Church Real Estate – TAC Lawna http://tac-lawna.org/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:25:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tac-lawna.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-11-150x150.png Church Real Estate – TAC Lawna http://tac-lawna.org/ 32 32 Heights Community Congress, St. Ann Real Estate Audit Committee recognized for golden anniversaries https://tac-lawna.org/heights-community-congress-st-ann-real-estate-audit-committee-recognized-for-golden-anniversaries/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:25:00 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/heights-community-congress-st-ann-real-estate-audit-committee-recognized-for-golden-anniversaries/ CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The city‘s motto of “All Are Welcome” owes much to the work of the Heights Community Congress (HCC) — and five women parishioners who founded St. Ann Church’s Social Action Housing Committee in 1971. This committee changed the course of local real estate transactions and, from there, history itself. All were […]]]>

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The city‘s motto of “All Are Welcome” owes much to the work of the Heights Community Congress (HCC) — and five women parishioners who founded St. Ann Church’s Social Action Housing Committee in 1971.

This committee changed the course of local real estate transactions and, from there, history itself.

All were marked last week with city proclamations marking the 50th anniversary of the “St. Ann Audit of Real Estate Practices, which identified “clear racial prejudice and discriminatory practices among real estate companies” at the time, and helped create the HCCwhich continues to this day.

After delivering the proclamations to the St. Ann Committee, the City Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Mayor Kahlil Seren that declared Sunday, September 18, Heights Community Congress Day.

This coincides with the HCC Heritage Home and Garden Tourwhich take place in the city from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m

At the September 6 City Council meeting, Suzanne Nigro, the committee chair; Lana Powell; and Linda Johnston, all present and accepting a proclamation on behalf of Nancy Cappelletti, who was unable to be present.

Ken Diamond, husband of fifth committee member who passed away Jeanne Martin Diamondaccepted her proclamation on behalf of the family.

“We’re celebrating half a century of work that has resulted in a community that we’re not only proud of, but whose reputation stretches even beyond the borders of our region,” said Seren.

“Thank you for your ministry of bringing intentionally disadvantaged people, Black people, into this community.

“Everyone is welcome here, and that’s thanks in large part to you,” added Seren.

The proclamations commended their “leadership, bravery, and pioneering work.”

Along with Powell, who hired him as HCC community organizer in the 1980s, Councilor Tony Cuda recognized many others in the audience and said, “I can’t begin to tell you what the Heights Community Congress has meant to me personally over the years Has. ”

The proclamations state that in the early 1970s, prominent Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant religious leaders from Cleveland Heights began meeting at Carmelite Monastery to discuss how to promote racial harmony.

“In late 1972, the interfaith Carmelite Group formed the HCC, which undertook the task of continuing the audit work of the St. Ann Housing Committee,” officials noted.

Two years later, “HCC launched the Heights Housing Service, a program funded and later adopted by the City of Cleveland Heights to encourage open housing citywide.”

This, in turn, led to the “Nine Point Plan” that established anti-discrimination practices in real estate in Cleveland Heights, as community activist and former city manager Susanna Niermann O’Neil previously noted.

Much of the early work is documented in Susie Kaeser’s meticulously researched book, Resisting Segregation: Cleveland Heights Activists Shape Their Community, 1964-1976, published by Cleveland Landmarks Press in 2020.

Tickets for the 43rd Annual Heights Heritage Home and Garden Tour are $25 and are available online at Parish Congress of the Heights or in person at Appletree Book, Bremec on the Heights, Heinen’s on South Green Road, The Stone Oven Bakery & Café, Tommy’s and Zagara’s Marketplace.

In this month’s Heights Observer, HCC Chairman Les Jones notes:

“This year, the tour will feature six elegant and unique Cleveland Heights properties. These include a colonial building with recently renovated kitchen and bath, a stately Tudor mansion, a remarkable backyard garden oasis, an English brick house and garden, a modern solar powered house with tropical foliage and the magnificently restored grounds of Harcourt Manor.

“Ticket holders can also take a tour of the famous Fairmount Presbyterian Church, enjoy light snacks, and see a special exhibit detailing HCC’s history through its 50-year service to the community.”

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Church & State Marketplace welcomes makers and makers | news https://tac-lawna.org/church-state-marketplace-welcomes-makers-and-makers-news/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:02:30 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/church-state-marketplace-welcomes-makers-and-makers-news/ SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. September 2022– Church & State, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable ecosystem of startups and small businesses, is transforming its historic 23,000 square foot work and event space into a meeting place that connects diverse brings communities together. With a mission to foster productivity and well-being, Church & […]]]>

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. September 2022–

Church & State, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable ecosystem of startups and small businesses, is transforming its historic 23,000 square foot work and event space into a meeting place that connects diverse brings communities together. With a mission to foster productivity and well-being, Church & State is open to anyone who wants to connect, collaborate and contribute to collective growth.

The recent opening of Café Wacholder, a coffee shop with calming and creative drinks, baked goods, and homemade toast, has transformed Church & State into a place where people love to linger. Sunlight streams in through beautiful stained glass windows, making the dog-friendly space a welcoming neighborhood hangout. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City at 370 S. 300 East, Church & State has been a mainstay of the entrepreneurial community since 2014.

“When people with different interests and backgrounds come together, amazing things can happen,” said June Chen, MD, co-founder of Church & State. “By purposefully blending creatives and entrepreneurs in a space where retail and office flow seamlessly, we hope to spark collisions that lead to new friendships and new ideas.”

Visitors to Church & State can indulge in the upscale barbershop experience retro hairdressers, where pin-up pros specialize in classic haircuts, razor shaves and handcrafted beard adornments. You can train in modern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial arts Jiu Jitsu or strengthen your core with Polestar Pilates. Church & State is also home to professional service companies such as old accountingan outsourced accounting and controller services company, and Monarch Sociala digital marketing agency.

Church & State hosts on the second Tuesday of the month The night market, a nightly market produced by SLC Lunatics featuring an array of local vendors and live performances. The next market will take place on September 13, 2022 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information about currently available places at Church & State, send a message to info@cs1893.com.

About Church & State

Founded in 2014, Church & State is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable ecosystem that provides entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses with the critical elements necessary for the… success are required. To learn more, visit https://www.cs1893.com/.

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🌱 Library director resigns + community fridge opens + church renaming https://tac-lawna.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-library-director-resigns-community-fridge-opens-church-renaming/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:04:33 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-library-director-resigns-community-fridge-opens-church-renaming/ happy friday, Oak Park and River Forest. Here’s a quick and easy guide to what’s making headlines in our area today. First today’s weather: Sunny and warm. High: 85 Low: 66. 🏡 Attention real estate professionals in Oak Park-River Forest! We are now offering an exclusive sponsorship opportunity for an agent interested in acquiring local […]]]>

happy friday, Oak Park and River Forest. Here’s a quick and easy guide to what’s making headlines in our area today.


First today’s weather: Sunny and warm. High: 85 Low: 66.


🏡 Attention real estate professionals in Oak Park-River Forest! We are now offering an exclusive sponsorship opportunity for an agent interested in acquiring local customers and differentiating themselves from the competition. Click here to learn more.


Here are today’s top 5 stories in Oak Park-River Forest:

1. Oak Park’s health Officials are reminding residents to be aware signs and symptoms of the monkeypox virus. Four cases have been confirmed in the village so far, three of which are suspected cases. (VOP)

2. The Forest Park Public Library director resigns next month. Pilar Shaker told the Review it is her to pursue “other opportunities”. An interim director is likely to be announced at the next board meeting on September 19. (Assessment of the forest park)

3. More than 60 percent of this year’s new hires at Oak Park and River Forest High School are black, according to a report by The Wednesday Journal. “I see a lot more color teachers, and even male teachers, than I did when I was here,” said new dean and OPRF graduate Marquita Thompson. (Wednesday Journal)

4. A Tomorrow the inauguration ceremony for the new Unity Fridge will take place at the main branch of the Oak Park Public Library. It will offer 24/7 free access to groceries and toiletries for the needy,” according to the library. click here to learn more about community refrigerator donations. (library)

5. Centuries & Sleuths will house writers Natalie Y. Moore and Dawn Turner next weekend for a book review and autograph session. Her award-winning stories are both set in Chicago. The free event will take place on September 18th. (Centuries & Beagles)


Today in Oak Park-River Forest:

  • River Forest Public Library celebrates Mo Willems’ new book with a pigeon-themed launch party. (4 p.m)
  • Faire at the Square takes place Cummings Square. (4 p.m)
  • Try wines at Elmwood Park Sip and stroll. (17 o’clock)
  • Check out Stranger Things night Labyrinth Branch Library. (6 p.m)
  • Learn more about fall planting below Austin Gardens. (6:30 p.m)
  • pleasant home hosts a ball on the theme of “Beauty and the Beast”. (6:30 p.m)

From my notebook:

  • St. Giles and St. Catherine-St. Lucy will be hosting a meeting tomorrow Renaming of his parish. (St Giles)
  • River Forest Village President Cathy Adduci is Encouraging families to create a safety kit and plan in honor of National Preparedness Month. (VRF)
  • A A new mural was unveiled on North Avenue as part of the North Art Bridge project. (AWN)
  • Registration is open to The family camp in the River Forest Park District Later this month. (park district)
  • The Forest Preserves of Cook County are planning one special celebration of the wandering monarchs Sunday at Thatcher Woods. (FPDCC)

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About me: Georgi is a Chicago-based newsletter writer and partner content curator. She spent five years in entertainment for FF2 Media, covering film festivals across the US. Her feature articles have received awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. As editor-in-chief of the Lewis University newspaper, she and her staff received awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and the American Scholastic Press Association. She started working for Patch in 2019.

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The stone mansion in New York that was a former church hides some secrets https://tac-lawna.org/the-stone-mansion-in-new-york-that-was-a-former-church-hides-some-secrets/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 21:26:40 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/the-stone-mansion-in-new-york-that-was-a-former-church-hides-some-secrets/ Outside Screenshot by Zillow A wonderfully rustic stone home built centuries ago has landed on the real estate market in Rifton, New York. for $2.49 million. But don’t let the exterior fool you – although it may look dated from the outside, the interior is beyond chic and looks like it was ripped from the […]]]>

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A wonderfully rustic stone home built centuries ago has landed on the real estate market in Rifton, New York. for $2.49 million.

But don’t let the exterior fool you – although it may look dated from the outside, the interior is beyond chic and looks like it was ripped from the pages of a recent Architectural Digest.

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It also hides more than a few surprises.

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“Introducing The Rifton, a fully restored and masterfully renovated 1876 stone residence perched above the Walkill River between Kingston and New Paltz in the hamlet of Rifton, NY,” reads the listing on Zillow.com.

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“Over the years, The Rifton has served as the church, town hall and batiment canards for a local duck farm and the current incarnation beautifully preserves that spirit of coming together and community throughout the living, entertaining and working spaces spanning 6,000 Square meters.”

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The restored interior is a soft combination of “wabi-sabi modernism” and country sophistication, with its “perfectly imperfect details such as exposed beams and rock outcroppings, original stone walls and pine floors, and antique doors with a timeless patina,” the listing describes.

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There seem to be unexpected features around every corner of the four bedroom, four bathroom home, including:

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There is also a “storage cave”, a room referred to as The Tower, which is the former church tower.

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The house was highlighted by Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis during his popular weekly Twitter #FridayNightZillow segment on Friday, September 2nd.

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Rifton is approximately 90 miles north of New York City.

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TJ Macías is a real-time national sports reporter for McClatchy based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. TJ has previously covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren

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The Battle for Real Estate in Jerusalem’s Old City – Part 2 https://tac-lawna.org/the-battle-for-real-estate-in-jerusalems-old-city-part-2/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/the-battle-for-real-estate-in-jerusalems-old-city-part-2/ The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and Ateret Cohanim – the second part of a two-part series For part 1 of this story Click here. In June, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a decision not to block the transfer of lease rights to two hotels in the Old City owned by the Greek Orthodox Church, dealing a final […]]]>

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and Ateret Cohanim – the second part of a two-part series

For part 1 of this story Click here.

In June, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a decision not to block the transfer of lease rights to two hotels in the Old City owned by the Greek Orthodox Church, dealing a final blow to the church in its 18-year battle against the sale of the Lease agreements for the hotels Petra and Imperial.

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate holds an estimated twenty percent of the land in Jerusalem’s Old City. However, it has little cash income to pay for educational institutions or the upkeep of its many churches and monasteries in the Holy Land, a fact that may explain the sale of the leases.

Father Matheos Siopis, dragoman – or interpreter – of the Church, is in charge of these educational institutions.

“Petra and Imperial are our main theme and priority,” Siopis said i24NEWS. “Christian communities are shrinking. Because Christians are in the middle of a conflict between Israel and Muslims, they are trying to find their identity. And the truth is that our religion is our identity.”

GALI TIBBON / AFPGreek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III (C) reads a statement to the press during a news conference July 11, 2019 at the Imperial Hotel at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem.

“We actually have no problem with the State of Israel,” he continued. “The only problem we have is with these radicals. These organizations – they don’t fight to take property from Christians, but also take property from Muslims; take over the old town. Now we have new elections. You have power.”

Church leaders see themselves as living stones of faith, but actually feel sandwiched between a rock and a hard place.

“We are here; we are international. Russians, Romanians, Georgians, Serbs – all come, visit – ambassadors… So we are actually not a threat to Israel. They don’t understand that. Our properties will stay here – even after us.”

The hotels were sold to Ateret Cohanim – meaning “Crown of Priests” – a religious Zionist group aiming to settle Jewish people in Gentile-owned buildings in and around the Old City.

“This is all about Jewish presence, that Jews have a fundamental right to live anywhere,” said Daniel Luria, Ateret Cohanim’s Australian-born executive director i24NEWS. “If an Arab wants to sell, why shouldn’t a Jew be able to buy?”

The organization has so far settled around 1,000 Jewish families in the Muslim and Christian quarters of the old town. Once a week, Luria takes a group of Jewish tourists and shows them the revival of the Jewish presence in the Old City.

“Why are we crazy about the hotels? “What, you’re kicking out the Christians?” Nobody throws anyone out. If an Arab buys a house from a Jew, he doesn’t throw the Jew out. It’s real estate. He’s buying a house!”

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AHMAD GHARABLI / AFPDaniel Luria, head of the Jewish settler organization Ateret Cohanim, in East Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood on November 9, 2020.

“We have managed to acquire or facilitate the acquisition of two very large hotels at Jaffa Gate. One of these two hotels was a kosher Jewish hotel. It was built and owned by the Amdursky family. Before that, a Jew from Gibraltar named Amzaleg in 1820,” he continued.

“In between there was a big orthodox church, okay. But now it’s back in Jewish hands. But the world bounces up and down. And do you know what it smells like to me when I hear something like that? The things they said in Germany – Jew clean – the Jews have no right to live in certain areas.”

This Jewish revival effort does not end in the Christian Quarter. The grand prize is what Luria refers to as “the old Jewish Quarter.”

“It’s not ordinary real estate,” Luria remarked. “These are ideological properties.”

“Jews want to be near the Temple Mount; want to be in the old town; want to be close to the heart of Jerusalem. And if it means buying real estate here and there, that will happen. It is part of an obvious and normal phase in the entire Zionist dream.”

At the request of i24NEWS Shaking her head in disbelief at the argument at the hotel, Luria replied, “Maybe because there were some people who knew or didn’t know about the deal.”

“But they (the Greek Orthodox Church) have sold. And it has been ratified. This story is over. There’s no point in talking about it anymore. It is finished. It’s gone.”

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Van Cortlandt church property raises $29 million | The Riverdale Press https://tac-lawna.org/van-cortlandt-church-property-raises-29-million-the-riverdale-press/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 05:05:00 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/van-cortlandt-church-property-raises-29-million-the-riverdale-press/ By Abigail Nehring The Archdiocese of New York sold the former Visitation Church site in Van Cortlandt Park South on Aug. 16 for $29 million to the New York Schools Planning Authority and Tishman Speyer. The city acquired nearly a third of the property for $8.4 million and is moving forward with plans to build […]]]>

By Abigail Nehring

The Archdiocese of New York sold the former Visitation Church site in Van Cortlandt Park South on Aug. 16 for $29 million to the New York Schools Planning Authority and Tishman Speyer.

The city acquired nearly a third of the property for $8.4 million and is moving forward with plans to build a 736-place elementary school on a 1-acre site previously used as a church parking lot. The new school is part of the city‘s four-year capital plan to address overcrowding in District 10 by adding 1,978 new funded places through 2024.

The remaining 1.3 acres were sold for $20.6 million to Tishman Speyer, whose portfolio includes such icons as Rockefeller Center and the MetLife Building.

The well-known company gained somewhat less recognition for its advances in the field of affordable housing. One of Tishman Speyer’s smaller crown jewels is Stuyvesant Town, where a class action lawsuit against tenants caused the real estate company to default on its mortgage in 2010 — at the time the largest commercial mortgage default of all time.

Past debacles notwithstanding, 10 years later, Tishman Speyer is poised for an intriguing turnaround. In 2020, Gary Rodney joined the company as Managing Director of a new affordable housing platform. Former Mayor Bill de Blasio, who became head of the Housing Development Corp. of the city is now at the forefront of the Van Cortlandt Park South development and others trying to “build basic housing that is affordable for low-, middle- and middle-income individuals and families,” according to the website of the company.

The news was encouraging for Community Board 8 Land Use Committee Chair Charles Moerdler, who serves on the board of Housing Development Corp alongside Rodney. was active.

“At HDC, he was personally responsible for thousands of units of affordable housing,” said Moerdler. “And he’s the person running the visitation project. We can provide housing for people, and we should provide housing for them.”

Moerdler said it was news to him that Tishman Speyer had an affordable housing initiative.

“We are pleased to complete the acquisition of a portion of the former Visitation Parish Church site as part of a larger, full-block redevelopment that will bring quality, affordable housing and much-needed public school places to the neighborhood,” Chief Executive Rodney said in a statement The Riverdale Press. “We look forward to presenting our first vision for an affordable home to the local community.”

Some of those details are already available in the building permits the company filed this week. Permits for construction of a new 8-story, 340-apartment residential building were filed August 30 at 171 W. 239th St. The plans were drawn up by Ariel Aufgang of Aufgang Architects and are now awaiting review by the building department.

Workers must first demolish the vacant church and former parish school that remain on the property, though demolition permits have not yet been filed at the address.

In the meantime, the school building authority continues to oversee the design and construction of the new public school that will be built on the opposite side of the property from Review Place.

If the projects go according to plan, the new primary school can open its doors in September 2027.

The agency submitted an environmental assessment for the proposed development in May and followed it up with a negative statement on June 22 – a formal assertion that the development will not have a significant adverse impact on the quality of the environment.

“There are potentially significant traffic impacts at three of the study area’s intersections,” the agency noted, but said they could be “fully mitigated” by restricting parking on the east side of Van Cortlandt Park South and timing the lights at several would be adjusted near intersections.

There will be a public hearing on September 29th on the environmental review and negative declaration for the proposed new school. CB8 Chair Laura spalter said the exact time and location would be announced soon.

Abigail Nehring is a Corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms.

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The Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Brand Affiliates with relocation based real estate business in Northern VA https://tac-lawna.org/the-better-homes-and-gardens-real-estate-brand-affiliates-with-relocation-based-real-estate-business-in-northern-va/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 21:52:23 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/the-better-homes-and-gardens-real-estate-brand-affiliates-with-relocation-based-real-estate-business-in-northern-va/ Better real estate for houses and gardens LLC today announced the merger of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reserve Agents based in Fairfax, Virginia. The company is owned by Bill Mulholland and managed by broker Kristina Thomas. It serves Northern Virginia, Maryland and the surrounding areas. After starting his own moving company in 2000, […]]]>

Better real estate for houses and gardens LLC today announced the merger of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reserve Agents based in Fairfax, Virginia.

The company is owned by Bill Mulholland and managed by broker Kristina Thomas. It serves Northern Virginia, Maryland and the surrounding areas. After starting his own moving company in 2000, Mulholland used his experience to build a brokerage business built on technology and world-class service. Thomas, who oversees the brokerage business, began her real estate career in 2005 and has held senior positions at several high-performing companies. She also has extensive experience managing relocation departments.

The closely related company specializes in moving customers and works primarily for government and law enforcement agencies. The brokerage firm prides itself on having highly experienced and well trained real estate professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service to their clients. The company’s service territory includes three of the five wealthiest counties in the country according to the US Census: Loudoun County, Virginia (1), Falls Church, Virginia (2) and Fairfax County, Virginia (5).

Details:

  • Thomas intends to actively recruit professional, senior and new agents who will be drawn to the brand’s many dynamic tools, products and resources to help them grow their business, including the MoxiWorks suite of products that streamline agent activities and will improve the customer experience.
  • Thomas will use strategic mergers and acquisitions to expand the company’s size and market share.
  • Thomas believes in the brand’s unique lifestyle offerings, such as access to personalized magazine subscriptions and PinPointSMthe proprietary BHGRE® Branding tool that draws on consumer behavior data Better houses and gardens Magazine and its publisher Dotdash Meredith’s customer database of more than 175 million consumers will play a significant role in supporting customer acquisition for the agent’s affiliated brokers.
  • Agents are also well positioned to increase their productivity with access to Be Better® University, the brand’s trusted professional development and award-winning learning platform. Courses are available for affiliated brokers and agents on a variety of topics from luxury certification to productivity, technology and skill development. Courses and workshops are offered live, virtually and on-demand.
  • Community involvement is an important aspect for the company as it gives back to a variety of local causes and charities such as:
  • Realtor.com reports that the median selling price for a home in Fairfax County is $650,000, $685,000 in Loudoun County and $720,000 in the fall church.

Quotes:

“Kristina’s extensive experience and considerable business acumen combined with her ambitious growth plans bode well for the company’s continued success and future growth. She has held the company’s agents to perhaps the highest standards of service in their work with moving clients and has provided a strong foundation from which to expand the scope of the company. We look forward to working with Kristina on her expansion plans as a new member of the BHGRE network.”

Sherry Chris, President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

“We’ve invested a decade in building our business around an exceptional moving service and developed many strong referral partnerships. As we seek to take the business to the next level, diversifying our customer base is a key focus. Than better houses and gardens® As an affiliated real estate company, we have access to a unified technology solution, multiple customer acquisition avenues, and a comprehensive learning platform to help agents grow and transform their business portfolio. Additionally, we benefit from the tremendous recognition, inherent trust and customer loyalty that comes with being part of the only real estate lifestyle brand.”

– Kristina Thomas, Managing Broker, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reserve Agents

“At our company, we are committed to going above and beyond for our agents and clients. Kristina has done a great job helping to strengthen the company’s foundation with a keen eye on the future. Our partnership with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will provide realtors with the customer-centric programs, tools and resources they need to take their business even further.”

-Bill Mulholland, owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reserve Agents

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® real estate is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales professionals, and home buyers and sellers. With innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate embodies the future of real estate while remaining anchored in the heritage of the home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, moving and brokerage services.

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate’s growing network includes more than 12,490 independent sales associates and approximately 400 offices serving home buyers and sellers throughout the United States, Canada, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand.

Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Operations Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and used with permission. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.

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Who owns more land: Bill Gates, McDonald’s or the Catholic Church? https://tac-lawna.org/who-owns-more-land-bill-gates-mcdonalds-or-the-catholic-church/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 13:21:13 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/who-owns-more-land-bill-gates-mcdonalds-or-the-catholic-church/ Land is the investment of choice for moguls. Bill Gates has invested heavily in farmland. People have been saying that for years MC Donalds corp is actually a real estate company that sells groceries. You may not have noticed that Catholic Church owns a lot of real estate. Which of these billion-dollar companies owns more […]]]>

Land is the investment of choice for moguls. Bill Gates has invested heavily in farmland. People have been saying that for years MC Donalds corp is actually a real estate company that sells groceries. You may not have noticed that Catholic Church owns a lot of real estate. Which of these billion-dollar companies owns more of what could be considered the world’s most valuable asset — land? Benzinga did the research, and the results might surprise you.

The case for Bill Gates: microsoft corp With almost 270,000 acres, co-founder is considered the largest private farm land owner in the USA. This figure is from last year’s issue of The country report. It is reasonable to assume that buying has not slowed.

While Gates said the purchases were a result of his investment groups, he also recognizes the potential and importance of farmland. He said in an ask-me-anything (AMA) session on Reddit that the purchases were linked to seed and biofuel development.

The Land Report reference came out in the winter of 2021, after which controversy circulated over Gates’ accumulation of American farmland.

Total area for Bill Gates: Well over 270,000 hectares

The case for McDonald’s: The McDonald’s brand is huge and has existed since 1955. In almost 70 years, McDonald’s is currently represented at just over 39,000 locations (as of January 2022). These sites are each about 1.2 hectares. The research suggests that McDonald’s owns about 70% of the buildings and 45% of the land at its locations worldwide. Once all calculations are complete, calculations show that McDonald’s owns around 47,037 acres of land.

McDonald’s directly owns and operates only about 15% of its locations. The rest are operated by franchisees.

McDonald’s Real Business acts as a lessor to its franchisees. It sets the ground rules and provides the layout for success. It is said that burgers are only sold because it is the easiest way for tenants to profit from it and pay it back.

The intention is to buy land and a new McDonald’s will open every 15 hours. As a result, McDonald’s income and land holdings continue to grow.

Total area for McDonald’s: 50,000 hectares and growing

The case for the Catholic Church: The Catholic Church owns 177 million acres of land worldwide for its churches and schools, as well as farmland and woodland.

If this number sounds amazing to you, you are not alone. The report comes from Yale Climate Connections and its story on the Catholic Church’s land holdings explains the impact its decisions can have on the environment.

The report tells the story of Molly Burhans, Managing Director of Goodlands, who discovered that the Catholic Church lacked a comprehensive inventory of its land holdings. Molly claimed that the church hasn’t updated its inventory since the Holy Roman Empire.

After receiving permission from the Vatican, Burhans underwent an extensive review to bring the church into the 21st century. Alive Database offers a picture of all his land holdings.

Overall for the Catholic Church: 177,000,000 hectares

Conclusion: The Catholic Church owns most of the land, far more than McDonald’s and billionaire Bill Gates. If you’re concerned about environmental changes, global warming and climate change, this massive player has flown under the radar.

Whether you are an individual running a 501(c)(3) or a large corporation, land ownership should remain a priority. If you are unable to take the first steps into owning your own property, consider the following two avenues.

Ownership of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT): These industry specific holdings are bought like a stock and allow you to buy real estate in an industry you believe in.

Crowdfunding: Real estate crowdfunding platforms offer you the opportunity to invest in fractional ownership of specific properties and real estate developments. These long-term investments can prove fruitful over time.

The highlights of today’s real estate investment news

  • The Bezos-backed real estate investment platform Arrived houses launched a new series of offerings allowing individual investors to purchase shares in single-family homes with a minimum investment of $100. The platform has funded over 150 properties with a combined value of over $50 million.

  • That CalTier Multi-Family Portfolio Fund recently completed a new investment in a portfolio of four 185-unit multi-family homes. The CalTier Multi-Family Portfolio Fund is one of the few untraded real estate funds available to non-accredited investors and has a $500 minimum investment. Year-to-date, the fund has returned an annualized cash-on-cash return of 7.02%.

For more real estate investment news and offers, visit Gasoline Alternative Investments

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James J Marlinski | News, Sports, Jobs https://tac-lawna.org/james-j-marlinski-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 06:33:37 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/james-j-marlinski-news-sports-jobs/ James J Marlinski James J. Marlinski, 75, of Jamestown, NY, died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 4:35 p.m. at Westfield Memorial Hospital, Westfield, NY after a valiant battle against a serious illness. He was born on November 17, 1946 in Buffalo, NY to the late Richard R. and Eleanor B. Pawlak Marlinski. After high school, […]]]>

James J Marlinski

James J. Marlinski, 75, of Jamestown, NY, died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 4:35 p.m. at Westfield Memorial Hospital, Westfield, NY after a valiant battle against a serious illness.

He was born on November 17, 1946 in Buffalo, NY to the late Richard R. and Eleanor B. Pawlak Marlinski.

After high school, he received his bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, NY, where he received a basketball scholarship.

Before retiring, he was a special education teacher for the North Falmouth School District in Falmouth, Massachusetts for several years. He also worked as a licensed real estate agent in the greater Buffalo area of ​​Western, NY.

He is currently attending Hurlbut Memorial United Methodist Church in Chautauqua, where he sang as cantor with his wife Wendy, who is organist. In earlier years, he and Wendy were musicians at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lakewood, NY.

James will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother who cherished his time with his family. He loved spending time tending to his home, tending to his flower garden, and watching and feeding the birds. He was also an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving are his wife, Wendy Seastedt Marlinski, whom he married on February 17, 2007, and his children: Chantal (Rory) Cardinal of Jericho, VT, Christina (Jason Halderman) Donovan of Rochester, NY, Peter (Bekah) Donavan of Muskegon, MI , Andrew Laurita of Jamestown, seven grandchildren: Avery, Meran and Matilda Cardinal, Brohm, Eloise, Savayah and Rohen Donovan, his siblings: Thomas (Barbara) Marlinski, Patrick (Dee) Marlinski all of Lakewood, NY, Donna (Eric) Miller from Raleigh, NC, Robert (Mary Beth) Marlinski from Myrtle Beach, SC, Paul (Sue) Marlinski from Lakewood, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurlbut Memorial United Methodist Church, Chautauqua, NY. Rev. Paul Womack, pastor, will officiate. A previous visit is ignored.

The family proposes that the Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 West Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750 or the Hurlbut Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 33, Chautauqua NY 14722.

You can send condolences to James’ family at www.lindfuneral home.com

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Why Japan’s political moonies have staying power https://tac-lawna.org/why-japans-political-moonies-have-staying-power/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 22:43:39 +0000 https://tac-lawna.org/why-japans-political-moonies-have-staying-power/ When Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet for the first time since the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in early July, it was in reaction to his ouster approval rating. His government has struggled to contain rising COVID infections and acute inflation. But it was also seen as damage control for […]]]>

When Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet for the first time since the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in early July, it was in reaction to his ouster approval rating. His government has struggled to contain rising COVID infections and acute inflation.

But it was also seen as damage control for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s ties to the controversial Unification Church. Kishida dismissed cabinet ministers linked to him iconic South Korean-born religious movement whose members are known as the Moonies (after founder Sun Myung Moon).

Although the prime minister also pledged to only appoint future cabinet members who agree to review their relationship with the church, that was not enough. After its popularity crashed 16 percentage points in just one month to 36%, the lowest level since he came to power, Kishida claimed this week Everyone cabinet members review their past connections to the religious community.


The Moonies were in the spotlight after Abe’s alleged assassin blamed the church for his family’s financial ruin. The revelation that over 100 national politicians – most of them LDP MPs – have ties to the church also came as an ugly surprise to the public, given that Japan’s constitution requires it separation of church and state.

Kishida fired then Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, Abe’s younger brother, who was not a member of the church but had received help from her in past elections. The same applied to Koichi Hagiuda, who was replaced as economy minister.

The assassination of Abe sparked a public outcry against the Church’s political power. according to a current survey, almost 90% of Japanese want the ruling party to better explain its ties to the Moonies. Amazingly, less than 7% accept this Kishida’s explanation that there is no organizational relationship between the LDP and the Church.

Since the reshuffleAt least 20 MPs out of 54 have been appointed deputies to cabinet members Approved Connections to the Church, either through attending events or selling tickets to fundraisers.

But Kishida doesn’t cut ties entirely. For example, the ousted Kishi is likely to become a special adviser to the Prime Minister on national security issues, effectively serving as a direct line to Kishida, and Haguida has been asked to head the LDP’s Political Research Council, an influential party position.

The cabinet reshuffle was a classic move in Japanese politics to change a negative news cycle, says Eurasia Group’s senior Japan researcher David Boling. “But this time the Japanese said: not so fast.”

Also the PM allegedly knew that successors to many of the ousted ministers carried some of the same baggage, which hardly comes as a surprise to Boling. In other words, the Moonies aren’t really out of power — at least not yet.

“Kishida is between a rock and a hard place,” says Boling. The prime minister must make the impossible choice of appointing experienced people despite their past ties to the church, or inexperienced ones free of Moonie disorder.

Still, the Japanese public wants “a clean break.”

What is special about the Moonies and their relationship with the Japanese ruling party? The links between the LDP and Moon’s church go back until the 1960s when South Korean pastor expanded into Japan.

In the 1970s, Moon and Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi (a former prime minister and founding member of the LDP), co-founded an offshoot of the religious movement to counter the spread of communism during the Cold War. Both the LDP and Moon were staunchly anti-communist and deeply conservative.

Japan “was remarkably fertile ground for so-called ‘new religions’.” Thinking of the Unification Church in this way, it is less surprising that it has taken root and taken root politically,” says Boling.

Over the years the relationship developed into one of mutual pragmatic benefit. The church would pay for LDP members to speak at its events, and in return they would receive the material support and manpower through donations and volunteers for campaigns that help achieve Moonie’s political goals, which align often with the ruling party.

“The LDP helped the church gain a sense of legitimacy in Japan,” says Charles T. McClean, a Japan scholar at Yale University’s Council on East Asian Studies. And that legitimacy led to an economic windfall for the Moonies.

In just over half a century, Moon’s Church has done it built a multibillion-dollar global business empire that owns the conservative Washington Times newspaper that Moon founded, the New York Hotel in the Big Apple, and other massive properties. The Moonies supported Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign by organizing prayer breakfasts and rallies and, in the 1980s, the church attracted controversy for snuggling up to America’s New Right.

Despite these notable connections, most of the Church’s wealth comes from Japan. Japanese members have traditionally provided up to 70% of the Unification Church’s financial resources, which were later channeled through South Korea to fund Moon’s ambitions in the US and elsewhere.

The Moonies are notorious in Japan for their so-called “Spiritual print sale” Method of extorting donations through manipulation and flattery, bankrupting many believers – like the mother of Abe’s alleged killer.

What’s Next for Politicians Associated with the Church? For McClean, the cabinet reshuffle was “a dam to stop leaks before it becomes a major flood”. But the bigger question is whether the ongoing links between the LDP and the church will have serious consequences for the future of Kishida and his party.

The opposition Constitutional Democratic Party has already denounced Kishida’s reshuffle as a cover-up. (A dozen CDP lawmakers have authorized tend to have church ties, but the LDP took the most flak for ruling Japan for most of the country’s post-war history.)

The intersection of religion in politics and business is common practice in Japan, Where about 180,000 groups are officially registered as religious bodies. The LDP is just one of many parties using religion to muster the resources and votes needed to succeed.

Komeito, a junior coalition partner of the LDP since 1999, gets almost all of its financial support from the Buddhist group Soka Gakkai, which has eight million followers in Japan alone.

The LDP and Komeito have had a strained alliance in the past, and with intense scrutiny of the LDP’s involvement in the church, Komeito may feel an increasing threat to its very survival. But McClean says the LDP relies on Komeito to run its campaign because the ruling party lacks the strong ability of its grassroots partner to get the vote, let alone the Soka Gakkai constituency.

“It is difficult to predict how negatively the current scandal will affect the LDP in the next few months,” explains McClean. “At least through Abe’s state funeral, I don’t see it going away… we’ll definitely be talking about it over the next month.”

However, Boling sees it lasting longer: “The opposition parties will continue to stoke the heat on Kishida. Japanese media have reported aggressively on the link between the LDP and the Unification Church, and they will continue to shine a bright light on it.”

Still, the moonies are just one of Kishida’s growing problems. Along with COVID, rising inflation and a majority of Japanese citizens opposite the taxpayer-funded state funeral scheduled for Abe on Sept. 27 is looking up Poorly for the PM in the near future.

“Kishida needs to focus on the economy like a laser beam,” says Boling. “By far the most important issue is the economy – Kishida ignores that at his peril.”

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