As House Passes Middle-Class Tax Increase, Realtors® Say Their Work is Just Getting Started
WASHINGTON (November 16, 2017) – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a bill National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall has called an all-out assault on homeownership.
Mortgage Rates Bounce Up
MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Nov 16, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate moving to its highest mark since July.
Portions of Senate tax bill are harsher on homeowners than the House proposal
By Kenneth R. Harney
If you hoped that Senate Republicans would treat homeowners and buyers more kindly in their tax overhaul plans than their colleagues in the House did, you were an optimist. It didn’t happen.
GOP tax proposal contains major headaches for homeowners
By Kenneth R. Harney
The message sent by Republicans in the tax overhaul bill they launched last week is unmistakable and blunt: We think homeowners and home buyers have gotten much too sweet a deal from the federal tax code for far too long – and now we’re going to whack them down. No other major sector of the economy gets hit so hard in the proposal in so many places as homeownership.
House Tax Bill Delivers Tax Hike on Homeowners
WASHINGTON (November 2, 2017) – Tax reform discussions took a major step forward this afternoon as leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee released its legislative proposal for an overhaul of the American tax code. The National Association of Realtors® believes the bill represents a tax increase on middle-class homeowners.
Home prices rose in August even as sales slipped
U.S. home prices rose sharply in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales.
REALTOR® Association Sues City Over Mandatory Pre-Sale Inspections
By Bob Hunt
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America provides that:
“the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things seized.”