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first_imgIn a bid to enter the lucrative Indian market, Israeli hospitality chain Dan Hotels begins its global journey from Bengaluru. “When we wanted to expand globally, we noticed that Bengaluru, as India’s Silicon Valley, has a lot in common with Israel, known as the Silicon Valley of West Asia. Bengaluru’s booming growth, which is faster than other Indian cities, attracted us to open our first hotel ‘The Den’ outside Israel in Bengaluru,” Dan Hotel’s Chief Executive Ronen Nissenbaum said.Dan Hotel was co-founded by brothers Yekutiel and Shmuel Federmann as a luxury hospitality chain in the year 1947 and has 14 properties across seven cities in Israel. With the launch of its first international property in Bengaluru, Dan becomes the first Israeli hospitality group to own a five-star luxury hotel in the subcontinent.“Our hotel chain is about creating luxury spaces, particularly for millennials. We wanted to see if our 70 years of success in Israel can be replicated in Bengaluru,” Nissenbaum said at the official opening of The Den in the garden city.last_img read more

Personal Income Spending Rise in May

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Labor Statistics Confidence Consumer spending GDP Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Personal income Processing Service Providers 2013-06-27 Mark Lieberman June 27, 2013 472 Views With a boost from the calendar, personal income rose 0.5 percent in May–faster than economists had forecast–while personal consumption went up an unsurprising 0.3 percent the “”Bureau of Economic Analysis””:http://bea.gov/newsreleases/national/pi/2013/pdf/pi0513.pdf (BEA) reported Thursday. [IMAGE]Data for April was revised to show income grew $18.3 billion instead of the originally reported $5.6 billion decline. Data on spending for April was unchanged.Government transfer payments–primarily Social Security–accounted for $19.2 billion of the $69.4 billion monthly increase in spending. Since June 1 fell on a Saturday, Social Security payments were distributed on Friday, May 31. Social Security payments can fluctuate in months that begin on a weekend, with payments accelerated to the last business day of the previous month.Compensation–including wages and salaries–went up $24 billion in May after a weak $9.1 billion increase in April. Farm income, which had been a drag on personal income in April, dropped again in May, down $6.7 billion as farmers struggle with crop-destroying heavy rains following a crippling drought. The April decline in farm income–revised to $6.7 billion–was the first month-over-month decline in farm income since December, when it fell $1.0 billion. Farm income in May 2012 grew $0.6 billion.Unemployment insurance payments–which were affected by the sequester cuts that took effect at the end of March–were down $23.6 billion from May 2012 to $60 billion.Disposable personal income (essentially after-tax income) rose $57 billion in May month, but with consumer spending up $28.5 billion, personal savings increased to $387.6 billion–or 3.2 percent–of disposable income compared with 3.0 percent in April.Personal consumption fell $49.6 billion in April, which means for the first two months of the quarter, spending–which represents about 70 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)–was down a net $10.6 billion, suggesting a weak GDP report for the second quarter.Personal spending on goods increased $22.3 billion in May after dropping $5.1 billion in April. Spending on services fell $4.3 billion in May after falling the same amount in April.Spending on durable goods–a sign of confidence because they are usually financed with borrowing–rose $14 billion in May after increasing just $2.5 billion in April. Spending on non-durable goods rose $10.2 billion in May after dropping $6.3 billion in April.With interest rates remaining low, personal interest payments on non-real estate related debt fell $0.5 billion in May.The personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index–the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation since it measures actual spending, not prices–rose 0.1 percent in May compared with a 0.3 percent decline in April. The year-over-year PCE inflation rate was 1.0 percent in May compared with 0.7 percent in April.The core PCE price index (excluding food and energy) rose 0.1 percent in May after no change in April. The core PCE inflation rate was 1.1 percent in May, unchanged from April._Hear Mark Lieberman next Friday on P.O.T.U.S. Radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern._ Personal Income, Spending Rise in Maycenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

Matt Martin Real Estate Management Appoints COO

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share In the Dallas area, “”Matt Martin Real Estate Management LLC””:http://www.mmrem.com/ (MMREM) welcomed Jo Ann Kruse as COO of MMREM and its subsidiaries.[IMAGE]Kruse brings three decades of experience to her new post, coming to MMREM from her most recent position at the Impac Companies in California, where she served in several senior positions over the past six years. Under her [COLUMN_BREAK]guidance, mortgage production quadrupled to more than $3.6 billion in annual run rate.Prior to that, she held senior and executive risk management positions at Countrywide, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and KPMG.Matt Martin, chairman and CEO of MMREM, said Kruse’s experience in managing and growing organizations “”will be invaluable as MMREM continues to expand.””””MMREM has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, and as we continue to grow in size and business offerings, we need an executive of Jo Ann’s caliber to keep the operations running at optimal levels,”” Martin said.For her part, Kruse said she’s excited to work with MMREM, “”a very dynamic company with a tremendous future.””””I look forward to bringing my experience to this energetic team and managing the operations as MMREM grows to serve the private and public sectors with the industry’s most effective real estate services,”” she said. New,Matt Martin Real Estate Management Appoints COOcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2014-01-08 Tory Barringer January 8, 2014 479 Views last_img read more

Defect Risk Drops—But Not in Hurricanehit States

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines The risk of mortgage application defects has dropped across the nation, but in the states ravaged by hurricanes, it seems that trend has gone out the window. According to the September 2017 Loan Application Defect Index released this morning by First American, defects are on the rise in both Florida and Texas.At the national level, the total frequency of “defects, fraudulence, and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications is down,” dropping 1.2 percent from August to September. It’s also down 18.6 percent since its high point in October 2013, but up more than 20 percent since September of last year.September marked the second month this year that defects did not rise, according to Mark Fleming, First Am’s Chief Economist.”In July and August, we reported that the Loan Application Defect Index didn’t rise, which was good news given that loan application defect, fraud and misrepresentation risk had risen throughout 2017,” Fleming said. “In September, the overall risk of defects, fraud, and misrepresentation declined for the first time this year, although there are regions with higher defect risk due to recent natural disasters.”In Florida, the risk of defect rose 2.2 percent for the month, and in Texas, it jumped by 1.2 percent over August. Rates of defect had been on the decline prior to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. According to Fleming, this uptick was to be expected.”Unfortunately, historical data indicates that natural disasters and loan application defect risk go hand-in-hand,” Fleming said. “Our defect, misrepresentation and fraud risk index identified signs of this risk trend in Texas and Florida this month and particularly in Houston, where risk increased the most among all the major markets we track.”Houston, in particular, experienced a big rise in risk, with the frequency of fraud, misrepresentation, and other defects jumping 7.2 percent for the month. This was the largest month-over-month uptick in all the nation’s top 50 markets and is likely due to severe flooding in the area.“Flooding is associated with elevated risk for misrepresentation of collateral risk condition,” First Am reported.See the full Defect Index at FirstAm.com. October 31, 2017 571 Views center_img Defect Risk Drops—But Not in Hurricane-hit States defect risk Florida HOUSING hurricanes mortgage texas 2017-10-31 Aly J. Yalelast_img read more

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