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Is Ben Carson as HUD secretary a good idea? Reactions vary wildly

Some view Carson’s (potential) appointment as direct affront to Obama’s efforts
Well, it’s been a few days since HousingWire reported that Ben Carson intended to accept President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, but there’s been no official word yet. Since tweeting about the job last week, Carson’s Twitter feed has been quiet. But that hasn’t stopped reactions to Carson’s (potential) appointment at HUD from pouring in from all sides.
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Is your company one of housing’s top tech innovators? Hurry up and prove it!

Deadline quickly approaching for 2017 HW TECH100
As the calendar ticks ever so much closer to 2017, the housing industry pushes ever so much further into the technological revolution, one that promises to reshape how the entire industry operates. We here at HousingWire, your loyal companions on this journey into the future, know that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of companies in the industry that are on the cutting edge of these exciting technological developments. We think everyone else should know that, too.
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Questioning Ben Carson as HUD secretary? Here’s the silver lining for housing

President-elect Donald Trump selects Ben Carson as HUD secretary
I’m guessing Ben Carson as HUD secretary is a title you probably didn’t expect to hear connected to the former GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon. Although it sounds like an outlandish idea to most Americans, there’s a silver lining. In fact, the positive side is something that people in housing actually asked for.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump's potential power play at the Fed

Homebuilders cheer the EPA's decision on stormwater requirements
Cabinet positions aren't the only areas of uncertainty under a Trump administration. With the next FOMC meeting set for Dec. 13-14, Fed watchers are speculating on what he plans to do with the Fed once in office. In an article on Sunday, The Hill outlined several Republican priorities that might now see daylight, including subjecting the Fed’s monetary policy decisions to outside review and requiring the central bank to adhere to rules in setting policy.
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Closing Call

Taking ID verification to the MAXX

New tool lets lenders validate borrower's identity, character references
With its latest tool, IDMAXX, Pavaso has enabled lenders to achieve two aims with one solution. By leveraging a borrower’s network for both identity verification and character references, lenders can be assured that 1) the borrower is who they claim to be and 2) the total picture they have of that borrower, and the risk that borrower may pose, is accurate and complete.
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Redefining when the mortgage process starts

It's not what you think
Traditionally, there is plenty of jockeying for position amongst the differing players in the real estate transaction, particularly between lenders and realtors, over who owns the relationship with the consumer. Be warned: There isn’t going to be any place for that kind of possessiveness in the post-TRID market.
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The production challenges beyond TRID

Transitioning to a digital space
If the mortgage industry is serious about addressing the longer closing times created by TRID, not to mention attracting millennials as potential homebuyers and/or employees, it has got to get with the times. And the times? They are digital.
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A new era of solutions

Recapping last week's posts and tech progress this year

Solutions exist today that can help with a large majority of the business process shifts that will result from the rule. And the last year has provided an opportunity for them to solve things further.  


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