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June home builder sentiment and survey results are in. Top themes: 1) A lot more new home buyers cancelling. 2) Price cuts becoming fairly common. 3) Drop in demand finally cooling construction cost pressures (builder layoffs also happening). Market commentary to follow…
#Atlanta builder: “Someone turned out the lights on our sales in June!”
#Austin builder: “Sales have fallen off a cliff. We’re selling 1/3 of what we sold in March and April. Trades are more willing to negotiate pricing since market has adjusted significantly past 60 days.”
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May homebuilder survey results published last week. Top themes: 1) Builder metrics quickly deteriorating across the board. 2) Price cuts on standing ‘speculative’ inventory accelerating. 3) Buyer incentives are back. Market commentary to follow…
#Austin builder: “Some parts of town where finished homes are now taking a month to sell versus hours. Market is definitely correcting. Incentives are back and seeing some builders cutting prices on inventory.”
#Baltimore builder: “Customers now mentioning potential reduction in prices and/or increase in incentives.”
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THREAD: 1. A very damaging review of #SEND services in #Birmingham was published late yesterday so likely passed most people by. The independent findings of Commissioner John Coughlan were published by @educationgovuk He has been embedded in @BhamCityCouncil since last Oct
@educationgovuk @BhamCityCouncil 2. He found a chaotic service that was still 'deeply worrying' and still failing thousands of kids in city with #SEND He found the equivalent of a building meant to protect the most vulnerable but in a "dangerous state of disrepair after a period of neglect and mismanagement."
3. @bhamcitycouncil was "crying out for stability, consistency and competence, especially in senior officer leadership," highlighting extraordinary level of churn in the service and with series of interim lead officers and CEOs. I wrote about this here…
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion on the history & architecture of our waterways #APPGWaterways Image
First, @Mike_Fabricant and @sueohare give an overview of the work of the APPG and the IWA #APPGWaterways
First speaker Liz Ivor discusses the physical remains of our industrial waterways and their role in our future landscapes #APPGWaterways
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#UkraineIntox🇺🇦De nombreuses images publiées sur les réseaux sociaux documentent les frappes russes en Ukraine. Mais toutes ne sont pas authentiques.
Commençons par cette vidéo, qui a cumulé quelques millions de vues sur TikTok et Twitter⤵️
Il s'agit en réalité d’une vidéo de répétition pour un défilé militaire près de Moscou, publiée le 4 mai 2020. On retrouve la version originale grâce à une recherche d’image inversée sur Yandex
#UkraineIntox🇺🇦 Une vidéo de 2015 montrant une explosion à Tianjin, en Chine s’est glissée dans les images censées illustrer les bombardements en Ukraine. (Ici entre 15 seconde et 1 minute )
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Fresh October home builder survey results. Top themes: 1) Builders are finally lifting sales caps (though not all). 2) Lack of lots & land development delays will hold back growth in 2022. 3) Most builders expect prices to keep rising. Market commentary to follow…
#ColoradoSprings builder: “One cautious trend to watch is single-family rental businesses paying more for land than builders. This will suck up trade capacity & supply at a time we can't afford it.”
#Denver builder: “Traffic & sales definitely slowing down, but also following a more seasonal pattern as compared to 2020. Resale inventory is still historically low. Rents are skyrocketing again.”
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Tomorrow I’m opening my first grocery store in a Title One school. I doubt I sleep tonight - imagine a parent between checks who can order dinner and breakfast for their family thru our app and their child bring it home. I’m changing lives man, no one does it like me. Just wait!
Before Picture!
FYI this is in #Atlanta my hope is that we bring this to rural communities. Also I hope to bring one to #Memphis #Birmingham #LittleRock #JacksonMS #Nashville #Jacksonville #Tampa #Houston #CharlotteNC #Dallas #Newark #Camden #LasVegas #Chicago #StLouis #Detroit and so many more!
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The #HS2GravyTrain is all set to be a massive failure because we're in a #ClimateAndEcologicalEmergency, so Britain will have to move, this coming decade, to a #Degrowth economy, a #4DayWeek, lots more #WorkingFromHome, much less #LongDistanceCommuting…
For any chance of human survival through a #ClimateAndEcologicalEmergency that will soon bring crop failures, hunger, chaos, all airport expansion must be halted and air travel massively cut back.
#Birmingham #AirportExpansion…
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Here's a housing🧵to chew on over weekend. Mid-June update from 100+home builders across country. 1) rumblings of price ceiling. 2) slightly shrinking pool of qualified buyers. 3) some home releases not selling out immediately. 4) normal summer slowing as vacations take priority.
#Austin builder: “Some interest lists are shrinking & others are not. Seeing buyers who are no longer able or willing to afford the monthly payment. Definitely seeing attrition here. Frustration that prices continued going up without an opportunity to purchase.”
#Dallas builder: “Interest lists are definitely shrinking because of pricing. Some drop off is happening due to price. But the re-sale market is still so tight it hasn’t dropped substantially. Extremely concerned about pricing going forward.”
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New home sales fell in May, Y/Y & M/M. Theme of the month was sales decline by builder design. Few comments on demand slowing or skittish buyers, even w/new home prices +18% Y/Y nationally (survey record). Builder commentary from across the country per our survey to follow...
#Nashville builder: “Gapped out. Sales resume in June as new communities & phases start to open. By moving ability to contract on inventory homes later to finished drywall stage (window installation stage previously), expect sales to show continued decline. Decline by design.”
#Charlotte builder: “Paused sales from mid-May to mid-June in all communities & will selectively release homes for sale in the last 2 weeks of June & coming months. Sales look lower vs. last month but was capped due to limited lot availability & no inventory.”
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Here's May mid-month home builder channel check I hinted at earlier. Builders are pushing prices w/little pushback, though some starting. Some builders are using price escalators & highest/best offer. Many limiting pre-sales, shifting to spec, & pricing home later in build cycle.
#Dallas builder: “Not selling build jobs in May, starting specs only, and not selling until drywall. Costs are too out of control for us to take the inflation risk on build jobs. So sales are way down.”
#SanAntonio builder: “Only selling specs at Sheetrock stage. Last month, it was frame stage.”
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Power & Publishing, a THREAD 1/n: Warm thanks to those who have helped share this essay. Its appearance marks the end of a 4.5 month struggle, which I share here, though perhaps risky—but we’re at a point where this is what needs to be said (conscious of…
writing this after a mass shooting of Asian women in the US & as British journalists & editors protest the Society of Editors’ denial of racism in British media).

I wrote the essay early Nov. & pitched it to UK outlets. After almost 2 months, a prominent Leftist magazine 2/n
said they’d be happy to print it, but a month later, on the literal eve of publication, reneged, citing a “delay” ordered by the editor-in-chief. I said, no problem, did they think weeks or months? *They never wrote back.*

Meanwhile, the handful of white male experts in 3/n
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Less than a fifth of workers are back in offices 🚉💼🏙️

@ValentineQuinio analysed the latest worker footfall data 👣 added to our #HighStreets Recovery Tracker last week.

Here are the key takeaways 👇…
Averaged across all 63 largest city and town centres in the UK, by the end of September worker footfall was at 1⃣9⃣% of pre-lockdown levels, which only represents a 2⃣-percentage point increase compared to a month ago.…
But this hides significant geographic differences across the country, with large cities like #London, #Manchester and #Birmingham once again lagging behind smaller places like #Basildon or #Mansfield.
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Copied from Kemo’s mum
“No words I can write to say how much we love and miss you, thank you everyone for sending me the pic this morning of the dog in hull, my heart skipped a beat as the closest I’ve seen 😢 but sadly 😢 not Kemo this ones female 😢 . I must admit today 1/2
this one brought tears and has made my heartache today💔
But hay my beautiful boy We will NEVER give up I WILL find you 💔 in this world or the next I love you soo much Mum💔💔💔💔✋xxxx
Please especially in the #Birmingham area look out for #Kemo this broke me too 💔#RT ImageImage
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I have been looking at the MSOA data for cases to 6 September 2020 at… . There are some places with very high case numbers.
#Sunderland - Houghton West (Houghton-le-Spring) has 45 cases in the week to 6 September. Which is an incidence of *560* cases per 100,000 (assuming a MSOA population of 8000) Image
#Bradford - Shearbridge and University has 37 cases in the week to 6 September. Which is an incidence of *460* cases per 100,000 (assuming a MSOA population of 8,000) @UniofBradford Image
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Breaking news:

West Midlands police searching for murder suspect after a man stabbed to death in Birmingham City Centre. Others are in a life threatening condition in hospital.

Warns visitors to the city to be alert while suspect is still at large.

No suggestion at this stage that it was a hate crime or gang related say @WMPolice
Not terror related say police
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Providing asylum seekers with #COVID19 essentials like masks & sanitiser should be the most basic requirement for accomm providers.

But in #Birmingham, they have to rely on groups such as @KHAction to stay safe.

This poses a health risk to both asylum seekers & the public. 1/3
This issue is not unique to Birmingham, as revealed by a recent @CommonsHomeAffs inquiry:

"We are appalled at reports that service users have not been universally provided either with laundry facilities, a generous supply of cleaning products, soap and sanitiser... 2/3
...or with financial support to enable them to access these essentials. It is difficult to conceive of any provision which is more fundamental to public health during the pandemic." Read more:…

When will @pritipatel @ukhomeoffice listen? Lives are at risk.
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@Find_Kemo is away for a couple of days so I am following up on a piece of information received please if you live in the #Birmingham area can you be extra vigilant and keep a look out for #Kemo if you see a dog like him please if safe to 1/2
Do so can you take a photo and send it through either here or pm any if the admin on Find our Kemo on Facebook. #Birmingham is a big #City so your help is needed. Here’s some pics of his markings to help @birmingham_live ImageImageImageImage
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The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Aberdeen St Nicholas St
#Belfast City Hall
#Birmingham Victoria Square
#Bristol College Green
#Manchester Central Library
#Plymouth Plymouth Hoe
#Newcastle Theatre Royal (ALL 2PM)
TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Brighton Peace Statue, Hove
#Cardiff Cardiff Castle
#Leeds Millennium Square
#Liverpool St George's Hall
#Southampton Central Train Station
TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Glasgow 12 Midday Glasgow Green
#Edinburgh 12 Midday Middle Meadow Walkway
#London 12 Midday Hammersmith Tube Station
#Nottingham 1PM Council House
Please RT!
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There is a huge amount of false and misleading information about #HS2 on social media. Below is a myth buster thread which corrects some of the most repeated misconceptions about the project…
Myth 1: ‘HS2 only saves 20 minutes to #Birmingham’. FACT: #HS2 services will call at 25 stations in England and Scotland connecting 30 million people. It also frees up space on the existing network for more frequent stopping local services benefiting those who may never use HS2.
HS2’s budget is spread over 30 years and evens out at less than the annual roads budget. We will support 30,000 jobs at least 2,000 of which will be apprenticeships. The arrival of #HS2 is spearheading economic growth and is expected to create nearly 500,000 jobs around stations.
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