Phil Crone: Make America Great at Making Things Again

By Contributor / February 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association These days, any article about President Trump, especially one that is an opinion piece, is bound to be read with a certain level of trepidation. That being said, how he addresses the labor shortage will be the barometer by which the construction industry evaluates his presidency. Certainly, […]

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The Mortgage Report: Trump’s Order Reining in Dodd-Frank Could Make Home Lending Easier

By Joanna England / February 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Just this past week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that loosened lending restrictions instituted by Dodd-Frank. How will this, combined with the Fed’s recent uptick in interest rates, affect mortgages? Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) shares his opinion in today’s Mortgage Report. You may know him as Bob Johnson, the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, […]

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Trump Cancels Mortgage Premium Cut: Will DFW Feel the Pain?

By Heather Hunter / January 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

On Friday afternoon, just hours after swearing in, President Donald Trump suspended a Federal Housing Authority (FHA) mortgage premium rate cut issued by former President Barack Obama earlier in the month. The quarter-point cut would have taken effect on January 27. An FHA loan, with its low down payment and less stringent credit score requirements, […]

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What President-Elect Trump Will Mean for Business: Two Dallas Execs Weigh In

By Candy Evans / November 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

Let’s face it: this week was kind of an emotional mess. If you were supporting Hillary Clinton and expecting her to win, like most of the media did, nearly all the pollsters, and of course the pundits, you were devastated, cried, and probably feel a bit wrung out by now. If you were a Trump […]

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What Will Donald Trump Do as President? Step One: Dismantle Dodd-Frank

By Candy Evans / November 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

We know that president-elect Donald Trump, as a businessman, probably detests regulations as much as any other business owner. While protective, some go too far and tack on extra costs to consumers. You really need a balance — enough law to protect the consumer and punish morons who prey upon the unsuspecting, but not enough […]

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