June 3, 2015 1,415 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Fed Reports Expanded Residential Real Estate Activity For Most Districts Previous: CFPB Announces Grace Period For Entities Complying With TRID Rule In ‘Good Faith’ Next: House, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill To Provide Regulatory Relief, Consumer Protection Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Federal Reserve reported in its Beige Book on Current Economic Conditions for May 2015 that residential real estate activity and construction has expanded in most districts since the previous Beige Book report in mid-April and that outlooks were “largely positive.”For the reporting period from early April to late May covered in the latest Beige Book report, the Fed reported that overall economic activity has expanded. Fed districts where economic activity grew at a moderate pace were Richmond, Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Francisco, while districts that saw modest economic growth were New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. In Cleveland and Kansas City, only a slight pace of economic expansion was reported. In Atlanta, the economy held steady while it slowed slightly in Dallas. The Boston District reported mixed economic conditions.In the Minneapolis District, residential home sales rose “strongly” on a year-over-year basis. All of the remaining districts reported modest to moderate gains in home sales except for Philadelphia, where builders reported mixed conditions for new home sales. In the Philadelphia District, brokers reported existing home sales had slowed slightly on a year-over-year basis in April.Boston reported a year-over-year rise in pending home sales despite tight inventory, suggesting an increase in closings for the month ahead, according to the Fed. In Kansas City, low- and medium-priced home sales outperformed sales of higher-priced homes. In the Dallas District, mid-priced new homes in Houston experienced declining sales, while new home sales increased in the Cleveland District.”Home prices rose across much of the country, which contacts in some districts attributed to low inventories relative to demand,” the Fed wrote in the report.The Fed reported flat residential construction activity up to during the reporting period, although homebuilding slowed in some districts due to financing and capacity constraints (such as in Cleveland, where those factors have made it difficult to increase inventory) and severe weather (such as in Dallas, where heavy rainfall delayed lot deliveries and home starts). Contacts in the Chicago District reported a slight increase in residential home construction activity amid concerns that the strong pace of apartment construction was unsustainable.While overall lending increased during the reporting period, reports on mortgage lending were mixed, according to the Fed. The San Francisco District reported a rise in residential real estate lending, while upticks were reported in Richmond, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Dallas. In the Cleveland District, a rise in new home purchases was largely responsible for an increase in residential mortgage demand. Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Beige Book Federal Reserve Residential Housing Market 2015-06-03 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Fed Reports Expanded Residential Real Estate Activity For Most Districts The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Residential Housing Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
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Head down, man down · Freshman running back Ronald Jones II currently leads all Trojan rushers with 466 yards this season. His four touchdowns on the ground share the team lead, along with redshirt senior Tre Madden. – Tal Volk | Daily TrojanIt was another strong, physical and competitive practice for the Trojans. Interim head coach Clay Helton kept the team’s emphasis on the basics.“I think these techniques and fundamentals are really paying off,” Helton said. “It’ll be critical in this game.”Defensive line coach Chris Wilson also emphasized technique with his players. Looking to Cal, the Trojans will need to be able to shut down quarterback Jared Goff. Wilson noted that Goff is “the best” in college football.“[Goff is] accurate. He’s smooth in the pocket,” Wilson said. “He can make every throw … He’s what you look for.”With the strong performance from the defense against Utah, Wilson said he was impressed with the continually strong play from the freshmen.“They’re fun, they’re talented, they like to play,” Wilson said. “They really want to be really good football players.”Specifically, freshman inside linebacker Cameron Smith boasted three interceptions and a team-high nine tackles. Though Smith was dominant, he hasn’t let his strong performance have an effect on his practice. His main focus is on the team’s play as a whole.“I want to be there for my teammates,” Smith said. “And help my team as much as possible.”Smith is also looking to continue to improve his game.“I’m trying to learn as much as possible,” Smith said. “And to make the plays when they’re there.”Not only do the Trojans have freshmen starters, but they also have much-needed depth. This depth has been especially beneficial with the injuries over the last couple of games. Helton mentioned that red shirt wide receivers Steven Mitchell Jr. and Darreus Rogers have both started playing a bit more. Left tackle Chad Wheeler was practicing and will be good to go for Saturday.With the freshman starters, the Trojans have added versatility on the field.“I think our youth and talent is what shines so brightly here at ‘SC,” Helton said. “I think there’s a tremendous future for this University.”Freshman cornerback Iman Marshall had two pass interference calls against Utah, but Helton isn’t worried because Marshall is an aggressive player. Helton even pointed out that Marshall is turning into a “premier corner.”“He’s so big and strong, he’s an absolute weapon,” Helton said. “I don’t want to take that part of the game away from him.”On the offense, Helton will look for tailback Ronald Jones II to get more snaps on the ball because of his continued performances. Not only has Jones been successful on the field, but he also has been putting in hard work and time during practice to become a more complete player.“As you produce, your role increases,” Helton said. “That’s just the nature of football.”Against Cal, defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox wants to see the team remain consistent. Against Notre Dame, the defense missed some coverage assignments, but they made adjustments and limited those mistakes against Utah. Wilcox credits the improvements to mental intensity, focus and consistent performances.“We just need to be more consistent overall,” Wilcox said.To beat Cal, the Trojans will have to shut down Goff and Cal’s running game.“As an offense, they’re extremely explosive,” Wilcox said. “It’ll be a great challenge for us.”Helton spent time working with the offensive line during practice. As the son of an offensive line coach, Helton knows the importance of having a strong line.“I just want them to feel the intensity and passion that I have for that group,” Helton said. “For us to win the championship, it’s going to be won in the trenches.”Sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has continued to be a strong point for the Trojans’ offense.“[Smith-Schuster] reminds me so much of the great ones that have been here,” Helton said.Helton pointed out that Smith-Schuster is always competing like it’s a game. Helton talked about how he’s always playing at his top gear.“It’s his nature,” Helton said. “He only knows one speed, God bless him.”For the Trojans to beat Cal, they will need to stay focused on their fundamentals and carry their dominant momentum from the Utah game.
The No. 8 University of Wisconsin football team (10-3, 7-3 Big Ten) lost 34–21 against No. 1 The Ohio State University Buckeyes (13-0, 10-0) in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis Saturday night.In a game that almost nobody gave Wisconsin a chance to win, the Badgers looked like the better team throughout the first half, jumping out to a 14–0 lead behind impressive performances from quarterback Jack Coan and running back Jonathan Taylor.On the first drive of the evening, Wisconsin moved the ball with ease. Coan opened the game with a deep pass to receiver Quintez Cephus, and the Badgers kept it rolling with a pair of runs by Taylor and Coan to get another first down. Taylor capped the drive with a 44-yard touchdown, giving Wisconsin some much-needed energy early on.Wisconsin’s defense played off that energy on the ensuing possession, holding OSU on a fourth-down attempt to regain possession. The Badger defense returned to their early-season form for much of the first half, holding OSU to a turnover on downs, a punt and a fumble through the first 27 minutes of the game.Football: Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl projections in ruthless Big Ten landscapeThe Wisconsin Badgers pulled off the feat of capturing the Big Ten West title despite the fact that both Iowa Read…Coan stunned the world early in the second quarter, keeping the ball on a read-option for a 14-yard touchdown and a 14–0 Wisconsin lead.With just over three minutes left in the half, the excitement ramped up quickly.OSU finally found success offensively, driving down the field in just over two minutes on a drive that ended with a touchdown run by running back J.K. Dobbins to cut the Badger lead to 14–7.With less than a minute remaining before halftime, it seemed like Head Coach Paul Chryst was satisfied with the first half result, allowing Taylor to carry the ball to run out the clock. However, Taylor broke free for a huge gain.Three plays later, Coan ran for his second touchdown of the game from one yard out following a nice catch by Cephus. Heading into the break with a 21–7 lead, Wisconsin was rolling in one of their best halves of the season.Football: Four takeaways from Badgers’ dominant win over Minnesota in border battleThe No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) reclaimed the Axe and booked their ticket to the Big Ten Read…But the Buckeyes proved to be too much for Wisconsin.The second half opened with a quick drive for OSU, as they found the endzone in less than two minutes thanks to a huge 50-yard pass by quarterback Justin Fields to get the Buckeyes into the red zone.On the next Wisconsin possession, the Buckeye defense quickly stopped Wisconsin before punter Anthony Lotti fumbled on the punt, falling on it but allowing OSU to take over with great field position.The Badgers held the Buckeyes to a field goal, but OSU proceeded to score touchdowns on their next two drives, scoring all 27 points in the half to win 34–21 for another Big Ten title.Coan finished 17-for-33 for 232 yards, also picking up two rushing touchdowns. Taylor finished with 148 yards in another impressive performance, although nearly all of those yards came in the first half. Cephus added 122 yards on seven catches.Football: Ohio State rolls over Wisconsin in Columbus, ruins Badgers’ hopes for CFPThe University of Wisconsin men’s football team (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) lost to The Ohio State University Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0) Read…In the end, the better team escaped with a victory. The win guarantees OSU a spot in the College Football Playoff when the rankings are released tomorrow afternoon.The Badgers will cross their fingers, as they hope to stay ahead of Penn State in the rankings. If they do so, they will earn a spot in the Rose Bowl against the highest-ranked Pac-12 team, which will almost certainly be the Oregon Ducks.But, if Wisconsin falls below Penn State in the rankings, they will be forced to settle for a weaker bowl game. Either way, the end result was a disappointment for Wisconsin following a strong first half as they end the regular season with a 10-3 record, including two losses to OSU.
Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.Colorado dominated the Coyotes through the first two periods, outshooting them 29-7, yet couldn’t get anything past goalie Darcy Kuemper.Grubauer made the saves when he had to for his second career playoff shutout and Kadri broke a scoreless tie by punching in a rebound on a power play with 7 minutes left.The Avalanche broke it open from there.Compher scored on a backhanded rebound and Mikko Rantanen made it three goals in 1:23 to give Colorado the lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Game 2 on Friday.Kuemper stopped 152 shots in four games against Nashville in the Stanley Cup qualifiers and was superb again, making several spectacular saves to keep the Coyotes in it. He finished with 37 saves, but the Coyotes generated little on offense.Arizona benefited when when the NHL expanded the postseason bubbles to 12 teams per conference and took advantage, knocking off Nashville 3-1 in the Stanley Cup qualifiers. Kuemper was superb, stopping 152 shots, and the Coyotes had production throughout the lineup, with 16 players notching at least a point, 11 scoring a goal.The Avalanche presented a much bigger problem.The No. 2 seed in the West, Colorado is one of the NHL’s most dynamic scoring teams, led by Hart Trophy finalist Nathan MacKinnon, and has scoring depth across its lines.The Avalanche had the Coyotes on their heels in the first period, peppering Kuemper with 13 shots while Arizona managed just three.The Coyotes thrive in the rope-a-dope, though, and escaped the first period with a scoreless tie.Arizona had some better stretches in the second period, yet had to be bailed out by numerous difficult saves by Kuemper to keep it scoreless while being outshot 16-4.Colorado finally wore down the Coyotes in the third period, turning a tight game into a runaway in a span of 83 seconds.Notes: Coyotes C Nick Schmaltz missed his fifth straight game with a head injury, but could return soon. … Colorado went 1 for 2 on the power play, Arizona 0 for 2. … Arizona G Antti Raanta missed his third straight game since suffering a pregame injury before Game 2 against Nashville.UP NEXTGame 2 is Friday in Edmonton. Associated Press Television News COMMENT FOLLOW US LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 13th August, 2020 11:32 IST Last Updated: 13th August, 2020 11:32 IST Avalanche Score 3 Third-period Goals To Beat Coyotes 3-0 Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday. WATCH US LIVE