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Detroit Police Officers to Become City Homeowners

In an effort to bring law enforcement into the city in which they work and resolve the neighborhood blight plaguing so many areas in the region, controversial Detroit mayor Dave Bing created Project 14. The initiative will give full ownership of 200 vacant Detroit homes to 200 of the city’s police officers, in order to “restore a sense of community Read full article »

Detroit Mayor Promises to Pressure Absentee Property Owners

Detroit mayor Dave Bing announced through a spokesman on Friday that the mayor plans to get “tough with speculators and owners of nuisance properties who are investing in the city”. Low property values and bargain basement prices have attracted real estate investors of all ilks, including tax deed investors who purchase properties for the cost of their delinquent property taxes, Read full article »

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.