Supplies for people affected by Hurricane Ian continue to roll in at Northeast Florida medical clinics
As Millennium Physician Group continues to collect vital supplies to send to Southwest Florida following Hurricane Ian, staff members now say they’ve gotten more goods than they can imagine.
Nassau County sheriff: 54 arrests made, hundreds of pounds of drugs seized in ‘Operation: Heavyweights’
A monthslong, multi-agency investigation named “Operation: Heavyweights” has resulted in 54 arrests and the seizure of hundreds of pounds of illegal narcotics, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper announced Tuesday.
Nassau County schools 1 mil property tax referendum
Nassau County voters will be asked whether or not to approve a 1 mill increase in property taxes to raise money to attract and retain high-quality teachers and staff, and enhance art, athletics, safety and security for students. If approved, the county expects it would raise $13.7 million each year.
Nassau County storm surge expected to be at worst early Friday morning
Nassau County Emergency Management’s director on Thursday again warned residents in low-lying neighborhoods of the storm surge from Ian, and that the impacts would be the worst -- especially in coastal regions -- around midnight Friday.
Yulee Middle School student who threatened to ‘shoot up the school’ charged with stalking, cyberstalking: deputies
A 12-year-old boy was arrested on charges of cyberstalking Friday after he made repeated comments threatening violence at his school, according to a report from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
Positively JAX: All 10 beagles from mass-breeding facility have been pre-adopted, Nassau Humane says
NHS sent an update on Friday saying all 10 of the 7-month-old male beagles had been pre-adopted -- within the first hour of them becoming available on Friday -- which just happened to be National Dog Day!
Yearslong investigation into reported assault, kidnaping leads to arrest of registered sexual predator, deputies say
A 2019 investigation into a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault has led to the capture of a man that the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office identified as a suspect in two other sexual assault cases.
Custody dispute over 1-year-old child sparked Christmas Day shooting of Long Island parents by their bodybuilder son: cops
A Christmas morning custody fight sparked a Brooklyn bodybuilder to shoot his wealthy parents, emptying his weapon before beating his wounded dad with the gun inside the family’s Long Island mansion, according to Nassau County police. Dino Tomassetti, 29, was due for arraignment Wednesday on charges of attempted murder after a New Jersey extradition hearing sent the suspect back to Long ...news.yahoo.com
Christmas morning shooting just the latest drama for wealthy Long Island family with ties to corruption
The Christmas Day shooting of a fabulously wealthy Long Island couple by their hulking bodybuilder son is only the latest chapter in the saga of a family whose lives would check all the boxes for a reality cable TV show. There’s the hardworking, company-owning husband, the trophy wife matron of the house, their go-his-own-way son who strayed far from the family business, and the stately Nassau ...news.yahoo.com
Why Republicans Won in a New York County Where Democrats Outnumber Them
It wasn’t the high taxes in Nassau County, or the recent changes to New York’s bail laws that drove Lizette Sonsini, a former Democrat, to vote Republican this year. Her reasons were more overarching. “I don’t like the president, and the Democrats are spending too much money on things like infrastructure, when really we need politicians who are going to bring more money back into this country,” said Sonsini, 56, of Great Neck. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times “Maybe ifnews.yahoo.com
Bidding wars are off the charts, as home listings fall to a record low
Presidents Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the spring housing market, but if you're looking to get in this year, hold onto your wallet. Bidding wars are off the charts, even as home prices are rising rapidly. About 40% of potential buyers cited that in a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. Well over half of all buyers, 56%, faced bidding wars on their offers in January, according to a Redfin survey. "With so few new listings hitting the market, I expect bidding wars to become more common and involve even more potential buyers as we head into the spring homebuying season," said Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin.cnbc.com
Homeowners and buyers are the real winners in this election
"Interest rates dropped to another record low this week ... because of uncertainty around the election results," said George Ratiu, senior economist at realtor.com. Volatility surrounding the 2020 presidential election has helped push mortgage rates to their 12th record low this year, giving both homeowners and buyers a boost. Mortgage rates follow loosely the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury. For homebuyers, consistently low rates over the past several months, and the almost weekly prospect of rates falling even lower, have only fueled already strong demand. In Denver, for example, record low inventory of less than a one-month supply pushed prices to yet another record high.cnbc.com
Mortgage rates set yet another record low, but applications fall
Borrowers are clearly used to hearing that mortgage rates set another record low because last week's dip did nothing to spur mortgage demand. The volume of applications for mortgages decreased 0.7% for the week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. The new record low was also such a tiny move that it clearly had little impact. Housing demand continues to be incredibly strong, driven by record low interest rates and a pandemic-induced need to nest in larger homes with space for work and schooling. Mortgage rates didn't move much at all to start this week and have little incentive to make any move right now since no major economic reports are imminent.cnbc.com
Homes sold two weeks faster in September due to unusual surge in demand
In the first read on September demand, homes sold 12 days faster than they did a year ago, according to realtor.com. Homes usually sell 25% faster in September than at the start of the year, but this year they sold 39% faster. Regionally, properties in the Northeast spent 13 fewer days on the market than last year, while those in the South sold 11 days faster. In the Midwest it took nine fewer days to sell a home and seven fewer in the West. In the 50 largest metropolitan housing markets, the typical home sold in 44 days, 10 days faster than last year.cnbc.com
Home prices rose 4.8% in July, according to Case-Shiller index
Nationally, home values rose 4.8% annually, up from a 4.3% gain in June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index. The 20-City Composite rose 3.9% annually, up from 3.5% in June. Phoenix prices rose 9.2%, followed by Seattle with a 7% increase and Charlotte with a 6% increase. "In previous months, we've noted that a trend of accelerating increases in the National Composite Index began in August 2019. This index is actually a three-month running average, so it incorporates prices from May, June and July.cnbc.com
Coronavirus pandemic fuels affordability crisis for homebuyers
Fierce competition for a limited supply of homes for sale has caused a surge in prices. Now, potential buyers, some fleeing urban areas hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, are facing a national affordability crisis. Home prices are rising faster than incomes there, but for now at least, homes are still affordable. As homebuying becomes less affordable, buyers are getting by with a little help from friends and family. About 59% of millennial homebuyers are receiving help with their mortgage down payment according to a recent report from Lending Tree.cnbc.com
Masks donated by Apple and Facebook for health workers were stockpiled after wildfire regulations
The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11. When large tech companies including Apple and Facebook announced this week that they'd be donating stockpiles of protective masks to health workers around the world, some people may have wondered why they had them in the first place. Masks are in short supply around the world as the coronavirus spreads and threatens to overwhelm health systems in the U.S. Apple said it is donating 9 million protective masks and other equipment to health workers in the U.S. and Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told health workers last week that they can use homemade masks "in settings where facemasks are not available."cnbc.com
83 New York residents placed in self-quarantine after returning from coronavirus-stricken China
People wear medical masks as a precaution against coronavirus, walking around the in the streets of New York, United States on January 30, 2020. Nassau County health officials said Wednesday that they have placed 83 Americans who recently returned to New York from China in self-quarantine due to concerns they were exposed to the new coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified local officials that a plane was carrying Nassau County residents with "potential exposure" to the virus, Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein told reporters. Potential exposure, in this case, means that they had traveled to China in the past 14 days. He added that because "almost all" of the returnees are Nassau County residents, "in most cases" they are voluntarily quarantined at home.cnbc.com