘holy grail’ of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — It’s one of the oldest and most sought after shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.On Thursday, you can learn more about the quest for one of the Great Lakes most infamous ships. State maritime archaeologist Dean Anderson will talk about the quest for the discovery of the Griffon. The ship went missing in September of 1679 after setting sail from Green Bay in western Lake Michigan. The mystery and folklore surrounding the ship make it one of the most interesting shipwrecks in the world.“Its sort of been deemed as the ‘holy grail’ of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes because of it’s antiquity and because of it’s association with [René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de] La Salle, so a lot of people have been looking for it over the years for hundreds of years even,” said Wayne Lusardi, state maritime archaeologist. “Since I started here in 2002, there have been 27 Griffon discoveries reported, and none of which are the Griffon.”Catch this fascinating lecture on Thursday night at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Anderson will begin the presentation at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Great Lakes, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, Green Bay, Griffon, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Maritime Archaeology, Mystery, René Robert Cavelier de La Salle, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Wayne LusardiContinue ReadingPrevious Let’s Talk: Mental health awarnessNext Photo of the Day for Tuesday, May 21last_img read more

Dodgers sue company over Tommy Lasorda bobbleheads

first_imgDodgers officials aren’t standing for that. According to TMZ, the team on Tuesday sued promotions company Plan P2 Promotions for $175,000 for breach of contract.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN The contract called for “100% hand-painted, break-resistant poly-resin” bobbleheads with Lasorda’s likeness. For whatever reason, the team never received delivery. The Dodgers scheduled a “Tommy Lasorda Bobblehead Night” later this season to honor the legendary manager.Unfortunately for Dodgers fans, that’s apparently not going to happen, as the company contracted to manufacture 42,000 of the collectibles allegedly never made them. The Dodgers held a “Walker Buehler Bobblehead Night” last week, and have 10 more bobblehead nights planned this season.The 91-year-old Lasorda served 21 seasons as the Dodgers’ manager and won two World Series (1981 and 1988) before stepping down in 1996. He’s still affiliated with the team as a special adviser to the chairman.If you’ve just got to have a Lasorda bobblehead, take heart — there are dozens of them for sale on eBay, including a 3-foot-tall bobblehead with a starting bid of $4,500.last_img read more