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[1 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 2,245 views]
Editorial — NAR weighs in on proposal to scale back mortgage interest deduction

Remember that draft report from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) told us not to take too seriously a few weeks ago?
That draft has become a full-fledged final report due to be considered by the commission on Friday. The Commission released the report today, prompting the NAR to go from it’s previous “nothing to see here” mode to warning that a reduction in the mortgage interest deduction could further damage still struggling housing markets.
Before getting into all of that, it’s important …

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[1 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 936 views]
When will equity gains again be the norm in real estate?

While most people view a home as a place to live in, there are some who buy with one question in mind – when will this house increase in value?
Bobby Coats, an economist and professor at the University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture & Life Sciences in Little Rock, said the investment minded buyers may be in luck in the current market. Why? His opinion is that homes will start gaining in value before too many years.
Coats said real estate is going through a deflationary period and …