Items Tagged with 'President of the United States'


  • Here's the housing story (or lack thereof) of the 2016 election

    How housing didn't matter in this campaign
    Well America, we made it. We survived the most ridiculous, insane, over-the-top, depressing, and ultimately underwhelming campaign in modern political history and we made it. It’s #ElectionDay. So considering that we focus on housing here at HousingWire (hence the name), we felt it important to look at how housing mattered (actually it didn’t) in this election cycle.
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  • An Influx of Housing Bills Awaits the New President

    Just days before the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, legislators and lawmakers are composing a variety of proposed bills aimed at reforming the face of housing in 2009. The influx of new bills is in its early stages, but it will certainly make for no shortage of work for the 111th Congress and the 44th President of the United States.
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  • McCain's Bailout: Déjà Vu All Over Again?

    In a heated debate Tuesday, Senator John McCain repeatedly touted his plan to bail out the ailing housing industry. "As President of the United States, I would order the secretary of the Treasury to immediately buy up the bad home loan mortgages in America and renegotiate at the new value of those homes, at the diminished value of those homes," he said.
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  • Housing Enters Political Center Stage; Obama Outlines Stance on Mortgage Reform

    Housing has clearly moved to the center of the political debate over the next President of the United States. Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to reform the mortgage lending and banking industry, saying that "the real victims in the subprime mortgage crisis are not the lenders, but the millions of borrowers who followed the rules and whose only crime was taking out mortgages that lenders told them they could afford."
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