AmeriCatalyst: September 6-8, 2017

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I would like to invite you to attend AmeriCatalyst 2017 to learn about and prepare for the future of the housing ecosystem.

AMERICATALYST is the most elite, invitation-only event in housing finance and Single-Family Rental, with content that encompasses the entire housing ecosystem. The iconic, senior level peer-to-peer think tank is again being held from September 6-8 at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas.

Over the past fifteen years, the AMERICATALYST event has inspired some of the most significant initiatives, business models and ideas in the global housing finance industry, and since 2010, was the most significant platform to position and drive the Single-Family Rental sector.

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I hope to see you there!

-Desiree Patno, NAWRB CEO & President

Top 5 U.S. States for Chinese Investors in the Next 12 Months

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Why Renters are Making Big Moves across the Country


A new Apartment List survey of 24,000 renters across the U.S. reveals that the majority of renters plan to relocate to and settle down in cities where they don’t currently live, with the exception of Sunbelt renters, who are more likely to settle down where they presently reside.

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HUD Swears in Anna Maria Farías as New Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that Anna Maria Farías has been sworn in as new Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Farías—whose office is responsible for working to “eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities”—was confirmed by the Senate last week, and President Trump announced his intent to nominate her for the role in June 2017.

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5 Cities Working to Preserve Affordable Housing


With rising housing costs, renters across the United States are struggling to find affordable housing. Millennials—who comprise half of all renters—have to balance appreciating rents with high student loan debt and low wages. The availability of affordable housing is paramount, as it allows Americans to save money, provide stability for their families and create better lives.

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Introducing Women’s Homeownership Series: Rachel



The NAWRB Women’s Homeownership Series is a series of fictional articles profiling the obstacles women encounter in their personal and professional lives. From homeownership to career advancement, these articles are designed to shed light on the unprecedented difficulties women face when attempting to create better lives.

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Housing Starts Soar, Millennials Jump In


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, new home starts and permits for construction increased in October, marking an end to previously mild upsurges and an indicator that buying activity could be warming up. Housing starts jumped 25.5 percent in October—the highest pace since August 2007—to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.323 million, the Commerce Department reported today.

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Home Buying 2016: Single Women and First-time Buyers Increase



The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) has released the 2016 installment of their Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers detailing the latest trends in home buying activity. This report is a valuable resource to the housing ecosystem as it depicts the true effects of market conditions on American homebuyers.

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The Next 3 Priorities of the CFPB



At the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Annual Convention & Expo today, Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), addressed attendees by discussing the bureau’s initiatives in helping the housing ecosystem’s recovery and protecting the consumers whose purchasing activity makes this revival possible.

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