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. 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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. 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By Dialogo July 14, 2010 US President Barack Obama thanked the Dominican Republic Monday for help in battling crises in Haiti, Honduras and on drugs trafficking as he hosted President Leonel Fernandez at the White House. Fernandez meanwhile praised Obama for keeping Latin American issues on his agenda, as he copes with economic and diplomatic crises on multiple fronts. “One of the first messages I wanted to deliver was our appreciation for the role the Dominican Republic played in helping the international community respond to the crisis in Haiti after the devastating earthquake,” Obama said. “The Dominican Republic’s role, President Fernandez’s role in particular, was extraordinarily important. It saved lives, it continues, as we look at how we can reconstruct and can rebuild.” Obama spoke in the Oval Office as Haiti marked six months since hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the massive earthquake, with multitudes of people still homeless and international aid only slowly trickling in. The US leader also praised the Dominican Republic for its role in feverish regional diplomacy following the ouster of former president Manuel Zelaya in a coup just over a year ago. Zelaya, now in exile in the Dominican Republic, accused the United States of having backed his ouster — a claim the State Department has denied. As always, when he meets leaders from Latin America, Obama stressed the need for a joint, region-wide effort to crack down on drug trafficking and related violence.
On that occasion, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli stressed the importance of investing in raising the quality of the destination. “By investing in public tourist infrastructure projects, the quality of the total tourist offer is raised, for which we allocate almost 50 million kuna in two years. From this year, we started co-financing the development of tourism development sustainability and reception capacity with an action plan because it is necessary for destinations to develop strategic documents so that tourism can continue to develop responsibly and sustainably, to the satisfaction of tourists and locals.” Cappelli pointed out. Through the Public Call for Applications for Grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2019, the Ministry of Tourism has provided HRK 25 million for the development of public tourism infrastructure in 2019. The Ministry co-finances up to 80 percent, or up to 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The maximum amount of co-financing will depend on the development index of local and regional self-government units – so I. and II. development group of regional self-government units and I., II., III. and IV. the group of development of local self-government units have the right to co-financing projects in the amount of up to 90 percent of eligible / eligible costs, and other groups up to 80 percent of eligible / eligible costs. In addition to the above, the preparation of project-technical documentation for will be co-financed cable cars with amounts from a minimum of HRK 100 thousand to a maximum of HRK 700 thousand per project. Also, co-financing is starting making a study of the sustainability of tourism development and reception capacity with an action plan. The maximum amount of support for regional self-government units is 200 thousand kuna, and for local self-government units 100 thousand kuna, ie up to 80 percent, or up to 90 percent of eligible eligible costs, depending on the development index of the local self-government unit. In addition to the above, the subject of co-financing are quality management studies in tourism and only units of regional self-government – counties – can apply for the preparation of subject studies. The maximum amount of support is HRK 200 thousand, ie up to 80 percent, or up to 90 percent of eligible / eligible costs, depending on the development index. It is co-financed arranging and marking existing and new cycling, hiking and riding routes. The novelty is the co-financing of the procurement and installation of service stations for bicycle repair, procurement and installation of bicycle movement / traffic counters and the arrangement of cycling tourist rest areas / lookouts on cycling tourist routes. The funds are intended for regional self-government units – counties. The minimum amount of support is 100 thousand kuna, and the maximum 500 thousand kuna per project. For projects beach the minimum amount of support is HRK 200 thousand, and the maximum amount of support is HRK 800 thousand. To co-finance the continuation of the construction of visitor centers and interpretation centers, the amount ranges from a minimum of HRK 100 thousand to a maximum of HRK 800 thousand of support. In accordance with the project of the Government of the Republic of Croatia “Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem”, the Ministry of Tourism co-finances the construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation and multimedia equipping visitor centers and interpretation centers in the area of Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem with a minimum of 100 thousand kuna and a maximum of 800 thousand kuna. These are funds intended for the public sector for the arrangement of beaches and bathing areas, continuation of construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation and multimedia equipping of visitor centers and interpretation centers, public tourist infrastructure for active tourism and project-technical documentation for cable cars. For the first time, the financing of studies on the sustainability of tourism development and reception capacity with an action plan and studies on quality management in tourism have been included. The public call is open until June 28, 2019, and more information on the conditions can be found in the attachment Attachment: Public call for applications for grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2019
But, now living in London after splitting from controversial coach Alberto Salazar, Farah is currently more concerned with winning the London Marathon. “For me it is the biggest marathon in the world, and it is going to be tough. Mo Farah ain’t going to turn up and win… it’s going to be hard to run,” he said.Quizzed on whether he had taught the Queen to do his famous ‘Mobot’ celebration, Farah laughed, saying it was “far too rude – not in Buckingham Palace”.Share on: WhatsApp Mo Farah receives knighthood from the Queen for services to athleticsLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Mo Farah says he could compete in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics if he feels confident of winning a medal.Farah retired from the track in August to focus on road racing and has been coy about his Olympic future. The 34-year-old had previously hinted he might not race for Britain again, but Farah hasn’t completely ruled out the opportunity of going for gold in Tokyo.Speaking after receiving his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the four-time Olympic champion said: “If I’m capable of getting a medal or close to a medal (in Tokyo), you will see me.”He has been retained on British Athletics’ World Class Performance Programme despite doubts over his Olympic plans.
Facebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Washington State LegislatureFor the fifth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local veterans. The cards are one way to say to veterans, “thank you for your service.”Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to veterans organizations on Valentine’s Day.“In this world full of emails and text messages, a handwritten card is a special memento that any person can appreciate,” Heck said. “Nobody deserves a handmade note of gratitude more than our veterans, and each year I’m touched by the heartfelt valentines that students produce.” Students of all grade levels and ages are welcome to participate. The following schools in the Thurston County have signed on to provide valentines: Evergreen Forest Elementary (Lacey)Madison Elementary (Olympia)Anyone wishing to participate can drop off Valentine’s Day cards at Congressman Heck’s district offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 30 to February 3. Teachers and school districts can contact the Pierce County office at (253) 533-8332 or the Thurston/Mason County office at (360) 459-8514 to arrange an appointment for large pickups.The Thurston/Mason County office is located on the third floor of Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, Third Floor.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2017)–Third while between horses turning for home, gutty Time for Ebby kept to her task and prevailed by a neck under Kent Desormeaux in Thursday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Gary Sherlock, she registered her second consecutive win in combination with Desormeax and got six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10.48.The 9-5 favorite in a field of seven older fillies and mares bred or sired in California, Time for Ebby paid $5.60, $3.40 and $2.60. A 4-year-old filly by Time to Get Even out of the Touch Gold mare Ebbets Field, she was bred by Terry Lovingier and is owned by Lovingier, Beckerle and Causky.Time for Ebby now has three wins from eight starts and with the winner’s share of $33,600, she increased her earnings to $81,925.“She ran hard today,” said Desormeaux. “Gary thought she might be a little short (training-wise), but she just tries so hard. She wasn’t able to quicken with that other filly (eventual fourth place finisher Ready to Hula Lula) turning for home, but she just kept grinding and that’s what won it.”Ridden by Joe Talamo, Zuzu’s Petals broke a tad slow from post position two, but flew late to be second, finishing a half length in front of Top Notch. Off at 4-1, “Zuzu” paid $4.80 and $3.40.Top Notch, who was just to the outside of the winner around the far turn and through the lane, proved third best under Stewart Elliott. Off at 15-1, she finished three quarters of a length in front of a tiring Ready to Hula Lula and paid $4.60 to show.First post time for an eight race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.