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The Weekend Poll: Yea or nay on housing tax breaks?

Owner-occupied housing carries significant tax breaks. There's the mortgage interest deduction plus the ability to shelter up to half a million dollars in home-sale profit from capital gains tax. Is it too much? Just right? Not enough?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 16, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Poll , Taxes , The economy , Weekend Poll  | Tags: capital gains tax, housing tax breaks, mortgage interest deduction  
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The Weekend Poll: Who cares about buses and trains?

When you're choosing a new address, how important is it that bus and rail lines serve the neighborhood?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 9, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Neighborhoods , Poll , Weekend Poll  
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The Weekend Poll: Who has it made in the shade?

It used to be assumed that a vacation-home owner was in a better position than vacation renters. Given the price declines of recent years, that's not necessarily so. Who fares better now?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Buying , Poll , Weekend Poll  
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30-year mortgage rates hit another low

How low can they go? Freddie Mac reported this morning that average rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage sank to 4.58 percent, blowing past last week's record low of 4.69 percent by 11 basis points. Meanwhile, news just out from the National Association of Realtors is hardly encouraging. Pending home sales, based on homes going under contract in May, fell 30 percent from April and were 15.9 percent below a year ago.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 1, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Buying , Statistics , The economy , The market , Weekend Poll  
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The Weekend Poll: Which way for mortgage rates?

Interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hit a new low, down to 4.69 percent, Freddie Mac announced Thursday. What's next?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 25, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mortgages , Poll , Statistics , The economy , Weekend Poll  
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The Weekend Poll: What's underfoot?

There may be no spot in the house that takes more wear and tear than the kitchen floor. What does the job best?

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 18, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Home features , New construction , Poll , Remodeling and repair , Weekend Poll  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Weekend Poll: Extend the tax credit deadline?, Elizabeth Razzi , June 11, 2010
The Weekend Poll: About those property taxes ..., Elizabeth Razzi , May 21, 2010
The Weekend Poll: Compact fluourescent bulbs, Elizabeth Razzi , May 14, 2010
The Weekend Poll: Backyard wish list, Elizabeth Razzi , May 7, 2010
The Weekend Poll: After the tax credit, Elizabeth Razzi , April 30, 2010
The Weekend Poll: About that recession?, Elizabeth Razzi , April 16, 2010
The Weekend Poll: Open houses?, Elizabeth Razzi , April 9, 2010
The Weekend Poll: Are these decor trends tired?, Elizabeth Razzi , April 2, 2010
The Weekend Poll: Would you buy your home again?, Elizabeth Razzi , March 19, 2010
A home price bounce? And the Weekend Poll., Elizabeth Razzi , March 5, 2010
The Weekend Poll: After the tax credits?, Elizabeth Razzi , February 19, 2010
Our homes are late to the tech revolution, Elizabeth Razzi , January 8, 2010
A timely snowfall and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , December 18, 2009
Markers of a turn, and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , December 11, 2009
Mortgage rates at record low and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , December 4, 2009
The holidays: A stress test for your home, Elizabeth Razzi , December 1, 2009
Is Washington turning into a seller's market?, Elizabeth Razzi , November 13, 2009
Washington home sales and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , November 6, 2009
First-time buyer credit and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 30, 2009
Solar Winners, Chat Day and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 16, 2009
Low-Tech Sustainable Houses and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 9, 2009
A Flood of Solar Events and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , October 2, 2009
Pickled Hard-Boiled Egg Mortgages? The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 25, 2009
Empty Nest, and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 18, 2009
Bring on the Mums! And The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 11, 2009
Labor Day, Jobs and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , September 4, 2009
Protecting Your Identity and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 28, 2009
Jobs, Foreclosures and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 21, 2009
Foreclosure Info via iPhone and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 14, 2009
Short Sale Plan Coming, and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , August 7, 2009
Bills That Go Up, and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , July 31, 2009
Home Sales Increase and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , July 24, 2009
Signs of Stabilizing Prices, and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , July 10, 2009
Taking Stock of Your Stuff, Plus the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , June 26, 2009
Pessimists vs. Optimists and The Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , June 12, 2009
Price Reductions, Savings and the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , June 5, 2009
Cucina Bella And the Weekend Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , May 29, 2009
Financial Product Safety Commission & The Poll, Elizabeth Razzi , May 22, 2009
Foghorn Leghorn in the Yard; Weekend Reading , Elizabeth Razzi , May 15, 2009
Recovery Could Bring a Flood of Listings, Elizabeth Razzi , May 14, 2009
Realty Exec Wants More Housing Incentives, Elizabeth Razzi , May 8, 2009
 
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