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  • Vacation Homes: The Tax Perspective by

    The Internal Revenue Code has specific tax laws surrounding vacation homes that a taxpayer rents and also enjoys for personal use. Ultimately, the number of days rented versus days of personal use will impact tax reporting and to what extent expenses relating to the vacation home are deductible. The following highlights some of the most important aspects of these tax laws, but is not intended to be a complete discussion.

  • Fannie Mae Preferred Stock Soars to High Since Bailout Month by

    Preferred and common stock of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (FMCC) soared after four Senators proposed legislation related to the mortgage financiers that were placed into government conservatorships in September 2008.

  • Social Media & Mortgage Marketing – FFIEC Proposed Rule by

    We’ve taken the FFIEC 36-page proposal and condensed it for you into just a couple of pages.

  • Mortgage Risks for Everyone by MPA

    With the end of the blissful go-go days of an ever-rising housing market and ever-prime mortgages, the notion of risk has become our close companion.

  • Obama Said to Weigh DeMarco Replacements as Fannie Mae Regulator by

    President Barack Obama is getting closer to nominating a replacement for Edward J. DeMarco, the acting regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (FMCC), according to three people familiar with the discussions

  • Tight Inventories Force Buyers to Start Early by

    Realtor.com listing data for February suggest buyers are getting an early start to the 2013 home buying season amid signs that sellers are finally responding to the positive market by increasing depleted inventories.

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