Weekly Round-up September 13, 2019

Trump Administration Wants to Privatize Fannie & Freddie
The Wall Street Journal is reporting (reposted on Realtor.com) that President Trump supports returning mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private hands, which they say is a development that could keep the two companies at the center of the housing market for decades. Click here to read more.
HUD Submits Housing Reform Plan to The President
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently submitted a plan to President Trump proposing to overhaul & reform the Nation’s housing system.  The plan was developed along with an accompanying one from the U.S. Treasury department pursuant to a memorandum from the President back in March of this year. Click here to read more.
Online Flipper Opendoor Buys Title Company to Expand Share of Market
Online flipping site Opendoor recently acquired OS National, a national title & escrow firm.  According to CNBC, the purchase allows them to integrate title, escrow and closings into their online buying & selling portfolio. Click here to read more.
Construction Employment Rises by 14k in August, Firms Still Shorthanded
According to recent data from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment increased by 14k jobs in August and was up 177,000, or 2.4%, over the past 12 months. Click here to read more.
Ten Fastest Growing Retirement Cities
We have kept our eyes on that rapidly retiring cohort known as the Baby Boomers.  With that in mind, a recent article on Realtor.com caught our attention.  They put their number-crunchers to work to come up with a list of the top 10 cities experiencing a “boomer boom.” Click here to read more.
Home Depot’s Former CFO Says Millennial Homeowner Habit is Music to their
On a recent episode of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money, Jim interviewed the since-retired CFO of Home Depot, Carol Tomé, who shared some of her vast experience with The Home Depot as well as what the future holds. Click here to read more.
Americans View Real Estate As The Safest For Long term Retirement
We like these kinds of surveys because they always point out what we real estate investors already know – that investing in real estate is not only a smart choice but the best choice for the long run! Click here to read more.
From a Philosophy Major to Real Estate Investing & Government
National REIA’s Charles Tassell was the featured guest on a recent episode of The Lobbying Show podcast where he discussed the real estate investing industry as well as his experience working in politics & government. Click here to read more.
Lawn Fertilization Tips for Fall
Infographic:  Believe it or not, in about a week the Autumnal Equinox will take place (the first day of Fall is 9/23) and that means it’s time to start thinking about lawn-care for the upcoming months. Click here to read more.

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