Saturday, March 1, 2008

What Do The Candidates Say About Real Estate?

With an election year on hand, it's hard to say what the year is going to bring us. So, just what are the candidates saying about the real estate industry? Here are some key points:
John McCain: Generally opposed to federal intervention but says the crisis may require measures to limit the fallout and to assist the truly needy. Wants more consumer education and more rigorous regulatory enforcement.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Would expand government-lending programs to stabilize the mortgage market and set up a $1 billion fund to assist state programs that help at-risk borrowers avoid foreclosure. Wants laws to crack down on unscrupulous mortgage brokers and abuses in mortgage lending.
Barack Obama: Supports comprehensive legislation to combat fraud and abuse in the mortgage industry. Proposes a fund to help people refinance mortgages and offset the cost of selling homes. Would waive certain federal, state and local income taxes that result from the sale of homes to avoid foreclosure.
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