Dear Saint George Cathedral Family,
Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!
Saint George Cathedral is saddened to inform you of the passing into eternal life of our beloved Emile Farah, at the age of 61, this past Saturday. The Clergy and Council of Saint George Cathedral offer their sincerest condolences to his wife, Zena Bardawil-Farah, children, Nader and Sama Farah, his siblings, Gisele, John, Alice, Nelly, and Francois Farah, his nephews and niece, and the entire Farah and Bardawil families. May Christ, who is our life and resurrection, give rest to the soul of the servant of God, Emile, with all the Saints and may He grant comfort, patience, and strength to his family.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Emile Farah may be made to "Saint George Cathedral" or "Easter Seals of South Florida."
The following arrangements have been confirmed :
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May his memory be eternal!--Yours In Christ,
The Office of
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Coral Gables, FL 33134-6608
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In addition to its white sand beaches and laidback lifestyle, Australia’s remarkably robust property market has long been a draw card for international buyers.
And the good news for United States citizens is that entering the market is relatively easy, and has many advantages beyond simply diversifying your investment portfolio.
Legislation and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) ensure that banks lend responsibly, reducing the likelihood of real estate bubbles.
Australia’s population growth is outstripping the construction of new homes, creating a lack of supply and supporting prices.
There is no need to set up a company in order to purchase Australian property.
Obtaining government approval to purchase newly built dwellings is relatively cheap and easy.
The National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 provides robust safeguards.
There is significant apartment construction taking place in most major cities.
U.S. citizens can also purchase commercial property, including farms.
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Therefore, it’s important to review the Fair Housing Laws regularly to avoid sticking your foot in your mouth and winding up with a lawsuit on your hands. We don’t want to scare you, but we also want to ensure you are prepared for your journey into landlording, so here are a few things you can do to ensure you aren’t discriminating against any of the protected classes and to protect yourself from a potential lawsuit.
Here’s the good news: Sales of newly constructed homes rose in the beginning of the year. The bad news? It wasn’t enough to ease the housing shortage that is frustrating would-be home buyers across the nation.
Buyers purchased about 3.7% more new homes in January than in December, according to a joint report by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The January purchases were also 5.5% above where they had been a year earlier. (Realtor.com® looked only at the seasonally adjusted numbers, which have been smoothed out over 12 months to account for seasonal fluctuations.)
Sounds good, right? Well, not exactly.
"New-home sales should be growing much more than they are,” says Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke of realtor.com. "We should be seeing twice the volume of new-home sales, and we’re not.”
The reason is that there aren’t enough buyers who can afford the median $312,900 price tag of one of those new homes, often decked out with the latest appliances and finishes. They are nearly 37% more expensive than the median $228,900 price for an existing home in January, according to the most recent National Association of Realtors® data.
Prices on those new homes dipped 1% from December—but were nearly 7.5% higher than in January 2016.
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U.S. home prices surged higher in December, just months after hitting a high last seen at the height of the housing bubble a decade ago.
The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index rose 5.6% in the three-month period ending in December compared to a year ago, up from a 5.2% annual gain in November.
The broader national index rose 5.8% for the year in the December period, the strongest gain in 30 months. Economists had forecast a 5.4% increase in the 20-city index, which attracts more attention than the national measure.
In December, the hottest markets were again in the West. Seattle prices rose 10.8% compared to a year ago, Portland prices were up 10.0%, and Denver saw increases of 8.9%. Twelve cities had bigger annual price gains in December than November.
With interest rates likely heading up, many would-be homebuyers are rushing to lock in mortgages before borrowing gets even more expensive. While snagging a lower interest rate will make your monthly payments more affordable and save you money in the long run, buying a home right now may not be the best move.
1. You're new to your job
Being in a new employment position can spell trouble from a homeownership perspective on more than one front. First, if you don't have an established payment history, you may have trouble getting approved for a mortgage in the first place.
Even if you are approved, you may want to wait a few months and make sure your new role works out before taking on the financial responsibility of owning property.
Imagine that after a month or two on the job, both you and your employer agree that your role just isn't a good fit. In a best-case scenario, you'll be stuck in a job you don't like in order to cover your mortgage payments. In a worst-case scenario, you'll be let go without much warning and lose your income in the process. You're far better off waiting things out a bit and making sure your job situation really is stable before committing yourself to a mortgage.
2. You can't afford the down payment
While you don't necessarily have to make a 20% down payment to purchase a home, if you don't save that amount, you'll face what could be a rather long-term consequence: private mortgage insurance (PMI).
PMI is usually paid as a monthly premium on top of your regular mortgage payment, and it's typically calculated as 0.5% to 1% of the value of your mortgage. If you take out a $250,000 mortgage at 1% PMI, you'll spend an extra $208 a month to live in your home.
Though putting less money down and paying PMI can be a good solution for a high earner with limited savings, for many people, PMI makes it even more difficult to keep up with housing payments. If you can't afford to put 20% down on your home, you may want to wait a year or two, save aggressively, and buy at a point where PMI won't come into play.
3. Buying a home will wipe out your savings
Though everyone needs an emergency fund, having extra reserves is especially crucial for homeowners. That's because when you buy a home, you never know what hidden expense is lurking where you'd least expect it. If you don't have enough in the bank to make a down payment on your home while also retaining enough to cover three to six months of living expenses, you'd be wise to consider holding off until you have more in savings.
Imagine you use all of your savings to buy your home and come across a $10,000 repair several months later. Without an emergency fund, you'll probably have no choice but to take on debt to cover that expense.
Even if nothing actually goes wrong with your home, you never know when you might fall ill, get injured, or encounter another scenario where you're out of work for months at a time. If you don't have emergency savings in place, you'll risk not only racking up debt but quite possibly losing your home. And that's not a risk you want to take.
If you are going to move forward with buying a home, don't make the mistake of rushing through the process. While interest rates may rise, waiting an extra month or two shouldn't make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things, and it could buy you more time to do your research and shop around for the best rate.
It's a tough market for homebuyers. Prices are high and supply of available homes is low.
And while the Federal Reserve's rate hike could make home buying more expensive, house hunters shouldn't start panicking yet.
The Fed increased its benchmark interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday.
The Fed doesn't directly set mortgage rates, but its actions can affect the housing market.
Mortgage rates tend to move with the government's 10-year Treasury note, which serves as a benchmark for many forms of credit, including mortgages. Interest rates on the notes have already risen since Donald Trump was elected president and on signals the Fed would continue to tighten monetary policy.
But Wednesday's hike was widely expected, meaning the markets had already priced it in. So many experts don't see rates moving much higher in the coming weeks.
"The last couple of times the Fed made a move, the rates firmed up in advance of the decision, and when it happened they kind of faded," said Keith Gumbinger , vice president of HSH.com.
The Fed has now raised rates three times since the end of 2015. Following the first hike in December 2015, mortgage rates started 2016 with a drop for the first few weeks.
The financial pieces of the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter are falling into place, now with the Paramount condo tower having obtained a $285 million construction loan.
The 60-story tower would be the tallest component of Miami Worldcenter, a $2 billion mixed-use project on the north side of downtown Miami at 700 N.E. 1st Street. It will have 512 units atop ground-floor retail. The developer said nearly 60 percent of the units were pre-sold, totaling more than $300 million.
Paramount Miami Worldcenter broke ground with initial site work in March 2016, so the construction loan should carry it to completion. The condo should be ready in the first quarter of 2019.
Inbursa Bank provided $170 million of the mortgage while the other $115 million came from BC Immigration Fund. Walker & Dunlop's Kevin O'Grady, Dan Sheehan and Eric McGlynn were the advisors on the loans.
In addition, investment fund AECOM Capital signed on as the preferred equity investor of Paramount Miami World Center. AECOM owns AECOM Tishman, which formed a joint venture with Coastal Construction to work as general contractor of Miami Worldcenter.
"This is a proud moment as we come one step closer to delivering a new residential and retail landmark in Downtown Miami,” said developer Art Falcone, the CEO of Encore Fund. "It is a true testament to how this one-of-a-kind Paramount brand and exciting project has been received by our global buyers, brokers, and lending community.”
Falcone and Nitin Motwani teamed with Daniel Kodsi, who has built two other Paramount condos, for the project.
Paramount Miami Worldcenter will include a large amenity deck with pools, fountains, private bungalows, a soccer field, tennis courts, a boxing studio and a music jam room. There would be a yacht-shaped amenity center on the tower’s tops floors.
"We knew that we had created a new paradigm by giving buyers more than they had asked for or thought possible, and to see this new Miami landmark take shape is a proud moment for our team,” Kodsi said.
After years of being dominated by motels along U.S. Route 1, the Maryland county has seen a shift of late. The most obvious example is the MGM National Harbor, which opened late last year as the county's first new full-service hotel in a long time.
But the growth isn’t limited to buzzy National Harbor. All over the county — from Riverdale Park to Largo and Bowie to Hyattsville — new hotels are cropping up.
Six new or redeveloped hotels have opened in the past year, and six more are under construction, including the Hotel at the University of Maryland, which is adding another full-service hospitality option to the county.
Approximately 24 others are either proposed or approved and pending start of construction, according to a tally by the county’s conference and visitors bureau. In all, the county's tourism agency has tallied more than 4,200 new hotel rooms that are planned or proposed coming to Prince George's County in the next decade. That represents a near 40 percent increase from the area's existing hotel stock, which includes 78 properties and 10,854 rooms.
Some of those might be more in the "pipe dream” phase right now — hotels are included in plans for both the Konterra Business Park in Laurel and the theoretical FBI complex at Greenbelt Metro station, though both projects have been moving very slowly and no flags or estimated groundbreakings have been announced. But many of the hotel projects are expected to move forward.
The county itself encouraged some of this development, using its Economic Development Incentive Fund to help bolster a few projects. The fund gave a $1.4 million loan for a $27 million Courtyard by Marriott that’s now under construction in Melford, and $1.2 million loan and a $300,000 conditional grant to the developer of a Homewood Suites that’s about to break ground in Largo.
There’s also a new hotel going on a county-owned piece of property, a 2.6-acre parcel across from the College Park Metro station. Republic Properties recently won a bid to build a 125-room hotel that is slated to have a Marriott flag.
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