The Best Opportunities the Trump Administration Brings to Housing

Commentary by Gary Acosta
For the first time in history, the United States elected a president without any political or military experience. For some, this means a promising departure from the status quo and the rapidly increasing feelings of disenfranchisement from our political system. For others, a Trump presidency encourages apprehension, as his directives are considerably less predictable than those of a seasoned politician. While fumbling GSE reform or following through on his promise for mass deportations would cause major setbacks to the housing market, below are where some of the best opportunities might exist.

Hispanic Homeownership Rate Increases for the Second Consecutive Year

San Diego, CA – February 3, 2017 – The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) has announced for the second year in a row, Hispanics were the only ethnic demographic with an increase to their homeownership rate, which surged from 45.6 percent in 2015 to 46.0 percent in 2016. The improvement came in a year when Hispanics also led in net household formations, adding a total net increase of 330,000 households.

Annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Set for Release at Policy Conference

The association will release the 2016 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report in March at the 2017 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference. Produced in partnership with the Hispanic Wealth Project, the report takes a look back at the previous year and the progress U.S. Latinos as a demographic have made in homeownership, entrepreneurship, population growth,…