South Burlington has been rated in the top ten school districts nationally with housing costs under $500,000, according to a review by a national rating firm. While millions throughout the nation prepare for traditional back to school activities, some families are searching for affordable housing based on local schools or desirable school districts. In some cases, proximity to quality schools is so important buyers may choose to rent close to a preferred school until the right home becomes available, especially if they’re running out of time before the first day of school.”I recently worked with clients that were moving to the Northwest Chicago suburbs from out of state,” said Nina Rocus, a Realtor in Schaumburg, Illinois. “They originally looked for homes close to particular school districts, and wanted to move in before the school year started so their son would be enrolled on time for this school year. But because they felt they were running out of time they ended up renting. They still want to find a home in the spring so we will start looking again then.”Because proximity to a quality school is such a high priority for some families as they search for their next home(1), buyers and sellers in cities with top ranked schools or school districts can often expect to see higher median list prices as compared to the statewide median list price, sometimes as much as 10 to 28 percent(2) higher.”Without a doubt the ‘right’ school district increases value by 12 to 14 percent in my area even in today’s market,” said Maria Picardi-Kenyon, a long-time Realtor located in New Jersey. “I’ve spoken with many clients who are convinced that a preferred school district provides as much as 20 percent or more value to a home.”To help families as they search for academic excellence and affordable housing during this year’s back to school season, Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate, today releases median list prices in ten communities ranked with high education quality scores, along with tips on how to expedite this season’s real estate search before the school bell rings.Median List Prices For Cities Home to the High Scoring School DistrictsIn an April 2010 review of 17,377 cities and towns in 49 states(3), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky led the review with the highest ranking school districts in terms of educational quality scores and median list prices(4) under $200,000. The review took into consideration K-12 public school enrollment data, student test scores, and population data that determined average education quality scores, among other data.Single-Family Homes – Median List Price Under $200,000Town/CitySchool DistrictEducation Quality Score(3)State Median List Price(5)City Median List Price(5)Mason, OHMason City96.56$135,900$189,500Fishers, INHamilton Southeastern95.89$129,900$ 184,900Fort Thomas, KYFort Thomas94.22$154,900$ 174,900Allison Park, PAAllison Park94.07$198,900$ 169,900North Royalton, OHNorth Royalton92.54$135,900$ 179,000Data from the same April 2010 review(6) also indicated the highest ranking school districts in terms of educational quality scores with median list prices between $200,000 and $345,270 today can be found in Vermont, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota.Single-Family Homes – Median List Price Under $200,000 to $500,000Town/CitySchool/School DistrictEducation Quality Score(7)State Median List Price(8)City Median List Price(8)Edina, MNEdina94.74$199,900$345,000Zionsville, INZionsville Community94.03$129,900$325,000Brookfield, WIElmbrook93.94$184,000$298,900South Burlington, VTSouth Burlington93.74$269,500$272,500Germantown, WIGermantown School District93.65$184,000$285,900Factors Associated With Selecting Housing Near Quality SchoolsWhile the National Education Association’s study on student achievement reports the proximity of affordable housing in stable neighborhoods remains a key component to a student’s success, buyers also often consider location to jobs, shopping, freeways, and property taxes among other things when searching areas with high ranked school districts.”Clients focused on a particular school district are often inclined to favor neighborhoods that have great accessibility to community facilities like parks, pools, tennis courts, running/biking trails, as well as access to retail and restaurants,” said Tom Thornton, an EcoBroker with Realty Austin of Austin, Texas. “In Austin, popular neighborhoods with good schools can have an average negotiation range of two to three percent from list price, while the resale advantage can be as much as a five or 10 percent premium compared to neighborhoods without popular amenities.”Is Bigger Better?The ability to live, earn and learn often comes with a price in communities that serve larger student populations. According to The United States Department of Education, three states – California, Florida and Texas – account for 45 of the nation’s largest public school districts with an average of 169 school choices per district.Median list prices for single-family homes listed for sale on the Move Network in California, Florida and Texas in July 2010 were$335,000, $215,000, and $179,900 respectively, while the national media price was $212,900 during the same time period.Average active list prices for single-family homes listed for sale on the Move Network in the nation’s top three largest school districts in July 2010 were $816,545 in New York, $879,743 in Los Angeles, and $425,869 in Chicago.Nation’s Largest School Districts / Market Median List PriceCitySchool DistrictEducation Grade(9)State Median List Price(10)City Median List Price(10)New York, NYNYC SchoolsPop: 1,049,831B+$299,900$816,545Los Angeles, CALA Unifiedstudent pop: 735,058B$335,000$879,743Chicago, ILCity of Chicago School Dist-299. pop: 409,279B$209,900$425,869Miami, FLDade County School District. pop: 352,536C$215,000$765,599Ft. Lauderdale, FLBroward County School District. pop: 231,187B$215,000$585,901Community Information, School Data and More Available online 24/7Regardless of the time of year, consumers searching for a property on the Move Network can easily find local community information at the bottom of each listing detail page(11) including school name, distance from the home of interest, type of school, grades taught, Great Schools Rating, parent rating; and the location of the home on a map that can be viewed in road, aerial or bird’s eyes views.Additional information on these listing detail pages(12) includes: cost of living; climate; distinctive community characteristics such as the closest airport, colleges, closest major sports team, and general community information such as population statistics; household information including number, size and family make up of recorded households; general housing information such as pricing, dwelling age and annual residential turnover; available transportation types; income, net worth and employment by industry and occupation.ABOUT MOVE, INC.Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE) is the leader in online real estate with 11.6 million(13) monthly visitors to its online network of websites. Move, Inc. operates: Move.com, a leading destination for information on new homes and rental listings, moving, home and garden and home finance; REALTOR.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®; Moving.com; SeniorHousingNet; and TOP PRODUCER Systems. Move, Inc. is based in Campbell, California.(1) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 2009 NAR(2) Comparison of July 2010 Median List Prices vs. State Median List Prices, Move, Inc.(3) Forbes.com(4) Median List Prices, Single-Family Homes, Move, Inc., July 2010(5) Median List Prices, Single-Family Homes, Move, Inc., July 2010(6) Forbes.com(7) Forbes.com(8) Median List Prices, Single-family Homes, Move, Inc., July 2010(9) www.k12research.com(link is external)(10) Median List Prices, Single-Family Homes, Move, Inc., July 2010(11) 2009 Onboard Informatics(12) 2009 Onboard Informatics(13) comScore Media Metrix, July 2010This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.SOURCE Move, Inc. CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
176SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carolyn Eagen Carolyn Eagen is an Account Executive with Sogeti USA, a Capgemini Group Company. Carolyn and Sogeti help clients identify a best practice approach to complex business challenges through advanced technology … Web: www.us.sogeti.com Details Educating Young Entrepreneurs into a Worthwhile InvestmentIt seems every article you read these days is about how Millennials, or the even newer Generation Z’s, are making waves in the market place. Business leaders all know by now that their members, peers and fellow professionals are quickly evolving into a new breed of fast-paced, entrepreneurial idealists. Just google the word “millennial” and over 2,000,000 news articles will flash before your eyes, but how can businesses actually be proactive and adapt to this inevitability? How can community banks transform the way they do business to embrace the millennial mentality?The answer is about embracing the egocentric. Credit Unions have the opportunity to shift their marketing efforts from member-focused to business-focused, attracting loyal members through education, empowerment and genuine value.Millennials are often generalized by their desire for fast, reliable answers…so give them exactly that! Empower young members and future members with the knowledge to make smart investment decisions and you will grow an entrepreneur worth investing in.Here are a few ways you can get started with education-based marketing to attract and grow your millennial market:Grassroots events and workshopsGet to know the next generation of small business owners by offering free trainings for young professionals and striving entrepreneurs. Focus in on specific demographics by catering topics to fit your business objectives. For example, if you are looking to attract new SBA loan applicants, consider hosting a workshop on how to fill out SBA applications or business plan basics. By honing in on specific challenges that young professionals face and can’t easily find the answer to online will help guarantee attendance of your target audience. Struggling to put together the resources to develop your own educational workshop series? Partner with local community programs that are already advocating your message. Your support will have a positive impact on the community and attract those same striving small business owners and young investors with less lift required.Webinars, YouTube and other video resourcesThe term “thought leadership” is one that gets thrown around almost as often as “millennials” but it is a coveted term among organizations and professionals for good reason. Thought leaders are synonymous with trusted advisors to millennials because they can be relied upon for truthful and often fast information. By placing video assets in the hands of members, you are providing them with the opportunity to learn at their leisure, on their own schedule. Consider how valuable an education based webinar series or mini YouTube series could help you create the millennial traction you are seeking. It is important to keep in mind that new member-focused marketing when developing these video assets. In order to captivate your target audience, your video needs to provide value for them beyond when your credit union was founded. A good rule of thumb before investing in the creation of any digital assets is to ask “Why would millennials watch this?” The answer should always be “To help themselves do XYZ.”Self-Service Insights Millennials and Gen Z’s are all about self-service. They are reliant on knowledge and resources available so why not give it to them on their terms? Empower millennials with the tools to better understand their own financial state then guide them down a path to secure a loan for their startup business or buy their first home with your help. With the rise of millennial consumers, big banks have embraced this self-service generation by pushing out consumer-facing analytics and allowing members to explore their own financial data. By empowering millennials with insights into their own financial state, credit unions are grooming this new generation to be more active and loyal members. Offering this type of self-service insights requires the help of business analytics professionals but there are less customized tools that you can offer consumers. An easy place to start may be to exploring innovative tools like Hip Pocket, which helps your members and prospects to make informed investment decisions without the help of a member services representative.Education-based marketing isn’t just for attracting millennial markets, it is a trend that is driving investment decisions across demographics. Building trust through empowerment and thought leadership is the real wave that is disrupting the marketplace.It is true that providing true value in marketing efforts will require more work from the business than simply plastering your name and a catchy slogan on billboards all throughout town but with it comes a much greater return as well. As credit unions, it is especially important for you to embrace education-based marketing to mentor future small business owners. With the rise of entrepreneurial millennials and the trend of “retirement businesses” for baby boomers looking to finally open that store they’ve dreamed of for decades, credit unions can help themselves to reduce the risk in financially supporting startups by educating their proprietors. There is no silver bullet for predicting new small business success rates but investing in educated entrepreneurs is a good start.Be a vehicle for the Millennials and the next generation of your local business owners in your community.
JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department says a suspect has been charged in a shooting investigation that began over a year ago. Vega was arrested on Nov. 26. The police department says it has arrested and charged 20-year-old Taejon J. Vega of Johnson City with reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree, a class D felony and criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony. Authorities say on July 15, 2018, police responded to a report of shots fired on Burbank Avenue. They say the investigation revealed shots had been fired, but no one was injured in the incident. Police say Vega was arraigned and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail. They say the investigation is still ongoing and more arrest may be made.
Oil and gas company Hague and London Oil (HALO) has made a deal to acquire several assets in the Dutch & UK sectors of the North Sea from ONE-Dyas (OND).JDA and Sillimanite assets map; Source: ONE-DyasAccording to HALO’s statement on Wednesday, these interests consist of 7.9% of the Sillimanite Development Unit, straddling the Dutch & UK median line in the North Sea; 0.85% of the Joint Development Area (JDA); 2.34% of the Western Gas Transmission (WGT) pipeline system, including the onshore Den Helder gas processing facilities; and, 4.167% net profit interests (NPl) on blocks in and adjacent to the JDA, from OND.HALO said it would pay a purchase price to OND of €8.85 million ($9.7M) paid in cash at the closing of the sales purchase agreement (SPA), subject to working capital adjustments between the effective date and closing of the SPA.The company said that the completion amount would be funded through existing cash resources of the company, structured finance associated with the existing and expanded portfolio or secured lending against hydrocarbon gas volumes within HALO’s portfolio.The proposed acquisition will be subject to all requisite third party, regulatory and government (eg. Netherlands & UK) approvals or waivers.The effective date of the proposed transaction will be January 1, 2019, with the completion amount paid at the time of closing. The proposed acquisition will increase HALO’s interests in the JDA and WGT to 10.80% and 11.22% respectively and a new entry with 7.9% of the Sillimanite Development Unit comprised of 11.73% Block 44/19a (UK (includes the Sillimanite West Discovery)) and 7.037% Block D12b (Netherlands).Additionally, the proposed acquisition removes a financial burden on the company’s existing JDA stake plus adding NPI on other participants in: K8, L13 and Partial Block L12. Once completed, the proposed transaction would immediately add ca. 2 mmboe of reserves and an estimated 800-1,000 boepd of production by 4Q 20.Andrew Cochran, Chairman & Interim CEO, commented: “This proposed acquisition represents a unique opportunity to add to the existing portfolio as well as expanding it within HALO’s established ‘core’ areas, including transportation & infrastructure. Sillimanite is already under development and would add materially to the company’s production profile next year as well as adding reserves immediately upon a successful closing; also, the proposed acquisition would establish HALO’s first production in the UK ahead of the Greater Pegasus Area development project.”Previously, HALO bought Tullow Oil’s gas producing assets in the Dutch North Sea through an acquisition which was completed in November 2017. The acquisition comprised interests in 12 licenses on the Dutch Continental Shelf (DCS) in the Northern Area and a suite of interests in the Joint Development Area in the western part of the DCS. The acreage spreads over 2,878 sq km which generated total net production of 2,900 boepd in 2016.In September 2018, HALO entered into an agreement for the conditional acquisition of the entire share capital of Third Energy Offshore whose portfolio includes interests in the Greater Pegasus Area (45%), and the high impact Andromeda prospect in the Southern North Sea.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
ILOILOCity – An Ilonggo ranked No. 9 in the recent licensure examination forphysicians administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). From left: Enrique Te, director, Iloilo Scholastic Academy – Board of Directors (ISA-BOD); Venido Peña, president, ISA-BOD; Peter Chan, ISA executive director; Mayor Jerry Treñas; Dr. Karl Francis Chan; Debbie Chan, ISA Preschool Department Head; and Eduardo Ong, director, ISA-BOD. Peter and Debbie Chan are the parents of Dr. Karl Francis Y. Chan. Dr.Karl Francis Yap Chan paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterdaymorning together with his parents Peter and Debbie. Chanposted a rating of 89.08 percent. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University– School of Medicine and Public Health-Pasig. Duringthe courtesy visit, the Chan family was joined by the president of ISA, VenidoPeña, and ISA Board of Directors Enrique Te and Eduardo Ong. Chan,a product of the Iloilo Scholastic Academy (ISA, Batch 2010), is from Molodistrict. His father is ISA’s executive director while his mother is the ISAPreschool Department Head. The PRC released theresults of the licensure examination for physicians on Sept. 19; 4,006 examineesout of 4,716 passed. The exam was administeredin thecities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao./PN
(BBC) – Real Madrid are two wins away from clinching La Liga title after victory over strugglers Alaves.Karim Benzema’s penalty put the league leaders in front after Ximo Navarro’s foul on Ferland Mendy.Benzema then teed up Marco Asensio for the second, awarded after VAR overruled an incorrect offside decision.Second-placed Barcelona trail by four points and, if they lose at Real Vallodolid today, Real can clinch the title by beating Granada on Monday.Regardless, two wins – or one win and two draws – from their remaining three games will bring the championship to Zinedine Zidane’s side.Alaves, three points above the relegation zone, were overseen by new manager Juan Lopez Muniz for the first time after a five-game losing run had led to Asier Garitano’s departure.But the Basque underdogs almost took a shock lead in the opening minutes when former Stoke and Newcastle striker Joselu’s header crashed off the bar and Lucas Perez’s follow-up was cleared off the line by Raphael Varane.Real survived that scare and led through Benzema’s penalty – the Frenchman’s 18th league goal of the season – although Alaves remained lively, with on-loan West Brom winger Oliver Burke their main threat, forcing a save from Thibaut Courtois.Asensio eventually added the second, after VAR confirmed Benzema was onside in the build-up, and while Joselu brought a smart save from Courtois, former West Ham goalkeeper Roberto had to be alert at the other end to keep out efforts from Rodrygo and Benzema.If Real can finish the job, it will be only their second title in eight years, with their most recent coming in 2016-17, during Zidane’s last spell as manager.