Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it I-210 Pavement WorkCaltrans said that sections of the I-210 freeway in Pasadena will be closed again this week through Monday evening through Thursday evening as part of a $148.5 million pavement rehabilitation project.The Eastbound 210 will see three lanes between Lowell Avenue and Lake Avenue close from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for construction, along with the connector to the Westbound 134. The on and off-ramps to Lowell Avenue, La Crescenta Avenue, Foothill Boulevard, Gould Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Ocean View Boulevard, Berkshire Place, Lincoln Boulevard and Mountain Street, will also be closed according to a statement released by Caltrans to the media.The Westbound 210 will see the same three lanes close, the connector to the Southbound 2 Freeway, as well as the on and off-ramps to Walnut Street and Ocean View Boulevard, according to the press release. According to Caltrans, motorists should expect delays and plan alternative routes.Construction signs and changeable message signs will be in place to alert motorists to construction activities and closuresThe freeway, which opened up early Monday morning after seeing a 34-hour closure over the weekend, was out of commission virtually every weekend in August.The overall project is set to be completed in 2019 and also includes improvements in nearby cities, such as Glendale and La Canada Flintridge, according to Caltrans. Business News Community News “RoseJam” Not Over, 210 Freeway Closures Continue Through Thursday From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 29, 2016 | 1:41 pm Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
Facebook Eugene Hogan, founder of Bridge PR which has been acquired by global communications consultancy firm Teneo.Photo: Arthur EllisTENEO, the global communications and advisory company, has announced the acquisition of Bridge PR, a leading strategic public relations business based in Killaloe.The firm was founded by former Irish Independent Mid West Regional Correspondent Eugene Hogan in 2011 and provides a wide range of strategic communications and content creation services working with leading regional, national and international organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Ireland continues to be an important market for many of the world’s leading companies,’ said Declan Kelly, Chairman and chief executive of Teneo.“We are delighted to have Eugene and his team join as we continue to expand our service offering to meet client needs.”Teneo Ireland chief executive Mick O’Keeffe said, “This acquisition gives us additional reach and a strong profile in the Mid-West and I firmly believe Eugene and his team will bring significant added value to Teneo and our clients.“We have grown substantially over the last few years and this move will enhance our strategic communications, leadership advisory and content creation capabilities.”Said Eugene Hogan, founder and MD of Bridge PR: “Joining Teneo will enable us to scale our operations and deepen resources for the growing portfolio of clients we have developed.“To have a global leader acquire our business is a very positive validation of what we do, of our client base, and indeed, our team. We look forward to bringing this additional expertise and resource to bear for our clients, jointly growing our operations and delivering on this vote of confidence in our business here by Teneo.” WhatsApp Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TAGSbridge prbusinessClareeugene hoganLimerick City and CountyMid WestNewsteneo Email BusinessNewsBridge PR acquired by top advisory company TeneoBy Bernie English – February 24, 2020 871 Linkedin Twitter Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleMother and daughter get married on the doubleNext articleWATCH: ‘Again it just shows that these lads are learning’-Lee commends football team 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
Home » News » COVID-19 news » House price growth rebounds in July as activity bounces back after lockdown previous nextHousing MarketHouse price growth rebounds in July as activity bounces back after lockdownAnnual house price growth recovers to 1.5% in July, according to latest Nationwide house price index, with prices up 1.7% on June.Richard Reed31st July 202001,570 Views Annual house price growth recovered to 1.5% in July, according to the latest figures from Nationwide.Prices were up 1.7% month-on-month, after taking account of seasonal factors, reversing June’s fall of 1.6%.On a seasonally adjusted basis, house prices in July were 1.6% lower than in April.The nation’s largest building society says it believes the stamp duty holiday is likely to provide further support in the near term.Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said: “The bounceback in prices reflects the unexpectedly rapid recovery in housing market activity since the easing of lockdown restrictions.Pent-up demand“The rebound in activity reflects a number of factors. Pent-up demand is coming through, where decisions taken to move before lockdown are progressing.“Behavioural shifts may be boosting activity, as people reassess their housing needs and preferences as a result of life in lockdown. Our own research, conducted in May (link), indicated that around 15% of people surveyed were considering moving as a result of life in lockdown.“Moreover, social distancing does not appear to be having as much of a chilling effect as we might have feared, at least at this stage.”Mr Gardener said the trends looked set to continue in the near term, further boosted by the stamp duty holiday.But he added: “There is a risk this proves to be something of a false dawn. Most forecasters expect labour market conditions to weaken significantly in the quarters ahead as a result of the aftereffects of the pandemic and as government support schemes wind down. If this comes to pass, it would likely dampen housing activity once again in the quarters ahead.”Short-term bounceIndustry guru Anthony Codling of property portal twindig was cautious about the results.“The day after Lloyds Bank, the UK’s largest lender cut its house price forecasts and raises them for unemployment, Nationwide reports that house prices rose in July by 1.7%,” he said.“It’s too early to tell if the stamp duty holiday may be pushing up prices, but it may well be a factor and should the UK experience a second wave of COVID this ‘bounce’ may be short-lived.”Sam Hunter, chief operating officer of Homesearch, said the Nationwide figures mirrored what the firm has been hearing from its network of agents across the country over the past few weeks – that the bounceback is in full swing, with many buyers and sellers motivated to move as a consequence of lockdown and spurred on by the stamp duty holiday.However, he added: “My concern though, is that with mortgage affordability becoming ever-more stretched, and the potential of a downturn in the autumn, this summer rebound could be short-lived in terms of price growth.“As a result, we’re recommending our agents to provide pragmatic counsel to their vendors around taking the opportunity of a busy market to price realistically and achieve a fast sale, rather than aiming to break the ceiling price of the road and have properties sitting on the books for months.“We anticipate more stock coming to the market over August and September, as discretionary sellers are tempted to try their luck given the current levels of demand.”‘Nothing short of miraculous’Managing director of Barrows and Forrester, James Forrester, said the rate at which the property market had rebounded over the past few months had been “nothing short of miraculous”.“While the current pandemic continues to dampen many aspects of life, homeownership isn’t one of them, and we should continue to see some very positive price trends play out over the year,” he said.“Those that were so quick to talk the market down seem to have now entered into an unseasonal hibernation. While they will no doubt emerge from their boltholes of negativity to forecast yet further armageddon in the even of a second-wave, it’s quite clear that the market isn’t prepared to lay down and die as they might have hoped.”Director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, commented: “The property market party is in full swing at the moment, and we’re yet to see the benefit of the recently announced stamp duty holiday filter through. Once that does, expect further increases in house price growth due to a notable and sustained increase in buyer demand.“London, in particular, has now turned a corner and will see the vast majority of buyers benefit from a stamp duty reprieve. This will help accelerate the capital return to form and see the region regain its seat at the helm of the UK property market, helping to drive house price growth in the right direction.“As a result, we should finish the year in a much, much better position than anyone could have imagined just a few short months ago.”Effect of stamp duty changesNationwide also looked at the effects of the stamp duty holiday in terms of the savings buyers will make.The report says the temporary increase in the tax threshold in England and Northern Ireland to £500,000 should mean that around 90% of owner-occupier transactions in England will pay no stamp duty over the next nine months.The Scottish government raised the threshold for its equivalent Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) to £250,000, which means that 80% of home purchasers in Scotland will pay no LBTT.First-time buyers were already exempt from SDLT on purchases up to £300,000, so the changes have a greater benefit to home movers.There is also a significant skew in the beneficiaries towards wealthier households which are disproportionately in London and the South of England, where average house prices are significantly higher (see chart below). Nationwide house price index Covid house price recovery House prices rebound Stamp Duty holiday house price growth July 31, 2020Richard ReedWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021