The Most Affordable Markets for Techies

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Technology 2019-09-27 Mike Albanese Share Save The Most Affordable Markets for Techies Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Mortgage Cadence, and More Next: Breaking Down the Homebuying Process Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Most Affordable Markets for Techies Silicon Valley and California has long been heralded as the epicenter of the tech world. However, a new report by realtor.com shows there is more life in the tech world than living in Silicon Valley. Realtor.com listed the best tech markets outside of California, and found Huntsville, Alabama, to be the best affordable tech-metro in the nation. The median-home price as of July was $315,000, but within San Francisco limits, realtor.com reports most will pay $1.43 million. San Jose’s median-home prices come in at $994,000. Information from Glassdoor, though, find that average information technology worker makes $80,512 annually. Realtor.com states a 20$ down payment is roughly four times the annual income. “Silicon Valley’s extremely low unemployment rate—due to the abundance of tech jobs there—has caused housing costs to skyrocket,” says David Armendariz, general manager of the technology division for recruitment firm Lucas Group.The average home in Huntsville, though, costs just $266,256. Huntsville is also home to the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. government’s civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center.A study by the information technology association CompTIA, IT workers in the market make an average of $91,998, and the number of IT jobs is expected to grow by 4% over the next five years. Dallas and its median-home price of $349,950 came in at No. 2. Midlothian, which is located 25 miles south of Dallas, is home to Google’s 375-acre call center. Demand for IT jobs in Dallas is expected to grow 10% over the next five years. Following those two markets were, Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Realtor.com states that Austin has been dubbed “mini Silicon Valley,” as it is home the fifth-largest share of IT jobs in the country. Companies such as Dell Computer, IBM, Amazon, and Apple all have offices in Texas’ capital.  Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago September 27, 2019 1,087 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Technology  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Libertad town rolls out measures vs COVID-19

first_imgTen candidatesrepresented their respective villages in the search that was held at the townplaza. Libertad MayorMary Jean Te said that 12 faucets were installed for the preparation of thetown’s Banigan Festival that was supposed to start on March 13.  “Banig weavingsince time immemorial had been the source of living of the people in Libertadthat is why our festival had been named after it,” Te said. Since thecountry raised Code Red (Sub-level 2) due to the COVID-19 threat, the municipalgovernment of Libertad decided to hold one event only of the Banigan Festivalon March 13. “The faucetswill remain until such time that there will be no more threat of Covid-19,” sheadded. “We had faucetsset up since last week in preparation for the influx of the spectators whowould witness the Banigan Festival,” the mayor said. “We will justhave one event tonight which is the Search for Miss Banigan Festival since thecontestants are already prepared with their gowns,” she said. SAN JOSE,Antique – The town of Libertad, Antique has created a preventive measureagainst the spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) by putting up faucetsand placing anti-bacterial soaps in the washing areas of its town hall andaround its plaza. Te added thatall the other activities of the Baningan Festival slated March 13-15 hadalready been canceled.(With a report fromPNA/PN) The gowns of thecontestants were made of the abundant raw material called banig, or palm leaves that were hand-woven. Banig is the town’s major livelihood. With theavailability of the hand washing facility, residents and guests would beencouraged to practice proper hand hygiene.last_img read more

LA Dodger bats held in check by Miami Marlins’ Jose Urena

first_img“He didn’t leave anything over the middle of the plate,” Reddick said. “His changeup was good, similar to his fastball. … It was just his day.”Monday is actually Urena’s day – his birthday. But he finished strong as a 24-year-old.The Dodgers hit just one ball out of the infield in the first three innings against Urena and struck out three times before Joc Pederson’s single up the middle ended the right-hander’s perfect string. They had two more hits in the seventh inning before a double play ended that modest threat.Urena retired the Dodgers on 15 pitches or fewer in each of the first seven innings and went into the ninth having thrown just 95 in all. He didn’t walk a batter but struck out only four.“I think today we wanted to be aggressive offensively,” Roberts said. “Bill Miller’s a very good umpire. He has traditionally a little bigger zone. So I think for us, with a guy that’s got some wipeout stuff, you want to get a pitch you can handle.“I thought we got pitches we could hit and took good swings on them but they just didn’t fall.”Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was almost as good the first time through the Marlins’ lineup. Maeda gave up a leadoff single to Dee Gordon, erased him when Ichiro Suzuki bounced a double-play grounder back to the mound and didn’t give up another hit until the fourth inning.Things went downhill from there. Maeda gave up consecutive singles to Suzuki, Martin Prado and Christian Yelich to produce one run. Another scored on Justin Bour’ sacrifice fly.The Marlins added another unearned run in the sixth inning. The Dodgers came into the game tied for the fewest errors allowed in the majors this season but kicked Yelich’s single to right field around for two errors (one by Reddick and another on a throw by shortstop Corey Seager), allowing a run to score.“I thought he pitched well enough to win,” Roberts said of Maeda.At a point in the season when the more taxing major-league schedule should be taking its toll on Maeda in his first season since coming over from Japan, he is 6-2 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and .228 opponents’ batting average in his past nine starts, the lone constant in the Dodgers’ rotation during that time.“I feel good,” said Maeda (who leads the Dodgers in starts made and innings pitched) through his interpreter. “I don’t know if you’re going to believe me when I say this. But I do feel much better now than I did in April.” MIAMI >> The Dodgers were on the wrong side of history for a while again Sunday.One day after Dave Roberts ended Rich Hill’s perfect-game bid by pulling him after seven innings, Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Urena retired the first 14 Dodgers batters in order before losing his modest attempt with two outs in the fifth inning. The Dodgers never did solve Urena, losing 3-0 at Marlins Park.The loss was the sixth in seven games for the Dodgers against the Marlins and their former manager, Don Mattingly, this season.“Urena was good. Urena was really good,” Roberts said. “He pitched well with velocity, moved the ball around. He was really throwing his slider with depth, which he hadn’t been doing. He’s got a big arm. We just couldn’t get to him. “Guys came in with energy ready to win a series. You’ve got to give Urena credit. The kid threw the ball well. So it doesn’t matter how well we’re swinging or what happened yesterday. He threw the ball well. He did his job.”Urena has rarely thrown the ball that well in his two big-league seasons — and never at Marlins Park, where he was 1-7 with a 4.92 ERA before Sunday. He had pitched into the seventh inning just once before in the big leagues, going 6 2/3 against the Colorado Rockies last season.But he was one out away from his first complete game and shutout when Josh Reddick’s single prompted Mattingly to go to the bullpen for the final out. It was the last of the Dodgers’ four hits in the game.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more