By Kelsey Ramirez | HousingWire
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, and Vice President Kamala Harris became the first woman to serve in the office.
In his inaugural address, Biden pledged his commitment to bringing all Americans together and to democracy.
“Hear me out as we move forward,” he said. “Take a piece of my heart. If you still disagree that’s ok, that’s democracy…Do you hear me clearly? Disagreement cannot lead to disunion. I will be a president to all Americans, and I will fight just as hard for those who did not vote for me as those who did.”
Once the inauguration concluded, a slew of trade groups across the housing industry spoke of policies it hoped the new administration would adopt to boost homeownership.
“America’s 1.4 million Realtors are as diverse as the nation and consumers they serve,” National Association of Realtors President Charlie Oppler said. “I was heartened by President Biden’s call for unity. As Americans, we will see leaders come and go during our lives, but our nation succeeds only when we unite.