Items Tagged with 'Immigration'


  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Construction boom could ease affordability in 2018

    And what the latest DACA news means for housing
    To probably no one’s surprise, affordable housing continues to worsen in buyer and rental markets. But this could take a positive turn in 2018 as many experts continue to predict the market is shaping up for a construction boom. Unless, of course, the administration’s immigration policies continue to deplete the much-needed construction labor force.
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  • Critics set Twitter ablaze after Ben Carson's first HUD speech makes uncommon comparison

    Not all corners of the World Wide Web lost it, though
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson delivered a speech to his new employees that set one part the web ablaze. After referring to slaves as some of the U.S.’s first immigrants, the secretary faced high levels of criticism on one particular chat platform. But HUD quickly came to Carson’s defense.
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  • Zillow gives 6 predictions for housing in 2017

    Immigration, Millennials, new homes and more
    Zillow lists six predictions for housing in 2017. These predictions touch on some of this year’s key topics including immigration, Millennials and new home construction. Compare and contrast Zillow’s prediction with others from the housing industry.
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  • Immigrants becoming most important group for housing?

    Homeownership rate for immigrants outpacing that of native-born citizens
    Immigrants are gaining on native-born citizens when it comes to homeownership rates. In one state the gap is less than 10%. While native-born citizens have the same homeownership rate as in 1994, the rate for immigrants’ has improved.
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  • Here’s how new immigration trends impact the housing market

    A factor in the issues plaguing housing
    There’s one less-noticed factor that is impacting the current shortage of cheap service labor and affordable housing: the education level of immigrants is rising. It’s important to note that there’s nothing wrong with this, but people should be prepared for this shift.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Why immigrants are crucial to the housing market

    The driving force behind 40% of housing demand, and growing
    Despite all the media attention focused on Hispanic immigrants, the fastest-growing group of immigrants is actually Asians and, more specifically, Indians. Indians as well as Chinese-Americans are also more likely to own than rent.
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  • What immigration reform means for housing

    Growth potential among immigrants is substantial
    With the recent announcement of President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration reform, responses from both sides of the political spectrum have been mixed. However, the reform can be expected to spur new opportunities for growth in the housing market.
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  • From HW Magazine

    The land of milk and honey ... and homes

    The fix to the country's lagging housing market may actually lie outside our own borders
    John Steinbeck once wrote, "Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." Nowhere may this be truer than in looking at the housing aspirations of the nation’s immigrants.
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