Tax Reform

December 4, 2018, 11am PST
A new bill proposed in the California legislature would cut back on the number of Prop. 13 property tax breaks handed down to heirs—who then live somewhere else.
Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2018, 8am PST
Curbed analysis of how local and regional housing markets will react to changes to the country's tax code.
Curbed
December 27, 2017, 5am PST
While the low income housing tax credit was retained, banks will be much less willing to purchase them due to their reduced corporate tax rate. That's just one way H.R. 1 will exacerbate divisions between the rich and poor in America's cities.
The New York Times
December 24, 2017, 9am PST
When President Trump signs the tax-cutting bill, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will have achieved a family dream of opening up the pristine refuge, created 37 years ago, to drilling.
The New Yorker
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
The New York Times
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
December 11, 2017, 10am PST
In The Real Deal, HUD administrator Lynne Patton hints at a 10-point plan for New York and New Jersey.
The Real Deal
November 27, 2017, 5am PST
To help pay for their massive tax cut bill, Senate Republicans have proposed elimination of a small tax benefit that can save bike commuters $240 annually. Unlike the House tax bill, they don't touch parking and transit benefits.
Bicycling
November 24, 2017, 7am PST
The Seattle Times says there could be no worse time than right now to repeal tax exempt bonds that help finance affordable housing.
The Seattle Times
November 22, 2017, 5am PST
David Duyen identifies an under-reported culprit in the so-called "retail apocalypse," and challenges policy makers to respond.
New Republic
November 9, 2017, 6am PST
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would have a deleterious effect on major infrastructure proposed by the private sector. The loss of Private Activity Bonds would hike borrowing rates for road, transit, stadium, and even affordable housing projects.
Greater Greater Washington
November 8, 2017, 2pm PST
The House tax reform bill threats to drastically reduce the number of affordable housing units developed.
Curbed
November 6, 2017, 9am PST
The House GOP tax plan, which Trump wanted to name the "Cut, Cut, Cut" bill, was intended to cut taxes, but it's also cutting credits, like the federal $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit. How much would its elimination affect EV sales?
The Hill
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.
The New York Times
November 1, 2017, 1pm PDT
The National Association of Home Builders has decided that the Republican tax reform proposal would lower property values.
USA Today
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.
CNBC
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.
Bloomberg
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.
The Washington Post
March 23, 2017, 8am PDT
The Texas Senate has approved Senate Bill 2, which would require a vote to raise property taxes beyond 5 percent—lowered from the current threshold of 8 percent.
Dallas News
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.
Statesman Journal