MReport August 2019

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64 | TH E M R EP O RT FINAL THOUGHTS Uncertain Times Lingering concerns over trade and monetary policies, rising home prices, and ongoing affordability concerns have cast a shadow of uncertainty over the housing market in recent weeks. "a tool in the toolbox" Dee Walsh, Chief Officer of Strategic Development for Mercy Housing, an affordable housing nonprofit based in Denver, on how 3D printing can help combat affordability issues. "just how big the gap is" Chief Economist Danielle Hale on the struggles of first-time buyers to find homes at affordable price points as home values continue to rise. "We must right that wrong" Senator and Presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-California), speaking about her $100 billion plan to boost minority homeownership. "e American Dream remains attainable" John Smaby, President the National Association of Realtors, praising President Donald Trump's Executive Order to establish the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing. "may result in further volatility" The National Association of Home Builders, warning that recent concerns over monetary and trade policy could have a ripple effect on the housing market and consumer confidence.

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