Feedback awaited following local meetings with AIB

first_img“It will be very difficult to attract investment without a bank.”RESIDENTS groups from county towns affected by the pending closure of AIB branches are awaiting feedback following meetings with senior management in which cases for the retention of the banks were put forward.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AIB took the decision to close eight branches in Limerick city and county by the end of next year, but locals have refused to lie down under the move.Following a public meeting, it was decided that five concerned Foynes residents would meet with the manager of the Newcastle West branch, James Stanton, and the regional manager, Gene McPolin.One of the representatives, Margaret O’Shaughnessy, Director of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum said:“The managers came to us in Foynes and we presented them with a 12 point argument as to why the closure of the local branch should be reconsidered.Speaking to the Limerick Post she added:“If the closures go ahead there will be only one branch on the N69 between Listowel and Limerick, a 63km stretch, while the N21 has one in every town.“Foynes is a major port town and there are huge plans to develop it through the port company but it will be very difficult to attract investment without a bank”.She said that the Foynes branch should have been profitable, with at least 60 local business accounts based there, as well as “countless employees’ personal accounts at the branch.“A mobile bank wouldn’t suffice for our needs and it will be a knock for tourism to not have a branch here.“There are also security issues related to the closure as businesses will have to travel long distances with cash in tow to lodge it.“We asked what savings would be made from closing the branch, as AIB own the building.“We also asked what facilities will be provided at the post office, because we have yet to hear of details of this arrangement”.Ms. O’Shaughnessy said that the group had been happy to have the initial meeting and to be listened to but understood that it would be some time before feedback would be received from the bank.Representatives of the Drumcollogher branch of the AIB also met with officials. Print Advertisement Facebook Email Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsFeedback awaited following local meetings with AIBBy admin – August 29, 2012 735 Previous articleNo decision yet on the implementation of a property tax – NoonanNext articleManager makes new appointments adminlast_img read more

Strong Finish to 2014 For Texas Housing Market Caps State’s Second-Best Year Ever

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Housing in Texas heated up in the final quarter of 2014, capping off the second-best year for the market in the state’s history, according to data released by a local Realtor group.Using data from multiple listing services in markets throughout the Lone Star State, the Texas Association of Realtors reported Monday that single-family home sales statewide totaled 66,664 last quarter, an 8.46 percent increase from the same period in 2013.”While many local Texas markets saw dips in home sales volume throughout 2014, the statewide housing market continue to grow year-over-year,” said Scott Kesner, association chairman. “The fourth quarter of 2014 marked three-and-a-half years of continual home sales growth for the Lone Star State and the highest annual home sales volume since 2006—a testament to the strong and enduring demand of Texas real estate.”The increase marks a sharp turn from 2014’s other three quarters, which generally saw 0–2 percent increases on an annual basis.”A dip in mortgage interest rates below four percent in the last half of 2014 created an ideal climate for this year-end surge in home sales growth,” said Jim Gaines, Ph.D., economist with Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center. “However, fewer homes on the market and strong demand maintained rising home prices and shrinking months inventory.”The group says the median price for a home in the state last quarter was $185,900, a 7.76 percent increase from the prior three months. The average price was up 6.99 percent, meanwhile, to $240,976.At the same time, the statewide stock of for-sale homes continued to fall, dragging months’ supply to an all-time low of 3.3 months, about half the supply that Texas A&M’s Real Estate Center says is a balanced market of supply and demand.Still, inventory trends are looking better than they were just a few short years ago, when quarterly drops were in the double digits.Looking ahead, Gaines said he expects home sales in the first half of this year will be similar to what the market saw last year, while prices and inventory are projected to continue moving along their current trend lines.”Continued housing demand, especially in Texas’ metro areas, will be critical to sustaining our market’s strong housing development in 2015,” he added. Tagged with: Home Prices Home Sales Housing Inventory Housing Market Texas Texas Association of Realtors Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Home / Daily Dose / Strong Finish to 2014 For Texas Housing Market Caps State’s Second-Best Year Ever Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Servicers Name Property Preservation as Biggest Challenge With FHA Loans Next: Treasury Lowers Q1 Borrowing Estimate by $54 Billion Home Prices Home Sales Housing Inventory Housing Market Texas Texas Association of Realtors 2015-02-02 Tory Barringer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 2, 2015 1,025 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Strong Finish to 2014 For Texas Housing Market Caps State’s Second-Best Year Ever Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

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