Tax Reform

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...

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;...

IRS Clarifies Home Equity Loan Tax Deductions Under New Law

February 25th, 2018
This year’s tax season is bringing to light taxpayer confusion surrounding The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which could impact homeowners in next year’s tax filing. The IRS is taking steps to clarify what the new provisions mean...

Corporate Mobility and The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Study

March 4th, 2018
In the run-up to (and since) the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, analysts have considered the implications of the legislation in real estate. Now, experts are exploring its impact in relocation. According to a recent report by...

Prepaid Property Tax Debate Undecided

April 12th, 2018
Just a few days shy from the 2018 tax deadline on April 17, and controversy surrounding the new tax law—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—is leaving multitudes of homeowners uncertain about whether they should claim their prepaid property tax deductions....

Capitol Hill Update: NAR’s 2017 Political Advocacy Efforts

December 9th, 2017
Over the past year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) engaged with federal lawmakers on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues, with the overarching goal of encouraging sound and robust real estate markets that protect and strengthen the...

Confidence in Housing Makes Near-Record Return

December 10th, 2017
Confidence in housing made a near-record return in November in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 87.8 in November, 2.6 percentage points higher than the month prior....

NAR Power Broker Roundtable: A Look at the Year Ahead

December 10th, 2017
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable introduces Christina Pappas, district sales manager for The Keyes Company and incoming moderator of the Roundtable for 2018. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties Inc., Santa Cruz, Calif.; 2017 Liaison...

10 Housing Markets to Watch in the New Year

December 11th, 2017
Dwindling inventory, high demand and even higher prices. Will the housing market shift next year? According to a 2018 Housing Forecast by Trulia, the answer is contingent on many wait-and-sees. Definitive, however, is at least one indicator: the homeownership rate....

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...
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