Housing industry welcomes Jerome Powell, Trump’s Fed Chair nominee

President Donald Trump Thursday named former Carlyle Group partner and consummate Wall Street insider Jerome “Jay” Powell as chairman of the Fed, a move real estate professionals roundly cheered, calling the decision “the best possible choice” for the currently buoyant housing market …

Trump signs flood insurance program December extension into law

Most homes insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) — the government program that provides affordable flood insurance to property owners and coordinates adoption and enforcement of floodplain management regulations — are in Florida a…

Ben Carson confirmed as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Yesterday, the Senate voted 62-37 to end debate on Ben Carson’s nomination as the incoming Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and to schedule a confirmation vote today. And now it’s official: Carson has the job …

Donald Trump’s opportunity to re-make the Federal Reserve

The following is about Mr. Trump in only one respect: He has an unprecedented opportunity to re-make the Federal Reserve. As active as he has been since the election, neither he nor his staffers has said a word about the Fed, neither policies nor peopl…

Rob Hahn and Greg Robertson launch ‘Industry Relations’ podcast

What do you get when two of real estate’s most well-known, outspoken bloggers get together to hash out controversial topics about the industry you know and love …

How to respond when real estate clients demand to know your politics

How do you respond when a potential client demands to know your stance on a controversial issue, and you know they won’t work with you if you disagree …

How to respond when real estate clients demand to know your politics

How do you respond when a potential client demands to know your stance on a controversial issue, and you know they won’t work with you if you disagree …

Ex-NBA player Tate George’s Trump entanglement

There’s no question that the name Trump has a certain allure in real estate circles. But it is that brand that got a former NBA basketball into deep trouble …

Friday’s job numbers won’t be enough to slow the pending Fed rate hike

Financial markets are freezing like the scenes in sci-fi movies, jagged lines of frost hissing and crackling across trading floors. On election day the S&P (Standard & Poor) 500 was 2139. By December 20, elated by coming stimulus, tax cuts and regulatory relief, the index reached …

Why this expert has high hopes for President Trump

Larry Kudlow — who’s worked for the Federal Reserve, the Reagan administration and has hosted his own television show — spoke at Inman Connect New York to discuss what he thinks we can expect from the new administration …