Only divorce tops selling a house for stress

first_imgHome » News » Only divorce tops selling a house for stress previous nextProducts & ServicesOnly divorce tops selling a house for stressAnd moving house is more stressful than having a child!The Negotiator14th January 20160934 Views 75% of women say selling a house was stressful, compared to 66% of men. People find moving house more stressful than having children, changing jobs and getting married, according to a Which? survey.In the 2015 Which? national property survey, they asked 1,990 recent home-movers to rate how stressful they found a number of life events, including buying and selling their home.Seven out of ten (70%) respondents said selling their house was stressful, 69% said the same about buying a house.Arranging care for an elderly relative (68%), having a child (53%), changing jobs (49%) and getting married (40%) were all voted as being less stressful than buying or selling property.Divorce was rated as the most stressful of the 10 life events featured in the survey, with 78% of respondents saying it was stressful.Selling a home ranked as the second-most stressful event, followed by arranging elderly care for a relative and buying a house.Women were significantly more likely than men to find moving house stressful (75% of women vs. 66% of men for selling, 73% of women vs. 67% of men for buying).How to make selling a house less stressful (share this with your potential clients!)Which? Offers its readers some good advice: If you want to keep your stress levels as low as possible, choose your service providers based on quality, rather than price.Hiring efficient, highly recommended professionals will minimise unnecessary delays, help you achieve the best selling price from the best buyer, and make the home-moving process as smooth as possible.Agents in particular also recommend choosing the most reliable buyer, even if their offer is slightly lower than the highest one you receive, if you’re after a quick and stress-free sale. Your estate agent should vet potential buyers as part of the offer process.For more tips on how to choose estate agents and conveyancers, as well as how to accurately vet buyers, see their Selling a house: stress-busters guide at:http://www.which.co.uk/money/mortgages-and-property/guides/how-to-sell-your-house/estate-agents-and-finding-the-best/Selling a house: stress-busters guide stress stress of moving stress of selling houses January 14, 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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

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First-time buyer frenzy

first_imgFirst-time buyer activity rose to 36 per cent of market activity in February, growing from 28 per cent in February 2016 according to the latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation.The near zero base rate has ensured that mortgages remain more affordable than ever – with gross lending at its highest level since 2008.John BagshawFirst-time buyers now account for a third of activity in the property market during February (36 per cent) – the highest proportion since July 2011 and the highest in a February since 2010. John Bagshaw, Corporate Services Director of Connells Survey & Valuation, said, “Continued affordable mortgages have provided first time buyers with an ideal opportunity to take their first step onto the ladder in February. Lending to aspiring homeowners continues to rise, while the base rate remains so low. For those with enough savings for a deposit, now is a great time to buy. Many are taking advantage of the opportunities on offer.” In contrast to the resurgent market for first-time buyers, the buy-to-let purchase market fell to a new low as purchases almost halved compared to February 2016 which recorded an upswing in activity ahead of the stamp duty surcharge, but buy-to-let purchases now represent just eight per cent of market activity – the lowest level for February in five years.mortgages affordable mortgages connells first-time buyers April 3, 2017The 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 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 Home » News » Housing Market » First-time buyer frenzy previous nextHousing MarketFirst-time buyer frenzyThe Negotiator3rd April 20170485 Viewslast_img read more

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CMAF Plans Three Ocean City Events in 2019

first_imgThe Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation announced Thursday it will host three fundraising events this July in Ocean City as part of its 2019 schedule.On Friday, July 19, surfers and beach lovers will converge on the surf beach just off Seventh Street to Hang 10 and soak up the rays during the 16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.The CMAF’s second event in Ocean City also occurs on July 19, but is later in the evening. Following a day on the water, supporters will gather for the fourth annual Slide for Amyloidosis and Taste of Ocean City. This event serves as the after party for Surf Fest and the doors open at 5 p.m.Each event carries a rain date of July 20.With the Surf Fest and Taste of OC on Friday, July 19, guests can make a weekend of things by hanging out for the final event of the weekend, Skate Fest, on Sunday, July 21.The third annual Skate Fest takes place at the Ocean City Skatepark and once again will be supported by local first responders. They’ll be on site to help serve food and meet the community. This event is open to skaters of all ages, costs $10 and starts at 9 a.m.Chip Miller Skate Fest is scheduled for July 21 at the Ocean City Skatepark.Lance Miller of Ocean City serves as president of the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation, named in honor of his late father, Chip, who died of amyloidosis in 2004. Chip Miller was a renowned Corvette collector and car show promoter as well as a major surfing supporter in Ocean City.According to www.mayoclinic.org, amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in the organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ.There’s no cure for amyloidosis, but treatments can help manage symptoms and limit production of amyloid protein.CMAF raises money for amyloidosis awareness. More information on CMAF fundraising events in 2019 can be found at www.ChipMiller.org. The weekend kicks off Friday, July 19, with a surf fest at the 7th Street beach.last_img read more

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Simple Simon says stock up for Christmas

first_imgSimple Simon’s Perfect Pies has announced its pie range for the Christmas season.Festive fillings include: strips of Gressingham duck breast with black cherry & port wine sauce; turkey fillets with sage & white wine sauce with fresh cranberries; honeyed venison collops, and organic Aberdeen Angus beef with wild mushrooms and Speyside malt whisky.Also available is a mincemeat & apple pie, and rich chocolate & morello cherry pie.Simple Simon’s pies are free of artificial additives and use fresh, local ingredients, including organic meat. They are freshly baked, despatched by courier on the same day and have a minimum shelf life of six days.The pies can also be frozen for a recommended maximum of two months.[http://www.simplesimonspies.co.uk]last_img

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Budget 2018: here’s what bakers need to know

first_imgBakeries may be left counting the cost of a proposed plastics levy and an increase in national living wage following yesterday’s Autumn Budget 2018 (29 October).High street bakeries are among the businesses that will be taxed for using plastic which is not as least 30% recycled, according to the Treasury.The proposed levy, announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond, aims to reduce the “scourge of plastic” littering the planet and oceans, and would apply to the production and import of plastic packaging from April 2022.The Chancellor said further detail and an implementation timetable would follow consultation before adding that there would be no tax on single-use takeaway cups.A 25p charge on disposable cups was recommended by the Environmental Audit Committee in March after it emerged that the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups every year with almost none recycled and half a million a day littered.However, Hammond concluded that a tax in isolation would “not at this point, deliver a decisive shift from disposable to reusable cups across all beverage types”.“I will monitor carefully the effectiveness of the action the takeaway drinks industry is already taking to reduce single-use plastics and I will return to this issue if sufficient progress is not mad,” he said.Ian WrightCBE, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, warned that the plastics proposals could mean increased costs for the industry.“While we are committed to reducing packaging waste and working with government, today’s new tax on plastic packaging will result in significantly increased costs for UK food and drink manufacturers, due to the input costs required to produce food-grade recycled packaging,” he said.“However the shadow of Brexit, and in particular a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, hangs over the food and drink industry and gets darker every day. While that remains the case, it is hard to see how we can long continue with business – or politics – as usual.”The Chancellor also confirmed that the National Living Wage would increase from April 2019 from £7.83 an hour to £8.21, equating to a £690 annual pay rise for a full-time worker.Meanwhile, Wright said food and drink manufacturers – 97% of whom are SMEs – would welcome the Chancellor’s announcements on exports, infrastructure, enterprise and business rates, among other things.In the Budget, Hammond announced that small retail businesses in England with a rateable value of £51,000 or less would see their business rates bills cut by a third for two years from 2019. This would amount to an annual saving of up to £8,000 for up to 90% of all independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes, he said. The VAT threshold for small businesses has also been frozen for two years.“Through the Budget, the Chancellor is now using the strength of the Treasury to back small business,” said Mike Cherry, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses.“We have already seen a significant change of tone in recent months towards helping businesses, right from the top of Government, and today represents the change of policy that backs this up. This is long due recognition that small firms are the UK’s job creators and community leaders. The productivity challenge for this country will only be resolved by backing small business, and today marks an important step to achieve this.”last_img read more

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iHeartRadio Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Alicia Keys, Cage The Elephant, Camila Cabello More

first_imgThe iHeartRadio Music Festival is headed back to Las Vegas, NV to take place over two days and nights at the T-Mobile Arena on September 20th-21st. Organizers for the annual pop festival announced their 2019 lineup on Tuesday, as this year’s event will feature performances from Alicia Keys, Cage The Elephant, Camila Cabello, Chance The Rapper, and many more.The two-day event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and will treat attendees to performances from rock veterans including Def Leppard and Heart, in addition to French Montana, Halsey, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons, Tim McGraw, and Zac Brown Band. The event’s Daytime Stage will also feature sets from Juice WRLD, Maren Morris, Billie Eilish, Old Dominion, H.E.R., Zara Larsson, CNCO, Brett Young, FLETCHER, Monsta X, Bryce Vine, and Lauv. More performers are expected to be announced as the late-September event draws closer.Related: Governors Ball Music Festival 2019: The (Shortened) Weekend In Photos [Gallery]Fans who can’t make it to the Nevada desert for this year’s festival will get the chance to tune in when the audio from the performances is broadcasted live via iHeartMedia radio stations in over 150 markets across the country. The CW Network will also provide a video livestream from both nights of the festival via The CW app and CWTV.com. The schedule of performances to be broadcasted was not revealed with Tuesday’s announcement.Additionally, video from the event will also re-broadcast on the CW Network as a two-night television special a few weeks after the event on October 2nd & 3rd beginning at 8 p.m. EST each night.Tickets for the main event and the Daytime Stage go on sale beginning next Friday, June 14th at 1 p.m. EST. Click here for ticketing and general info for this year’s event.last_img read more

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America can become its best self. It starts tomorrow.

first_imgOn the other hand, repudiating President Charlottesville and replacing him with a Biden-Harris administration as well as electing a Democratic Senate majority will mark a fundamental shift in the kind of country we will be going forward. We will have a chance—although not a guarantee by any means—to move closer to realizing the ideals of liberty and true equality for every American laid down in the Declaration of Independence. These are the ideals that American activists from a diverse array of backgrounds have long marshaled on behalf of justice.Doing so goes back to Black abolitionist David Walker, who in 1830 called on America: “Hear your languages, proclaimed to the world, July 4th, 1776.” Frederick Douglass in 1852 proclaimed that he drew “encouragement from The Declaration of Independence, the great principles it contains.”- Advertisement – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. likewise deployed our founding ideals to lay down a marker in front of hundreds of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963: “We’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the ‘unalienable Rights’ of ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’” In perhaps the most famous section of that speech, he proclaimed: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”In fighting for LGBTQ equality, Harvey Milk echoed these earlier pioneers when he said: “All men are created equal. Now matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about.” So did Rep. Barbara Jordan, the first Black woman from the South elected to Congress, who noted, “what the people want is simple. They want an America as good as its promise.” I’ve cited these heroes before, and I’ll keep doing it because they inspire me to fight for the principles they believed in—the principles America must live up to in order to succeed.The impeached president, however, doesn’t care a lick for these principles. He wants to bring us back to a time when we were even further from making them real. He heightens the fears of white Christian Americans about what it would mean if those who are not like them gained an equal share of power. Trump scares his people by pretending these other Americans want some kind of domination over them, when all they seek is merely the measure of full equality promised to all of us.- Advertisement – It comes down a very simple question: Whose America do you want to live in? The America described by Biden, or in Trump’s America, a place where he believes that neo-Nazis who chant “Jews will not replace us” represent “very fine people.”Additionally, as important as the different visions are, the candidates’ differences on policy are equally stark. For starters, Trump will utilize the tax code to send ever more money to the wealthiest, take away health care from tens of millions, make sure millions more are unable to earn a living wage even working full-time, destroy our environment in ways that will be impossible to undo, and block any changes that might be proposed in order to make our law enforcement and justice system treat Americans of every race on equal terms. Oh, and he’ll continue to reject science and needlessly endanger large numbers of Americans during the ongoing pandemic.With Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democratic majorities in Congress, America will have an opportunity to make real progress on all these fronts and more. We’ll be able to enact structural reforms on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, on statehood for Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—which will not only give the American citizens living in those areas the political rights they should have, but also redress at least some of the imbalance in the Electoral College and the Senate that has allowed Republicans to keep coming in second and yet gain the power that is only supposed to accompany victory.In the last four years, we’ve seen some of the worst of what America is. But now, if we do what we must, if we work to get out the vote and fight to ensure that all the votes are counted, we can give America the chance to become what I hope—what I know—it can be. Then there’s Joe Biden. He understands our founding principles, and the struggle throughout our history between those who want America to achieve them and those on the side of white supremacy and other forms of oppression. The latter are the people Biden’s opponent—the second Confederate president—roots for and wants to honor.Just look at the contrast between their remarks around July 4, when we celebrate and, hopefully, reflect on our country’s core ideals. Trump pretends our country is already perfect, and that those fighting for justice today are waging “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.” Vice President Biden tells a very different story—one that is honest, reflects reality about our past and present, and projects hope for our future.xOur nation was founded on a simple idea: We’re all created equal. We’ve never lived up to it — but we’ve never stopped trying. This Independence Day, let’s not just celebrate those words, let’s commit to finally fulfill them. Happy #FourthOfJuly! pic.twitter.com/1WrATlx8Xl— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 4, 2020- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid to offer Vitolo in player-plus-cash deal for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin

first_imgAdvertisement Atletico Madrid to offer Vitolo in player-plus-cash deal for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Jun 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link601Shares Vitolo joined Atletico shortly after Emery moved to PSG (Picture: Getty)The 24-year-old has attracted interest from Juventus and Barcelona in the past, though Arsenal were adamant it would take an offer in excess of £50million to even come to the negotiating table.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThat stance has not changed despite Bellerin’s latest injury, though Atletico believe they can lower the cash value of the deal by including Vitolo as part of the package.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Spaniard played under Emery for three seasons at Sevilla before the coach moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2016.He was part of the side that won three successive Europa League titles and played a significant role under Emery in both the domestic and European campaigns, with his manager really appreciating his versatility – able to play as a winger or forward. Commentcenter_img The Spanish side are hoping to tempt Emery into selling Bellerin this summer (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid are hoping to tempt Unai Emery into selling Hector Bellerin by offering the Arsenal manager one of his old players, Vitolo, in an ambitious swap deal.The right-back is currently sidelined after rupturing his ACL in January and is not expected to be fit for the start of the season, though that has not put off Spanish giants Atletico from trying to secure a deal.According to The Telegraph, Diego Simeone has made a new full-back one of his top priorities this summer and wants to bring Bellerin to Madrid. Advertisement Bellerin is not expected to return to fitness in time for the start of the season (Picture: Getty)Emery is in the market for a player of that ilk at Arsenal now, though it remains to be seen if Emery is prepared to sanction a swap – especially with Vitolo only scoring one La Liga goal in his two seasons at Atletico.Arsenal are already believed to be in the market for a new right-back to provide cover and competition for Bellerin and could instead move for a first-choice option if the Spaniard leaves, while Emery also wants a centre-back and box-to-box midfielder.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

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USACE Allocates $274.3 Million to Complete Port of Mobile Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $274,300,000 for the Port of Mobile in its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) Work Plan, officially providing the resources to dredge Alabama’s premier port, according to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.The funding – which accounts for the full federal share of the project cost – will initiate and complete construction of the deepening and widening of the navigation channel.Following the required preliminary steps, construction is expected to begin toward the end of the year.“Today marks a historic moment and victory for Mobile and the entire state of Alabama,” said Senator Shelby. “The completion of deepening and widening of the Port of Mobile is expected to stem immeasurable economic growth and will position Alabama and the Gulf Coast region for success for generations to come.”The construction will include the expansion of the Port of Mobile from its current dimensions – 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide – by deepening the existing Bar, Bay, and River Channels by five feet to a project depth of 50 feet.This will include additional depths for wave allowances, advanced maintenance, and allowable overdepth for dredging.  Following construction, the total depths of the Bar, Bay, and River Channels will be 56, 54, and 54 feet respectively.  The project also includes widening the Bay Channel by 100 feet for three nautical miles.last_img read more

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Area Girls Basketball Sectional Scores (2-3)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Sectional Scores.Friday  (2-3)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del.Oldenburg  57     Hauser  32Jac-Cen-Del  55     SW Shelby  30Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Austin.Austin  54     North Decatur  48South Ripley  60     SW Hanover  28Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Rushville.Rushville  54     Greensburg  48Lawrenceburg  57     Batesville  49Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus North.Columbus East  55     Bloomington North  28Columbus North  56     East Central  32last_img

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