Tax changes have impacted only the wealthiest U.S. housing markets

First American | May 13, 2019

More than a year after the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced tax breaks for homeowners, only the wealthiest Americans are suffering, according to a new report. The real estate industry was concerned about the impact of two items in the 186-page law: limiting the mortgage-interest deduction to $750,000, down from $1 million, and capping the deductibility of property taxes to $10,000. So far, the only casualty has been the priciest end of the luxury market in some of the wealthiest U.S. towns, according to a report Monday from First American.

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As marijuana in real estate is a growing market, currently, only 1-2% of residential respondents were aware of their MLS containing a specific marijuana field.

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As marijuana in real estate is a growing market, currently, only 1-2% of residential respondents were aware of their MLS containing a specific marijuana field.

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Federal Realty | October 04, 2022

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