Currently there is a rumbling regarding taking away the mortgage tax deduction from home ownership. Our beloved politicians will find yet another way to screw up our market. You have got to be kidding, RIGHT? This is the biggest benefit of ownership as far as I am concerned. Take that away and we might want to think about working the rental niche. It never ceases to amaze me about how "out of touch" our politicians are. What do they care, they have health insurance and a steady paycheck regardless. I think we should have every possible benefit to home ownership possible to get this market going. Without a healthy real estate market, How much of a recovery can we make?