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Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Could Hurt Underwater Homeowners

By Credit.com The fiscal cliff draws closer by the day, and federal lawmakers are now trying desperately to reach an agreement that is at least somewhat palatable to both parties. Now, those negotiations might include a number of costly tax breaks designed to help consumers who owe more on their home loans than their... Continue Reading »

Mortgage Tax Break Days Away From Expiring

By Les Christie A tax break that has saved struggling homeowners from paying thousands of dollars to the IRS is just days away from expiring. If the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 does not get extended by Congress by the end of the year, homeowners will have to start paying income taxes on the... Continue Reading »

Mortgage Refinance Boom Still a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity'

There isn't much written about the issue in the national media, where the focus is on gun violence and fiscal cliffs, but the U.S. is in the midst of a mortgage refinancing boom that should continue well into 2013. According to the Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly applications survey,... Continue Reading »

Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction Battle Brews in Washington as 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms

By Jennifer Liberto Washington should stay away from touching the mortgage interest tax deduction, warns the U.S. housing industry. Lately, housing is on the mend and one of the few bright spots in a lumbering economic recovery. Taking away a key tax break could throw a wrench into homebuying plans and hurt a... Continue Reading »

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