Extension to Fraud-Laced $8k Homebuyer Tax Credit to Piggy-Back on Unemployment Bill?

Here’s a pair of somewhat conflicting stories about the push to extend and expand the inefficient, expensive, economically stupid $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. From the real estate news source Inman News: Final push for tax credit Real estate industry trade groups are mounting a final push for an extension of the first-time homebuyer tax […]

$8,000 Tax Credit: To Extend or Not to Extend?

As the expiration date on the first-time homebuyer $8,000 tax credit nears, talk is stirring about renewing and expanding the scheme. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the varying related pieces I’ve been following from around the web. First up, we’ve got the National Ass. of Realtors pushing hard on their members to “Write […]

Housing Crisis Not Over, Just Starting in Seattle

A couple people pointed out a piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday titled The Housing Crisis Is Over. I don’t doubt that the mere fact that it was printed in the WSJ makes it gospel to some folks. I am not interested in writing a rebuttal to this piece, as that has already been […]