Wall Street Journal Archive

Republican Platform Support for MID a Win for Home Owners

Republicans writing their party platform for their upcoming 2012 convention in Tampa next week inserted language specifying their support for the mortgage interest deduction. As described in a piece in the Wall Street Journal today, the language says that,...
August 22, 2012

At the Bottom, but Maybe Not for Long

The Wall Street Journal today says the housing market nationally is bottoming out, the essential first step before it can start rising again. But the Journal is a little pessimistic that the upward bounce is coming any time soon....
April 30, 2012

Conditions Suggest Sustained Market Improvement

Coverage in much of the media of NAR’s latest pending home sales index, whch was released on Monday, has focused on the improvement we’ve seen over last year. The Wall Street Journal, for example, in its front-page “Vital Signs”...
March 27, 2012

Are We Getting the Full Picture in WSJ Op-Ed?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine An op-ed that the Wall Street Journal ran earlier this week (on the eve of the REALTORS® 2011 Conference & Expo in Anaheim) dismisses concerns of NAR and other organizations as well...
November 10, 2011

Memo to WSJ: Caps Are Only Part of the Problem

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The Wall Street Journal in an attention-grabbing half-page article and graphic (“Sellers Brace for New Mortgage Caps”) in its July 6 issue showed just how hard expensive markets in the U.S. would...
July 7, 2011

10 Reasons to Buy a Home

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine A piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday took issue with a recent Time cover story calling into question some of our most cherished beliefs about homeownership. Much of what the Journal...
September 16, 2010