KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom March 19, 2019 San Diego ranks among worst for first time homebuyers 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The great “American Dream” of owning a home appears to be slipping away for more San Diegans. A new survey conducted by the personal finance website, Bankrate, rated the best and worst cities for first time homebuyers. In a ranking of 50 U.S, cities, San Diego was among the ten worst cities for new homebuyers, coming in at seven on the list. The cities that had even worse showings were San Francisco which topped the list, followed by Los Angeles and Sacramento.Lyle Caddell, who’s been selling homes in San Diego County for nearly 25 years said he doesn’t need to look at the survey to know there’s hardly anything out there for first time buyers. “The demand is so big in this price category. I don’t think I’ve ever been this bus, with people calling me saying ‘Hey, Lyle, do you have anything we can buy, a home?’ ”Caddell showed us a home listed for sale at 589,000 dollars, which he said was in the mid-level price range. The three bedroom home in Rancho San Diego already had seven offers in less than three days. “Can you only imagine what it’d be like for the entry level?” Caddell asked.Nathan Moeder, who heads a real estate and economic advisory firm said nothing will change unless there’s a way to reduce the government regulations that add to constructions costs and the time it takes to build new housing. “Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s going to be single family home opportunities like we’ve traditionally had in San Diego County because we’re not building it. 60 perecent of our growth historically was in single family homes. Going forward, it’s only going to be 18 percent,” Moeder said.According to the 2017 Census, the rate of home ownership in the San Diego area for 25 to 44 year olds was 33.6 percent.Behind Los Angeles, San Diego had the second lowest rate of home ownership in the nation. “We’re really turning into a region of “haves” and “have-nots” because the single family homes that exist today are just going to be more and more expensive, because we’re not building them anymore,” Moeder said. Updated: 8:45 PM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Creative CommonsAt a time when conservation of animals, especially tigers, is the talk in the country, a group of villagers of the Mataina village in Uttar Pradesh mercilessly beat an adult tigress to death because she mauled and injured a person belonging to the village earlier that day.A full two-minute video of the disturbing incident emerged with the person talking the video giving a voice-over, explaining what happened. The tigress was six-years-old and had broken ribs and injuries across her body. She was cremated after the forest officials conducted a post-mortem, NDTV reports.Warning : this is disturbing content . A 5 year old adult tigress was beaten to death by villagers in UP’s #Pilibhit on thursday afternoon . In this mobile video shot by a villager , there ‘s even background commentary on why they are killing the tigress ! Really sad ! pic.twitter.com/FY7ToT3TGA— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) July 26, 2019 The incident took place in a village close to the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve on Wednesday afternoon. It is situated 240 kilometres away from Lucknow. “She had sustained fractures and injuries from sharp-edged weapons like spears on almost every part of her body. She also had broken ribs,” H Rajamohan, the director of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve told IANS.At least 30 people participated in beating the animal up and the police have filed an FIR against 31 villagers. They have been charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Reports claim that the villager did not let the forest officials through and take her to the hospital till she was dead.”A forest team did reach the spot but by that time, the tigress was in so much pain that even an attempt to tranquilize her would have added to her plight,” Vaibhav Shrivastava , Pilibhit’s District Magistrate said.”The tigress could have been rescued and given timely medical aid as the forest officials had reached the spot. But their inability to rescue the injured big cat in a span of over nine hours undoubtedly reflects their inability in protecting wildlife in adverse situations,” GC Misra, the Former field director of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve said.The Pilibhit district and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve alone have witnessed the deaths of 16 tigers and 3 leopards since 2012. the most common causes of death were snaring, poisoning, and contagious diseases like canine distemper. However, there were very few cases of deaths due to infighting.