Rob and Greg are back with another outspoken discussion about current real estate industry topics. This time on the podcast they attempt to predict how the new POTUS might affect the state of real estate – and how difficult it is to predict what Trump and his administration might do. They cover the evolution of HUD under Ben Carson and his promise to cap or eliminate the mortgage-interest deduction.
Rob and Greg also address the powerful lobby that is the NAR and who might fill the shoes of CEO. Listen in to understand how the ‘Trumpening’ presents a particular challenge for the new leadership of NAR as organized real estate approaches a crossroads.
The choice of Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
How a real estate developer in the Oval Office might be good for housing
The affordability crisis in the housing market
The unpredictability of Trump and his cabinet
The lobbying muscle of the NAR
The best argument Greg has heard for getting rid of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the mortgage-interest deduction
Who might succeed Dale Stinton as CEO of NAR
The big challenges of organized real estate that the new NAR CEO must address
The role of personal relationships between the lobby and career bureaucrats
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