Maduka Okoye Joins Sparta Rotterdam


first_imgThe team head coach was excited over the capture of 20 year old Nigeria international.“With Maduka we bring in a great talent,” says Henk van Stee, “who has a lot of potential. He was in the interest of several clubs from different countries, but he believes he can take the next step at Sparta. We believe he can be of value to this club and are happy that he signed here,” he said.The deal is subjected to medical that is expected to take place anytime from now.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Fortuna Dusserdolf Goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has joined the Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam on a two-year deal.Okoye made his debut for Nigeria in an international friendly match against Brazil in Singapore last year.The Dutch club made the announcement via the club website, stating that Okoye has signed a 2-year deal with an option same years of extension.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Michael Beasley agrees to 1-year deal with Pistons


first_img USA Basketball names 17 finalists for FIBA World Cup team LeBron James organizing Lakers minicamp to help team bond, report says According to a report from The Athletic, Beasley has a “legitimate opportunity” to make Detroit’s roster. But first, he will have to serve a five-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. Related News After 5-game suspension from NBA on Thursday for failed drug test from last fall, Michael Beasley plans to sign deal that gives him legitimate opportunity to make Pistons roster, sources said. Beasley joins Derrick Rose (No. 1) on Detroit as top two picks in 2008 draft.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 11, 2019Beasley spent last season with the Lakers and appeared in 26 games. Beasley averaged 7 points, 2.3 rebounds and a career-low 10.7 minutes per game in LA. Kevin Durant says ‘nobody’ on Warriors pressured him to play in NBA Finals Michael Beasley seems to have found a new team.The NBA veteran and free agent reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Pistons on Saturday. This was after a 2017-18 season with the Knicks where he had 74 appearances and averaged 13.4 points.Beasley has also spent time with the Rockets, Heat, Suns, Bucks and Timberwolves in his 11-year career.last_img read more

Lenders Heres How to Attract FirstTime Homebuyers


first_imgFirst-time homebuyers, including millennials, are slowly but surely making their way into the housing market and lenders need to be prepared to grab their attention and keep it.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the share of first-time buyers remained at 32 percent in January for the second consecutive month and is up from 28 percent a year ago. First-time buyers in all of 2015 represented an average of 30 percent, up from 29 percent in both 2014 and 2013. During pre-crisis years, first-time homebuyers averaged 40 percent or more of the market.Freddie Mac’s VP, Danny Gardner, said that low mortgage rates, stabilizing housing markets, and the nation’s 86 million millennials and rapidly growing immigrant communities, are expected to produce about 1.2 million new households a year for the next ten years, based on statistics from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Collingwood Group.Gardner noted that more first-time homebuyers can be welcomed into the housing market if they are provided more information. “As an industry, we have to drive a stake through a few stubborn myths that are draining life out of the market. These familiar myths lead potential buyers to overestimate the credit, income and downpayment savings they need for an affordable mortgage,” he said.In addition, lenders can produce more sales to first-time buyers by getting myth-dispelling information into the hands of families who don’t know how ready they are to buy their first home and to families who gave up trying after being rejected for a mortgage once, according to Freddie Mac.Source: Freddie MacThe American Enterprise Institute (AEI) International Center on Housing Risk found that the share and volume of first-time homebuyers increased year-over-year in December.According to AEI’s First-Time Buyer Mortgage Share Index (FBMSI) released Tuesday, first-time buyers accounted for 56.7 percent of primary owner-occupied home purchase mortgages with a government guarantee in December 2015. This number is 1 percent above the December 2014 share of 55.5 percent.AEI credits “improvements in the labor market, riskier mortgage lending, and continuing low mortgage rates” for the spike in first-time buyers.“On a year-over-year basis, first-time buyer demand increased in December, continuing the trend of the last 14 months,” said Edward Pinto, Codirector of AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk. “Strong demand, in combination with shortness of supply, is driving home prices up faster than incomes and inflation.” March 14, 2016 500 Views Lenders: Here’s How to Attract First-Time Homebuyers in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Originationlast_img read more