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How Housing Is Leading Us Out of the Great Recession

May 2, 2013 5:12 pm

We are often asked if the housing market can truly rebound if the all-round economy remains sluggish. We answer by explaining the housing market is not dependent on the economy but rather the economy is reliant on the housing market. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moodys.com, addressed this issue in a recent report.  “Historically, housing [...]

Getting the Offer Accepted

May 2, 2013 5:12 pm

The National Association of Realtors just released their Pending Sales Report which revealed that buyer demand is at its highest point in three years. At the same time, the supply of homes for sale has dramatically dropped  in the last several months. That has created a real estate market not seen since boom times of the [...]

Lending Standards: Are They Actually Loosening?

May 2, 2013 5:12 pm

In a recent story on MSN Money titled, Mortgage Borrowing Is Getting Easier, it was revealed that: “Credit is not raining down on would-be borrowers, but it will be a bit more accessible this year.” The article bases it findings on the Federal Reserve’s January Survey of Loan Officers. Dan Greene of the Daily Mortgage [...]

I Need a Favor

April 28, 2013 8:10 pm

Hi Guys, I need a favor. If you have ever shared a KCMBlog post or InfoGraphic, please take a second to share this link. The KCM Crew has put together fabulous information for this Wednesday’s webinar. It will assist agents in guiding their buyers to achieve their dream of homeownership. We already have over 1,000 [...]

Realtors ask Congress to keep Homeownership Tax Policies

April 28, 2013 5:27 pm

NAR president Gary Thomas recently spoke before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee about Federal tax provisions that affect residential real estate.Thomas stated that homeownership has had long-standing support in the country because of the benefits that provide to individuals and families, communities and to the nation’s economy in general.

The National association of Realtors recently released an article asking Congress to avoid harm to homeowners in America by maintaining current tax laws that promote and encourage homeownership as a way to build wealth.

" In his testimony, Thomas said the current tax code contains housing-related provisions that help facilitate homeownership, build wealth for families and provide stability to communities. Altering these policies could marginalize current and future home buyers as well as jeopardize the nascent housing recovery and the overall economy."

Thomas specifically asked for maintaining the current deduction for home mortgage interest. "The mortgage interest deduction makes sustainable homeownership more affordable for millions of middle-class families; these families are the nation’s backbone,” said Thomas.

To read the full article you can go to http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2013/04/realtors-urge-preserving-of-homeownership-tax-policies.

If you or anyone you know is looking to sell or buy a home in Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth or any part of North Atlanta we will honor the opportunity to help. Call Ana Hodge at 770-298-2226 or email ana_hodge@hotmail.com.