What Trump Presidency Election Could Mean For Investors


What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Investors

Everyone right now is obsessing over what kind of impact a Trump presidency will have on taxes, immigration, trade policies, and international relations, just to name a few. But a more specific question I find myself pondering is what will the real estate mogul turned most powerful man in the world mean for the future of the housing industry?

When I read this recent article on HousingWire.com about Trump wanting to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act, my brain immediately jumped to the possibility of investors being able to ramp up seller financing on their properties in the future.

The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a 2,300-page law passed in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis and recession. The law has been unpopular with Republicans since its inception. Trump even mentioned it in May that he would dismantle Dodd-Frank, primarily because the law hampers domestic lending and curbs private incentive and economic growth potential.

Such an approach [dismantling the Act] could put the entire banking system at a greater risk, yet, it ensures greater competitiveness and higher yields on a wide range of assets, which is good for the domestic investment.

We will continue to keep our finger on this pulse as Trump takes over the Oval Office in January and begins to implement his “first 100 days” plan as detailed on his transition website www.greatagain.gov.