Articles Tagged with ''Capital Economics''

Tax reform expected to go into effect immediately

Boost to economy likely temporary
“The president has said he is ready to sign tax reform legislation into law "within hours of passing,” touting tax cuts as a Christmas present for the American people,” predicts Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Tech talk begins at #MBAAnnual17

Companies launch new digital developments
The housing finance industry is gathering this week in Denver, as the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual event kicks off. HousingWire’s own Ben Lane sent in a report from the field. Also, experts explained Trump’s pick for the next Fed chair will show where his priorities lie: low-interest rates or deregulation.
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Capital Economics: Trump’s wall will constrain housing starts

Constrain, but not derail
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico could create more competition in an already tight labor force. The construction labor market could see even more tightening, and constrain housing starts over the next couple years if Congress approves funding for the wall.
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Experts: Housing isn’t running out of steam despite low inventory

And lackluster mortgage application numbers
The latest mortgage application report posted sad and familiar news. Applications are stuck in limbo as inventory stifles any housing demand in the market — Americans don’t see the point in applying for a mortgage until conditions improve. This problem isn't forever though, as at least one top Wall Street bank sees a better future for housing.
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A case of vacant homes versus Airbnb

Vacant homes aren’t decreasing — is Airbnb a cause?
A new report from Capital Economics raises a case against Airbnb: vacancies. While foreclosures decreased since 2010, the same can’t be said for vacancies that are off the market. It seems that Airbnb may have a hand in that, here’s why.
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