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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

2017 is going to be my best year ever in real estate. No one affects that but me, I make my own economy.

Feb 03, 2017 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS on this one. 

Feb 03, 2017 06:44 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Dodd Frank was a mess from the start.  Sure there are some good things that resulted from it but OMG the red tape and regulations is way over the top.  But with that said there does need to be some protections/regulations so that we never have another fall like we did in 08-10 - never ever again please.

Feb 03, 2017 11:47 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I must agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS answer

Feb 03, 2017 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Soon it will be just like 2006 again! We know what happened right after that.

Feb 03, 2017 08:48 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

It is not hard to figure out who is a "mover and a shaker" and who the dead weight was.

I don't buy into this "wait and see" crap.  My eyes are wide open and I already see someone who is commited to his promises.

Thank goodness!!

Eve

Feb 03, 2017 08:48 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Our housing bubble was due to government interference and the "everyone has a right to a home" mentality. The less government is involved, the better.

Feb 03, 2017 09:47 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Dismantling the over-kill regulations is a win for everyone. I'm not suggesting complete deregulation but, DF is over-the-top and dismantling and re-structuring it should be a positive thing.  And I LOVE Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS's comment!

Feb 03, 2017 08:57 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Fred,  I am hopeful for better tomorrows. 

The real issue and my concern is WILL the banks price more efficiently and more effectively for consumers ... or will banks continue to pillage the people?  I suspect the later.

 

Feb 03, 2017 12:33 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am generally in favor of less regulations.  There may be a hangover from this later, but some folks will get rich first.

Feb 03, 2017 10:37 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Dodd/frank was way too much - 4-5 years late !!!

Feb 03, 2017 09:37 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't think anyone can predict the effects..... we will wait and see.... 

Feb 03, 2017 08:34 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not sure - time will tell the imapct!

Feb 03, 2017 08:33 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I think it will help buyers who don't qualify for mortgages to obtain private financing from family members or investors.   :)

Feb 03, 2017 08:27 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

 Time will tell.  A 

Feb 03, 2017 08:21 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I dont know if we can predict the effects. But Trump is swiftly doing much of what he said he would....at least putting things into a place where they can be revisited and revised as deemed necessary.

Feb 03, 2017 08:11 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Dodd-Frank was a disaster I am not opposed to regulations that will make homeownership more secure and the home buying process more transparent.

Feb 02, 2018 08:39 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

While philosophically I want the government out of my life as much as possible, I also have to agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS 

Feb 04, 2017 04:12 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS nailed this one!

Feb 04, 2017 03:58 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am waiting to see if lenders actually let loose of the reins and all their overlays and make it easier for buyers. It will take months for us to realize any change I am afraid.

Feb 03, 2017 08:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think we will be just fine.

Feb 03, 2017 07:43 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am waiting to see the final outcome on it.

Feb 03, 2017 01:12 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

This all depends on how severe the rollback is in the plan.

Feb 03, 2017 12:43 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I believe it was an overkill bill and too late, however I'm against too big fail bailouts as well.

Feb 03, 2017 12:15 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I would not expect any specific effect in our great nation.

Feb 03, 2017 11:45 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin This could help the smaller banks to give more loans and kick start small business. More small businesses more employment and more homes purchased.

Feb 03, 2017 11:42 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If they have gotten rid of the emergency liquidation clause that allows the banks to liquidate all accounts for their own survival, I'm fine with it.  That legislation, while seeming to regulate the banks, also allows them to screw us if there is another financial crisis.

Feb 03, 2017 10:27 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wizard

 Oops! I dropped my crystal ball so I will ask the wizard. 

Feb 03, 2017 09:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

2017 will be a good year for real estate, but not a boom year. Donald is on the right track! Time will tell.

Feb 03, 2017 08:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It means we are all going back to work!!!!

Feb 03, 2017 08:52 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

I can't see how it could do anything but help. Anything's better than what we have to deal with now Fred Griffin 

Feb 03, 2017 08:42 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Unfortunately, the quote provided referred to the MUCH NEEDED change in the Merril Lynch and Raymond James business model which imposed 'fidiciary' responsibilities on these brokers.

More 'choice' is an alternate truth. The choice, in the businesses mentioned, were completely up the the broker and how much money they were going to extract not on the side of the consumer.

I hope the Trump Tribe does not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Can one rationalize, that real estate professionals, burdened with fiduciary responsibilities are limiting consumer choice?

Feb 03, 2017 08:39 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Any change will be welcome relief. 

Feb 03, 2017 08:33 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no clue.

Feb 03, 2017 08:19 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Time will tell Fred Griffin. I like some parts; despise other parts! 

Feb 03, 2017 08:19 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We will see after they are implemented.

Feb 03, 2017 08:13 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My year has started off very well too, and expect a great year.

Feb 06, 2017 01:56 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Less regulation = happiness.

Feb 04, 2017 01:20 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Might be better or it might be worse. With three Goldman Sachs employees on the President's advisory council I am not confident consumers will benefit.

Feb 04, 2017 11:38 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

less regulation is always better

Feb 04, 2017 09:08 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Feb 04, 2017 07:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Let's wait to see what changes are actually made.

Feb 04, 2017 05:23 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I'm going with my standard "wait and see" crap answer because time will tell and time is not talking.  Yet.  

Feb 04, 2017 03:48 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - what controls my business is me!

These guidelines are just for people who think someone else is controlling their business.

Feb 03, 2017 11:11 PM