Here’s a batch of articles we found this past week that piqued our interest, including a balanced report on the House Republicans’ proposed mortgage cap, a look back at the real estate crash of 10 years ago and things REALTORS® should focus on instead of cold calling.
Lower mortgage interest tax break: “All-out assault” or glancing blow? Palm Beach Post
The House Republicans’ proposed tax plan that caps the amount of debt eligible for the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000 – down from $1 million – has been vehemently opposed by the National Association Realtors. But how many people will it really affect? Some experts argue that, outside of New York, San Francisco and other large cities, the answer is: not many.
10 Years After the Crash, the Boom Times Are Back in Real Estate – but Way Different realtor.com
An in-depth look at the real estate crash of 10 years ago, and why today’s real estate environment is different.
Why Real Estate Cold Calling Is (Nearly) Dead & What You Should Be Doing Instead Sarah Layton
Real estate content writer Sarah Layton writes why she believes cold calling is dead and shares her thoughts on what agents should be doing instead: social selling and smart prospecting.
Here’s what today’s first-time homebuyer looks like HousingWire
Thirty-two years old with a household income of $75,000 and a 5 percent down payment on a home purchase of $190,000, on average.
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