Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Celebrity Real EstateCoronavirus Real EstateLA luxury real estateMalibu Compass’ Chris Cortazzo, among the top-selling luxury brokers in L.A., said Malibu’s reputation for its laid-back lifestyle has helped attract younger, techier powerbrokers. “The internet crowd has a lot of hip surfers,” said Cortazzo, who represented seller Diana Jenkins in WhatsApp co-founder Koum’s $87 million home buy. “They want a different lifestyle. They want to raise a family outside a city, but be near one of the best metropolitan cities in the world.”Cortazzo also sold two of his own luxury investment properties in Malibu late last summer for nearly $50 million total.But after the Woolsey Fire in late 2018, Malibu home sales dropped and remained low a year later, said Miller Samuel’s Jonathan Miller, who authors the Elliman report. Median single-family home prices were down 17 percent from October through December 2019 compared to the same period the year before.The fire burned 97,000 acres and was the largest of 30 blazes that have scarred Malibu in nine decades, according to the Los Angeles Times.Cortazzo, who said he lost a home in the Woolsey Fire, insisted the real estate is worth its high price tag.“There’s dangers everywhere,” he said. “You can be in Texas and freeze to death. Or you can be in Oklahoma and get wiped out by a tornado. The reward far exceeds the risk.” (Getty, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)When Jack Pritchett scored the listing for a 2,300-square-foot home in Malibu, he thought he had a decent property on his hands. A mile north of the Pacific Coast Highway, the four-bedroom sits on 2 acres, with views of the ocean, mountains and canyons. Priced at $1.9 million, the Las Flores Canyon Road home would probably draw a handful of offers, the co-owner of Pritchett-Rapf Realtors thought.But what happened next surprised him, and Pritchett had the home under contract in less than two weeks. “The amazing aspect was the number of showings: over 20 in six days,” he said.That quick deal underscores a Malibu market that has been in overdrive since May, when restrictions on home showings were lifted and buyers started jonesing for properties. The pandemic has also pushed aside the memories of 2018, when the Woolsey Fire tore through the community. That blaze upended lives and destroyed more than 450 homes in Malibu, leaving in its path property losses of $1.6 billion.ADVERTISEMENTMore than two years later, and a year into the Covid crisis, the seaside enclave has become L.A.’s premier destination for luxury buyers.Coldwell Banker’s Kathy Ellis said Malibu’s 92065 ZIP code is as supercharged as she has seen it in her 20 years in the business.“In 2007, the market was like this,” Ellis said. “But at that time, anyone who could sign their name and had a pulse could get a loan. Right now the lenders aren’t lending to people who are unqualified, but it’s as busy as 2007, and I love it.”Boldface names connected to Malibu properties have also become commonplace. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum spent $87 million in February on a 3-acre Pacific Coast Highway property. And over the last few months, Tyra Banks, Matthew Perry, Flea, Gal Gadot, the Hemsworth brothers, Avril Lavigne and others have either bought or sold homes there.But the regular rich are the ones driving the spike in home sales, showering plenty of attention on what pass for downmarket listings. And it’s not just single-family homes.Take the $1.38 million listing Ellis had on a two-bedroom, 1,300-square-foot condominium on Coral Reef Lane. When the contract fell through in January, it took the broker one day to secure two new offers.Cruising into 2021Median single-family home sale prices in Malibu and Malibu Beach jumped 71 percent from October through December compared to the year before, according to a Douglas Elliman report. The average price per square foot was up 22 percent, and the number of closings rose 31 percent. Closings for single-family homes and condos rose for four straight months, from a low of 11 in April to a high of 61 in August.In the condo market alone, the picture for sellers was also rosy in Q4, according to Elliman. Median closing prices jumped 26.4 percent year-over-year; sales also rose to 25, from 16 the previous year.Upscale Westside communities also reported rising single-family home prices in the latter portion of pandemic-ravaged 2020, but nothing like Malibu. The median home sale price in Beverly Hills was up 12.5 percent year-over-year from October through December. In the Bel Air/Holmby Hills area, the median closing price jumped 33 percent, but the average price per square foot dropped 20.6 percent.(Click to enlarge)Another reason propelling Malibu’s market mania may be technology.“The fact that people can just Zoom in has made Malibu more accessible for people who never thought they could live here,” said Paul Grisanti, associate manager of Pinnacle Estate Properties and the city’s mayor pro tem. “Locals who were maybe thinking about having a weekend house, this has been a great chance to live there full-time.”Grisanti said the surge in demand has been across all locations and property types, from oceanside to canyon and from estates to condos. “If it’s listed, somebody wants to buy it,” he said.Read moreWhatsApp co-founder drops $87M on Malibu mansionTyra Banks is smizing at her Malibu beach house buyHow CoStar became a $15B juggernaut
 Surface speeds of Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, are known to vary by around 10–20% (depending on location) with a fortnightly periodicity corresponding to a springneaptidal cycle. The reasons for these periodic variations in flow are unclear. Here the possible role of tidal stress transmission upstream of the grounding line in affectingrates of basal motion is investigated. It is found that nonlinear rheological effects within the till, when coupled with transmission of tidal stresses within the ice that are linearly related to tidal amplitude, can give rise to the type of periodic oscillations in flow observed. This nonlinear interaction between tidal forcing and till deformation increases the mean ice flux across the grounding line by a few percent above what might beexpected in the absence of tidal forcing. Periodic velocity fluctuations of this type have not been observed on other ice streams. However, modeling suggests that this may be due to lack of data and that such flow variations are likely to be common features of active ice streams draining into the Ronne Ice Shelf, as well as of other ice streams subjected to similar tidal forcing.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — Five sexual assault victims of former U.S. Olympic doctor Larry Nassar demanded Thursday that the Texas Attorney General prosecute legendary gymnastics coach Marta Karolyi for not reporting Nassar when she was first told of his deviant behavior.The victims cited Karolyi’s 2017 deposition in a California lawsuit against her and her husband, Bela Karolyi, in which she said she was informed in June 2015 by Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics, that Nassar was suspected of molesting athletes but failed to report him to law enforcement.The Karolyis ran the Karolyi Ranch gymnastics training facility in Huntsville, Texas, where many elite gymnasts, including gold medal winners Aly Raisman and Simone Biles, say they were assaulted by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment.Autumn Blainey, 16, said she was subjected to numerous assaults by Nassar in the year after Marta Karolyi, 75, was told of complaints about the doctor’s questionable conduct.“I think that it is incredibly unfair that Marta didn’t do her job and protect me because I probably wouldn’t be standing here if she would have,” Autumn said at a news conference outside the Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin. “I think it’s awful that I couldn’t trust adults that were supposed to protect me throughout this process and Larry would have probably never touched me if the adults did their jobs.”The victims spoke out a day after Marta Karolyi’s attorney, Gary Jewell, issued a statement saying his client “misunderstood the question and misspoke” during her deposition. Jewell said Penny didn’t inform his client of Nassar’s behavior until 2016 and that she was only told that concerns were raised over his treatments.Jewell said Karolyi had “no knowledge of allegations of sexual misconduct by Larry Nassar until the summer of 2016” after an investigation of molestation allegations against him was well underway of in Michigan.Attorney John Manly, who represents 180 Nassar victims, scoffed at Jewell’s statement, saying Marta Karolyi was given the opportunity to correct numerous misstatements in her deposition but did not change the date of when she was informed of Nassar behavior.“She signed the deposition under penalty of perjury leaving unchanged that she first knew in June 2015,” Manly said at the news conference. “But let me tell you what Mr. Jewell’s statement is: Mr. Jewell’s statement is a desperate attempt to explain that he got caught, Mrs. Karolyi got caught in a big fat lie.”Jewell did not respond to requests from ABC News for comment on Thursday.Manly said there are 320 Nassar victims “who cry out today” for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to prosecute one of Nassar key alleged enablers, Marta Karolyi.“Your job sir is justice, your job sir is to find the truth,” Manly said of Paxton. “And if 300-plus girls being molested doesn’t justify an investigation to find the truth and to find out what happened then for God sake what does?”In a statement released shortly after the news conference, Paxton’s office said such an investigation would be “outside our jurisdiction.” But the Attorney General added that his office would “gladly and immediately assist with this investigation and prosecution” if asked to do so by the appropriate law enforcement agencies.According to the attorney general’s website, local district attorneys have original jurisdiction over criminal prosecution and the AG has “no role or oversight” regarding those decisions. The office normally files civil or criminal suits “upon referral by other state agencies,” the website says.Marc Rylander, a spokesman for Paxton, said the Texas Rangers, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, and the Walker County District Attorney’s Office are already conducting an investigation of Karolyi.He said the Attorney General is confident that a “complete and thorough investigation” is being conducted and “will achieve justice for the victims of these alleged crimes.”Nassar, who was also the long-time sports medicine doctor at Michigan State University, was sentenced in January to 40 to 175 years in prison, for molesting numerous female athletes in Ingham County, Michigan. During his sentencing hearing, more than 150 victims asked a judge to give Nassar the maximum sentence.In February, the disgraced physician was sentenced to another 40 to 125 years in prison on multiple counts of sexual assault that occurred in neighboring Eaton County, Michigan.The Michigan Attorney General continues to investigate the Nassar case after numerous victims said they complained to officials of Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, and US Olympic Committee but nothing was ever done.In March, Nassar’s boss at MSU, William Strampel, 70, was arrested on felony charges of harassing four female MSU students.Michelle Simpson Tuegel, a Texas lawyer who represents several Nassar victims, said the victims will not go away until the Texas Attorney General opens an investigation of both Marta and Bela Karolyi.“Had Mrs. Karolyi actually done what Texas law requires her to do, some of these women, including the brave 16-year-old Autumn standing here … wouldn’t be here. They would not have had to suffer like they suffered,” Tuegel said.Another Nassar victim, Lindsey Lemke, a 22-year-old student at Michigan State University, said she too was molested by Nassar after Marta Karolyi was informed of complaints about him.“An investigation must be done to be able to find out who knew what, when they knew it and they need to be held accountable,” Lemke said.Jamie Dantzscher, 36, part of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won the bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, said she was molested by Nassar numerous times while training at the Karolyi Ranch and elsewhere.“I can’t understand why this is not taken seriously in Texas right now,” Dantzscher said at the news conference. “How many little girls and young women does it take to take sexual abuse seriously?”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 10, 2018 /Sports News – National Sex abuse victims of former Olympic doctor say they want famed gymnastics coach prosecuted Written by Beau Lund
Hunters, one of the country’s largest national sales and lettings estate agents and franchise businesses, has delivered an impressive first set of annual results as a public company, with network income up by 42 per cent at £30.2m (2014: £21.2m), turnover up by 31 per cent at £12m (2014: £9.2m), adjusted profit before tax up by 59 per cent and EBITDA up by 46 per cent at £1.57m (2014:£1.08m).Hunters opened its first office in York in 1992, launching its first franchised branch in 2006 and has continued its rapid growth to field over 170 branches nationwide, with offices in a number of key regions across the UK including London, Oxford, Norwich, Middlesbrough, Manchester and many locations in between.Its services cover residential sales, lettings, buy-to-let and investment, residential block management, land and new homes, franchising and other property related services.Kevin Hollinrake (left), Chairman and founder of Hunters, said, “2015 saw a step forward in pursuit of the Group’s clear ambition to become the nation’s favourite estate agent. Having opened 63 branches in the last two years through organic growth, we are without doubt the fastest growing business in our sector. In 2015 we secured additional capital, added 32 new branches to the network, including 23 independent businesses, and added another 23 branches through the purchase of a highly successful home counties franchised chain, Country Properties.“Our average branch revenue rose by 5.6 per cent to £178,000, a tremendous achievement against the background of a more subdued market.Independent agents that converted to the Hunters brand, for whom 2015 was their first full year as part of the network, increased revenue per branch by 29 per cent, a clear illustration that our quality, well known national brand and good reputation has delivered improved income for our network partners. Customer satisfaction will always be a key measure and we achieved 96 per cent customer satisfaction for the year.”Market activity levels so far this year are 14.1 per cent higher compared to the same period last year. The first quarter has started well, with seven new branches opened, revenue ahead of Q1 2015, ahead of general market trends, plus a pipeline of new branches that is running significantly ahead of 2015.Hunters joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in July 2015.Hunters profits Hunters annual results Hunters May 5, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Hunters reports profits up by 46 per cent previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters reports profits up by 46 per centFirst set of results as a public company show impressive growthThe Negotiator5th May 20160631 Views
Home » News » Marketing » Goodbye crabs! Latest Zoopla TV campaign to break on Boxing Day previous nextMarketingGoodbye crabs! Latest Zoopla TV campaign to break on Boxing DayThe campaign is to feature two different 30-second TV adverts targeting first time buyers with voice-overs by actress and stand-up comedian Diane Morgan.Nigel Lewis23rd December 20191 Comment3,240 Views Zoopla is to launch its latest advertising campaign on Boxing Day, the portal’s first to be created by new advertising agency Lucky Generals after it decided to increase its marketing spend by 25%, and the first new creative since its ‘crabs’ adverts.It will kick-off an eight week blitz both on TV and online and include two 30-second adverts aimed at first time buyers, one of the key growth sectors in the property market today.The campaign is designed to take advantage of the post-Christmas home hunting rush, which is expected to be particularly intense after the New Year now that the Brexit log-jam at least feels unblocked following the General Election.Zoopla says applicant leads will increase by 85% and valuation leads by 80% across the festive period and that an additional 16 million visits will be made to its siteVoiced by comedy actress Diane Morgan (left), the adverts explore why first time buyers purchase their homes including to stop living with their parents and to do up a property to their own tastes, all designed to plug the new Zoopla tagline: ‘We know what a home is really worth’.Agents can expect to see the ads across Channel 4, Sky and ITV2 during several high-profile programmes including Love Island, Gogglebox and Premier League matches.“Our new campaign brings to life Zoopla’s understanding of both the emotional and rational value of moving home,” says marketing chief Gary Bramall.“Last year, we saw an upsurge of 15 million web sessions from Christmas into early January. That figure is expected to grow by more than a million this year and presents an unrivalled opportunity for us to drive value and specifically valuation leads, and deliver tangible return on investment, for agents.”Watch the ad December 23, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 23rd December 2019 at 12:16 pmDiane Morgan is great and her usual actor personae strikes a deep chord of recognition with audiences, she is typically ironic, tragic and upbeat all in the same sentence, so as a figurehead for part of the Lucky Generals Zoopla campaign she is spot on.Though with the trembling wall and moving picture, Zoopla may have overlooked, in this nod to bedroom farce, the fact that in reality 70% of first time buyers are in fact in rented accommodation before they buy, rather than living at home with the ‘tyranny’ of ‘parents.’Overall though, this advert will get the Zoopla brand out there, with its imaginative content, and Zoopla at least will start the 2020’s pushing the boundaries, and not a crab in sight.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Mr De La Rosa wrote in the petition: “U.S. immigration law has already torn my family’s lives apart.“My father is dying. The very least the U.S. government can do is allow her to see him one last time, and to allow him to see his wife during the final moments he has.”U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) originally denied Bill’s mother’s application on 21 August, citing her 2009 denial of residency and ban on reentry. Bill launched his campaign the following day, saying he found this decision “strange” since “my mom had previously been granted humanitarian parole in 2011 when my dad suffered his first stroke.”His mother Gloria had then been allowed into the U.S. for five days, with the CBP granting her another five-day extension upon completion.In addition to the petition, Bill contacted U.S. and Arizona representatives, held a press conference, and had multiple TV and newspaper interviews.The U.S. government reversed their decision by the morning of 24 August. Bill’s mother was given a 30-day humanitarian parole, longer than the temporary length Bill had expected.He told Cherwell: “When I first heard about this, I simply could not believe it, especially the length of her humanitarian parole. I went down to Mexico that same morning to pick her up and cross the U.S.-Mexico border together.”Bill De La Rosa thanked all those who had supported his campaign in a video moments after crossing the border. An Oxford student has successfully petitioned the U.S. government to allow his mother to cross the Mexico-U.S. border to see his dying father.St. Anthony’s student Bill De La Rosa started the online and press campaign after U.S. authorities denied his mother’s plea for humanitarian parole.Bill’s father, Arsenio De La Rosa, 85, is hospitalised in the USA, and doctors predict he has only a few weeks to live.Bill and his mother, Gloria Arellano Montoya, crossed the Mexico-U.S. border at Nogales Port, Arizona late last week. Bill, his father, and his three siblings are all U.S. citizens, but his mother was barred from entering the U.S. for ten years in 2009 after being denied a green card. Bill’s brother Jim was honourably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2011 to become their father’s full-time caregiver.Thank you for all your help, everyone! MY MOM HAS BEEN GRANTED HUMANITARIAN PAROLE!— Bill De La Rosa (@DeLaRosaBill) August 24, 2018Mr De La Rosa, who is a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, told Cherwell: “I believe my family had all of this support because people felt this was an injustice. The fact that the U.S. immigration authorities were not allowing my mom to see my dad even for just one day was plain cruel and inhumane.“This outcome means the world to me, particularly because this means that we can come together as a family one last time.”The change.org petition, addressed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, received 16,069 signatures. Mr De La Rosa’s efforts received public attention in Arizonan local and regional press, as well as the support of local U.S. Congressman, Rep. Grijalva.
Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleNo Indiana State Fair this year, but there will be a carnivalNext articleWhitmer closes indoor bar service in Michigan amid new virus numbers Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook (“Police Line / Police Tape” by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0) Police in South Bend continue to investigate a fatal hit and run crash that killed a man on the city’s south side.The man was riding a bicycle when he was hit, around 3 AM Wednesday morning. The crash happened on Ireland Rd. just east of Keria Trail.The victim, 23 year-old Uriah Scofield, was found deceased in the road lying next to the bicycle. The road was closed for several hours as the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team investigated the scene.Police say Scofield was riding westbound when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that left the scene. Investigators are looking for a white Volkswagen, and anyone with information is asked to call South Bend Police. By Jon Zimney – July 1, 2020 0 1143 Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp UPDATE: Fatal Hit and Run on South Bend’s South Side
Facebook By Brooklyne Beatty – September 10, 2020 0 542 Google+ Goshen Physicians offering drive-thru flu shot clinics TAGSclinicsdrive-thruflu shotfreeGoshenGoshen PhysiciansIndiana WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Goshen Health) You can get your flu shot drive-thru style this fall at Goshen Physicians locations.The clinics are open to the community for anyone aged 10 or older, and shots are free with most insurance plans.Participants do not need to register in advance, but should bring a photo ID, insurance card and payment method when getting their shot. A parent/guardian signature is required for those under 18.Clinic dates are listed below and posted here:September 199:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Keystone1814 Charlton Ct.Goshen, IN 46526September 269:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Internal Medicine2024 Dorchester Ct.Goshen, IN 46526September 305:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Keystone1814 Charlton Ct.Goshen, IN 46526October 39:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Syracuse1033 N Indiana Ave.Syracuse, IN 46567October 75:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Internal Medicine2024 Dorchester Ct.Goshen, IN 46526Additional clinic dates will be announced on the Goshen Health Facebook page. Previous articleCoquillard Elementary students receive school desks for at-home learningNext articleTeen shot in Benton Harbor Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter
Tea Time Express is to close its cake business with the loss of 30 jobs. The bakery, its wholesale business and shop in Dublin, are to cease trading on 21 December.Donal Hogan, managing director, said that he was devastated, but as the figures did not add up the closure was logical.Sales have been down, while the cost of ingredients has been increasing over the last three years, and especially during the last 12 months.“That is the reality of Ireland in this moment in time, and the bakery industry in general. It is a tough place to do business right now,” Hogan told British Baker.He said that it was possible that the bakery could reopen in the future. “The situation is that this is an orderly wind down, and maybe someone might see some future in it in the New Year,” he said.The company, which once operated four shops in the capital, distributed to more than 1,000 shops around Ireland, including Londis.Tea Time Express is the latest casualty in the bakery industry in Ireland. Several other bakeries have closed down or have been in severe financial difficulties in the last year, including Spicers bakery in Navan which closed last month.Ger Cunningham, secretary of the Flour, Confectionary and Bakers Association, attributed the difficulties to the recession but also the increase in the price of flour and other costs, and no corresponding rise in the price for bakery products.“Retailers are not giving price increases, and bakers have had to absorb the costs and they just have not been able to survive doing that. They have become ‘busy fools’ supplying retailers at a loss,” he said.
Today, RIDE Festival has announced the lineup for their eighth annual event in 2019, which also marks its first year expanding to three days. Slated to go down on July 12th, 13th, and 14th at Telluride, CO’s Town Park, this year will see RIDE Festival welcome Athens, GA rockers and Telluride favorites Widespread Panic as their headliner for the first two nights, plus an additional headlining performance from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Friday night’s Widespread Panic show marks this year’s newest addition to the festival, held on the Fred Shellman Memorial stage.RIDE Festival 2019 will also feature appearances by Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Rose Hill Drive, Black Pistol Fire, BIG Something, The Temperance Movement, Dorothy, The Shelters, Los Colognes, Pony Bradshaw, Thunderpussy, The Commonheart, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and The Yawpers.After the festival ends each evening, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a plethora of NightRIDE programming featuring special musical events held at Telluride’s favorite venues and bars throughout the downtown area.Ticket holders will have the option to rent a traditional mountain lodge, condo, or townhome during their visit, or stay in one of the scenic camping spots located adjacent to the festival grounds. Limited lodging is available for the annual event, so fans are encouraged to secure accommodations early.You can purchase tickets for the eighth annual RIDE Festival here, and learn more information about the festival on its website.