Sierra Madre Congregational Church: MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

first_img 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. More Cool Stuff MOPS at Sierra Madre Congregational Church strives to meet the needs of every mother who has children ages birth through kindergarten.MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) provides an open, caring and accepting atmosphere where women come together to share in this important season of life. The theme for the 2011-2012 year is Momsense: Bold – Loving – Sensible taken from II Timothy 1:7. The church encourages every mother to join MOPS and “get in the game” as they work on mothering strategies and develop their God-given gifts to be better moms who make a better world.About MOPSAt each meeting each member will enjoy a fresh breakfast, relevant teaching, encouragement, wisdom from mentor moms and lots of fun! At the same time their young ones will receive loving care in the children’s program. SMCC MOPS meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM in Pritchard Hall.Sierra Madre Congregational Church, 170 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-3566 or visit www.smccnet.org. Faith & Religion News Sierra Madre Congregational Church: MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 5:38 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Make a comment Top of the News Community News Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pending Home Sales Rise to Highest Level in Nine Years

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Pending Home Sales Rise to Highest Level in Nine Years Previous: Re-Introduced Ohio Foreclosure Expedition Bill Passes House, Heads for Senate Vote Next: Representative Waters Asks HUD For More Transparency For Non-Borrowing Spouses on HECMs in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported in their Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) that, pending home sales increased in April for the fourth consecutive month and reached their highest peak in nine years. All four major regions saw growth in April, led by the Northeast and Midwest.“The steady gains in contract activity each month this year highlight the fact that buyer demand is strong,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. “Realtors are saying foot traffic remains elevated this spring despite limited—and in some cases severe—inventory shortages in many metro areas. “The index is a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, NAR reported. It increased 3.4 percent to 112.4 in April from a slight upward revision of 108.7 in March and is now 14 percent above 98.6 in April 2014. This is the largest annual increase since 15.1 percent in September 2012. Year-over-year, the index has increased for eight consecutive months and is at its highest level since 112.5 in May 2006.”Homeowners looking to sell this spring appear to be in the driver’s seat, as there are more buyers competing for a limited number of homes available for sale,” Yun said. “As a result, home prices are up and accelerating in many markets.”Yun expects a rebound heading into the summer, following April’s decline in existing-home sales, but the chance of significant gains will depend on an increase in inventory and evidence of moderating price growth now that interest rates have started to rise.”The housing market can handle interest rates well above 4 percent as long as inventory improves to slow price growth and underwriting standards ease to normal levels so that qualified buyers—especially first-time buyers—are able to obtain a mortgage,” Yun adds.The PHSI in the Northeast saw 10.1 percent of growth to 88.3 in April, and is now 9.4 percent above a year ago after dropping for four straight months. The Midwest the index increased 5 percent to 113 in April, and is 13.3 percent above April 2014.According to the report, pending home sales in the South saw an increase of 2.3 percent to an index of 129.4 in April and are 14.8 percent above last year. The index in the West saw a small increase of 0.1 percent in April to 103.8, and is 16.4 percent above a year ago.The Realtors expect for total existing-home sales in 2015 to be around 5.24 million, an increase of 6.1 percent from 2014. The national median existing-home price for all of this year is expected to increase around 6.7 percent. In 2014, existing-home sales declined 2.9 percent and prices rose 5.7 percent.“Our realtor.com activity this spring has been predicting strong sales,” said Johnathan Smoke, NAR chief economist. “Sales would be even higher if inventory was growing as quickly as demand, but instead we’ve had 32 straight months of the supply of existing homes on the market under 6 months. That’s why we’re seeing higher levels of price appreciation this year. All this bodes well for continued momentum into May and June.” Share Save Housing Market NAR National Association of Reators Pending Home Sales 2015-05-28 Brian Honea May 28, 2015 932 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Subscribe Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Pending Home Sales Rise to Highest Level in Nine Years Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Market NAR National Association of Reators Pending Home Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Optimism May Drive Home Purchase Market for Remainder of 2015

first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Xhevrije West Consumer attitudes toward the current condition of the home selling market and future home rental prices may launch purchase activity forward for the rest of 2015, according to Fannie Mae’s June 2015 National Housing Survey. Optimism among consumers about the housing market has reached new survey highs and strong job and income growth are making consumers appear more favorable in the selling market, indicating a possible increase in the existing home supply.According to the survey, an increase in housing supply from sellers along with higher rental cost expectations may be motivating more potential homebuyers to purchase. Among those questioned, 52 percent believe that now is a good time to sell a home, an increase of three percentage points, a new survey high and the first time in history this number has surpassed the 50-percent threshold. Simultaneously, 59 percent of those surveyed said they expect rental prices to go up in the next 12 months, an increase of 4 percent and also a new survey high. Tying a survey low, 63 percent of respondents say that now is a good time to buy a home.“Our June survey results show the positive impact on housing of job and income growth,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “The expectation of higher rents is a natural outgrowth of increasing household formation by newly employed individuals putting upward pressure on rental rates. A complementary rise in the good time to sell measure suggests that limited inventory, which is putting upward pressure on house prices, gives an increasing advantage to sellers. Together, these results point to a healthier home purchase market, with more renters likely to find owning to be more cost-effective than renting and more sellers likely to put their homes on the market.”Fannie Mae also reported that home price expectations among consumers is low for June, and less than half of respondents believe that home prices will increase moving forward. The average 12-month home price change expectation fell to 2.6 percent, the survey determined. The share of respondents who say home prices will increased in the next year dropped to 47 percent, while only 7 percent said that home prices will go down. Half of those surveyed believe that mortgage rates will increase in the next 12 months.Buyers are nearly evenly split when it comes to the obtaining a home mortgage and the number of potential buyers is decreasing, while the number of potential renters is increasing, the survey says. Half of the survey responders think that getting a home mortgage will be easy, while an unchanged 46 percent are sure it will be difficult. The share who say they would buy if they were going to move fell 2 percentage points to 64 percent, while the share who would rent increased to 30 percent.Economic conditions are also swaying survey responder opinions toward housing conditions, according to Fannie Mae. The share of respondents who say the economy is on the right track increased by 1 percentage point to 39 percent, while those who say the economy is on the wrong track fell by 1 percentage point to 51 percent. The percentage of respondents who expect their personal financial situation to get worse over the next 12 months fell back to 10 percent.Click here to view Fannie Mae’s June 2015 National Housing Survey.   Print This Post Fannie Mae Housing Market National Housing Survey Optimism 2015-07-07 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Housing Market National Housing Survey Optimism Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Optimism May Drive Home Purchase Market for Remainder of 2015 Previous: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 7/7/2015 Next: GuardianDocs Completes Seamless Integration With Calyx Software Home / Daily Dose / Optimism May Drive Home Purchase Market for Remainder of 2015 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. July 7, 2015 1,352 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more