Articles by Jacob Gaffney

Real estate tech execs gain more traction in this year's Swanepoel Power 200

But who is #1?
"The big news is that Gary Keller is number one, and a big reason is that Keller Williams is now the largest real estate brand by sales volume, not just agent size. That's a big move," said Aman Daro Vice President, Marketing of T3 Sixty. "There was lots of other movement, including leaders of innovative tech-centric companies like Glenn Kelman at Redfin, the Compass team, Purplebricks and Opendoor." Click here to see the list.
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Will tax reform harm the housing market?

Depends on where you live and how much you make
For the most part, the latest tax reform will boost the average paycheck and do little to harm the housing market. However, according to two recent expert reports, the devil is in the details.
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New homes sales at highest level in a decade

When will housing contribute to GDP?
While this is good news for the market, there may be a bigger, better knock-on effect for the national economy if this keeps up. Read more for the latest indicators and where housing stands as part of the greater national economy.
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now allowed to hold $3B capital reserve

"Sufficient to cover other fluctuations in income"
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced each government-sponsored enterprise is now entitled to a $3 billion capital reserve. Also in exchange for the capital cushion change, Treasury gets an additional $3 billion a piece in senior preferred stock. But, there's still a catch.
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