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Opinion, commentary, and analysis on everything that makes the U.S. housing economy tick -- not to mention the ghosts in the machine, too. Written by HW's team of editors and reporters each business day.

Senate Democrats miss the mark calling Trump Treasury pick “foreclosure king”

What kind of foreclosures are we talking about here?
According to Jack Guttenberg Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania writing in the Huffington Post, Democrats may find it troubling to get the “foreclosure king” label to stick, primarily due to a level of misreporting in the media.
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What happened to all that mortgage settlement money?

New York Times' Dealbook provides look at 8 massive mortgage settlements
While the headlines don’t show up quite as often as they once did, it still seems like that every few weeks another bank is settling with the federal government (or other parties) over the mortgage misdeeds of the past. Each of those settlements checks in the multi-billion dollar range, but what happens to the settlement money after the banks pay up?
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Was your company named one of the best places to work in your city? Let us know. Did your business reach a milestone in longevity, software development or number of customers served? We want to hear about it. Here's how to help us spread the word.
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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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