Watch now: Bloomington gets $2.3 million grant to remove lead in homes | Politics

Renner told a story about the time he heard from a constituent whose child tested dangerously high during a blood test for lead and hazardous materials. 

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“This is a big deal,” Renner said to The Pantagraph after the press conference Wednesday. “This will help our families here in Bloomington.”

City Planner Katie Simpson said they already have a plan for how the funds could be distributed, which includes training for contractors, testing the units, remediation, advertising and education. 

There is also money in the grant allotted for relocation. Families can be relocated while the city conducts the lead abatements.

Jennifer Toney, the city’s grant coordinator, said families can apply to have their homes tested. Homeowners can also self-refer into the program. Toney said the program is income-based, meaning they would have to be at 80% or below of the area

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Despite Politics and Coronavirus, Hong Kong’s Enduring Love Affair With Real Estate | World News

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is showing that its affinity for real estate has been unaffected by a year of anti-government protests and concerns over the coronavirus, with a large housing project launched this month registering the highest response in over two decades.

When the Pavilia Farm development in the New Territories district opened for subscription, eager buyers stocked up on food and water as they prepared for a long wait at the end of a snaking queue where signs read: “Expected waiting time: 8 hours.”

The project, attractively priced and close to the busy Kowloon district, received close to 23,000 subscriptions for its first 391 units. When completed in late 2022 it will have 3,000 apartments.

All 391 units were sold, the developer said on Sunday night, adding more units would be launched soon.

Realtors said the take-up at Pavilia was the strongest in more than 20 years

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Despite politics and coronavirus, Hong Kong’s enduring love affair with real estate

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is showing that its affinity for real estate has been unaffected by a year of anti-government protests and concerns over the coronavirus, with a large housing project launched this month registering the highest response in over two decades.

Prospective buyers wearing protective masks wait in line outside the sales office for the Pavilia Farm project by New World Development, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

When the Pavilia Farm development in the New Territories district opened for subscription, eager buyers stocked up on food and water as they prepared for a long wait at the end of a snaking queue where signs read: “Expected waiting time: 8 hours.”

The project, attractively priced and close to the busy Kowloon district, received close to 23,000 subscriptions for its first 391 units. When completed in late 2022 it

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A Logical Guess: 3 Ways, Politics, May Influence Real Estate, In The Near – Term

One of the greatest, unknowns, throughout recent history, is being able to predict, and/ or determine, whether we will experience a buyers, sellers, and/ or, neutral real estate market, and, accurately, predicting, the anticipated duration! There are many factors, scenarios, perceptions, economic (local, regional, national, and international) occurrences, etc, which impact, real estate’s performance, and, thus, its pricing trends. One of these factors, which is often ignored (and/ or, taken for – granted), is politics. Regardless of one’s personal, political preferences, and/ or, perceptions, focuses, beliefs, etc, there should be very little doubt, today’s politics, will, almost always, have some sort of effect, on how real estate performs, etc. With that in mind, this article will attempt to consider, examine, review, and discuss, 3 ways, present – day politics, impacts the near – term performance of real estate.

1. Interest rates; mortgage rates: Interest rates, generally, fluctuate, over – time! … Read More