Israel Approves First New Settler Homes Since Suspending Annexation | World News

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel approved more than 1,300 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday in the first such go-ahead since it suspended annexation plans in the territory.

The decision drew an angry response from Palestinians, who seek to establish a state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

“We urge the international community to intervene immediately to stop this settlement madness, which destroys any chance for a genuine peace process,” said Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The construction could help mute criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from settler leaders, who are traditional allies.

They had bristled at the annexation suspension that helped pave the way for last month’s deals to forge diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Israel’s West Bank Civil Administration planning committee gave final approval for building 1,313 housing units in several

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This Is The Secret To Andrew Ragusa’s Success In The World Of Real Estate

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2020 / It’s what basketball players do. It’s what hockey players do. It’s what marching band musicians do. Pivot. But businessmen? Yes!

Andrew Ragusa is the owner of REMI Realty, a full service real estate brokerage firm, and Assets for Opportunity, a hot trending real estate investment fund. Pivot is what he’s done to remain, and even increase, profitability during the pandemic.

“I found myself looking at the appointment book, and everything was crossed out. Something had to change,” says Andrew.

The change took the form of a pivot – changing directions while keeping the focus, drive, and goals the same: Provide a great service, grow the business, help others. While everyone stayed home – Andrew started to change what “home” meant to many. Seizing the opportunity to help people find space, he began assisting the “migration” out of many of the

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World Class foreclosure sales canceled after Paxton legal opinion



a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Nate Paul is the founder of World Class Holdings, which has grown quickly since its creation in 2007 but more recently has been entangled in legal battles. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]


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Nate Paul is the founder of World Class Holdings, which has grown quickly since its creation in 2007 but more recently has been entangled in legal battles. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

Austin real estate investor Nate Paul faced foreclosure on properties in Austin, Plano and San Antonio this summer from lenders seeking to collect a combined $20.5 million in delinquent debt.

But foreclosure sales of the properties scheduled for Aug. 4 didn’t take place after a rushed written legal opinion — ordered by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton under unusual circumstances and dated Aug. 1 — rendered such sales more difficult to hold.

The American-Statesman first reported Thursday on Paxton’s Aug. 1 opinion and a scheduled Aug. 4 foreclosure sale of a Paul-controlled real estate entity based in Austin that subsequently was called off.

Paxton’s opinion came at a time potentially more opportune for Paul and his

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World Class foreclosure sales canceled after Paxton legal opinion – News – Austin American-Statesman

Austin real estate investor Nate Paul faced foreclosure on properties in Austin, Plano and San Antonio this summer from lenders seeking to collect a combined $20.5 million in delinquent debt.

But foreclosure sales of the properties scheduled for Aug. 4 didn’t take place after a rushed written legal opinion — ordered by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton under unusual circumstances and dated Aug. 1 — rendered such sales more difficult to hold.

The American-Statesman first reported Thursday on Paxton’s Aug. 1 opinion and a scheduled Aug. 4 foreclosure sale of a Paul-controlled real estate entity based in Austin that subsequently was called off.

Paxton’s opinion came at a time potentially more opportune for Paul and his company, World Class Property Co., than previously known, however.

A second Paul-controlled real estate entity based in Austin was slated for an Aug. 4 foreclosure sale, according to court documents, as were an entity

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World Cities Saw Modest Growth in Home Values During Second Quarter

Global cities experienced only modest growth in home values from April through June, as much of the world faced some form of economic lockdown, according to new data.

House prices in 150 urban centers rose by an average of 3.4% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to Knight Frank’s Global Residential Cities Index, published on Thursday. While it marked a very slight downtick from the 3.6% annual growth recorded in the first three months of the year, the massive economic disruption caused by the pandemic appears not to have had an immediate impact on city home prices.

Indeed, there were still pockets of extreme growth even in the face of uncertainty, particularly in Turkey, where astronomical price growth in three cities led the entire index. The Turkish port Izmir, the country’s third most populous city, saw home prices shoot up 28.1% in

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5 private islands for sale around the world for less than $5 million

  • In the age of COVID-19, space and privacy have become more important to prospective buyers, especially those shopping in the luxury end of the market. 
  • And while buyers are willing to pay top dollar for those luxuries on land, nothing offers more distance and privacy than your own island.
  • Enness Global sent Business Insider a list of private islands from around the world, and we listed the ones for sale for just under $5 million.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In a COVID-19 world, the desire for space and privacy has never been more prominent among prospective buyers. 

For those luxuries, people who have the money will spend it. But just how much are they willing to drop — and how far out are they willing to move?

Earlier this month, Manhattan saw a $33 million penthouse go into contract. According to the buyer’s agent, Eric Brown, the

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The most expensive homes for sale in the world



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The four cities around the world where home prices have been dropping

  • A report by UBS analyzed the 25 major urban housing markets around the world and found annual housing price growth for 21 of them from the second quarter of 2019 to the second quarter of 2020.
  • The 4 urban markets that saw housing prices decline span from China to the United States.
  • San Francisco, Hong Kong, Madrid, and Dubai each saw prices fall on an inflation-adjusted basis over the four quarters.
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On a global scale, the housing market has shown strength during the coronavirus pandemic, despite the economic downturn. 

A recent report by UBS identified three factors for its resilience.

First, as home prices are a backward-looking indicator of the economy, UBS said they therefore react with a delay to economic downturns. The number of transactions declined in most cities in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the previous year, “complicating price

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Iowa Manufactured Homes Stand Up to ‘Inland Hurricane’ | Nation & World

DES MOINES and CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One thing Iowans are familiar with is wild weather, says the Iowa Manufactured Homes Association (IMHA). Positioned in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa’s weather ranges from extreme cold and snow to temperatures in the triple digits. And let’s not forget tornadoes. Iowans see virtually everything mother nature can throw, but on August 10, 2020, the state was in for a record-setting weather incident.

What has been compared to an “Inland Hurricane,” a ferocious storm called a derecho swept across the state with winds equal to a Category 2 hurricane, taking down 100-year-old oak trees, stripping homes of roofs, destroying business complexes and more. But through it all, Iowa’s manufactured homes, generally perceived an easy target for wind and storm damage, stood up to the derecho.

“We’re blessed to say the least,” said Troy Hames, General Manager and

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The Latest: Coronavirus Outbreak Grows at Boston Hospital | World News

BOSTON — An outbreak of coronavirus infections at a major Boston hospital has grown to 19 confirmed cases.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital originally said it had identified 10 cases among staff and patients connected to two inpatient units.

A new hospital statement says 98 employees have been tested to date, and 11 of them tested positive. In addition, it says 50 patients have been tested, with eight positive.

An additional 445 people are in the process of being tested, and the hospital expects the number of positive cases to grow.

No other areas of the hospital have been affected.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

— New York City to offer expanded outdoor dining year-round

— Virginia Gov. Northam and wife test positive for virus

— French Open limits fans to 1,000 per day as cases spike in Paris

— Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions

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