Re: Halden Zimmermann Leica Microsystems

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:32:40 PM UTC-5, rattles...@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
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5 least affordable housing markets (and most affordable ones, too)
Looking to buy a home? Here are five housing markets where the average buyer can't easily afford to buy a home -- and five markets where they can, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.
San Francisco

• Rank: #1 least affordable
• Median home price: $779,000
• Median income: $101,200
• % of homes sold that are affordable*: 16%

Even though the average San Francisco-area resident earns a six-figure salary, median home prices are so expensive that only a small percentage can afford to buy a home there. That makes San Fran the least affordable major housing market in the nation, according to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity
Blame part of it on tech riches. All of those IPOs (Twitter, Facebook) have generated a lot of wealth for company insiders and these tech millionaires are bidding up the prices on the most coveted single-family homes.
Related: How much house can you afford?
Yet, something else is at play. Strict underwriting standards are making it tougher for first-time and low-income buyers to get a mortgage, said NAHB's chief economist David Crowe.
That means fewer starter homes are being sold compared to the larger, more pricey ones, pushing overall median home prices higher, he said.

In October 2013, Leica Microsystems CMS, Mannheim, Germany offers to Leica confocal users from all over the world the opportunity to gain technical skills and know-how in advanced confocal microscopy techniques. This year’s course will focus on Optimizing Image Quality, Live Cell Imaging, FRAP, HyD Imaging and Multi-colour Imaging. Leica confocal application experts will give insight in confocal imaging methods with introductory lectures and will keep a main focus on practical sessions, tips and tricks.

In October 2002 Leica Microsystems started the Advanced Confocal Microscopy Course and since then has offered this course successfully on a yearly basis.