Texas homebuyers diversify in 2016

Texas saw outstanding growth in home sales during 2016 in several areas including condo sales and new home sales. Not only there more homebuyers in the market, but they are also a more diverse group than in previous years. International homebuyers, women and first-time homebuyers are all making their mark in Texas real estate.
Source: Housing Wire

HUD bans smoking in subsidized housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a new ban on smoking in all public housing. Here are some of the reasons behind this new ban that will take effect in 2018. Do you think smoking should be banned in subsidized housing? Let us know!
Source: Housing Wire

2016 HW Vanguard Award winners

Amid the potential new direction from the president, Congress and regulators, leadership in our industry is more important than ever. Which is why HousingWire is proud to present the 40 winners of our 2016 Vanguard award. These leaders from all segments of the mortgage ecosphere demonstrate that our industry is more than capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead.
Source: Housing Wire