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2010 

Different real estate investing strategies have radically different impacts on tax returns. Those who buy and hold property for over one year benefit from qualifying the income from rentals as passive income. Depreciation and many maintenance expenses qualify as deductions against any rental inco...
04/16/2010
On a continued gloomy note, business intelligence company, SNL Interactive interviewed homebuilding space analyst for Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Michael Widner, who predicted that the housing market will have excess capacity for at least the next five years. If the number of housing starts continues ...
04/15/2010
The cities that saw the bubble housing boom in the first decade of the century—cities in California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona especially—won’t see the next big boom until around 2025 according to the financial services company, Fiserv. Fiserv expects other markets in the Northeast and Midwest ...
04/14/2010
President Obama's foreclosure prevention plan has helped nearly 228,000 delinquent borrowers keep their homes, the administration said Wednesday. That's up from a month ago, when roughly 168,000 people received long-term mortgage modifications. Another 781,000 troubled homeowners were in trial mo...
04/14/2010
While I'm not sure what they had for lunch, but housing "experts" at Barclay’s Capital are convinced that the worst of the housing market decline is over. A look at the 4th quarter earnings documentation from 20 national and regional banks provided the data that led to Barclay’s conclusion. The b...
04/12/2010
Ever wondered why some housing markets virtually disintegrated when the housing bubble burst, while others have survived quite well? This was the subject of a research report put out recently by the New York Federal Reserve Bank written by two of the Bank’s economists and researchers, Jaison R. A...
04/12/2010
The Case-Schiller Home Prices Index showed another positive jump for the eight straight month in January. The seasonally adjusted prices increased by .4% for the 10 city index and .3% on the 20 city index. Both showed a decline on the unadjusted indexes due in part to the bad weather in many part...
04/10/2010
The Recovery Act allocated $4 billion in rehabilitation money for foreclosed homes, but with only months left on the funding less than half of the money has been spent to date. As of mid-March 38% of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds had been obligated. All funds must be committed by S...
04/09/2010
In an effort to expedite loan modifications several states have begun to use an automated portal to lenders participating in the HOPE NOW program. Last week Maryland inaugurated the service with 8 lenders and 100 non-profit loan modification counselors. Maryland is the first state to endorse the ...
04/08/2010
The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives program debuted April 5. Lenders have been ramping up for a deluge of Short Sales for the past several months and the government’s latest program will probably boost the numbers even though there are flaws in the program. HAFA may help individuals who ...
04/07/2010
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