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Real Estate Investors: The Time Is Now

More very positive news about the housing market today: The National Association of Realtors announced today that pending sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in April, despite the widespread expectation of a decline.  In fact, Reuters surveyed a bunch of economists whose concensus was an expected decline of 0.5%. What ACTUALLY happened?  Pending home sales INCREASED by 6.3%. My friend, that's a Read full article »

Real Estate Market Numbers Don’t Show The Whole Story…

I saw an article this morning indicating that in some markets, there are more foreclosures coming on the real estate market than there are new homes being constructed. What I think is strange is that this is considered newsworthy. Logically, why would a builder even bother to focus efforts in an area where there will be significant pressure on the market Read full article »

Barack Obama – How His Policies Could Affect Real Estate Investors Like You

Barack Obama recently proposed a massive increase to the capital gains tax if he is elected as President of the United States. What could this mean for real estate investors? Take a look at this mathematically objective review of how Obama's proposed policy could affect you: Where will this leave you? Comments welcomed -- Read full article »

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The Politics of Real Estate

Few industries are as profoundly impacted by the political machinations in Washington as the real estate industry. Whether it's old legislation like Jimmy Carter's Community Reinvestment Act or Barack Obama's massive mortgage bailouts, the U.S. political machine has a huge impact (usually bad) on the business of real estate.

Ideally, we could ignore politics. But here at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter, we insist on seeing the world with clarity - including the reality of Washington's aggressive involvement in every facet of our business, from mortgage lending to real estate sales license; from loan modification regulations to appraisal requirements... every piece of our business is profoundly impacted by politics. So rather than stick our heads in the sand and ignore reality, readers of the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter choose to be informed and prepared.

About Bryan Ellis

Bryan Ellis is an Atlanta-based real estate analyst and publisher of the widely read newsletter "The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter". With over 200,000 subscribers - including real estate investors, agents, brokers, appraisers and other real estate professionals - the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter is among America's largest sources of unbiased coverage of politics and public policy for the real estate industry.

Bryan Ellis serves as editor in chief for the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter and is assisted by an extraordinary staff of writers, researchers and editors who are each real estate experts in their own right and who assure that the news we report is well researched, factual, and highly relevant to today's real estate industry.

Bryan is very happily married and has two wonderful daughters. He makes his home in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. You can contact the team at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter here.