housing recovery Archive

Budget Again Includes Unpopular Curb on MID, Other Deductions

The value of the mortgage interest deduction (MID) and other itemized deductions for wealthier households would be trimmed in the fiscal 2013 budget proposal President Barack Obama released yesterday, but as in the previous three years, the proposal is...
February 14, 2012

‘Housing Market Is Struggling to Recover’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine While the stock market continues its wild ride and as things begin to look gloomy for Europe, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun is optimistic that the conditions needed for a housing recovery are...
August 23, 2011

“Agitate, Agitate, Agitate”

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR Magazine® Sustained job growth and improved access to capital are the two roadblocks to gettting the economy back on track, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, Jr. (D–Mo.) told the Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Forum Tuesday at...
May 10, 2011

Will Inflation Help Housing?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Recent news stories have pointed out that increases in the value of commodities such as oil and food may lead to alarming levels of price inflation. At the same time, the cost...
April 5, 2011

Fortune Mag Declares Home Ownership on the Rise

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine I was just reviewing proofs of our April/May issue — in which forecasters have predicted a steady rise in home appreciation through 2015 — when our publisher e-mailed me a link...
March 28, 2011

‘Spread the Word’: Home Ownership Matters

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The day before the National Association of REALTORS® starts its Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, REALTORS® from the Chicago area gathered at NAR headquarters Friday for...
March 4, 2011

Moving Toward a Groovy Future

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In a time marked by political upheaval and controversial and indecisive military actions, the U.S. economy takes a sudden dive, resulting in massive stock market losses and unemployment around or above 10...
November 7, 2010

Gear Up for a Housing Comeback

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine No one knows for sure when residential real estate will officially “recover,” but a turnaround may not be far off. When it comes, practitioners and brokers who spent the downturn fundamentally improving...
November 7, 2010

Different Locations, Different Recoveries

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What’s impeding your market? In the Atlanta area, the big drag is distressed sales. Paul Brower, ABR, GRI, of Harry Norman, REALTORS®, in Marrietta, says the market is improved over last year...
November 6, 2010

$600B Fed Stimulus: A Boost, but Inflation Lurks

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The Federal Reserve’s move to boost the economy with $600 billion in U.S. Treasury bond purchases earlier this week helped ignite the stock market and could also help real estate in the...
November 5, 2010