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  • Trump budget surprise: Gutting the CFPB

    The impact of President Donald Trump’s 2018 federal budget proposal would certainly be felt in the housing industry via the 13% cut to HUD's budget, but that’s hardly the only impactful move that the budget proposal holds. Buried on the second-to-last page of Trump’s budget is a move that is sure to please Trump’s fellow Republicans and many in the housing industry as well – gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Gamechanger: Zillow getting into home selling business with "instant offers"

In pilot program, investors and agents will provide offers to prospective sellers
In many ways, Zillow was one of the leaders in the online real estate revolution, helping to democratize the home buying process and enabling prospective buyers to search for their next home from the comfort of their current home. And now, Zillow wants to revolutionize the way that people sell their homes as well, as the online real estate giant announced this week that it is launching a pilot program called “Zillow Instant Offers.”
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New York unveils $20 billion plan to fight homelessness, boost affordable housing

First phase includes $2.5 billion for new construction, development
New York is taking homelessness and the state’s lack of affordable housing head-on with an ambitious new program announced Thursday by the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo. According to Cuomo’s office, the state is launching a $20 billion, five-year plan to combat homelessness and advance the construction of affordable housing throughout the state.
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Here are the best places for college grads to live

Where affordability intersects with available jobs
Just in time for graduation season, a new study conducted by Trulia shows the most promising housing areas for those new graduates. The study compares affordability with the number of jobs available to recent grads, and the salaries they are paid, to find the six areas that rank as the best metros for college grads to live.
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Here are the top 10 metros for empty nesters

Pricey markets hold high concentrations
As the Baby Boomer population continues to age, the population of empty nesters is growing larger, hitting 15.5% of all households in 2015. But where these empty nesters choose to live may actually surprise you. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Zillow names the top 10.
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