Can we handle a second credit crisis and further erosion of home prices?

Posted By Tara Melech @ Feb 27th 2009 10:30am In: National News

The National Association of Realtors strongly opposese this new provision to the budget plan that could affect the current housing situation in a bad way.  Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach will surely see the effects of this provision if it comes to pass.  From a recent email I received:  As currently drafted, the plan changes the Mortgage Interest Deduction by reducing the amount of mortgage deductibility on families earning over $250,000. This proposed change in the Mortgage Interest Deduction will result in further erosion of home prices and home values. If this proposal is enacted it will lead to a new round of price depreciation, will cause greater distress on the balance sheets of banks as the collateral value of mortgage backed securities declines. A second credit crisis could emerge before the first one is resolved.

As you read this NAR is launching a multiphase plan of action to eliminate this provision from the budget plan. In the next 24 hours, NAR will be expressing our concerns directly to President Obama, to all members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate, placing advertisements in the publications read by Washington, DC decision makers. Additionally, NAR will be forming a coalition with other groups affected by this proposal.


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