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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Reasons to be optimistic in 2017

Forecasts for the holiday season and beyond
This year is almost over, and housing industry experts are all making their predictions for 2017. Although not everyone agrees on what next year will look like after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated and in the midst of a rapid rise in interest rates, most economists have a positive outlook for next year. 
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Here's what we know about Trump's housing team

Who else wants to join the team?
In the short time since America's electoral college named Donald Trump as the next president, a lot of announcements on who will serve on his team already came out. There are more than 4,000 political appointees to fill and the clock is ticking. This is what we know so far. And for those who want to join the team, there’s an option for you too.
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QUIZ: How well do you know the past HUD secretaries?

I didn’t go easy on you!
President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development brought national attention to a department that’s long been in the shadows. But before you go speculating about the future of HUD, why don’t you give this quiz I made on the history of HUD secretaries a shot? And I didn’t go easy on y’all, so good luck!
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Here's one big roundup of reactions to Ben Carson, HUD secretary

Opinions vary greatly. Big surprise, right?
Last week, as we all waited for Ben Carson to accept Donald Trump’s initiation to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, reactions poured in from all sides about whether HUD Secretary Ben Carson is a good idea or not. Well, now that’s officially official, reactions are no longer based on hypotheticals about Carson as a potential choice. Here’s a recap.
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