The Aviva share price is recovering strongly. Should I buy more?

first_img I’ve been thinking about Aviva (LSE: AV) recently, and what I’m looking for. And the latest trading update is now out. The Aviva share price is up in 2021, back to pre-pandemic levels. But back then, I still thought it was cheap. And if Aviva has come through the 2020 crash relatively unscathed, is it still a buy?Dividends are surely key. Shareholders suffered a cut during the crash, at the direction of the The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The dividend came back for 2020, but at 21p it was some way below 2018’s 30p payment. And the company had 30.9p down for 2019 before the PRA stepped in.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The same 21p again in 2021 would yield 5.1% on the current Aviva share price. I’ll be happy enough with that. But investors will surely be hoping for a return to the pre-pandemic progressive path.The Aviva share price gained a couple of percent after the update. But it says nothing about the 2021 dividend. But then, trading updates tend not to. So what information was there that might paint a rosy dividend picture for the future?The company reminded us it has disposed of eight businesses. The sales raised a total of £7.5bn, with the proceeds expected by the end of 2021. Those who saw Aviva as a bit bloated and needing to slim down and focus should be pleased. And the update did speak of Aviva’s plan for a “substantial return of capital to shareholders following completion of the announced transactions.”Cash returns, debt reductionSo will we be getting a special dividend? Will we benefit from share buybacks with the additional cash? I’m happy with either. But I can’t help feeling that the Aviva share price will be best served in the long term by debt reduction.On that front, chief executive Amanda Blanc said: “We have made excellent headway in reducing leverage with debt reduction of £1.9 billion in the first half of 2021 and we expect the leverage ratio to be around 26% at the half year.”Solvency ratios are improving gradually, but they can change from quarter to quarter. I’ll keep watching out for a long-term trend. On costs, the firm said it is “on track to achieve savings of £300m relative to our 2018 baseline in 2022.” So what do I think of all of this?Aviva share price futureI reckon it’s all good, and it does keep Aviva on my radar for a possible top-up buy. But the long-term future of the Aviva share price will surely depend on the refocusing strategy that was already in place before the pandemic crash.On that topic, the CEO added: “We are now focused on improving the growth and profitability of our businesses in the UK, Ireland, Canada and Aviva Investors.“That’s going to be the hard part, and I expect it’ll take a few years yet. And investors might not be fully won back until we see actual bottom-line progress, with dividends coming in ahead of 2018’s.Aviva’s first-half results should be with us in August, and I’ll be looking for concrete dividend news then. That’s when I’ll decide whether or not to buy more. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Alan Oscroft owns shares of Aviva. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img The Aviva share price is recovering strongly. Should I buy more? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 27th May, 2021 | More on: AV Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Energy Efficient Bamboo House / Studio Cardenas Conscious Design

first_imgSave this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo Commune+ 33 Share ArchDaily Energy Efficient Bamboo House / Studio Cardenas Conscious Design Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868926/energy-efficient-bamboo-house-studio-cardenas-conscious-design Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Lishui, China China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868926/energy-efficient-bamboo-house-studio-cardenas-conscious-design Clipboardcenter_img Projects CopyAbout this officeStudio Cardenas Conscious DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLishuiChinaPublished on April 13, 2017Cite: “Energy Efficient Bamboo House / Studio Cardenas Conscious Design” [Energy Efficient Bamboo House / Studio Cardenas Conscious Design] 13 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2016 Houses Local Regulations, Mock Ups, Construction Supervision:Kangye Architecture and Interior Design Institute, ShanghaiFeng Shui Consultant:Vincent FangMain Contractor:Kangye Construction & Decoration Co., Ltd. ShanghaiArchitect In Charge:Mauricio Cardenas LaverdeCity:LishuiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo CommuneRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The project deals with the opportunity to design an Energy Efficient Experimental House in Baoxi for LIB (Longquan International Bamboo Commune), in the context of the new policies for sustainable growth of China.Save this picture!DiagramOur proposal explores the potentiality of minimize carbon emissions, protection and natural ecological development through the use of the natural elements available in the area, such as sun, water, plants, wind and natural materials to achieve a high standard innovative house for the Chinese context.Save this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo CommuneThe topics that we considered for the design of the House are the following:Bamboo, is a very special natural element present in Baoxi area which we use as structural element for the house as well as for the interiors;Save this picture!First Floor PlanGround water cooling, underground water is an interesting natural resource available on site. Use underground water in a very simple manner to create a cooling system and also use for toilets wherenon-drinking water is acceptable;Save this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo CommuneFeng shui, to learn and apply the most significant concepts of this antique Chinese tradition to the house design;Save this picture!SectionModularity and Industrialization, to create modular elements with the scope of creating an innovative industrialized bamboo construction system.Save this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo CommuneFor the structure of the House we explored new ways of building using bamboo as a construction material. Sustainability for us is not only the use of natural materials such as bamboo but to design appropriate construction solutions:Save this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo CommuneDesigning dry-mounted connections not to weaken bamboo through perforation nor fill it in with concrete, and also to allow the replacement of bamboo poles if needed;Save this picture!DiagramDesigning aluminum connections light and easy to assemble in order that the construction can be done  by local workers;Using same length of bamboo poles to achieve standardization and best quality control;Save this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo CommuneUse the same length of bamboo culms to achieve standardization and better quality control;.Combining bamboo (vegetable steel) and steel to create an industrialized construction system;Save this picture!Diagram- the application of a precise geometry (golden ratio) to achieve the standardization of the pieces, the best quality control and a harmonious aesthetic impact.Save this picture!ElevationUsing the underground water is for the house the most interesting and sustainable solution, using a geothermal heat pump, which cools as well as heats the house. It’s incredibly efficient compared with the usual cooling and heating systems — at least 25% more efficient, and often much more. By digging into the earth the temperature is stable no matter what the season, no matter what the temperature above ground. By taking advantage of this more constant, even temperature, we can heat or cool the house. It is estimated that these systems use 15% less of the amount of energy a traditional chiller plant would use.All pieces of the house will be modular as much as possible envisioning an industrialized production.Save this picture!© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo CommuneProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers CompetitionBuilt Projects & MasterplansHouse in House / Steffen Welsch ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Studio Cardenas Conscious Design Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Energy Efficient Bamboo House / Studio Cardenas Conscious DesignSave this projectSaveEnergy Efficient Bamboo House / Studio Cardenas Conscious Designlast_img read more

Legacy Foresight launches online platform to track legacy stewardship

first_img Melanie May | 28 January 2019 | News Legacy Foresight launches online platform to track legacy stewardship Tagged with: benchmark legacies legacy fundraising Legacy Foresight has launched an online platform that will let its consortium members track legacy supporter journeys, and help them gain a better picture of what works and doesn’t work.Legacy Journey gives visibility of every consortium member’s legacy stewardship communications across all channels and all legacy segments.Through the platform, unique seeds for each supporter segment are inserted into consortium clients’ databases with all communication channels opted in, including direct mail, email, SMS and telephone. The communications supporters then receive are scanned and uploaded to the Legacy Journey platform to be viewed immediately in its entirety.Legacy Journey is designed to help legacy fundraisers:Ensure their planned supporter experience matches the actual experience received.Ensure GDPR compliance is met and that internal data ownership rules are being followedLearn from peer charities about the breadth, frequency and ‘quality’ of communications, and gain inspiration for creative and copySee how legacy communication trends across the consortium are changing over timeAs well as access to the Legacy Journey platform, members will receive communications updates on a monthly basis, a bespoke annual review with recommendations to improve legacy communications and an annual consortium-wide presentation, discussing best practice examples, charity case studies and wider consortium trends.Richard Hill, Programme Manager, Legacy Foresight said:“Legacy stewardship is a hot topic among fundraisers, as a way of converting, retaining and, potentially growing the value of gifts from known supporters. Legacy fundraisers are investing in cultivation activities that convert prospects to pledgers and retention activities to ensure that pledgers keep the gift in their will over time. But no one really knows what’s working for legacy communications.“Legacy Journey, alongside other sector initiatives such as Legacy Foresight’s recent stewardship research project, will help to address this evidence gap. As the consortium grows and the product develops we will gain a much greater understanding of what works and what doesn’t work for legacy stewardship, and ultimately that can only be a good thing for supporters as well as for fundraisers.” Advertisement  314 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13center_img More information is available by emailing [email protected] or visiting the Legacy Foresight site.  313 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13last_img read more

Average Age of Farmers Continues to Rise

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Average Age of Farmers Continues to Rise Previous articleAgriculture Needs A Safety Net to Protect US From the GovernmentNext articleEngine Experts Talk Ethanol Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Feb 23, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Vilsack on census peekFarms and farmland are down while the average age of producers is up again. Those are some of the preliminary findings of the latest survey of agriculture USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack released at the 90th Ag Outlook Forum last week. Vilsack told the Forum in a sneak peak at the Ag Census, due out in full this spring, 72-million farmland acres have been lost to other uses since 1982, though the loss rate has slowed recently. “It’s clear the average age of principal operators in this country, they continue to grow older,” Vilsack said. “What you’ll see from this census is that average age is in excess of 58 years. It has increased by over a year.”The average increase continues a 20 to 30-year trend and highlights the need to attract young farmers. But farms are down.“The overall number of farms in this county you’ll find is down, which didn’t surprise me given the lack of disaster assistance in livestock, given feed costs, the strain that livestock producers have seen, and given the drought in 2012 when this census data was collected.”But Vilsack says very small and very large operations have held steady or have increased, pointing to the need for export programs, trade deals and direct-to-consumer marketing, while mid-sized operations continue to struggle. Vilsack says the new farm bill will help as USDA accelerates in 60-days applications for one key program.“It’s going to restore livestock disaster assistance which is going to help those folks in the middle who get a snow storm or who have a drought, or feed costs may be difficult, or forage may be difficult to access. It’s going to provide help they didn’t have the last couple of years. There is a continued and significant increase in investment in local and regional food systems and specialty crop production, and organic which is a new entry point for new farmers.”Vilsack called the farm bill a reform bill that replaces guaranteed direct payments with a safety net that kicks in only when it’s needed, while the bill takes a new approach to conservation with partnerships in eight regional areas. SHARE Average Age of Farmers Continues to Riselast_img read more

Sandbags distributed as flooding expected in Clonlara

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment FLOOD warnings have been issued for residential areas on the Limerick and Clare border this Monday as the excessively high water levels left in the wake of Storm Desmond continue to trouble home and farm owners throughout the country.It is understood that Clare County Council says it has been informed by the ESB of plans for a further significant release of water from the Parteen Weir.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Council says the volume of water planned for release is at a level which is likely to cause flooding of roads and could also potentially affect property in flood prone locations.The local authorities in both Limerick and Clare have engaged with the ESB so as to fully prepare and give notice to all potentially affected property owners in the southeast Clare area.Clare County Council is distributing sandbags to property owners in the Springfield area of Clonlara. It is also liaising with people with reduced mobility to ensure they are provided with access to and from their homes in the event of flooding.The Council will continue to monitor the “evolving situation”, in consultation with the ESB, An Garda Síochána and Limerick City and County Council.The ESB said “As the water in Lough Derg continues to rise, an increase in the level of water flowing down the old River Shannon will be required over the next number of days.“This increased volume of water is likely to lead to associated flooding of roads, land and property in the vicinity of the old River Shannon downstream of Parteen Weir including the areas of Springfield, Montpellier, Castle Connell, Mountshannon (Annacotty) and the University of Limerick”Limerick City and County Council is advising property owners in flood-prone locations, and motorists, to exercise vigilance over the coming days.The Council is also calling on property owners and landowners to ensure that drains and gullies on their property are kept clear to assist in the run-off of water.Flooding advice is available on www.flooding.ie. Information included on the website includes advice on identifying flooding risks, protecting property against flooding, necessary steps to be taken if a property is flooded and accessing and repairing property damaged by flooding.Limerick City and County Council’s Severe Weather Crisis Management Team has met and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days. Further updates will issue as necessary. Advertisement NewsBreaking newsSandbags distributed as flooding expected in ClonlaraBy Staff Reporter – December 7, 2015 1171 Facebook Twitter Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Printcenter_img TAGSfeatured Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous article#video Weenz – Local Celebrity ft. Dirt & NiamhNext articleRacing – Limerick Trainer Enda Bolger Wins Horse Racing Ireland Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Noticing Misuse By Private Entities, Karnataka HC Recalls Order Allowing State To Display COVID-19 Awareness Hoardings

first_imgNews UpdatesNoticing Misuse By Private Entities, Karnataka HC Recalls Order Allowing State To Display COVID-19 Awareness Hoardings Mustafa Plumber27 Sep 2020 3:42 AMShare This – xObserving that the State Government has misused its order dated July 15, the Karnataka High Court on Friday recalled and revoked the order by which it had allowed the state government to display hoardings to spread awareness among public on steps for preventing spread of Covid-19, in Bengaluru. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi while revoking the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginObserving that the State Government has misused its order dated July 15, the Karnataka High Court on Friday recalled and revoked the order by which it had allowed the state government to display hoardings to spread awareness among public on steps for preventing spread of Covid-19, in Bengaluru. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi while revoking the order directed the state government to appoint appropriate officers of higher rank to inquire into conduct of Director of health Department who allowed private entities to put up hoardings, in breach of order of the court. The bench said the inquiry will have to be in respect of appointing a private agency, M/s Wall street communications for display of hoardings. Directing M/s wall street communication to display advertisements of private entities.” The inquiry report has to be submitted before the court within six weeks. The bench has also directed that all hoardings which are erected in terms of order dated July 15 shall be removed within two weeks from today. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is directed to communicate to state government the advertisement tax payable in view of the fact that advertisements of private parties were displayed at instance of state government without payment of tax, within three weeks from today. State government is directed to recover the said amounts from private parties and pay the amount to BBMP. The state government is also told to disclose by filing an affidavit whether any money was spent to display advertisements either from government funds or from funds of BBMP. Whether any amount was received by the state government from agencies like A-1 gold, and other parties whose advertisements were displayed by M/s wall street communications. The bench while revoking the order observed “The order of this court was passed in larger public interest. In normal course if these private entities were to display advertisements they would require permission from the Commissioner. They would have been required to pay tax. Thus the order dated July 15, was misused by the state govt. By permitting private parties to display the advertisement though no such permission was granted by this court. These private parties benefited from this order of the court.” It added “It is apparent that state government, (Director of health) has permitted private parties to advertise on hoardings in complete breach of the order of this court dated July 15 and in violation of the KARNATAKA MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ACT of 1976, especially section 134 and 135, thereof. On the face of it, in view of order dated 15 july, the state government could not have granted permission to third parties to display hoardings, therefore we have no option but to recall and revoke the order.” In July the state government had moved the court seeking permission to put up hoardings in the city to create awareness about Covid-19 among the general public. The bench had allowed the application of the state by imposing conditions. It had given an undertaking before the court stating that Cotton material will be used for the display hoardings and no prohibited or objectionable material like plastic will be used. Hoardings which are displayed no person will be allowed to advertise any product or any other item and all hoardings displayed under permission granted by the court will contain no other material except material which is required to spread awareness and for giving requisite info by authorities to prevent spread of coronavirus. The hoardings to be displayed will be erected out of funds reserved in the budget of BBMP. The compliance reports have to be filed by State/BBMP by October 13, when the court will next hear the matter. Next Storylast_img read more

Arkansas deputy killed in shooting, alleged suspect ‘down’: Officials

first_imgUPDATE: we are sad to report that the coroner has been called to the scene for the deputy involved in the shooting we are asking for prayers for all involved and for the deputies family— Stone County Office of Emergency Management (@county_of) July 18, 2019The deputy was a Stone County Sheriff’s deputy.The office said in a tweet that the alleged shooter was “down,” but did not elaborate. The incident occurred near the area of Flag Road in southwest Stone County.Arkansas State Police confirmed to ABC News the deputy died at the scene. Another person, who was not identified, was also killed and one person was wounded, state police said in a news release.Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. vmargineanu/iStock(STONE COUNTY, Ark.) — An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy was one of two people killed in a shooting Thursday morning, authorities said.“We are sad to report that the coroner has been called to the scene for the deputy involved in the shooting. We are asking for prayers for all involved and for the deputies family,” the Stone County Office of Emergency Management said in a tweet.last_img read more

Fusing together brilliant ideas

first_imgFusing together brilliant ideasOn 1 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Steve Green, 35, national recruitment and training manager at Brighthouse,explains how organisational and HR objectives are aligned at the householdgoods and electrical retailerWhat does your role involve? I manage a team of six regional recruitment and training managers who managerecruitment strategy and spending, succession planning, induction andmanagement training. What are the best and worst aspects of this job? The best is working with so many talented people. The worst is the travel. Iam often away from home. What is your major training project or strategic push? I am very busy with a new performance and development process. We haveworked on a full range of performance management tools in the last 24 monthsand need to bring our performance development review process in line with this.As we move closer to the new financial year in April, we need to put together a2004-2005 training and development policy for the company. What attracted you to training and development? People kept telling me they thought I would be good in this type ofenvironment. For 11 years I worked in various operational positions from storemanagement to regional management, and was involved in training anddevelopment. So when the opportunity came up, I just went for it. Which of your qualifications do you most value and why? All of them. What was the worst training course you have been on as a delegate? I can honestly say that I have never been on a poor training course. How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? I would like to think that in our business, operations and HR work as apartnership for the good of the organisation, our staff and our customers. Ialso believe that we will be much more reliant on technology than we are today.What do you think will be the core skills for your job in the future? Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are key features thatwill always be required. What self-development have you undergone in the past 12 months? I am probably not as good as I could be at self-development, but I give it ago. I read loads of books and listen to and watch my colleagues. I try to learnfrom everyone with whom I come into contact. I even learn from unsuccessfulpeople – I find out what they do and I don’t do it, or find out what they readand then don’t read it. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Director of Tourism for Hawaii. Do you take work home with you? Yes, all the time. Not because I have to, though. I’ve found that if youwant to get anywhere in life, you have to be prepared to make sacrifices, whichsometimes includes a little homework. What is your motto? There is only one person who can stand in your way of accomplishinganything, and that is yourself. Which is the best management book you have ever read or would recommendto readers? The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard, published by Harper Collins. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Ice-rise stratigraphy reveals changes in surface mass balance over the last millennia in Dronning Maud Land

first_imgWe use ice flow modelling to simulate the englacial stratigraphy of Blåskimen Island, an ice rise in Dronning Maud Land and elucidate the evolution of this data-sparse region. We apply a thermomechanically coupled Elmer/Ice model to a profile along flowlines and through the ice-rise summit, where surface mass balance (SMB), flow velocity and ice stratigraphy were recently measured. We conclude that: (i) the ice rise is presently thickening at a rate of 0.5∼0.6 m ice equivalent per year (mieq a−1), which is twice an earlier estimate using the field data and the input–output method; (ii) present thickening started 20–40 years in the past, before which the ice rise was in a steady state; (iii) SMB contrast between the upwind and downwind slopes was stronger than the present value by ∼23% (or 0.15mieq a−1) prior to ∼1100 years ago. Since then, this contrast has been decreasing overall. We surmise that these SMB changes are likely a result of synoptic-scale atmospheric changes, rather than local atmospheric changes controlled by local ice topography. Our technique effectively assimilates geophysical data, avoiding the complexity of ice flow beneath the ice divide. Thus, it could be applied to other ice rises to elucidate the recent glacial retreat.last_img read more

Barry is top for UK house price growth

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Barry is top for UK house price growth previous nextLand & New HomesBarry is top for UK house price growthThe Negotiator18th June 20190326 Views The home of one of the nation’s favourite sitcoms is currently Great Britain’s hottest market for property asking prices, according to new Rightmove data.Barry, in the Vale Of Glamorgan in Wales, is famous in the BBC’s Gavin & Stacey sitcom as Stacey’s hometown, is currently the most thriving housing market with average asking prices rising by 11 per cent over the past year.Fans of the show may also be interested to know that there’s currently a threebedroom end-of-terrace house for sale on the same street where some of the best-loved characters live in the show.The average asking price of a property in Barry is currently £191,050, up from £172,752 this time last year. The 11 per cent increase compares to an increase in Wales overall of 2.9 per cent.Average asking prices in Barry are more than 20% higher than they were five years ago when they were £156,878.Rightmove’s Miles Shipside said, “It’s great to see Barry named as the country’s hottest property market right now. It’s a great tourist spot thanks to Gavin and Stacey, and Barry also has stunning coastal views.”Andrew Fenton, Sales Director at Vale of Glamorgan based Chris Davies Estate Agents, said, “Barry is the place to be so I’m not at all surprised by Rightmove’s findings.”Barry Gavin and Stacey South Wales Rightmove new homes UK house price growth Wales June 18, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more