Unbeatable Europe properties and lifetime memories with roomsXML

first_imgroomsXML has over 96,000 properties worldwide . If you are unsure about which property to book, always check for the ‘Preferred’ logo next to the hotel; that means its been recommended by other Travel Agents. Thanks for Wikitravel for the tips. With so many destinations on offer these days, its hard to find something remotely resembling a hidden gem. Although its certainly well past that category, the Czech Republic has until 10 or 20 years ago, when it opened up, remained an unusual destination for the new traveller.The gem within the gem, is Prague; the capital and location for one of the most enjoyable cities you will ever find. Remaining largely unscathed (architecturally) throughout war, its amazing gothic and baroque buildings are largely intact. Stay in Prague itself, or take a couple of days to visit the UNESCO heritage listed Český Krumlov; you will not be disappointed.This week, roomsXML is offering amazing rates for selected cities in Europe:Prague: Home to amazing churches, architecture and even a dancing apartment building. roomsXML has 631 Properties in PragueBelgium: Renaissance architecture, Palaces, and home to NATOroomsXML has 386 Properties in BelgiumHungary: Budapest is one of the most popular destinations in Europe (11th), and part of the European Union since 2004. Don’t miss it.roomsXML has 312 Properties in HungaryPortugal: One of the first world superpowers in the 15th & 16th Century, Portugal was an economic, political, and military power, having deposed the monarchy in the 1910 revolution.roomsXML has 1563 Properties in Portugal roomsXML.comconnect today roomsXML.comdiscover more here Source = roomsxml.comcenter_img Unbeatable Europe properties and lifetime memories with roomsXMLlast_img read more

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort recognized with 3 wins

first_imgSheraton Bali Kuta Resort recognized with 3 winsSheraton Bali Kuta Resort recognized with 3 winsSheraton Bali Kuta Resort is pleased to announce that it has been named the Country Winner for Best Luxury Rooftop Hotel at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards the 4thconsecutive year and also bagged 2 Regional awards : Luxury Ocean View Resort and Luxury Family Resort.Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travelers and industry players alike in over 60 categories. Winners are purely judged on service delivery and effective management voted for by international tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests who get the opportunity to cast their votes annually, making the process fair and unbiased. It will not only inspire the confidence of guests, the respect of industry players and retain a loyal clientele in these highly competitive times, but will also stimulate continuous growth and development of the hotel.“As Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort turns 5 in December, it is with great honour to receive not one but three awards. I would like to dedicate this award to the dream team – it’s for the people who do all the hard work behind the scenes that has gone above and beyond in ensuring every guest’s stay is better than expected” added Dario Orsini, General Manager of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort whose motto is ‘United we stand, Divided we fall.’The resort is located right next to Beachwalk – a luxurious shopping destination, presenting over 200 retail outlets in an open-air style and designed architecture inspired by the design of Bali’s rice paddy field. The resort is also centrally located at the heart of Pantai Kuta and just five kilometers away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort offers 203 exclusive retreats, each fitted with the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and a spacious private balcony with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean or the resort’s signature social courtyard. The resort also houses a signature two-story oceanic view Presidential Suite with contemporary approach of Balinese interior and a private sundeck lounge. For your dining pleasure, there are 3 venues to choose from : the all-day dining Feast® with its vibrant open-kitchen, located alongside Beachwalk’s patio overlooking the Kuta Beach, Bene – a light-hearted Italian Trattoria, where guests can also relish in authentic Italian meals and The Lounge, offering a locally inspired cocktail menu, with open-air setting and stunning Indian Ocean scenery.Capitalizing on its prime location, Sheraton Bali Kuta also showcases an alluring Infinity Pool with breathtaking ocean views. The free-form pool with marine blue tiles beckons for an invigorating swim or refreshing dip while sipping on a refreshing cocktail. To keep travelers energized 24/7, visit the fully equipped Sheraton Fitness. Rejuvenate with signature treatments at Shine Spa for Sheraton and to keep the little ones entertained, visit Play@Sheraton Kids Club to learn about their edu-tainment program designed for children up to 12 years old.For more information and to book a reservation at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, please visit www.sheratonbalikuta.com for more details or call (62) (361) 846 5555. Source = Sheraton Bali Kuta Resortlast_img read more

NYE 2018 World class opera meets world famous fireworks

first_imgNYE 2018: World class opera meets world famous fireworksNYE 2018: World class opera meets world famous fireworksTickets now on sale to the ultimate Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrationOpera Australia is thrilled to announce tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations – a truly unforgettable night full of glitz, glamour and excitement situated right at the centre of all the action, at Australia’s most famous building, the Sydney Opera House.The Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations are world famous, with tourists flocking from all corners of the globe to tick the experience off their bucket list. And Opera Australia elevates that once in a lifetime experience to a whole new level when it takes over the Sydney Opera House, filling both the Joan Sutherland Theatre and the Concert Hall with two sensational operatic performances.Last year more than half the audience was from overseas, with guests from 25 different countries attending the NYE performances. Most visitors came from the USA, UK, Germany and Canada, but there were also an impressive number from across Asia, South America and Europe.“Where else in the world would you rather be?” asks Opera Australia’s artistic Director Lyndon Terracini.“It really doesn’t get any better than this on NYE in Sydney, there’s nowhere closer to the action than the Sydney Opera House. This is a great opportunity to be experiencing the best that Sydney and Australia has to offer, with a wonderful night of entertainment on the stage and the spectacular fireworks show over the water.”Guests can select from two performances – a Gala concert featuring popular arias by Verdi, Puccini and Rossini, or one of the world’s most loved operas, Puccini’s La Bohème – and then combine a range of dining and party options to suit their budget.Guests could start the night with an exclusive pre-performance gala dinner in one of the vast Northern Foyers, featuring floor to ceiling windows overlooking spectacular Sydney Harbour. Featuring a decadent three-course dinner matched with premium wines and beverages, this is an unforgettable way to kick off the celebrations.Then it’s off to the performance. Guests choose either a gala concert of opera’s greatest hits sung by some of Australia’s finest singers in the magnificent Concert Hall or the beloved La Bohème in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.Interval is programmed perfectly to catch the 9:00pm fireworks, and then, after the last note has been sung, the Midnight Party swings into action in the Northern Foyers of both the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre, prime vantage points for one of the best fireworks displays in the world. With canapés, drinks, dancing and live entertainment, this is an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration in one of the world’s most iconic and glamourous locations.Performance InformationSydney Opera HouseLa Bohème | 7:45pm | 31 December 2018 | Joan Sutherland TheatreThe Opera Gala | 7:45pm | 31 December 2018 | Concert Hallhttps://opera.org.au/nyePackage InformationPre-Performance Dinner | $399 | 5:30pm | Concert Hall & Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyers.Look out over Sydney Harbour as you dine on a three-course menu, matched with premium winesMidnight Party | $349 | 10:30pm | Concert Hall & Joan Sutherland Theatre Northern Foyers.Canapés, drinks and live entertainment, with views of the spectacular midnight fireworks on Sydney HarbourPlatinum Package | $1,422 | Concert Hall & Joan Sutherland TheatrePre-performance dinner and the Midnight Party in the Northern Foyers, Platinum seats at the performance of your choice, a program and drink at interval.BookingsOpera Australia Box Office+61 2 9318 8200ticketing@opera.org.auwww.opera.org.auSource = Opera Australialast_img read more

Princess Cruises Reveals Name of Fifth Royal Class Ship

first_imgPrincess Cruises Reveals Name of Fifth Royal-Class ShipPrincess Cruises Reveals Name of Fifth Royal Class Ship As Fleet Expansion ContinuesAs Princess Cruises’ fleet expansion continues, the premium international cruise line revealed the name of the ship it will launch in 2020 – Enchanted Princess.Enchanted Princess is scheduled to debut on June 15, 2020 sailing on a series of European voyages. Bookings for her maiden season, Summer 2020, will open on November 8, 2018.“The name Enchanted Princess is captivating and conveys the elegance and grace of our new ship which will introduce more travellers to the pleasures and value of cruising,” said Jan Swartz president of Princess Cruises. “We are certain Enchanted Princess will exceed the expectations of our guests, ensuring they have the most memorable cruise holiday.”Ms Swartz said Princess has the strongest pipeline of premium new ship builds in the world. The arrival of Enchanted Princess will be followed by the debut of the sixth Royal-Class vessel for Princess Cruises in 2022. The cruise line also has two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered ships on order, bringing its new ship order to five ships in six years.Construction of the 143,700-ton, 3,660-passenger Enchanted Princess will take place in the  Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard with the ship set to feature an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line’s previous Royal-Class ships.Princess Cruises currently operates a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, sailing voyages around the globe. Enchanted Princess is a sister ship to four other Royal-Class ships in the cruise line’s fleet – Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess (joining the fleet in October 2019).For more Enchanted Princess updates visit www.princess.com/enchantedprincessAbout Princess Cruises One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has been continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries.”Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a $450 million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much more.Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. Princess recently announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery in 2023 and 2025.  Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 & 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK ). Source = Princess Cruiseslast_img read more

Majestic Hotel Spa Barcelona introduces renovated rooftop bar

first_imgSource = Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona introduces renovated rooftop barMajestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona introduces renovated rooftop barAfter commemorating its 100th anniversary last year in style, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is celebrating yet again – this time, with the reopening of its trendy rooftop terrace – regarded as one of Europe’s best, La Dolce Vitae. Led by renowned architect and interior designer Antonio Obrador, the emblematic space has been updated with sleek furniture, a wider bar serving an updated menu of refreshing cocktails and a redesign to make the space more inviting and comfortable while maintaining the swimming pool as its central element.The terrace design conveys a sense of luxury and coziness that allows guests to enjoy views of the city’s remarkable landmarks, including its most popular, Sagrada Familia. Thanks to Clavisa, a company specializing in the cultivation of cactus and succulent plants, the new and improved space is complete with elegant details including a vertical garden, the hotel’s trademark, a feature that has become consistent throughout the five-star luxury hotel, also seen in its penthouse terraces and at its farm-to-table concept restaurant, SOLC.Top Quality Cuisine by Michelin-Star Chef Nandu JubanyAt La Dolce Vitae, spectacular views and an inviting atmosphere, are served with a renewed menu that includes fresh flavors, unique ingredients and high-quality products, curated by the hotel’s gastronomic advisor and Michelin-Star Chef Nandu Jubany and Executive Chef David Romero. Updated for the summer season, items boast international faire elevated with Catalan and Mediterranean influences. Examples include a selection of the freshest Can Met vegetables, Balfego bluefin tuna tartare paired with avocado and wasabi, organic roast beef with toast and pickles or a delicious selection of local artisanal cheeses. Guests can enjoy several dessert options while overlooking the city’s skyline including the Ferrero Rocher and Nutella XXL ice-cream sandwich.Majestic Sunset Sessions 2019 & ‘Rosée Sunset BBQ’The hotel is also excited to announce the return of Majestic Sunset Sessions for another season, welcoming resident DJ Carlos U-Soul to bring the atmosphere to life in the evenings from June to September. On weekends, DJ U-Soul will share the booth with some internationally renowned DJ’s including: Kiko Navarro (June 7, July 26 and Sept. 6), Angel Moraes (June 21), Jean-Jérôme Dupuy (July 5), Alex Finkin (Aug. 2), Jordi Carreras (Aug. 23) and César Melero (Sept. 20).Beginning June 9th, from 7 to 10 p.m., the trendy rooftop will also be home to a brand-new offer, the Rosée Sunset BBQ, where guests can indulge on tasteful dishes cooked to perfection in an elegant Josper oven. Menu items include prawns from Barceloneta, chicken and grilled T-Bone paired with the award-winning rose wine M De Minuty.About Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona“In the world of great luxury hotels, the old is now the new,” – that’s what the experts say when speaking of hotels with such profound tradition and history like Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona. Since opening in 1918, the five-star hotel owned by the Soldevila-Casals family has played an emblematic role in Barcelona architecture, society and lifestyle, hosting notable guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Antonio Machado. Led by interior designer Antonio Obrador, the neo-classical French style property has completed a five-year renovation and has reclaimed its place among the iconic landmarks of the vibrant city.With a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona on stylish Passeig de Gràcia, the 271-room property is home to an unmatched 1,000-piece art collection with works by artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Josep Guinovart. Under the direction of Michelin star Chef Nandu Jubany, a robust gastronomic offering is highlighted by the Majestic Breakfast Experience, named Europe’s Best Breakfast in 2018 by Prix Villégiature. Additionally, The Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious organization that represents independent luxury hotels from around the world, recognized the property with the Remarkably Uncommon award in 2018; the hotel has been a member of the organization since December 2014.Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is also home to the city’s largest suite, a 5,000-square-foot penthouse with capacity for six, a dining room, two panoramic terraces and access to a personal butler and chauffeur. www.hotelmajestic.es.last_img read more

Los Angeles the city of Angels

first_imgLos Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of California. Situated in Southern California, it is known for its mediterranean climate, sprawling metropolis and as a major centre of the American entertainment industry.Source: Expedialast_img

Home Prices Plummet to Lowest Levels Since 2002

first_img May 29, 2012 469 Views Home Prices Plummet to Lowest Levels Since 2002 The “”Case Shiller Home Price Indexes””:http://www.standardandpoors.com/indices/sp-case-shiller-home-price-indices/en/us/?indexId=spusa-cashpidff–p-us fell for the seventh straight month in March. The drop in the broader 20-city index was barely noticeable ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô down to 134.10 from 134.14 in February ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô while the 10-city index fell to 146.61 from 146.74.[IMAGE]Year-over-year, the 10-city index was down 2.8 percent and the 20-city index off 2.6 percent, improving from February.Economists had expected the 20-city index to show a 2.7 percent year-over-year decline.Separately, the national Case Shiller Index, reported quarterly, was down 2.0 percent in the first quarter and down 1.9 percent from the first quarter of 2011, Standard & Poor’s, which compiles and releases the indexes, reported.All three composites posted the lowest levels since mid-2006 when the housing crises began.The quarterly national index fell to its lowest level since 2Q 2002 with its second[COLUMN_BREAK]consecutive quarterly decline. It was down year-over-year for the seventh straight quarter, off 35.1 percent since its 2Q 2006 peak.The month-over-month and year-over-year gains were weaker than the improvement in the median price for an existing single-family home as reported last week by the National Association of Realtors. According to the NAR, the median price of an existing single family home improved 5.9 percent in March and 2.1 percent from March 2011 to March 2012.The index showed a month-over-month decline in seven of the 20 cities surveyed, with prices in Las Vegas ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a perennial laggard ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô essentially unchanged from February to March. The cities in which home prices declined were Detroit (4.4 percent), Chicago (2.5 percent), Atlanta (0.9 percent), Minneapolis (0.9 percent), New York (0.9 percent), Portland (0.5 percent) and Boston (0.2 percent).Prices in Phoenix showed the strongest month-over-month gain (2.2 percent), followed by Seattle (1.7 percent), Dallas (1.6 percent), Denver (1.5 percent), Tampa (1.3 percent) and Washington DC (1.0 percent). Month-over-month gains in the other cities which saw price increases were less than 1.0 percent.Only seven of the 20 cities showed year-over-year price gains led by Phoenix, 6.1 percent, Minneapolis (3.3 percent), Denver (2.6 percent) Miami (2.5 percent), Detroit (2.3 percent), Dallas (1.5 percent) and Charlotte (0.4 percent). That the year-year gains were not concentrated in any single region of the country hints at the seed of a national housing recovery.Even with the slower decline in March, the 10-city price index is down 50.4 percent from its June 2006 peak and the 20-city index is down 49.8 percent from its July 2006 high point. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers S & P Index Service Providers 2012-05-29 Mark Liebermancenter_img in Data, Government, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

Year in Review Data News

first_imgYear in Review: Data News From the start of QM to the end of quantitative easing, the past year saw plenty of big news in the mortgage and financial markets. As the new year rolls in, MReport is taking a look at some of the biggest data headlines of 2014.Survey: Young Buyers Driven Off By Down Payment Fears: There’s a pervasive view held by younger consumers when considering whether to purchase a home or not, according to Freddie Mac’s Christina Boyle. She believes that consumers persistently overestimate the size of a down payment they need in order to finance a home, and this lack of education is harming the housing market.Former Goldman Sachs Exec Predicts Doom for Housing: Former Goldman Sachs executive Joshua Pollard sent a sobering 18-page report to the White House warning of a potential nosedive in home prices that could put the country back into a recession before the ripples of the previous one settle.Originator Satisfaction Scores Rise Despite Customer Frustrations: Lenders continue to score better and better when it comes to customer satisfaction, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some complaints. In its 2014 report, J.D. Power outlines the steps originators can take to make the mortgage process easier on consumers.Lenders: Increasing Mortgage Availability Not Worth Regulatory Risk: Is all the talk of lenders loosening credit standards just a sign of wishful thinking? A survey released in November by the Collingwood Group splashed cold water on the idea that companies are eager to open up their purse strings just to get a little more business.Mortgage Denials Point to Much Tighter Market: Reinforcing concerns of a too-tight credit market, a new measure of mortgage application denials released in December suggested that getting a loan might be even tougher for lower-credit borrowers than previously thought. December 30, 2014 478 Views Sharecenter_img 2014-12-30 Tory Barringer in Data, Featured, Newslast_img read more

Fannie Mae Releases 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey

first_img Share March 18, 2015 495 Views Fannie Mae Releases 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey in Daily Dose, Originationcenter_img Fannie Mae released its first quarter 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey today, revealing mortgage lenders outlook towards lending activities and market expectation is improving.  Compared to the first and fourth quarter of last year, results show more lenders expect mortgage demand and their profit margin to grow over the next three months. Of the senior mortgage executives surveyed, 69 percent said they felt the economy was on the right track.“The first quarter results mirror a similar trend among American households, as shown in our recently released National Housing Survey data,” said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “These results are consistent with our view that an improving economy, strengthening employment, and increasing consumer confidence should support a modest housing expansion in 2015, after an uneven and disappointing year for housing activity in 2014.”Mortgage lenders continue to be more optimistic about the future of home prices compared to consumers, according to the survey. About 62 percent of survey participants said they felt home prices would go up, higher than the 46 percent of consumers surveyed in the National Housing Survey. That’s a 12 percent increase from the 50 percent surveyed in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 2 percent higher than the first quarter of 2014 number. Only about 3 percent said they think prices will go down, while 33 percent thought prices would stay the same.Senior mortgage executives are less optimistic about the ease of getting a mortgage today compared to consumers. More than 70 percent of executives said getting a mortgage today is difficult compared to 43 percent of consumers. Almost 55 percent of consumers said they thought getting a mortgage was easy compared to 28 percent of executives surveyed.The share of lenders outlook on profit margins has improved significantly since last year. Over 40 percent of the share of institutions believes profit margins will increase in the next 3 months, that’s an increase of almost double the amount surveyed this time last year. About 13 percent surveyed profits would increase in the fourth quarter of 2014. About 50 percent of the share think profits will stay about the same, and a low 10 percent think profits will decrease. 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey Fannie Mae National Housing Survey 2015-03-18 Samantha Guzmanlast_img read more

Servicers Report Q4 Consumer Relief To Settlement Monitor Investigation of Ocwen Continues

first_img Share In an update on consumer relief activities from SunTrust Mortgage and Ocwen Financial, two parties to the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement (NMS), independent settlement monitor Joseph A. Smith, Jr., said he will continue to investigate Ocwen over the possibility of noncompliance with terms of the NMS.In what was Ocwen’s second report on consumer relief under the NMS, the Atlanta-based servicer reported that through the end of the fourth quarter in 2014, 21,257 borrowers had completed first-lien modifications and benefited from $1.9 billion in consumer relief. That figure computes to approximately $91,000 per borrower. Ocwen also reported that an additional 284,089 borrowers had either started a trial modification or were offered or approved for a trial modification by the end of Q4. These were Ocwen’s self-reported numbers and they have not been credited by the monitor as of yet.Smith, who is overseeing Ocwen’s compliance with the terms of the NMS, said his team launched an investigation in May 2014 after hearing from an employee about “serious deficiencies in Ocwen’s internal review group process” and issues relating to erroneously dated foreclosure notices to about 7,000 borrowers. The latter issue resulted in Ocwen reaching a $150 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services in December. In the latest update on the NMS, Smith his investigation of Ocwen’s compliance with the standards of the NMS continues. Ocwen falls under Smith’s supervision due to Ocwen’s acquisition of mortgage servicing rights from a unit of Ally Financial, one of the original banks included in the settlement.“I am encouraged by Ocwen’s consumer relief progress, but I continue to investigate issues of potential noncompliance with the NMS servicing standards,” Smith said. “My team and I take this matter seriously, and this investigation is ongoing. I will report my findings later this spring.”Regarding the investigation, Ocwen released a statement saying, “Ocwen is continuing to fully cooperate with the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor. We are committed to full compliance with all regulatory requirements.”In what was SunTrust’s first report to the monitor on progress toward fulfilling consumer relief obligations under the NMS, the Atlanta-based financial services company said that 6,139 borrowers have benefited from some type of consumer relief offered by SunTrust. More than 3,000 borrowers who are either first-time homebuyers, live in hardest-hit areas, or have lost a home to foreclosure or short sale received new loans, according to SunTrust, and the company offered first-lien modification forgiveness totaling $6 million to 49 borrowers – approximately $123,602 per borrower. These numbers, like Ocwen’s, are self-reported by SunTrust and are awaiting review from the monitor before they are officially credited toward SunTrust’s obligation under the terms of the NMS.”This is SunTrust’s first report on its progress toward fulfilling its $500 million obligation under the National Mortgage Settlement,” Smith said. “This data is gross and self-reported, and my team and I are in the process of crediting SunTrust’s consumer relief progress.”The NMS was originally finalized in April 2012 between 49 states and the District of Columbia, the federal government, and five banks and/or mortgage servicers (Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, ResCap Parties, and Wells Fargo), creating new servicing standards and providing relief to distressed homeowners as well as funding for state and federal governments. As part of the agreement, the five servicers were required to provide $20 billion in consumer relief and $5 billion in other payments. The settlement is considered landmark because it established the first-ever nationwide reforms to mortgage servicing that include better communication between servicers and borrowers as well as a single point of contact and appropriate standards servicers for executing documents in foreclosure cases.Ocwen entered into a new consent judgment with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in February 2014 that requires Ocwen to provide $2.1 billion in consumer relief and to comply with the servicing standards set forth by the NMS. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Servicers Report Q4 Consumer Relief To Settlement Monitor; Investigation of Ocwen Continuescenter_img Consumer Relief National Mortgage Settlement Ocwen Settlements SunTrust 2015-04-08 Seth Welborn April 8, 2015 557 Views last_img read more

Accurate Group Launches New Property Inspection Tool

first_img iValueNet Property Inspection Tool The Accurate Group 2015-05-07 Staff Writer May 7, 2015 480 Views Accurate Group Launches New Property Inspection Tool Appraisal management company Accurate Group announced the launch of a new interior property inspection tool—iValueNet. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company said that iValueNet is part of their ValueNet suite of appraisal tools that can be utilized by banks, credit unions, and mortgage lenders as a cost effective-alternative to other interior appraisal options on the market.“iValueNet delivers lenders a detailed interior property inspection at a lower cost and with faster turnaround time than a traditional appraisal, while still ensuring regulatory compliance,” said Scott Waxman, chief appraiser and president of the ValueNet division of Accurate Group. “By using the ValueNet appraisal suite, lenders who are not already partnering with Accurate Group can expect to see a decrease in overall appraisal costs and an improvement in home equity profit margins, while also gaining access to the next generation technology platform they need for future growth.”Accurate Group explained that ValueNet is built around an USPAP-compliant desktop valuation process. The technology is supported by Accurate Group’s network of property inspectors and certified appraisers. iValueNet report features include property photos; neighborhood and interior features; professional measurements; and a home pricing trend graph.”As the economy strengthens and home values continue to increase, lenders have the opportunity to significantly increase revenues from home equity loans and home equity lines of credit,” stated Paul Doman, president and CEO of Accurate Group. “As the market leader in home equity appraisals, title, and compliance, Accurate Group is well-positioned to help banks, credit unions, and mortgage lenders of all sizes take advantage of this opportunity.”iValueNet is available now directly though Accurate Group and will be rolled out to Accurate Group’s network of resellers later this year.center_img in Headlines, News, Technology Sharelast_img read more

Freddie Mac Offers Assistance to Home Buyers

first_imgFreddie Mac Offers Assistance to Home Buyers April 10, 2017 586 Views in Daily Dose, News, Origination Sharecenter_img Assistance manufactured homes 2017-04-10 Seth Welborn Freddie Mac wants to help homebuyers become “mortgage-ready,” starting in Kentucky. The GSE is teaming up with Louisville-based housing intermediary Next Step Network and three nonprofit housing counseling agencies to implement an online education curriculum, with a focus on manufactured homes.Their goal is to support access to credit and affordable lending for the manufactured homes segment of the housing market. Freddie Mac stated that manufactured homes are a crucial source of housing stock, and the average price of a manufactured home is $71,600, while the average price of a new, single-family, site-built home is $373,900 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Freddie Mac previously announced their partnership with Next Step in November 2016, with a plan to develop a consumer education curriculum for manufactured home buyers called SmartMH, an energy-efficient manufactured housing initiative led by lenders, retailers, manufacturers, nonprofits and public stakeholders. The program pairs participating buyers with one of three U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved housing counseling agencies in Kentucky: Community Ventures Corporation in Lexington, Kentucky; Frontier Housing in Morehead, Kentucky; or In Charge Debt Solutions in Orlando, Florida. The education curriculum will be offered through eHome America, an online homebuyer education platform.These agencies will provide assistance to potential homebuyers with blemished credit histories and offer homebuyer education and advice on strengthening their credit and navigating the finance and purchase processes.Several lenders are already participating in Next Step’s SmartMH program, including Community Ventures, Credit Human Federal Credit Union, Frontier Housing, Forcht Bank, Kentucky Housing Corporation, and Key Mortgage Company. Freddie Mac and Next Step are in the process of seeking new lenders interested in making real property loans for energy-efficient manufactured homes.last_img read more

Summers Not Just for Sellers

first_img As a whole, summer is known as the prime time for sellers—a time when demand is high, and buyers are willing to pay more to secure a house before school starts. But according to a new analysis by Zillow, summer’s not all about sellers. In fact, buyers who wait until late summer may actually pay less than if they’d bought during other times of the year.According to the analysis, housing inventory is up significantly by the end of summer, causing many sellers to reduce their listing price. Zillow’s data shows that 15 percent of listings are reduced in price during the month of August.Historically, Zillow reported, August has more listings than any other month. Last year, Los Angeles saw about 8,000 more homes on the market in August than in April, while Seattle saw a difference of around 5,000.According to Dr. Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist at Zillow, this new data can be encouraging to buyers who are getting frustrated by the fast-moving spring market. Zillow data shows that homes listed in spring sell faster—and for about $1,500 more—than in other times of the year, meaning a more expensive, overwhelming market for most buyers.“In such a competitive housing market, it’s easy for buyers to get frustrated when they are putting in multiple offers without success,” Gudell said. “Buyers who start their home search in the spring may still be looking months later—but for those who can wait it out, the end of summer will bring more favorable conditions. Homes that may have been overpriced earlier in the year are more likely to have a price reduction, and those listings passed over in earlier months may look better with a fresh perspective.”August aside, the next best months to buy in are July and September, when about 14 percent of listings see a price cut.On a market level, Detroit is the single best place to buy a home in August. Nearly 21 percent of listings see a price cut during that month, compared to just 13 percent of listings in April. Chicago is a close second, with 19.7 percent of listings decreasing in price for the month.Read the full data set at Zillow.com. best time for homebuyers Homebuyers Homebuying Zillow 2017-05-04 Aly J. Yale Summer’s Not Just for Sellers Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Foreclosure, News May 4, 2017 641 Views last_img read more

Borneo Eagle Resort a newlyopened luxury boutiqu

first_imgBorneo Eagle Resort, a newly-opened luxury boutique property nestled on the pristine Island of Pulau Tiga off Sabah, is offering a 50% off published rates introductory special, valid to 30 November 2018. on minimum 3 night stay bookings. Guests can choose from Pool Villa, Coral or Spa Villa accommodation, and children under 5 years stay and eat free with parents.Built upon a holistic philosophy, the resort’s cuisine features organic fish and vegetables sourced from the resort owner’s farms on the mainland of Sabah. Borneo Eagle ResortluxurySabahspecialslast_img read more

TravelManagers annual conference is underway in H

first_imgTravelManager’s annual conference is underway in Honolulu, with over 320 personal travel managers (PTMs), reps from partner suppliers and National Partnership Office (NPO) folk in attendance.This year’s conference theme – success – was chosen because of its relevance to all areas of life, says TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal. “Whilst success in business is commonly measured in terms of turnover, we know that in reality it’s much more subjective and multi-faceted. Whether it’s improving work-life balance, choosing to specialise in a particular field of interest or developing functional and personal skills, we’ll be discussing the tools and skills currently available, and looking at future innovations that will help our PTMs and travel partners achieve even greater success going forward.”The official conference begins today (Friday 17 August local time) at the Prince Waikiki, with a welcome from Hawai’i Tourism’s Giselle Radulovic. In the lead-up, attendees have been arriving all week to make the most of the pre-conference golf tournament and famils to Oahu and Maui, the latter organised by Hawai’i Tourism Oceania together with post-conference famils to the islands of Kauai and Hawaii.After the conference is formally opened by Gazal and House of Travel Australia CEO, Joe Araullo, there will be presentations from partner suppliers such as Hawaiian Airlines, Allianz and WLCL, as well as from PTMs, who will share their “Secrets of Success’.“It’s a key part of TravelManagers’ culture that our PTMs share ideas, experience and knowledge with their colleagues, recognising that each individual has something to contribute and something to learn,” Gazal explains.One of the main highlights of the conference’s first day is sure to be the presentation from keynote speakers, Chris Paulsen. Paulsen founded the New Zealand-based House of Travel, which acquired TravelManagers Australia in November 2007, and has received accolades throughout his career that include New Zealand’s Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006, The Prime Minister’s Social Hero Award in 2007, and the Chairman’s Circle Honour from the US Travel Association in 2013. “The House of Travel business model which Chris set up in 1987 was ground-breaking within the industry,” says Gazal. “Despite the changes and challenges faced by the travel industry over the past thirty years, Chris’ inspiring leadership and vision of what constitutes success made him an obvious choice to speak at this year’s conference.”Day one will conclude with a welcome cocktail function, hosted by Hawai’i Tourism Oceania at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Day Two will be spent in a series of supplier workshops, before a mystery team-building activity in the afternoon. “Participants will get the chance to discover the sights and tourist attractions of Waikiki – it promises to be an ‘amazing’ afternoon,” said Gazal. “And in the evening, the sunset cocktail party will be a great way to unwind from what promises to be a very full day.”The final day of the conference will entail further supplier and PTM presentations, before the second keynote speaker’s address from Turia Pitt.The conference concludes on Sunday night with a gala awards dinner that is set to embrace the conference’s theme of success.IMAGE: TravelManagers Michael Gazal Annual ConferenceHawaiiTravelManagerslast_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Most people agree that the Cardinals signing linebacker Daryl Washington to a new contract was a good move.Washington, 25, is one of the team’s emerging defensive stars, and could be on the precipice of his first Pro Bowl campaign. But even more than that, according to ESPN NFL insider John Clayton, the move shows the Cardinals are still moving in the right direction.“I think anytime you take care of your own, particularly a good young player like Washington, I think that’s a good thing,” Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Thursday. “So I think league-wide it’s well accepted.” Clayton noted how the Cardinals weren’t exactly overflowing with salary cap space, but found a way to get a deal done that keeps one of its better players around for a while.“You want to try have a core group, and I think that’s what’s going to be important — particularly with the defense,” he said. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — Larry Fitzgerald was asked if the f

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald was asked if the fact that the Arizona Cardinals have not beaten an NFC West team in nearly two full seasons has been a talking point this week.“Yeah, it’s been a point of emphasis,” he said with a chuckle, before being asked if it’s been coming from head coach Bruce Arians. “Not just him. He’s mentioned it but amongst teammates; it’s been well over a year, and to think we’re sitting here fighting for a Wild Card playoff position and we haven’t won a division game in a year and almost a half. It just shows you how strong our division is. Top Stories “That’s what it’s all about,” right tackle Eric Winston said. “If you want to go to the playoffs in this league, you’ve got to win your division and you’ve got to win division games. Not always win your division, but division games are important. They lead to tie-breakers and are kind of all part of this thing.”Added receiver Michael Floyd: “I think we know what it takes to win games and every game in the division is huge, no matter who it is, and the Rams are just one of the division games where we’ve got to play to the best of our ability and get this W.”So as the Cardinals prepare for this game, which offers a second shot at the Rams as well as a chance to keep their playoff hopes alive, they do so looking to prove they stack up in a division that just might be the toughest in the NFL.“That’s where we want to be measured, in our division,” Arians said. “It’s a very difficult division and we know that, but it’s time for us to start stepping up and winning these ball games.” – / 27 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “But we’re not going to be considered the stepchild any longer; we’ve got to come out and win some of these games.”Since beating the Seattle Seahawks in Russell Wilson’s debut to open last season, the Cardinals have lost eight consecutive games against NFC West opponents. Last year, they were barely even competitive in losing by scores of 17-3, 24-3, 31-17, 58-0 and 27-13. Things have been a little better this year, as the Cards have fallen by scores of 27-24, 32-20 and 34-22. However, during the eight-game losing streak the Cardinals have lost average score of 31-13, which is obviously going to have to change if the team wants to keep talking about the playoffs.“We can’t worry about the playoffs,” Arians said. “They’ll take care of themselves. For us, we have to win in the division. We have three out of four left in the division, and we have to make a statement that we can play in the division.”At 7-5, the Cardinals need to win and receive help from others if they are to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009. But as Arians said, it’s useless to talk about scenarios if the team does not start beating divisional foes. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

GLENDALE Ariz – Head coach Bruce Arians now in

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. – Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his second year with the Arizona Cardinals, meets the media each day during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ll highlight many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has with reporters following the morning walk-through:“OK, injury wise as far as today: (Jonathan) Cooper (toe), (Kevin) Minter (pectoral), Max Starks (ankle), Teddy Williams (groin), Justin Bethel (thigh), Lyle Sendlein (calf) will all be out with most of them returning Wednesday; everybody except Max potentially could go Wednesday. “After the ballgame watching the tape, disappointed in the number of mental errors, especially defensively with our starters; just too many mental errors and lack of production upfront in that ballgame. For the little bit we played I was not pleased with our production upfront. “We had chances to get sacks, didn’t get the guy down, let the quarterback out and run. We’ve got to start making those plays.“Offensively, it was more young guys. I think there were 70 mental errors in the game or so between the two (units), only one with our starters on offense. But still, to win on the road in the National Football League, you have to play error free. You can’t beat yourself and basically we went up there and gave some things away to them.“There were a lot things that were really, really good in the game. We started fast again, came out of the half very well. We just didn’t finish it with our young guys very well.”What was he not seeing from his defense?“Just getting off people and getting in your right gap and executing some blitzes that we’ve done. Some veteran guys were in the wrong gaps. It’s inexcusable to play 10 plays and have three or four mental errors.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Was it a lack of communication or coverage breakdowns“A little bit of both. We had a 3rd-and-16 and we jumped an under route with a guy out in the flat and give them an easy conversion that led to a score. That is judgment and dumb. Of that drive, we had about three of those dumb plays.”How would you assess Ryan Lindley’s play“Up and down. He was solid there in the first drive. Missed some throws that he should make, especially down on the goal line in that last drive before (the) fumblerooski. I mean we should’ve scored on two of those plays.”Mentioned earlier that Ted Larsen expected to move to starting left guard, so what about Cooper“He’s in the training room. He can’t do anything.”Earl Watford had been backup at left guard, how did he look on film in the game“Up and down. He did some really, really good things and he did some rookie things, too. It needs to be more consistent. We’re going to put the best five (offensive lineman) out there. There’s no doubt about that.”How long will the starters play against Cincinnati“We discussed it this morning. We’re looking at no more than a half.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   last_img read more

Wednesday morning at the Arizona Biltmore Arizon

first_imgWednesday morning, at the Arizona Biltmore, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians chatted with members of the media for roughly an hour.He was there for the NFC Coaches Breakfast, which was part of this week’s annual NFL Meetings.Arians touched on a variety of topics — and avoided at least one other — throughout the morning. There were a lot of smiles and laughs, as well as the classic Arians sound bite. Top Stories Is Keim better at it than other people you’ve been around?“I think he has a vision of what his football team should look like, and we share that. I think other guys are just as good but they may not have the companionship. The one thing that he does, and I try to do, you check your ego at the door. Everything is for the Cardinals, and we’ve both been fortunate enough to get some accolades, but you can’t take them. The entire room got you there and don’t think all of a sudden you’re special. We both laugh about it. He was embarrassed as hell to get his, I said, ‘Dude, you got a cup. We can drink out of that.’”How do you continue to address the development of your quarterbacks, specifically Stanton and Thomas“I think Drew proved to everyone what he’s capable of doing this year. Stepping in in New York a half an hour, not knowing if he’s starting and beating the Giants on the road, and then beating the Niners at home. It’s how tough he is — I don’t think anybody in our locker room even questions, if Drew’s in there, we’re going to win the game. So his progress is just going to continue evolving with more reps. Logan is strictly reps. It’s just getting out there and playing, and progressing. Freddie (Kitchens) does a great job with him fundamentally, and he’s improved tremendously fundamentally, getting the ball out of his hand, his footwork in the pocket. They’re going to get all the reps because Carson — he’s way ahead of schedule, but I don’t know how much he’ll get this spring.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo On what Todd Bowles meant to him“I think it took about five years too long for him to be a head coach. I really thought I’d be working for him. When he was an interim coach at Miami, I called him and said, ‘Hey man, I’m going to need a job one of these days. Just keep me in one of those consultant jobs.’ So, he was a rising star a long time ago. It’s good to see him get it. He’s going to do a fabulous job. Like I said, he’s the brightest football player and probably the brightest coach that I’ve ever been around, but he can teach it. He knows how to simplify the game and put you in a position to be successful and that’s what good coaches do.”On whether he’ll look for more push from Alex Okafor“Just continue to grow because he has all the skills. The number of sacks he had in limited time was extremely impressive last year and it was good to see him stay healthy. That’s always been his bugaboo. So, he stays healthy with the number of guys we now have to mix packages together, I really like our pass rush. I’d like to have one more speed guy.”On the change in culture that he and Steve Keim has brought and talking with the front office Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   On defensive tackle Dan Williams leaving for the Oakland Raiders“Danny’s an excellent nose guard. He’s going to stop the run. He’s going to give you everything he’s got. He should be a good fit for their defense. He needs to play more, not just 27 percent of the time.”On whether he would have been a different coach if he was 20 years younger“Oh, hell yeah. I don’t give a crap. I think that anybody that talked to me — some of the guys from Pittsburgh were here just a minute ago and I don’t think I talked to them any different back then, that’s probably why I didn’t a head coaching job. I think the truth is the truth, and some people just can’t take the truth.” On being able to tell the truth to players“It’s easy with players. If it’s not perfect it’s wrong. You do it perfect or you do it again. I think guys want that. They want discipline. They want to be coached. I think Plaxico Burress said it best. I got hired as a receiver coach and he looked at me and said, ‘How are you going to make me better?’ I said, ‘First thing, we’re going to change that damn stance you’re in because it’s terrible. You got your toe pointed this way and you’re trying to run that way. Let’s turn the film on. You’re taking a false step every time.’ So I had him. It was easy. Just coach them up and make them better. Somebody asked me yesterday, when are we going to have female coaches? The minute they can prove they can make a player better, they’ll be hired. All players want is, ‘How are you going to make me better so I can make this living?’ As long as you can do that and teach somebody to get better, I don’t care who it is coaching, they’ll take the advice.”center_img “I can only speak for our vision since I’ve known them. I can’t really talk about what went on 10 years ago because I wasn’t here and wasn’t part of it. I know that the first time we met, we all had the same vision, and Michael (Bidwill) wants to win. It’s very evident just in the amount of resources he’s put into our facility. Twenty-six million dollars in two years in upgrading our facility, free agency, everything he does, he wants to win. Steve and I share the same vision on how to do that. So, that culture, that was married at the first dinner. We all had the same vision. I truly believe culture beats talent and I love the culture of our locker room. It’s not a ‘me’ locker room. It’s not a Pro Bowl locker room. It’s a Super Bowl locker room and there’s an accountability factor between every single player and coach that we all share and feel that that’s our job.”On his approach to finding the best free agents, budget-wise“It’s always been Steve and mine approach that, again, is it the best player or is it the best fit for our locker room? He’s a quality player, but he’s a great person. He’d play for free, he loves to play. He has a passion about the game, a passion about practice. So, those are the type of guys we’ve been able to get and they fit in your locker room, they become instant leaders because guys embrace that. You keep bringing more of them in and you got that accountability and camaraderie into the locker room.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On sounding resigned earlier that Antonio Cromartie wanted to return to New York“But it’s still money talks. It was going to come a time when the monies were going to get one way or the other. New York spent more than we were willing to pay. We draw a line in the sand, and we’ll play on from there.”Would you like to add a veteran corner?“No, not at all. I’d really like to have a young one. A young, long, fast one because I think we have enough depth with the guys we have. But we’d like to get another young one.How much did you know about Steve and his ability to evaluate talent before you came here?“Nothing. I was shocked when I met Steve and knew he grew up 10 miles from me. And the fact that I coached at Mississippi State in the Peach Bowl against him when he was playing at NC State, and they beat us. But no, that’s things you grow and learn together. But the minute we talked and we had the same philosophy, you could tell that he knew players when we started talking about players and what guys have left, what they don’t have left. What you’re looking for. In the interview process we watched film together, and said ‘Your offensive line is not as bad as everyone says it is. Your quarterbacks are holding the ball way too long. Half these sacks are them.’ So yeah, it was that type of thing. On worry about professing that you have a Super Bowl caliber team“No, because we talk about it in the first meeting and then we don’t talk about it anymore. That’s our goal every year, last year it just happened to be in our stadium. So it was very easy to look a guy in the eye and say, ‘Who’s dressing in your locker?’ We don’t have that, so I’ve got to come up with a new line this year. But our goal is to go the Super Bowl and win the Super Bowl. So we won’t shy away. Then we’ll quit talking about it, then we’ll start talking about every day, the process. Coming to work every single day to get there.”Part III of the series will come out Friday Below is the second installment of our “Breakfast With Bruce” series (the first can be found here), in which we will highlight some of the best stuff the third-year coach had to offer.On what he thinks his team needs or what he would like to add going forward“Stay healthy. Stay healthy. Let’s not have any freak injuries this year practicing and just continue to grow. We’ll come back with the confidence we left with adding pieces. Every year is a new, entire — I don’t like to use the word ‘chemistry’ but it’s an accountability to each other that has to grow in that locker room. The type of players we brought in are those type of guys so it should be a really easy mix. Our guys coming back are excited about the guys coming in. Obviously the draft choice will help and it’s fun just to put them all together and watch them grow. I think we should have some really, really quality, competitive practices, which will make us better.”On whether Patrick Peterson got too much criticism last year“Not in September. It was probably warranted in September when he was struggling. When you think about Pat, Pat’s our number one. He’s had the number one guy from the other team every week, all over the field. You’re going to lose a few battles. Deion used to lose some battles. He may say he didn’t, but I know he lost a couple against Marvin (Harrison). He gets overly criticized I think because of his stature. But, there was not much to criticize from October all the way the rest of the way.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Defensive lineman Corey Peters grabs Kerwynn Willi

first_imgDefensive lineman Corey Peters grabs Kerwynn Williams’ jersey during training camp. (Photo: Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Peters, 27, appeared in 70 games, including 55 starts, during his five seasons in Atlanta. A year ago, however, he started only two games while playing 14 as he made his return from a torn Achilles suffered late the season prior.The Cardinals landed Peters with a three-year, $9.1 million contract, $5.75 million of which was guaranteed.Arians has long praised the depth along both lines of scrimmages, depth that now will be tested.“Obviously you don’t want a rash of (injuries) in the same positions, knock on wood,” he said. “You plug in a 17-game starter at left guard until Mike comes back and you’ve got some guys who’ve shown a lot of promise in what we’re trying to get done by the nose guard now on defense.” – / 28 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo GLENDALE, Ariz. – Meeting the media only 24 hours earlier, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians remarked how the team’s injury list was “getting shorter and shorter”. A list that once contained as many as 14 names was down to five, and none of them serious.Uh, Coach, you spoke too soon.The injury list grew by two on Thursday with the addition of left guard Mike Iupati and nose tackle Corey Peters, a pair of starters the Cardinals targeted early in free agency and ultimately signed to multi-year contracts. Top Stories Iupati, according to Arians, “will have a meniscus repair” in his left knee and will be out indefinitely.“It’s nothing serious,” Arians said, “but each guy is a different timetable, so it could be three weeks, it could be eight weeks, but normally with a meniscus it’s nothing serious.”Peters’ injury is serious.“The bad news,” Arians said, “Corey Peters tore his Achilles in his other leg yesterday just running against air and will be out for the season.”In 2013, Peters suffered a torn Achilles in his right leg.“Obviously he’s devastated,” Arians said. “He’s bounced back from it kind of like Carson (Palmer) has, the second time around. It’s really devastating because he was having such a great camp. He should be able to bounce back mentally quicker.”Arians elevated rookie Rodney Gunter, a fourth-round pick out of Delaware State, to fill Peters’ spot in the starting lineup.Meanwhile, sixth-year veteran Ted Larsen will replace Iupati, who may miss up to five regular season games.The Cardinals lured Iupati, 28, away from rival San Francisco with a five-year, $40 million contract which included $22.5 million guaranteed.In five seasons with the Niners, Iupati, a three-time Pro Bowler, missed just five games, four because of a knee issue and one due to a concussion sustained last season. He began his career with 58 straight starts before a sprained left MCL sidelined him four weeks in 2013.center_img Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more