Man City blow! ‘Number one target to replace Pellegrini’ set for new deal

first_img Diego Simeone 1 Diego Simeone is set to end speculation he could replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City by committing his future to Atletico Madrid.Simeone, who led Atletico to La Liga title glory and the Champions League final last year, is one of the most sough-after bosses in world football.He is understood to be on the radar of a host of clubs, including City, who are said to have earmarked the Argentine as their number one target should they decide to ditch Pellegrini in the summer.But Simeone looks likely to snub a move away from the Vicente Calderon and instead pen a new deal with the Spanish side.His sister and agent, Natalia, said after Atletico’s penalty shootout victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday night: “We’ll have good news about Simeone’s contract renewal in the coming days.“The fans are leaving the Calderon happy and very soon they will be every happier with this news.“Cholo [Diego’s nickname] always believed in the work of the players. ‘Hard work always pays off,’ he says.  It was very emotional because the Calderon always gives a shot of adrenaline.”last_img read more

Easing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans

first_imgEasing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination There are a little less down payment assistance programs out there, according to Down Payment Resource. On Monday, Down Payment Resource released its Q1 2017 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). According to the HPI, the number of down payment assistance programs fell by nine to 2,454 from the previous quarter. Around 87 percent of these programs have funds available for eligible homebuyers, unchanged from the previous quarter.According to the Zillow Housing Aspiration Report, saving for a down payment was the biggest barrier to homeownership, as 70 percent of renters cite not affording a down payment as the top hurdle.“There are many mortgage-ready renters today, but they don’t know it. Often, homebuyers remain sidelined for years due to the down payment,” said Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource. “Plus, veterans and members of the military may not know about additional homeownership benefits they can pair with their VA loan. After serving our country, it’s important we in turn support our veterans in achieving their dream of homeownership.”A particular focus of Down Payment Resource’s HPI is programs aimed at military and veteran homebuyers. Down Payment Resource notes that there are 135 programs across the country with special benefits for veterans or members of the military, and military and veterans often have the option to pair these programs with their Veterans Association housing benefit.Some of these programs include the PenFed Foundation Dream Makers program.“Since the Dream Makers inception, the PenFed Foundation has provided over $5 million in down payment assistance grants, supporting the purchase of a home by veterans and military personnel,” said Mark Smith, Director of Programs at the PenFed Foundation.Other programs across the U.S. include the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Veterans Program, the Florida First & Military Heroes Program, the Home in 5 Advantage Program in Phoenix, and the Home for Texas Heroes program. Down Payments Down-Payment Assistance Military 2017-05-22 Seth Welborncenter_img Share May 22, 2017 734 Views last_img read more