Diamond Duke by Quickspin

first_img Classic diamonds, sevens and cherries – Diamond Duke is a real nostalgia trip! With a look and feel inspired by 1950s jukeboxes, this game will transport you to the heyday of American diners and classic cars with chrome and wings. Why not cruise to the diner for some pancakes and milkshake? Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 14th April 2020 | By Aaron Noy Classic diamonds, sevens and cherries – Diamond Duke is a real nostalgia trip!With a look and feel inspired by 1950s jukeboxes, this game will transport you to the heyday of American diners and classic cars with chrome and wings. Why not cruise to the diner for some pancakes and milkshake?You can play a demo of this slot here! Topics: Casino & games Slots Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Diamond Duke by Quickspinlast_img read more

Jerry Collins charges into Tony Woodcock

first_imgMonday Jun 25, 2007 Jerry Collins charges into Tony Woodcock You really don’t want to get in this guys path when he’s on the run. Tony Woodcock learnt that the hard way, thanks to Danie Rossouw and the fact that he was lingering aimlessly.Butch James takes a long dropout that is taken by the All Black halfback Kelleher. He flips it to big Jerry who lines up the first thing he sees, which is Schalk Burger by the look of things… until Tony Woodcock (his own loose-head) is shoved into his running line by Springbok flanker Rossouw.While this looks like dirty play, and it may well be, Rossouw was actually blocked from getting to Collins by Woodcock, albeit unintentional or not. The shove at the end was probably a little unnecessary though.All in all, a massive collision, especially when seen live in real time. 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Jerry Collins charges into Tony Woodcock | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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One-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and Assoc…

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Japan Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, 5Floor finish, Konoshima Chemical Co., Ltd., NIPPON STEEL, internal wall+ceiling Photographs:  Toshihisa Ishii Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Munakata, Japan Architects: Matsuyama Architect and Associates Area Area of this architecture project One-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and Associatescenter_img One-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and AssociatesSave this projectSaveOne-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and AssociatesSave this picture!© Toshihisa Ishii+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896822/one-room-residence-of-5-layers-matsuyama-architect-and-associates Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMatsuyama Architect and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsMunakataJapanPublished on June 25, 2018Cite: “One-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and Associates” 24 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896822/one-room-residence-of-5-layers-matsuyama-architect-and-associates Clipboard Projects Year:  Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiText description provided by the architects. This residential building that is for a family of 4, locates in Munakata-city, Fukuoka. While the area around the site used to be a tranquil country side, it was gradually urbanized during recent development. Old and new residential buildings create mixed townscape. The site, however, had been left undeveloped as it was a part of steep land.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThe challenges were, firstly, how to tackle 4m level difference from one side to the other. Secondly, it was a relatively limited budget. We intended to resolve these architectural issues by turning the difficulties into positive character of this project. We aimed that the building to exist as if it has been there for long time as a part of the land.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiThe pitched roof, which was emerged from the topography of the site, contribute to reduce the impact of the volume and to harmonize with the surrounding environment. The client requested a space that they can feel the sense of togetherness with modest privacy at the same time.Save this picture!SectionInternal space consists of 5 split levels as follow the land and each floor has specific functions. These floors are visually separated but physically connected as you can hear the voice, you can smell. These level difference can create space that contain gentle separation and togetherness.Save this picture!© Toshihisa IshiiProject gallerySee allShow lessShangqiu Museum / Atelier Li XinggangSelected ProjectsNikola Olic’s Playful Facade Photos ‘Reimagine’ Their SubjectsArchitecture News Share Houseslast_img read more

Virgin Money Giving launches fundraising tools for businesses

first_img  496 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Virgin Money Giving Advertisement Melanie May | 11 March 2020 | News Virgin Money Giving has launched a set of fundraising tools specifically for businesses.Businesses can now sign up to Virgin Money Giving and create their own branded fundraising hubs in minutes, free of charge to help them with their corporate fundraising.The new Virgin Money Giving fundraising hubs let businesses fundraise for their chosen charity partner or a number of charities and see all their activity in one place. The hubs can be branded and customised for each business. There is also an app for teams so they can track their progress and thank supporters.Alongside this, Virgin Money Giving has also launched a ‘matched funding service’, to help charities raise more with a corporate partner. This is also a free service and aims to make it easy for businesses to match the funds their teams raise for the charities they are supporting.According to Virgin Money Giving, the hub is the first stage of its Corporate Fundraising proposition with more new features, such as the ability to run inter-team fundraising competitions to follow.Jo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving said:“Virgin Money Giving has been watching the growth in corporate fundraising closely and it’s great to be in a position to help charities make even more of this opportunity with our new fundraising tools for businesses of all sizes. We’re offering this service for free and making it super easy for businesses and their employees to support local and national charities.’’“Charities using Virgin Money Giving for their corporate fundraising will also benefit from our Donor Covers Fee feature, allowing donors to cover 100% of our donation fees. Since 1 September 2019, we’ve seen donors cover charities fees on average 80% of the time, with no change to the average amount they give.” Virgin Money Giving launches fundraising tools for businesses AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  497 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

When a drink of water becomes a felony

first_imgMany people hike for pleasure through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert near Ajo, Ariz., as you might visit a state park near where you live. While hiking in the desert, Scott Warren discovered the brutal reality facing migrants at the U.S. border as he began to run into people who had just walked through the 100+°F desert and were in desperate need of water.Warren became a volunteer with Tucson-based No More Deaths (NMD). This and other humanitarian aid groups in southern Arizona leave water and food in the desert for migrant travelers. And now Warren is on trial — he faces felony charges and 20 years in prison from the U.S. government for giving succor to people who would otherwise die of thirst. This is not an exaggeration of the danger facing migrants. There have been more than 7,000 known migrant deaths in the border desert in the last two decades — which is still an undercount of the actual number of people who have died or gone missing.On May 20, Warren commented to Democracy Now! about the increasing mortality rate: “We went from finding human remains every other month to finding five sets of human remains on a single trip hiking through the Growler Valley, and then going back a week later and finding two more sets of remains, and then, on a single day of searching, finding eight sets of remains and bodies of people who had died in adjacent areas.”Migrants coming into or already in the U.S. are suffering systematic racist demonization, medical neglect amounting to deliberate genocidal intent, criminalization and incarceration that includes assault and rape. Now, not only have attacks on migrants intensified, reprisals are ramping up against those who help migrants.Early in 2018, the NMD released a video showing U.S. Border Patrol cops destroying more than 3,000 gallons of water NMD had put out for migrants in the desert. It was after the video was released that Warren was arrested at a site where migrants were receiving physical support. Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reported that there has been a 30 percent increase nationwide since 2015 in the number of people arrested annually for allegedly harboring or assisting undocumented migrants. For many of the people who live along the desert borderlands, it is not unusual to have someone knock on the door and ask for water or help. No More Deaths and other organizations try to broaden and deepen that neighborly help.In the prosecution of Warren and attacks on these aid organizations, the U.S. government is attempting to criminalize basic acts of human care.Scott Warren has pointed out that Ajo was once a copper mining town where the company policed who crossed the border. Now, in this era of transnational capital exploitation, the U.S. government has made border policing into big for-profit business built on dying bodies and incarcerating refugees.The brutal hand of capitalism tries over and over again to split up oppressed and working people — tries to make us turn against each other and betray each other — to intensify profit.Over and over, we affirm that we will succor each other, support each other, fight for each other against this death-dealing system. We pledge: No Borders in Workers’ Struggles! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Will Turkey expel Dutch newspaper correspondent?

first_img News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Related documents RSF: Türkiye Hollandalı haberciye kapılarını kapatacak mı?PDF – 77.72 KB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alertscenter_img April 2, 2021 Find out more (Photo: Jeff Barbee/ Twitter) October 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Will Turkey expel Dutch newspaper correspondent? Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Read in Turkish / TürkçeReporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish authorities to quickly clarify the situation of Bram Vermeulen, a well-known reporter for the Dutch liberal daily NRC Handelsblad, who is having difficulty extending his residence permit in Turkey. Vermeulen has been based in Turkey since 2009.Whenever Vermeulen returns to Turkey from a trip abroad, the immigration authorities tell him he is no longer welcome in the country, and he has not been unable to renew his press card, although no one will explain why.“The Turkish authorities’ ambiguity is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If it continues, Vermeulen will in effect be banned from remaining in Turkey after 1 January. “This would be the first time a foreign correspondent has been banned since 1995 and would constitute yet further evidence of the government’s hostility towards the international media. We urge the authorities to either renew Vermeulen’s press card or clearly state their reasons for refusing to do so.”Since the start of 2013, Vermeulen has been stopped and questioned five times by immigration officials on his return from a trip abroad.“Each time they tell me there is a security problem or I am on a blacklist,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “But they end up letting me in because I have a work permit that is valid until 31 December. No one, neither the Turkish embassy, nor the interior ministry nor any police station, can explain why I am being treated like this.”One immigration official told him that in future he would not even be able to obtain a tourist visa for Turkey.Since April, he has been waiting in vain for the renewal of his press card by the General Directorate for Media and Information (BYEGM), an offshoot of the prime minister’s office. He has repeatedly asked officials why he is the only foreign correspondent not to be renewed, but no one has given him an answer.NRC Handelsblad’s management and the Dutch foreign ministry have also tried, without success, to obtain an explanation from the Turkish government. Without a press card, he will not be able to extend his residence permit.“I am not accused of any crime,” he added. “I have all the papers that foreign journalists need to have. I see no (legitimate) reason why they are preventing me from doing my job.”Vermeulen says his coverage of the Gezi Park protests could not be the reason because his problems began before then. He has nonetheless covered many sensitive subjects and has, for example, interviewed members of Turkey’s Kurdish armed separatist movement. He also did a report on the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party–Front (DHKP-C), a small far-left terrorist group that threatened the Dutch NATO troops that were supposed to secure the border between Turkey and Syria.The last foreign journalist to be treated like this was Reuters correspondent Aliza Markus in 1995. After she was tried and acquitted by a national security court in connection with her coverage of Kurdish villages emptied by the Turkish army, her press card was not renewed and, as result, she had to leave.last_img read more

Renewed fatwa calling for “actions” against journalists

first_imgNews News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns a year-old fatwa naming certain Pakistani media and journalists as “enemies of the mujahideen” that was re-issued on 19 October in the form of a post on Twitter.“We condemn this explicit and targeted threat to journalists, which greatly increases the dangers to which they are already exposed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to reinforce protection for the media and journalists named in the fatwa and to ensure that those responsible for this threat are no longer able to do any harm.”The same fatwa was already issued a year ago, shortly after the Taliban shooting attack on the teenage activist Malala Yousafzai. A group that supports the outlawed coalition Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TPP) has claimed responsibility for reissuing it. The TPP itself has denied any role but did not dispute its message.The fatwa designated Dewa Radio, Mishal Radio, Azadi Radio, Radio Aap ki Dunya, and the BBC as targets and included the photos of two nationally-known journalists – Hamid Mir, host of the programme “Capital Talk” on the TV channel Geo News, and Hasan Nisar, a Geo News reporter and commentator.“Showing pictures of Hamid Mir and Hasan Nisar may encourage the banned TTP’s followers and sympathizers to physically attack the two journalists,” one of their colleagues told Reporters Without Borders.According to the fatwa’s authors, employees of the named media should be given an initial warning and “may then be pardoned if they end their hostility to Islam and their anti-Muslim propaganda.” But “actions in accordance with mujahideen policy must be adopted with those who persist in their work.”The fatwa accuses the named media of promoting secularism and western values in their coverage of the war on terror and says that, by refusing to use the term “martyr,” they are portraying the Taliban as terrorists and enemies of peace.The fatwa has been reissued at time of intense media coverage of Malala Yousafzai after the European Parliament awarded her the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on 10 October.The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors issued a statement saying it would continue its mission of informing the public despite the threats.Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img PakistanAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan October 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Renewed fatwa calling for “actions” against journalistslast_img read more

Cyberdissident Zhang Lin to go on trial for posting articles including lyrics to a punk song

first_img Help by sharing this information News to go further June 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyberdissident Zhang Lin to go on trial for posting articles including lyrics to a punk song RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders has protested against the seriousness of charges laid against Zhang Lin, whose closed-doors trial is to be held on 21 June 2005. “How can posting articles online, in particular the lyrics of a punk song, constitute a threat to national security? It is absurd!” the organisation said.According to Human Rights in China (HRIC), the cyberdissident is facing life imprisonment. The charge sheet drawn up by the prosecutor says that the content of the articles posted by Zhang “opposed the basic principles of the Constitution, damaged national unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, spread falsehoods, disturbed social order and damaged social stability”.The charge quotes the words of a song by the Chinese punk group Pangu, posted online by Zhang.Zhang was arrested on 29 January at Bengbu station in Anhui province, west of Shanghai as he was returning from Beijing, where he went hoping to present his condolences to the family of Zhao Ziyang, former Chinese communist party leader who died shortly beforehand. Zhang is currently being held in Bengbu’s Number 1 Detention Centre, where Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about his state of health and prison conditions. He has undertaken two hunger strikes to protest at the ill-treatment he has been suffering.His lawyer, Mo Shaoping, has not been allowed to visit him and the court has rejected his request for his trial to be held in public. News Newslast_img read more

Boy found child porn material on laptop

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBoy found child porn material on laptopBy admin – May 25, 2012 1454 A13-year-old boy found child rape movies on his laptop after he loaned it to a 45-year-old UK national in 2010, to use while his own was broken.  The revelation unfolded as Limerick Circuit Court heard evidence from Det Garda, Christine Bergin in the case against Simeon Betts, a man charged with the possession of 50 child pornographic movies and nine images on three laptops that were seized from his possession in 2010.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The material found was said to have been at the “utmost end of the scale” and of the “horrendous” exploitation of children where some as young as four years of age were raped by adults and animals.Betts, with an address at Henry Street, Limerick, pleaded guilty to the possession of the images and movie files, having first denied the allegation in a lengthy interview conducted by gardai at a house in Hollymount, Raheen in March 2010. Det Gda Bergin and other members of the force raided the home of the accused under search warrant after receiving certain information from Interpol and the UK based Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Analysis of the material found on the computers was carried out by specialist agencies where Det Garda Bergin enlisted the help of up to six different investigation units including Interpol and CEOP. Betts was charged in July 2010 and made admissions at the time of charge.At his sentencing hearing on the final day of term of Limerick Circuit Court, Simeon Betts said nothing as he sat in the dock as evidence and detailed descriptions of the search terms, files and images were given to the court. Acting on the information received by Interpol, the gardai obtained a search warrant and went to the home of the accused on March 4, 2010. Betts’ place of work, his cars, a campervan and another address in county Limerick that he had access to, were searched and a number of items were seized for analysis. The material found was linked to three laptops seized – one in the kitchen, one in the bedroom and one in the garage attached to the home. Betts admitted, in interview, to knowingly having the material in his possession,All three had been used to view and access the content which was described in court and one computer was actively used to search the internet for child pornography where Betts would masturbate to movies and images “as a means to satisfy his desire” according to Defence Counsel, Mark Nicholas who added in mitigation that this must have been a “horrible situation to be in but he {Betts} made admissions and takes full responsibility for his actions. He’s in deep distress and wants to engage help”.Betts, the court heard was later arrested in July 2010 and during the course of four interviews held, he made full admissions as to his interest in such material. During one such interview, the accused man admitted to being sexually aroused while viewing the material online. He also admitted to borrowing a laptop from a 13-year-old boy and used it to search for child pornography. The laptop had been returned to the boy some time later and the child pornographic material with movies of children as young as four years of age being raped, was returned to the boy. The files had not been deleted. The court heard from Det Gda Bergin that the teenager informed both gardai and his mother as to the content of the material found. Since the charges were brought against the accused, Betts is now unemployed but had previously worked in a card and birthdays shop, a gift store in the city centre as well as the Early Learning Centre. The father of four, who admitted to having “felt bad knowing that a child suffered while he watched the movies, is now said to have very restricted access to his children and had tried to “suppress” his desires to seek out the material.Betts, with previous convictions for minor road traffic offences and who is on bail with a daily sign on requirement, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Judge Carroll Moran was handed a report conducted by clinical psychologist Dr Patrick Ryan who said that Betts had an insight into his problem but was “not out of the woods yet”. The Judge adjourned sentencing until June 8 stating that it was a “difficult case” that needs his full consideration in sentencing. Advertisement Twitter Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Print Previous articleLimerick Footballers can improveNext articleThe Bad Plus on original ground admin Facebooklast_img read more

Demand Propels Home Prices Upward

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News 2 days ago 184 Views Daryl Fairweather list price National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Association of Realtors (NAR) Pending Home Sales Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) Redfin 2021-05-28 Eric C. Peck According to a new report by Redfin, 51% of homes sold for more than their list price—up from 26% the same period a year earlier, marking a new record for this metric.Last year at this time, pandemic stay-at-home orders halted homebuying and selling, which makes year-over-year comparisons unreliable for select housing metrics, according to Redfin. This report was broken into two sections: metrics that are okay to compare to the same period in 2020, and metrics for which it makes more sense to compare to the same period in 2019.For metrics to compare to 2020:A record-high median home sale price of $354,250, and sales were up 24% year-over-year, also a record.Asking prices reached a median $361,875, also a record high.A record-high 101.9% average sale-to-list price ratio, which measures how close homes are selling to their asking prices, up 3.4 percentage points year-over-year. This means that the average home sold for 1.9% more than its asking price.A record low of 17 days on market for homes that sold during the period, down from 36 days from the same period in 2020.The share of homes sold in one or two weeks are both just shy of their record high level, which was set during the four-week period ending May 9.57% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market.44% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within one week of hitting the market.Compared to 2019’s totals:Pending home sales were up 19% from the same period in 2019, but are down 3% from the four-week period ending May 9.New listings of homes for sale were down 8% from the same period in 2019, and are down slightly from the 2021 high, which was set during the four-week period ending May 2.Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 49% from the same period in 2019.For the week ending May 21, mortgage purchase applications increased 2% week-over-week (seasonally adjusted). For the week ending May 27, 30-year mortgage rates fell slightly to 2.95%. About Author: Eric C. 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Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Increases in home prices seems to be keeping may potential homebuyers on the sidelines, as they await prices to drop before dipping into the ever-restricted supply of available homes.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported in its latest Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) that pending home sales took a step back in April, dropping over March’s total, due in part to the record low inventory of homes available in Q1. NAR’s PHSI fell 4.4% to 106.2 in April, while year-over-year, signings jumped 51.7% as last year’s pandemic-related shutdowns slumped sales to an all-time low.While the lure of sub-3% rates may goad many into a market where homes are selling for record highs, factors such as a depleted skilled workforce and the rising costs of materials are factoring into these price hikes. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has reported that the price of lumber has tripled over the past year, forcing the price of a new single-family home to rise $35,872 on average.”We are seeing a typical late-spring slowdown in new listings and pending sales,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “However, prices don’t typically peak until late August, and their growth remains completely unhinged. The fact that homes keep selling for more and more above asking prices goes to show that many more people want a home than there are homes for sale. I don’t see that changing until mortgage rates increase, which will likely happen later this year. But until then, the housing market will remain red-hot.”last_img read more