Residential House – Able Property Inspections http://ablepropertyinspections.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:06:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Residential House – Able Property Inspections http://ablepropertyinspections.com/ 32 32 A fire ravages an apartment building in the canton of Grand Blanc http://ablepropertyinspections.com/a-fire-ravages-an-apartment-building-in-the-canton-of-grand-blanc/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:18:06 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/a-fire-ravages-an-apartment-building-in-the-canton-of-grand-blanc/ LARGE WHITE TWP. (WWJ) – Crews are working to determine the cause of an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon in Grand Blanc Township that displaced several people. The fire started around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodfield Fairways in Grand Blanc Township, off I-75 near the Dixie Freeway, south of Flint. Although no injuries were reported, […]]]>

LARGE WHITE TWP. (WWJ) – Crews are working to determine the cause of an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon in Grand Blanc Township that displaced several people.

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodfield Fairways in Grand Blanc Township, off I-75 near the Dixie Freeway, south of Flint.

Although no injuries were reported, Grand Blanc Township Fire Chief Bob Burdette said the flames reached the building’s attic and spread to 16 units, according to a WJRT report in Flint. .

Burdette said the units were “significantly damaged” and “management is working with everyone to get them somewhere overnight.”

Firefighters were called from several nearby Genesee County Fire Departments to help fight the blaze.

Crews brought the blaze under control around 5 p.m., but were still extinguishing hot spots hours after the fire started.

Resort resident Lasonji Southall told WJRT it was a chaotic scene as she worked hard to make sure everyone got away.

“My adrenaline just kicked in,” she said, according to WJRT. “I went knocking on everyone’s doors. I went to where the fire was coming from on the third floor and started knocking on the door to see if anyone answered. So I just went from door to door. door, apartment to apartment, just let people know on both sides.”

Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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Eastern Iowa girl, 10, died in house fire identified http://ablepropertyinspections.com/eastern-iowa-girl-10-died-in-house-fire-identified/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 00:08:41 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/eastern-iowa-girl-10-died-in-house-fire-identified/ An Onslow child who perished after heat and flames repelled emergency personnel trying to rescue her from an upstairs bedroom in her burning home was identified as Geniyah Morgan on Saturday. The 10-year-old fifth grader, who died early Friday, was the sixth child among eight people who lost their lives during a week of deadly […]]]>

An Onslow child who perished after heat and flames repelled emergency personnel trying to rescue her from an upstairs bedroom in her burning home was identified as Geniyah Morgan on Saturday.

The 10-year-old fifth grader, who died early Friday, was the sixth child among eight people who lost their lives during a week of deadly fires in Iowa.

A 2-year-old child died Monday in a fire at a Walcott mobile home, followed Wednesday by the deaths of four children in a fire that engulfed their Mason City home. Another fire Thursday in Cedar Rapids killed two adults.

Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver released Geniyah’s name and that of her mother, Brittany Qualls, 35, who managed to escape the blaze with four other children, ages 1 to 8.

The fire originated in the kitchen, according to Graver, who told the Des Moines Register on Friday that it had been “a terrible week in eastern Iowa for fatal fires.”

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Live Updates: China and Hong Kong Stocks Rise on Zero-Covid and Real Estate Optimism http://ablepropertyinspections.com/live-updates-china-and-hong-kong-stocks-rise-on-zero-covid-and-real-estate-optimism/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:01:59 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/live-updates-china-and-hong-kong-stocks-rise-on-zero-covid-and-real-estate-optimism/ It’s not often that two leaders of Western powers celebrate an anniversary in the same week. Even rarer that both are in their eighth decade. Should we celebrate that age is clearly no longer a barrier to such leadership positions? King Charles III turns 74 on Monday and will be honored with a 41-gun salute […]]]>

It’s not often that two leaders of Western powers celebrate an anniversary in the same week. Even rarer that both are in their eighth decade. Should we celebrate that age is clearly no longer a barrier to such leadership positions? King Charles III turns 74 on Monday and will be honored with a 41-gun salute and rendition of “Happy Birthday” during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. But US President Joe Biden takes a bigger step by turning 80 on Sunday. He also has a more pressing week of international diplomacy and domestic politics to manage before he blows out his cake candles.

First, there’s the G20 summit in Bali, or what an FT colleague called the first global government gathering of the second Cold War. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not present, but China’s Xi Jinping is expected to, so there will be pressure for Biden to speak to him.

At home, there’s the small business of Donald Trump’s “very big announcement” on Tuesday from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

It is also the week of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Thailand, bringing together 21 countries from the region, the first face-to-face gathering since 2018. Again, the United States, China and Russia are invited , and again Putin will not be there. French President Emmanuel Macron will be present, however, as he has been invited to speak on global trade relations.

Repair a hole

Across the Atlantic in the UK, where potential festive roasts are having a particularly miserable season, the most important date on the agenda is Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s financial statement on Thursday.

The country is in a ‘fiscal hole’ (not my phrase, Hunt) and the Chancellor’s plan is to find around half of the required £55billion shortfall in public spending cuts, with measures including a delay on welfare reforms, a freeze on income tax thresholds and a stealth raid on inheritance tax.

The FT’s parliamentary and economic team will be on hand to translate politicians’ words and find key points buried in Treasury documents. Read this explainer to understand why the UK needs to act urgently. And if you think you can do a better job than the Chancellor, knock yourself out with our interactive “fill in the black hole”.

Sticking to British politics, Nicola Sturgeon will complete eight years as head of the Scottish National Party on Monday. She got the job when her predecessor and mentor Alex Salmond resigned following the 2014 independence referendum. As Westminster slashes central government spending, Holyrood launches its own austerity campaign. Will Sturgeon’s milestone prompt an assessment of his record as premier?

The United Nations climate change conference COP27 draws to a close on Friday, but on Sunday we have the start of something that will most likely make world news as well as sports page headlines for the next month – the World Cup. FIFA World Qatar 2022. is likely to be a controversial tournament would be an understatement – read our magazine report here. The FT will be on hand to provide full coverage.

Finally, we have more elections. Malaysia goes to the polls on Saturday. Nepalis will vote for seats in parliament and provincial government on Sunday and FT sister title Nikkei Asia has produced this handy guide to the key points. Sunday’s general elections in Kazakhstan are noteworthy as they represent the most significant constitutional change for the oil-rich Central Asian country since it declared independence from the former Soviet Union.

Economic data

Carpenters work on new townhouses in Tampa, Florida © Octavio Jones/Reuters

There are potentially important data releases next week from the United States, namely the Producer Price Index inflation rate figures, retail sales figures and other updates. day on the faltering US housing market.

The big economic event for the UK is the autumn statement, but before that UK unemployment data will be updated on Tuesday. The British government has focused its attention on their record here because it is one of the only good news for them. However, it’s not that great.

The UK will be the only developed economy with employment still below pre-pandemic levels at the start of 2023, according to a new analysis. Another ‘winter of discontent’ is also looming as a range of workers – nurses being the latest – demand wage increases in line with inflation.

Then Wednesday comes more inflation data with concern that the consumer price index measure will remain in double digits. The week will end for the UK with an update on retail sales, although hopes are not high given the gloomy predictions of the country entering recession.

The cost of living will also be at the center of EU concerns this week, with inflation data released on Thursday. There will also be an estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product on Tuesday.

Companies

The words “Elon Musk has to make headlines again this week” could be written here any time of the year, but this week there’s a blast in the paper. This time it’s on top of his $56 billion salary package at Tesla. A court in Delaware, where the electric vehicle maker is registered, will hear the lawsuit filed by a shareholder.

Vodafone, which publishes its interim results on Tuesday, has come under pressure to review its operations. Shareholders will consider how much the company was able to reduce its debt after it announced the sale of a stake in its Vantage mast business last week.

Fashions change and so do management teams, as the British brand Burberry discovered this year. Investors will be eager to see what new chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd has on offer to spur growth when the company releases first-half numbers on Thursday. Analysts expect it to focus on improving profit margins, which have historically lagged those of big rivals France and Italy.

Read the full schedule for the week ahead here.

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Duna House: Estimated Monthly Residential Real Estate and Mortgage Transaction Volumes http://ablepropertyinspections.com/duna-house-estimated-monthly-residential-real-estate-and-mortgage-transaction-volumes/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 09:44:09 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/duna-house-estimated-monthly-residential-real-estate-and-mortgage-transaction-volumes/ Estimation of the volume of residential real estate transactions and forecasts of mortgage loans for September 2022 Duna House presents below its monthly estimate of the number of transactions (DH-TE) and its mortgage forecast, showing that in September 2022, 9,200 real estate transactions were concluded and residential mortgage contracts worth 82 billion […]]]>


Estimation of the volume of residential real estate transactions and forecasts of mortgage loans for

September 2022

Duna House presents below its monthly estimate of the number of transactions (DH-TE) and its mortgage forecast, showing that in September 2022, 9,200 real estate transactions were concluded and residential mortgage contracts worth 82 billion HUF were signed all over Hungary.

The Hungarian residential real estate market ended the weakest quarter of the year in September, partly due to a rather sluggish first month of autumn. According to Duna House estimates, there were 9200 residential real estate transactions concluded in September 2022, 6% less than in August and 22% less than in September 2021. So, based on forecasts published by the real estate agency, there were only 28,000 sales transactions in Q3 2022, but even so, this year’s figure exceeded the 100,000 mark in September. Figures for the third quarter of 2022 show a significant summer decline of 19% in the Hungarian residential real estate market compared to the same period of 2021. According to Duna House experts, the main reason for the recession we have been experiencing since the second quarter of the he year was the changing economic environment and the resulting rise in credit rates. Our experts say that assuming a decline similar to previous quarters, the housing market could end the year with 120-130,000 transactions by the end of the last quarter.

The noticeable slowdown also continued in the residential mortgage market. Duna House Finance estimates that in September 2022, mortgage deals worth HUF 82 billion were signed, closing the third quarter at HUF 264 billion, which, like the housing market, was the weakest quarter so far this year. Compared to the third quarter of 2021, the residential mortgage market was down 30%, which exceeded that of the housing market.

Budapest, October 4, 2022

background information

The table below shows Duna House’s monthly trading volume estimates.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2020

9917

13,117

11,100

5971

8400

11,186

13,125

11,923

12,708

12,200

11,369

10,354

2021

11,185

14,569

15,630

13,511

14,198

13,615

11,185

11,304

11,807

11,526

11,022

11,422

2022

10,815

13,793

14,548

11,911

12,519

10,859

8978

9748

9200

Methodology behind DH-TE: Regardless of the time of year, the most important real estate market indicator is the annual number of sales transactions. The DH-TE figure is an estimate published by Duna House and reflects provisional approximate data. The estimate is based on the number of monthly real estate transactions brokered by Duna House and Duna House’s estimated market share. Duna House’s current monthly market share estimate is based on the following indicators: 1. Data published by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office on P2P transactions. Since the Statistical Office publishes data several months late, the market share can be adjusted retroactively, which also results in a more accurate estimate. Note: After 2016 and as a result of the boom in new apartments, pre-contractual purchase transactions appear in the statistics of the Statistical Office with a delay of several months or even one or two years, after the tax on real estate transfers has taken, which leads to anomalies in the statistics. 2. The number of energy certificates issued; 3. Subjective assessment based on other Duna House Holding management information.

Please also note that DH-TE data cannot be used to define the volume of transactions traded by Duna House, or to estimate the trading profit of Duna House Holding or to draw related conclusions.

Mortgage forecasts: the figures published by Duna House Loan Center can mainly be used for quick trend forecasts; the National Bank of Hungary publishes the actual figures for the penultimate month at the beginning of each month.

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Biggest Hit for Queensland’s Small Residential Agency of the Year http://ablepropertyinspections.com/biggest-hit-for-queenslands-small-residential-agency-of-the-year/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 07:53:50 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/biggest-hit-for-queenslands-small-residential-agency-of-the-year/ Sunshine Coast agent Mark McGill is no stranger to real estate industry awards, but his latest accolade is by far the sweetest. On October 29, his boutique agency, The McGill Group, won the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s award for Small Residential Agency of the Year. A feat all the more impressive considering that Mr. […]]]>

Sunshine Coast agent Mark McGill is no stranger to real estate industry awards, but his latest accolade is by far the sweetest.

On October 29, his boutique agency, The McGill Group, won the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s award for Small Residential Agency of the Year.

A feat all the more impressive considering that Mr. McGill only launched the company, in partnership with the Agents Agency, just over two years ago.

Mr. McGill explained that although he has been named Salesperson of the Year nine times in his 13-year career and has won the prestigious title twice, this year’s victory was particularly significant.

“It recognized the effort of our team as a whole, including our commitment to customer service and was especially exciting as we are pretty much a brand new company.”

Small residential agency of the year wasn’t the only category in which the McGill Group was a finalist at the recent REIQ awards.

Mr. McGill received his 9e nomination as Seller of the Year, while property manager Holly Amon was a finalist in the Residential Property Manager of the Year category.

“We’re just a small company with a boutique rent book, so being recognized as one of the best of the best in the state this early in our working lives is important,” McGill said.

Mr McGill launched the brand in March 2020, just as Covid lockdowns were being implemented across Queensland.

But rather than seeing it as a deterrent, he saw it as an opportunity to lay the groundwork for his business from the start.

“I started in real estate during the global financial crisis and opened my own business during the height of Covid,” he said.

“Difficult markets do not scare me. Whenever it gets difficult, I see an opportunity.

When he opened the doors to his new brand, he was accompanied by a small team, including his sales assistant Alana Luchetta and Ms. Amon.

Together they worked in an industrial shed in the central Sunshine Coast suburb of Buderim.

Now that team has grown to nine, including four sales agents and additional property managers.

McGill noted that many of his team members are job-sharing working moms, and it’s this flexibility and inclusive culture that he hoped to bring to his own company.

“The main reason I started my own business was because I wanted to do things my way,” he explained.

“I wanted to be able to adapt and change as quickly as the market.”

McGill said he chose to join the Agency’s growing network of agents because it gave him the freedom to run his business the way he wanted, while allowing him to receive ongoing administrative support.

“It’s been fantastic,” he said, reflecting on the partnership so far.

“The accompaniment is sensational. They take care of the accounting, including paying my suppliers, payroll and trust accounting.

“The reality is that agents are normally qualified to sell properties, but not necessarily to run a business.

“Their support allows a skilled agent to run a business while focusing on what they do best.”

Mr. McGill also noted that his membership in the Agents Agency has allowed him to grow his business in revenue-generating areas, without having to hire additional administrative staff.

Agents’Agency chief executive Manos Findikakis said the award won by the McGill Group and the three nominations were a testament to the standard Mr McGill had set for his brand.

“He was looking to build a business that provided a great experience for his customers and this award recognizes that, Mr. Findikakis said.

“In the process, he has developed a phenomenal team and we are delighted to see them recognised.”

Mr. Findikakis said from the outset that it was clear that Mr. McGill had milestones he wanted to achieve within his own company.

“He worked tirelessly on the front of house and focused on his brand and his customers, while we were able to provide the back-end support to help him.

“And that’s exactly what we want.

“We are here to support agents in creating their own brand and their own business, with complete freedom and without restriction.

“We want to see them succeed in terms of lifestyle, financial reward, professionalism and well-deserved recognition.”

Mr Findikakis added that the entire network was delighted to see the McGill Group recognized by Queensland’s leading real estate body.

“A big part of what we offer is collaboration as a network of hundreds of agencies across the country.

“While Agents’Agency can provide the back-end support, you can’t ignore the power of having a network of people who collaborate and all want to see each other succeed.”

As for Mr McGill’s future plans for his business, he said a new office space was in the works, with the site yet to be revealed.

“Our staff have worked incredibly hard and they deserve a new home,” he said.

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Delton Fire Department investigates residential fire http://ablepropertyinspections.com/delton-fire-department-investigates-residential-fire/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 21:45:00 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/delton-fire-department-investigates-residential-fire/ MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Officials in Delton fought a fire Saturday evening that is still under investigation, the Lake Delton Police Department said in a statement. Officials say the Delton Fire Department, Dells-Delton Ambulance Service and Lake Delton PD were all dispatched just after 9 p.m. to report a residential fire on Parkway Drive. When […]]]>

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Officials in Delton fought a fire Saturday evening that is still under investigation, the Lake Delton Police Department said in a statement.

Officials say the Delton Fire Department, Dells-Delton Ambulance Service and Lake Delton PD were all dispatched just after 9 p.m. to report a residential fire on Parkway Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found the building “completely engulfed in flames”.

All of the building’s residents were out of the building before emergency crews arrived, and they were all attended to, Delton PD said.

The Delton Fire Department requested a response from the Mutual Aid Box alarm system to help fight the fire, which included assistance from the Kilbourn Fire Department, the Fire Department of Baraboo, Lyndon Station Fire Department, Reedsburg Area Fire Department, Baraboo Ambulance Service, Alliant Energy and the Salvation Army.

Authorities are still investigating the fire and its cause. NBC15 reached out to Lake Delton PD and asked if the house was a total loss, what the potential causes were and if the Red Cross was helping residents.

Click here to download the NBC15 News app or our NBC15 First Alert weather app.

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Triplexes are coming to your neighborhood, says the province http://ablepropertyinspections.com/triplexes-are-coming-to-your-neighborhood-says-the-province/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 13:20:46 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/triplexes-are-coming-to-your-neighborhood-says-the-province/ New provincial legislation aimed at rapidly increasing housing supply in Ontario will allow triplexes to be built on virtually all residential properties in Ottawa, potentially changing the character of some older neighborhoods. The More Homes Built Faster Act introduced Tuesday at Queen’s Park calls for sweeping changes to planning rules across Ontario, including an end […]]]>

New provincial legislation aimed at rapidly increasing housing supply in Ontario will allow triplexes to be built on virtually all residential properties in Ottawa, potentially changing the character of some older neighborhoods.

The More Homes Built Faster Act introduced Tuesday at Queen’s Park calls for sweeping changes to planning rules across Ontario, including an end to exclusionary single-family zoning, which means allowing up to three residential units on a single residential property anywhere in the city.

“We’re past the NIMBY stage, we’re not in ‘Not in My Backyard’ anymore,” Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark said.

“We’re at the point of BANANA, where it’s about ‘Building absolutely nothing anywhere near anyone’. We can’t keep doing the same things. We have to stop doing the things that aren’t working and start making the changes Ontarians need.

WATCH | The Minister announces the changes:

Ontario Housing Minister Announces Proposed Sweeping New Changes to Home Building Rules

There is ‘no silver bullet’ to deal with the province’s housing crisis, but Housing Minister Steve Clark said on Tuesday the government has a long-term plan to get more homes built as long as other governments would buy.

The exact details of these changes are something city staff and council members are still trying to figure out. The bill includes setting a target of new homes for cities – Ottawa’s is 151,000 by 2031 – and waiving a number of fees the municipality charges developers.

But one thing is clear: the province will allow up to three units on a single residential property, regardless of what individual municipal rules state.

Ottawa already allows homeowners to add a small apartment or shed to their home, but this raises the bar for densification.

The new rules mean that, without having to apply for a costly or time-consuming zoning change, a landlord would be allowed to add two apartments to their existing home, or a landlord could construct a new building containing three separate units.

Changing character of old neighborhoods

This will be a change for neighborhoods that currently only allow one detached single-family home on a lot, which is the case for a number of older communities in places like Orleans, Kanata South and Alta Vista.

Exclusionary zoning also applies to individual streets scattered throughout the city.

“I completely agree that Ottawa needs more housing,” the councilman said. Laura Dudas, who was re-elected this week in the new Orléans West-lnnes district.

“However, I believe it is paramount that we always respect [the] existing character of our neighbourhoods, particularly our long-established neighbourhoods, of which much of Ottawa is comprised.

It is essential that we always respect [the] existing character of our neighborhoods.– Advice. Laura Dudas

She said she’s concerned that streets in some older neighborhoods are too narrow to accommodate more density, which will cause problems around where residents pile up snow in the winter or park their cars if it’s there are no spaces provided in multi-unit residences.

She also worries that there appears to be little plan – or money – in provincial rules to provide additional infrastructure and amenities like parks.

She told CBC that it’s not necessarily that communities don’t want more density, but that they want it done right.

“It needs to be more surgical. It needs to be more thoughtful. It can’t just be carte blanche, let’s step it all up.”

Like many city officials, Dudas is still absorbing the details of the province’s vast housing bill. She fears, among other things, that it will destroy the character of many older parts of the city. (Francis Ferland/CBC)

She’s also concerned about the province’s plan to not allow any councilors or communities to participate in the site plan process — the final stage of an application — for developments under 10 units.

“At the end of the day, the province has a set goal, it has a program and good or bad, it will not be based on the characteristics of a community. [or] history,” Dudas said.

“It’s going to be mandated based on this legislation, which I don’t think is the right way to go. There’s an element of community consultation and input that is absolutely essential.”

Timing of new bill seems political

That the province announced the details of its new housing legislation the day after the municipal election was probably no coincidence.

“I have to imagine that the provincial government was looking to not make this an election issue and see a number of people elected to municipal councils in Ontario who would oppose these measures,” said the MP for Kitchissippi. Jeff Leiper, whose neighborhood has seen more intensification than any other in the city.

During the election campaign, a number of candidates, including mayor-elect Mark Sutcliffe, said they were against removing exclusive zoning for single-family homes.

Now the province is taking that decision out of the hands of council.

A man in a purple shirt talks to a reporter on a sunny day.
Sutcliffe said during the campaign that he was not in favor of removing zoning that protects single-family homes. The day after the election, the province introduced legislation to do just that. (Mateo Garcia-Tremblay/CBC)

Sutcliffe said CBC Ottawa News at 6 a.m. host Omar Debaghi-Pacheco that he is still considering the new legislation, which appears to have blindsided the city’s newly elected officials who were mostly focused on collecting their campaign signs on Tuesday, without delving into any legislation complex.

(It should also be noted that the province’s housing target for Ottawa over the next decade is 50% higher than Sutcliffe’s, which promised to build 100,000 new homes in 10 years. The province did not specify what, if any, consequences a city would face if it does not meet its new home threshold.)

How are we going to allow three units on a lot while presumably leaving room for trees?– Advice. Jeff Leiper

Leiper has long acknowledged that zoning for single-family homes is on the way out, but worries that the province’s plans don’t account for the extra roads, pipes and services that will be needed with the added density.

And he says it’s unclear exactly what role the city council will play in the development process, given the new housing bill.

“How are we going to allow three units on a piece of land while presumably preserving room for trees? Leiper asked.

“How are we going to allow three units on one lot while still providing private amenity space? There are a lot of question marks, but at this point in analyzing everyone today, I think cities are going to look different in parts of town that have looked the same for a very long time.”

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Latest Updates on the Russo-Ukrainian War – The Washington Post http://ablepropertyinspections.com/latest-updates-on-the-russo-ukrainian-war-the-washington-post/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:03:08 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/latest-updates-on-the-russo-ukrainian-war-the-washington-post/ The United States, Britain and France have dismissed as “transparently false” Russian claims that Ukraine is preparing to use a “dirty bomb” on its own territory, with the help of the West, calling these claims an attempt by Moscow to create a pretext for escalating the conflict. Monday marks the eighth month since Russia invaded […]]]>

The United States, Britain and France have dismissed as “transparently false” Russian claims that Ukraine is preparing to use a “dirty bomb” on its own territory, with the help of the West, calling these claims an attempt by Moscow to create a pretext for escalating the conflict. Monday marks the eighth month since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

“The world would see through any attempt to use this allegation as a pretext for escalation. We further reject any pretense of escalation by Russia, the foreign ministers of the three countries said in a joint statement. They vowed to continue supporting Ukraine in the face of Russia’s “brutal war of aggression”.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made the claims during a series of talks with senior defense officials on Sunday, offering no evidence to back up his claims about so-called dirty bombs – explosive weapons designed to disperse radioactive material widely. Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in 1994 in exchange for a guarantee from Russia that it would not attack Ukraine.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) confirmed Sunday evening that she will represent the United States this week at a summit of the Crimea Platform, a forum hosted by Ukraine and focused on the peninsula that Russia illegally annexed in 2014. She said that she and other leaders “will make an unequivocal statement of our solidarity with Ukraine in its struggle for freedom.”

Here is the latest news on the war and its ripple effects around the world.

  • In her Sunday night addressUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responds to Shoigu’s claims, accusing Russia of being behind this threat and other threats of “blackmail” against a nuclear power plant and a major hydroelectric dam. “If Russia calls and says Ukraine is supposed to prepare something, it means one thing: Russia has already prepared all this,” Zelensky said. Noting that Ukraine has given up its nuclear arsenal, he called on the world to “react in the toughest way possible” to punish Russia.
  • Shoigu’s goal during his series of calls with top defense officials was likely to “slow down or suspend Western military aid to Ukraine and possibly weaken the NATO alliance,” according to analysts at the Institute for the Study of War. Russia has repeatedly claimed since its invasion began in February that Western states would help Ukraine carry out a false flag attack using weapons of mass destruction. Russia’s latest claim is likely part of an ongoing disinformation campaign, the US think tank said.
  • Speaking at a peace conference in Rome, French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said Ukraine should decide the timing and terms of any peace deal with Russia, adding that peace cannot be “captured by Russian power” or “consecration of the law of the strongest”.
  • Russia is preparing to defend parts of the Donbass region it has invaded against any Ukrainian counter-offensiveBritish Ministry of Defense said. The ministry cited the leader of the Wagner Group, a network of mercenaries working with Russian forces in Ukraine, which claimed to be building trenches and anti-tank defenses in the eastern region of Luhansk.
  • Russian forces struck Mykolaiv on Sunday night with S-300 surface-to-air missiles, said Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych. Two residential buildings, a central heating line and a children’s playground were damaged, and a man was injured, but not seriously, Senkevych added.
  • Two pilots died on Sunday after a plane crashed in a residential building in Irkutsk, Siberia, during a training flight. Sunday’s crash was the second such incident in less than a week. Last Monday, a Russian Su-34 crashed into a nine-story residential building in Yeysk, opposite the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, killing more than a dozen people. No residents died in the latest incident, officials said.
  • Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry accused Russia of “deliberately delaying” its grain initiative, the agency said in a Facebook post on Sunday, saying the ports were operating at 25-30% capacity. Ismini Palla, UN spokesperson for the Black Sea Grain Initiative, said in a statement to the Washington Post that more than 150 vessels were waiting near Istanbul to move, and that the Joint Coordination Center – which has representatives of the United Nations, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine – “discuss ways to deal with the backlog”.
  • Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy after reporting that Republicans would likely oppose further aid to Ukraine if they win a House majority by midterm next month. “The idea that now Kevin McCarthy is going to make himself the leader of the pro-Putin wing of my party is just an amazing thing,” she said during a Sunday appearance on “Meet the Press,” making reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Cheney, whose criticism of the GOP contributed to his loss in the primary for his seat this year, also accused McCarthy (R-Calif.) of acting out of political self-interest.

4. From our correspondents

Cyprus, a paradise for Russian expatriates, welcomes technicians fleeing the war in Ukraine: Since late September, when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his order to enlist at least 300,000 troops to help him in his hesitant invasion of Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of Russians have crossed the borders.

Cyprus, a sunny little island in the Mediterranean divided by its own historic territorial dispute between Turks and Greeks, remains one of the last havens for Russians fleeing the uncertainty and catastrophe that Putin’s war in Ukraine has created at home. them, writes Post correspondent Mary Ilyushina from Larnaca, Cyprus.

IT people in particular started flocking here when Russian tanks started arriving in Ukraine in February, and so far the door remains open even as other jurisdictions deny Russian visitors entry. “We haven’t seen any signs of a turnaround in Cyprus politics,” said Oleg Reshetnikov, who moved to the island in 2014 and created CypRus_IT, a networking community for the thousands of Russian-speaking specialists.

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Hobart officials and landlord continue to challenge repairs to ‘uninhabitable’ building – Chicago Tribune http://ablepropertyinspections.com/hobart-officials-and-landlord-continue-to-challenge-repairs-to-uninhabitable-building-chicago-tribune/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 15:39:22 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/hobart-officials-and-landlord-continue-to-challenge-repairs-to-uninhabitable-building-chicago-tribune/ The City of Hobart continues to enforce a 10-point repair order it issued against a landlord whose construction the city condemned in July. Mayor Brian Snedecor offered Joseph Gore a compromise at Wednesday’s public works board meeting to meet with city officials and a licensed asbestos inspector at 215 East St. That way, the the […]]]>

The City of Hobart continues to enforce a 10-point repair order it issued against a landlord whose construction the city condemned in July.

Mayor Brian Snedecor offered Joseph Gore a compromise at Wednesday’s public works board meeting to meet with city officials and a licensed asbestos inspector at 215 East St. That way, the the licensed inspector would let it be known, as well as to municipal officials, to spot what, if anything, needs to be done regarding asbestos in the building; if nothing needs to be done, then the city will issue a permit to Gore’s contractor to begin electrical work on the 10-unit property, he said.

Attorney James Yannakopoulos, who appeared at the meeting with Gore’s attorney, Greg Bouwer, repeated Bouwer’s assertion that electricians would know how to stay away from areas where asbestos is suspected and that Gore benefits from acquired rights according to certain standards.

“At some point the bar just keeps going up,” Yannakopoulos said.

Hobart building official Karen Hansen said the city hadn’t changed anything to the 10-point list she gave Gore in August and there was more than electrical work Gore wanted to complete . She also wondered if what Gore and his lawyers weren’t completely saying was there was an asbestos problem.

“Why did Mr. Gore have someone fix the basement if he was already sure?” said Hansen.

Snedecor also reminded Gore and Yannakopoulos that the building’s HVAC cannot be “grandfathered” because it was completed illegally.

Hobart firefighters carried out a wellness check on an elderly woman who lived in a basement apartment in a century-old 11-unit building at 215 East St., just east of the city centre, some time after noon on July 11, city officials told the scene. Firefighters first discovered that the basement windows had been boarded up and sealed.

Firefighters later learned the woman had been moved out of the dwelling, officials said, but further investigation showed the building had, among other issues, standing water in the basement, leaks water in the main electrical box and out of the electrical outlets, and sewage from one unit bubbling up in the tub of another unit. City officials first posted bright yellow “Do Not Occupy” signs on gates that afternoon; the order to close it completely came the next day.

“Inspection of the building at 215 East Street, Hobart, Indiana, found numerous public safety violations, including but not limited to electrical issues, blocked exits, lighting signs/ inoperative outlets, water leaks, sewer backups, expired fire extinguishers, potential for asbestos and black mold, unsanitary living conditions, and lack of working smoke detectors, the order reads. “The condition of the building presents a clear and immediate danger of serious bodily harm.”

The city ordered Gore to appear at its July 20 public works meeting, where he told council he would appeal his decision and reappear Aug. 3 for a hearing, the Post-Tribune previously reported. At that time, City Attorney Heather McCarthy acknowledged that Gore had taken steps to come into compliance.

Gore initially made progress in remediating mold, but in August Karen Hansen, Hobart’s building manager, said she and Gore had discussed several other items needing repair that he had yet to supplied with contractors and estimates. Among the elements, Hansen said, were “the demolition of the basement down to the studs” and the removal of all debris; replace condemned basement windows; Replacement of HVAC on work that “was carried out illegally without a permit”; and the repair of sewage backups and water leaks in several apartments. At that time, the board gave Gore 60 days to submit a CVC estimate and told him to report back at its September 7 meeting for an update.

On September 7, work was then stalled due to a misunderstanding over whether electrical work should begin before or after the building was checked for asbestos, the Post-Tribune reported. Hansen told the public works board that of the 10 items discussed at the first public hearing on the matter on Aug. 3, only one — bringing in a mold remediation company and air testing the building — has been completed. Progress on other items, such as surface testing for mold and the results of those tests; air quality testing for apartment three; the hiring of an asbestos inspector; submit a quote for the scope of HVAC work; document sewage leaks; and allowing the construction department to come back to verify the work, were not submitted, she said.

Joseph Gore speaks to the Hobart Board of Public Works and Safety during their meeting in Hobart, Indiana on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. (Andy Lavalley for the Post-Tribune)

Although he was at the August 3 meeting, Gore’s attorney, Greg Bouwer, said he and his client never received the list. When it comes to asbestos, however, construction workers would know not to touch anything with asbestos, so Bouwer said they should be released from that obligation because “the law doesn’t require us to do anything that is”.

As for the HVAC system, Bouwer said Gore is “earmarked” in the remodel that former owner Jeff Greener did in 1996, so Gore isn’t responsible for updating it just because the city has determined that it is not up to code now. The city, however, has no record of a revoked permit for the HVAC system, Hansen said, including when Greener renovated it, so the city believes any work was done illegally.

“When you referenced being ‘acquired,’ do you still support that with no record of any work ever being done?” said Mayor Brian Snedecor.

Valparaiso attorneys Joseph Miyake and Anthony Ashford filed a lawsuit Oct. 10 against Gore and his rental company, Glenwood Properties LLC, on behalf of 18 of 24 tenants at 215 East St., court records show.

In it, the attorneys argue that Gore, 35 of Valparaiso, ‘owed a duty of care to the plaintiffs to ensure that ‘215 East St. was ‘maintained in a safe and habitable manner’ in accordance with, but without doing so. limit, to Indiana law. Gore, according to the lawsuit, failed and refused to keep and maintain the property “in a safe, clean and habitable condition; failed and refused to comply “with all health and housing codes applicable to rental premises”; and failed “to make every reasonable effort to maintain the common areas of a rental premises in a clean and proper condition” even after tenants brought issues to her attention and gave her time to resolve them.

The tenants, as a result, suffered “loss and damage to their personal property; loss of use of their leased premises; increased costs to repair and/or replace their personal property; increased costs related to the replacement of their leased premises; and other consequential damages,” the lawsuit read.

The tenants of the trial — Damien Albor; Tyler Cain; Tiffany Collins; Seth Hanna, Julie Martinez and their minor child; Marissa Morawska; Sierra Oswald; Julie Pemberton; Angela Ruiz; Jessica Smee; Cresiana Vasquez; Luis Vasquez; Timothy Wentz and Lorraine Guillen-Wentz; April Nelson and Sharon Wrenn – seek “all reasonable actual, compensatory, and/or consequential damages, recoverable punitive damages, recoverable pre- and post-judgment interest, recoverable attorneys’ fees and expenses, and any other relief fair and proper within the premises” on two counts, the lawsuit said. They are also asking for a jury trial.

Michelle L. Quinn is a freelance writer for the Post-Tribune.

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Russian commander admits ‘tense’ situation for his forces in Ukraine http://ablepropertyinspections.com/russian-commander-admits-tense-situation-for-his-forces-in-ukraine/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 00:43:00 +0000 http://ablepropertyinspections.com/russian-commander-admits-tense-situation-for-his-forces-in-ukraine/ Ukraine facing ‘critical’ power situation, official says Three dead in new strikes in Kyiv Zelenskiy accuses Russia of targeting civilians Moscow says it is hitting infrastructure The new Russian commander recognizes the difficulties KYIV/MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The new commander of Russian forces in Ukraine has made a rare acknowledgment of the pressures […]]]>
  • Ukraine facing ‘critical’ power situation, official says
  • Three dead in new strikes in Kyiv
  • Zelenskiy accuses Russia of targeting civilians
  • Moscow says it is hitting infrastructure
  • The new Russian commander recognizes the difficulties

KYIV/MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The new commander of Russian forces in Ukraine has made a rare acknowledgment of the pressures they are under as a result of Ukrainian offensives to retake southern and eastern regions that Moscow claims having annexed only a few weeks ago.

And in another sign of Russian concern over the situation on the ground eight months after its invasion, the Kremlin-installed leader of the southern strategic region of Kherson on Tuesday announced an “organized and gradual relocation” of civilians from four towns on the Dnipro river. .

Russian forces in Kherson have been pushed back 20 to 30 km (13 to 20 miles) in recent weeks and risk being pinned against the west bank of the 2,200 km (1,367 mile) Dnipro. river that crosses Ukraine.

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“The situation in the ‘special military operation’ area can be described as tense,” Sergei Surovikin, a Russian air force general appointed this month to take charge, told the outlet. public information Rossiya 24.

On Kherson, Surovikin said: “The situation in this region is difficult. The enemy is deliberately striking infrastructure and residential buildings in Kherson.”

Ukraine and Russia have denied targeting civilians, although Kyiv has accused Moscow forces of war crimes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered what he calls a “special military operation” on February 24 because he said he wanted to ensure Russian security and protect Russian speakers in Ukraine. Ukraine and its allies accuse Moscow of an unprovoked war to seize territory from its pro-Western neighbor.

CONTINUOUS ATTACK

Russian troop positions in Kupyansk and Lyman in eastern Ukraine and in the area between Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih in Kherson province were cited by Surovikin as being under continuous attack.

He appeared to admit that there was a danger that Ukrainian forces would advance towards the town of Kherson, which lies near the mouth of the Dnipro on the western bank, and that it has been difficult for Russia to resupply since. east because the main bridge over the Dnipro was badly damaged by Ukrainian shelling.

Russia captured the city largely unopposed in the early days of the invasion, and it remains the only major Ukrainian city that Moscow’s forces have seized intact.

Kherson is one of four partially occupied Ukrainian provinces that Russia claims to have annexed, and arguably the most strategically important. It controls both the only land route to the Crimean peninsula which Russia seized in 2014, and the mouth of the Dnipro.

After holding referendums in September that Ukraine and its allies deemed illegal and coercive, Putin proclaimed the annexations of the eastern border provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk – together forming a major industrial region known as Donbas – as well as Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the south.

Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed Kherson region chief, said the risk of attack by Ukrainian forces led to the decision to evacuate some civilians from four towns.

“The Ukrainian side is building up forces for a full-scale offensive,” Saldo said in a video statement. The Russian army was preparing to repel the offensive, he said, and “where the army operates, there is no place for civilians. Let the Russian army do its job”.

Surovikin has been dubbed “General Armageddon” in the Russian media after serving in Syria and Chechnya, where his forces reduced cities to rubble in a brutal but effective scorched-earth policy against his enemies.

His appointment was quickly followed on October 10 by the largest wave of missile strikes against Ukraine since the start of the war.

RAIN OF MISSILE, DRONES

Putin launched the airstrikes using missiles and drones in revenge for an explosion that damaged the Russian bridge to Crimea. The Kyiv government did not claim responsibility for the attack but celebrated the destruction of what it considers a military target used to transport weapons and troops.

Ukraine has invited UN experts to inspect what it says are downed drones of Iranian origin used by Russia to attack Ukrainian targets, in violation of a UN Security Council resolution that approved the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Russia’s reliance on Iranian-made drones to attack Ukrainian targets exposes Russia to military bankruptcy, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asserted in his Tuesday night video address.

He said that after decades of funding the Soviet and post-Soviet defense industry, “in the end, they bowed to Tehran in order to secure pretty simple drones and missiles.

Ukraine accuses Russia of using Iranian-made “Shahed-136 suicide drones”, which fly towards their target and explode. Iran denies providing them and on Tuesday the Kremlin also denied using them.

However, two senior Iranian officials and two Iranian diplomats told Reuters that Tehran had promised to provide Russia with more drones as well as surface-to-surface missiles.

In the north of the capital Kyiv, Russia has rained more missiles on infrastructure in what Ukraine and the West are calling a campaign of intimidation of civilians.

Russia destroyed nearly a third of Ukraine’s power plants last week, Zelenskiy said. Russia has targeted more than 10 regions in the past 24 hours, Zelenskiy said in his video address. He urged Ukrainians to reduce their electricity consumption in the evening.

Missiles struck power stations in Kyiv and elsewhere on Tuesday, causing power outages and cutting off water supplies. A day earlier, Russia sent swarms of drones to attack infrastructure in Kyiv and other cities, killing at least five people.

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Reports from Reuters offices; Written by Andrew Osborn and Gareth Jones; Editing by Philippa Fletcher, Peter Graff and Rosalba O’Brien

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