Vermont Median Real Estate Prices Slipped In Early WinterMONTPELIER Median prices of single-family homes in Vermont fell a bit in late fall and early winter compared to a year earlier, though the decreases were much less than were seen in many other states, according to the April – May issue of Vermont Property Owners Report. The slight dip came after several years of declining sales volume in Vermont.The median price of single-family primary homes processed by the Vermont Tax Department in the November 2007 through February 2008 period $204,400 was 2.6% lower than in the same time period a year earlier, and 6.6% lower than in the May to August period last summer, the newsletter said.The median price was particularly low in December, then rose above $200,000 again in January and February. Data for sales processed in March indicates the median price has remained level, though this is a time of year when there are relatively few sales processed by the state.The early winter decline in the Vermont median sales price was not as large as occurred elsewhere, partly because Vermont has had less subprime mortgage lending and foreclosure activity than other states. According to the Case-Schiller index of existing-home prices in 20 large cities nationwide, home values in January 2008 were 10.7% lower than in January 2007. In Miami, FL, housing values dropped 19.3% over the same time period.Median prices for single-family homes in Vermont have been rising for many years, but the rate of increase slowed in recent years as sales volume dropped off. In 2004, there were 8,388 single-family primary home sales processed by the state; by 2007, that number dropped to 5,586, a 33% decline.The overall real estate sales volume continued to fall in recent months. In the November 2007 to February 2008 period, the number of property transfer tax returns submitted to the state fell 21.4% from the same time a year earlier. Property transfer tax revenues were off 26.5%.Heavy snows and a falling stock market may have aggravated the late fall and early winter slowdown in real estate activity here. Vermont real estate brokers are optimistic that sales will pick up this spring and summer, since the inventory of properties for sale has grown, sellers are more realistic about asking prices, and there may be some pent-up demand for housing. But increasing talk of a national recession, along with tighter mortgage lending standards, could pose obstacles for real estate sales in the near term.(Vermont Property Owners Report is a Montpelier-based subscription newsletter, founded in 1986, about Vermont and Vermont real estate. For more information, go to www.vermontrealestatetoday.com(link is external), or call 802-229-2433.)###
New Delhi: Asia Cup 2018 began in some fashion as the runners up of the 2016 edition – Bangladesh- won the tournament opener against Sri Lanka comfortably by 137 runs as Mushfiqur Rahim stole the show with his brilliant 144-run knock in 150 balls. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga also made a magical comeback to the Lions’ side as he scalped four wickets in the Asia Cup 2018 opener in Dubai on Saturday, however, it was not enough to save his side from an embarrassing outing in their campaign opener.Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim smashed his career-best of 144 in just 150 balls with four maximums and 11 boundaries. This was his sixth ODI hundred as Bangladesh’s score counted at 262 – all out in 49.3 overs after electing to bat first after winning the toss.ALSO READ: Kolkata Fire Live Updates: Massive fire at Bagri Market of Canning Street, 30 fire engines present on spotBowling first, Sri Lanka had a bright start as Lasith Malinga showed why he is still a force to reckon with as he took 4/23 in his comeback match. Malinga’s last ODI was against India in September 2017.Apart from the brilliant Mushfiqur Rahin (144), Mohammed Mithun was the pick of the batsmen for Bangladesh as he scored a handy 63 to assist the skipper.Chasing 262, Sri Lanka suffered a humiliating batting collapse as they were bundled out for a mere 124 runs in 35.2 overs. This was also Sri Lanka’s lowest ODI score against Bangladesh.ALSO READ: Petrol, diesel prices shoot up again; Check September 16 rates hereThe highest partnership for the out-of-form Sri Lanka was just 27 runs for the eighth wicket.Tamim Iqbal, who suffered a broken wrist at the start of the Bangladesh innings, will be remembered for a long time for his heroic act as he came out to bat with his injury at the far end of the innings and that enabled Mushfiqur to slog a few during the final overs. Once Mustafizur was out, Tamim removed his hand-cast and came out in order to allow his partner to play the final three overs.However, Tamim has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a broken wrist and a replacement could be announced soon.ALSO READ: India vs Pakistan Special Contest – Join now and win exciting prizes!Brief Scores:Bangladesh: 261 all out in 49.3 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 144, Mohammad Mithun 63; Lasith Malinga 4/23, Dhananjaya de Silva 2/38).Sri Lanka: 124 all out in 35.2 overs (Dilruwan Perera 29; Mashrafe Mortaza 2/25, Mustafizur Rahman 2/20, Mehidy Hasan 2/21). For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | KickerAmong the big fallers are the Bills (vs. Patriots), Browns (@ Ravens), and Packers (vs. Eagles), though the latter is still in play because of the Thursday home factor. WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endThe two bye-week teams, the 49ers and Jets, will both be missed but for different reasons. The Jets are a great team to stream defenses against, while the 49ers have been a fairly reliable starting option this year (and also not a bad team to stream D/STs against). Ultimately, though, that’s not the reason these rankings seem boring. We go with what the numbers tell us, and this week, it looks like there’s little reason to reach for a surprise sleeper. WEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsReminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for updates and analysis! Some weeks are full of waiver wire streamers and sleepers in the top 12 of our fantasy defense rankings. Week 4 isn’t one of those weeks. No, this is a week where all the lazy owners who just looked at preseason rankings, drafted a “top-12” D/ST, and have been too scared to make a roster move are going to feel like kings. The matchups favor the old classics. That’s not to say the top 12 is devoid of potential streamers. Washington (@ Giants) should have some value, while the Colts (vs. Raiders) and Texans (vs. Panthers) are in fairly good spots and available in many leagues. Pittsburgh (vs. Bengals) and Denver (vs. Jaguars) have also been dropped in quite a few leagues and have upside this week. WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 4 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defense1New England Patriots @ Bills. The Patriots defense still hasn’t allowed a touchdown this year, and while some favorable matchups have helped, that’s still pretty incredible. Buffalo has turned it over multiple times in two of three games (and allowed a five-sack game in the other), so New England should once again pay off. 2Los Angeles Chargers @ Dolphins. Miami has allowed at least three sacks in every game and turned it over eight times on the season. On the plus side, it is averaging 5.3 points per game, so…wait, that’s terrible, too. Even the Chargers, who haven’t done much this year (four sacks, three takeaways), are a must-start this week. 3Los Angeles Rams vs. Buccaneers. The Rams have been good for multiple sacks and at least one takeaway in every week this year. Overall, they’ve been a little disappointing, but given Jameis Winston’s sloppiness, L.A. has major upside here back at home. The Bucs have allowed at least three sacks in every game and have turned it over five times on the season. 4Chicago Bears vs. Vikings. Minnesota (and specifically Kirk Cousins) really struggled in Week 2 against the Packers, but it didn’t allow anything to the Falcons in Week 1 or the Raiders in Week 3. One thing to note is that Weeks 1 and 3 were at home and Week 2 was on the road. Minnesota returns to the road against one of the league’s most talented defenses this week, so we expect a return of Cousins’ struggles. 5Minnesota Vikings @ Bears. The Vikings defense has been solid this year, recording 10 sacks and six takeaways while allowing an average of 15.7 points per game. Chicago has struggled to move the ball this year, so if nothing else, Minnesota will keep the score low and record some sacks. 6Jacksonville Jaguars @ Broncos. After getting torn up by the Chiefs in Week 1 (no shame in that), the Jaguars defense has looked close to its 2017 form, recording 13 sacks and allowing 20 total points over the past two games. However, that’s come with just one takeaway, and the Jags are yet to record an INT all season. Joe Flacco has thrown three INTs (and taken eight sacks) over the past two games, so this one sets up well for Sacksonville, even on the road. 7Washington Redskins @ Giants. Daniel Jones was the talk of Week 3, but even in his impressive performance, he took five sacks and lost two fumbles. With no Saquon Barkley, the Giants offense will be easier to prepare for, and you know Jones will throw INTs at some point. Washington disappointed in tough matchups in Weeks 1 and 2 (Philadelphia, Dallas), but it had a respectable three sacks and a takeaway on Monday night against Chicago. This is still a talented defense that can put up fantasy points in this matchup.8Green Bay Packers vs. Eagles. The Eagles have allowed six sacks and turned it over five times the past two games, and with their banged-up receiving corps, their offensive upside seems limited. Going on the road for a Thursday night game isn’t a great remedy for those woes, either. Green Bay has recorded 11 sacks (five in Week 1, six in Week 3) and produced eight takeaways, so you know it can take advantage of a struggling offense.9Seattle Seahawks @ Cardinals. After a solid Week 1, Seattle has done nothing despite fairly favorable matchups the past two weeks (one sack, two takeaways, 53 points allowed). Now on the road, we might be too high on the Seahawks here, but Arizona allows sacks (5.3 per game), which is one thing Seattle should be able to take advantage of. If it can apply pressure like it did against the Bengals in Week 1 (five sacks), Seattle can force some turnovers. 10Indianapolis Colts vs. Raiders. Oakland has allowed seven sacks and turned it over three times while scoring 24 points the past two weeks. Indianapolis is a different defense without Darius Leonard (concussion), as we saw last week when it failed to record a sack and allowed 24 points to the Falcons, but as long as he’s back, the Colts should apply the pressure that saw them record four sacks in both Weeks 1 and 2.11Houston Texans vs. Panthers. Kyle Allen breathed life into Carolina’s offense last week, but he’s still an inexperienced QB who will be making a second straight road start. Houston has picked it up lately, averaging 4.5 sacks and a fumble recovery over the past two games. They should get after Allen and take him down a few times (Carolina’s averaging 2.7 sacks allowed) and force a few turnovers.12Baltimore Ravens vs. Browns. Baker Mayfield has taken at least three sacks and thrown at least one INT in every game this year, and Baltimore took advantage of favorable matchups against Miami and Arizona in Weeks 1 and 2, posting six sacks and three takeaways while allowing 13.5 points per game. The Browns have more firepower than those teams, but this game sets up similarly, so expect the Ravens to do well.13Denver Broncos vs. Jaguars. This one is mostly a “Law of Averages” ranking. Denver hasn’t recorded a sack or takeaway in three games. On the other side, rookie QB Gardner Minshew II has looked like a seasoned vet for the Jaguars, only getting sacked five times and throwing one INT despite a surprise relief appearance, a road start in a noisy dome, and a short-rest Thursday game. It’s tough to feel confident about starting the Broncos, but how can a defense with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb not apply some QB pressure? How can a rookie continue to avoid mistakes? Given Denver’s significant home-field advantage, we think the narratives start to change here.14Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Bengals. Andy Dalton in a road prime-time game? Sign us up. In 20 career evening games, Dalton has a noticeably lower completion percentage (58.6) and QB rating (80.3) than in normal afternoon matchups. His 26:15 TD-to-INT ratio also leaves a lot to be desired. Minkah Fitzpatrick provided an instant spark for the Steelers defense last week, and its five takeaways showed it can still produce in the right matchups.15Dallas Cowboys @ Saints. Dallas has been a disappointment this year, but it did manage to finally do at least a little something in a favorable matchup, recording three sacks and a takeaway while allowing just six points to the Dolphins. Teddy Bridgewater looked competent enough in a tough road environment, avoiding sacks and INTs, and back at home, you would think he would be even more comfortable. We still think the Cowboys have enough talent on defense and Bridgewater is shaky enough that things could turn here. 16Carolina Panthers @ Texans. Carolina just recorded eight sacks and Houston is known for its leaky offensive line (12 sacks allowed this year), so there’s real sleeper potential with the Panthers this week. 17Atlanta Falcons vs. Titans.18Kansas City Chiefs @ Lions.19Tennessee Titans @ Falcons.20Cincinnati Bengals @ Steelers.21Philadelphia Eagles @ Packers.22New Orleans Saints vs. Cowboys.23Cleveland Browns @ Ravens.24Buffalo Bills vs. Patriots.25Arizona Cardinals vs. Seahawks.26New York Giants vs. Redskins.27Oakland Raiders @ Colts28Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Rams.29Detroit Lions vs. Chiefs.30Miami Dolphins vs. Chargers.
Snapchat sensation Chelsea Ferguson will be appearing at Voodoo Venue next Wednesday night.Snapchat sensation Chelsea Ferguson who had millions of followers on her account before it was suspended by Snapchat is to appear at the ‘BACK TO COLLEGE’ party at Voodoo Venue next Wednesday night.Glamour model Ferguson has become a household name in the UK after building up millions of followers via Snapchat and Twitter.However, the images ‘SedgyFergo’ was sending on Snapchat were deemed to be of a pornographic nature by management at Snapchat, and they took the decision to delete her account. Ferguson has since secured major modelling contracts at the expense of the controversy and her stock as a glamour model is continuing to rise all the time.She has been romantically linked to a whole host of celebrities including One Direction star Harry Styles.The meet and greet will take place on Wednesday 28th of January and a large crowd are expected to attend the event.Admission is €10 and there will be four DJ’s on rotation all night it promises to be a cracking night’s entertainment. So don’t miss the BACK TO COLLEGE PARTY next Wednesday at Voodoo Venue.SNAPCHAT SENSATION CHELSEA FERGUSON TO VISIT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Chelsea FergusonEntertainmentGlamour Modelhome-page featuresnewsSnapchatVoodoo Venue