January 2017 - The World's Local Bank

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64 | TH E M R EP O RT "More pragmatist than ideologue." New York Times reporter GINA CHON on Treasury secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin. " . . . not a dirty word anymore." ISHAY GRINBERG, President of RentalBeast, on consumers' perception of renting as told to Forbes. "Zero Tolerance" Last month former HUD Secretary and Gov. ANDREW CUOMO urged HUD Secretary-designate Ben Carson to adopt his former zero tolerance policy toward "communities [who] abuse fair housing." "[I]t seems we're stuck in 1989." U.S. Rep. BLAINE LUETKEMEYER (R-Missouri), Chairman of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, on the regulatory regime surrounding home appraisals. ". . . a wrench in Trump's economic rally." ANTHONY MIRHAYDARI, a writer with the Fiscal Times, commenting on the Federal Reserve's 0.25 percent rate hike in December, and foreshadowing of future increases in 2017. Final Thoughts We don't know about you, but here at the MReport we are ready to gear up for another year of unforgettable quotes and comments from industry stakeholders. Check out some memerable moments from the last month:

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