May 4, 2018, 10am PDT
Last year's tax reform bill seriously curtailed the mortgage interest deduction, despite its reputation for untouchability. Perhaps lawmakers should get rid of it entirely.
January 8, 2018, 8am PST
Curbed analysis of how local and regional housing markets will react to changes to the country's tax code.
December 20, 2017, 6am PST
The current mortgage interest deduction is $1 million. The House version of the tax bill called for a $500,000 cap while the Senate left it untouched. They split the difference and capped it at $750,000. Congress is expected to pass H.R. 1 this week
December 18, 2017, 2pm PST
The final version of the tax reform bill included some surprises with regard to housing and infrastructure funding mechanisms threatened in previous version of the bill.
American Planning Association
November 2, 2017, 12pm PDT
The mortgage interest deduction would be capped, as would property tax deductions, under a sweeping tax reform package proposed today by Republicans.
November 1, 2017, 1pm PDT
The National Association of Home Builders has decided that the Republican tax reform proposal would lower property values.
August 27, 2017, 9am PDT
One hot button item to watch as Congress takes up the issue of tax reform in the coming weeks: whether Republicans are able to follow through on a promise to reform the mortgage interest deduction.
August 24, 2017, 5am PDT
Suburbia isn't an accident.
May 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Housing prices may fall 10 percent on average nationwide, according to a preliminary estimate commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, if the Trump Administration's tac code reform package becomes law.
April 10, 2017, 10am PDT
Kenneth R. Harney reports on the possibility that lawmakers in Washington, D.C. could target the mortgage interest deduction as part of a Republican tax reform plan.
March 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
A bill currently in committee in Oregon would raise revenue for the state's housing accounts by ending a subsidy used only by residents who own more than one property around the state.
December 28, 2016, 8am PST
A proposal by House Republicans to overhaul U.S. tax law is gaining traction, aided by the certainty of the Trump Administration. Included among the proposed reforms are changes that could bring an end to a key benefit of home ownership.
January 6, 2016, 1pm PST
Ending one housing subsidy for households making over $100,000 a year could fund housing vouchers for everyone who needs them.
December 9, 2015, 9am PST
The Washington Post Editorial Board calls for reform of the mortgage interest tax deduction.
May 16, 2015, 7am PDT
The 13-point 'Progressive Agenda' announced by high profile liberal political leadership earlier this week neglected environmental policies. Can progressives get two birds with one stone?
January 8, 2014, 7am PST
Since at least the housing crash, government programs like the mortgage interest deduction that subsidize homeowners over the millions of Americans that rent their homes have come in for criticism. A proposed New York tax might address the imbalance.
May 11, 2013, 1pm PDT
A new study by two professors from University of Warwick in England suggests that higher homeownership levels correlate to higher unemployment, a finding contrary to long-held beliefs in the unmitigated benefits of owning a home.
November 7, 2012, 10am PST
No sooner had the ink dried on the Times' "Obama's Night" headline, than planning advocates began offering suggestions for what the President should focus on in his second term. With an enduring split in Congress it's unclear what is achievable.
September 16, 2011, 6am PDT
Galina Tachieva of DPZ argues that targeting mortgage interest deductions to benefit infill development and denser living would be an effective way to fight sprawl.