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Mortgage Interest Deduction: Most Consumers Don't Use the Tax Break, Report Finds

During the arduous and acrimonious debate over the fiscal cliff, one potential part of the solution that has come up often is the elimination of the mortgage interest tax break. And while many lawmakers treat it as a sacred cow, it turns out the majority of consumers don't take advantage of it. The average deduction taken... Continue Reading »

Homeownership Advantages Questioned by FDIC Chief

It's National Home Ownership Month, prompting lots of talk about the value of owning a home. The rhetoric isn't all bubbly. Sheila Bair, the outspoken head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, recently questioned the government's role in promoting homeownership. The speech wasn't widely covered, but The New York... Continue Reading »

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