The Mental Impact of Housing

first_img Tagged with: Black Knight Foreclosure Homeowners Redfin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Mental Impact of Housing About Author: Donna Joseph The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The findings of Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor report released on Monday indicate declining active foreclosures. The report also states, that at the current rate of reduction, (a six-month average annual decline of 27 percent) active foreclosure inventory would hit a record low in September 2019, with fewer than 200,000 cases nationwide. But looking back a decade ago, foreclosures were alarmingly high. And although the market has changed, the lessons learned from that period still have a lasting impact.Daryl Fairweather, Chief Economist at Redfin, spent a substantial amount of time in 2009 speaking to more than 100 homeowners facing foreclosures, the ramifications of foreclosures can leave an indelible mark on several households. She shared her takeaways from these conversations, in an article posted on Redfin’s site titled “What I learned from 100 homeowners facing foreclosure in 2009.” In order to better understand the underlying causes of the housing bubble that led to the subsequent crash, Fairweather explored the financial situation, employment history, financial literacy, and medical expense history of homeowners. What stands out in her assessment about their situation is a certain level of desperation and a call to help, which eventually led her to study more about how the economy is shaped through individual experiences and the financial consequences of their choices, she wrote in a recent blog on Redfin.Several homeowners, according to Fairweather, were ill-informed and lacked adequate experience about the housing market. The inability to detach themselves emotionally from their homes also played on how they valued their homes, often times above the market price. To ensure that individuals are economically and emotionally sound, there is a dire need to help consumers make informed decisions about their housing choices, which in turn affects their mental health. Providing easy access to as much as information possible to educate consumers about what goes on in their local market is also imperative to make a real difference. Keep an eye out for Fairweather’s interview in the Ask the Economist section of DS News’ December issue.Fairweather pointed to the importance of education on the housing market to equip buyers and sellers to appropriate the right value, financial literacy as well as a deeper understanding of their local markets. Emotions play a big role in how buyers and sellers base their decisions. More avenues that educate, inform and inspire homeowners to pursue their dream of owning a home without facing foreclosures and eviction will help shape the economy in a more positive way, she wrote. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles Share 1Savecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Mental Impact of Housing Previous: The “Potential Concerns” Troubling Wells Fargo Next: A Change of Order Black Knight Foreclosure Homeowners Redfin 2018-11-06 Donna Joseph November 6, 2018 1,431 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

WFS Technologies join forces with Subsea Energy offshore energy industry

first_imgWFS to integrate its Seatooth smart wireless technologies with Subsea Energy’s offshore cable and SURF protection systems WFS collaborates with Subsea Energy to extend asset life. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) WFS Technologies (WFS), a subsea communication specialist, and Subsea Energy Solutions (SES) have collaborated to help extend the assets life in the offshore energy industry.The collaboration will allow WFS to integrate its Seatooth smart wireless technologies designed to provide real-time insight in extreme environments, with Subsea Energy’s offshore cable and subsea umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) protection systems.In addition to further extending the asset life, the two parties aim to boost productivity by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies while reducing its carbon footprint.Subsea Energy Solutions director Philip AR Stanyon said: “As a business, we continuously want to push the boundary of what is possible to provide the best possible equipment for the offshore energy industry.“Integrating WFS sensing equipment onto SUB-VBR Vertebrae Bend Restrictors, SUB-FLEX Cable Protection Systems and SUB-BSR-D Dynamic Bend Stiffeners will allow motion data to be provided to the client, providing new insight into fatigue in real time.”WFS signs strategic oil and gas alliance with AeonXAdditionally, WFS signed a strategic oil and gas alliance with AeonX to promote and deliver the Seatooth products range to existing and new clients in Nigeria for asset integrity.WFS Technologies commercial director Moray Melhuish said: “By combining our products with SES, we are not only offering significant productivity and cost benefits, we are also reducing risk and improving carbon footprints.“This is particularly pertinent to the oil & gas sector in light of the oil price and COVID-19, which has had a huge impact on resource, because our technology eliminates the need for vessels or remotely operated vehicles.”The two companies also planning to increase their share in the market in new areas across oil and gas, offshore wind, as well as marine energy.last_img read more