Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Taxes Filed—Time to Chill? Not So Fast, Says IRS

May 1st, 2018
(TNS)—The April 18 federal tax-filing deadline has come and gone. Your taxes are paid, and maybe you already have your refund in hand. Nothing to do now but sit back and chill for eight months or so, right? The Internal...

Relocation Survey: Assistance for Employees More Specialized

May 15th, 2018
There is a consistent demand for relocation services, and the industry has an optimistic outlook overall, according to Atlas® Van Lines’ Corporate Relocation Survey, recently released. Approximately nine out of 10 organizations report that their 2017 budgets and relocation volume...

Zillow: $40 Billion to Flood Into Housing Market, Even as Homeowner Incentives Limited

May 22nd, 2018
Americans’ earnings, generally, have gotten a lift on payday as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With cuts come more discretionary spending—and, although there are changes to homeowner incentives, almost $40 billion of it is going into...

Americans ‘Concerned’ About Homeownership in Light of Tax Bill

December 21st, 2017
Americans are concerned about homeownership in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to new realtor.com® research. The legislation, awaiting President Trump’s signature (at press time), passed on Wednesday this week. More than one-third (36.2 percent) of respondents...

Tax Reform: Here’s What Could Impact Homeowners Most

January 3rd, 2018
A new year has started, and with it a newly enacted tax policy: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While most changes will not be noticeable until consumers file their taxes in 2019, the new tax law stands to alter...

Housing and Tax Reform: Where Could the Impact Land?

January 16th, 2018
Homebuyers and homeowners are anticipating fallout from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has changed homeownership incentives, including the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes. How deep the effect is hinges on location, according to new...

Homeownership Rate Makes Marginal Progress

January 30th, 2018
2017 closed with the homeownership rate improving, but at a slight standstill: 64.2 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Report. The figure is marginal progress from the third quarter of the year, when the...

Affordable Housing and HELOC Deductibility Under New Tax Laws

February 7th, 2018
The new tax bill passed by Congress in December 2017, celebrated as the Trump Administration’s first major legislative victory, will have inadvertent consequences for potential homebuyers looking to buy homes in high-end markets, and for those with a home equity...

Economic Forecast Rosy, but Susceptible to Volatility

February 19th, 2018
Economic growth likely will not succumb to volatility, with GDP forecasted at a healthy 2.7 percent for the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for February 2018. There is,...

Experts on Housing Less Optimistic as a Result of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 21st, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is affecting the housing outlook, according to new research. Approximately two-fifths (41 percent) of experts in Zillow’s 2018 Q1 Home Price Expectations Survey have a less optimistic outlook as a result of the reform;...
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